28.6.08

My Seven Songs Of Summer

A little while ago, I took a tag off The Internet Goddess of Red Lipstick (aka WendyB), to name seven songs I was listening to this spring. The spring bit is rather redundant (my corner of the world has gone past summer and into a very rainy season already), so I think I'll just name seven songs I've been listening to a lot lately:

1. Whatever, by Oasis. Quite simply put, one of the most happy-making songs of all time- I can't believe they didn't put it on an actual album. Oasis, to me, is the musical equivalent of comfort food. And this six-minute plus version is pure brilliance.
2. Running Up That Hill, by Chromatics. The original's brilliant, but as covers go, this one is really quite good. Though the video has about a minute and a half of faff before the song even starts (this doesn't happen on the actual track), so if you're impatient I wouldn't recommend it.
3. Daddy Cool, by Placebo. I love disco music (which is an embarrassing thing to admit to friends), and I love Placebo. And even if you don't like disco, Placebo's Boney M cover is awesome in its own right. The video is kind of crazy, though- I'm fairly sure Placebo didn't make it, but I like it just the same.
4. Summer Wine, by Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra. It's one of my playlist constants, and is going to stay that way for a very long time..
5. Life In Mono, by Mono. I love this one not only because it's unbelievably lovely, but it also happens to be the theme song for one of my favourite films of all time- the 1998 version of Great Expectations. It's been a clear ten years since I first heard it, and my love for it hasn't diminished any..
6. Dark Chariot, by Peer Raben. I can't find anything for it on Youtube except an excerpt from 2046, so no links.
7. Roads, by Portishead. I couldn't find a video for this one, either (and the reason I'm linking videos is because fileden won't upload my files to share). On a side note: I'm so glad to have a new Portishead album, at last...it's been far too long.

8 comments:

headmistress said...

ohmygod, I love that placebo cover (actually I'm quite fond of the original too...) - definitely one of my favourites from them, and much better than their 20th century boy cover too.

enc said...

I'll have to investigate that cover of "Running Up That Hill." I love that song.

WendyB said...

I'm glad I'm a goddess of lipstick and not, say, of garbage bags or deli meats.

Perakath said...

Ah, the green dresses and the water-fountain kisses...

evie said...

omg! i love roads! damien rice obsession aside, i've been listening to this song and the album to death. i've not quite learnt to appreciate their latest album yet, but i believe that i just need some time...

Blue Floppy Hat said...

Headmistress: Placebo did a killer cover of Running Up That Hill, too- they're really good at it :)
ENC: It's quite different from Kate Bush's version, but like I said, it's a good song in its own right.

Wendy: Garbage bags? Deli meats? I really wonder who anointed you a goddess of those..no, red lipstick is what you rule.
Perakath: I like green a lot.

Evie: I suspect Third will be one of those albums that grows on you, too- nostalgia will always dictate that I love their older albums most, but the latest has potential.

Mina said...

The Chromatics version of 'Running up that Hill' is BAD to put it mildly - if you love Placebo then you'd have to agree that their cover of it is a thousand times better.

Blue Floppy Hat said...

Mina: I still like it...and yeah, I'm fonder of the Placebo cover, but I like the spacey vibe of the Chromatics one. Though it does take a while to get going.

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