For those of you who aren’t one of my three longtime readers, you don’t know that I used to do a “Five Songs I’m Loving This Week” entry. I slacked off because I was buying so often that my bank account started screaming like the egg in the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie everytime I bought a song off of iTunes. So I had to space out my purchases.
Then I tried doing a Sappy Chick Radio page, listing the first 20 songs that played on shuffle on my iPod every day. But that gets OLD… FAST.
What I’ve decided to do now is pick five songs that play on my Friday iPod shuffle. Songs that I might have forgotten I even had on here. One might really mean something to me. Another might be one you should really consider listening to or purchasing off of iTunes or getting in some other legal manner. Or maybe I just want to say, “Hey, I listened to this song today, and it made me glad/sad/mad/whatever.” And I might even try to get all cutesy and post it during the 5:00 hour. Heh.
Anyway, here’s Sappy Chick Radio’s Five for Friday, March 10th:
1 — “Fallin’,” Kim Richey: She’s more known as a country songwriter, but I’d take one of her albums over a country performer who doesn’t write his/her own songs any day.
2 — “Just a Ride,” Jem: It’s a fun Friday song! 😀
3 — “She Will Be Loved,” Maroon 5: One of those songs that you hear on the radio ALL THE TIME when it’s at its height of popularity, but then when the replays settle down, you hear it again and think, “Wow, that really is a good song.” Or I do that anyway.
4 — “Hungry Like the Wolf,” Duran Duran: When they blew up, I was in middle school. I had the pins. I had the white hat with the black stripe a la the black and white poster (which hung in my closet because my parents wouldn’t let me put holes in the walls). What I still can’t believe now is that I never had any of their albums back then! Oh, but I was such a groupie. Not as bad as my friend Allison, who knew every song by heart. But the whole craziness back then was that they were cute. The music was secondary. I knew only that it had a good beat and I could dance to it. Now, that I actually own a couple of those albums, I actually realize that they WERE really good. Even hubby says, “I hated these guys in the ’80s, but they’re good!”
Better yet, I saw them on VH1 Classic concert (once again affirming that I AM getting old) a couple of weeks ago performing on their last tour. They. Rocked. Simon’s voice is still just as good. His looks… well, they haven’t held up quite so much. But Hubby remarked, “When did Nick Rhodes become cool?” “When he stopped wearing makeup,” I replied.
5 — “Hold Out a Hand,” Edwin McCain & Maia Sharp: This is a Hurricane Katrina benefit track that’s exclusively on iTunes, and it’s a beautiful song that makes Edwin & Maia’s harmony sound better. They collaborated once before on his Scream and Whisper album with the song “Say Anything,” and while that song is great, I didn’t like the sound of her voice. This one is lovely with powerful words:
I’m as flawed as any man could ever be
There were chances to be kind that slipped by me
When I finally drop my claims of innocence and face the blame
I can rise to my responsibility
And this one:
When the moment for the highlight reel is gone
When the trucks and cameras crews have all moved on
It’s more than careful scripted words that truly make the change
And a minute more than now is just too long
And the chorus:
Hold out a hand ’til it finds another
And we begin to repair
Don’t believe there’s too much pain
To ever recover
Just take care of each other