It’s Hump Day, folks. That means, take the pants off and get to relaxing. No, it doesn’t? Well, too bad. . .
It’s time for another installment of Music That Inspires You!
CUE THE NOISE!
Queen. The Queen. I could say this should be self-explanatory, but there are some folks that just don’t comprehend the awesomeness that is Queen. . .or Freddie. You can’t just label a song, or an album, as a favorite.
Personally, this is my fave, but that’s for some obvious reasons [I’ll claim “hipster” status and say I loved this song before its use in the movie].
Speaking of which, if you haven’t done so (which would be sad if you haven’t) check out Freddie’s solo albums [Mr. Bad Guy, and Barcelona]. Great stuff.
Long live the Queen!
Ah, Asia. There’s not enough words to say how much win there is. . .but there is much win. You just can’t go wrong with them! In the early years, you have one part Yes, one part Emerson, Lake and Palmer (The Crazy World of Author Brown, Atomic Rooster), one part Buggles, and one part of the former Uriah Heep (Roxy Music, King Crimson, Family). Bam. Asia. In. Your. Face.
Heat of the Moment is probably one of the most renowned hits, and lately, because of Metal Gear Solid V— Only Time Will Tell has surged a bit [Thanks, Kojima].
Sole Survivor, The Smile Has Left Your Eyes, are just a tip of the iceberg for what Asia has for hits.
If you haven’t heard of them, well, go and do so.
3. Tears For Fears
An oldie but a goodie. You can’t go wrong with Tears for Fears. Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Shout, and many other fun, fine tunes.
Personally, I like Gary Jules’ cover of Mad World, while not many do, and vice versa. To each their own. Enjoy the music. Don’t squabble about it!
4. David Bowie
Question. Who [or alternatively, what] do you think of when you are asked about the movie Labyrinth. It’s David Bowie. . . or his package. It is right there in your face anyway.
Fun fact: Bowie used his own wardrobe for the movie. Awesome, right? I know.
You can’t go wrong with David. . .or the combination of David Bowie with Freddie Mercury [but that is another tale].
Journey is probably one of everyone’s favorites. Especially, if you remember the 80’s to be quite fond and good. . .and great. I know, I know, not many consider Journey, Journey without Steve Perry, but face it. . .it’s still Journey.
Although, I do prefer the Steve Perry era of Journey, I still give a listen to the other times. . .I just replace Arnel, Rolie, Augeri, with Steve. I appreciate the music, regardless of the singer. . .just Steve—WHY STEVE?!
That wraps it up for this edition of Music That Inspires You. Check back Friday for more! Until next time!
If there’s song or artist that inspires you, leave a comment!