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Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #5 “Lost” by Frank Ocean

Here we are, at #5. You know how I told you that none of the songs would actually be placed in order? Well, I lied. I actually do have a set top 5, and you’ll get the songs as my brain saw fit. In order from 5 to 1.

Number 5 is Lost, off of Frank Ocean’s Grammy Award-winning debut album, Channel Orange.

There’s no explanation coming for this one. It’s just fantastic to me.

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Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #14 “We All Try” by Frank Ocean

Another one of my favorite artists, as you may know, is Frank Ocean.

Also, as you may know, I love songs with meaning. Songs that make you question your values and the wiring of your brain.

This fantastic acoustic is off Frank’s free EP, nostalgia,ULTRA. I really do recommend this album if you need a change of pace from your typical music.

As usual, have a listen. This is a music video, however I don’t think it is official. Maybe another fan made. But it’s well done.

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/36423502″>Frank Ocean – We All Try</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/high5collective”>High5Collective</a&gt; on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #21 “Analog” by Tyler, the Creator

The song that got me into Odd Future. A soft electronic beat and solid rapping will get me.

Tyler and the rest of Wolf Gang have risen to fame in recent years, and I have always been open to new music. They’re incomparable to any group prior, but many relate them to D12 and Wu-Tang. I’d say they’re more like Wu-Tang, but no group will ever be like Wu-Tang, let’s face it.

Here’s the song. It’s not as racy as the other songs he’s put out.

Earworm: “Novacane” by Frank Ocean

Ah, the last Earworm of 2012. I’ve featured Frank Ocean on our Earworm category once before, and I definitely have to feature the sensational artist once more. His music changed my ears forever.

Because of Frank, I was able to remind myself that listening to music is not limited to one genre.

All kinds of music are supposed to be enjoyed. It’s entertainment.

Novacane is one of the Odd Future member’s biggest hits, and it came off of his nostalgia,ULTRA. EP.

I’ve loved this song for the longest time, it’s cracked my top 10 list of favorite songs (and if you think that’s a hint to me posting an Earworm Top 10, you’re a genius. Unless you realized as soon as I said it).

Nevertheless, here, I present to you all, the last Earworm of 2012. Novacane by Frank Ocean.

Earworm: “Pyramids” by Frank Ocean

If you’ve been following my Earworm posts, I have an array of musical tastes. Impossible to decide what my favorite genre is, endless possibilities as to what I’ll listen to next. I’ve been following Frank Ocean and the rest of Odd Future for a little bit now, and Frank just performed on SNL.

He recently took a ride on the fame train and skyrocketed to fame as a solo artist with the release of his debut album, Channel Orange (and the ridiculous controversy that surrounded it. Who cares about his sexual orientation. He’s still a human). He was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2012 MTV VMA’s, but was snubbed by British boy band One Direction. Where was Kanye when you needed him?!

I never though I’d truly get into the whole R&B, rap, hip-hop, smooth type music again, but I’m finding bits and pieces to be really good. I don’t regret anything.

What I’m getting at here is that you never know what you might like listening to. My ears enjoy a lot of different sounds! And this song is one of the best songs out there, in my opinion. One of the best songs off of Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange, in fact.

(WARNING: NSFW. SKIP THIS ONE AND LISTEN TO THE SECOND EMBEDDED VIDEO ON THIS PAGE IF YOU ARE IN A WORK OR SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT!)

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/49497576″>frank ocean [pyramids]</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/frankocean”>christopher francis ocean</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

(Lyric video, SFW, but better to not have the lyrics showing. Just listen to it with headphones, too.)