Listening Lately

This may be a little weird, but I’ve been in a 90s country mood lately.

My mom used to change the station every time this would come on the radio. That did nothing but make me curious about it, so I would watch hours of CMT during the summer hoping to see this video. I want a dress like Patty Loveless wears in it. Don’t you love it? It’s all flowy and white and no one is wearing anything like that right now. I actually think this dress is part of my farmhouse fantasy life.

Warning: the dude’s ponytail is creeptastic and this is a song that glorifies cheating.

Ty Herndon. Forever one of my favorites. What has he been up to lately? Singing “You Can Leave Your Hat On” and none of you told me about it, that’s what.

You won’t find me listening to much of Kenny Chesney’s more recent offerings, but I do love some of his earlier songs.

In case it’s ever a question on Jeopardy — someone once left me a drunken voicemail singing this song. Took me a while to get past that and love this song again, but I have 🙂

Enough 90s Nashville? Okay.

Caroline County — I love the name. And I think their cover of this song is sweet.

I just like this and some of the lyrics are really lovely.

I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up

And when you’re needing your space
To do some navigating
I’ll be here patiently waiting
To see what you find

‘Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We’ve got a lot to learn
God knows we’re worth it
No, I won’t give up

Listening Lately

These may be a bit slow for a Monday morning, but hopefully they’ll be a peaceful, gentle start to your week. Fair warning — some of them are lovey-dovey.

This duet between Michael Buble and Laura Pausini — siiiiigh.

This one has been popping up on one of my Spotify stations a lot and it’s grown on me. Catchy and sweet. Some of the lyrics are particularly nice.

She shows me everything she used to know,
Picture frames and country roads,
When the days were long and the world was small.
She stood by as it fell apart,
Separate rooms and broken hearts,
But I won’t be the one to let you go.

It really only takes a line or two for me to fall in love with a song.

If you watched my hair tutorial from yesterday you’ll recognize this song. “Dear Someone” by Red Molly (who I featured last time). I love their pure harmonies and “Dear Someone” is such a beautiful song. It’s like a wish and a prayer.

I love this performance of “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. How can you not smile (or cry) listening to this?

What if I’d been born fifty years before you
In a house on a street where you lived?
Maybe I’d be outside as you passed on your bike
Would I know?
And in a wide sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize
And I know

Am I the only person who has a difficult time not weeping when they hear “Desperado”? It’s a struggle for me. There’s so much emotion here…and who can’t identify with it in some way? Tori makes it come alive in a heartbreaking way.

Finally, “Emotional Connections” by Clint Mansell from the soundtrack to Last Night.

Hope you all have a lovely Monday, wherever you are. It’s our last week of school with students in the building and that makes for an exciting week. Enjoy yours, my friend.

Listening Lately

Figured that since tonight was the ACMs I’d let you know what I’ve been listening to.

Oh, Red Molly. Love ’em. Covering Dolly Parton makes me love them even more. You should really check out their music.

Yeah, I’m listening to more country lately. I blame it on the warm weather. Recently heard a version of “Redneck Girl” featuring Pat Green singing with the Bellamy Brothers. Pat Green reminds me of college. Always will. The frat boys were always wearing his concert t-shirts around. Alas, I wasn’t able to find that particular version to share, so you’ll have to settle for this video of Pat performing the song live.

Just started listening to him recently and apparently he was featured on Justified, but I managed to miss that. Justin Townes Earle has a voice I could listen to all day.

From One Day, which I haven’t seen yet, because I have to read it first. I’ve always been a sucker for Rachel Portman’s music.

I don’t typically listen to Rascal Flatts and this video is awfully cliched, but I do enjoy the song. Nice to hear Natasha Bedingfield. The country thing is interesting for her.

Totally heard this on a commercial like 23 million other people — and I love it.

And because I just can’t wait for Saturday —