Music keeps my heart pumpin’ even if it’s about to break. Always has, always will. If I find a song that goes straight to my inner core, it’s a sure thing I’m going to listen to it until my metaphorical record player is broken. I especially notice this during my workouts. Despite having a long list I keep skipping songs just to get that extra energy from songs that push me just a bit further.
So here are this week’s tips to start us off, a mix of old and new, that I just can’t get tired of, no matter the situation.
Neon Trees – Sleeping With a Friend
2014 immediately went up, up, up as Neon Trees released Sleeping With a Friend. Neon Trees have been a favorite band of mine for a while and they didn’t disappoint me with this. It has a uplifting beat full of dance, dance, dance, despite the theme of the song which, just like the lyrics go, can be a dangerous place to be in. Oh, and, the title of this entry is taken from this song.
The Naked and Famous – Young Blood
A song from 2010 that has been a favorite since then. TNAF has a distinct sound that I like, the light airy magical and yet massive sound I easily disappear into. And just because they deserve it, listen to Punching In A Dream, Hearts Like Ours and Eyes.
The 1975 – Sex
This is also an oldie but a goodie like TNAF. I’m just happy if someone hasn’t heard it, listens to it, and love it as much as me. Another song about sex (*ahem*) but just like Sleeping With a Friend, it’s not sleazy or cheap. Another one I like for running, the adrenaline levels heighten each second from the beginning
Walk The Moon – Anna Sun
From the moment Anna Sun starts, it builds up into a cascade of smiles that are thrown all over the place. I can never sit still during this, which is perfect for when I’m out running. There’s a lot of energy in this song, from the music to the flow of the lyrics. It was one of my favorite songs of 2013.
Bonus tracks: Walk The Moon – I Can Lift A Car, Ola – Tonight I’m Yours, NONONO – Pumpin’ Blood