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Top 5 Sonic Songs From The Sonic the Hedgehog Games

Featured image: Fair Use. Source: https://thestand.news/u/M_L124 Sonic the Hedgehog was debuted in 1991 by the Japanese video game giant SEGA. Three decades of SEGA’s favorite blue misfit have produced a ton of video games, movies, and television shows. The popularity of Sonic the Hedgehog has spread globally. Many people regard Sonic to be among the…

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Top 5 Delightfully Good J-Pop Songs

J-pop music encompasses a range of imaginative elements. Many of these elements are way beyond a person’s imagination. Have you heard of such a baffling music genre? Nope, I haven’t and that’s because J-Pop is just too peculiar. Today we’ll mainly focus on J-Pop music and the various songs within it. Over the years, J-Pop…

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New Release Review: Delete After Listening EP by Shi Kargo

Shi Kargo is back with a new creative musical project—an EP titled Delete After Listening. The EP is an Amapiano-influenced instrumental project that is melodic, rhythmic, soothing, and energetic all in one inspiringly musical package. The EP was released today, June 24th, 2022. Delete After Listening features such notable names as Markus Enochson and Kabeey…

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Learn About ANLIL And Her New Single, “Young Heart”

Sometimes it’s refreshing when a musician decides to visit not just the darker side of emotions in their music, but also the darker side of people. ANLIL has done just that by focusing on the feelings and perspective of the heartbreaker—rather than the typical perspective of the heartbroken—in her dark yet emotionally moving single “Young…

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5 Songs I’m Listening to Now

1. “Love Of Your Life,” Jack Savoretti This is a very pretty and serious song about how some things—namely, love—are worth waiting for. It gives me the best kind of throwback vibes with a certain type of ’90s sound that you should check out for yourself. 2. “Heart So Big,” Matoma & A R I…

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MIKA’s Best Non-English Songs

Featured Image: Liliane Callegari. Used under the following license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/. Fair Use. No modifications made. No endorsements by photographer. If you know anything about MIKA, you know he’s an international celebrated pop star. What you may not know, however, is just how multicultural he and his music are. I’m going to cover some of my…

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The Best Julia Michaels Songs

Featured Image: Justin Higuchi from Los Angeles, CA, USA, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Fair Use. There’s something special about Julia Michaels. She addresses emotions in her songs that some artists don’t really tackle. (Listen to “All Your Exes” or “Love Is Weird” below to get an idea of what I mean). What’s…

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BLACKPINK: Top 10 Songs

“Information conveyed within this post is factual & opinionated”. K-Pop band “BLACKPINK“ is the edgiest, most provocative, most amusing, and most delightful girl group in the pop music industry. BLACKPINK consists of four artists: Lisa (Main Dancer), Jennie (Lead Vocals), Jisoo (Lead Vocals), and Rosé (Lead Dancer). Founded in August 2016, their public image and their music make them the epitome of an epic,…

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The Best George Ezra Songs

Featured Image: Chris, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Fair Use. In case you haven’t heard, I’ve got some exciting news! George Ezra’s third studio album, Gold Rush Kid, is set to be released on June 10th, 2022! To celebrate, I thought I’d share what I believe to be the best George Ezra songs…

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My Favorite Singers

In today’s post, I’d like to share my favorite singers with you all. This seems to be a pretty important topic to include on any music blog, as anyone who actually is interested in what I have to say is going to want to know more about what music I enjoy the most and why.…

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Hollywood Undead Top 5 Songs

Featured Image: Sven Mandel, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. The North American rap-rock band Hollywood Undead is by far one of the edgiest bands I’ve ever listened to. Their music—a combination of gangster rap & rock music—has quite the ingredient of intensity. Hollywood Undead consists of Charlie Scene, Danny, Funny Man, J-Dog, &…

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Phoebe Bridgers’ 5 Best Lyrics

Featured Image: David Lee from Redmond, WA, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0&gt;, via Wikimedia Commons. Fair Use. If, like me, you ever feel the urge to stare blankly at your ceiling while a single, cinematic tear rolls down your cheek, I’d recommend putting on Phoebe Bridgers. She tends to provide a perfect soundtrack for people…

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5 Best 8D Songs

I recently—and completely by accident—discovered the joys of 8D music. 8D music can be described as music that is engineered to more or less trick your brain into thinking you are 1) hearing music coming from different directions around you, and 2) hearing music in a larger space than you are. Think “front row at…

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Best Non-English Songs

I realize that we have many readers around the world on this blog, and I am deeply honored and moved by this fact. Say what you will about the internet, but its potential to connect people from every corner of the planet is unmatched and undeniable. That being said, I generally assume that many of…

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Melanie Martinez’s Top Songs

Image: DeShaun Craddock. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/. Melanie Martinez is an American singer-songwriter known for pop with a dark yet playful edge. While I’m still getting familiar with Martinez’s music, a few songs have stuck out to me as true greats that I keep replaying. I’m going to share them with you in hopes that you will…

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New Single Review: “This Song” by Shi Kargo & Wakithi

Today, I have had the pleasure of listening to “This Song,” a wonderful, melodic single from Shi Kargo and Wakithi. This dynamic duo has created a rhythmic masterpiece that evokes happiness, energy, and a variety of other feelings that you won’t want to miss. Wakithi’s vocals add a layer to Shi Kargo’s magic as the…

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Less-Common MIKA Songs You Need to Hear

Image by Kmeron, used under the following license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ No changes made, no rights reserved. Fair Use. If you are at least somewhat familiar with MIKA music (which, honestly, isn’t all that likely if you are a US reader, which means you should check out my last post about MIKA’s best songs), you probably know…

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Holiday Music Gems on YouTube

The holidays are upon us again, somehow. Rather than question how COVID-19 has messed with our heads where time is concerned, or whether the magnetic poles did something to the time-space continuum, I think we should just look on the bright side, embrace the holidays, and feel thankful that the season of love, hope, and…

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Sleeping with Sirens’ Top Songs

Ever since 2009, punk rock boy band Sleeping With Sirens has captivated audiences with their awe-inspiring lyrics, personality, and approach to music. The tremendous talent of vocalist Kellin Quinn,  guitarists Jack Fowler and Jesse Lawson, bassist Justin Hills, and drummer Gabe Barham gained enough recognition that metalcore label Rise Records signed them and released their debut album, With Ears To…

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Top 5 Songs of The 21st Century

You’d think I’d be afraid to tackle a topic as large and bold as the best five songs of the 21st Century (so far). The thing is, I’m not afraid of much, and I’m definitely not afraid of sharing my opinion. When you also consider that this blog is purely opinion-based, there’s no reason that…

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Songs to Welcome Fall

Happy Fall, everyone! I hope you are all doing well while we continue to try to get by in this weird era. To get you started on the autumn transitory period, I’ve decided to offer suggestions on 5 songs to help you with the many phases that Fall can bring. Some are new tracks, while…

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Top 5 Instrumental Tracks

From time to time – usually when I’m working – I like to listen to *gasp* songs without lyrics! These may be traditional piano tracks, techno tunes, or something else without lyrics. This month, I’m going to share my five favorites with you! 1. “Bodi Finds The Fire,” Adam Friedman and Rolfe Kent This rousing…

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The Best Songs by MIKA

Featured Image by Kārlis Dambrāns. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/#. Fair Use. I recently had the pleasure of being introduced to the music of Lebanese-British singer-songwriter MIKA (or Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr.). MIKA’s songs are unique and a complete delight to the ear. While he has a number of fantastic tunes for music lovers to enjoy, I am going…

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Top 5 Cover Songs

Good Morning! This month I want to cover my 5 favorite cover songs. I’m going to let the links speak for themselves this time 🙂 1. “Smile,” Adam Friedman (Nat King Cole Cover) 2. “Flagpole Sitta,” Elohim & AWOL Nation (Harvey Danger Cover) 3. “All Time Low,” Andy Grammer (Jon Bellion Cover) 4. “Animals,” Mbandi…

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Top 5 A R I Z O N A Songs

A R I Z O N A is a band that made it onto my favorites list recently. I’ve mentioned them in a few posts here (and recently watched their livestream concert!), but I haven’t dedicated a post specifically to their music. As such, I wanted to take time in this month’s post to point…

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Top 5 Holiday Songs

I’m about to admit something that may make some people hate me: I really don’t like holiday music. Sure, I will listen to Frosty the Snowman if my niece requests it (or something like that), but I would never seek out most traditional holiday tunes. That being said, I do have a few less typical…

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The Best Music-Themed Movies: Part 2

This is the second installment of a new series about my top ten favorites in a variety of music-related categories. Read on to learn about five more of my favorite music-themed movies. 6. Mamma Mia! C’mon, who doesn’t love Mamma Mia?! Even if you somehow don’t like the re-imagined ABBA tunes, you can appreciate this funny…

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25 Songs You Need Right Now

We are in weird times. Some call them scary times, but I’m trying to remain optimistic enough to simply call them “sad times.” Sad because so many are ill or lost or nervous, but hopeful because good times are still ahead. That being said, I know that everyone is already getting antsy with disrupted schedules.…

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Top 5 Julia Michaels Songs

Featured Image: Justin Higuchi from Los Angeles, CA, USA, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Fair Use. Julia Michaels has become quite popular in the pop realm recently, especially among young women who relate to her, well, highly relatable songs and enjoy their fresh sounds. However, there are some songs that I feel non-superfans…

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December by the Moody Blues

I may have mentioned this before, but my favorite holiday tradition that I literally just celebrate with myself – most of the time – is listening to the album December by the Moody Blues nearly everyday throughout December (and sometimes part of January). I’m not going to link to every song or leave a long review, but…

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Top 5 Future Islands Songs

Image by: Dani.rg [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]. No changes have been made. Future Islands is such a unique music group with such emotional, inspiring, creative music that I felt that it was time to devote a post to their music. And so – as you might have guessed – I’ve decided to share my 5…

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Top 5 Songs – 9/23/2019

Hello and happy Fall! I’ve finally got another list of songs that inspired me enough to share them with you. Here they are – let me know what you think in the comments! 1. “Slow It Down,” Mike Posner This is one of my favorite Walk-era Mike Posner songs. I even find the rapping to…

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Top 5 Songs – 8.14.2019

Happy August, everyone! Sorry I was absent in July. I didn’t have a lot of musical inspiration. Now I’ve got five new (some old-but-new-to-me) favorite songs to share with you! Here they are: 1. Flagpole Sitta – Elohim  This cover of the Harvey Danger song adds a chill, mega-modern edge to the 1997 classic.  The video…

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Positive Music

So I’ve been in a funk lately. Without getting into too many details, I keep falling into negative mindsets despite efforts not to. I was playing around with spotify.me recently – because I love it! – and it told me a very sobering fact: The majority of my favorite music is sad!!!! Not specifically “Sad”…

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Songs I’m Listening to Now: 4-17-2019

Good morning (in Northwest Indiana), everyone! I’ve finally rounded up five more songs that are currently inspiring me. Here they are! (P.S. – Don’t forget to check out my Latest Updates if you haven’t yet!) 1. “Never Enough,” from The Greatest Showman.  Sooo I just now saw this movie for the first time. Please don’t judge…

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Songs I’m Listening to Now: 3-1-2019

This is the beginning of an ongoing series – anytime I round up five favorite “new” songs, I will put out a post of this nature! Here goes: 1. “Move On,” Mike Posner My latest Mike Posner favorite. This is one of the most inspiring, emotional and uplifting releases that I’ve experienced so far this…

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5 Favorite Marian Hill Songs

First of all – I apologize for my gap in posts. Hopefully it won’t happen again for a while. Moving on. Literally no one knows this, but one of my go-to work playlists on Spotify includes a BUNCH of music by Marian Hill. This duo has a knack for creating some extremely catchy, electro-songs (I…

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Is It Me, or Does It Feel Like July?

First  – HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! 2019 is almost here, and I hope it brings you all peace, joy and wonderful opportunities. Second – If you don’t know anything about Kara’s Flowers, you really need to. What is a Kara’s Flower? You may be shocked to find out that Kara’s Flowers is a mostly failed band of…

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5 Songs You Need to Listen to Now

This is an eclectic post of 5 songs that are really impacting me emotionally right now. Take a look at my suggestions and enjoy! “Close,” nobigdyl – We all know that I only heard of this song through some weird twist of finding out that Adam Friedman is on the chorus and produced/co-wrote. After all, Christian…

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Songs for the Eclipse

The 2017 Solar Eclipse is here! I am not in the path of totality, but viewability here should be between 80 and 90 percent, so it is hard to complain too much – although cloud covers may dampen the excitement. To celebrate today’s historic natural event, I thought I’d share my Top 5 favorite songs with astrological…

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