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Music Video of the Week- Taking Back Sunday

Taking Back Sunday is one of my favorite rock bands. Yeah, I know some people describe them as “emo,” but I do have a problem with that term. Technically all music is “emo” since all goods songs convey some sort of emotion. But that is neither here nor there.

Taking Back Sunday

Taking Back Sunday

Personally, I think Taking Back Sunday were in their prime when the album, Where You Want To Be came out. Yes, Tell All Your Friends was a great record, but for some reason I could relate and enjoyed WYWTB even more.

This week, I have chosen a live music video from these guys. The song is called One-Eighty By Summer and it just happens to be my favorite track from WYWTB, even though I thoroughly enjoyed every song from the record.

So sit back, and enjoy an amazing performance by one of my favorite bands.

What’s your favorite Taking Back Sunday song? Tell me about it in the comments.



5 Songs that Make Me Go Over the Speed Limit

Music has a weird way of toying with our emotions. It can take us to places of peace or put us in a pumped up, adrenaline rage where speeding up is like crack cocaine. It’s usually after a heavy rocking song, that I look down at my speed and see that I’m exceeding the speed limit…

a kid on a car

...and possibly endangering the lives of children.

Luckily, I have discovered that my road rage is caused by 5 songs on my Ipod. Here are the 5 songs that make me go over the speed limit:

5. Blindside- Yamkela

To be completely honest, I have no idea what these guys are screaming and I don’t know what the song is about. All I know is that the guitar sounds like a swarm of bees coming in for the kill. This rock sound will get you going and have you driving faster than you should be.

35 mph sign

I'm just going to assume the 3 is really an 8.

Best lyric: “Gunpowder, burning under my skin!”

4. A Day to Remember- I’m Made of Wax Larry, What Are You Made of?

This song’s title comes from the movie “Night at the Museum.” That’s not a joke, that’s really where the title came from. When I think hard rocking, screaming music, yeah I think of “Night at the Museum.”

night at the museum

Now that's hardcore.

Best Lyric: “You know I’ve got you like a puppet in the palm of my hand. Don’t you let me down!”

3. Taking Back Sunday- You Know How I Do

Taking Back Sunday has been one of my favorite bands since I was in high school. These guys are amazing live and this song is one of their best. The opening guitar riff just gets my adrenaline going and I scream out all of the lyrics, out of tune of course.

guy holding ears

I sound like a blender on full blast with metal in it. Kind of like Celine Dion.

Best lyric: “We won’t stand for hazy eye anymore!”

2. Foo Fighters- All My Life

This is arguably the best song the Foo Fighters have ever written. It’s got heavy distortion, a great beat, and it’s just amazing. When you first hear it, it’s very calm, but when it blows up, it hits you like a hurricane. Plus Dave Grohl is playing a see-through guitar! After I saw this video, I wanted to go out and buy a guitar just like it. I’m positive if I had a guitar like that, I could write rock hits. Maybe not. Wishful thinking, I suppose.

Best lyric- “Done, done and I’m on to the next one.”

1. System of a Down- BYOB

This is one song that when it comes on the radio or on my Ipod, I just have to turn it up to an ear-drum-damaging volume. The beginning riff and the screaming, just make me get pumped, which is a dangerous thing to feel behind the wheel of an automobile. This song has screaming vocals, fast and heavy guitar riffs: it’s just the ultimate song that can get you in trouble while driving.

getting pulled over

"So let me get this straight. You ran a stop sign, hit a mailbox, broke the speed limit, and drove your car into a convenient store, all because you were playing air guitar? Here's a warning! I completely understand!"

Best lyric: “Blast off, it’s party time!”

So there you have it. 5 songs that potentially make me a dangerous driver. What songs get your adrenaline going? Tell me about them in the comments section!

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