Who’s on Anna’s iPod?

Posted: January 23, 2012 by Shelby Weakley in Who's on whose iPod?

By Shelby Weakley

Anna Phillips, a freshman at Asbury, is also the Secretary of the Unshakable class. She is a theater and cinema performance major who grew up in Bolivia. Anna’s taste in music always impresses me, so I decided to see what she would call her Top Ten favorite songs.

1. “Cosmic Love”—Florence + the Machine

“The message in this song really connected with me. Girl meets guy. Blinded by love. Doesn’t like being blind. But decides to stay in the dark anyways. It’s a classic mishap love story.”

2. “Trouble”—NeverShoutNever

“I absolutely love this guy’s voice. It’s beautiful. Also, I think it’s pretty fantastic that he’s playing a ukulele. I love the uke because of its unique, pitchy sound.”

3. “5 Years Time”—Noah and the Whale

“This is such an optimistic song. I love it because it’s upbeat, lighthearted, silly and it makes me think of senior year in high school.”

4. “Rain”—MIKA

“OK, I might like his voice even more. He’s got an incredible range and I like his story. But I like that this song is about bad days, but it’s not depressing.”

5. “The Perpetual Self, or ‘What Would Saul Alinsky do?’”—Sufjan Stevens

“It’s so chill. Enough said.”

6. “Bohemian Rhapsody”—Queen

“Classic rock. Freddie Mercury. And a quartet of British men. My life is so good.”

7. ‘’La Vie en Rose’’—Louis Armstrong

“I really don’t like saxophone. But this song kills me every time. It’s so beautiful and I have a soft spot for jazz. It touches the soul, and this song is so adorable.”

8. “A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left”—Andrew Bird

“I truly love how Andrew Bird tells stories in his songs. They’re not about him, but just narratives. It’s unique.”

9. “Marry You”—Bruno Mars

“Soooo cute. I think he’s got a great voice, and this song is every girl’s dream.”

10. (I’m ashamed of this one, but who cares): “You Smile”—Justin Bieber

“I think Justin is actually really talented. And this is such an innocent, romantic song.”

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