A short playlist for your Monday Morning. Click play on the Grooveshark Widget (and totally read my awesome descriptions of each song. Soon, I promise I'll record them and include them in the playlist).
This week’s playlist is an electronic fusion (and electronic related songs) with women vocalists. Today we’re starting with “Fly Robin Fly,” by Silver Convention. The song was released as a single from Save Me, their 1975 album. The best part about this song is the instrumental score. But, if you really want to sing along the lyrics are: "Fly, robin fly. Up, up to the sky."
Next is “I can’t stand the rain,” a remake by Eruption. The Eruption version has more of a disco/dance twist than the original by Ann Peebles. This twist though, is truly wonderful and just makes you want to dance under the rain! Even if you can’t stand the rain against your window because it brings back sweet memories of the man/woman who is not here with you. Forget that person, just dance under the rain.
For the third song, I have “Nothing Can Stop Us,” by Saint Etienne. “Nothing Can Stop Us,” is the third single by Saint Etienne released in 1991. It’s a great song, totally chill, and easy to slip into.
Up next is “Come On Let’s Go,” by Broadcast, this song continues in this chill tempo. “Come on Let’s Go,” is the fourth song in Broadcast’s first studio album. It’s basically a song about moving on as the lyrics prod you “What’s the point in wasting time on people that you’ll never know. Come on let’s go.”
Now, it’s time to speed up the tempo a bit with “Ooh La La,” by Goldfrapp. “Ooh La La” is based around a synthesizer and guitar arrangement and is inspired by disco. To me though, this song is very similar to their single “Strict Machine.” So in a sense, it’s like the same song in terms of rhythms but with different messages.
Well this brings us to “Cry for you,” by September. Miss Petra Linnea Paula Marklund is just gorgeous and so are her songs. “Cry for you,” is one September’s top listened to songs and by far one of my favorite songs even if it is 4 years old.
Next, still picking up the tempo, we have “Walk the Line,” by Dani Siciliano. My imagination goes into overdrive with this song. I get a clear image of me in a hunter outfit of some sort going through the rain forest while it’s incredibly hot, there are a ton of rabid mosquitoes, and I’m on a mission.
So moving on now to “Dimestore Diamond,” by Gossip. This is the first song from their Music for Men album (2009). Choosing a song from this album is taxing because the whole album is great! The song talks about a girl who is a dimestore diamond who is sort of cheap but still shines like a real diamond.
Last song for this playlist is “Most Wonderful Girl,” by the Lords of Acid. This song is described as “an ode to self-love and masturbation,” but if you take out all the sex, you will find the underlying principle of self-empowerment. But, self-empowerment through sexual empowerment works too.
Well that’s it for this week’s Monday Morning.