So, you know those songs that no matter how many times you have heard it, you can never get tired of? Here are a few songs that no matter where I am or what I am doing, I will always bob my head to the beat, and maybe even bust out singing along.
One of my favorite songs from The Beatles’ 1969 album Abbey Road, “Here Comes The Sun” clearly showcases the talents of George Harrison, who is also my favorite Beatle. Whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed or down, this song always helps me get back on my feet.
Whistling in songs has been overused and has become tiresome (see Peter Bjorn and John’s “Young Folks”), but Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros use it wisely, meaning keeping it to a minimal. “Home” was my jam back in 2010, and still is. If it begins to play at my local bar or nightclub, you’ll see me happily singing along.
It’s pretty well known that I’m a fan of K-pop, but I have to admit, I only preferred the boy bands over girl bands because I couldn’t stand the super girly and innocent concepts they always had, and as a girl, I’m naturally attracted to the guys. It was not until I heard 2NE1′s “Fire” that my perspective on girl groups started to change. I love the edgy look the girls have, plus “girl power” message their music emits. All of the girls are tough in their own way, but also cute, and never overly done. Also, I’m always down for music that can make me dance.
If it wasn’t for MTV2′s Subterranean, I don’t think I would have discovered The Strokes as early as I did. “Last Nite” and their debut album, Is This It will always be my favorite studio album from the New York City quintet. Also, if it wasn’t for The Strokes, I would not have discovered other bands like The White Stripes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
If someone asked me to name a few of the best songs ever, Franz Ferdinand’s “Take Me Out” would be one of them. It clearly exudes 60′s rock ‘n roll, something I wasn’t hearing in other bands and artists during the time. Plus, the guitar riffs and drum beats are catchy, and the lyrics are quite simple, that it was not hard to become addicted to the song.
I think what intrigued me the most about Bloc Party (aside from the diversity within the group) is lead singer Kele Okereke’s nasally voice in “Banquet.” Plus, Russell Lissack’s quick fingers on the guitar totally blew me away.
I have a confession to make. Although Radiohead is my favorite band, I discovered them a bit late. Their sixth studio album, Hailed to the Thief blew my mind away in the summer of 2003, I bought, downloaded, and copied their whole discography in the span of 3 months. One of my favorite songs will always be “Karma Police” due to the mesmerizing sounds from the acoustic guitar and piano. Plus, Thom Yorke’s falsetto voice has the power to hypnotize me.
There’s not much to say about “Drive” aside from Brandon Boyd’s sexy voice and hot body (in the music video) makes me melt.
Oh, Weezer. You remind me of middle school and high school. You sing about things that either occurred to me, or the people I know. Although, River Cuomo’s thought “Buddy Holly” was too cheesy, that is what is so great about it.
The anthem to my friends and my life. No matter where we are, we will sadly sing along to the lyrics as we embrace each other because no one else will. Robyn knows how we feel and at this point, I will always be “Dancing On My Own.”
After completing the list, I realize there are more than 10 songs that I can never get tired of, which include Interpol’s “PDA”, Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love”, Patrick Wolf’s “To The Lighthouse,” Devendra Banhart’s “Cristobal”, and Major Lazer’s “Keep It Goin’ Louder”.
So Lovelies, what are some songs that you never get tired of?