But only the good ones this time (my blog, my taste, tough luck!).
I’ll skip the rest.
Also, no video.
I’m just using Spotify because I like the way it embeds into WordPress.
48. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
I was almost instantly sold on the voice alone; an interesting delicate accent and it sounds so fragile.
Maybe that’s just because it’s a love song she’s singing though?
I will have to explore her work further.
Also, although love songs have a terrible habit of turning to cliché within seconds, it’s always nice to find one that tries to stray a bit.
How long will I want you?
As long as you want me too
And longer by far
47. Best Song Ever – One Direction
Pleasant enough in the background without really listening, but… no.
37. Don’t Let Me Go – Jai Waetford
Spotify doesn’t have this.
And I’m not sure I like the idea of X Factor.
But this is a very talented kid (14!).
Worth having a look at if you don’t follow the show either: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8wATAnUszs
36. You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You – James Arthur
Skirting into the crude; but I’m adding it as a little guilty pleasure.
There is not much to the lyrics, but the Blues/Rock totally works for me.
Even if the title is a little sad, and patently untrue.
You’re Nobody ‘Til You Love Yourself.
(Although that doesn’t quite sound right either)
33. The Wire – Haim
And a refreshing palate cleanser in the form of a break-up song… or maybe it’s just about commitment issues? I can’t quite say for sure.
I was hooked by it speaking truth about communication at the start of the song.
I’m sure Dan Savage would have some pointed advice for the lyrics though… the words are doing that relationship all wrong!
32. Rap God – Eminem
Very obviously self-aggrandizing, but the speed at which the words start pouring out of his mouth, and then more, and some more still.
It’s hard not to be in awe by the middle of the third verse.
I can barely listen as fast as he is spilling them out.
28. Move – Little Mix
It’s the playful beat it starts and then sticks with throughout that got me.
Honestly; the album cover didn’t even show in the chart playlist.
I wish the lyrics were better; the first verse is a promising start, but then it lets me down from there.
25. Royals – Lorde
All Lorde songs sound the same. All broody and emo.
And even thematically, I am having a very strong sense of Deja Vu here.
There were three Lorde songs on the chart.
One would have been plenty.
And it should be this one.
22. Riptide – Vance Joy
There’s something intimate about the hesitance and unsteadiness of the lead.
Only emphasised further when the band comes in.
It’s joy and hope without gloating.
It’s a song that wraps around like a blanket.
19. Wake Me Up – Avicii
Just go listen to his album instead.
That’s all I have to say.
17. The Fox – Ylvis
This is one that you are going to have to consciously choose by typing it into Google. I don’t want to take responsibility for it.
It’s like the choice between the red pill and the blue pill.
Except there’s only one pill…
And it is a fish…
And it goes blub…
Or maybe rikikikikiki…
A General Note
There were many other songs I’d happily listen to in the background, and I’ve added them to the appropriate playlists for that. But nothing that was quite worth sharing here.