WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MUSIC

These are moments in songs that I anticipate the whole time I'm listening to them. That feeling is one of the things I love most about music— the way that songs you love become comforting and familiar, but are still also exciting and moving. For me these moments are usually about vocals/lyrics, but sometimes just about the music....
  1. Tramp by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wP7VU6AVIgc When Otis shouts "Tramp!" in the middle of the song. Kind of silly and joyful.
  2. Warrior by Kimbra
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PUUivXgJ2S4 The way her voice gets that low vibrato when she sings "It's a chain reaction"
  3. Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IC5PL0XImjw "I told you you can always count on me darlin'" (especially the "darlin") and also Marvin's "Woo" after Tammi sings "My love is alive". Perfect.
  4. Criminal by Fiona Apple
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FFOzayDpWoI "So what would an angel say? The devil wants to know." It all builds up to this line for me. Brilliant.
  5. Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U4WiyxXpyZc When the lyrics kick back in after the long instrumental bridge
  6. Suffragette City by David Bowie
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CEkXAHIKdKI "Awwww...wham bam thank you, ma'am"
  7. Scenario by A Tribe Called Quest
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6TLWqn82J4 "New York, North Cack-a-lack-a and Compton!" (P.S. RIP Phife Dawg ☹️)
  8. Watching the Detectives by Elvis Costello & The Attractions
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k1Qnt5bx1OI "It only took my little fingers to blow you away" with the drums for emphasis.
  9. Sure Shot by The Beastie Boys
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JhqyZeUlE8U "Well, I'm that kid in the corner, all fucked up and I wanna so I'm gonna." Major college party nostalgia.
  10. Vogue by Madonna
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FQtnE7sZ7dY The first "strike a pose." Because of the concert footage in "Truth or Dare" when she turns to face the audience as she says this and the crowd just explodes. It's emotional for me in a way that's hard to explain, and it brings tears to my eyes.