I want to share with you guys my love of music. My focus will be on songs that I've been vibing to the most each week. Guys, there are so many songs I want to share with you! Now, some you may not like, some you may love, some you may remember, and some may be new to you and heading to your music device stat...either way, this is a peek into my music world and my taste. Respect it, enjoy it, and I hope I either introduce you to something or bring back fond memories.
Disclaimer: These are not my songs and I am not claiming them.
LET'S GET STARTED!!!
#1 The Knife- Heartbeat: If I'm not mistaken, I heard this song back on the cusp of 2009/2010, it was one of those songs that quickly became an "on constant repeat" type of jam. If I was feeling down, if I needed to edit photos, if I needed some distraction as much as I needed to refocus...this song just had the ability to do that for me. I. Love. This. Song. And. You. Should. Too!
#2 Brick Mortar- Locked In A Cage: I actually heard this song playing during my husband's "Need For Speed" video game soundtracks. When it came blaring through our television speakers I could swear i'd heard it before (quite some time ago) that's how familiar it was, and like a starved animal I went on the hunt for my prey until I found this song (let's face it, I'm being dramatic...it didn't take much for me to find it). In any event I could listen to it all day.
#3 PJ Harvey- This Is Love: What was it, circa 2008? I don't even fully remember, but PJ Harvey and a few others (whom shall be mentioned soon enough) were in heavy rotation in my auditory canal. Her music is a serious MUST, SERIOUS!
#4 Marilyn Manson- I put A Spell On You: Let me just say, it's hard not to love and/or respect the different renditions of this song, but Marilyn just knocked it out of the park for me. Now, it was no easy task to trump the sensation I got when I first heard Nina Simone bless this Jay Hawkins original; but here comes Mr. Manson with his take on this phenomenal song.
#5 Peaches- Boys Wanna Be Her: Though this is not only one of her more popular songs, but it's one her more lyrically tamed ones too. This whole album is the shit! If you're into electro-clash/experimental/alternative/punk-vibesque, and you like to jump all about half naked all around your home (especially when you're cleaning or just home alone) then "The teaches of Peaches" is for you.
#6 M.I.A- 20 Dollar: While everyone was going Ape-shit over "Paper Planes", I was all about this joint right here (this one and like two or three others). Don't get me wrong, "Paper Planes" was the shit too, when it first came out, but I'm always drawn too the least popular things too...the things that don't get the play they should
#7 Madonna- Human Nature: Do I really need to go into much detail here.......? Like....if you don't get this....I just...you just....you don't get life. That is all.
#8 Alice Smith- A Fool For You: So there I am, watching "Black Girls Rock 2014", and Alice Smith is introduced. This small framed FOX of a young woman comes on the stage and decides shes going to blow my mind out of the water. I could not believe her rendition of this song, I had to watch it like twenty times (the first go-around), and from then on I was hooked! Not to mention her performance that evening was absolute fire!
#9 Lupe Fiasco- Daydreamin': Lupe was such the breathe of fresh air, his beats were dope, his lyrical content matched, and he was yet another artist I had to have in heavy rotation (not to mention the beloved Jill Scott blessed the song with her beautiful voice). It was as if I was excited to have somewhere to go just so that I'd have a reason to throw my headphones on and blast this song (not just this song of course).
Last but not least, #10 Timberland Magoo ft. Aaliyah &Missy Elliot- Up Jumps The Boogie: There's like no better way to end this weeks NCS Stereo...there really isn't. This song is nostalgia incarnate. You can play this jam anywhere and at any time, i'm almost certain that people will be bopping and bouncing to it. There are just certain songs that never (EVER) leave your system, this is one of them.
There you have it, my top ten for this week!
Thank you for braving through that with me. Remember every Saturday I will bring you a new list of my top 10 songs of the week, in the NCS Stereo (NaughtCouture's Saturday Stereo) segment. Most times there's a focus on artists; here I will be focusing predominately on specific songs, how they make me feel, what I like about the particular song, how I discovered them, and/or sometimes the memories that come attached to them.