Enough about that. The real reason for this post is I've had about a few completely random songs stuck in my head for the last few weeks, so I am going to do you all a favor and post the YouTube videos of them so they can be stuck in your head too! You'll thank me for this. I promise.
Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles, as covered by Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers.
Someone I follow on Twitter or Tumblr posted a link to Nicki Bluhm's cover of Hall and Oats' I Can't Go For That a while back and I instantly became a fan. There is a whole series of videos on the band's YouTube Channel that they've recorded whilst driving around in a van. The driver usually appears to be watching the road. I think she has a great voice, folky and soulful. Is "folky" a word? I don't want to use "folksy" because it reminds me of Sarah Palin. Bleh.
Star Wars (John Williams is the Man) by Moosebutter.
"Kiss a Wookie, kick a droid, fly the Falcon through an asteroid." This is nothing short of brilliant and amazing-- the story of Star Wars sung to several movie themes by John Williams. I knew one or two of the original members of this group when I was in the marching band at the University of Utah. In fact, I heard them perform this live more than 10 ago. So cool. I can't hear the march from Raiders of the Lost Ark without singing Moosebutter's lyrics in my head. Or sometimes out loud. Just watch the video. You'll understand what I mean.
The Enchanted Tiki Room from Disneyland.
"Where the birds sing words and the flowers croon, in the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Room." My coworker recently returned from the Happiest Place on Earth and declared that if he were to ever smoke weed (he's Mormon and we work in a drug testing lab), it would be right before watching this show. Ever since then, this song will. not. leave. my. brain. Gah!
There you go. You're welcome. :)