Song Love

“Rather Be” by Clean Bandit, ft. Jess Glynne

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Break Free” by Ariana Grande, ft. Zedd

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These are the cover photos of my two favorite songs right now by Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne, and Ariana Grande and Zedd.  I’m obsessed with “Rather Be” because the music is so amazing; I love that it is upbeat and poppy with a violin and a little electronic sound…and the chorus is impossible not to sing along with.  Plus I love that its a love song.  Ariana Grande’s song is about the opposite; it’s about her independence and self-discovery, breaking free from someone who was holding her back.  It’s a total girl power song, and I’m a fan of the dubstep influence coming from Zedd.  Check ’em both out below and enjoy the beats.  I hope you like them as much as I do.

Happy jammin’,

Chelsea

Song Love

The first track of Guster’s new upcoming album is called “Long Night” and I love it!! I can’t wait for the release of the album in early 2015.  Here’s the Guster website in case you want to know more about one of my favorite bands or purchase some awesome Guster bobbleheads/coffee mugs/other paraphernalia.  If you like what you hear, preorder the album here, and watch a quirky video of Guster announcing it with farm animals.

Chelsea

Summer Party Playlist

Here’s a list of upbeat, party songs I love this summer – mostly modern, but also a couple of older songs:

1.  Problem – Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea (this is my current favorite!)

2.  Disclosure – Latch ft. Sam Smith

3.  Jubel – Klingande

4.  Goldie – A$AP Rocky (Explicit)

5.  Can’t Remember to Forget You – Shakira ft. Rihanna

6.  Buzzin’ – Shwayze

7.  Happy – Pharrell

8.  Not a Bad Thing – Justin Timberlake

9.  La La La – Naughty Boy ft. Sam Smith

10.  Na Na – Trey Songz (Explicit)

11.  Turn Down For What – DJ Snake and Lil Jon

12.  We Made It – Drake ft. Soulja Boy (Explicit)

13.  Did It Again – Shakira ft. Kid Cudi (Zoroaster Remix)

14.  In The Summertime – Mungo Jerry

15.  American Pie – Don McLean

16.  California Gurls – Katy Perry

17.  Loyal – Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga (Explicit)

18.  I Need Your Love – Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding

19.  Lay Me Down – Dirty Heads ft. Rome

20.  Nobody’s Business – Rihanna ft. Chris Brown

21.  Summer – Calvin Harris

Road Trip Playlist

It’s time for Easter break!  I have a six hour drive to St. Louis, so I take full advantage of the time by listening to great music.  Here’s a playlist of my favorite road trip songs – they range from classic oldies to modern hits.  They’re fun songs to sing along with and jam to!

Road trip playlist:

1.  You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon

2.  Naïve – The Kooks

3.  September – Earth, Wind, & Fire

4.  Brave – Sara Bareilles

5.  Hotel California – Eagles

6.  Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me for Me) – Blessed Union of Souls

7.  Mirrors – Justin Timberlake

8.  Heart Songs – Weezer

9.  Strawberry Swing – Coldplay

10.  Just What I Am – Kid Cudi

11.  Can’t Stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers

12.  99 Red Balloons – Nena

13.  Big Yellow Taxi – Counting Crows

14.  Walking in Memphis – Marc Cohn

15.  Many the Miles – Sara Bareilles

16.  Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something

17.  Showstoppers – Danity Kane

18.  Solsbury Hill – Peter Gabriel

19.  Heart of Life – John Mayer

20.  Can’t Get Away – Third Eye Blind

Happy listening!

Chelsea

Last minute additions: One Headlight – The Wallflowers and Send Me on My Way – Rusted Root