Even though I’m currently on vacation, I still need an extra boost to get out of bed sometimes. Coffee is great and a cold shower is effective, but neither are as fun as listening to jumpy, catchy music. So, consider this your 25.4 minutes slice of WAKE UP heaven.
1. Zero - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
While Show Your Bones made me wary of any new YYYs material, “Zero” is my new #1 song to jump out of bed and dance to (though “Deceptacon” will always be a classic). First single from new album, It’s Blitz!
3. California Goth - Wavves
Since I’m doing this post from my hometown of San Francisco, I thought it was only fitting to include this Wavves tune.
4. Tell The World - Vivian Girls
The first time I listened to Vivian Girls, I remember being conflicted. On one hand, I loved their music. On the other, I was mad that they had captured the perfect sound before my imaginary future band even got an imaginary future band name.
5. Sister Ann - The Gories
If I ever feel like I need a sass injection STAT, I just listen to The Gories on repeat. End of story.
7. Rave On - Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly was my gateway musician for early rock and roll (paving the way for my love of artists like Roy Orbison, Otis Redding, and Patsy Cline). While picking a favorite Buddy Holly song is like picking a favorite child, “Rave On” always makes me grin.
8. Jaan Pehechaan Ho - Mohammed Rafi
Yes. This is the Ghost World song. And yes, I have recreated that dance scene in front of my mirror MANY a time. So what? I’m actually worried if you haven’t done the same.