Music That Inspires You

Monday is here, and that means it’s back to the grind. I hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine’s Day weekend and was sure to massacre folks. You didn’t? Well then. . .I trust you enjoyed Deadpool, yes? Good. You better have!

Let’s tear into those juicy beating musical hearts! Go Planet!

Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson- Say Say Say

A fantastic collaboration between two musical greats. I’ve always enjoyed Say Say Say.

To that, collaborating is a great thing to do. For obvious reasons, it’s an experience that gives you insight on another, granted depending on the project, and what it entails exactly. You can come to learn a great deal regarding collaborative efforts.

Unfortunately, not every time one collaborates does it result in a. . .positive outcome.

Bah. I digress, but t’was for a good gesture—informative purposes—of course.

Say Say Say is credited to both Sir Paul McCartney, and to the late Michael Jackson. Below, McCartney had released a “remixed” version of the song, where the singing roles are reversed (i.e. McCartney singing Jackson’s lyrics, whilst Jackson sings McCartney’s). There is also an instrumental version, in which you can download via

Say Say Say 2015 Remix

Fleetwood Mac – Little Lies

Oh Fleetwood Mac. . . Jokes aside, this is one of my favorite Fleetwood Mac songs. I like the composition, the lyrics, and its portrayal (if you will) of some. . .certain members in the group.

Massive Attack – Butterfly Caught

Every time I’d listen to this. . .the opening part would seem like it was skipping. You know, the sound when you’d play a CD on a CD player—wait, not a whole lot know. . .OK, well. . .

I first thought I was hearing things, because it seemed like it was skipping [the song] and then I later realized. . .derp. . .that was intended.

The video to this is also pretty great, which can be found on the bottom of this segment. It gives an added depth of the song and its meaning.

We’ve reached the bottom!


Billy Squier – Everybody Wants You

Probably known from the many trailers for Burn Notice, which by the way, was a fantastic series on USA, and no, it wasn’t just because of Bruce’s mighty chin and dashing looks. I could give a list of reasons, but hey, it’s on Netflix, or Huluu. . .whatever you use for streaming. Go. Play. It’s not like you’re going to read the rest of this anyway. Hell, you’re probably not even reading this to begin with!

“Talking to yourself again?”

Quiet Bear God. You’re not supposed to be here.

“I can’t help it if you write me in wherever. . .”

While this is true, I am busy. Go back to your page / panel. I’ll get to you soon.

Anyway. . .as I was saying. . .this is a pretty good song. As far as Billy Squier songs go though, I think this is a tie for The Stroke. . .not quite sure. It’s up there though.

It’s a good song to describe if. . .well. . .everybody wants you.

M. Ward – Rave On

It’s a great take on Sonny West’s song, which was made more famous by the late Buddy Holly. It’s a great song, in all its existing formats and covers. Here is M. Ward’s take on it (featuring Zooey Deschanel).

I invite you to listen to all the versions. Hell, you make even fall in love with one of them, or two. . .or all of them!

Sonny West


Buddy Holly


Bruce Springsteen


John Mellencamp


Steeleye Span


Status Quo


The Hullaballoos


Julian Casablancas

Less Than Jake – Nervous in The Alley

Ah, one of my favorite songs from the good old days. I remember when I picked up this album, Hello Rockview, I connected to it instantly, and well. . .what can I say? This album makes me so full of the nostalgia, it’s like oozing. I kid, it’s not really ooze. . .or any other fluid, it’s just a lot of good memories, and bad memories.

It’s a great album that I definitely recommend anyone to pick it up. Even if it’s not your cup of tea, I bet you, if you listen to this album for two weeks, you’ll be singing, humming, or tapping your foot to it at some point.

That’s what we should do. We should introduce two week challenges for people to listen to stuff they’d normally not like, and see if their opinion changes.

An evil and maniacal laugh ensues. The crowd becomes insatiable by music lust. No wait, that’s just Woodstock. . .or Bonnaroo.

That wraps it up for this edition of Music That Inspires You. Check back Wednesday for more good tunes and times.

Got a song and/or artist you like, and want to share? Drop it in the comments!


Author: Sincados

Writer, gamer, foodie, brew enthusiast, and awesome dad. Also likes to make explosions…but not in any particular order.

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