Friday, February 16, 2018

Songs About Habits

Whether good or bad, new or old, or what have you, everybody's got habits. Lots of people have written songs about them. I gathered some of the best of those here for your listening enjoyment. So go ahead...  ~  JH



1)  Garbage  ~  “Automatic Systematic Habit”




2)  The Kooks  ~  “Bad Habit”




3)  Marmozets  ~  “Habits”




4)  Chicago  ~  “Hard Habit To Break”




5)  Gabrielle Shonk  ~  “Habit”




6)  Hank Williams, Jr.  ~  “Old Habits”




7)  Diana Krall  ~  “You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me”




8)  Plested  ~  “Habits”




9)  Chela  ~  “Bad Habit”




10)  Linkin Park  ~  “Breaking The Habit”




11)  Sarah Darling  ~  “Bad Habit”




12)  Pearl Jam  ~  “Habit”




13)  Poli├ža  ~  “Lime Habit”




14)  Lissie  ~  “The Habit”




15)  Mick Jagger  ~  “Old Habits Die Hard”




16)  Maria Mena ft. Mads Langer  ~  “Habits”




17)  Janis Ian  ~  “Silly Habits”




18)  Foals  ~  “Bad Habit”




19)  k.d. lang  ~  “Habit Of Mind”




20)  Imelda May  ~  “Bad Habit”




21)  Vince Gill  ~  “Down To My Last Bad Habit”




22)  Lucie Silvas  ~  “My Old Habits”




23)  Tove Lo  ~  “Habits (Stay High)”




24)  Gates  ~  “Habit”




25)  Allie X  ~  “Old Habits Die Hard”


Thursday, February 15, 2018

K-Pop Songs

With the Winter Olympics being hosted by South Korea this year, I decided to finally dedicate a post entirely to K-Pop music – a genre which, if you didn't know, is based exclusively in South Korea and has become wildly successful throughout all of Asia and across the world. Essentially, it's a very upbeat, dance-y pop style, generally accompanied by elaborate and very colorful music videos. While there was a wide variety of popular K-pop artists I could have chosen, this post focuses entirely on the female singers and groups. Mainly because I really don't like boy bands...much less boy bands singing in a language unfamiliar to me. SorryNotSorry! Enjoy?  ~  JH



1)  Wonder Girls  ~  “Why So Lonely”




2)  Suzy  ~  “Yes No Maybe”




3)  Ailee  ~  “Mind Your Own Business”




4)  Sunmi  ~  “Heroine”




5)  Miss A  ~  “Only You”




6)  Baek A Yeon  ~  “So-So”




7)  15&  ~  “I Dream”




8)  Twice  ~  “TT”




9)  Yerin Baek  ~  “Across The Universe”




10)  Hyuna  ~  “Bubble Pop!”




11)  Kara  ~  “Jumping”




12)  Girls’ Generation  ~  “Gee”




13)  Red Velvet  ~  “Russian Roulette”




14)  The Grace  ~  “My Everything”




15)  J-Min  ~  “Stand Up”




16)  2NE1  ~  “I Love You”




17)  4Minute  ~  “Huh (Hit Your Heart)”




18)  Baby V.O.X.  ~  “Betrayal”




19)  Sistar  ~  “Alone”




20)  Hello Venus  ~  I’m Ill”




21)  Black Pink  ~  “Boombayah”




22)  Sonamoo  ~  “I (Knew It)”




23)  Exid  ~  “DDD”




24)  Lovelyz  ~  "Twinkle"




25)  GFriend  ~  "Summer Rain"




26)  Stellar  ~  "Mask"




27)  9Muses  ~  "Love City"




28)  Dreamcatcher  ~  "Fly High"




29)  Laboum  ~  "Only U"




30)  Park Bo-ram ft. Samuel Seo  ~  "Why, You?"




31)  Brown Eyed Girls  ~  "Sixth Sense"




32)  After School  ~  "Flashback"




33)  S.E.S.  ~  "Paradise"




34)  IU ft. G-Dragon  ~  "Palette"




35)  I.O.  ~  "Very Very Very"




36)  Girl's Day  ~  "Darling"




37)  T-Ara  ~  "Roly-Poly In Copacabana"




38)  Gain  ~  "Carnival (The Last Day)"




39)  Mamamoo  ~  "Yes, I Am"




40)  Heize ft. Shin Yong Jae  ~  "You, Clouds, Rain"

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What Love Is, According To These Songs: Vol. 3

Last but not least, there's this set of songs about what "Love Is." Happy Valentine's Day, everybody! And enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  Sofia Carson  ~  “Love Is The Name”




2)  Andy Gibb  ~  “Love Is Thicker Than Water”




3)  Amy Winehouse  ~  “Love Is A Losing Game”




4)  Michael Bolton  ~  “Love Is A Wonderful Thing”




5)  Hazel English  ~  “Love Is Dead”




6)  Billy Ocean  ~  “Love Is Forever”




7)  Beth Hart  ~  “Love Is A Lie”




8)  McFly  ~  “Love Is Easy”




9)  Sheryl Crow  ~  “Love Is Free”




10)  The The  ~  “Love Is Stronger Than Death”




11)  Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie  ~  “Love Is Here To Stay”




12)  The Wallflowers  ~  “Love Is A Country”




13)  Haley Reinhart  ~  “Love Is Worth Fighting For”




14)  U2  ~  “Love Is Blindness”




15)  The Supremes  ~  “Love Is Here And Now You’re Gone”




16)  Passion Pit  ~  “Love Is Greed”




17)  Girls Aloud  ~  “Love Is Pain”




18)  The Rolling Stones  ~  “Love Is Strong”




19)  David Bowie  ~  “Love Is Lost (James Murphy Remix)




20)  Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers  ~  “Love Is A Long Road”




21)  Hillsong United  ~  “Love Is War”




22)  Al Green  ~  “Love Is A Beautiful Thing”




23)  Morris Day  ~  “Love Is A Game”




24)  Sade  ~  “Love Is Found”




25)  Pet Shop Boys  ~  “Love Is A Catastrophe”



BONUS TRACK:  Foreigner  ~  "I Want To Know What Love Is"  (Apparently, these guys are still trying to figure out what at least 75 other artists have already come to know. That love is, apparently, whatever you want it to be.)


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

What Love Is, According To These Songs: Vol. 2

Here's another set of songs with distinct theories about what "Love Is." Like the first installment, there're plenty of good, bad, and oddball definitions. I hope you will...enjoy!  ~  JH



1)  Eurythmics  ~  “Love Is A Stranger”




2)  Tenth Avenue North  ~  “Love Is Here”




3)  Grace Jones  ~  “Love Is The Drug”




4)  Wet Wet Wet  ~  “Love Is All Around”




5)  Keane  ~  “Love Is The End”




6)  Warpaint  ~  “Love Is To Die”




7)  The Seahorses  ~  “Love Is The Law”




8)  Sade  ~  “Love Is Stronger Than Pride”




9)  Sting  ~  “Love Is The Seventh Wave”




10)  Vanessa Williams & Brian McKnight  ~  “Love Is”




11)  The Verve  ~  “Love Is Noise”




12)  Joan Baez  ~  “Love Is Just A Four-Letter Word”




13)  Jack White  ~  “Love Is The Truth / You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket”




14)  Donna Summer  ~  “Love Is In Control”




15)  Ziggy Marley  ~  “Love Is My Religion”




16)  Kim Wilde  ~  “Love Is Holy”




17)  Culture Club  ~  “Love Is Love”




18)  Brandy & Diana Ross  ~  “Love Is All That Matters”




19)  Chester See  ~  “Love Is Now”  (You can pretty much stop the video at the 4:45 mark. The rest of the video is REALLY annoying!)




20)  Metric  ~  “Love Is A Place”




21)  Frank Sinatra  ~  “Love Is Here To Stay”




22)  Vixen  ~  “Love Is A Killer”




23)  To Kill A King  ~  “Love Is Coal”




24)  Kerli  ~  “Love Is Dead”




25)  We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It!!  ~  “Love Is The Slug”  (Wait…WHAT??)