Friday, July 10, 2009

Top Five Friday

I won't lie to you, I'm incredibly bored. And completely out of ideas - like literally nothing to say about anything. So until I actually come up with something interesting to write about, every Friday I'm going to do what bored and lazy writers the world over do - make lists! The specifics of the list will change but two things will always be constant - it will always contain five items and it will always be about music (yeah yeah I know, sports blog - shut your mouth). This week's list:

Top Five Song Beats
Last week dealt strictly with drum beats - this week, the song as a whole. I'll admit they're fairly similar and probably shouldn't have been posted in back to back weeks. My criteria for this week's category was anything that gets your foot to tapping or your money-maker making money.

5. Summer Love - Justin Timberlake
Say what you will about the man's dubious musical history, but as a solo artist JT gets it done. I will hear no arguments on the matter.

4. Hospital Beds - Cold War Kids
I've said it before and I'll say it again - the human body is biologically unable to stay still during this song.

3. Mo Money, Mo Problems - Notorious B.I.G. feat. Puff Daddy & MA$E
I don't get too many opportunities to write an 'S' as a dollar sign, so I have to take them when they come. And yes, I know this is a sample from a Diana Ross song but Puffy punched it up quite a bit and it's vastly superior. Also, why on earth did they Puffy putt with the pin still in the cup? I'm pretty sure that's a 2-stroke penalty.

2. Train in Vain (Stand by Me) - The Clash
If you don't get up and dance while you're listening to this, during the night Joe Strummer's ghost will let the air out of your car tires.

1. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
This song has so much funk, the Mennen Corporation was called in to clean it up. Wow, that was brutal - please don't let it affect your enjoyment of the song.

Honourable Mention

Crazy in Love - Beyonce
Again, it's a sample - from here - but that seems to be the way it goes. I think this song also gains from the iconic dance Warren Sapp did to honour it. And the official video is the dictionary definition of someone knocking it out of the park.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think you are missing two big ones that are a bit on the classic side.

Elvis Costello - Pump it up.
The Knack - My Sharona

Jeff K