Thursday, May 24, 2012

Playlist Thursday: Dance Party

Surprise!! I'm back! After multiple failed blog posts that just never seemed to go anywhere, I've finally decided to do a post on one of my favorite topics: music. Music has always been a huge part in my life, and even have pair of headphones tattooed to prove my love. It's been there for me when I need to cry, want to dance or my companion for a late night drive with the windows down to nowhere. It's my constant. When fellow blogger and twitter friend, Pavement Runner, posted his Playlist Thursday blog, I knew I needed to klepto his idea and get my booty back to blogging! Here we go!

The format:
Something Old: These will be songs that are at least 5 years old. I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.Something Current: These will be songs that have been released within the past year. I know, but you have to give me some leeway here.Something to Consider: These will be songs that are not typically heard on the radio and may be by artists you’ve never heard of or considered running to. This is the wild card category, can be old or current.

Something Old:
Artist: Billy Idol
Title: Mony Mony
Side Note: Though I love both the Billy Idol and Tommy James & The Shondells versions, the Billy Idol version wins hands down for running. How can you want to slow your pace when Billy Idol in all his funky bleach blonde hair glory is screaming to "don't stop now!" It's like your own personal cheering section.
Quoteable: "Don't stop now, come on Mony"

Something Current:
Artist: Take The Day
Title: Freaks
Side Note: This is hometown Milwaukee pride at it's finest. The bassist of Take The Day is BFF's with one of my BFF's, so that totally makes us BFF's right?! These guys have really only been a band for a little over a year, but have exploded onto the scene with the help of being awesome and winning the Billboard music's Battle of the Bands Midwest spot. If you like running to Ke$ha or 3Oh!3 (guilty pleasure or not) this song needs to be on your playlist! 
Quoteable: "I hear the freaks come out. They don't stop dancing until the sunlight hits their eyes."
(psst! you can download the album version of  "Freaks" on iTunes)

Something To Consider:
Artist: Hanson
Title: Give A Little
Side Note: Yes. Hanson. The same guys that brought you MMMBop fifteen (yes. 15. One. Five.) years ago. I'm sure you'd rather me not blab on about where they've been and what they've been doing for the last 15 years, so I'll just leave you with a song that won't be able to keep you off your feet. 
Quoteable: "Give a little, let your body lose control"

Now that you've listened to my three songs, what are your dance party worthy "Something Old/Current/Consider" recommendations for me?

- Andie