So. Lately I've gotten into the awesome habit of "Shazaming" everything, everywhere. For those of you who don't know what Shazam is, it's a phone app that recognizes what song is playing around you when you push a button and then it can link you to iTunes to buy it! Restaurants, clubs, elevators, friends' cars — you can find me waving my phone over my head as if that will help my phone hear the song better! Side note: It probably doesn't. But it does make me look awesome.
In doing so, I've discovered so many great new songs — songs I probably wouldn't have otherwise heard. I have to admit, a few times I look back and wonder what I was thinking when I Shazamed certain songs, but that's kind of like some ex-boyfriends, too. Just seemed like a great idea in the moment, but then you look back like Whaa..? Anyway, a few of the most underrated song gems I found while Shazaming this year are as follows, including where I was when I found them.
Song: "Your Touch" by Blake Lewis
Location: Watching TV at home. It was the song on the Internet Explorer 10 commercial.
Song: "Beach" by San Cisco
Location: Super-random but I actually Shazamed their song from my own show 10 on Top on MTV! We featured them as an artist to watch and played a few seconds of the song, which I Shazamed during a screening.
Song: "Massachusetts" by Silverstein
Location: I don't remember when or where I Shazamed this, but super-happy I did.
Song: "Sweater Weather" by The Neighbourhood
Location: At a restaurant with my friends. It took like three attempts for my phone to read it since it was loud, and I was nervous I would miss it, so I was waving my phone in the air like a madwoman. Sometimes I get emotional if I don't Shazam a song in time — then I feel like it's lost forever. Should have stood on my chair!
Song: "Young and Beautiful" by Lana Del Rey
Location: In a movie theater in Tennessee, watching The Great Gatsby. It's on the soundtrack.
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