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Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #16 “Someday” by The Strokes

I remember first hearing this song on the soundtrack for MLB 07: The Show, the baseball game with David Wright on the cover. Man, this song was good, has been good, and I have a feeling that to me, it will always be good.

This gem is off of their album, Is This It.

 

The Strokes have slowly been climbing on my favorite artists ladder, too.

If this list were actually structured, this would definitely be in the top 5.

Enjoy the song!

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Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #19 “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton

We’ve now entered the teens of this list, my friends.

Macklemore, basically known by all teenagers as one of the minds behind the great song Thrift Shop, is an amazing lyricist. His lyrics actually represent values that aren’t about money, prostitutes, jewelry, crime, drugs, or anything of the like. He speaks against music like that, and his message is always presented in unique ways.

This song, since the well deserved rise in fame of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, has been featured in several commercials, especially for the NBA.

Anyway, let’s get to the song. Ray Dalton’s voice really made me think it was John Legend at first.

Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #22 “Undercover Martyn” by Two Door Cinema Club

One of my favorite artists of all time, a song off one of my favorite albums of all time, on my list of top 30 favorite songs of all time. Bravo, Two Door Cinema Club.

Indie music just makes me relax and feel really good about myself, inspiring me to be creative, something a lot of other music genres don’t do for me. Rap can make me laugh, but a lot of the time it just makes me want to venture out and do something outrageous. Rock music is for when I want to rock out, it’s that simple.

This song is really upbeat and calm, a definite upside.

Enjoy.

Oh, I don’t understand the music video, either. Have fun deciphering this, readers.

Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #24 “By My Side” by David Choi

Okay, if you’ve been following along with my Earworm posts since the beginning, you’ll know that this was the song I first featured on my Earworms, click https://justwroteablog.com/2012/08/16/earworm-by-my-side-by-david-choi/ to get the down low.

The music video for this ballad was produced and directed by my favorite independent production company, WongFu Productions (see their work http://wongfuproductions.com/).

This isn’t one of those crappy “love” songs that are on radio circulations.

Enjoy the video.

 

Top 30 Songs of All Time: #26 “Heartstrings” by Mitchell Grey

A young band, a great band. You guys that have been following my posts in particular should know from my Earworms that I like to listen to many, many, many different things.

This band was introduced to me by the same YouTube singer that introduced me to the John Mayer song I posted about yesterday. She did a cover with Mitchell Grey, and I loved the guy’s voice so much.

The song is about letting go of past relationships, something I believe people have trouble with.

The music video to this song is really special to me. The urban scenes were shot in my old stomping grounds of Elmhurst; Queens NYC, New York. The red awning? Top Line Supermarket. The park? Broadway park.  I’d know the look of those apartment bricks if my eyes were closed. *AFTERTHOUGHT: I FREAKING HATE THE BOYFRIEND’S HAIR. THE HELL IS THAT RAT SHIT?*

Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #27 “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room” by John Mayer

I am, in no way, shape, or form a John Mayer fan. In fact I know nothing of the man except he made this song, and it’s quite good.

I only heard about this song because a girl on YouTube did a cover of it, and I thought it was really relaxing.

Upon hearing the Mayer version, I downloaded it without hesitation.

The only video for this song is of the live in L.A performance video, and it is great quality. And from what I’ve heard, he is much better live than in studio.

Enjoy. (Damn, how I wish I could sing and play the guitar the way he does. I’d be a media jackass, too.)

Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #28 “What I’ve Done” by Linkin Park

Linkin Park. My favorite band of all time. A song that reminds me of one the coolest movies of all time.

This track is off of Minutes to Midnight, one of the lesser liked of the 5 LP albums (that of course, excluding tour albums and the collaboration EP with Jay-Z and the remix album). It was used as the theme song for the first Transformers movie, which was, in itself, incredible. Megan Fox.

The song really has nothing to do with Transformers, however. The song sends a message about how as humans, we need to restart. We need to show we are capable of doing better, because we’ve destroyed our beautiful planet, and hate and war and poverty are still prominent worldwide. The first step to a better world is to forgive and start fresh.

The song begins with a piano solo (which pleases me, as it is my instrument of choice), and it it goes heavy with drums for the rest of the song. There’s no rapping by Mike, but Chester’s fantastic voice more than makes up for it.

Enjoy the sounds of one of LP’s best songs.