Stuck On Repeat… July and August 2017

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.

Aerial Ocean – The Pines

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

My Eyes – The Lumineers

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

Still The Same – Bob Seger

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!

Stuck on repeat…July 2015

A small selection of what I’m playing over and over and over and over right now. Click on the titles for YouTube/Spotify links.

Calvin Harris + Disciples – How Deep is Your Love

It’s summer and the club tunes are hitting the charts. I love the deep-house-esque-ness of this. Something sultry to throw a few shapes to. 

Favourite lyric: I want you to breathe me, Let me be your air…

Simon & Garfunkel – El Condor Pasa (If I Could)

I knew the intro. I just didn’t realise it was S&G (thanks DJ Shadow) and immediately Shazam-ed it when watching Wild.

Favourite lyric: I’d rather be a hammer than a nail…

Bahamas – Lost in the Light

Another Shazam find whilst watching Very Good Girls. This song is a heady, languorous summer in musical form. 

Favourite lyric: Before we were lovers, I swear we were friends…

Aminata – Love Injected

Yes, this was indeed the Latvian entry for Eurovision 2015. I was surprised to hear something so decent being performed and it’s been on the playlist ever since. If you like this, you might like the winning Swedish entry by Loreen called Euphoria

Favourite lyric: Your love revives my soul…

Major Lazer (feat. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley) – Powerful 

I’ve had the album on shuffle for a while as I’m a little (a lot) addicted to Lean On but this is a gorgeous little tune. 

Favourite lyric: There’s an energy when you hold me, when you touch me, it’s so powerful…

Tay Salem – Zero

This is my favourite track from the forthcoming French Cold EP at the moment. Trust me, this talented bloke is going places.

Favourite lyric: Your demons, each evening, retreat…

Kings of Leon – Dancing on my Own

One of their Live Lounge covers. A beautiful, slightly dark version of the awesome track by Robyn.

Favourite lyric: I’m in the corner, watching you kiss her…

Ben Howard – I Forget Where We Were (Spotify Sessions)

I’m a huge Ben Howard fan and was lucky to have finally seen him live at Alexandra Palace earlier this year. This version of one of my favourites (from the album of the same name) never fails to lift me from a melancholy mood without being too overly happy-happy, joy-joy. Listen out for the “Wahey!” at the beginning, an instant smile inducer.

Favourite lyric: Only time is ours, the rest we’ll just wait and see…


What are your current earworms? Let me know! 

Catherine x