Summer seems to have had a mellowing effect on my musical tastes, because everything is quite chilled on this installment of #stuckonrepeat. For the full playlist, click here.
I’m On Fire – Bruce Springsteen
Edgy with synthesisers, but still that late night-dark road, rock n roll that I love. You can’t beat a tune from the Boss. The original and the best version.
Favourite lyric: Hey little girl is your daddy home/Did he go away and leave you all alone/I got a bad desire/I’m on fire
Love Is Blindness – The Damn Truth
Heard on an advert and I shamefully never realised that it was a U2 song. Love the vocals on this version, there’s an urgency to the desire which borders on hysteria.
Favourite lyric: Love is blindness/I don’t want to see/Won’t you wrap the night/Around me?
Hushabye Mountain – Julie London
A classic lullaby that stuck with me for years and then I heard it on an advert for Audi and fell for its charms again. The sibilance alone is a joy to hear.
Favourite lyric: The winds of night so softly are sighing/Soon they will fly your troubles to sea.
I have to thank Jack Savoretti for introducing me to this beautiful tune. It’s ethereal and wistful and reminds me of big sunset skies.
Favourite lyric: So low and behold we’re all just silhouettes in the sunset
You Do Something To Me – Skunk Anansie
I already loved the Paul Weller version but together with Skin’s voice this transcends into something vulnerable and delicate, but could still rip you apart.
Favourite lyric: You do something wonderful/Then chase it all away/Mixing my emotions/That throws me back again
I heard this in the final moments of the last ever episode of Reign and adored the melancholy nature of it. It sounds like the song of a disappointed lover, knowing they will be hurt again.
Favourite lyric: Oh, the devil’s inside/You opened the door/You gave him a ride
Unforgettable – French Montana, Swae Lee, Major Lazer
The sound of the summer, laid back and sexy. I prefer the Major Lazer remix to give it a bit of a punch.
Favourite lyric: I’m gonna catch the rhythm while she push up against me/Ooh, and she tipsy
Thinking Of A Place – The War On Drugs
Someone shared this on Twitter and I found I couldn’t stop playing it. It changes and moves as if exploring the soul. Ten minutes of utter bliss that I need to play very loudly on a road trip somewhere warm.
Favourite lyric: Love me every night/Drown me in the water/Hold my hand and there’s something turning me
Thanks to Ozark for this one, it’s the song that Tuck plays on stop on the jukebox and I can see why. It’s borderline honkytonk mixed with a bit of darkness.
Favourite lyric: You’re still damn good, no one’s gotten to you yet
What are your current musical earworms? Let me know in the comments!