A beautifully, heartbreaking song.
My favorite thing about music is when you “meet” a song that just gets you – deep, down to the core of who you are and what you’ve experienced. It’s a real kind of magic; a type of audible medicine. The following songs speak to me on a personal level for various reasons during various times.
A cool cover of my favorite song from Sir Majesty Elton John.
I’ve posted about Twin Shadow A LOT and for good reason – his music is just so damn cool. He’s one of those few artists with a vast collection of songs that I like – not just one or two singles. I highly recommend listening to his recent album, Caer, and then moving on to his 2015 gem Eclipse. Standouts from Caer for me include: “Brace (f/ Rainsford),” “Saturdays (f/ HAIM),” “Littlest Things,” and “Runaway.”
The boys of *NSYNC – JC, Justin, Joey, Chris and Lance – will always hold a special place in my 90’s teen-girl heart. I can’t believe they are only today just getting their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. That being said, in honor of this fun and well-deserved occasion, here’s a list of some of my favorite *NSYNC songs.
“I Want You Back”: Of course I have to start this list off with the band’s debut single (circa 1998) that starts with young, blond, curly-haired JT’s sexy-ass voice. Oh what that voice (and hair) did to teenage girls across the world in the late ’90s…
“Tearin’ Up My Heart”: I always loved the lyrics and chorus to this pop banger from the quintet.
“Thinking Of You (I Drive Myself Crazy)”: I was OBSESSED with this music video of the boys going crazy in a mental hospital over some (lame) chicks. While ridiculous, it was a lot of fun to watch. And nothing beats JC Chasez belting “Crazy Crazy” while donning a straight jacket. Everything about this song was CRAZY GOOD.
“Bye Bye Bye”: This is the song that everyone knew the dance moves to. And to this day, I still perform (yes, perform) some of the hand motions when this song comes on in my car. It’s the best form of muscle memory.
“It’s Gonna Be Me”: Another fantastic gem of a pop song.
“This I Promise You”: My favorite *NSYNC ballad, but probably the worst music video of all time (sorry boys.)
“Pop”: The best “FUCK YOU” to the pop haters out there that I’ve ever heard. The boys didn’t get nearly enough credit as they should have for sticking it to their critics and coming out on top.
“The Two Of Us”: I was always partial to this song. It’s probably in my top 3.
“Are You Gonna Be There”: A lesser known song for sure, as it was never released on one of their albums (which always surprised me), but still a FANTASTIC song. I love when JC goes all high and falsetto and he does it beautifully here in the bridge.
“If I’m Not the One”: Another lesser known song that wasn’t on any of their albums. BUT one of my all-time favorites nonetheless.