Blur – Song 2

Doesn’t this song make you want to do something crazy?


Fall Out Boy – Young Volcanoes

I like this song. Not sure what’s going on in the vid though. Haven’t really watched it, but I see blood and darkness. Well, the song’s upbeat, at least!

I’ve always liked Patrick Stump’s voice. I used to not admit that I liked Fall Out Boy. I guess I’m not really a “real” fan, but I do enjoy about 3 of their songs at the mo’.

Anyway, enjoy!

Bethany Joy Lenz – Elsewhere (Cover)

Oh the quiet child awaits the day when she can break free
The mold that clings like desperation
Mother can’t you see I’ve got to live my life the way I feel is right for me
Might not be right for you but it’s right for me, oh

I believe, this is heaven to no one else but me
And I’ll defend it as long as I can be
Left here to linger in silence
If I choose to, would you try to understand it?

I loved One Tree Hill — at least the four or five seasons I watched.
This is Bethany Joy’s cover to Sarah McLachlan’s song.

MMLP2 – The Next Eminem Album

Oh shoot, a new album Eminem is coming! I always get hyped for new Eminem material even though I end up raising my expectations too high.  Plus, to call it the sequel of his best selling album is kind of ballsy. I don’t know if sober Em can top his first three major albums, which all won a Grammy for Best Rap Album, but as Jay-Z once said, “N’s want my old sh*t, buy my old albums.”

Only a 15 second sample of the next single (I think)! Rick Rubin is helping produce this album so hearing this Beastie Boys flow homage makes sense…but please, Em, can we have a lil’ (A LOT) less of the I’m-full-of-angst-RAWRRRR yelling you do in almost every song you’re in nowadays?? And this probably isn’t going to happen, but I miss hearing Ms. Track 13, Dina Rae, in a song and having Bass Brothers production.

Here’s a track, Survivalhe contributed for the latest Call of Duty video game:

Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago – Awesome

This is a song that I sung with my Church choir a few months ago. It was brought up again at our choir practice last night which is why I’m sharing it now! (Note: I’ll admit, the song does start off pretty darn slow. But it builds and becomes one of the most powerful songs I’ve ever heard.)

When I first heard this song, I thought it was kind of boring. Now, it’s one of my favorite songs. I first started liking the song more and more as we practiced it. Then, when we lead worship for service and sang this song, I realized just how powerful the song was. Our church congregation doesn’t often get REALLY into the worship songs, but my oh my were they diggin’ this song. From seeing the congregation giving it their all, along with my adrenaline pumping just from being up on stage, I was getting really into this song, too. I was singing and dancing up on stage with my choir crew, having a blast and just worshipping God. That’s what it’s all about. man!

Anyway, enjoy and may you all be blessed and be a blessing today!

Lorde – Royals [2013]

And we’ll never be royals
It don’t run in our blood
That kind of lux just ain’t for us
We crave a different kind of buzz

This song reached American shores a couple months ago, slowly building buzz, and is becoming your friend’s favorite song of the moment. It will certainly be on my Top Songs of 2013 list, but I’ve played it so many times and listened to numerous covers that I’m already tired of it. And it’s not even due to having heard it nonstop on the radio because I haven’t even heard it on the radio yet (I don’t really listen to the radio though…). However, the song is currently number one of the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, the first female to do so in 17 years, and #24 (and climbing) on the Top 100. One awesome thing about all of  this that she’s only 16 years old!

Here are a couple covers and a remix of the catchy tune:

Kina Grannis (SWOOOOOOON!) & Fresh Big Mouf – My fav cover for obvious reasons.

Selena Gomez – She tried LOL.

A remix by The Weeknd – Minimal crooning thankfully.

Backstreet’s Back ALRIGHT! – In A World Like This Tour, Virginia Beach, VA

A few of us at Jukebox Divvy attended the Backstreet Boys and I would have to agree that, surprisingly, this was the best concert that I’ve attended. And I’ve attended numerous! It most likely has to deal with the nostalgic factor and the awesome feeling of freely dancing like crazy in the pouring rain.

Outdoor concerts rule!