5 Rockabilly Songs I’m Listening to Right Now- October 2019
October 17, 2019
While at work, I recently started to listen to Rockabilly songs. I don’t always listen to Rockabilly songs, I enjoy a wide variety of music, but I noticed I’m turning to this genre of music a lot lately. It didn’t matter if it was from the 1950’s, modern day contemporary Rockabilly songs, or was inspired by the Rockabilly sound, I’ll listen to it. Rockabilly cheers me up when I’m stressed out at work, or any time for that matter, but I realized there are certain songs I began to listen to over and over again. Because of this, and the lack of ideas for posts, here are five Rockabilly songs I’m listening to right now. (AKA October 2019)
Rip it Up by Little Richard
I hear Rip it Up by Little Richard in a car commercial, which is why I started to listen to it.
Jump Jive an’ Wail by The Brian Setzer Orchestra
One of my favorite singers and bands of contemporary Rockabilly is The Brian Setzer Orchestra. Back when I was in elementary school, Jump Jive an’ Wail was my song and I still love it to this day. Listening to it still give me a pick-me-up I need.
A Little Thing Called Love by Queen
Queen is a band that created music that was timeless. A less popular song by them is A Little Thing Called Love. It’s Queen version of Rockabilly, as was a popular thing to do back in the 1980’s, and I love it just as much as their better known song. The Brian Setzer Orchestra did a version of A Little Thing Called Love that can be hear here.
Blue Suede Shoes by Elvis Presley
Blue Suede Shoes is one of Elvis Presley’s best known songs. I enjoyed listening to it after a stressful day at work and need to hear some song lyrics that I can relate to. (Don’t step on my blue suede shoes!)
It’s Good to Be Alive by Imelda May
Imelda May is an Irish Rockabilly singer I heard of over ten years ago. I love her music, especially her 2010 album Mayhem. Despite loving the album Mayhem, as well as the title track, I find myself listening to the more uplifting and optimistic song It’s Good to Be Alive. The music video is highly appropriate for October because it is heavily inspired by the Universal Studios classic horror film, Bride of Frankenstein. Despite being inspired by Bride of Frankenstein, it’s also a really fun, enjoyable music video and makes me, a person who avoid horror and slasher films whenever I have the chance, enjoy it.