10 More Songs I Have Listened To On Repeat For Hours
I've told you about my strange little habit before.I have this thing with me, I'm just a music nerd, I can't help it. If I find a song I really like, I have to listen to it over and over. It's a thing. And it's kind of nice to see people doing that very thing on YouTube, putting up videos of the same song over and over for an hour, two hours, more. It's like, I'm not the only freakjob out there. So I was just hit with some new music from my current favorite group and it got me to thinking that I should share some more of these songs.
1. Fleetwood Mac - Silver Springs.
I had a big thing for Fleetwood Mac my first couple of years of college. I remember going on the tour of what was then the CMSU campus. The tour guide took us to someone's house for a moment (I don't remember why) and they had the TV on. It was on MTV, and it was playing the 1997 Fleetwood Mac reunion special The Dance. This song was playing, and I made sure to make a note of what it was so I could find it later.
2. BTS - My Time.
Roll your eyes, come for me if you must. But this new comeback was huge. They have been everywhere for a couple of months now and the tour hasn't even started yet. This is a fan uploaded version of the song with the lyrics on screen. The top line is what the lyrics are in Hangul, second line is how to pronounce the Hangul characters, and the third is what the lyrics are translated to in English. There's a lot of English in this one. I think this song is about Jungkook looking at his life very introspectively. He started in the industry at the age of 13 and kind of doesn't know what to do with himself when he's not working - and doesn't know how to connect with people he cares about because he feels guilty about not working when he has time off. By the end, he's starting to come to grips with the fact that his personal time is just as important as his working time.
3. Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger.
When Oasis first came out, I was wary. I felt like they were copying or referencing The Beatles too much, and my teenage heart loved The Beatles with everything it had. But when I heard this song, that all changed. The words, the chorus, Noel's voice, everything about it drew me in. I started to see it not as something negative, but as something like a tribute. I had a big thing for them for probably four years. Their Unplugged special was very important to teenage me.
4. The Coup - Pork and Beef.
Might be offensive to some people, it's an anti police song. But when it comes to the actual song, it's so catchy. It's the kind of song that would come on at parties in college when it was like, 1:17 in the morning and everybody would be just chanting along to it without thinking about anything in the world.
5. The Eurythmics - I Saved The World Today.
I have a vague recollection of how I found this song. If I remember rightly, it was on the original soundtrack to a television show reboot called Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). The original show was in the sixties and it centered around a private detective whose partner suddenly is murdered, and comes back to haunt him as a ghost and help solve cases. I watched the reboot because the two main actors were the comedy duo of Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, who are hilarious. The show was pretty good - not peak Vic and Bob - but I had it on DVD.
6. Of Montreal - Wraith Pinned To The Mist And Other Games.
Of Montreal are catchy and weird and unapologetic about it. And they're still around these days, I think. If I'm right this was in the 2000's. Don't think about it too much. Just let it take you where it wants to go.
7. BTS - Filter.
Just go with me on this, please. I was really surprised that on their new album, Map of the Soul: 7, my favorite songs were not by my favorite members. This has a light latin feel and it's very fun while also sounding a little....sneaky. Very Jimin. I think what he's saying here is not that he's wanting to change himself to suit her, but that she can choose from the many different aspects of his personality to suit her. Like, I have different sides of me, what do you want to see today?
8.. Lena Horne - Prisoner of Love.
For a lot of years, I dabbled in and out of music from the thirties, forties and fifties. Big bands in particular, but I also liked individuals like Tony Bennett, Bessie Smith, you dig it. I liked the balance, the melodies, and on this song... her vibrato, man. But it's not all technical, you can hear the hurt in her voice.
9. Help She Can't Swim - Sensitive Youth.
I will warn you right now. This is loud, this has a lot of feedback/noise and a lot of shouting/screaming. There was a point in my life post college that was actively looking for something different in music. This definitely fit that bill.
10. Cibo Matto - MoonChild.
Stereotype A was a huge album for me. Cibo Matto were a Japanese duo that did a lot of weird songs in English about food and I freggin loved them. They changed routes when it came to this album, and it was a pleasant surprise. Probably, in my opinion, their peak. Which is fitting because I'm pretty sure they broke up right after.
Well, that's ten, so that's probably a good place to stop. Just know, I could go on. For a long time. Like, seriously, a long time.
What are some of the songs you've had on repeat over the years?