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Thursday, January 21, 2010

(I don’t really know what that means, I was just thinking about screaming for ice cream…)

My sister asked me for 10 recommendations for songs to buy on iTunes with the plethora of gift cards she received over Christmas.  But why email her when I can turn my musical insights into a blog?

I’ll preface this by saying these are NOT my recommendations for top ten songs of all time—just songs I like, some old, some new. I could never, ever, ever be that decisive.  It should also be said that I have absolutely no experience to provide me any credibility or knowledge in popular music… (unless you count knowing every lyric to every song currently played on the radio. :) )

I also realize some of you may read this and be like, “Duh…” but Big Sis isn’t as on top of music (because she has an awesome baby who is way cooler and worthy of more attention than anything on the radio).  Her husband, I think, is pretty on top of music, but then again, we swapped hard drives of music over Christmas and… that man has a lot of weird music.  So maybe she does need my help!

ANYWAY. I digress…and digress…and digress.

10. “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus (I don’t care what any of my brothers have to say about this. It’s fun.)

9. “Everything Falls Apart” by Dog’s Eye View.  Okay, so this song is 14 years old (How is that possible???), but I still get excited when it occasionally comes on the radio.  “I met God this afternoon…”

8. Anything by Lady Antebellum… I love “Need You Now” on their new CD (out next week!).  Everything on their first is great.

7. Beyond the singles by Zac Brown Band (“Chicken Fried” “Toes”) I love “Free.”  I do NOT love “Sic ‘Em on a Chicken.”

6. “Fallin’ For You” by Colbie Caillat.  Been out for awhile, but this song makes me bounce in my seat…

5. Lady Gaga is weird on the eyes, but her music really is so good! (“Pokerface,” “Paparazzi,” “Just Dance”…)

4. “Give Me Your Eyes” by Brandon Heath. Not a new song either, but I just bought it recently… Good, non-cheesy Christian music.

3. “Down” by Jay Sean (She might normally fight me on this, but I know for a fact she likes this song and just needs to be reminded of it…)

2. “Hey Soul Sister” by Train (I dare you not to sing along while this plays in Target)

1. “Firflies” by Owl City.  I loooooove this song.  My mom thinks I’m crazy, but I think this song is so fun.  For added effect, watch it on YouTube. (I’m 99% sure Randy will approve this video, Beck.)

Didn’t make the cut: “Alone” by Hart, Kris Allen’s new single, the Irish New Year’s Eve song in Sex and the City, “Let My Love Open the Door” by Pete Townshend and “I Got a Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas—this last one only because that’s WAY too obvious of a selection.  No one should not have “I Got a Feeling” on their iPod…

So that’s more than 10… I’m just not decisive enough for this whole list thing.

Happy digital music shopping!

Update: For the record, I stated my love for the song “Everybody,” back in November…before it was featured on Grey’s Anatomy last night! Pretty much the most fun song ever…

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