Tune of the Tuesday: “Youngblood” – 5 Seconds of Summer

The bass of the song remind me of Londonbeat and the house/dance music of the 1990s. The muted staccato of vocals in the first few bars before the chords get drawn out are definitively catchy.

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Throwback Track Thursday: “Return of the Mack” – Mark Morrison

Having chosen so many playlists from the 1990s on SongPop2, it’s no wonder so many songs like this one have me wondering what ever happened to distinctive voices like the one Morrison has?

Throwback Track Thursday: “Can’t Help Falling In Love” -UB40

I’ve been playing the game app SongPop mostly for the older music playlists that remind me of music I used to have on cassette tapes but have yet to get a CD or digital copy of. UB40’s music is something I listened to often in my youth. This song is one I can’t forget. The introductory bars are that memorable!

Tune of the Tuesday: “You Matter To Me” – Carrie Hope Fletcher featuring Oliver Ormson

This version of the song highlights the vocals of each singer so beautifully! I like the fact that the instrumental tracks are kept fairly sparse, mixed so that they support the voices that are strong in sentiment. The moment when the blend of harmonies begins… exquisite!

Tune of the Tuesday: “Blue Eyes” – Scary Pockets cover featuring Cary Brothers

I love Cary Brothers’ music. “Blue Eyes”, from the soundtrack for the movie “Garden State” was exquisite on its own. But when it comes as a funky cover by Scary Pockets featuring Cary Brothers himself?! Somehow, the song gets that much better. And funkier. Which is a good thing on an already great thing. Love this version, hoping to buy a copy of it sometime soon. One can always hope… which I am!

Tune of the Tuesday: “New Rules x Are You That Somebody?” – Pentatonix

I love a cappella. Hearing the purity of tone, when vocal harmonies blend effortlessly… that is something I really appreciate. When a group like Pentatonix takes the art of a cappella to another level, amazing things happen! I love this cover/mash-up because of the mix of a current hit Dua Lipa’s “New Rules” with one of the old-school hits of back in my day, Aaliyah’s “Are You That Somebody”.