1. The 1975 – “Chocolate”
I swear it took me couple times to finally understand the lyrics. Never really into indie-rock before, but geez, this track is ridiculously catchy. Slinky funk guitar. Combine with tenor-unintelligible-vocal. Oh you dragged me, Matthew Haely!
Fave Part: Yeah we’re dressed in black / from head to toe // We’ve got guns hidden under our petticoats // We’re never gonna quit it / no we’re never gonna quit it no //
2. Annie Lennox – “Waiting In Vain”
Timeless. Since 1995 until today. Best cover version for me so far. Locked as the original soundtrack of Serendipity (2001) and Changing Lanes (2002). Thanks to those Music Directors who still put this classic and comforting tune on the radio. My personal medicine.
Fave Part: But I know now that I’m way down on your line // But the waiting feeling’s fine //
3. Bingo Players – “Cry (Just a Little)”
High as hell? Nope! Summer time? Double nope! You don’t need to get high or waiting for summer to sip this kinda cool beat. An irresistible package of progressive house and original hook by Brenda Rusell. Close your eyes, then boom clap, you’re in Ibiza!
Fave Part: Doh? I wouldn’t mind all of ’em!
4. Payung Teduh – “Untuk Perempuan Yang Sedang Dalam Pelukan”
Sleepless night at the office? I’ll be just fine. A friend of mine named Abby brought this beautiful-ballad on our vacation in Maratua Island. He randomly played it when we were lying on the dock, staring zillion glitzy stars. Damn! I feel pretty. There is something about their organic music which makes me feel pretty. Tropical sounds here, poetic chorus there. Epitome of local taste.
Fave Part: Sedikit cemas / banyak rindunya //
5. Carly Rae Jaepsen – “I Really Like You”
Have you ever felt like it is too soon to say those magic 3-words-8-letters to someone? But he/she is well qualified, so that “I like you” is not enough. Carly made it stronger by saying, “I really really really really really really like you. And I want you. Do you want
me? Do you want me too?” I can loop this song and show you that Tom Hanks embarrassing dance haha!
Fave Part: It’s like everything you said / is a sweet revelation // All I wanna do / is getting to your head // Yeah we could stay alone / you and me in this temptation // Sipping on your lips / hanging on by thread //
May 23, 2015