ART STUDIO PLAYLIST: MARCH 2017

 

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INT. RICK’S APARTMENT – DAY

On our sixth date, I was looking though Rick’s DVD collection and found  some of my favourite movies: CLUE, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S and UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN. I turned to him and asked, ‘Who else do you know who has Under The Tuscan Sun?’. “I love that movie!’, he said. So we watched it. It was at that moment I fell in love.

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Eight years later, we found ourselves driving though the Italian countryside. It was a July sunset, the windows were down in our cute little white VW rental, and the heat wave-infused air of the countryside had whipped our hair into a frenzy since leaving Rome earlier that morning. As we entered the Tuscany region, we drove over over a big hill revealing fields of golden sunflowers.  For real.  We were suddenly driving in a postcard.  I had made a playlist for this very moment, found it on my iPhone, and pressed play. Rick recognized the soundtrack right away, laughed, and called me a cheesehead. It was a movie moment for the soundtrack of our lives.

We all have a favourite movie or two.. or twelve that we will watch over an over and over. Each time we find some new detail or fall asleep on the couch at the exact same moment. These movies have special narratives or character qualities that speak to us, reflecting who we are or the values we hold. These movies often come with amazing soundtracks with song favorites that last a lifetime. It is when we recall them, we can recall some amazing memories of friends and family and loved ones.

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So, this edition of ART STUDIO PLAYLIST is dedicated to movie soundtracks. There are instrumental movie themes, songs made famous by movies, and movie moments which just wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for the music. I’ve tried to include some really famous stuff that you’ll recognize right away, and some not so familiar songs from some not so familiar movies. I’ve included everything from Yello’s OH YEAH, from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, to SOME WHERE MY LOVE (Laura’s Theme) from Doctor Zhivago to a French cover of David Bowie’s Rebel Rebel by Seu Jeorge from Life Aquatic. What I did not include are songs from movie musicals. I was thinking of making one of those for the fall when the weather gets cool. Sound good?

Feel free to click on the media player above to hear the songs in sequence as I’ve arranged them, or root though the music below to listen to the ones you like.

TRACK LIST:

  1. Twenty One Pilots: Heathens (Suicide Squad)
  2. Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Girls Just Want To Have Fun)
  3. Jidenna ft. Roman GianArthur – Classic man – (Moonlight)
  4. The Ronettes – Be My Baby (Dirty Dancing)
  5. Original cast recording – I Will Follow Him (Sister Act)
  6. Irene Cara What A Feeling (Flashdance)
  7. Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone (Top Gun)
  8. Junior Senior – Move Your Feet (White Chicks)
  9. House Of Pain – “Jump Around” (Mrs. Doubtfire)
  10. Queen – You’re My Best Friend (Peter’s Friends)
  11. Jamiroquai – Seven Days In Sunny June (Devil Wear Prada)
  12. The Arcade Fire – Wake Up (Where The Wild Things Are)
  13. Harry Belafonte Jr – Jump In The Line / Shake Senora (BeetleJuice)
  14. Kenny Loggins – Footloose (Footloose)
  15. Simple Minds- Don’t You Forget About Me (Breakfast Club)
  16. Blue Swede – Hooked On A Feeling (Guardians of The Galaxy)
  17. Madonna – Into The Groove (Desperately Seeking Susan)
  18. Isaac Hayes: Shaft (Shaft)
  19. Halsey – I Walk The Line (Power Rangers)
  20. Dooley Wilson – As Time Goes By (Casablanca)
  21. Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn & Diane Keaton – You Don’t Own Me – First Wives Club
  22. David Bowie – Cat People (Cat People)
  23. Nino Rota – The Godfather Waltz (The Godfather)
  24. Radiohead – Nude (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)
  25. Gerard McMann – Cry Little Sister (The Lost Boys)
  26. Cyndi Lauper – ‘R’ Good Enough (The Goonies)
  27. Yello – OH YEAH (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)
  28. Sweet – Fox On The Run (Guardians of the Galaxy II)
  29. Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells (The Exorcist)
  30. Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Mondo Bongo (Mr and Mrs. Smith)
  31. George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Bad To The Bone (Beverly Hills Chihuahua)
  32. Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
  33. Bernard Herrmann- Twisted Nerve (Kill Bill)
  34. Nico- These Days (The Royal Tenenbaums)
  35. OMD- If You Leave (Pretty In Pink)
  36. Percy Faith & his Orchestra – A Summer Place (A Summer Place)
  37. Oingo Boingo – Weird Science (Weird Science)
  38. Ray Parker Jr. I’m not Affraid Of No Ghost (Ghostbusters)
  39. Daryl Hall & John Oates – You Make My Dreams (500 Days of Summer)
  40. Danny Elfman – Ice Dance (Edward Scissorhands)
  41. Jr Walker & Allstars – Shotgun (Malcolm X)
  42. The Rolling Stones – Ruby Tuesday (The Royal Tenenbaums)
  43. R. Kelly – I Believe I Can Fly (Space Jam)
  44. The Kinks – This Time Tomorrow (The Darjeeling Limited)
  45. John Williams – The Raiders March (Raiders of the Lost Arc)
  46. Maureen McGovern – The Morning After (The Poseidon Adventure)
  47. Kermit the Frog – Rainbow Connection (The Muppets Movie)
  48. Goodie Mob – Cell Therapy (Moonlight)
  49. Cat Stevens Here comes my baby (Rushmore)
  50. Tone-Loc – Wild Thing (Angry Birds)
  51. The Wallflowers – I Started A Joke (Zoolander)
  52. Madonna – Who’s That Girl (Who’s That Girl)
  53. Iron and Wine – Sunset Soon Forgotten  (In Good Company)
  54. A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario (Men In Black)
  55. Kenny Loggins – I’m Alright (Caddyshack)
  56. Lindsey Buckingham – Holiday Road (National Lampoon’s Vacation)
  57. David Foster – Love Theme (St. Elmo’s Fire)
  58. Karla DeVito – We are not alone (The Breakfast Club)
  59. Paul Young – Everytime You Go Away (Planes Trains & Aurtomobiles)
  60. Nancy Sinatra – Bang Bang (Kill Bill)
  61. Michael Nyman – The Promise (The Piano)
  62. Arthur Smith – Dueling Banjos (Deliverance)
  63. Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes – I’ve Had The Time Of My Life (Dirty Dancing)
  64. Benjamin Britten – Cuckoo  (Moonrise Kingdom)
  65. Irene Cara – I’m Gonna Live Forever (Fame!)
  66. Jimmy Bo Horne – Dance Across the Floor (City of Gold)
  67. The Greenhornes – There Is An End (Broken Flowers)
  68. Maurice Jarre – Somewhere My Love (Doctor Zhivago)
  69. Donovan – Jersey Thursday (Rushmore)
  70. The Paragons – Florence (Mean Streets)
  71. Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone – City of Stars (La La Land)
  72. Juice Newton – Angel Of The Morning (Deadpool)
  73. The Art of Noise – Paranoimia (Max Headroom)
  74. The Revillos – Rev-Up (Sixteen Candles)
  75. Max Richters – The Swimmer (Disconnected)
  76. Seu Jorge – Rebel Rebel (Life Aquatic)
  77. Alexandre Desplat – Kristofferson – (Fantastic Mr. Fox)
  78. Henry Mancini – A Shot in the Dark (The Pink Panther)
  79. Jóhann Jóhannsson – Daisy Daisy (The Theory of Everything)
  80. Salt_N-Pepa – Shoop (Deadpool)
  81. WHAM! – Young Guns (Go for It) (Sixteen Candles)
  82. Mark Mothersbaugh – Piranhas Are A Very Tricky Species (Rushmore)
  83. Perico Hernandez – Oye Como Va [Live at el Jefe] (Chef)
  84. Kevin Shields – City Girl (Lost In Translation)
  85. The Kinks – Powerman (The Darjeeling Limited)
  86. Eurythmics – Sex Crime (1984)
  87. Jimmy Cliff – I Can See Clearly Now (Cool Runnings)
  88. Henry Mancini – The Pink Panther (The Pink Panther)
  89. Fine Arts Quartet – Ravel’s String Quartet in F major (The Royal Tenenbaums)
  90. Ruth Etting – You’re The Cream In My Coffee (Fantastic Beasts)
  91. DeVotchKa – Do You Think There’s A Heaven? (Little Miss Sunshine)
  92. John Williams – Love Theme (Superman)
  93. Henry Mancini – Professor Fate (The Great Race)
  94. The Creation – Making Time (Rushmore)
  95. Alex North – Main Title (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf)
  96. Stereolab – Lo Boob Oscillator (High Fidelity)
  97. The Dismasters – small time hustler (Uncle Buck)
  98. The Generationals – When They Fight They Fight (Edge of Seventeen
  99. Henry Mancini – The Village Inn (The Pink Panther)
  100. Annie Lennox – Everytime We Say Goodbye (Edward II)
  101. James Horner – The Wedding (Legends Of The Fall)
  102. Alexandre Desplat – The French Chef (Julie & Julia)
  103. Nouvelle Vague – Blister In The Sun (Bridesmaids)
  104. Devo – Gut Feeling (The Life Aquatic)
  105. Shirley Bassey – Goldfinger (Goldfinger)
  106. Dream Academy Please please please (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)
  107. Hot Pants Road – The JB’s (City of Gold)
  108. Christophe Beck – Bramasole (Under The Tuscan Sun)
  109. Mark Mothersbaugh – Ned’s Theme (The Life Aquadic)
  110. Pete Rodriguez – I Like It Like That (Chef)
  111. John Morris – Step By Step (Clue)
  112. John Morris – Main Title / Trees to Dogs (Clue)
  113. Christophe Beck – Roma (Under The Tuscan Sun)
  114. OMD – Tesla Girls (Weird Science)
  115. Joe Kraemer – Good Evening, Mr. Hunt (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation)
  116. Q Feel – Dancing in Heaven (Girls Just Wanna Have Fun)
  117. Hugh Harris – Rhythm of Life (Uncle Buck)
  118. John Barry – Pretty Busy (The Black Hole)
  119. Artie Shaw – Autumn Leaves (When Harry Met Sally)
  120. Jóhann Jóhannsson – Kangaru (Arrival)
  121. Henry Mancini – Moon River Cha Cha (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
  122. Henry Mancini – Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
  123. Sister Carol – Wild Thing (Wild Thing)
  124. The Sandpipers – Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls)
  125. Celebration – Heartbreak (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)
  126. Henry Mancini – Latin Golightly )Breakfast at Tiffany’s) 
  127. Ennio Morricone –  Main Theme (Duck, You Sucker)
  128. Johnny Pate — Shaft In Africa (Shaft In Africa)
  129. George Fenton – Title Music (Clockwise)
  130. Georges Auric – Main Title (Roman Holiday)
  131. Malcolm Arnold & Buxton Orr – Main Title (Suddenly, Last Summer)

So…. What are your favourite movie scores or soundtracks? Leave me a message in the comments and I’ll try to listen to it.

Check back next month to get the ART STUDIO PLAYLIST for April. It’s dedicated to songs and music about spring.  It will be guaranteed to put a smile on your face and spring in your step. Cheers!

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ART STUDIO PLAYLIST – DECEMBER 2016

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Photo by Kyle Owerko

I love covers! I think the best covers are ones where the musician or band makes it their own or presents it in a new music style. Ambient versions of pop songs or indie folk version of disco songs always bend my ear. So this play list is dedicated to covers. It’s a pretty mixed bag. There’s everything from Adele doing a live cover of the Cure’s Lovesong to a surfer rock version of Swan Lake to the cast of Glee singing the Beatles’ Blackbird (don’t knock it until you’ve heard it). There are some famous bands doing covers of other famous artists and some covers of famous songs done really well by those yet to be discovered. I’ve even included a few covers of the same song so you can hear how different they can sound.

 


Click the image above to hear the this month’s playlist.

There are 150 tracks in total which I’ve compiled over the month and have been listening in the studio. I hope it keeps you company while making art or doing whatever it is you do in the studio or at home or in the car …or where ever you are listening to this. Someone of it you’ll recognize right away and others you’ll have a-ha moments when you realize what song it is. See how many you can guess without looking.

To play tracks in sequence, click the media player above, or you can fish though the track list below to pick out ones you like best.

TRACK LIST:

  1. Sugar For Sugar – ‘Bizarre Love Triangle’  (New Order)
  2. The Pretenders – Everyday Is Like Sunday (The Smiths)
  3. Wilsen – Oblivion (Grimes)
  4. First Ghost – Hotline Bling (Drake)
  5. Maxence Cyrin – Where Is My Mind (The Pixies)
  6. Ember – Broken Arrows (Avicii)
  7. Gallant – Learn To Fly (Foo Fighters Cover)
  8. Ember – Cold Water (Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber and MØ)
  9. Adele – Lovesong (The Cure)
  10. BEATFROG – Dancing Queen (ABBA)
  11. Jannik Brunke & Alycia Marie – Closer (The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey)
  12. Mu – Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush)
  13. Lion Babe – She’s A Lady  (Tom Jones)
  14. Shakey Graves – Paradise (John Prine)
  15. Suzy & Alex – Please Please Please (The Smiths)
  16. The Killers – Why don’t you find out for yourself (Morrissey)
  17. Deftones – Please, please, please, let me get what I want (The Smith)
  18. VV Brown – This Charming Man (The Smiths)
  19. Mariachi Rock – Close To Me (The Cure)
  20. The Lost Fingers – Pump Up The Jam  (Technotronic)
  21. Witch Queen – Bang A Gong (T. Rex)
  22. Bossa n’Stones – Sympathy for the Devil (The Rolling Stones)
  23. The Nebulas – Swan Lake (Tchaikovsky)
  24. The Supertones – Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones)
  25. Greg Laswell – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (Cyndi Lauper)
  26. Waxx & Pomme – Hotline Bling (Drake)
  27. KI Theory – Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode)
  28. Mackenzie Johnson – Gotta Have You (The Weepies)
  29. Stanley Black – Mack The Knife (Kurt Weill)
  30. Du Går Aldrig Säker – The Passenger (Iggy Pop)
  31. Madonna – American Pie (Don McLean)
  32. Spellbound – People Are Strange (The Doors)
  33. Shonen Knife – Top Of The World (The Carpenters)
  34. Sonic Youth – Within You Without You (The Beatles)
  35. Amy Winehouse – All My Lovin’ (The Beatles)
  36. Glee Cast – I Say A Little Prayer (Dionne Warwick)
  37. Glee Cast – Blackbird (The Beatles)
  38. Miley Cyrus – Jolene (Dolly Parton)
  39. Whitney & Shannon – Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
  40. Bat For Lashes – A Forest (The Cure)
  41. Death Cab For Cutie – Love Song (The Cure)
  42. The Get Up Kids – Close to Me (The Cure)
  43. Tanya & Dylan –The Lovecats (The Cure)
  44. Dean & Britta – Friday I’m In Love (The Cure)
  45. Fujiya & Miyagi Your Silent Face (New Order)
  46. The Wombats – True Faith (New Order)
  47. Scala – Teenage Dirtbag – Scala (Wheatus)
  48. One Voice Children’s Choir Diamonds” (Rihanna)
  49. Lousia Wendorff – Blank Space/Style (Taylor Swift Mash-Up)
  50. Mark Ronson feat. Daniel Merriweather – Stop Me (The Smiths)
  51. Kawehi – Ramble On (Led Zeppelin)
  52. Kawehi – Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana)
  53. Kid Beyond – Wandering Star (Portishead)
  54. Portishead – SOS (ABBA)
  55. Kungs ft. Molly – Money On My Mind (Sam Smith)
  56. MÖWE – Pump Up The Jam (Technotronic)
  57. Angus And Julia Stone – Chandelier (Sia)
  58. CHVRCHES – Tightrope (Janelle Monae)
  59. Rare Monk – Ain’t No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
  60. Xavier Dunn – Fuckin’ Problems (A$AP Rock)
  61. HAIM – Hold Me (Fleetwood Mac)
  62. Thief – Cry Me A River (Justin Timberlake)
  63. Future Sunsets – Goodbye  (Who Is Fancy)
  64. Future Sunsets – Rather Be (Clean Bandit)
  65. Future Sunsets – Thrift Shop (Macklemore)
  66. Sleeping At Last – I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) (The Proclaimers)
  67. Keane – Under Pressure (Queen)
  68. Pomplamoose – Beat it (Michael Jackson)
  69. Pomplamoose – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Wham!)
  70. Pomplamoose – Video Killed the Radio Star (The Buggles)
  71. Conte – Thrift Shop (Macklemore)
  72. Conte – Doin’ It Right (Daft Punk)
  73. Slow Hands – Towers (Bon Iver)
  74. Aoife O’Donovan  -You Turn Me On, I’m A Radio  (Joni Mitchell)
  75. James Vincent McMorrow – Wicked Game (Chris Isaac)
  76. Sungha Jung – Somebody That I Used To Know (Goyte)
  77. The Andy Lim Trio – Killing in the Name (Rage Against The Machine)  
  78. Karen Souza – Creep (Radiohead)
  79. Beark & the Virtual Band – Wonderwall (Oasis)
  80. The New Low – Elastic Heart” (Sia)
  81. I Prevail – Blank Space (Taylor Swift)
  82. Living In Fiction – Love Me Like You Do (Ellie Goulding)
  83. Magnet – Lay Lady Lay (Bob Dylan)
  84. Summer – Seigfried (Frank Ocean)
  85. MØ – Lost (Frank Ocean)
  86. Jack River – Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby (Cigarettes After Sex)
  87. Battleme – Hey Hey, My My (Neil Young)
  88. Oh Archie – When You Sleep (My Bloody Valentine)
  89. Jake McMullen -Dancing On My Own (Robyn)
  90. Seu Jorge – Life on Mars (David Bowie)
  91. Ember Island – Creep (Radiohead)
  92. Mister Wives – Same Drugs (Chance The Rapper)
  93. The Album Leaf – On A Plain (Nirvana)
  94. King Deco – Needed Me (Rehanna)
  95. Moonlight Matters – Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)
  96. Jessica Lang – Life On Mars (David Bowie)
  97. Deftones- The Chauffeur (Duran Duran)
  98. Eagles of Death Metal – Save A Prayer (Duran Duran)
  99. Phantoms – Cocaine (Eric Clapton)
  100. Freedom Fry – Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
  101. Seiho & Ehiorobo – Adore (Prince)
  102. Vōx And Dylan Brady – I (Kendrick Lamar)
  103. On The Run – All That She Wants (Ace of Base)
  104. Brika – Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? (Arctic Monkeys)
  105. KAMAU – Hey Ya (OutKast)
  106. Henry Green – Electric Feel (MGMT)
  107. Jawster’s Waxy – Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
  108. Classixx – Bird of Prey (Fat Boy Slim)
  109. Gang Of Youths  – Heroes (David Bowie)
  110. Brothertiger – This Must Be The Place (Talking Heads)
  111. Debbie Neon – Psycho Killer (Talking Heads)
  112. Lene Lovich – I Think We’re Alone Now (James & the Shondells)
  113. The Last Year – Just What I Needed (The Cars)
  114. Mac Miller – Vienna (Billy Joel)
  115. Kill J – Barbie Girl (Aqua)
  116. Echos – The Hills (The Weeknd)
  117. EDEN – Billie Jean (Micheal Jackson)
  118. (Freedom Fry 1979 (The Smashing Pumpkins)
  119. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Laid (James)
  120. Morgan James – Cecilia (Simon & Garfunkel)
  121. Miami Horror – Sober (Childish Gambino)
  122. Childish Gambino – Marry You (Bruno Mars)
  123. Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell – This Must Be The Place (Talking Heads)
  124. Goldroom – Mykonos (Fleet Foxes)
  125. Saxsyndrum – Dance, Dance, Dance (Likki Li)
  126. Angel Olsen – unfucktheworld (Aldous Harding)
  127. Wonderful Humans – Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)
  128. Xavier DUnn – Fuckin’ Problems (A$AP Rocky)
  129. Spazzkid – Something About Us (Daft Punk)
  130. Vaults – Hunger Of The Pine (Alt-J)
  131. You Blew It – In The Garage (Weezer)
  132. OK Go – Black Dog (Led Zeppelin)
  133. Alice Jemima – Breezeblocks (Alt-J)
  134. RBTS Win – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths)
  135. Nouela – Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden)
  136. Wild Cub – “The Mother We Share” (CHVRCHES)
  137. Some Kinda Wonderful – California Love (2Pac & Dr. Dre)
  138. Darkside – Planet Caravan (Balck Sabbath)
  139. Daughter – Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
  140. CHVRCHES – Bela Lugosi’s Dead (Bauhaus)
  141. Kelly Sweet – In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins)
  142. A Mini Tribe – These Days (Nico)
  143. The Lemonheads – Mrs Robinson (Simon & Garfunkel)
  144. LORDE – Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Tears For Fears)
  145. Twin Shadow – Perfect Day (Lou Reed)
  146. Professor Antena – Boys Don’t Cry (The Cure)
  147. Chromatics ft. Ida No – Ceremony (New Order)
  148. DWNTWN – Chocolate (The 1975)
  149. Ooh Child – Beth Orton (Five Stairsteps)
  150. Sia – Oh Father (Madonna)

I’m sure I missed some great covers. If you have a favourite, please paste a link to it in the comments (the little speech bubble icon at the top beside the blog title). Also, if you like this play list, feel free to share it.

Check back in January for another ART STUDIO PLAYLIST. It’ll be quiet music for the quietest month of the year. Cheers!

 

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