Continuing with my alt-versions of songs, this week, I bring you Vitamin String Quartet. I’ve mentioned this group in the past, namely when I was recommending music for a writing session. They’re perfect for that! But really, no time is a bad time for VSQ!
I had an unnecessarily rough time narrowing this list down to forty. I say unnecessarily because…what does it matter? Who cares? Still, it was difficult. Their catalogue is huge, and I actually didn’t make it through the entire list!
Think of VSQ as an excuse to put virtually any band you’d ever want into your wedding ceremony. Yeah, not kidding.
So enjoy what I’ve painstakingly–for not reason whatsoever–whittled down for you:
OMG. That is cute.
Since I’m late to literally everything, you probably already know about these and have heard every single one, but I’m going for it. Presenting Rockabye Baby’s lullaby renditions of popular songs.
To my credit, I didn’t just discover these, but I made a conscious effort to listen to more of them. In times like these, having a baby around would give me an excuse to listen to these. As it is, at the time I’m writing this, it’s Friday night, and I’m a grown woman consciously listening to lullabies. What is my life?
Anyway, enjoy some of my favorites:
It’s Music Monday again! This week, I’ve decided to highlight a few songs synonymous with a movie or show. When certain songs are used during a scene, it becomes nearly impossible to hear them without imaging the scene. Just me?
This is not the same as the best music/scene pairings. That’s for another list.
Here are a few of my favorites:
FYI, spoilers ahead. 🙂
Of course, I must start with Fight Club. The final scene of the movie uses “Where is My Mind” by The Pixies, and I guarantee, you cannot hear this song without imagining Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter hand-in-hand as buildings explode before them. Am I right? For me, I’d never heard this song (or knew anything about the band) before I saw the movie, so that might be why one can’t exist without the other in my mind.
*Note: I found an edited version to post here. This one is without, uh, Tyler’s splicing work. 😉
Generally speaking, I have mixed feelings about covers. On the one hand, how dare you. That song isn’t yours. What are you doing? On the other hand, I like hearing a different take on a song I’ve heard so many times. So I’ve gathered a list of my favorite covers. Enjoy!
I’ve never been able to rank these kinds of lists, so these covers are in no particular order.
“Nothing Compares 2 U”
Cover: Chris Cornell
Made Famous by Sinead O’Conner
I don’t think I’d heard this cover until after his passing, but I knew after just one line, it was going to be amazing. What a voice. What a loss.
The following video disappeared from YouTube for a while. But it’s back now, and that’s all that matters. Unlike usual, I’m going to front-load this post with the good stuff, and then I’ll ramble.
The amount of talent on YouTube astounds me. You’ve heard of mashups, right? Glee was notorious for them. This collection is better. Sorry, Glee.
These songs should not work. They defy all logic. You read the titles and immediately think, there’s no way. Trust me. They work. Oh, do they work.
I’ve broken down 35 of my favorite mashups into categories for your listening pleasure.
The “Why Does This Work???” Group
I’ll start with the most amazing mashups based solely on their unbelievability factor.
Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” instrumental & Disturbed’s “Down With the Sickness” vocals
Credit: oneboredjeu Mashup
Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” instrumental/vocals & System of a Down’s “B.Y.O.B” vocals
Credit: neto gr
Psy’s “Gangnam Style” instrumental/vocals & Slipknot’s “Psychosocial” vocals
* @3:16 is a work of art.
In last week’s Music Monday post, I explored my love of Breaking Benjamin, including my initial thoughts of their latest single, “Red Cold River.” Since then, they’ve released the music video, so let’s check it out. Ready?