Sweet Surrender by Sarah McLachlan.

It doesn’t mean much, it doesn’t mean anything at all. The life I’ve left behind me is a cold room. I’ve crossed the last line from where I can’t return, where every step I took in faith betrayed me…and led me from my home.

I woke up this morning with today’s song in my head. Why? I have no idea. I hadn’t heard it on the radio in long time. It wasn’t on a television show or movie I watched. It literally came out of nowhere. I don’t even listen to Sarah McLachlan. It’s a completely mystery. Either way though, I figured why not feature it for today’s entry.

Sweet Surrender was released as a single in March of 1998 from Sarah’s fourth album, Surfacing. It went to #28 on Billboard’s Hot 100 as well as #15 on the Top 40. In 2001, it was remixed by DJ Tiesto and went to #6 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart. Click HERE to listen.

Above is a live performance where Sarah also talks about a major influence behind the song: a movie called, Leaving Las Vegas, which starred Nicholas Cage and Elisabeth Shue.


A Groovy Kind of Love by Phil Collins.

I always think of an episode of New Girl when I hear this song. Jess and her roommates get invited to a wedding and Nick is afraid of falling for his ex-girlfriend, Caroline, again. At the end of the episode, Jess and Nick dance to this song. If I remember correctly, the episode was featured on my Aer Lingus flight to Ireland.

A Groovy Kind of Love was originally released by The Mindbenders in 1965. In 1988, Phil Collins re-recorded it for the soundtrack of Buster, a British comedy/drama film in which he starred. The single went#1 in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Italy, United Kingdom, and Sweden.

To hear the 1965 version, click HERE.

Above is the official music video.

Trouble by Coldplay.

Have you ever lost your temper? Did you say things that you wish you hadn’t? Then today’s song is for you.

Trouble was released as a single in October of 200o from Coldplay’s debut album, Parachutes. It was most successful in the UK, making #10 on the charts. Though it made the Adult Top 40 chart in the US, it placed just below the Hot 100.

Above is a live performance at the BBC.

Oh no, I see a spider web it’s tangled up with me and I lost my head…The thought of all the stupid things I said…