The last time I did a Five For Friday in this category it was April, so naturally my current song obsessions have changed. As then, this is not a list of my five favorite songs, nor are these songs necessarily new or in any way related to each other, aside from the fact that I have big crushes on all of them.

1. “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” by The Darkness
Popped up randomly on my iPod this morning. I was like, “Yes.”

2. “In Love with a Girl” by Gavin DeGraw
This song rocks. Plus, I am also in love with a girl who knows how to treat a fella right, so it’s relatable.

3. “Three More Days” by Ray LaMontagne
Oh. My. Goodness. Like buttah.

4. “Life in Technicolor” by Coldplay
This is the opening number on their new album Viva la Vida (which is phenomenal, by the way), and it’s just 2 minutes and 29 seconds of instrumental wonderment. I know this will make me sound like one of those artsy fartsy emerging types, but I hear this song, the way it builds, the way other notes and under-notes and complementary instruments come in (I’m not a musician, so I’m making up stuff here), and it makes me think of the kingdom of Jesus spreading over all the earth like the waters cover the sea. (Plug in your headphones, pop the earbuds in your earholes, crank it up, and see if you don’t agree.)

5. “4 Minutes” by Madonna (featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland)
Okay, I know I’m gonna take heat for this one. But man, I am so geeked out over this song. I love the marching band brass and drumline thing. I seriously need a support group to get over how cool I think this song is.

What songs are you crushing on right now?

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5 thoughts on “Five For Friday: Songs of the Moment”

  1. Daniel says:

    1.) Extreme: “Stars.” On their MySpace page. New stuff from an underrated band.2.) Derek Webb has been my wake-up music lately. “Please, Before I Go” is solid.3.) Daughtry’s “Home.” Probably shouldn’t like it because it’s cookie-cutter power-ballad but I like it. A lot.4.) David Crowder Band’s “O, For A Thousand Tongues To Sing.”5.) Foo Fighters “Cheer Up Boys (Your Makeup Is Running)”

  2. Jared says:

    re: Daughtry.That song, and most of his songs, grate on my ears like nothing else.But I listed a Madonna song, so I will let you pass uncriticized. :-)

  3. Andrew says:

    Dig your taste man. I’m all about Bruce Springsteen right now. I also really like Superchunk. Did you ever listen to them? If my math is right, they hit big around the time you got out of high school.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I’m a closet Madonna fan…so I can’t speak up (“Beautiful Stranger” from the Austin Powers original soundtrack is one of my all-time favorites – the video is hilarious – though I hated the movie)”New Shoes” – Paulo Nutini – has been rattling around in my brain for about a year and half – love it and can’t shake it.”Something Good This Way Comes” -Jakob Dylan is the other one I’ve been playing over and over lately

  5. nhe says:

    Sorry that one directly above was me!…….”All Summer Long” by Kid Rock is also a great one right nowIt fuses together the music from “Warewolves of London” and “Sweet Home Alabama” – sounds copycat and cheesey, but it TOTALLY works.

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