Smorgasbord Sundays: Music I’ve Been Looping Over & Over

MusicAs I’m sure I’ve told you on multiple occasions, music is really important to me. There’s not a single day that goes by that I don’t listen to music.

While there are long-time favourites, I’m always on the lookout for new tunes to spin. Do you have any suggestions for me? I listen to every single genre out there. (Good music is good music, so I could never just stick to liking one genre.)

When I was in high school, I was moved the most by super-happy songs…haha, like annoying bubblegum and gumdrops…so sticky sweet and fake that they gave your ears cavities. That kind.

However, when I got older, I found that I was moved the most by melancholic songs that make me want to listen to them on a rainy evening with a glass of wine. There’s something about what I call ‘poetic wounds’ that is endearing on a deeper level.

In today’s Smorgasbord Sundays post, I’ll share with you some YouTube clips for a few songs that I’ve been obsessed with lately.

Let me know what songs you’ve been digging recently!

(Warning: If you are sensitive when it comes to mature/sexual content or mild profanity, don’t view the YouTube clips or listen to the music.)

The first song I absolutely must share with you is Ride by Lana Del Rey. Since I first heard it, I’ve been hooked! (It’s not secret that she is one of my favourite singers.)

The beginning starts off with a long poem, which reads like a diary entry. It’s intimate, honest, and raw. The sentences are simple, but the meaning behind them is profound. And the video itself tells an artistic tale that I can appreciate.

Click on the text link or on the below photo from the clip to watch the Lana Del Rey Ride music video.

(If you want to skip the speaking parts and just listen to the song, skip to 3:26 in the video.)


I literally get chills when I hear this song – it’s that good.

The next song is by one of my favourite groups – The Raveonettes. It’s called She Owns the Streets, and while I’m not really a big fan of the music video, the song is awesome!

I love the group’s calm sound and how often they record in B-flat major, which produces songs that have almost a Western-movie vibe.


And the third song that I’ve been spinning over and over again is Shot for Me by Drake. It’s so smooth with a great beat. I like to listen to it at night.


What have you been listening to over and over again recently? Do you listen to music every single day? Were you ever in a band?

Note: The sheet music at the beginning of this post is for the song, Greensleeves. I got it from here.


14 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Sundays: Music I’ve Been Looping Over & Over

  1. Jenn

    I’m so glad you love Lana Del Rey too, she’s one of my absolute favourite singers! When Born to Die came out I listened to the album on repeat for weeks. Ride is beautiful, I’m so excited for the Paradise Edition to come out!
    Ellie Goulding is another one of my favourites – her new album Halcyon came out last week and is SO good. My favourite songs from it are My Blood, I Know You Care, and Only You. They’ve got a slow and haunting vibe to them, a bit different from her last album but still great!
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jenn!

      I’ll definitely have to check out Ellie Goulding based on your recommendation! 🙂 Thanks!

      You know what? I read somewhere that Lana Del Rey said that she wouldn’t be recording another new album because she said all that she needed to in Born to Die. Is that true, do you know? If it is, I’m heartbroken. A singing talent like her needs to keep putting out masterpieces because she has the chops and the artistry to do it.

  2. Randi

    omg me too i love the clip (and of course the song) from lana del ray, ride 🙂 its so touching… i love her !
    and im a drake fan too.
    my all time favourite singers are nicki minaj (fav song of her: dear old nicki) and cro. cro is a german rapper (so u wont understand his lyrics). he never shows his face, hes always wearing his panda mask. my fav of his songs are “bye bye” (its a sample to Wiz Khalifas “no sleep” but cro has inventen his own lyrics. its about two ppl who r sitting next to eachother in a train, and both fall in love at 1st sight but no1 of them says anything and then its too late) and “ein teil” (its about ppl who broke up but theyll always stay in the others mind…). his greatest hit in germany is “easy”.
    i love the panda rapper 😀
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Randi!

      Don’t think I’ve ever heard of Cro before, but if he sampled Wiz Khalifa’s song, I must hear it. I really like a lot of Wiz Khalifa’s songs. For a while, in the summer, I was looping one of his albums over and over on my commutes to work!

  3. rebecca

    I have been listening to John Rutter’s Gloria over and over and over. I sort of hated it at first, but I was asked to be in a choir singing it for a Christmas program and its grown on me.
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  4. Kas

    I listen to music every day! For the past few months 80% of what I listen to is Take That. I’m a disgusting boyband fan. Ok well not all boy bands. More of a 90’s boyband fan 😛 If I’m not going through a Take That phase I’m probably listening to Queen. Most people who have become big in the past few years I know NOTHING about. I have never heard an Adele song in full to this day. Bits and pieces but never sat through a whole song.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Kas!

      Yay for another musicphile! Seriously…a day without music is like a day without nail polish – something just doesn’t feel right.

      Hahahaha, Take That? Really? Hehe, that makes me giggle because I totally remember them from back in the day.

      *Gasp* You must check out Adele’s songs completely. Her voice is so glamourous!

  5. Kay

    Kind of a late comment but I couldn’t resist recommending Sucre! I’ve only gotten into them recently but I’ve been listening to “Chemical Reaction” on repeat *_*

    Another band I like is Eisley, have you heard of them?

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Kay!

      No problem – I appreciate comments left on any post regardless if they’re new or old posts. 🙂

      No, I’ve never heard of Eisley. Which song by Eisley do you recommend?

      1. Kay

        Hi Mary!

        So nice to see that you reply to old comments as well! Hm, that’s a tough thing to do since I love a lot of their songs but here’s a (short!) list:

        – The Valley
        – Golly Sandra
        – Escaping Song

        Hope you enjoy!

        1. Mary Post author

          Of course, Kay! What my readers have to say is very important. Even if I’m not able to reply right away, I do try to eventually respond to everyone. 🙂

          Cool – I’m going to check those out the next chance I get. Thanks for the suggestions!


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