After the kind of week where you feel like you’re never going to get ahead of the curve, (I ruined my morning coffee pouring buttermilk into it. Yeah, that kind of week.) one needs some fun music. So, it’s time for a Mini Van Mix.
In no particular order and with no rhyme or reason, I give you: What’s Playing This Week in the car/laptop/iphone.
The Lumineers-Classy Girls: It’s been a long time since I’ve thought about kissing boys in bars. But I sure wish I this song was around when I could have used it. I’m sure my college girls would have been all over singing this out loud in Sullivan’s, late night. The sound of the song is that fantastically modern blue-grass-y thing that only The Lumineers can do. And the lyrics? Oh, the lyrics. What’s not to love? “Classy girls don’t kiss in bars. Boys will break their backs and hearts.” Preach!
Eric Hutchinson-Watching You Watch Him: I love Eric Hutchinson. He’s just a good ole’ singer-songwriter. It’s that simple. This song surprised even me with how much I like it. I think, if nothing else, it wins the award for most peppy song that is about desperate heartbreak. It’s true. You have to get past the toe-tapping melody and really listen. Then you’ll hear what it’s really about. Is there anyone out there who doesn’t relate, at least some time in your life, to being the one watching the one you love watch someone else that surely doesn’t deserve them? Well, I have and I’m so behind the window pane/phantom limb lyric. Genius.
Just Give Me a Reason-P!nk and Nate Ruess: I so want to hate FUN. I mean, they are the poster-band for hipsters everywhere. And yet, I kinda love them. I do hate watching Nate Ruess sing but I love the sound of his voice, when it’s not so modulated by machines it sounds robotic. So, maybe for this one close your eyes and just listen because in this song it’s just the two of them singing beautifully, no electronics allowed. I discovered this song when the P!nk CD came out but it’s now hit the radio so it’s on the verge of being played to death. Likely, I will hate this song in about two weeks. But for now, I still love everything about it, except Nate’s weird singing face.
Can’t Hold Us-Ryan Lewis and Macklemore: This is where the list breaks down. I just like to make sure I inject a little easy-breezy fun in my Mini-van mixes. Sometimes, you just need a guilty pleasure and Ryan Lewis is mine. This is the anti-lyric song. In fact, I’m not even sure I know the words! I found this a few months ago when I was googling Thrift Shop. I love the hook. That’s all. It’s fun to sing, especially on a warm day with the windows rolled down. The end.
Same Love-Ryan Lewis and Macklemore: This is the reason I love him. His other songs are fun. This one is brave and important. Watch how into it he gets. I love that passion-no matter your musical style. Wanna know more? I came across this great post and I think I might love this “Musical Mom.”
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