Babes in Toyland, Bluebell. In high school their album Fontanelle was my life.
UB40’s Cant Help Falling in Love. Promises and Lies was one of my favorite albums in high school and this is still one of my all-time favorite songs.
Okay, so everyone seems to be hailing Lily Allen’s new song as a feminist anthem and if you wanna do that then that’s cool whatever it’s not for me to decide. But if you want a feminist song/video tackling misogyny and racism then you should definitely watch and listen to That’s Alright by Laura Mvula. Not only is it a good, catchy, singalong song that tells you it’s okay to be who you are, but the video itself demonstrates how black people in the media and entertainment industries are used as props, simple entertainment for white people.
I especially like when she gets to the chorus and she’s singing “Who made you the centre of the universe?” at the all-white audience. A really brilliant yet underrated song and video.
I LOVE HER SOUND
LITERALLY FROM THE FIRST NOTE
This is my jam!
TSG’s Music Video Saturdays
George Michael - Freedom 90’
The Cure, Pictures of You. This gives me teen Handerson feels so much.
For some reason my mood changed to something that made me have to listen to Toad the Wet Sprocket’s All I Want. I used to listen to it on repeat in high school when I wanted to put a pillow over my face. I’m not depressed right now, maybe a little sad, but I needed to hear it and feel better…or at least something different.
Rilo Kiley’s Wire and Waves. I could never pick a favorite song from this band but this is in my Top 5.
R. Kelly, Ignition (remix). No matter what mood I’m in, this one will get me dancing and bouncing.
Robin Thicke, Lost Without U. Ugh, when I heard this song all those years ago I was like “Aww yeah, that’s my shit”. Now I dont even know Robin. I dont even know.
And that’s his wife in the video, not random naked chicks.
I wont even lie, I’ve listened to this like 25 times in the past hour. I really, really love this cover.