Hello, fellow 30 Day Music challengers! I said that I would be back with more music later in the week, and now that time has officially arrived.
Enjoy days 19 - 22 of my 30 Day Music Challenge!
First, of course, here's the list we're going by. Now onto the tunes!!!!
A Song From My Favorite Album: Otha Fish by The Pharcyde
I remember way back in the day (aka 2007 - 2008), I applied for a music columnist gig with Prefix Magazine, and one of the things you had to add to your cover letter was your top 5 albums of all time. (I don't remember EVERY one I put down, but I did put down this album - The Pharcyde's 'Bizarre Ride II' as my #1 choice.)
A Song I Listen To When I'm Angry: I Don't F*** With You by Big Sean
Okay, I know this song was super popular last summer, but I only discovered it a few weeks ago, and I love how perfectly angry and rude this song is. I feel like it's just the right amount of petty you get when you let someone or something cause you to lose your cool. THIS CHORUS IS THE MOST AMAZING ANGRY CHORUS OF ALL TIME.
A Song I Listen To When I'm Happy: The Entire C'est Si Bon OST
One of my guiltiest of all pleasures is Korean music from the 60s and 70s. Stylistically, it reminds me of musicians like John Denver, Neil Diamond, or Simon and Garfunkel, but it's all performed in Korean, and I think (as a culture/history nerd) it really helps you connect with a certain place and time period. This song (which roughly translates to 'There is nothing better than a loving heart.') always has me feeling upbeat.
A Song I Listen To When I'm Sad: Halah by Mazzy Star
Mazzy Star is one of my all-time favorites. Hope Sandoval's voice is as supremely gorgeous as it is haunting, and I think that this song has just the right amount of melancholy to listen to when I am in a funk, but don't necessarily want to become overly depressed about it. (If I DO want to get depressed about it, Daniel Johnston's "Desperate Man Blues" does just fine.)
I hope you guys liked my four songs for today! Let me know what YOUR picks are by tagging me in your own 30 Day Music Challenge cards!