I had big plans to write a real serious post today. But you know what? I’m not in the mood for real serious. So, let’s talk music, eh? What you’re listening to, what I’m listening to, how sad I’m going to be when my trial subscription to satellite radio runs out next month . . . You know, important BUT FUN stuff!
So, do you Shazam? It’s an app that identifies songs playing wherever you are. So if you hear a song on the radio . . . or in a restaurant . . . or in an elevator, open Shazam and hit listen. Then . . . shazam! Just like that, it tells you what song is playing and who sings it, with the lyrics and links to the video and places to buy it (of course).
I LOVE IT.
It’s really very smart. When I pulled it up just now, it automatically identified the “music” it could hear in my living room: a rerun of Parks and Recreation. Heh. I’m not embarrassed to admit it also identified a Boy Meets World rerun when I first had the idea for this post and looked at my recent Shazams.
Here are the most recent songs I’ve Shazam-ed.
- I Lived (One Republic) – I love the lyrics in the verses to this song and forget every time I hear it that a) I do know who sings it and b) I don’t love the chorus nearly as much. Oh well.
- Geronimo (Sheppard) – I’ve Shazam-ed this one more than once, because I love it. And apparently have a memory problem.
- Break Up With Him (Old Dominion) – I feel like I should hate this song, what with the talking in it and my documented public stance against country rap. But darn it, I kind of like it. It’s ridiculous. I know. I have no excuse. (Also, it’s kind of mixed up in my head with I Want to Take Your Time by Sam Hunt. More dumb talking in the middle of a song. Sigh.)
- Trouble (Gloriana) – Last year country music was all dudes, all the time. So when I actually hear a new country song by a female artist (or, in this case, female lead in a group), I get excited!
- Want to Want Me (Jason Derulo) – I’m in my car a lot, and sometimes I’m even alone (or with Adrienne who adores music but doesn’t get lyrics yet). When that happens, I can’t resist this one. I know it’s gross. But . . . it’s catchy, okay? Kind of has an old-school vibe, like Classic by MKTO or most songs by Bruno Mars or Justin Timberlake. (Big surprise, me liking a retro sound, right?)
- Bills (LunchMoney Lewis) – Have you heard this one? It’s just funny. That’s all. Although I wonder about this guy. Are all his songs going to be about money? Because of his name? I mean, look at Vanilla Ice. He tried singing (rapping?) songs not about ice, and it did not work out for him. I mean, the guy’s gone Amish and DIY Network!
- Day One (Matthew West) – I heard this again yesterday and think it might be the new Giving Up on Perfect anthem.
- Riptide (Vance Joy) – I love this song. And I’ve Shazam-ed it more than once, too. (Good thing I’m making a list. Clearly my memory is lacking these days!)
- FourFiveSeconds (Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney) – I need to listen to the lyrics of this song, I’m sure. They’re probably awful. But until then, it is catchy as all get out!
- Trouble (Iggy Azalea & Jennifer Hudson) – Thank you to whoever shared the Sean Hayes lip sync video to this song on Facebook. You have given me hours (okay, minutes) of entertainment and delight. Also, I love this song and this video and Jennifer Hudson’s short, sassy haircut.
Huh. Out of 10 songs I have two named Trouble. Weird. Or appropos? Don’t answer that. Answer this —>