Tuesday Tunes

Do you ever listen to a song on repeat until you burn out on it? I do it constantly. I get ‘stuck’ on a song, and then I listen to it over and over and over again for days. The crazy thing is, I’m insatiable, and weeks or even months later I can put the song on again and still go through the same cycle. Such tunes include “Formidable” by Stromae, “Hanging On” by Active Child, “Disintegration” by Jimmy Eat World (we’re going on NINE YEARS on this one!), “Atlantic” and “Bedshaped” by Keane, “Sylvia” by Miike Snow, “Intro” by the XX, and “Waves” by Camille. Oh, and if we’re being completely honest, this song by Ace of Base. It came out in 1995 and I still listen to it on repeat. This is a judgement-free zone, fyi.

So it shouldn’t come as a surprise when I say I’ve picked up another one. Who knows if this one will withstand the test of time for me, but it’s all I’ve listened to for over 30 hours now. And as usual, I’m way late to the party on discovering this song, but that doesn’t mean I’m not making up for lost time. There was lots of awkward dancing with Fitz around the house last night, blasting this song (on repeat, of course).

Just try not to be won over by its catchiness. I dare you! What are you listening to right now? Any other admitted repeat-junkies out there?

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February 4, 2014 / Tuesday Tunes / LEAVE A COMMENT / 11

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  • What I love about this song is that it feels era-less. It could just as easily have come from my childhood, (maybe) my parents, as it does Cal’s. We hear all this music because of the Sirius channel C makes us listen to when we’re in the car (When Neel’s by himself, even if it’s just to move the car out of the driveway onto the street, it’s the Grateful Dead.), but I’m never paying complete and absolute attention. Like I knew this song as soon as it started, but I couldn’t have told you who was singing or anything. :)

    • Oh haha, Google is the only way I know who sings anything. I just google snippets of lyrics I overhear until I find what I’m looking for. Heaven forbid I mis-hear the lyrics, then it’s a wild goose chase. I love that Neel will play Grateful Dead even for a few seconds. J is the same way with the classic rock station here. Have four seconds to spare while you’re using mouthwash? Bathroom radio is turned on. I’m moer selective and have to be in the mood to hear music, unless it’s classical, in which case I could have that on all the time. xo

  • i am chuckling that neel only listens to grateful dead. poor lauren, those people that only listen to grateful dead, it’s no joke, that’s all they listen to.

    listening to songs over and over and over again? is there another way to learn the words to a song? is there any other way to listen to music? ever? unless i have pandora on, when i listen to music that’s pretty much all i do, pick a song i have picked a million times before and transport into whatever little world it is that it takes me to. and there are so many songs i have been listening to for years and years, the once soundtrack is one that comes to mind. if that was actually like a sweater or something it would just be threads by now, i have listened to songs from that soundtrack so many times. and amelie of course, but we’ve discussed this. (and ace of base is always worth a spin :))

    • My high school boyfriend, to whom I owe much of my taste in music (Pink Floyd!) was a total Dead Head. He burned me a Grateful Dead cd (or maybe it was a solo Trey Anastasio cd?) back when that was the “romantic” thing to do. Burned CDs! Can you imagine!

      I’m glad you understand my obsession with the repeat button :) I knew you would. And I’ve never heard the Once soundtrack, but you’re not the first person to rave about it, so clearly I need to check this out. And yes. The Amélie soundtrack. That’s my #1 Desert Island CD. xo

  • Oh yes, I do that ALL.THE.TIME. In fact, I do it with entire CDs. Right now, Lorde’s Pure Heroine is just a couple of weeks away from the critical point.

    • Haha “the critical point.” I know exactly what you mean, Elisa! I only have two songs from Lorde’s album, but I bet the whole CD is phenomenal! xo

  • I feel kind of guilty saying this but I totally did that with Miley Cyrus and the Roots. And I’m still not over that song

    • I live under a rock! I had no idea Miley Cyrus and The Roots did a song together?! For shame, Roots. People from Philly usually have more sense ;) xo

  • This might appeal to your inner French girl- I’ve been rocking out to Pendentif for the past few weeks, in particular these two songs: La Nuit Derniere and Ondine. Of course the whole album is French pop awesome. Try to listen to La Nuit Derniere without finding yourself singing “ET J’AI COUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRSSSS” a few days later! Impossible!

  • oh, I know what you mean. the last one for me was One Republic – Counting Stars, at the moment it’s Placebo – Running up that Hill.

  • Yes me. Currently it’s The The’s This is the Day, The Pixies’ Here comes your man and the Stone Roses’ Made of Stone. Songs I had on repeat when I was younger and am revisiting ;)

    And I do it with food too. Like, I’ll eat peanut butter on toast every single day until one day I get sick of it. Then I can’t eat it for years. Then I’ll start again. At the moment it’s avocado. I can’t stop eating them.

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