Lizzo:Cause I Love You
The way this track comes in like a heart attack and has one of my favorite lines of all time "What the fuck are fuckin feelings, yo?""
Fifth Harmony:Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)
When we moved to Tunisia, getting settled was hard. The radio played this song constantly, and the klesmer riff became a happy joke. To be clear, it's a terrible song.
Run The Jewels:Banana Clip
During a rough period of time at work, I needed this song every morning to rinse the spectere of defeat from my mind.
Caro Emerald:That Man
Electro Swing was my spirit animal for a summer
It's a magical moment when the guitar comes in and smooths out the static.
Stevie Ray Vaughn:Pride and Joy
Our wedding song, awesome swing dance memories.
While going through a long job interview process at Google, I'd loop this song over and over on drive to Mountain View. Almost got hired.
Randomly heard this song on KFOG, and it's become a longtime companion for happy afternoons.
PJ Harvey:This Mess We're In
When Sara and I started seriously dating long distance, this was our "Ha Ha, we're fucked" theme song.
If I know you, you've heard this song. Heard it first back in Philly in the 90's I love love love its modern R&B / Gospel groove
The combo of story, groove, and an awesome MC (Jean Grae). I'd never heard anything like it, and listened to it like a million times.
Beatnuts:Watch Out Now
On a road trip from Philly to New Hope, I was introduced to the Beatnuts by Looby. It began the era of DJ 10 Fingers and the 700 Club.
Actually waltzing through PHL (circa 2001) on the way to Italy with this in my headphones. Day drunk on gin and tonic in my nalgene.
Tom Waits:Ol '55
my father used to sing me this song at bedtime when I was little. I liked it so much that I would pretend to sleep so that he would think it worked.
Handsome Boy Modeling School:Holy Calamity
I named an above average frisbee team after this song. "All you're ever gonna be / is just another giant fan of me"
Sloan:Money City Maniacs
Driving around Boston in Allen's black Golf talking about the woman who would become his wife and too much tequila at a bar with board games.