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Does the body rule the mind or does the mind rule the body?
Top 10 Singles
Author Name: daisylee3
Top 10 Singles
Date: 12/05/11, updated on 13/05/11 (44 review reads)
Advantages: Beautiful songs
Disadvantages: Not to everyones taste!
1. The Smiths - Still Ill
You'll soon realise i'm pretty much in love with The Smiths/Morrissey, and a majority of there songs i play on a daily basis. I've never bein a big fan of 'vintage' music and these are the only band that i like from before 2000ish. This particular song i love because of the simple but meaningful lyrics;
"Does the body rule the mind or does the mind rule the body?"
I don't know why but i find this realy meaningful and it genuinly makes me think. His tone is upbeat but it's such a serious song too.
"Do you have to go to work tomorrow? Well if i were you, i wouldn't bother. For there are brighter sides to life and i should know, because i've seen them. But not often."
I think almost everyone gets the jist of this and can somewhat relate to it; there's more to life than the usual 9-5, which for some is hard to believe because we get so sucked into it.
It's just a song that's easily relateable and depressing to a degree but the irony of the whole thing picks it back up and gets you in a better mood. The amount of times i've danced about passionatly to this when i'm sloshed is countless!
2. Angus And Julia Stone - Silver Coin
I love these two. There a brother and sister duo from Australia and there voices are beautiful, espcially Angus'. This is personally my favourite song by them, in which Angus sings with Julia briefly in the chorus. The passion and softness in his voice makes the song beautiful.
"I'll miss you when you're gone". It doesn't sound too heartbreaking really written down, but when hearing him belt it out with all his might, it brings tears to your eyes. The strongness of his emotion shines through, even though he sings so softly.
"I had a dream that you were gone. Woke up and you were gone.. hope is gone, she's gone away. 'Cos i didn't have the heart, or strength to say, that i'll miss you when you're gone."
This i can relate to; been to stubborn to admit how much you love and need someone. The songs moves fast but at the same time delicately paced allowing his voice to overpower the backing music without him shouting over it. All in all a beautiul song.
3. Foals - Spanish Sahara
Anyone who knows this song will most likely love it as much as me. There other work is nothing like this, and the lead singer, Yanis', almost scared me to death when he started singing because i'm so used to the electro pop shouty but indie kind of sound from him; not soft spoken, beautifully sung vocals and gorgeous instrumentals. It's a song about memories. The video adds mystery and sadness to the whole thing.
"Forget the horror here; leave it all down here."
Leave your past memories that are haunting you behind and, like he's doing in the video, don't carry them with you throughout your life.
4. The XX - Stars
The soft vocals and beautiful lyrics telling the meeting of a couple is lovely to listen to, reminding most of us of a certian time in our life. It's a great song to sing along softly to while relaxing.
"Well if stars should shine, by the very first time, well dear it's fine, so fine, by me."
Describing that when starting to like and eventually falling in love with someone, it's hard to admit it, but it's fine to.
5. Ellie Goulding - Little Dreams
A song about bein infactuated with someone, which in my case is totally relateable, making it that much more of a great song. Ellie's vocals start off a bit electro poppy but soon return to her folk-indie sound, making it lovely to listen to on full blast, it's always a song that makes me relax and smile.
"And if the street light smashed above me, i wouldn't move an inch, turn the glass into stars and your face is the moon."
This says to me, "Even pain can't distract me from you."
6. Lykke Li Ft Kleerup - Until We Bleed
To a degree a song about a boyfriend using the girlfriend purely for his own pleasure but she refuses to believe that;
"I'm naked, i'm numb, i'm stupid, i'm staying, and if Cupid's got a gun, then he's shooting."
She knows it's wrong, and knows she's stupid for believing he loves her, but because she's so in love with him she refuses to acknowledge the truth. Meaningful song when you listen to the lyrics, very relatable. Good beat to dance to and relaxing with extremely catchy lyrics and Lykke's vocals are just beautifully innocent.
7. The Temper Trap - Tiger By My Side
Well although this song doesn't make alot of sense, the gorgeously bouncy-pop yet husky vocals are fascinating to listen to and it's an amazing song to dance to because of the great beats and lyrics.
The authority of the tiger shines through the song, allowing the vocalist to acomplish many meaningless but intriguing things throughout the song; "Caught the moonlight in my shoe, with the tiger by my side."
8. The Smiths - There is a light that never goes out
Loneliness, been kicked out of home, been infactuated with someone because you have no one else.. the songs got it all and comes together beautifully, with Morrisey's vocals oozing pure emotion.
"Driving in your car, i never never want to go home." Beautiful. Highly reccomended song.
9. Adele - Someone Like You
I think most girls can relate to this. You find a dream man and he wants more than you can give, so he leaves you for someone who CAN give it. Brings tears to my eyes and memories flooding back but it's still such a stunning song with beautiful, breathtaking vocals and lyrics.
10. Katy B - Perfect Stranger
A song most can relate to, describing the thoughts and feelings experienced upon seeing a beautiful person you've never seen before and bein desperate to know more. All this mixed in with great vocals and a dubstep beat makes it my favourite song to go mad dancing to at a party! :)
Summary: Daisy's top ten :)