#1. Why did this song get played more than any other?
Buttons (93 plays)
I love it. Like, I'm seriously fucking addicted like a drug addict to "Buttons". I also love that the song came out early in the summer, and I heard it in Sirius radio once and downloaded it, and loved it straight from the beginning, and then everyone else was like "OMG THAT SONG IS SO BAD" and then everyone started loving it. It's like the equivalant of those asshole indie fuckers who think they're better than you because they know some shitty band and you don't, but with pop music! This song got played more than anything else because I fucking LOVE middle eastern modal scales, and I love middle eastern sounding songs. The beat, the everything. It's a pretty simple progression, and it's all rhythm-driven, considering the singing is pretty minimal, but god, I just love it. You don't question it when something just gets your ass out of the chair to move.
#10. Do you have any memories with this song?
Slow Down Baby *(47 plays)
I remember sitting down outside, ignoring my family and friends to listen to this entire album from start to finish, and this song stood out as one of the tracks I immediately loved. I remember staring down at the park and the city skyline, and yelling at my mom to buy me batteries so I could listen to it on my CD player, then my CD player broke, so I listened to it on my computer. (Also, I'm gonna talk about the songs themselves, because I feel like talking about music). I love how the one line, where she sings "you've got some nerve to think that I would give up everything", she hits these high notes/heights of phrases in a belt voice, but it's so flawless. When I first listened to this song, I rewound that a million times. Her voice can just be, man, fucking FLAWLESS. Plus, this song just generally has a chord progression that I love, and I love how the horns back it up, and how the beat stops and starts. I'ma listen to it now! "STOP - slow down, baby!" SO hot.
#20. When did you first hear this song?
Good News (39 plays)
It had to have been after Chris burned me all the Something Corporate CD's, or after Oliver re-sent them to me at school. Honestly, the only reason this song got so many plays was that it's right after "Straw Dog", and I played that song a whole bunch. (I think it's like number 3 or 4 on my list).
#30 What is your favorite part of this song?
Hide And Seek (36 plays)
The texture of the entire song. The vocoder, the complete un-realness of it, Imogen's voice on every part, the fact that it sounds like no other song I've ever heard. Seriously, there are so many amazing little musical nuances in this song, that I'll just go with the general texture/arrangement.
#40. What does this song represent to you?
Sweet Dreams My L.A. Ex
Lover I Don't Have to Love
In Your Eyes (30 plays)
I have three songs, so I'll just write something short on each, as they are very different songs. Sweet Dreams My L.A. Ex represents my love/passion for finding shitty overseas pop singers. Lover I Don't Have To Love represents the only Bright Eyes that will ever make it onto my computer, and In Your Eyes represents all the hot dance music I love by Kylie Minogue.
#50 What is your favorite line in the song?
Tainted Love (27 plays)
(I should also say that I had this mislabeled for a while, so the 50th track is Pussycat Dolls - Tainted Love, with 27 plays, and my 44th most played track is The Pussycat Dolls - Tainted Love, with 29 plays. I suck at life). Uhm, well it's a cover song, but that doesn't change the lyrics in this case. I like "and you think love is to pray, but I'm sorry, I don't pray that way." I also like how the voice busts out from "take my tears, and that's not nearly all" to "don't touch me please, I cannot stand the way you tease."