Song obsessions are those songs that we listen to on repeat. I noticed that my obsessions are often a week long. I also thought that other people might have similar obsessions. I’ve collected a panel of a few like-minded individuals and gotten their “song obsessions of the week.” Quite often it’s easy to explain why the song is good; it’s much hard to explain why we’re obsessed. Maybe you’ll become obsessed with one of these.
I’m going through various 2007 albums in preparation of to make my top albums of 2007 list. I was immediately intrigued by Candie Payne’s album but I hadn’t listened through it in a while. After I listened to it again this week, I was finding myself not pressing repeat on this song, as is often the case when I’m obsessed with a song, but playing/ singing it through in my head. Not even the whole thing, really, just the refrain: “just one little white lie/ just one little white lie/ is all I need to hear/ what harm can it do?”. There’s something more than just the words, melody and orchestration in those moments. There’s some desperation, some need coming through in her voice.
Looks like I’m the only one obsessed with a song this week as none of the rest of the panel didn’t submit any songs. Oh well. We’ll get ’em next time, kiddos.