We all have them, songs that seem to touch a secret place in your soul – sometimes secret even from you. They can grow and occasionally fester like an open wound, or they can fill you up, inspire you and occasionally even heal you. Sometimes they don't even reflect your musical tastes. They can be shameful secrets that you keep from family and friends. You feel like a drug addict craving your next fix. At times like those you thank the powers that be for MP3 players - the syringe of those suffering with this affliction.
This is the sixth installment of songs that touch my soul. And as always, this edition is full of passion, desire, and lust. This is a form of therapy, this sharing of my neuroses, my secret inner lunacy, the big ball of crazy that is me. Welcome to my musical schizophrenia.
“Super Selfish” – Korben
“Super Selfish” has possibly the greatest intro ever written. The driving Foo Fighter-esque guitar riff and fabulous beat, give-way to frontwoman Erin Gerber’s smooth vocals that give the petulant lyrics life. Erin’s voice is creamy smooth, but with an emotive edge that completely conveys the passion, anger, pain, or melancholy of any fractious lyrics.
“Don’t Stop The Music” – Rihanna
A Euroclub-feel dance track with overpowering beats, sensual electro-dance hooks, and a sample of mamasay-mamasas – from Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Something” – that perfectly blurs into the track, complete with Jackson’s signature high pitched “woo hoo” scattered eloquently throughout. This track is more than memorable it’s manifestly unforgettable.
“Kiwi” – Maroon 5
Drenched in wet, erotic imagery layered on by Adam Levine with lyrics like “I wanna give you something better/ Than anything you’ve ever had/ A stronger and a faster lover/ The world will disappear so fast.” And the deliciously graphic line “Sweet kiwi/ Your juices dripping down my chin/ So please, let me/ Don’t stop it before it begins”. Although someone should tell Levine that in this instance, as a rule, faster isn’t better.