Guilty Pleasure in Music
When one thinks of one’s guilty pleasure we often think “food”. Something you’d devour in a closet when no one is watching. And no I haven’t done that….well maybe a little. OK, OK I do that quite often. Gotta do whatcha gotta do when you’ve got a two year old.
Back on topic…Guilty pleasures can lie in all aspects of life, as in your favorite show, movie, or music. Today I’m talking about my guilty pleasure in music. Plus the weather is getting warmer and you’d be more likely to hear one of these bands on the radio.
My guilty pleasure is Ska.
As some of you might not know, Ska originated in Jamaica in the late 1950’s which combined elements of Caribbean music and American Jazz. So with my background as a classical and jazz musician I secretly fell in love with Ska. They combine a three to four piece band with horns. Ska just makes you want to grab a rum punch and sway the night away.
Ska became very popular in the 1980’s to 1990’s, but it is making a come back with one of the most popular US bands, Reel Big Fish, at the front of the line.
Ska takes me to my happy place and instantly lowers my stress levels. Speaking of stress I need to put on some Ska right now, haha. Well, I’m going to share some music videos of my favorite Ska bands/songs. Have fun listening!
This Is Reel Big Fish’s cover of “Take On Me” by A-Ha. So catchy and I’m sure you’ve heard this one before!
Another cover by Reel Big Fish of a popular Van Morrison song, “Brown Eyed Girl”.
Next is my girl Gwen from No Doubt. Fantastic song!
This song just makes you want to DANCE!
The Aquabats are a super fun group! These guys wear masks and costumes resembling a super hero. As I have yet to see them live, I hear that they have an amazing theatrical show that includes stunts and fight scenes with costumed villains and monsters!
Their song, “Pizza Day” is my absolute favorite.
Goldfinger is known for there “99 Red Balloons” rendition but this one is my favorite of theirs.
Streetlight Manifesto is great! Their music videos are works of art as they are all animated shorts! This is my new favorite band in the ska family.
I hope you enjoyed some of my favorites ( as there are too many to post).
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