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Earworm: Freebird – Lynard Skynard

A friend of mine from FB, let’s call her Vementha, posted a few lyrics from this legendary song, and well, it’s now an earworm. The awesome instrumental riff in the back end of this song takes me back to Guitar Hero 2, and it’s awesome getting all the notes perfect. I wish I could take the time to learn it on an actual guitar though.
Anyway, enjoy this live version from 2003.

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Earworm: “The Run and Go” by Twenty One Pilots

Who knew Ohio could produce such great musical duos?

Akron already blessed us with The Black Keys, and here come along twenty | one | pilots from Columbus?

Surely they were a well known band before I discovered them, but wow my ears are pleased. Very pleased. They’re another fantastic band signed to Fueled by Ramen.

My friend Marco had been trying so hard to get me to listen to their music, always plugging them into conversations here and there. At around 4 in the morning, I decided, hey, what’s some new music to listen to? Oh, right, these guys! And here I am. Pointlessly rambling to a computer screen hoping for you guys to read this and listen to the same music as I do.

Unfortunately, the voice of lead singer Tyler Joseph does have a bit of a resemblance to Nate Ruess, lead singer of fun.

So here. Enjoy it.

Earworm: “Horchata” by Vampire Weekend

What in the blazing balls is a Horchata?

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Okay, so that’s a horchata. Why did Vampire Weekend use a Mexican concoction as a song?

I’m honestly too lazy to delve deeper, though. I like the song, it’s soothing, it’s fun to say “horchata.”

There’s no music video, but the live version is available. Oh, and this just makes their fanbase look like 16 year old hipster girls.

Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #1

The first. The only. The song that brought christened me into the world of music.

Numb, by Linkin Park, off Meteora, their end-all, be-all best album, no matter how much I love Living Things and A Thousand Suns (and hell, Hybrid Theory and Minutes to Midnight. I love them all).

The Big Cheese, yes, him again, got me to listen to this song when I was quite young. I listened to it all the time in his trooper of a red Dodge Neon.

This needs no explanation. This song… is epic.

Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #3 “Yesterday” by The Beatles

Oh I believe, in yesterday…

The Beatles need to be on everyone’s good music list in some way or another (excluding of course, the bad sections). The originators of what I like to call the ‘hot-Brits-take-over-America-by-music’ movement, they definitely make my Top 30 List. My dad was a huge fan of The Beatles growing up, and I’m a fan now, too.

This ballad is so heart-wrenching and genuine, and, it was actually voted Best Song of the 20th Century!

I love it.

Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #4 “Under Cover of Darkness” by The Strokes

I don’t care what people say, The Strokes have always been a good band, and they consistently make good music, and they don’t give any shits at all. Which makes them rock ‘n’ roll.

Under Cover of Darkness, off their most scrutinized album, Angles, has made it to number 4 on my Top 30 list. The music video for this song truly makes no sense, as none of their videos ever really do, IMO.

The song is stellar, and it actually is one of their top hits on their artist’s page on Spotify.

Have a go.