Music that JAZZES me and gets me moving...right now.
“Firework” by Katy Perry.
Why: Because, yes, thank you, I do feel like a plastic bag drifting through the wind and I do want to start again.
“Amazing Grace” by Dropkick Murphys
Why: What is NOT to love about a rock version of Amazing Grace that involves both electric guitars AND bagpipes?
“Everyday Superhero” by Smashmouth
Why: Read the title.
“First Dance” by Never Say Never
Why: Cute, cute upbeat, jazzy little song!!! Makes me fees like I'm in high school again! Check out others by Never Say Never: “Can’t Stand It” (there is a "clean" and x-rated version) and “Cheater, Cheater, Best Friend Eater” (Yes, it is about being cheated on, but the peppy tune and the way the feelings are expressed make it almost cute...if that is possible...)
“Right In” by Skrillex
Why: Speaks to the “head banger” part of me.
“Supermassive Black Hole” by Muse
Why: I do my warrior poses (yoga) to this one. Works for me.
Last, but not least:
I’m Not a Vampire” by Falling in Reverse.
I'm gonna spend the most energy on explaining this one as it is an odd choice, but one that I'm a little obsessed with right now. You are either going to love it or hate it. There is not a lot of in-between....
I hate to admit this, but it feeds my dark side.... but without making me want to cut my wrists.
Everything Ronnie Radke wrote for his comeback album “The Drug in Me is You” is dark, brooding and expresses a sort of fury, rage and savagery that takes my breath away. It’s like watching a train wreck....and I just can’t look away right now. It is his response to being kicked out of "Escape the Fate", overdosing and being sent to jail (not necessarily in that order!)
The circus music in "Caught Like a Fly" and the carousel like quality to "Tragic Magic" belies the "screamo" hardcore punk roots of this artist.
It's quite brilliant, and again, I'm quite fascinated by many of the songs on the album.
Check out some of his other songs: "Raised by Wolves, “Caught Like a Fly” and let me know what you think of the furious "primal scream" and psycho sentiments expressed in “Pick up the Phone.”
Warning: Everything on "The Drug in Me is You" is explicit and NOT for the faint of heart.
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