the worst part is the truth; you’re just like everybody else {new music tuesday}

music1Soooo for some reason I forgot to hit “publish” and just kinda left this sitting here all day, sooo now it’s a day late. Oh well, here it is now! This week there wasn’t much that really caught my attention, but that’s okay because the fact that We Are The In Crowd’s new album was released made it all better!
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by We Are The In Crowd
released: Feb 18
I have loved this band since their inception because of their great male/female vocal leads. They kind of sing back and forth the whole time and the songs are always so catchy and easy to sing along with…. Excited to really get into this new album, already sounds great!

I Wanna Get Better - Single“I Wanna Get Better”
by Bleachers
released: Feb 18
I’ve never heard of this band before but this single caught my attention, kind of gives me a summer vibe that sorta feels like it’s happening today with all the sunshine and 40 degree temps! : )

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music2The Speak EP
“Legs”
by Jer Coons
released: Summer 2009
DISCLAIMER: Do not let the young dorky looking picture of the singer fool you. This song is not bubblegum pop, it’s very chill and I’ve been obsessed since the first time I heard it playing at Hollister (when I worked there and then ended up having to listen to it 489094325 times…. and I still love it, so that should be saying something.) This song always calms me down and puts me in a great mood, a beautiful  melody, a cute voice, adorable lyrics, what’s not to love?! The name of the post is one of my favorite lines from this song… Go download LEGS right meow!!!

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Shuffling through 5,578 songs in my iTunes….
Random recommendations from my library to yours 🙂

'N Sync“Here We Go”
by *NSync
released: May 26, 1997
Startin’ it off with an epic *Nsync throwback. This CD consumed my time back then. I knew (still know) every word to every song on this album, along with half the other little girls on the planet at the time… They were (are) amazing and I can never get sick of these bad boys! Crazy to think I was barely 7 years old when this was released….

Millennium 1“Larger Than Life”
by Backstreet Boys
released: May 18, 1999
Hahahah I swear I didn’t do this on purpose, iTunes just threw out two throwbacks by opposing bands back to back, but I’m not too upset about it.. .Another great song, although I was always more of an Nsync over BSB kinda girl. This is one of my favorites by them though!

What Separates Me From You“Better Off This Way”
by A Day To Remember
released: October 1, 2011
This is a great song for a beginner-listener of ADTR, maybe someone who isn’t quite ready for the harder/screamish side of them. Amazing song by an even greater band.

A Place In The Sun“My Next Thirty Years”
by Tim McGraw
released: May 4, 1999
I didn’t get into country music until well after this album was released, but when I did discover the goodness of country in highschool, I found myself downloading song after song by Tim McGraw, soooo I guess that means I like his stuff! This song especially always made me smile, I think the lyrics are clever & fun.

This Is... Icona Pop“All Night”
by Icona Pop
released: September 24, 2013
I’m sure everyone already knows this song by now… but if not, download right MEOW. Great upbeat tune!

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“Bitch Came Back”
by Theory of a Deadman
released: July 8, 2011
I was addicted to this song when it came out. I remember blasting it on my drive to class, and I love it still the same today. Great rock out song along with some clever funny lyrics.

Fashionably Late (Deluxe Edition)“Bad Girls Club”
by Falling In Reverse
released: June 14, 2013
When I discovered how amazing Falling In Reverse was I got obsessed. Than this album came out last summer and I didn’t love it as much as I loved their previous one, although there were still a couple songs I couldn’t get out of my head; and this was the main one! Bad Girls Club is a clever, catchy song with some great one liners.

Free Your Mind“You & I”
by Anarbor
released: March 10, 2009
Another song that when I found it, it was constantly on repeat! A great beat and sing along song, always puts me in a great mood and reminds me of spring of ’09!

Come On Over“That Don’t Impress Me Much”
by Shania Twain
released: November 4, 1997
I love this song, but this whole album though… Who didn’t dance around in their pj’s at sleepovers to this lady?? Shania was da bomb diggity.

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all love & smiles,

Sig3

 

Music Tuesdays Begin!

Yay yay yay!
New music tuesday time where I post about new songs from the week,
my all time favorites, and have fun with iTunes on shuffle!

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I haven’t been up on my music game in a while, so that is half the reason why I want to devote time each week to discovering new bands, something that has always made me so happy! I love learning new songs before they hit it big on the radio (if/when they ever do) and getting “obsessed” with a new song to play over and over and over! These are the singles I found worthy of downloading this week:

lily-allen-air-balloon-artwork-cover“Air Balloon”
by Lily Allen
released: Jan 20
Up in my airrrrrr ballooooon, airrrrr balloooooon…. super catchy, love her! Great single and eager for more…

Dillon-Francis-_-DJ-Snake---Get-Low“Get Low”
by Dillon Francis & DJ Snake
released: Feb 11
hahah grreeat jammin dancin song, love it

Real Man - Single“Real Man”
by Laura Lee Bishop
released: Feb 11
At first I wasn’t really sure I liked this song, but then I found myself singing it and wanting to “preview” the song again.. and again… and now I love it! It almost sounds countryish/popish/alternative…. it’s addicting though!

Don't Say Goodnight - Single“Don’t Say Goodnight”
by Hot Chelle Rae
released: Feb 8
I’ve loved them since before they were big & popular soooooooo I can’t resist the catchy new tune : )

Shot Me Down (feat. Skylar Grey) - Single“Shot Me Down”
by David Guetta feat. Skylar Grey
released: Feb 10
Super strange & crazy but I love it… good song to jam in the car to or around the house cleaning… anywhere you can be crazy with it!
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“Swim”
by Jack’s Mannequin
released: September 29, 2008

Andrew McMahon (the frontman of Jack’s Mannequin) is my all time favorite artist.
This song is my absolute favorite, after all, I do have the lyrics tattooed on my body….
After looking around online, I found that there are many, MANY other lovers of this song, which makes me even happier : )

All the beautiful lyric fan art is mesmerizing me!!!

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You’ve gotta swim
Swim for your life
Swim for the music that saves you when you’re not so sure you’ll survive
You gotta swim
And swim when it hurts
The whole world is watching
You haven’t come this far
To fall off the earth

The currents will pull you
Away from your love
Just keep your head above

I found a tidal wave
Begging to tear down the dawn
Memories like bullets
They fired at me from a gun
A crack in the armor
I swim for brighter days
Despite the absence of sun
Choking on salt water
I’m not giving in
I swim

You gotta swim
Through nights that won’t end
Swim for your families
Your lovers your sisters
And brothers and friends
Yeah you’ve gotta swim
Through wars without cause
Swim for the lost politicians
Who don’t see their greed as a flaw

The currents will pull us
Away from our love
Just keep your head above

You gotta swim
Swim in the dark
There’s no shame in drifting
Feel the tide shifting and wait for the spark
Yeah you’ve gotta swim
Don’t let yourself sink
Just find the horizon
I promise you it’s not as far as you think
The currents will drag us away from our love
Just keep your head above
Swim

Although I’ll be listing my all time favorite songs every week, I think this song truly takes the cake as my #1.

{Listen to ‘Swim’ here}
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Shuffling through 5,565 songs in my iTunes….

Random recommendations from my library to yours 🙂

"Drunk Girl" by Something Corporate released May 20, 2002 ..Speaking of Jack's Mannequin, this is Andrew McMahon's first band Something Corporate. This was actually the first song that I heard from him, and I guess you can say it was love at first listen.

“Drunk Girl”
by Something Corporate
released May 20, 2002
..Speaking of Jack’s Mannequin, this is Andrew McMahon’s first band Something Corporate. This was actually the first song that I heard from him, and I guess you can say it was love at first listen.

"Slow Down" by The Academy Is... released February 6, 2005 Happy 9 year anniversary to this song! Love this song, so catchy and addicting... hollywood hills & suburban thrills, hey you! who are you kidding?... LOVE!

“Slow Down”
by The Academy Is…
released February 6, 2005
Happy 9 year anniversary to this song! Love this song, so catchy and addicting… hollywood hills & suburban thrills, hey you! who are you kidding?… LOVE!

"Black and Yellow" by Wiz Khalifa released March 28, 2011 This song..... oooooh the good ol' days of college... will never get sick of this. Ever. makes me dance every time.

“Black and Yellow”
by Wiz Khalifa
released March 28, 2011
This song….. oooooh the good ol’ days of college… will never get sick of this. Ever. makes me dance every time. also got me obsessed with Wiz.

"All For Love" by O-Town released January 23, 2011 haha love this throwback, remember the greatness that was Making the Band? i seem to remember loving a guy named Ashley on that show..?? great throwback

“All For Love”
by O-Town
released January 23, 2001
haha love this throwback, remember the greatness that was Making the Band? i seem to remember loving a guy named Ashley on that show..?? great throwback

"The Hook Up" by Britney Spears released January 1, 2003 I have all of Britney's albums and I love a lot of her songs that were never really popular, like this one... great pop/dance song : )

“The Hook Up”
by Britney Spears
released January 1, 2003
I have all of Britney’s albums and I love a lot of her songs that were never really popular, like this one… great pop/dance song : )

"My Own Life" by Long Beach Dub Allstars released September 28, 1999 Love the easy going, socal feel of this song... puts me in a great mood everytime. listen meow to relax & chill out.

“My Own Life”
by Long Beach Dub Allstars
released September 28, 1999
Love the easy going, socal feel of this song… puts me in a great mood everytime. listen meow to relax & chill out.

mmmmk there ya go! 6 great songs to jam to during the wretched morning commute!

all love & smiles,

Sig3

Best New Music Tuesday of All Time.

Today, two of my favorite artists released new albums that I have been not so patiently waiting for for MONTHS. Finally, the day has come!! Eminem and Avril Lavigne. On the same day. On the way home from work today we had to of course stop at Best Buy so I could get the physical copy of the CD’s (picked up these both and then also Katy Perry’s new CD because I’m a week behind on that one!).

Soooo I shall be off listening to these new CD’s for probably months on repeat in my car… Perfection 🙂

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Avril’s new self-titled album. The best part of the entire album: the fact that NUMBER EIGHT 8!!! (which I’m obsessed with) is called Hello Kitty and it’s a crazy EDM mashup with her saying MEOWWWW and it’s just so weird and strange and perfect for me. Made me smile and was the first song we loved from the album!

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and OF COURSE, the best of them all… Eminem. I have always loved his music so much and I am sooooo excited that this entire album already sounds amazing. It’s full of excellent new songs with old beats and just make to his amazing ways of rapping. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! ❤

happy listening,

Sig3

{Kacey Musgraves} New Music Tuesday

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Soooo I still buy albums, I love having the physical CD in my hand and listening to the CD, reading the lyrics, looking through the booklets…. I have never gotten sick of it since my music obsession started when I was just a little girl buying Spice Girls tapes. Anyway, THIS ALBUM IS SO FANTASTIC!!!! (I might be watching a little too much Parks & Rec, Chris Tregar is rubbing off on me!)

I had been reading great things about miss 24 year old Kacey Musgraves and her album “Same Trailer Different Park”. It most certainly lived up the hype!! She writes clever songs that made me smile and relate to them completely.

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She is uuber talented, gorgeous, and one of my favorite new country artists.

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I just sat and listened to the album in it’s entirety, and I really enjoyed all the songs, but my favorites have to be…

• Follow Your Arrow
• Step Off
• Stupid
• Merry Go ‘Round
• Blowin’ Smoke
• My House

I realize I just mentioned 6 songs and there are only 12 total on the album, but I couldn’t just pick a top 3 favorite. The other 6 are amazing too, it was hard just choosing 6 of them!!

I get super excited when I discover a new artist I love, so I just had to share! Everyone just go on iTunes and at least give her a try, her single “Blowin’ Smoke” is the Free Single of the Week, so what’s there to lose?!

Music video for “Merry Go ‘Round”, her first single that was released over 6 months ago.

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

 

Songs I Love Today

I’m always going through phases of all my favorite songs. I’ll start to love a song I hate, I’ll discover a new song one day and have it on repeat over and over, or I’ll get a new CD and that will be the only thing I listen to in the car…for weeks, maybe months. There are so many different reasons why I love all the random songs that I do: I love when they make me super happy, when they’re sad, when the lyrics are amazing, when the beat is so memorable, and so on. One of the coolest parts of my phases of being obsessed with certain songs/bands is the fact that whenever I then listen to those songs again, I get that rush of good feelings that I associated with the songs in the first place. I love that music can take me back to any time, anywhere; it’s so magical to me in that way. On any given day I can hear a song and let it bring me back to a very particular moment in time, and I just love that feeling!!

Anyway, these are a couple songs that have been on repeat for a while, or ones that I am currently obsessed with and why. I love sharing music with people, and I love making lists and organizing my music in certain ways….. so this is just fabulous! Check out some of these songs, you might like something you wouldn’t have ever heard of before :]

“Walking The Dog” by fun.
Aim and Ignite, Sept 2010
This song is from their first album, before they ever got big. They opened for a Taking Back Sunday concert I was at back in Iowa, and I remember them playing this song because it was my favorite. These guys are so great, all their songs perk up my mood.

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“Cough Syrup” by Young the Giant
Young the Giant, Oct 2010

This is such a fun song! I had never heard it before and then one day it just popped on my Pandora playlist and I fell in love with it!!! The very first line is basically my favorite, “Life’s too short to even care at all, ohhh”. It makes me smile and dance to the melody every time I hear it. 

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“Awake and Alive” by Skillet
Awake, Aug 2009
I also discovered this song on Pandora while jamming to my “hard rock work out” playlist or something like that… I have found a couple cool songs on there, including this one, which I cannot get out of my head for the life of me. I love it though, so I don’t mind! I also did some research on these guys (and girls) and I didn’t even realize they were a Christian band, you would have had no idea!

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“Thinking of You” by Ke$ha
Warrior, Nov 2012
Ok yeah, it’s Ke$ha, buuuut she is my guilty pleasure and this is the best song on her newest album. The bridge makes me laugh and pumps me up at the same time. It’s addicting!

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“Restless Heart” by Matt Hires
Restless Heart – Single, Dec 2012

This was the free single of the week on iTunes… I’ve never loved a free song so much!! What a great artist to get introduced to, in love with his voice already :]

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all love & smiles :]

mary elyse