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the sound of your morning: can’t get you out of my head

by Grace Bonney


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The last few weeks of have been a blur of tagging, coding, and de-bugging. So much so that music was sadly the last thing on my mind. My head felt like the picture above, except that instead of words and lyrics all I could see was HTML and the thousands of posts I’d yet to tag or mark with a new thumbnail image. Thankfully the bulk of the redesign work is behind us and my brain is ready to be filled with music of all kinds. Normally I’d tuck myself away with my laptop and go through my trusty “favorites” list on iTunes, but my laptop is still being nursed back to health at Tekserve so I’ve been checking out other sources of music online. I’ve always been more of a single rather than album girl (I have a really short attention span) so it’s been fun to flit around from track to track on blogs, Youtube and MySpace pages getting a little taste of new bands here and there. However, it’s lead to me listening to a ton of über-catchy songs that were designed to permanently wedge themselves into my brain. So now I need to get them out.

Summer is always the time when “summer jams” gets stuck in your head and refuse to retreat, so I thought I’d share mine in hopes of exercising these catchy-music demons. Maybe they’ll become a new favorite for you, or maybe you can just groan along with me at how often we’re getting these choruses stuck in our collective mind. But because I’m a glutton for musical punishment, I’m dying to know what’s stuck in YOUR heads. I can’t resist a hooky chorus, so if you have something kicking around in your brain, please feel free to share a link (Youtube, Myspace, iTunes) in the comment section below so we can all dive in. Maybe one person’s “Get this out of my head!” will be another’s “Play it again!”. xo, grace


Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home. This song played at our friends’ wedding and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head ever since. I find myself waking up with the phrase, “Alabama, Arkansas, I do love my Ma and Pa” stuck in my head on a regular basis.


Kreayshawn – Gucci Gucci (NSFW). This song has been stuck in my head and the majority of the lyrics are not something I should be singing loudly in public. But the line “B*&$%, you ain’t no Barbie, I see you work at Arby’s” makes me laugh every time.

*The preview thumbnail feature on D*S is still acting up, so be sure to click “read more” below to watch/listen to the full list of six songs after the jump.

Futurebirds- Wild Heart. Amy has been responsible for this being stuck in my head for months now. This was her spring song in a BIG way. Now I can’t get it out of my head. Argh. This video is the best audio recording of the song (a Stevie Nicks cover) but the picture drives me nuts, so maybe just close your eyes and listen?

The Trucks- Shattered. This has been out forever but has managed to climb back out and get stuck in my head again. When the beat finally kicks in around 00:50 I find it impossible to not jump up and down the living room like an idiot.

Adele- Rolling in the Deep. Her voice is just amazing. My voice? Not so much. But does that stop me from belting out the chorus in the shower on a weekly basis? Nope.

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