Sex and the City songs!

I have to admit I think I’ve seen every episode of Sex & the City thanks to the E! Network and my own personal addiction. That’s right, every cliché column, every time Carrie got mad at Big, every lunch at a cute restaurant. I love the show and the movies. There has been talk through the years about a third Sex and the City movie and I am totally on board!! I don’t know if it will actually happen, but that would be a dream. Here are some songs I think would fit well in another SATC movie! 🙂

1.) “Take Back the Night” by Justin Timberlake: The girls’ annual summer trip to the Hamptons would not be complete with a retro pop song playing as they glamorously walk into a fancy restaurant or club.

2.) “Birthday” by Katy Perry: This song would play as one of the girls would blow out a large amount of candles on a gorgeous cake as they all slowly realize they are growing older… Complete with cliché smiles as they kiss their husbands and put kids on their laps.

3.) “How Will I Know” cover by Sam Smith (originally by Whitney Houston): Carrie would start to feel lonely as Big continues favoring work over her and wants to watch TV when she would rather stare out the window, think of a column idea, and cuddle.

4.) “Make It With You” by Bread: Carrie comes home from a day of shopping with the girls to a home cooked meal. Big is standing in the kitchen listening to this song on his old record player as he stirs a pot of cooked vegetables.

5.) “See You Soon” by Coldplay: Steve has another cancer scare and Miranda sits at his bedside praying for his good health to come back.

6.) “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra: The women and their husbands look on in awe as Samantha has her first dance with her rich husband on their wedding day. The wedding takes place in a huge hotel with white and black lace donning every table and chair.

7.) “Rocket” by Beyoncé: We get a quick sultry glimpse into Samantha’s new married sex life.

8.) “Turn Down For What (feat. Lil Jon) by DJ Snake: This song plays during a Zumba class that the women decide to take, but quickly leave and go get ice cream instead. Charlotte complained the music was too inappropriate and too loud, Samantha thought it would be a male teacher, Carrie hates exercising, and Miranda said she has better things to do on a Saturday afternoon.

9.) “Boom Clap” by Charli XCX: Charlotte and Harry pack up their belongings as they decide to move out of the city to have a safer place for their kids to grow up. Charlotte smiling ear to ear is finally happy that they made the decision to get some distance from the city to have a quieter place to live. She walks out to a U-Haul wearing tennis shoes, capris, and a polo shirt while carrying a big brown box.

10.) “You Make Me Feel So Young” by Frank Sinatra: A classic old song plays as the women walk down the sidewalk looking hotter than ever on their way to a sunset dinner on the patio of a trendy new restaurant lit with twinkle lights and mason jars.

Hope you enjoyed this!

from: giphy.com
from: giphy.com

Abbey

 

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Why you need to know SIA

I have to say I have always been in awe of the creature that is Sia. From “My Love” featured on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack to the depressing but beautiful “Breathe Me”. An incredible woman with an insane amount of talent, not only vocally but lyrically. Sia is like the female Pharrell of the music world. She has secretly written…everything including “Pretty Hurts” by Beyoncé, “Diamonds” by Rihanna, and even “Let Me Love You” by Ne-Yo.

Her sixth album proves that although she may be a mastermind behind the lyrics, she is also a true natural behind the microphone. She has proved herself time and time again but in my mind never quite gets the acknowledgement she deserves. Although Sia is a different character, recently she’s been performing live without showing her face. She’s stated multiple times through pictures on social media that she does not need to show her face everywhere to be famous. Sia does not enjoy being in the public eye, but surely deserves to be.

Sia
Sia in a 2013 issue of billboard magazine Image from: https://twitter.com/Sia/status/393776703924752385/photo/1

During this intriguing interview with billboard Sia said “I get to sit at home with the dogs on the sofa, record in a closet in the office, send them off and, if I’m lucky, make a million dollars”.

She also said she wrote the lyrics for David Guetta’s “Titanium” in 40 minutes and later went on to write “Wild Ones” for Flo Rida in 15 minutes.

Like…whoa.

The billboard interview gives you a lot of insight into who Sia is. She also talked about her battle with painkillers and alcohol.

Here’s the interview: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/5770521/sia-the-billboard-cover-story

“1000 Forms of Fear” is Sia’s sixth album and “Chandelier” kicks it off on the right foot. This track is a pop sensation. A pounding rhythm with powerhouse vocals flow through the entire song making it a true hit.

“Burn the Pages” is one of my favorites off the album complete with a hip-hop beat, light vocals, and of course, an emotional message. Sia belts out “Yesterday is gone and you will be OK, place your past into a book, burn the pages let them cook” The lyrics are littered with metaphors and swift life lessons anyone can pick up on.

This album was not made by a pop princess, it was made by a pop genius! Sia knows what works and what doesn’t, rhythmically, lyrically, and musically. Her composition of lyrics to music is really magical to listen to. Not one song sounds alike and that’s her leaving her mark on every piece of every song.

“Eye of the Needle” is one of the heaviest songs on the album. The pain in her voice as she sings “Smile through the pain” is undeniable. Only genuine music artists can achieve this level of emotional power that Sia has. The song seems to be about losing a loved one suddenly and how hard it is to accept reality. Something almost everyone can relate to.

Near the end of the album we hear “Elastic Heart” the heart pounding track from the “Catching Fire” soundtrack along with the chorus heavy “Fire and Gasoline” equipped with Sia’s talent for extreme control over her own voice.

There is something so exhilarating about finding a music artist that understands the point of music, to make people feel. Sia should be nominated for a Grammy for this album. It is beyond normal levels of pop music and lives up to everyone’s expectations of her art.

Some of my favorite older songs by Sia are: “Soon We’ll Be Found”, “Numb”, and “Butterflies”. Check them out!

-Abbey

MONUMENTOUR!

It feels like this should’ve happened a long time ago. One band got me through
some awkward middle school dances, the other band has helped me enter adulthood.

Their fans could be a 12 year old girl or a 50 year old man. It feels as though
this tour was meant to be. True musicians on one stage sharing a glorious
spotlight is musical heaven.

Of course, I’m talking about Monumentour a co-headlining tour with Fall Out Boy
& Paramore for the summer. Everything about this show was pure rock. From the 3
confetti cannons during Paramore’s performance to the shooting flames in Fall
Out Boy’s set.

One thing is for sure, Paramore is a ROCK band and Fall Out Boy are not  boys
anymore (Pete Wentz is a total babe, seriously… Wow)

I’ll try to relax and start from the beginning and try not to ramble like I did
when I was telling my mother about it.

The opening band was New Politics which I had only heard a little bit about
prior to the show. I must say, they really killed it. They were the perfect band
to open. With a surprising mix of pop, rock, and alternative, the crowd was
singing along to familiar songs and loving the high energy all three band
members emitted into the anxious crowd. Lead singer, David Boyd has an insane
talent for dancing and seriously breaks it down to a kick ass drum breat.
Congrats New Politics, you gained a new fan.

Paramore hit the stage next with not too long of a wait, I was surprised. This was my 5th time seeing them and I can’t help but get extremely anxious and excited while awaiting their arrival.

Complete with what looked like a short light bar behind the three superstars
(Hayley, Jeremy, and Taylor) and of course their three bars made out of light
bulbs proudly hanging behind the entire band.

With a total of two or three explosions of confetti and a launch of some
Paramore beach balls, this concert turned into a party. People of all ages
singing along to every song. The show stopper was of course “Let the Flames
Begin” and then the more recent sequel to it titled “Part ||” this high energy
powerful performance has and will be forever etched into my mind as the best
song I have ever seen performed live, by anyone. The whaling guitars and
unbelievable vocals by Williams literally leave the crowd breathless until they
regain momentum and cheer the band on as they seamlessly start “Part ||”.

Hayley always acknowledges the crowd, after almost every song, which is
something I really admire, because you want to feel connected to the band you’re
seeing. You want to feel like for that night, you guys are friends, enjoying
some music and loving life together. That’s how Paramore makes you feel. Every
single time. Hayley also acknowledges all the band members on stage and let’s
the crowd cheer them on. Not a lot of bands do this and it’s really important
that they do. These band members put in just as much work as everyone else and
deserve every ounce of stardom the other band members receive.

“Ain’t It Fun” proved to be the new flawless closer and got the crowd riled up
and ready for more rock & roll. Jeremy’s bass playing was spot on, that man can
slay. I couldn’t have been happier with their performance, it was everything I
thought it would be and more.

Playing songs like “Born For This” from their Riot days and the heart wrenching
“Last Hope” from their most recent album (I cry during it, every time). They
gave the crowd everything they wanted. Hayley gave a short speech before
performing “Last Hope” where she tells fans that if there’s one song she would
want any new or old fan of Paramore to listen to, it would be this song.

I can’t say one bad thing about Paramore, never have, never will. They are the reason I am the person I am today. Their on stage presence is a serious skill which not even the hardest rockers can achieve. I will continue seeing them live anytime I can until I am crumpled up in a wheelchair in the handicapped section. Someday I will get to meet them (hopefully) and tell them in person how much they mean to me.

After another slightly short wait Fall Out Boy’s curtain was set up equipped
with several televisions showing an intricate video of life along with some
positive advice. A couple gunshots (which were basically like fireworks and
scared the #%€< out of everyone) went off and the smoke cleared: Fall Out Boy
has arrived and immediately played “The Phoenix” from their newest album “Save
Rock & Roll”

Lead singer, Patrick Stump has proved his voice is meant to be sung to crowds
and crowds of people. He makes it look as effortless as tying your shoes. Every
song was high energy and fantastic to watch. The stage had three levels, massive
televisions, smoke, fire (which I could feel the heat from in my seat). One of
the best moments of the set was when drummer, Andrew Hurley and Patrick Stump
went head to head at a drum off to a mash up of a couple Jay-Z hits. It was
absolutely incredible and went on for what felt like the best 2 minutes of my
life. The crowd went absolutely insane.

Everyone sang out to old hits like “Dance, Dance” and “A Little Less Sixteen
Candles, A Little More ‘Touch Me'” New songs like “Miss Missing You” and “Save
Rock & Roll” showed the crowd this band is back and better than ever with
crossover hits and grown up lyrics.

Pete Wentz seemed to be the narrator throughout the show, saying little cliche
snippets before every song…”follow your dreams…”, “You guys f****** rock!”
Yadda yadda.

Overall, it was an incredible show. A legendary tour indeed. I highly suggest you see these bands. If you can catch them on this tour do it- you will NOT regret it.

Here are a couple pictures from the show!

-Abbey