Hello all, and welcome to another edition of What I'm Listening To! This month is the month of Valentine's Day, and I thought what better way to celebrate it, than to not celebrate it at all! No, for this month, we are celebrating another exciting numerical event. This year we have a 29th day in the month of February, so this month's theme will be "Songs with Numbers in the title". Some may ask why I chose this and not save it for next month for 3.14 (Pi) Day. Well, basically, we get that one every year, but February 29th only comes around once every 4 years!
"Eight Days a Week" - The Beatles (The Beatles Anthology)
If you've read this blog before, you know The Beatles are one of my all time favorite bands, thanks to my parents. "Eight Days a Week" is an easy going song with a little pop in the melody. Definitely milder than say, Yellow Submarine's more psychedelic vibes, this became one of the many, many hits The Beatles put out.
"One" - Creed (Greatest Hits)
Creed? Yes...Creed. I did not know this song before I got into college, but let's just say, without admitting to any hazing after rushing a fraternity, I do know the song now. This song is actually not bad when played once in a while, and not continuously, over and over again, in a small room with your other pledge brothers. Again, no hazing took place. Not my favorite Creed song (I mean, come on, tell me that's not just completely epic in all the ways), but still good.
"Love Me Two Times" - The Doors (The Future Starts Here)
The Doors were known for a couple things: their trippy vibes, the iconic Vox Continental Combo organ, and the haunting voice of Jim Morrison. In this song, you get all three. Gone too soon, but we can at least appreciate and listen to the music that made them iconic.
"Three Little Birds" - Bob Marley and The Wailers (Exodus)
Another artist gone too soon, Bob Marley brought mainstream reggae music to America, in my opinion. Bob's laid back easy going beach vibes could relax even the most uptight person. His message is very clear in the song, "Don't worry, about a thing, cause every little thing's gonna be alright". I love this song, especially when I'm feeling down.
"1979" - The Smashing Pumpkins (Rotten Apples, The Smashing Pumpkins Greatest Hits)
If you're looking for a good alternative rock band from the early 1990's, look no further than The Smashing Pumpkins. "1979" is one of my favorite songs of theirs, but this album will provide you with even more hits.