I have been out of the “Top 40” groove for a while. A while = a year or more.
This doesn’t mean I don’t love music. It’s just the opposite. If you sit back and wait long enough, it will come to you. In my case, it comes to me from other bloggers and Facebook friends. Sometimes it even comes to my by recommended tracks on Spotify.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a Top 40 snob. Apparently, (according to Facebook) the song that defines my 2014 was Taylor Swift’s, “Shake It Off” (cuz the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate…and I’m okay with that so it sorta fits, in a bizarre way…).
In the middle of last year I was introduced to American Authors…you might recognize this:
Or maybe this one, if you are fond of Kodaline:
These two groups are ranking up there with Cold Play (whom I adore)…but then today, my buddy, Rob, at the V-Lounge posted a link to a song by Tired Pony, the likes of whom I’d never heard of, but I had a listen and had to Google this group.
I found that their frontman is Gary Lightbody (of Snow Patrol fame) and I went straight to Spotify to see if they had anything out there, which they did, and like American Authors and Kodaline? I’m hooked and they now have a fan.
During the summer months I listened to a top 100 list on Spotify while lifting and laying out by the pool and discovered Sia, whose “Chandelier” won my heart.
I downloaded everything I could of hers and love all of it.
Yet I haven’t heard much more than what I’ve posted here on mainstream radio (and I am too cheap to get satellite radio in my ’07 Toyota) but I am so happy that I discovered Spotify.
The message of this post is that music makes me happy; music makes me think, and music (maybe most importantly) makes me sing along.
How do you find your latest tunes? Do you just search your specific genre or do you listen, and pick up on, what your friends recommend?
P.S…Thanks, Rob! You are now to blame for a new musical obsession.
Have a great night! 🙂