We've all been there. You're having a really bad day. You feel the weight of the world on your shoulders. You want to be alone, fighting back the tears. Doesn't happen often, but when I'm in that mood... these are songs I use to basically... zone out.
I'll have them (along with a few others) playing on a loop... over and over.
Lovely cover of the Sugarcubes hit from the 80s (original below it).
Achingly beautiful song from another time.
I remember her as the cute little ukulele-playing girl who won America's Got Talent. I saw that she's got a new movie on Disney+... which actually looks good (Hollywood Stargirl; a sequel, I think). Anyway... I checked out her Instagram and... damn. I forgot how good a singer she is. Such a beautiful voice.
The "Fifty Shades of Grey" for folks my age...
"Buddha... what's a song you'd never admit to loving?"
Springsteen has recorded a lot of great music over the years, but he's also written tons of songs for other artists (usually friends; often helping produce the albums, as well) and/or given them away because he wasn't going to use them ("Because the Night" going to Patti Smith, for instance). Here are a few of my favorites.
This is a beautiful song, but while the second video is the official recording... there's a bit of magic in watching her sing her way through the streets of Paris. Just lovely.
I can't post this to my Eargasms playlist because it's not available on Spotify, but I love this Techno House track. Killer. Great to work out to.
House is a hugely popular genre of EDM (Electronic Dance Music). This is club music, folks. Meant to free your body (and mind). Born in Chicago (back in the 80s), but since found everywhere from South Beach to Ibiza. There are tons of styles, from Afro to Disco to Tropical (all good). I listen to it when I work out (along with Techno).
She's Norwegian singer-songwriter Marie Ulven... and she's incredible. I'll post a couple of my favorite tracks, but here's my Spotify playlist devoted to her.
Love how this guy remixes old classics (he's done a lot of Disney stuff). Careful, though. You're going to spend all day listening to his YouTube channel.
Just some musings from an old guy...