This is kind of a double post because I was super busy and I never got mine up from yesterday. I also kind of forgot it was Post It Note Tuesday, but I do have a few for ya!! For many more awesome post-it’s check out Supah Mommy’s blog!!!
I have gotten quite excited by many people’s posts these last few weeks that chronicled their favorite music of the last decade. I thought long and hard about what my list would be, and I simply couldn’t narrow it down.
But if I had to pick just ONE song from the last 10 years that warms my heart with every listen, it would definitely be The Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights.” I think I may have said it before, but there are no greater opening lines to a song in SONG HISTORY. Or at least that I can think of right now. Plus I love love love love Ben Gibbard and anything that he touches.
And a very close second would be Wilco’s “Jesus Etc.” This song always makes me smile and the lyrics are undeniably beautiful.
OK so I was just gonna post the one, but since I’m at it I should go ahead and make it my top 5 favorite songs of the decade… And since I clearly can’t do anything right, I will have to just put every single Joshua Radin song ever recorded in the third place spot. He truly does have the voice of an angel, and as simple as his lyrics may be– they are simply soothing to the soul. Since none of his official videos are embeddable, here is one of my faves for you to listen to. And as a bonus, if you don’t know who Joshua Radin is, he can be seen in this video (clips from Garden State) at .55-.56 taking a pill at the party.
And just so you know, it has been over two weeks since I started this post. Picking out my five favorite songs of a decade might be the hardest task I have ever given myself to do. I have decided that it is pretty much impossible, but since I’ve been staring at this draft on my WordPress Dashboard for so many days, I’m gonna truck on. I noticed that I keep coming back to this post whenever I’m feeling slightly melancholy. I’m pretty sure on a different day these might actually be up-beat songs.
So next up would have to be Bright Eyes “First Day of My Life.” Bright Eyes is one of my favorite bands EVER I’m not even sure this is my favorite song… but it is undeniably one of my favorite vids of all time. It never fails to bring a tear to my eye.
This little list wouldn’t be complete without a little sump’m sump’m by one of my all time favorite musicians of all time, Mr Jack White. He makes me wanna slap my momma.
And some Other Favorites: Because like I said, I can’t do anything right!!! And since this post has been sitting here for so long I kept thinking of more that couldn’t be left out. I’m sure I’ll kick myself in the face in about five minutes when I think of about 20 more.
The Polyphonic Spree-Light and Day. This song probably goes in the top 5. It makes me so happy, downright giddy even. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
LCD Soundsystem – Disco Infiltrator. I dare you not to move!!!!
Ingrid Michaelson-The Way I am. So sweet.
Bloc Party- Banquet. Just. Love. it.
JayMay-Gray or Blue. I love this woman. And I also kinda love whoever set this song to the last scene of Serendipity (so you can see boyfriend John Cusack at his finest!!!)
Regina Spektor-Fidelity. Sighhhhhhhhhhhh. That is all.
The Decemberists- Both Go Down Together. Everything they’ve done is just golden.
Kings of Convenience-I’d Rather Dance With You. This song makes me smile so much it’s silly.
The Flaming Lips – Yeah Yeah Yeah Song. YEAH YEAH YEAH!
Dashboard Confessional-Hands Down. Bittersweet memories, but I still love the song.
Band of Horses-Noones gonna love you. Another one that warms my soul.
Peter, Bjorn and John – Young Folks. Because it is made of awesome.
Okkervill River- Our life is Not a Movie but Maybe. One of my newer favorite bands, and just glorious.
What Made Milwaukee Famous- Sultan. If you are unfamiliar with this band you really must check them out. They are a daily experience for me, and this is one of their best!
Hedwig and the Angry Inch- Origin of love. This is kind of a weird one, from the movie “Hedwig and the Angry Inch. It is one of the oddest, yet most enjoyable movies I have seen, and this song just moves me.
She and Him – Why do you Let me Stay Here? I have a major girl crush on Zoey Deschanel. And this song. And this band. I’ll quit now.
Weezer- Island in the Sun. Such a lovely song. And a great video by Spike Jonze to boot. Is that how the saying even goes?
Tenacious D – Tribute. Melts my face off daily.
Say Anything- Alive with the Glory of Love. Ah hells yeah. Fucking love this band.
Ok I’m done for now… this post feels eternal. Thanks for sticking with me.