So tonight I am really struggling to watch what might be the most boring football game EVER...and I am more than pleased to be able to start tonight's shuffle. So let's get started.
In The Still Of The Night by Boyz II Men (34): Remember when Boy II Men were awesome? This was right during the beginning of their rise to fame. I don't care if this is a cover...I love this version. It lost the romantic feel that the original had but it is still enjoyable. They sing it so effortlessly that I cannot help but hum along every time I hear it. Best Line: "So before the light hold me again with all of your might in the still of the night."
Mope by The Bloodhound Gang (31): I am probably going to go to hell for this but I cannot help but really enjoy The Bloodhound Gang. They are kind of like South Park. You know that you shouldn't be laughing at it but cannot help it. This is another song where they pretty much make fun of everyone and that is cool. At least they don't discriminate. The opening shout out to Falco is awesomely unexpected. This particular song always brings a smile to my face because I remember being stuck in traffic with my mother and the unedited version of this song coming on. At the part where Pacman makes his cameo appearance by saying "What it is Mother Fuckers?", I remember my mom looking at me out of the corner of her eye and then when asked what's up, Pacman responds "Me you bitches!" and at that point my mom quietly said "The real Pacman never talked like that." For those of you who haven't met my mom, you probably don't get the humor. Those you who have know how hard it is to offend her so you cannot imagine my laughter at the time. Not only that but the real pacman? It is just funny. Best Line: "So I like to dance naked in front of my pets but my cat was inattentive so I sent him U.P.S."
Far Away by Nickelback (272): The thing with Nickelback is that I either love or hate their songs. There is no middle ground. This is one of the few songs that I actually love. It is quite romantic in a power ballad sort of way. The song is begging for forgiveness but the thing is that the guy didn't actually do anything stupid. He simply allowed himself to get too busy and let that take him away the girl. Until you have been the person that someone no longer has time for, you cannot understand how painful it can be. There is the pain of not seeing and talking to that person which in itself totally sucks but then there is deeper pain that comes from the self-doubt that accompanies the loneliness. You cannot know how lonely the night can be when you are wondering why you are no longer worth the time or energy that you once were. Yet here comes Nickelback with this song and all is well. I don't think that I could resist this song no matter how hurt and pissed I was at a situation. The sudden realization that he loves her and that he wants to her to stay is awesome. The desperate plea to hear that he needs to hear her say that she still cares can give me the chills in the right mood. Of course it is probably all bullshit written for to exploit suckers like me into spending money on the whole Nickelback album for one damn song. Best Line: "On my knees, I'll ask last chance for one last dance 'cause with you, I'd withstand all of hell to hold your hand."
Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion (34): First let me once again say that as lame as it is to admit it, I love Celine. She can sing a love song better than any other woman on the planet. Now I have always considered this to be a great love song but not a passionate love song. When I hear this song I think of few select dear friends in my life, past and present, who have been all of the things in the song to me. I think of Dino "For all the truths that you made me see" as no friend has been better at being honest and no sugar coating things for me which is one the things that I love most about him. I think Robin "For all of the joy you brought to my life" as we both know that we knew great joy when we were together and even now in our friendship. I think of my Todd who will forever be my Sam "For all the times you stood by me" as you have done without thinking any time I have needed you over the past 15 years. And I think of Bobby because I know that "I was blessed because I was loved by you." My select group of men who have always found ways to make things right, to be my inspiration, who have been my voice, my eyes, and my light. Best Line: "I'm everything that I am because you loved me" is dedicated to them because it is true and "my world is better place because of you"...all of you.
Shake It by Metro Station (197): So it wasn't too long ago that I blogged about how this song came out of nowhere to become one of my favorites. My love for this song has not dwindled in the slightest. I still think that it is an intensely sexy song and that is what I love about it. I have been laughed at several times for totally rocking out to this while driving in my car. It is also the main ringer on my phone. I can't remember what I used the last night I wrote but this song but tonight's pick is...Best Line: "Your body's shaking, turn me on, so I can turn off the lights."
One of Those Days by Joshua Radin (44): This is off of his new album which I still really enjoy but don't quite love yet. One of the few exceptions is this song. In the past I loved Joshua for singing some overwhelming sexy love songs. This song kind of breaks out of the mold as it is not about love. It is about the yearning that comes after you realize that the love just isn't meant to be. I can relate to all of the things that he is singing about therefore find comfort when he croons that "its just one of those days". That line gives me hope that the pain won't last...but that some days will be better than others. The first line really did hook me with "Wait right here is all she said to me and so right here I stay." I think it speaks to me because I understand waiting because you want to do what the other person asks and suddenly you are a point where you're like "Huh...I'm still here." Do you continue to wait or do you accept that if you don't move now...you might never be able to truly leave? Neither Joshua nor his music really answers this question but that is okay. Best Line: "I await the rain, to wash away your face so I don’t have to hide, the sight of you is painful."
Lay Your Hands On Me by Bon Jovi (214): This is song is one of many that really highlights why Bon Jovi is greatest fucking band to ever grace the planet. It has the achingly sexy build up to the real deal...the soft whispering from Jon and the sweet first line. Before the band even starts rocking out I am usually all hot and bothered...and it is worse in concert! I have no doubt that Jon would leave up to his guarantee whenever I listen to this song. It is one of the best songs to see him perform live because he rocks the shit out of it and the crowd goes absolutely crazy. It is all about overpowering desire and that is sexy no matter who you are or how you look at it. Seriously, really lesson to this song and there should be no wonder why millions of women (and probably men) around the world are in love with Jon Bon Jovi. Best Line: "You're mine and I'm yours for the taking, right now the rules we made are meant for breaking."
Karma by Alicia Keys (34): So honestly this song kind of freaks me out. Alicia just seems a little off the deep end in this song. Perhaps it is the over emphasized words or the pounding on the piano but she seems to be a few strokes away from beating the shit out of the guy. Seriously, can't you see her bitch slapping some poor fool when she is singing the line "Don't play with me." Everything I have read says that Alicia is actually quite nice but this song sends out a pretty strong "Don't mess with me" message or you will experience karma in the form kidnapping and two days of getting your ass beat by a really pissed off chick. Best Line: "Never thought you'd be the one that would deceive me and never do what you're supposed to do".
Alright...I am giving up on writing and on the damn football game...so I will retreat to the world of Facebook until I can finally fall asleep...assuming that I do as I am really struggling to shake off this particular bout of insomnia.