Tinashe – Stuck With Me ft. Little Dragon

I’m a train-wreck, I’m a car crash” lol ME!

I’ve never heard of Tinashe before, but after randomly stumbling on this specific song on YouTube, I’m pretty much obsessed with her! She’s got a handful of other fun songs as well, but this one is my current favorite! I’ve been listening to it non-stop (in my car and everyone else’s car for that matter, on my phone when I’m out running errands, in the shower, anywhere and everywhere really) for the past 2-3 months now! Since the first verse literally says “For the weekend“, I thought I’d share this with you guys during the weekend, so here ya’ go! Enjoy, and as always, hope you have a lovely weekend!

GUNSHIP – Dark All Day (feat. Tim Cappello and Indiana)

Yet another random discovery on YouTube, this is such a cool song with such an awesome music video (with so many references) to accompany it! I’m not even that big of a sax fan, but Tim slays it (literally lawl)! This song is too good! I kinda’ wanna’ include all the references, but that’ll take the fun out of it for you guys. I don’t wanna’ give anything away, but I will say though, that Ryu is killin’ it on the drums haha See how many you can spot.

Honestly? Best Music Video of 2018!!!! That’s how it’s done, people.

Miami Nights 1984 – Ocean Drive

Did this world really exists? This 80’s flashy pink synth Miami Vice centered world? With people with white suits, sunglasses, full blasting this music in Ferrari testarossa on a highway in the middle of the ocean?
Did any of this exist? I want to believe it did…

So I’ve kinda’ been on an 80’s music kick recently and accidentally stumbled upon Synthwave and I’ve become absolutely obsessed ever since! If you don’t know what Synthwave is, basically it’s “a genre of electronic music influenced by 1980s film soundtracks and video games“. It’s meant to sound like 80’s music, only better! Think along the lines of the Stranger Things soundtrack.

As the way it usually goes with YouTube, I was actually watching something (Crockett’s Theme from the Miami Vice Soundtrack) and one thing led to another, and before I knew it, I found myself going down the rabbit-hole… which is how I stumbled upon Synthwave. One song in particular has gotten me hooked! I’ve been listening to it nonstop for about a week now! It’s called Ocean Drive and it’s by Miami Nights 1984. They’ve got a bunch of other really awesome songs, but this one is hands down my favorite, out of the entire genre even! The scenes are actually taken from an Anime called Golgo 13, and as a fan of most Anime, I think this fits in quite seamlessly with the music!

As for the music, man oh man, is it something else! It just gets better and better with every listen! If I could, I would love to live in this song! Ocean Drive has single-handedly rekindled my affection for all things 80’s! In fact, Ocean Drive is the sole reason why my current mission in life is to somehow acquire a Ferrari Testarossa! My first choice was actually a DeLorean, except those are notoriously bad, so Testarossa it is (time to start saving up)!

If like me, 3 mins just doesn’t cut it for you, here’s the 1-hour-long extended version. I can already see myself blasting Miami Nights 1984 – Ocean Drive while driving my Testarossa sea-side in Kuwait at sunset!

Sick guitar improv! Adds a whole new dimension to an already ridiculously awesome song!

I hope you get as much enjoyment out of Miami Nights 1984 – Ocean Drive as I did!

Jan Hammer – Crockett’s Theme (Miami Vice)

Purely based on my deep deep deeeeeeeeeep unabashed love of 80’s (as well as 80’s-inspired) music… but also based on my outfit in the previous post (here). In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve never actually seen a single episode of Miami Vice. It’s not so much that I missed the boat on that one, as much as everyone has just talked about it and referenced it so much that I don’t really feel the need to watch it anymore. I did binge-watch Narcos on Netflix recently (which is why I can’t stop randomly blurting out “tranquila” to anyone and everyone… yup, that’s my take-away) and can honestly say that Narcos was an awesome, awesome show!

Lil Dicky – Freaky Friday feat. Chris Brown

The first time I saw this, I’ll be honest, I thought it was cheezy and didn’t even get through the whole video. After it had enough time to marinade (just roll with it), the song grew on me and now I think it’s tres adorable! I’ve always liked Chris Brown, ever since Usher first introduced him as this kid with mad dance skills at one of the MTV Awards Shows (years and years ago). Other than having a gorgeous smile (every time he flashes those pearly whites, I melt a little) and being a pretty talented dancer, his songs are always so good! Freaky Friday is no different. It’s nothing new, but still so fun and cute! I think I might’ve spotted him doing the Fortnite Dance at one point (-_-) but aside from that, I love the way he moves (also, that smile)! Perfect Summer-y Song!

Overall, I like the song, minus the Kendal Jenner part (towards the end) which just kills the vibe for me though. I mean she can’t sing (not that DJ Khaled can sing either… unless you count yelling) and she’s not funny, otherwise I have no qualms with her. The only Kardashian I can’t stand is that she-hulk Khloe because she’s always so self-righteous and just plain mean, while my favorite Kardashian has to be Kourtney, because she literally has no facial expressions… at all (she’d be like “OMG that’s so funny, I die”, except she’d have a totally expressionless face, not even a hint of a smile), which I find hilarious!

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