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Twisted Tuesday’s Mix-Tape: Best Songs I Heard in 2013


Sometimes old songs can be new, just as new songs can be [or become] old. It’s all about perspective. It’s not whether you have actually heard a song before, it’s the mood of the moment in which you hear a second…or third, time.

There have been many songs where upon hearing them the first time or two, I really didn’t like them at all, but later, down the road the song would pop on and wah-lah, it was a sudden hit. Why? because it was obviously hitting on something going on in my head or life at that moment.

For this weeks Twisted Mix-Tape (hosted be Jen Kehl) the gang will be spinning tunes that were new — or new to us, in 2013.

Here are five of mine, and I hope you look at some of the bands themselves and not just the songs…

Elephant Revival – Drop

I was introduced to this band over the summer while in Colorado. I loved the little bit I heard in a car on the way to who knows where and later looked them up.

I am probably one of their biggest fans and have even ghostwritten articles on them.

Awolnation – Sail

The first time I heard this song, it was on the Voice and performed by contestant  Kat Robichaud, so I must be fair and include her video along with the original.

Kat Robichaud (cover)


Ane Brun – Are They Saying Goodbye

I’ve written a lot on love and loss this past year. This song nailed a few things home when I heard it randomly on YouTube.

Gotye – Hearts a Mess

When Somebody that I Used to Know came out, I liked it. I liked it even more after seeing their talent and creativity in an alternate video. I looked into a few other songs by them and realized they are totally awesome and all of their videos are trippy and have a message.

Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke (ft. T.I., Pharrell)

Call it what you will, but I call it boogie music. When it comes on, wherever I am…whatever I am doing…I have to move. I cannot sit or stand still with this song on.

What were your favorite “new” songs in 2013?

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9 comments on “Twisted Tuesday’s Mix-Tape: Best Songs I Heard in 2013

  1. diannegray
    January 16, 2014

    What a great list of songs. I also like Awolnation’s song ‘All I Need’ – it’s great in the headphones on the morning walk 😉


    • Cheri
      January 16, 2014

      I haven’t heard it so now I must look it up!! Thank you!


  2. Quickstepp
    January 16, 2014

    Thanks for the intro to Elephant Revival. I think I’ll love their stuff.
    Goyte’s other songs are quite good and his videos are always strange and interesting!


    • Cheri
      January 16, 2014

      You are very welcome. I have been so fortunate to stumble on so many cool bands and artists. I look forward to sharing more as well as being introduced to more by you and others!


  3. cynkingfeeling
    January 16, 2014

    Boogie music-such an apt description!


    • Cheri
      January 16, 2014

      LOL, that’s what my mom would have called it!


  4. Jen
    January 16, 2014

    OK LOVED Elephant Revival. Reminds me so much of what I used to listen to in the early 90s when I was following The Dead, there was so much amazing music around us all of the time.
    This was a great list, for me a lot of the music I learn about is from the music “contest/reality shows” the fact is radio is Pandora, and so I learn a lot about the music I know I like, I don’t about the music that is outside my sphere. Sail was also one of those songs for me.


    • Cheri
      January 16, 2014

      Yes, I have several Pandora stations set-up. Reg radio is too repetitive.


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