new music playlist may 2021

June 2, 2021
Walking On Sunshine
Träumeler-Musig Ebikon
Brass band cover of the 80s classic.
This Basic Instructions comic says this "is still the best musical shorthand for happiness.", but I wanted to find a cover of it.
Fast Car (feat. Dakota) [Radio Edit]
Jonas Blue
Club-ish cover.
Background music at IKEA, of all places. The song has been on my mind after I participated in a Tufts A Cappella groups distanced cove of it. (Tracy Chapman went to Tufts but I don't think she liked it.)
Pachuco
Maldita Vecindad y Los Hijos del Quinto Patio
Don't know the genre of this Latinx music but I dig it.
Playing on a radio station in GTA5



Yesterday (feat. India Carney)
Scary Pockets
Funk cover.
Now I'm hearing about Scary Pockets everywhere, didn't realize it was the Pomplamoose/Patreon guy.
Chasing Cars
Snow Patrol
Pop.
This tumblr entry What was it about Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol that sent TV producers in the mid-2000s absolutely buck wild?



Hot Girl
Megan Thee Stallion
Not to be confused with "Hot Girl Summer", pretty good sex rap, big WAP energy.
Theme song, with puppets, from "A Black Lady Sketch Show" on HBO
Marble Machine
Wintergatan
Machine made music with marbles. Like that old 3D card graphics demo but... unbelievably real?



Get By
Talib Kweli
Uplifting Hip Hop, nice instrumentals.
Mentioned in Patrisse Khan-Cullors' book "When They Call You A Terrorist" as an empowering performance.
The Girl from Ipanema
Elise Trouw
Sweet cover. Gives the impression of being a one-person show?
I always want the lyric to be "But each day when she walks to the sea, she looks straight ahead not at he" despite the grammer.
My Medicine
Snoop Dogg
This version has Willie Nelson backing the chorus, which my version doesn't.
Mentioned in Cracked's Facts about Snoop Dogg



drivers license
Olivia Rodrigo
I am a sucker for high school nostalgia stuff.
Even before she performed it live there SNL had a almost promotional skit about it.
Memphis Tennessee
Elvis Presley
Rockabilly, liked it a little better than Chuck Berry's original. The reveal is a bit jarring til your realize he's singing about an estranged daughter.
The Johnny Rivers version of this song was allegedly played in Vietnam.
Killing Me Softly (feat. India Carney)
Scary Pockets
I think the last of the Scary Pockets covers for me for a while
Wannabe ala NiN
OpenAI Jukebox
An AI trained on Nine Inch Nails is then told to try to finish up "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls.