Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Songs I Absolutely Cannot Sit Still For

There are songs that give me energy, songs that no matter how tired I am in the morning if they come on when I'm least expecting it I have to jump out of bed instantly, and songs that I absolutely have got to jump up and down to!

Back in 1996 I absolutely had to jump out of bed when Savage Garden's "I Want You" would come on (cringe now!) and the Bodeans "Closer to Free".

A couple of years ago it was Mika "Grace Kelly" which has now been so totally over played I might not feel the same way for a very long time.

Nika Costa "Everybody Got Their Something" is still huge for me, I have to groove when I hear it.

Of course Fatboy Slim features, he gives me energy to clean the house, yeah for the slow meticulous jobs I need accoustic girl voices I can sing to, but for vacuuming/dusting/scrubbing toilets I need to dance around a bit. Instead of Christopher Walken coolly parading through an empty hotel, picture me wielding a toilet brush to Weapon of Choice. Vacuuming and dusting are the territory for Wonderful Night, and Brimful of Asha.

David Bowie "Rebel Rebel" is my song for getting ready to go out at night - putting make up on while singing and dancing.

"Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley is great for any instant energy boost, but I love it in the car, just like the first time I heard it.

"Laid" by James, is still a great song for belting out at the top of my lungs as long as the neighbours don't hear the part 'but she only comes when she's on top' (how embarrassing).

Prodigy "Breathe" and "Voodoo People" carry memories of cleaning house with the young people I looked after in teen rehab. Saturday mornings were clean up day and these were essential listening.

Iggy Pop "Lust for Life" makes me want to run around the block a few times.

I guess upon reflection I might be an easily excited person, and music can flip the switch between quietly creating and wanting to burst out of my own skin.... that is why when I am creating I put on accoustic girl songs so I will sit through the entire session serenely!

I'd love to know what your own energy songs are....


  1. Hi Starry, I love what sounds like your boundless enthusiasm and the the fact that you are 'easily excited' - hey I can't think of anything better to be! Thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely, lovely comments. I love to find you there! Kings of Leon Sex On Fire does it for me every time and, Start Me Up by the Rolling Stones I find impossible to stay still to! Have a great weekend my friend. Penny x

  2. aha, I am a huge rolling stones fan! I love sympathy for the devil, start me up, and then on the other side of their style I love she's a rainbow, and out of time.

  3. Funny, I never noticed your Music Blog before today. Interesting how different songs affect us. I love to clean to girly pop like Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Garbage, No Doubt, silverchair, my mix tapes... anything happy and pop-py I can sing along to. But every time I hear Brimful of Asha I want to fall asleep - to me it's the most boring stupid song ever! I love Lust for Life and Laid. I think we are around the same age :)