The life of a superstar is all fast cars, drugs and rock and roll, right?
Well, if I were a superstar and could take my pick, it would probably be something more like fast horses, sparkling water… and still rock and roll.
Because rock and roll is pretty great, and probably my preferred genre at the moment. It makes you feel free and like getting up and dancing or just doing anything you feel. Which is a pretty appropriate soundtrack for the curtains closing on summer.
Speaking of rock and roll, the 40th anniversary of Elvis’s death was yesterday, so I was thinking about doing a playlist post for Elvis- but there is one fairly insurmountable stumbling block.
I only listen to Can’t Help Falling in Love. Very short playlist.
So let’s do this one instead. And pretend it has something to do with The King (when really it’s much more inspired by the soundtracks of Baby Driver and Kingsman (So excited for the sequel!)).
- She’s a Genius, Jet: “Love is when you wanna kiss and you get bit.”
- Cocaina, Captain Cuts: SCARFACE! Don’t do drugs, kids. (Also: Cha Cha)
- Hush, Kula Shaker: “Na na na na na na na na naaa”
- Feel it Still, Portugal The Man: “Ooh woo, I’m a rebel just for kicks, now.” Same.
- Lowrider Remix, Frankie Jay and Baby Bash:
- Focus, Hocus Pocus: No singing, just yodels.
- Bellbottoms, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: This scene from Baby Driver.
- Radar Love, Golden Earring: Also from Baby Driver, but really Dad’s been playing this in the car since I was little.
- My Sharona, The Knack:
- Bonkers, Dizzee Rascal: Okay, again not strictly rock, but fun.
- Dirty Deeds, Joan Jett:
- Killer Queen, Queen: Oh my god it’s a foxtrot. Someone choreograph this.
- Come Together, The Beatles: “One thing I can tell you is you got to be free.”
- Cocaine, Eric Clapton:
- Body Baby, Pharoahe Monch:
- Feel the Love, Rudimental: Very satisfying drop.
- You Really Got Me, Van Halen:
- Sabotage, The Beastie Boys: It just sounds so gleefully angry.
- Rebel Rebel, David Bowie:
- Daddy Cool, Placebo: Is Celine Dion not a queen?
- Another One Bites the Dust, Queen: Speaking of Queen, they’re pretty well-represented on this list.
- Pour Some Sugar on Me, Def Leppard:
- Miss You, The Rolling Stones: Carla Bruni’s cover version was on one of my summer playlists. I wonder how Nicolas feels about her covering Stones songs? Given that she and Mick had a thing.
- Cobrastyle, Teddybears: I also really like Robyn’s cover (possibly more than the original), but it doesn’t fit this playlist as well.
So, gritty music- what are your favorites? What song would be your getaway drive song of choice?