June 22, 2013

Five by Five: Five Five-Star Rated Songs

Here's something new. I'm going to call it "Five-by-Five" which will be five selections from the five-star rated songs in my iTunes library. I think the only other restriction I'll put on it is that these will be songs that I've never posted on the blog before.

"Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover" by Sophie B. Hawkins. First time I heard this song was while I was checking out music for my college radio show. I loved it instantly and still love it.

"Noticeable One" by Missing Persons. An old friend of mine could never figure out why I liked Missing Persons. They certainly didn't seem to be a fit for a rocker like myself. They are, however, some of the most accomplished musicians to put out such pure pop. Check it out. Most if not all of the band members spent time in Frank Zappa's band. And I like the tunes.

"You Only Live Once" by The Strokes. No big story here. I like The Strokes. And this song came up on a smart playlist recently.

"Human Behaviour" by Bjork. I can't remember for sure where I first heard "Big Time Sensuality" from Bjork's Début, but it blew me away. I love that album.

"Jessica Numbers" by The New Pornographers. I absolutely love this band. I could have picked many tunes, and probably will if this becomes a recurring feature on the blog. I heard that The New Pornographers are playing a free show at The Bandshell at the Canadian National Exhibition, known in Toronto parts as the CNE, on August 17. Should be cool.