Clarity through a Yellow Hungry Heart – LLP #1

August 31, 2013 § 3 Comments

I always tell my friends that if I was born rich and don’t have to worry about money, I would study music and immerse myself with it. I love music and although my musical abilities are limited to basic knowledge of notes and (lame) ability to carry a tune, I would still do it if given a chance. But since I cannot do it now, I am settling for what I can now… bugging my friends and you guys here about it! lol

So I am featuring 3 songs I absolutely adore every week (OMG the commitment!). 1 new or relatively new (launched within the last 3 months/6 months on hit charts), 1 relatively old (not new), and a classic (even older than the two). I am also gonna do a cover of one of the songs (gasp! the horror!). And I’m calling this post series LLP or Luokeshan’s Life Playlist (yah I know, it’s lame and terribly common).

This debut LLP post has three of the songs currently topping my iTunes’ most played list. Clarity, Yellow, and Hungry Heart (yep, the post title is a play of the three titles).

Clarity – Zedd ft. Foxes
Released in iTunes in October 2012 and as EP in February 2013. #3 this week on Rick Dees Weekly Top 40.

Electric dance/house music isn’t my usual thing but I do like the occasional one. Discovered through Smule’s Sing! Karaoke app. I “hijacked” another user’s duet performance, sang over her parts and made it a solo /smirk. I was gonna include that perf on this post but it wasn’t a good one so….. The guy on the video that’s just standing is Zedd, in case you didn’t know.

Yellow – Coldplay
Recorded and released in 2000.

You know, for you I’d bleed myself dry“. I am a sucker for songs with passionate lyrics. Read on wiki that this song is about an unrequited love. Okay, good to know (lol). Yesterday (in EDT, 8/29), I was browsing songs in Sing! and saw this. I get this sudden urge to sing it so uhhmm I did. Used my precious free credits (earned by patiently clicking on in-app ads). Perf link below the video. Don’t cringe too much when you listen, okay? But if you like it, go on and click on the heart button and maybe check out my other perfs. :D

Hungry Heart – Bruce Springsteen
Released in 1980.

Thank you Warm Bodies (the movie) for introducing this song to me and probably to a lot of younger people who weren’t alive when it was released. I had one Bruce Springsteen song on my playlist (a live performance of Stand by Me with U2) and it wasn’t even his song.

That’s it. Tune in (hehe) next week for three more!


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