I’ve always been a words girl (I’m one of those folks who, upon hearing the word cat, does not see an image of, say, Bingley, in my mind’s eye, but rather the word “CAT” in all-caps. Then Bingley. Actually, the font in my head is eerily similar to the one in the GIRLS, which is not something I love)
Still, there’s been a rash of music coming into my life lately that, well, just makes you wanna do something, for lack of more eloquent language. I don’t know what it is, but it’s like I’m finally getting what people mean when they talk about how music really affects you physically.
Anyway, there’s no real point to this post, but here’s a brief and disconnected group of songs that just makes you feel things.
- “If I Didn’t Know Better,” from the show Nashville (Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen). This song just makes you think of every bad decision you’ve ever thought about making, and how good it would feel to do it. Or every time you’ve walked across a dark bar and just known you were going to regret everything you were about to do, but that it was worth it. Dangerous.
- "Fade Into You," from the show Nashville (Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen). Seriously, these two. They’re dangerous. Same as above, to be honest. Their chemistry absolutely comes across in their music.
- Beyonce, 4,”Love on Top.” Dance Dance Dance. Beyonce is the queen of this-will-make-you-smile-and-car-dance.
- Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience, “Suit & Tie.” The first 40 seconds of this song. I can’t even handle it. That’s quite enough, Justin. Actually, quite a few other songs on here (“Pusher Love Girl,” “Strawberry Bubblegum,” etc) have this effect. Timberlake clearly has the ability and voice to make his listeners want to just do something. It’s a problem.
- Imagine Dragons, Night Vision, “It’s Time.” This song just makes me want to move— whether it’s run or dance around embarassingly in my pajamas.