Song of the Week – 3 March 2014

2 songs. 2 very different bands. That’s what’ been on my playlist of late.

I like a wide variety of music. Growing up, I listened to country music all the time. From the classics like Kitty Wells, Hank Williams, Tex Ritter, Johnny Cash, to the modern country of Garth Brooks, Michael Peterson, Deana Carter, Reba, etc. And, thanks to my aunt finishing out her high school years in the 80s (when my sister and I were born), I know quite a bit of 80s hair bands and really enjoyed that music like with Bon Jovi, Twisted Sister, Queen. And then in middle school, I was introduced to the world of pop and modern rock. Thus I started listening to Backstreet Boys, N’Sync, Nickelback, Simple Plan, and the list goes on and on. My first foray into the music of other countries came thanks to my German and Spanish classes. I fell in love with German rock band Pur, and then there was Enrique Iglesias, Carlos Ponce…and Ricky Martin.

So…after that very brief delve into my musical history, here are the songs of the week.

Last week CNBLUE came back with “Can’t Stop” – it was love at first listen. The song is really awesome. I like how their sound has changed and isn’t the same as when they first started. I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing. Plus, it’s kind of cool to see Yonghwa playing the piano in the video. Since I’ve found this song, I’ve been playing it repeatedly…there’s just something about it.

At the end of October, Korean indie band The Breeze released their 10th anniversary album. I’ve been playing their songs on repeat this weekend because I did a gushing artist post about them. Thus…the title song from their album “Try to Remember You” is stuck in my mind as I start this week. I thought I had shared this song before, but looks like it wasn’t a SOTW yet. How is that possible? This actually made the top of my Korean song recommendations for 2013. It was like my FAVORITE song of 2013.


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