Friday Music: Riptide

“Riptide” by Vance Joy has only been hitting the airwaves here over the past month or so, but it’s been out for over a year in Australia.  A few weeks ago I asked you what songs you were listening to this summer and a couple of you mentioned this one. “Riptide” has  a crazy quirky retro video and a melody that’s chilled out but has something deeper going on. One of my favourite songs of the year.

Here it goes.



 What do you think? What song is stuck in your head today?


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21 Responses to Friday Music: Riptide

  1. I didn’t have any songs stuck in my head until I checked out your post, so thanks A LOT, Emma! 😉 I haven’t been listening to the radio much this summer because I’ve been on an audiobook kick, so I guess I forgive you… this time. Happy Friday!

  2. Mae Clair says:

    Catchy song which will probably settle into a nice brain worm, LOL. That’s okay though. Good song for a Friday.

  3. laurajc83 says:

    I LOVE this song!…..and the video which takes each word literally! Fun fact: It featured in home and away a lot too! 🙂

  4. laurajc83 says:

    I dunno if you know this one already, it featured in The Vampire Diaries, Home and Away and courtesy of my sis Emma, it featured, more importantly to her, in ‘Beauty and the Beast’! 😀
    It’s called ‘Best Part of Me’ by St Leonards. (Another Australian group!)

    • Emma says:

      Lol, Beauty and the Beast. I will have to watch at least an episode for your sister’s sake. Hadn’t heard of this one. Thanks, Laura. Definitely could picture it used for The Vampire Diaries. Moody and hipsterish…

  5. I like that song. 🙂 This summer I’ve mainly had Life Happens by Brandon and Leah stuck in my head, it’s so summer friendly.

  6. ellamedler says:

    Love that song. Nice one, Emma 🙂

  7. And to think “Riptide” is the name of the motel in Quieenscliff in Victoria where James Keogh’s (Vance Joy’s) family holidayed every year when he was a child. And he turned those childhood memories into an awesome song! The guy is good.

  8. Shah Wharton says:

    I can see how it’d stick in your head 🙂 Can’t say I’ve listened to much lately, but a few months ago I stumbled on this artist: and just love her voice. So, anything of hers is in my head right now. 🙂

    • Emma says:

      I’m listening to “Rain” now. Thanks for bringing her to my attention, Shah. The video to Rain is great too. Feels like watching a mini movie.

  9. sherry fundin says:

    I couldn’t look away. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Heh! I’d never heard of this song until now. As for songs stuck in my head? It’s been bouncing back and forth between Happy and All Of Me….though Jason Mraz’s Butterfly just showed up in the scene I’m currently working on in my latest WIP. 🙂

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