It’s easy for me to churn out music inspired lists because I don’t usually have to think about them. For one reason or another (usually a futile attempt at impressing the fairer sex by being a new aged sensitive guy who wears his heart on his sleeve) music has become an extention of my being. Since I have no musical talent at all I find this a bit odd, but I try not to think about it too much. Brains were made for destroying with drugs and alcohol not thinking.
Previous lists have included some of my most played songs so this list will include those songs, but will have additional songs that have not been previously mentioned. This is so you get an accurate reflection of what it is I am listening to, or at least a flash view of my immediate likes. Keep in mind that I have more than 5200 songs in my media player, not to mention many more on CDs I haven’t imported onto my computer.
- “Little Waltz” by Basia Bulat (194 plays) – Mentioned before on songs you have listened to more than four times in a row.
- “Goodbye To The Mother & The Cover” by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (115 plays) – More known for their song “Devil Said Dance” this songs made it to the top of the list because it can put me in either a really good mood or a really sad mood depending on how I want to feel. Songs usually just accentuate the feeling that I have at the time I listen to them, but mostly in only one extreme. This is an exception to that rule. I can’t put my finger on why that is, but I have listened to it in my greatest moments of despair and hopelessness, yet it could also be heard when I was on top of the world ready to take on any challenge. Manic swings in my mood may have more to do with this than I would like to admit, but hey. This entry is about music not my mental instability.
- “Crown of Love” by The Arcade Fire (112 Plays) – This is the first of three Arcade Fire songs on this list. If you haven’t heard any of their stuff I wholly suggest you give it a try. “Crown of Love” reminds me of what you’d say to an ex after breaking up with them, then realizing you want them back. My interpretation is probably far from what the songwriter intended, but it makes sense to me so I am sticking with it.
- “No Cars Go” by The Arcade Fire (98 plays) – Initially this song ranked so high because it precedes another one of my favorite songs on the Neon Bible album. As I played it more and more, I realized that I seemed to get excited when hearing it. Excited about what? Who knows. All I know is that by the end of the song I am in the same state of mind as the person singing when he says “Let’s go/I don’t know where we’re going.”
- “Starlight” by Muse (87 plays) – Sometimes I like to be reminded that I need a hug. Who doesn’t?
- “My Body is a Cage” by The Arcade Fire (84 plays) – Of the three Arcade Fire songs this one is my favorite because it speaks to my own battle with self consciousness in both a lyrical and musical sense. Lyrical because he damn mentions it in the song. Musically because I imagine this to be the soundtrack when I am questioning my ability in something. Or just because I like the way it sounds. Take your pick. I believe you’ll be right either way.
List 5 songs on your media player with the most plays.