Top 5 on Friday: Singles

Top 5 singles that you currently love

 1. “Video Games” by Lana Del Rey I know, I’m so hard on Lana Del Rey sometimes that it’s like she’s replacing Lady Gaga for the female musician that irritates me the most, but “Video Games” is a gorgeous song all around. This song show off all Lana’s strengths, too.
2. “Blood for Poppies” by Garbage I’ve talked a little bit about Garbage before, I think, and how I seem to have missed out on their peak yet still found their latest album a little disappointing. Now, thanks to rediscovering this song from said album at The Vagina Monologues on Valentine’s Day, I’ve decided Garbage must be an old band I delve into in 2013. This song has a killer, big hook with fantastic, ass-kicking rock elements. I actually didn’t recognize it and thought it was an older Garbage song. Fail.
3. “Closer” by Tegan and Sara I’m not sure if I mentioned this or not, but I’m doing the same thing with Tegan and Sara as I am with Garbage–they’ve been around a while, I never paid close attention to them, and then they released some new music that remedied that and I wondered what the hell I was doing in the meantime. Now, if you’ve heard the sone, you know it’s catchy as hell and a little bit sexy. What you don’t know is I saw the word “closer” at work today and the song got stuck in my head, and I haven’t even listened to it in days–until now.
4. “Us” by Regina Spektor Regina Spektor is both similar and different to Garbage and Tegan and Sara in that I’ve known about her for a while, but I’ve fallen more and more in love with her as the years have gone by. I remember this video quite vividly. Also, I NEED those tights she wears and I’ve been looking for a similar pair for ages, so someone help me out! Anyway, I loved the song then, and I’ve never stopped loving it. I still think it’s one of the most gorgeous love songs ever written, complete with fantastic imagery. Regina herself is gorgeous, too.
5. “A Little Respect” by Erasure Look, this isn’t my favorite Erasure song, but it’s the one that introduced me to them and led to a love affair. And it’s still among my favorites, and it’s exemplary of everything Erasure does amazingly well–and even better than all these whippersnappers in electronic music these days–and everything I love about them, from the synths to the dance beats to the sweeping vocals and the lyrics. Love, love, love. Makes me even more thankful for those used Erasure albums I managed to find scattered across the tri-county area before Christmas and swept up immediately. Whoever got rid of those has bad taste, but I love them for it.

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