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

What I’m Wednesdays {Week 2}

soooo this post is a day late… woooops…

What I’m……

Wearing ~ We continued to have casual week last week, also didn’t include pictures of my stupid black outfits I have to wear to work on the weekends… A little Blackhawks, a winterized summer dress, mr. rogers sweater, and my favorite pair of jeans with my fanciest Tory Burch flats : )

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Always wearing my white Michael Kors watch & my 2 silver bracelets from Links. Those are also some beads from Vietnam from one of my bff's. : )

Always wearing my white Michael Kors watch & my 2 silver bracelets from Links. Those are also some beads from Vietnam from one of my bff’s. : )

favorite jeans & favorite flats!

favorite jeans & favorite flats!

Eating ~ Cold pumpkin spice from Corner Bakery, an example of my always random lunches full of goodies from my boxes and a delicious 3 Cheese Ziti of course! … a free plate of breakfast I snagged from the office, some panda express for a late dinner, my FIRST TIME at Freshii’s and OMG I am in love! You get to make your own concoctions and add as many ingredients as you want and it was just SO DELICIOUS! Also some goodies we picked up from the store the other night when we were feelin’ like fatties hahaha ; )

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Listening to ~ The Pop Underground by Andrew McMahon!! This little LP only has 4 songs on it, but I have had them on repeat to and from work for the past couple of days, over and over and over again. I just can’t get enough of Andrew’s voice, I’ve loved him since his Something Corporate days and I am just overly obsessed. I loved Jack’s Mannequin and I also like what he can do on his own. This album is from April, but in my haze of job applying and lost direction, I somehow didn’t even notice that he had released this LP. I am for sure making up for that with all the listens I am giving it. This week there were SO MANY amazing albums that also came out, however I haven’t had time to really listen and go over them, so that will be a post for another day.

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Listen to Synesthesia right NOW!

Looking Forward To ~ I finally decided on a pair of boots from my JustFab credit, so eager to get them (and see if they actually fit!!!). I hate returning things in the mail so I really hope these puppies are as big as people commented they were because I bought a size down in hopes that they will fit the right way since they don’t have a 9.5, only 9 or 10… I went with the 9 and hope that’s the right choice!! IT ALSO CAME WITH A YEAR AND HALF SUBSCRIPTION TO US WEEKLY! I didn’t even have to pay for anything! I though that was completely crazy because I know how expensive those tabloids are but I just started subscribing to Us Weekly when there was a Groupon or something for it…. Now mine will be extended for  1.5 years! Yayyy : ) Here are the boots I ordered:

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Can’t wait to see how they look in real life! : ) Also looking forward to receiving my October boxes, I got my Taste Trunk in the mail yesterday and it is FULL of goodies! Can’t wait to review it!

all love & smiles,

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