Short week, short list…
The Spring Standards, “In the Underground”
I discovered The Spring Standards (previously Old Springs Pike) by way of former band member John Gallagher Jr, who I was fangirling over last week. Then a show was announced for them in Atlanta. Psychic much? They’re one of those groups that I’ve wanted to see play live, but never really expected to get the opportunity because they make their way this far south so I was quite excited when I heard, and promptly listened to one of the records.
Letters to Cleo, “Because of You”
I made a playlist last week for a friend that was basically a collection of my favorite songs just to get him familiar with all of the music I love that he’d never heard of. The perk of this kind of playlist, regardless of if it wins him over, is that I have a playlist of my favorite songs. This is a long-term favorite that I haven’t listened to in ages. It came on while I was listening to the playlist and hit me in such a way that I repeated it several times.
Butch Walker, “She Likes Hairbands”
This is another favorite that got brought out thanks to the playlist. This song is on my least favorite BW record, so I never listen to it and this song doesn’t get the attention that it deserves.
Lisa Loeb, “Wishing Heart”
Again, an old favorite. I usually say that if my life was made into a Broadway musical that Lisa Loeb’s music would be the score because she is in a very small group of artists that I feel like are completely in my head. This song is a perfect example of this.
Spice Girls, “Do It”
I usually rely on cheesetastic pop to wake me up on sluggish days and to keep me motivated on busy days. On Thursday my usually cheesetastic playlist just wasn’t cutting and I needed something more. I’d forgotten that I’d downloaded the first two Spice Girls records after noticing several of the lovely music writers that I follow discussing them on their personal blogs. Some of the songs that were big favorites when I was in middle school just don’t do it for me anymore, and songs like this one, which I didn’t love once upon a time, are totally winning me over. I played this on repeat, not just Thursday, but Friday and today as well.