Song of the Week (Revamped) #9-Sippy Cup by Melanie Martinez

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Song of the Week is a weekly meme of some of my current favourite songs or songs that I can’t get out of my head. Leave your favourite songs and I’ll be sure to check them out.

Photo: Jeremy Witteveen | wittefini.com

Photo: Jeremy Witteveen | wittefini.com

Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.

Such a creepy song! But a great beat it is. Martinez is an artist that relies on old childhood memories (hers and ours) in order to create her songs. It’s disturbingly good. Strange and mellow and relaxing. But not.

Favourite part:

Blood money, blood money
How did you afford this ring that I love, honey?
“Just another shift at the drug company, ”
He doesn’t think I’m that fucking dumb does he?
It doesn’t matter what you pull up to your home
We know what goes on inside
You call that ass your own, we call that silicone
Silly girl with silly boys

Listen to the song here.

Lyrics are here.

Song of the Week (Revamped) #8-Papa’s got a brand new bag by James Brown

song of the week revamped

Song of the Week is a weekly meme of some of my current favourite songs or songs that I can’t get out of my head. Leave your favourite songs and I’ll be sure to check them out.

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James Joseph Brown was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and bandleader. The founding father of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as the “Godfather of Soul”.

This. This right here is soul. To be honest, as a tubist, seeing and hearing trumpets get all the glory pisses me off yet in this song, it’s great. They’re great. But that could also be because I absolutely love James Brown and that there are also trombones in here.

Favourite part:

Come here sister, Papa’s in the swing
He ain’t too hip, about that new breed babe
He ain’t no drag
Papa’s got a brand new bag

Listen to the song here.

Lyrics are here.

Song of the Week (Revamped) #7-I Wanna Boi by PWR BTTM

song of the week revamped

Song of the Week is a weekly meme of some of my current favourite songs or songs that I can’t get out of my head. Leave your favourite songs and I’ll be sure to check them out.

PWR BTTM is an American queer punk duo composed of Liv Bruce and Ben Hopkins.

If you’re a fan of Arctic Monkeys and Queen you will love these guys and most definitely this song. It’s that same edgy ‘let your heart bleed’ kind of vibe. I Wanna Boi is such a badass song, I play it at work whenever I can.

Favourite part:

I wanna boy to keep the bed warm while I shower
I wanna boy to keep the bed warm while we’re watching tv
I wanna boy to keep the bed warm
When the whole house is freezing
I wanna boy who isn’t anything like me

I wanna boy who doesn’t like to go out shopping
I wanna boy who thinks it sexy when my lipstick bleeds
I wanna boy who can go all night without stopping
I wanna boy who knows exactly what he needs

So if you think
That you’re the boy for me
And I’m the boy for you
Drop me a line at ob8419@bard.edu
Tell me about a little bit about yourself
Send a picture or two
And hurry up now because
It’s only getting colder

Listen to the song here. (Sorry could only find the live version!)

Lyrics are here.

Song of the Week (Revamped) #6-I Like You so Much Better when You’re Naked by Ida Maria

song of the week revamped

Song of the Week is a weekly meme of some of my current favourite songs or songs that I can’t get out of my head. Leave your favourite songs and I’ll be sure to check them out.

Ida Maria Børli Sivertsen, better known simply as Ida Maria, is a Norwegian musician and songwriter. Her first album, Fortress Round My Heart, was released in 2008.

Everything’s better when you’re naked. This song is upbeat and feisty. It’s hard to believe that no one knows about her and her classic ‘cherry bomb’ vocals. This song is just pure fun.

Favourite part:

What the hell do I do this for?
You’re just another guy
OK, you’re kind of sexy
But you’re not really special

But I won’t mind
If you take me home
Come on, take me home

I won’t mind
if you take off all your clothes
Come on, take them off

Listen to the song here.

Lyrics are here.