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Add Some April and May 2021 Music To Your Day

Add Some April and May 2021 Music To Your Day June 2, 2021

 

Every week I feature new music in the Last Week In Life.

Every Month I take the music I introduce weekly and put them into one big blog post.

I skipped April and decided to combine that month with May.

And added a few more songs.

So here are the TOP 40

New Tunes In The Jukebox Baby

The boys who brought us a BANG last year and made us Way Less Sad this year

are back with their full length album OK ORCHESTRA

I’m here to let you know that

Adventure is Out There-AJR

I keep losing my socks
I got nothing to wear
I bet they’re at her place
A house where I can’t show my face
How I wanna be there
Holy moly, it’s a real do-nothing day
I could change address and try another state
I could change my name, it won’t do anything
Adventure is out there
Adventure is out there
So why am I in here
So why am I in here today?

And AJR is not content to just look for their missing socks, but they have teamed up with Weezer to bring us a newer version of their song “All My Favorite Songs“.

All my favorite songs are slow and sad
All my favorite people make me mad
Everything that feels so good is bad, bad, bad (hey, hey)
All my favorite songs are slow and sad
I don’t know what’s wrong with me (ooh, ooh, ooh)
I don’t know what’s wrong with me (ooh, ooh, ooh)

  And Weezer not only put out a new song about music, but also put out a new song about books with Grapes of Wrath.

I’m gonna rock my audible
Headphone Grapes of Wrath
Drift off to oblivion
I just don’t care, I just don’t care

The Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award winners BTS are back with a brand new single.

Get ready to be wowed by the worthy follow up to Dynamite, the song Butter...

Smooth like butter
Like a criminal undercover
Gon’ pop like trouble
Breakin’ into your heart like that (Ooh)
Cool shade stunner
Yeah, I owe it all to my mother
Hot like summer
Yeah, I’m makin’ you sweat like that
Break it down

If you can’t get enough of his boy band sensation from South Korea check out Film Out.

From all the memories stored in my heart
I gather up the ones of you, link them together
Gazing at them projected across the room
I feel you with every burst of pain

Don’t have to be right
Just wanted you to stay the way you are
Kind hearted, always smiling, but
If tears can be measured, it took this long but
I’ve barely made it by your side
And found you

Last year Twenty One Pilots gave us some good tunes and this year they continue the streak with Choker

I don’t bother anyone
Nervous when I stand
Choking on the circumstance
Only smoking second hand (mhm)
Cut us up and spread us out (mhm)
Dry us in the sand (mhm)
Lay the fibers side by side (mhm)
And you’ll begin to understand (mhm)
I know it’s over
I was born a choker
Nobody’s coming for me, coming for me

I think Twenty One Pilots are having a  Good Day

 I can feel my saturation leaving me slowly
Broke the news on mom’s vacation
Oh, but you know me
Low-key, I’m all right
Would you say you depend on the weather?
My sunshine
Is a buzz and a light, I’ll be singing out
I know it’s hard to beliIve me
It’s a good day

Ashe is back to let us know that I’m Fine

I try to say I’m fine (I’m fine)
You don’t (You don’t)
Believe (Believe me)
When I say I’m alright (Alright)
You know (You know)
I need you when I try to say I’m fine (I’m fine)
You know (You know)
It’s just (Because I)
Can’t admit when I’m sad (I’m sad)
But thank God (You know)
I need you when I try to say I’m fine

And The Strumbellas are our Greatest Enemy

This might be my last trip, my life’s an asterisk
I’m trying to break out of this feeling like I’m in a casket
I can’t get past it, all of this madness
I wanna set my past on fire, I’ll strike a match and

[Pre-Chorus] I don’t wanna feel this comedown (Down)
I don’t wanna feel this comedown (Down)

[Chorus] Feeling like I can be anything I wanna be
But I know I’ll always be my greatest enemy
I know how you want me
Nothing’s gonna stop me
And I know I’ve always been my greatest enemy

 Some of my other favorite bands have returned in 2021

Imagine Dragons-Follow You

I will follow you way down wherever you may go
I’ll follow you way down to your deepest low
I’ll always be around wherever life takes you
You know I’ll follow you

Coldplay-Higher Power

 That you’ve got a higher power
Got me singing every second, dancing every hour
Oh yeah, you’ve got a higher power
And you’re really someone I wanna know (Oh oh)

OneRepublic-Run

When I was a young boy living in the city
All I did was run run run run run
Staring at the lights they look so pretty
Momma said “son son son son son
You’re gonna grow up, you’re gonna get old
All that glitters don’t turn to gold
But until then just have your fun
Boy, run run run run run”

Yeah, run run run
Run run run

 

And here they are again singing one of their biggest hits for nurses. It’s the first song that attracted me to their music and had me Counting Stars.

Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But, baby, I’ve been, I’ve been praying hard
Said no more counting dollars
We’ll be counting stars
Yeah, we’ll be counting stars

 And from earlier in the year M.I.A  from Sheppard.

‘Cause I’m M.I.A
Undercover, I’ll be in my zone
Yeah, I’m M.I.A
You can leave a message at the tone
‘Cause I’m M.I.A
Everybody wonders where I’ve gone
But I’m M.I.A
I’m M.I.A

Also From Earlier in the Year, Congradulations to Fitz (and Bryce Vine)

Rain on my parade
Go ahead, throw me off my game
Holdin’ that trophy above me
In a stadium full of empty seats
Little late, but I’m here
Say congratulations
To the face in the mirror
I’m saying, “Congratulations”
Over to the window, do a celebration
You don’t wanna say it to me
I’m gonna say it to myself
Congratulations

 OK GO made several new different versions of their 2020 Stuck at Home Song. Here is one of those versions.

All Together Now

All those colors we painted yesterday
They look so different now
And all those harmonies we sang yesterday
All sound so different somehow
Though they’re all still the same
Everything’s untouched but forever changed

And some veteran singers are back

with new material for your listening ears.

 Peggy Seeger: Folksongs of Courting and Complaint (1955) -First Farewell (2021)

Gotta Get Home By Midnight: I wrote this song to combine a couple of different ideas around ageing. The first is that when I wake up in the morning I can feel as old as the hills but I gradually feel younger as the day goes on. The second is that however old you are, you can still be very passionate and want to race home to be with your love. I do have to be in bed by midnight though as my coach will change into a pumpkin. There’s a time when everyone has to go and you shouldn’t apologise for it.

The Original Beach Boys are sort of back with their children.

Let them Add Some Music To Your Day

You’ll hear it while you’re walkin’ by a neighbor’s home
You’ll hear it faintly in the distance when you’re on the phone
You’re sittin’ in a dentist’s chair
And they’ve got music for you there
To add some music
(Add some music add some add some music to your)
To your day
A bob didit a bop didit

And Sir Elton John is back with singer Rita Sawayama singing about their Chosen Family

We don’t need to be related to relate
We don’t need to share genes or a surname
You are, you are
My chosen, chosen family
So what if we don’t look the same?
We been going through the same thing
Yeah, you are, you are
My chosen, chosen family

Continuing with way too many songs are a pair both chronicling two different accounts of

Growing Up.

Taylor Swift-The Best Day being the more upbeat one.

I don’t know why all the trees change in the fall
I know you’re not scared of anything at all
Don’t know if Snow White’s house is near or far away
But I know I had the best day
With you today

Amy Shark-Amy Shark being the more dower one.

You should see the shows I play
And hear them sing the words I say
I wonder sometimes if you’re in the crowd
‘Cause I needed help, I needed love
I needed care needed a hug
I needed praise, I needed time with you
And it plays on my mind
All the time, all the time
I wanna love you, but I need you to try
And I still lose it every now and then
In an interview or a photoshoot
I could be halfway through a show and it all comes creepin’ in
And I’ve sacrificed all my friends
Birthdays, weddings, everything
And it’s heartbreaking but this is my dream
And I did it all without a phone call
Or a Christmas card, you have no heart
This is my way of saying, “Don’t start”

And then there are these cool duets

NEEDTOBREATHE“I Wanna Remember (feat. Carrie Underwood)

Breathe it in
The feel of your body on my fingertips
The moonlight on fire and the clothes we’re in
We gotta do something to remember
We don’t wanna forget it

I wanna memorize you, wanna stay here forever
‘Cause I-I-I, I-I-I
I take a picture in my mind so we’re always together
‘Cause I-I-I, I-I-I, I wanna remember

Anne-Marie & Niall Horan – Our Song

Just when I think you’re gone, hear our song on the radio
Just like that, takes me back to the places we used to go
And I’ve been tryin’ but I just can’t fight it
When I hear it I just can’t stop smiling
I remember you’re gone, baby, it’s just the song on the radio
That we used to know

From Earlier in the Year  Line By Line- Single by JP Saxe & Maren Morris (3:28)

Love too big for a love song
If I tried to sum it up, I know I’d get it wrong
Sometimes if it don’t sound right
I apologize, I just said it ’cause it rhymed
Four chords, three minutes, you never fit in it
So I just take you line by line
Ooh, ooh-ooh
I’ll be writing about you for the rest of my life
(Line by line by line by line by line) Line by line

We now move on to New Takes on Older Music

Two People bringing the Phantom of the Opera to life on Youtube Acapella Style

Let your mind start a journey through a strange new world
Leave all thoughts of the life you knew before
Let your soul take you where you long to be
Only then can you belong to me

Floating, falling sweet intoxication
Touch me, trust me, savor each sensation
Let the dream begin, let your darker side give in
To the power of the music that I write
The power of the music of the night

Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song as they would have been sung in the 1940’s

Ah, ah

We come from the land of the ice and snow
From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow

The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new land
To fight the horde and sing, and cry
Valhalla, I am coming

On we sweep with, with threshing oar
Our only goal will be the western shore

Ah, ah

A cute 4 year old singing Danny Boy

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side
The summer’s gone, and all the flowers are dying
‘Tis you, ’tis you must go and I must bide

But come ye back when summer’s in the meadow
Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow
‘Tis I’ll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so

Did you know that Bishop Barron can actually sing and play musical instruments?

Here he is singing and playing Bob Dylan’s Every Grain of Sand

And more Shantys 

Malinda’s version of The Wellerman

There once was a ship that put to sea
The name of the ship was the Billy of Tea
The winds blew up, her bow dipped down
Oh blow, my bully boys, blow (huh)
Soon may the Wellerman come
To bring us sugar and tea and rum
One day, when the tonguing is done
We’ll take our leave and go

 

 My Mother Told Me (“Vikings” Sea Shanty) feat. Adam Chance | The Hound + The Fox

My mother told me
Someday I would buy
Galleys with good oars
Sails to distant shores

And here are some new artists I discovered.

Sia-Floating Through Space

24/7 and 365
You made another day, made it alive
Made another day, made it alive, yeah
24/7 and 365
You made another day, made it alive
Made another day, made it alive

 Banners-If I Didn’t Have You
If I didn’t have you
If I didn’t have you
Thought I had nothing to lose
But that’s not the truth
I don’t know what I’d do
If I didn’t have you

Tessa Violet & lovelytheband – Games

But you keep on playing games with me, games
And you always gotta play with me, play
And I hate the way you break and you take and you tear me down
Boy, you really oughta knock it off right now
Games with me, games
And you always gotta play with me, play
And I hate the way you break and you take and you tear me down
Boy, you really oughta knock it off right now

Walk off the Earth –Anthem

I give up sometimes when it hurts
I get buzzed sometimes cuz it works, yeah
I was looking for answers
But I found an anthem instead

I give up sometimes when it hurts
And I know that my rhymes ain’t perfect, but
I was looking for answers
And I found an anthem instead

A New Song I discovered about a guy singing about his lovely daughter.

KB-Masterpiece

Darling, you’re a masterpiece
Breathing melodies
There’s nothing that you have to be
You’re a masterpiece
I’m lookin’ at a masterpiece
Before you even try, there’s nothing to decide
Just know in every scar life leaves
It’s working on a masterpiece

 Bleachers-Stop Making This Hurt

Daniel puts the kids to bed
They’re screaming, “Oh, the gods must be crazy”
Well, Jimmy’s on the road tonight
She doesn’t recognize her country
My father’s in the room next door
Crying with his ma at 65
Well, every time I close my eyes
I just see you written in big lights
You know what it says?
“Stop making this hurt
And say goodbye like you mean it
Stop trying on this hurt
Just say goodbye like you mean it
(Just say goodbye like you mean it)”

Sigrid-Mirror

There was an emptiness
I think you met me at a strange time and you anchored me
I felt anonymous
And you were someone who reminded me who I used to be

It had to break
I had to go
‘Cause it took me walking away to really know

I love who I see
Looking at me in the mirror, in the mirror
Nothing compares
To the feeling right there in the mirror, in the mirror

 And finally some Musical Comedy

  SNL-Weird Little Flute ft. Kid Cudi

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Holderness Family-Gen X Anthem

The Theme Song to my Generation

 

 Holderness Family-The Best Worst Year Ever
A Tribute to Teachers

 

 35 Out of the Top 40


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