My top 10 most walkable songs

So unlike the other day, today is sunny, bright and generally, happy making. I like walking to places on such days: walking home from lectures; walking to a friend’s house; walking to do some shopping. I find that walking clears my head. It’s just me, my thoughts and of course, my music. I usually have my headphones in my ears, lost in my own musical world and before I know it, I am matching my footsteps to the beat of every song.

I thought I would share with you some my favourite songs to walk to:

  1. Karmin – Brokenhearted. This is my favourite song right now. It’s catchy, upbeat, has great vocals and is about a girl begging a guy not to break her heart (story of my life).
  2. Sara Bareilles – King of Anything. It’s a fun sassy song I discovered on a random YouTube video. It’s a girly song I should expect, mainly telling a guy to mind his own business and butt out. So enjoy girls ;D.
  3. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe. This track for me is the ultimate summer song! It took the music world by storm a while back and to me is still going strong. Another great fun sassy song.
  4. Jordin Sparks – One Step At A Time. I know, I know, it’s typical. BUT, you have no idea how fun it is to match up your footsteps to the the sound of the footsteps in the actual song. SO. MUCH. FUN. 😀
  5. Justin Bieber – Beauty And A Beat. Love him or hate him, he makes good music. Especially with his new album, Believe. I personally am a fan. Maybe you can be one too. Just try to look past the feminine appearance and really listen to the music. Really listen. It’s good.
  6. Glee – Walking On Sunshine/Halo. Sure the original is a classic. However, I love this mashup. Total feel good music. Nothing like repeatedly singing “I’m walking on sunshine, and don’t it feel good” to make you think its gonna be a good day.
  7. Beyoncé – Love On Top. My friend repeatedly refers to this song as the ultimate karaoke song. I can understand why. You can’t help sing along to this song whenever it’s on, whether you can sing like Beyoncé or not, which may sometimes lead to awkward moments.
  8. One Republic – Good Life. This tune is perfect when it’s the end of the day and nothing has gone right the entire day. You’re exhausted and beat and you’re thinking ‘Crap. I hate my life.’ It’s the perfect antidote.
  9. John Mayer – Waiting On The World To Change. I absolutely love the drums on this. It also has a great message and an upbeat tempo. Plus, in my opinion, John Mayer is an absolute genius at what he does. Therefore, it’s a win win.
  10. Kenny Loggins – Footloose. This one is an oldie! 😀 For those who might not know it, think the 1984 movie with the same title. It’s a super fun song, that makes you just wanna tap your feet…and snap your fingers…and bob your head. Next thing you know, you’re dancing down the street.

Here’s a little video montage I decided to do along with this post. This is the first time I’ve done anything like this so it’s less than perfect but hopefully, it gets my point across.

Till next time,

Linet

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Mash anyone?

A while back I discovered an ingenious video made by a certain Dj Earworm (no, its not a typing error, that is his name). I gladly overlooked the poor name choice as his video was absolutely amazing. He had done what he liked to call a Mashup – I swear he’s English, who says Mashup anymore? – of a bunch of pop songs (and their videos) and made a video of his own with these different songs. The video consisted of different lines from these songs put together to create an entirely new AND ORIGINAL video. Like I said, genius!

Not only does he manage to pull it off, but it actually makes sense and to top it all off, its brilliant! So, after I watched this epic video, I decided I wanted more. And guess what, I found out that he does this ‘mashup’ every year. Yep. At the end of each year, Dj Earworm takes the years Top 25 Billboard 100 hits and uses them cook up yet another plate of steaming hot mash (see what I did there 😀 ).

So, you may now be thinking: what’s the point? so a guy with a worm in his ear makes a video, big whoop! But here’s some food for thought (pun intended :D), should it really be that easy to bring together a bunch of presumably totally different songs that are the top 25 songs of the year and put them together?

Maybe, I gotta give Dj guy with ear problems, some credit. He must have talent to do what he does and do it well. On the other hand, should these songs really be that easy to combine? From where I stand – or sit – it seems to me that the music we listen to nowadays is basically the same concept coming out of a different end of the machine that is the music industry. These are supposed to the Top 25 songs of the year. Apparently we, the public, absolutely loved the songs. Yet, here they are merged into one. Here’s my theory: We hear song number one, we all know it’s a great song, so every pop start-with-a-recording-mic starts running in the same direction in a shameless fashion –  because they want one just like it.

For example, lets look at the sudden flood of  ‘boy is having a nice time dancing in a club with a sexy lady’ songs. Que reel of songs: Flo-Rida ft David Guetta – Club Can’t Handle Me; Usher ft Pitbull – DJ Got Us Falling In Love; Taio Cruz – Dynamite, just to mention a few. They’re all copying off themselves. What happened to variety? To the self-proclaimed originality that artists liked to wear proudly on their collars? It seems to me that what everyone says is true: its all about the money. The public wants A, we’ll give them A squared multiplied by ten. Its really unfortunate.

I guess I’m taking this too far aren’t I? How did I start off with Dj needs a new name to regurgitated pop culture? I don’t know. Anyway, I’m done ranting now. Lets wait and see whether this is just a passing phase. All I know is, as long as we keep buying the music, they keep churning out the ‘hits’. And DJ Earworm keeps producing more plates of potatoes with increasing ease.

Here are the videos, they are really good for a bunch of  ‘milking hit number one’ songs…

And my personal favourite…can anyone (who knows me well, or has read my past posts) guess why? 😉

PS. Check out his YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/djearworm

Till next time,

Say it loud!