20 May 2016

Friday Funday - #100DayProject - Day 050

Since today is Friday and we all need a little fun on a Friday, I thought I'd share a couple of my favorite songs I've had in my head for the past week. Who doesn't need more music in their lives? I know I couldn't live without it, and I'm sure you're the same way. So here we go, let's get down and funky!

Can't Stop the Feeling! - Justin Timberlake

You have probably heard this one because it seems to be ALL OVER right now and I love it! I've been a Justin Timberlake fan since the NSYNC days and have only grown to respect him more and more as he's aged. Can't Stop the Feeling! is a great upbeat tune that may just become the official summer jam of 2016. Take a listen below to either of the videos he's released, although I prefer the one with the cast of the new Dreamworks Trolls because it's more of a chill session, but I also like the official video as well. And yes, I have already bought the song via iTunes and love it!

Can't Stop the Feeling! First Listen:

Can't Stop the Feeling! Official Video:

Prodigy Cellist Will Amaze You

While this next video isn't a song, it's an incredible video showcasing the young Sujari Britt who is an outstaning cellist. She started playing cello at age 4 and at age 8 played in front of President Obama at the White House. As a freshman at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, she was allowed to play a recital, something usually reserved for seniors. If you want to see and hear something absolutely amazing, watch the below video and then tell me Music Education isn't important.

Prodigy Cellist Will Amaze You:

God Bless the USA - Lee Greenwood

I wrote about my school's 5th-graders performing their Give Me Liberty program earlier this week, and this next song was one of the songs they sang. I have always loved God Bless the USA and because we've been practicing it for the last little while, I've definitely had it stuck in my head. Of course, if you have to have a "school song" stuck in your head, this is a pretty amazing one to get stuck. I love that every time I hear/sing it I get goosebumps because of the its message. I hope you enjoy it too.

God Bless the USA:

Me Too - Meghan Trainor

Now, don't go taking my man-card away for this one, but I really like this super catchy pop tune. Meghan Trainor jumped onto the music scene a couple years ago with her All About The Bass hit and the girl hasn't left the spotlight since! Me Too is a super catchy tune that mixes styles seamlessly. As a bass player I love the bass riffs and how different they are and yet, they both rock! My favorite part of the whole song is the pause on the chorus the last time she sings, "If I was you I'd wanna be me too," so catchy. Plus, besides the fun attitude of the song, there's a deeper message with the whole photoshopping issue and the way Meghan pulled the video from YouTube until the director "fixed it" and made her look the natural way again. What a great role model for all of us!

Me Too:

Self-Titled Album - Third Eye Blind

I'm gonna cheat for my last "song" and list an entire album because it is my all-time favorite album. This is the first album by the band Third Eye Blind and it is awesome! I can put this album on in my car and not remove it for weeks at a time because I love every song on it that much. If you want to listen to the entire album, check it out here, but I'm going to actually post two of my favorite songs from the album here, Motorcycle Drive By and God of Wine. These are the last two songs on the album and the perfect way to wrap an excellent album, a little calm after crazy. You need to definitely end your listening where with these two great tunes, but if you have time (about 58 minutes to be exact) listen to the entire album and see what I'm talking about.

Motorcycle Drive By:

God of Wine:

I hope you enjoyed this sampling of what I've been listening to this week. No go out and enjoy the weekend with some of your favorite tunes. Let me know what you think of these songs in the comments and let me know what songs you're listening to currently.

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