It’s Tuesday and you know what that means, time for another Twisted Mix Tape! This week our hostess with the mostest, Jen over at My Skewed View, gave us this directive:
Duets or Duos
(Two people who don’t normally sing together singing a song or a musical group that is 2 people, Simon and Garfunkel, Hall and Oates, etc.)
Like Sonny & Cher?
Guess what, I read that “or” as an “and” thereby circumventing the rules this week and including 10, count ’em 10, awesome songs: 5 duos (as in bands with two vocalists singing together) and 5 duets (special pairings). Ha, Jen, you can’t make me play by the rules! And since my list should be twice as long as the rule followers, I’m calling it:
Twice As Nice
Let’s start with the duos-
Standing on the Shore- Empire of the Sun
As I’m still fairly new to this mixed bag of musical goodness we call TMT, you all haven’t quite learned that my taste is all over the map. Seriously, my music collection looks like someone dropped acid and was let loose in Best Buy. With that being said, let me introduce you to one musical niche for which I’m a sucker, Australian pop. Yep, anything coming out of the land down under that includes some synthesizers and weird poppy elements is going to find its way right onto my iPod. Case in point, this duo. If you’re not already familiar, get ready for a WTF moment.
The Greatest Sum- The Avett Brothers
Right from that insanity into The Avett Brothers. See what I mean?
This is one of my very favorite love songs.
Here’s some newer pop. Royal Teeth, I can’t decide if this is a really stupid name for a band or if it just sounds too “hard” for the type of music it is. Name aside, I dig these guys; mostly the female vocal. And she’s so stinking pretty that I almost can’t stand her. She looks like a porcelain doll. Plus these guys have a keytar in their band. That is always a bonus.
The Con- Tegan and Sara
Hard to pick a favorite by these two.
Home- Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Still my favorite song by this group. Every time I see them live I have the urge to run off and join a hippie commune. Life would be so real, man.
And now the duets……
You Don’t Know Me- Ben Folds & Regina Spektor
Who hasn’t felt this way in a relationship? “It was that we were the cliche’, but we just carried on anyway.” This is a good one to crank up in the car and have a little sing-a-long fun.
Congratulations- Justen Furstenfel (Blue October) & Imogene Heap
This one kills me every single listen. It’s so beautifully painful.
Beautiful- G. Love & Tristan Prettyman
G. Love is beyond underrated. This guy…..pure musician.
Say Hello to Heaven- Chris Cornell & Eddie Vedder (Temple of the Dog)
I guess this really belongs in a super group mix, but I can’t complete a list of duets without featuring two of my favorite vocalists together.
Jackson- Florence Welch & Josh Homme
Who doesn’t love this Johnny Cash/June Carter classic? Also, it’s a way for me to sneak Josh Homme into yet another post.
And since I’m already cheating the system and always looking for ways to push more 311 on people, how about we close with my favorite song by my favorite band:
Stay positive & love your life!
Listening to: The xx – Angels
Eating: Arugula and heirloom tomato salad.
Random fact: My Mom and Dad called me Honeybee as a child.
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