Friday, August 10, 2007

a little Top Ten:

I wish I would've done this weekly, but instead I have a compilation to present to you now.

For 10 weeks (that's actually 50 mornings altogether) this summer I spent ample time driving to class. It really wasn't a lot of "car" time because I live relatively close to campus, but nevertheless I made sure to listen to a lot of different music along the way. Even though I pride myself on liking loving all types of music, I noticed a little trend amongst my "listening habits".

So I want to offer up my top 10 songs from my morning drive rotation aka Janet's "Summer School 2007" Greatest:

01) Afraid by Nelly Furtado ft. Attitude I seemed to really listen to this especially on the mornings I was nervous, be it exam days or speech days. Something about the line "I'm a survivor/look how strong my mind is" really got me READY.

02) Belief by John Mayer I've seen John Mayer twice in concert and his guitar playing ability never fails to impress me. This song has the most hum-a-ble opening and it makes me want to pick up a guitar. Then I remember how easy he makes it look and change my mind.

03) Black Horse and a Cherry Tree by KT Tunstall Otherwise know as the song I really got sick of when it was on the radio every 2 minutes, but it's perfect when you're running late. No speeding. Just speeding along MENTALLY.

04) Give it to Me by Timbaland ft. Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake I could seriously listen to this about 10 times in a row and never get tired of it. Anything featuring Nelly AND JT is perfection.

05) Over my Head (Cable Car) by The Fray It's the perfect "everyone knows I'm in over my head, over my head" song to sing VERY LOUDLY along to...two classes in one session? OVER MY HEAD!

06) Big Wheel by Tori Amos She's back, after a horrible record the original alternative goddess REALLY came through on her latest. I don't understand HOW this song hasn't become a complete and total summer success. Everyone I play it for loves it!

07) Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen When in doubt, dance it out with the Boss a'la Courtney Cox style. There are not enough words. Brilliant.

08) Let Go by Frou Frou Garden State was such a wonderful flick and I thank Zach Braff everyday for his wonderful ability to take a moment and give it the perfect song. This is a prime example--besides there is beauty in the breakdown.

09) Remedy by The Black Crowes It includes one of my favorite moments in actual recorded history about three minutes into it...sometimes you can definitely over produce a song. This one has enough raw energy to last a lifetime.

and finally.....

10) One Night by Elvis Presley What good "southern" girl would go without mentioning The King? There are a ton o' songs I adore, but for some reason I was completely enthralled with this one for a while. Maybe it was the image of him sweating in black leather. Maybe? I think we have a winner!

Now I wanna know your favorite driving songs...and WHY?


1 comment:

mia said...

i like to sing in the car - loud. so here goes.. no making fun k? mind you some of these are also songs of the moment

anything britney
laid - james
kiss off - violent femmes
volcano - damien rice
all things roger clyne
get off this - cracker
smile - lily allen
sister christian - do i even need to say who?
pour some sugar on me -
and cause i am a good jersey girl - livin on a prayer


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