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Jammy Jam: “Emily”

Sometimes, you just need to actually jammy jam out to the originals. I remember when ‘We Are Golden’ came out and I blasted this song so loud that my parents’ neighbors probably still remember the lyrics. Plus, I tend to think that every single Mika song is about my life and this one is no different. A tempestuous girl who barely listens to advice? Moi. However, it’s been MONTHS since I’ve screamed at anyone in French.

(PS: This song is from Mika’s new Origin of Love album and I highly recommend getting the whole album. But only if you like amazing music to which you can’t stop dancing.)

Jammy Jam: Heart Vacancy (DJs from Mars Remix)

This is a remix of a song by The Wanted. They are (yet another) British boy band with, for some reason, impeccable eyebrows. This remix was actually on a mixtape presented by Lacrosse Playground about a year and a half ago, but 2 weeks ago it came up on my iPod and I listened to it maybe 41 times in a row. Super catchy tune about letting a new significant other into your cold stone heart. So, here it is. Boy bands. Transformed by DJs. Again.

(PS: The only song of The Wanted’s that you all may know is posted below and ONLY because it reminds me of someone, so I listened to it yesterday…and now it’s stuck in my head. Don’t you hate that?)

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Jammy Jam: Warrior

Converse has been doing this thing called 3 Artist, 1 song and holy mother my brain exploded when I found this one. A-Trak has always been a favorite (have seen him live once or twice, did not disappoint), and I think we all know how I feel about Mark Foster (om nom nom). Kimbra is also pretty badass, and riding a pretty sweet wave since “Somebody I Used to Know”, which I think she killed it on. This song has elements of each artist, since you could totally picture Foster the People playing it, A-Trak DJing it and Kimbra’s vocals on it are straight up on point. Pump up this jammy jam and get to dancing!

 

 

 

Jammy Jam: “No Interruption”

New Hoodie Allen hotness, and as usual I’m already for real jamming out to it. It’s times like these I’m glad there’s no CCTV in my kitchen/living room, where all of my home dancing happens. Workaholics reference, catchy hook, girls in sparkly dresses in the video: all things I heart, and all part of this new song/video. Start jam jam jamming out to it right now. In fact, play it over and over again on a loop: no interruption.

 

Can’t WAIT for All American, out April 10th (making me all homesick and junk).

 

 

 

Jammy Jam: Wild Blood

Very simply, this song is Summer. When I hear this song (recently released by excellent band Lovedrug), I think of bathing suits, jean shorts, sunscreen, driving with windows open and happy sunburns. It’s a little reminiscent of old Dashboard Confessional, do you think? Be young, be happy, and now I’m counting the days down until beach days are back again.

Music Mania: Call Your Girlfriend

Another song that’s on repeat! It’s rare that I’ll watch a music video (that isn’t Beyonce) the whole way through, but this one was amazing. Love Robyn (love her collaborations with French pop-tart Yelle as well) and love this song. Everyone knows someone who has been in the situation, and on the real, it’s both danceable and meaningful. And I say that ‘meaningful’ bit with authority, because I listen to a TON of danceable crap. (ALSO! Click ‘more’ to see the hilarious Taran Killam from SNL’s rendition of this video in the SNL writer’s room at 4:30 am. Gold.)

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