I am an admitted nerd. Pretty much have a mad obsession for a man in blue box. And yes that would be Doctor Who I am referring to. Of course most people don’t know who he is, and it boggles the mind.
This is how I feel when it comes to music. And yes I am a music nerd. I love finding new artists, even if they have been out for years; they are definitely new to me. When this happens, I usually go out on the hunt for full discography.
I want to shout it out to the world, listen at how awesome this song is, but of course, for most people they just don’t care as much as I do or it is not their cup of tea. Again boggles the mind.
What I've done here is create a list of sorts, music that I've found over the years through the medium of television and movies. A lot of what I find that appeals to me is music that is not considered main stream (i.e. radio play) but somehow people have found these little nuggets of gems. Thank goodness, because with some of my favorite shows that I've seen, the person who picks the music to set the scenes, well they are straight unsung heroes in my book. Also I want their job. Seriously.
And here is my list of artist, as well as the TV show/movie I heard it in.
The Nine Lives of Chloe King introduced me to Ke$ha and the song Animal (BillBoard Remix) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTHWQSfaFLA
Haven introduced me to A Camp. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7HnW9BwNoY
Dollhouse introduced me to Sia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjIcvDm1iC4
Castle introduced me to MoZella. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbFDA9pAnXA
Vampire Diaries introduced me to Stateless http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LZOnJzTYRM
I have found these artists are not all mainstream, because unfortunately I’d never have found them, which is both a good and sad thing. I am glad though through the amazing power of TV someone has the awesome job of finding the right musical artist that just get to me. Again I totally want that job! Of course Ke$ha is super mainstream, however she is not an artist I like, but that song moved me just enough to hate her not so much.
Then there are the movies, more to the point the Twilight movies. No matter what anyone says about the movies (which I heart!) the soundtracks are by far the best thing that came out of the 5 movies. Again as a fan of the movies, the soundtracks are an amalgamation of everything that was being told in the books that was then translated to the big screen. I was introduced to so many artists, that I ended up getting these very different artists’ albums, just to get see what I had been missing. And boy was I not disappointed at all!
The first Twilight introduced me to Paramore Decode. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvnkAtWcKYg
Iron and Wine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1BgYTZ4Mxc
New Moon introduced me to:
Eskimo Joe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69NQExPWIB0
Anya Marina http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBSR_hwKXAM
Thom Yorke http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7nz6-UVrmU
With the Eclipse soundtrack I not only found new artists, but some old one’s had new songs that just totally blew me away. In fact this is my favorite out of the three soundtracks. I like almost every song on this album, but what I want to highlight is two artists that blew me away.
The Black Keys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt0_Tqw2qM0
Florence + The Machine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i-z6cQBUOw
And of course Cee-Lo song that just quite blew me away. I think I listened to this song about a million times. Maybe lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ppa02XZv184
For Breaking Dawn, I think I just overloaded on part 1 of the 2 soundtracks. In fact it became my new fav of the soundtracks. Each of the songs on the first soundtrack was a laundry list of the intense love between Bella and Edward. The songs themselves were just so moving, that I would seriously repeat the whole album, especially before the movie started. Part 2 was the culmination of their love. Sigh, seriously love the music.
Here are a few standouts for me:
Christina Perri http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtOvBOTyX00
Bruno Mars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-w3WfgpcGg
Sleeping At Last http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKBfsz3P7Us
Reeve Carney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6YpnTSuQV8
This list is getting long isn’t it? But this is just a tip of the iceberg of the gazillion songs that I have found over the years.
This last list is from one of my favorite shows on TV. So You Think You Can Dance honestly has the choreographers finding the most unique songs that they seriously use to create the most spectacular dance numbers. This last list is the songs that truly moved me to tears or just simply moved me.
Oona and Dave http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkvg3UNGScA
The Frames http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og72_DQ4Elk
Brick + Mortar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiEKC8hwBAo
As you can see I love music. I love telling people about new artist I find. I am passionate, when I find an artist who just gets to me. And yes, I sometimes wonder why some don’t have the same level of love that I do. So check out these artists. This right here is the serious ultimate playlist!