‘Tis that time of year again. When it begins to snow on the east coast, turns to sweater weather on the west coast and music lovers far and wide begin posting their lists of the best 50 or 100 songs of 2011. First of all, I only got to 45 this year and second of all I don’t feel comfortable claiming these songs to be the “best.” “Best” is a strong word. In no particular order, below you will find just some of the songs that moved me personally this year. Moved me to dance, sing, cry, stomp, flail, fist pump, clap, smile, jump, shout, hum, or sometimes all of the above. I can only hope you love them half as much as I do; maybe even get turned on to an artist you’ve never considered before. Enjoy!
Mornings are by far the most polarizing time of day – most people either love them or despise them. For some, waking up from a good sleep is an unfortunate necessity; they refuse to make Saturday plans any earlier than 3pm. Others leap out of bed at 8am and run 3 miles before cooking a well-balanced breakfast. Wake up the wrong way – on the wrong side of the bed, if you will – and your day is ruined. Whether you’re a late sleeper forced to rise at the crack of dawn, or an early riser who misses the alarm – you’re cranky all day.
Big surprise: there are not very many songs about scissors. I was amazed to be able to find two and if you know of others please send them to me to prove me wrong. However I was inspired by this crazy/haunting/compelling video: