Friday Chill Out

It’s Friday, and I’ve just finished my first week back at work this year. I don’t want to do anything right now except relax with some good music. My chillout picks for this evening are below. Hope you find something new here. If anyone would like to leave recommendations in the comments below, I’ll happily follow your links to YouTube.

Have a great weekend everyone, and if I haven’t popped by your blog to say it already, Happy New Year.

PS: I will get back to posting reviews next week when I’m feeling a little less lazy.

“Houdini” – Foster the People. I didn’t hear about this band until late 2011. They’re probably my favourite music find of the last decade. Most people know their song, “Pumped Up Kicks”, but the rest of the tracks on their album, Torches, are just as good.

“Breaking my Fall” – Bressie. He’s Irish, he’s fine, he’s easy on the eyes and ears.

“Video Games” – Lana Del Rey. I love most of her stuff. She’s got an old school, big star voice. Don’t think there’s anyone else quite like her out there on the music scene these days.

“Somebody That I Used to Know” – Gotye featuring Kimbra. My favourite song of 2012. 80s style, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, good music, great video, just awesome.

“Into the Nightlife” – Cyndi Lauper. I saw her perform this on The Graham Norton Show a few years back and instantly fell in love with it. Makes me want to find a dark bar and go dancing.

“Friday Night” – Lily Allen. This one’s fun with a bit of attitude.

Leave your links in the comments!

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22 Responses to Friday Chill Out

  1. Happy Friday and New Year, Emma. I LOVE Cyndi Lauper! Crazy enough, I haven’t heart this song till now. It’s so fun! I want to dance around, but it’s still a little early over here on the West Coast. πŸ˜‰ Dance Party A.M.! LOL

    Somebody That I Used to Know was also one of my favs for 2012, though it drove my husband crazy. Even when he had headphones on he seemed to pick up when I was playing it and would say, “Again?” Heck, yeah!

    • Emma says:

      Cyndi came to Cork a few years back and played a local club, and I missed her! Won’t happen again. Next time she’s in Ireland, I’m going to see here. Dance party AM sounds like my kind of fun πŸ™‚
      My friend called me last February to tell me about the Gotye song – she loves music! And she said go on YouTube right now and listen and tell her who “Somebody That I Used to Know” reminds me of. So I listened and it got to the chorus “But you didn’t have to cut me off” and I text her, “Peter Gabriel!!” We both love 80s, and there’s a definite 80s, old school vibe to it.
      Have a great weekend, Nikki.

  2. Everyone needs a chill out session once in awhile. I hope you enjoy yours πŸ™‚ Several of those I knew and loved as well, like Gotye. My son still makes me play that in the car on the way to school … Well, maybe not “makes” me πŸ™‚ Okay, I’ve never heard of this Bressie guy, and I couldn’t upload that video you have posted, but I looked him up on YouTube and I’m a HUGE fan now! Boy is he a hottie! And I love that song! Thanks for linking me up!

    • Emma says:

      I did enjoy mine. Thanks, L.J. πŸ™‚
      Everyone loves that Gotye song, all ages, both sexes – it’s great.
      Did the Bressie video not play in the US? Glad you checked him out; he’s lovely. He’s one of the coaches on the The Voice Ireland.

  3. ellamedler says:

    Oooh, Emma, can I come? I loooove most of those. Never heard of Bressie, but I’m happy for you to make the introductions πŸ˜‰

  4. Mae Clair says:

    Can’t wait to chill out myself this evening! Love Friday Night by Lillie Allen. One of my music finds in the last few years is Blackmore’s Night. Love their stuff because it appeals to the mythical/fantasy buff in me. Happy Friday!

    • Emma says:

      I play “Friday Night” almost every Friday evening after work. It’s my TGIF song. I’m on YouTube now listening to “Ghost of a Rose” – it’s got a Celtic sound to it, makes me think of castles and fairy kings and queens πŸ™‚

  5. It really makes me feel weird that the only artist I’ve ever heard of on this list is Cindy Lauper. LOL

  6. Story Addict says:

    These were such great shares, Emma, I listened to them all! I think Video Games if my fav (next to Somebody That I Used to Know, but that’s a given :P) They’re all really fun. Friday Night is just perfect.

    • Emma says:

      I love “Ride” by Lana Del Rey also. Heard it played a lot last month. It’s a very sad but beautiful song.
      I’m glad you listened to them all. That was very good of you!

  7. beckyday6 says:

    Good choices! Somebody that I used to know still gives me shivers! There’s something so raw and true about that song.

  8. I like any of Miranda Lambert’s songs…”Fastest Girl In Town” is a good one…Friday night good time song:)
    Her Channel
    http://www.youtube.com/user/mirandalambert
    Have a great weekend!

  9. Hope your friday evening was the relaxing nirvana you needed. As for me, good relaxing music, hmmmm, Mazy Star is always great for that, and since you’re such a Springsteen fan, his acoustic album ‘Nebraska’ is one of my favourites. I might just go listen to that right now. “Me and her just went for a ride, sir….”

    • Emma says:

      It’s funny. I was reading Catie Rhodes’ blog on Friday and she mentioned how the lyrics in his song, “Nebraska” were about a couple of serial killers.

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