Elvis is the man. How could I have went this long without him on the list?
Elvis is the man. How could I have went this long without him on the list?
Some new ones this week. I like to mix it up a bit but some songs are just too awesome. Coming in at #1 this week was Breath by Breaking Benjamin. Such a great song. I think I might have to get the Phobia cd. A close second is Beg by Evan’s Blue. What were your top 5?
So I decided to give the top 5 an update. This way you can see the song the album and how many times it was played. It helps give you a better understanding of how much I really like these songs. As you can see I am really digging Evans Blue and Snow Patrol. I still can’t believe that I deleted Snow Patrol’s Final Straw Album. A friend of mine in college put it on my computer and I went through it once and didn’t really like it and so it went in the trash. Boy am I sorry I did that. Anyway, as always post your top 5.
So I know it’s been a while since the last time I posted these, so I figured I do one just to see what you guys are listening to.
5. “Umbrella” by Rihana and Jay-Z. I know I know but I was making a mixed CD for the wife and I can’t get this song out of my head. It’s really catchy. It reminds me a little bit of Zombie by the Cranberries. Anyway feel free to tease me.
4. “I Wanna Rock” by Twisted Sister. When me and the boys went to Tornonto we rocked this song in the MV going across to America’s hat. It was a lot of fun.
3. “Broken” by Lifehouse. I posted this song earlier in the week for all the people I know going through a hard time. I am glad that some of you found it helpful.
2. “Hallelujah” by Paramore. I can’t say enough about this band. Not a be fan of the female rock voice but this little girl can sing man. This song is chilling too. I highly recommend their cd.
1. “From The Inside Out” by Hillsong United. This is my #1 for so many reasons. This song was first introduced to me by Los from Ragamuffin Soul. The lyrics of this song really hit me in so many ways. What’s really cool is for you New Song reader, we’ll be introducing this song this Sunday. So be prepared.
So that’s it. As always post yours.
So I realize with all this t-shirt business going on I have been lacking in my blogging. I totally missed the Top 5 last week, so this week I am doing my top 10. So here we go.
10. “Apocalypse Please” By Muse. These guys have been sitting in my iTunes for like 3 weeks now. They are so talented. A little political but that’s okay.
9. “Stockholm Syndrome” By Muse. Really crazy guitar work on this one.
8.” Soldier’s Poem” By Muse. This song reminds me of Elvis’ version of “fools rush in”. It’s a very moody song. I bet you can guess what it’s about! Anyway great song.
7. “Lazy Eye” By Silversun Pickups. Can’t get enough of this song
6. “All We Need Is You” By Mr. Charlie Hall. I am so Jacked we are playing this at NewSong on Sunday. I love this song. The words are so simple but guess what…it defines what are attitude should be!
5. “Micah 6:8″ By Mr. Charlie Hall. I will tell you this one day we will play this song at NewSong.
4.”Disarray” By Lifehouse. Oh the goodness of Lifehouse. Go buy the record.
3.”If This Is Goodbye” By Lifehouse. Not on the CD only in iTunes online store. I’m mad about it but I had to buy it.
2.”Broken” By Lifehouse. This so is so perfect in so many ways. I may have to post this one.
1.5.”Who We Are” I agree with Conner, this should have been the Cd’s first single.
1.”Whatever It Takes” By Lifehouse. Speechless about this song. That’s why it’s #1!
Ok so this turned into a MUSE and Lifehouse fanboy session but I love music and I love these guys. As alway post your tops.
There are few things that I have waited for with such great anticipation. Lifehouse has always been one of those bands that I find myself coming back to again and again. Just when I have forgotten all about them they come back with a song that just sticks out and comes through with a lot of emotion. They also kill when it comes to soundtracks and songs for teenage mellow drama. Hey what can I say I dig sissy rock.
The new CD “Who We Are” is the band’s fourth offering and like the three before it blends a nice mix of rockin songs as well as emotional check lists. I went to Meijer at 2:00 am to get this badboy and I am so glad I did. Let me break it down for you right quick.
1. Disarray: Kicks off the album nicely. This is the sound that you expect from Lifehouse. It has a familiar feel. Slow and steady verse with a high tempo chorus.
2. First Time: This is the bands first single and I never got to hear it all the way through because they only had it on their myspace for a minute or so. Now that I have head it all the way I love it even more. Another great hit.
3. Whatever It Takes: This song is probably one of my favorites on the record. It’s the perfect “I messed up and I’m sorry” song. Again an emotional song.
4. Who We Are: This song is a little different from the rest of their songs. However it still takes off and and rocks. You just have to give it a second. Good song.
5. Broken: This song is a previously unreleased song from their Blyss days. This is another emotional/inspirational song. This is where they get back to their worship roots. It’s really about just hanging on for dear life to God because you know He is the only one who can save you. Really GREAT STUFF!
6. The Joke: This song really took me by surprise. I was like wow where did that come from? It has kinda a swing feeling to it. Really different but still really cool. I admire bands who try new things even if it is a risk.
7. Easier To Be: This song has an old feel to it. Like the stuff on their first and second record. The songs that were good but no one knew about. Musically there is some great guitar work on there.
8. Make Me Over: Back to business on this song. Jason really shows his vocal talent in this song. The dude can slide up and down like a yodeler. Good song but not my favorite on the CD.
9. Mesmerized: The CD takes a little slide here. I have only listen to the CD twice all the way through so this song still has to grow on me. Now a big fan of it. This is another song where they tried something different but with not as much success.
10. Bridges: Cd picks up a little here. They lay down some fat beats and march it out. Good stuff. Sounds a lot like the first record.
11. Learn You Inside Out: This song sounds like something John Lennon whould have wrote. It’s a lot of piano. Good stuff though. I really like the mood of it.
12. Storm: This is another song from the Blyss days. This song is so great. Another nod to worship. In this studio mix Jason starts the song by himself. It sounds like he is down in a pit. Slowly the piano comes in as he gets into the meat of the song. Great mix. Really happy they finally put this on a record. Lifehouse always finishes their CDs strong.
Over all I give the Vocals 5 out of 5 stars. Music 4 out of 5 (Only because they slipped a little with Mesmerized). Lyrics I give it 6 out of 5 stars. The dude can just write what’s on his heart. Nuff said. Now go buy it.
*****Update***** Two things. 1 iTunes being the punks they are, are selling a song that is not on the CD! What the crap is that all about? Anyway, I bought it for 99¢. It’s called “If This Is Goodbye”. They’re lucky it is a great song otherwise I would be angry. So make sure you pick that one up as well. Secondly, being the nice guy I am I am posting one of my favorite songs from the CD. It’s called “Watever It Takes”. Lyrically powerful song. Check it out!http://www.rthawkins.com/music/whateverittakes.mp3″