Our Weekly Ten: 10 Super Energetic Songs

01/05/2013 20:29

Generally, every day filled with sunshine makes me feel this incredible lust for life. Like I want to dance in the streets, smile at the whole world and actually do something. Maybe it’s just me, but these ten songs are filled with so much energy that I bet they’ll make you get up and get stuff done. For all the procrastinators, this is your anti-lazy playlist!

 

10 Little Numbers by BOY

Why wouldn’t we start with a catchy piano tune that you won’t get out of your head for the rest of the week? This song was used in a Lufthansa ad, and we all know that those people who pick ad-songs know what they’re doing. For a sunny feeling, pick these Swiss/German girls.

 

9 Down with the Trumpets by Rizzle Kicks

If you’ve ever enjoyed a vacation in Brighton, you’re gonna love this. If not, Rizzle Kicks – two boys from Brighton, will show you around in the music video. What you’ll see is far better than what I imagined while reading Graham Greene’s novel. And the trumpets in the song are just lovable.

 

Photo: rizzlekicks.com

 

8 Heartbeat Song by The Futureheads

Englishmen again - now with a little bit of guitar energy and a song that’s meant for stadiums. Or festival stages. Tune in and picture yourself in shorts, holding a plastic beer cup and swinging sometime in June at say... the Pohoda music festival.

 

Photo: tumblr.com

 

7 Love Is All I Got by Feed Me & Crystal Fighters

I think the title is the message here. But do not expect lovey-dovey stuff – you’re probably smart enough to know love is important. This song is what summer hits are made of – a perfect combo of a laid-back feeling and an upbeat rhythm.

 

6 Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz

Songs like this one are made for crowds to sing and join in because they are epic, sensational, and awesome. Lyrically not one of Kravitz’s best, but do we need that guitar riff? And that funky bass guitar? In 1999, he was awarded a Grammy for Best Male Rock Performance thanks to Fly Away so yes, it is worth listening to.

 

5 Hollywood by RAC (feat Penguin Prison)

RAC stands for Remix Artist Collective, a group of artists trying to embody “a unique aesthetic based around emotion and nuance, an almost intangible warmth and innate playfulness.” They did a great job here. Nonchalant and perfect, especially when you go for a ride just for fun.

 

4 Lightning Bolt by Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg is such a cute babyface that last summer the British music press couldn’t get enough of him. Or was it because he is so talented and his music is folk, retro and honest at the same time? Jake also played at BBC’s stage at Glastonbury festival, aged only 17, and for those who don’t know – this is a major thing.

 

Photo: hungertv.com

 

3 D.A.N.C.E. by Justice

Fun fact: this song is dedicated to Michael Jackson. Another fun fact: Kanye West crashed the stage at 2007 EMA’s because he lost in the „Best Music Video“ category to Justice. Somehow he couldn’t get how a pop-artsy video with morphing T-shirts could be better than his, featuring Pamela Anderson. Uhm... just watch the video and enjoy Justice.

 

2 If You Wanna by The Vaccines

The Vaccines are a huge name on today’s UK indie scene. Their second album was one of the most expected ones last summer. This song is not really something that would make you jump with joy, but it is youthful, desperately optimistic and vigorous.

 

1 I Love It by Icona Pop (feat Charli XCX)

How can you not love this girl power song? Listening to “I Love It” feels like being high at an endless party. Except you don’t have to be high and you can repeat that feeling with a replay button. Dance, dance, dance!

 

Photo: upstalive.com

 

We hope our weekly ten arrived just in time for you to get your brains activated – don’t forget the final week is approaching! Until then, we hope you’ll party on and get enviably tanned.

 

Kristína Škovierová