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“From Nowhere” by the Amazing Dan Croll!

6 Oct

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Hey guys! Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, I’ve been super busy with school starting up again. But boy, have I got a treat for you today! I have recently fell head over heels in love with “From Nowhere” by Dan Croll. It is literally such an awesome song… And the funny thing is, whenever I listen to it, I am reminded strangely of pineapples. ( ?!!??!?! ) It’s an alternative track (YAY for alternative!!), and it has a bit of rock infused with a tint of calypso-y instruments. When mixed together, those ingredients made a delicious, From-Nowhere Pie. (That was me trying to be clever, I’m not sure how well that worked out.) Anyway: here are the lyrics from this amazing track. Now I’ll be honest with you, the best part of the song is the music I my opinion,so if you’re not satisfied with the lyrics, don’t automatically forget about this song because it is truly great!

Every now and then I fall
Every now and then I lose control
In your eyes I see your thoughts surrounding me
And I’ve a little bit of thought for you

Cause every now and then I fall a bit behind
Every time I stare into your eyes

Your thrills I find
It’s not hard to be left behind
So I’ll run, you’ll hide
We know better than to stay outside

You’re cold and your awake
You said I should have never of stayed
But there’s no better place for me

Cause every now and then I fall a bit behind
Every time I stare into your eyes

Well guys, that’s that for now! I hope you all will check out this tune, it’s just purely spectacular. Have an awesome day and happy listening!
Musically yours,
-Maddie

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Crickets (aka my unexpected new favorite song) <<<3333

31 Jul

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Ever since, I don’t know, maybe April?, I’ve had Drop City Yacht Club’s (I know, long name) song “Crickets” on my iPad’s music library. However, it wasn’t til about a month ago that I actually listened to it… And all I can say is that it was one of the best actions I’ve made in a while!

Now, I’m not usually one for rap tunes, but I’ll make an exception for this song. It is so fresh and fun, bright yet chill, and just gives off a really cool vibe. (I know, I sound like a hippie. 😜) Definitely one of my favorite rap songs, if not my absolute favorite!

I found this song on iTunes’s “Free Single of the Week” a few months ago. Just another example of why taking advantage if FSOTW is so beneficial!

(Speaking of FSOTW, this week’s one is really funky and dance-y, too- it’s called “The Way We Are” by Kate Boy. Check it out while it’s free!)

Tell me what your favorite song(s) is/are! I want to know! 😉

Musically yours,

-Maddie

Flashback Friday

5 Jul

Okay, not to sound totally Twitter-iffic or anything, but today is flashback Friday! Today we will be reminiscing the olden days of music. Enjoy 🙂

This day, July 5, the top 5 songs (according to iTunes) are…

1) Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke ft. T.I. & Pharrell

2) We Can’t Stop by Miley Cyrus

3) Radioactive by Imagine Dragons

4) Get Lucky by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams

5) Cruise (Remix) by Florida Georgia Line ft. Nelly

However- these are com-PLETE-ly different from the top 5 from July 5, 2003!!

1) This Is The Night by Clay Aiken

2) Flying Without Wings by Ruben Studdard

3) Crazy In Love by Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z

4) Magic Stick by Lil’ Kim & 50 Cent

5) 21 Questions by 50 Cent & Nate Dogg

Well! What a long way we have come… What was once a time of hip hop and funk has evolved into an age of electronics and alternative-ness!

What songs do you like from these lists? What do you miss from 2003? Leave a comment!

Have a great week, guys!! See you soon!

Musically yours,

-Maddie

The Queen Makes Her Comeback

2 Jul

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After being busy as a mommy with her baby girl, Blue Ivy, for the past two years, Queen Bey is back in business! Several new songs of hers have recently been leaked on the Internet, such as “Grown Woman” (which was in her Pepsi commercial), “Standing On The Sun” (for her H&M campaign) and “Rise” (co-written with Sia for B’s movie, ‘Epic’). Her new album is scheduled to be released later this year. YAY 🙂

I’ve noticed a common thread throughout her newer songs, though, that’s really pleasing to hear- Beyoncé is sticking to her roots, making fiery tunes that could’ve been yanked right from the islands, for all we know! They’re great songs and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for something good to dance to. 🙂

Comment what you think about Mrs. Carter’s new tunes!

Musically yours,

-Maddie

I am in musical heaven right now.

23 Jun

One of the best ways to find new music, I have found, is to go to a dance recital or to watch dance routines online. Not only are the songs almost always amazing, but they are also almost never popular songs. This is great because it’s an easy way to listen to new music that you never would have heard any other way!

After following this method above, I am happy to say that I ha e found some new tunes that I am absolutely in love with. Here they are!

(note: some songs may have explicit forms, so if you re interested in looking them up, keep that in mind. most have clean versions as well.)

#1: Roadrunner by M.I.A.
#2: Victim by The Golden Palominos
#3: Suitcase by Emeli Sandé
#4: I Who Have Nothing by Haley Reinhart
#5: One Night in Bangkok (Vinylshakerz Screen Cut) by Vinylshakerz
#6: Internet Friends (clean version) by Knife Party
#7: In The Sea by Ingrid Michaelson
#8: Heavy in your Arms by Florence + The Machine
#9: Ride (edited version) by The Golden Palominos

So if you want some new songs, feel free to look these up! And remember the trick- dance recitals or competitions are always jam packed with awesome music.

See ya guys later!

-Maddie

A Not So Victorious Debut

21 Jun

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As some of you may know, Victoria Justice has been in the process of making her first solo album! ( She played Tori Vega on Victorious, for those of you who don’t know ) After what seemed like forever, she has finally released her first single (which contains a sing and a B-side). It’s called “Gold” and It includes “Gold” and “Shake.” And to be honest, if I were her, I would have called the single “Silver”… or “Bronze”… Or even “Tinfoil”… (well just kidding about the tinfoil one though😝) Here’s why…

“Gold” is your typical I-have-everything-you-will-ever-need-so-come-a-little-closer song, in which Victoria sings about how she is ‘gold’ ( hence the name ) and how her dream guy would be perfect for her. Well. What more can I say. It’s so cliche and the instrument aspect is really boring, too… This is such a let down track. Sorry, Vic!

Unfortunately, “Shake” isn’t that much different. It’s actually quite strange at some points, for example- persuading listeners to ‘shake what their momma gave them’ even if they’re in the supermarket, if they’re six or sixty, or if they’re rich or ‘thrifty.’ The song actually sounds a lot like “Gold,” too… Another frownyface find. 😦

This single was a big letdown for me, and I hope the rest of her album (out late summer-early fall) is different. Victoria has such an astounding talent, and it’d be a shame to let it all go to waste.

Let me know your opinions about the single in the comment box, and take the poll to express your thoughts on her latest songs!

Bye for now,

-Maddie

“Treasure” by Bruno Mars

15 Jun

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Is it just me, or does it totally feel like Bruno Mars should’ve been born in the mid 60s- early 70s? A lot of his songs lately have sounded so “far out” and “groovy!” But for me, that’s a good thing. Bruno is using lots of real, raw instruments (as opposed to using synthesizers), which I think is pretty cool! My favorite song off of his new album, Onorthodox Jukebox, is Treasure. It both fits the description I was taking about before and it has many wonderful components of its own! Here’s my total review.
Out of 10 stars, 1 being “FIND THE ARTIST AND KILL HIM” and 10 being “I WANT TO MARRY THIS SONG,” ‘Treasure’ is a solid 13. There as absolutely nothing bad about it. Honest-to-goodness, no cliche word choices, no annoying ness in the sound, no stupid lyrics, no nothing. What it is full of, though, is a cool beat, good vibes, and the sense that you’re living in the 70s. Whoa. Any song like that, for me at least, is pretty awesome.
So guys, that was what I thought about “Treasure.” How do you feel about it? Do you agree or disagree with my viewpoints? Leave me a comment below saying what you think. 🙂
Adios, amigos!
-Maddie