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TORC 4: The “King of Anything” – Sara Bareilles

Track on Repeat Craze #4: Sara BareillesKing of Anything / Kaleidoscope Heart album.
Kaleidoscope Heart album
This song is sooooo overplayed on the radio, but I’m loving it! Just sitting in front of the computer at work, I probably hear this song at least 3-4 times an hour on the radio. It wakes me up, gets my toes taping, energizes me for the minutes it plays and then some.

Sara Bareilles is one of those rare artists that comes along with what you think is a one-hit wonder… but springs forth into an incredible musician. Long past the days of “Love Song,” she has evolved more and more. And. I. Love. It. Of course, it doesn’t hurt how So You Think You Can Dance‘s Mia Michaels choreographed one of my favorite dances to Sara’s “Gravity” — yes, I do love that show and am not ashamed to admit it. The emotional bonds between song and dance just make me teary-eyed every time I hear it… *ahem ahem* (end of emotional share)

Spinning in the 6-disc player:

1. Various Artists from Wicked: The MusicalWicked: The Musical
2. Kristinia DeBargeExposed
3. Sandi ThomThe Pink and the Lily
4. Missy HigginsOn a Clear Night
5. Lady AntebellumNeed You Now
6. BoAMade in Twenty

PS: Umm hmm. Missy. Still. Yeah. Hey, I did rotate out the album!

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TORC 3: Waka Waka Groove Groovin’

Track on Repeat Craze #3: ShakiraWaka Waka (This Time for Africa) / the FIFA World Cup 2010 Official Anthem.

Yes, I am very behind. Yes, the World Cup is long over. Yes, I still love this song! It was during a cruel, cruel talk about hitting up the beach with my friend Heather (Utah is so dry!). That’s when it happened. I heard “Waka Waka.” And… it made me want to go to the beach even more! Damn this beautiful red rock desert that is Utah!

The song just made me want to groove and cheer along in Fang, a language from Cameroon — even awkwardly at my office desk in front of the computer. And hell no! Who cares if the words, waka waka, made no sense to me — it was just fun to say… even if there was no one to rally along with… *aw, sad…

Spinning in the 6-disc player (and in the Amazon MP3 widget):

1. Various Artists from Wicked: The MusicalWicked: The Musical
2. Kristinia DeBargeExposed
3. CascadaEvacuate the Dancefloor
4. Missy HigginsThe Sound of White
5. Lady AntebellumNeed You Now
6. BoAMade in Twenty

PS: Yes, Missy is still in the six-disc… She just played Lilith too (with Jill Hennessy, Courtyard Hounds, and many more awesome musicians)! I’m totally sad I missed it…

TORC #2: Dancin’ in the Car, Spinnin’ in the Six-Disc CD Changer

Track on Repeat Craze #2 (FINALLY!): Cascada – Hold Your Hands Up / from the album Evacuate the Dancefloor.

Actually, the entire CD is AWESOME. It’s like a never-ending dance track pumping the beat in my car. Just listening to the CD makes me happy! Hold Your Hands Up is a bit more ballad-y than the rest of the album. And Natalie (lead singer of Cascada) has such a powerful voice that it commands a listen. If you haven’t heard of them yet, they’re huge across seas — most everywhere, but they are from Germany. Give them a listen!

Spinning in the 6-disc player:
1. Various Artists from Wicked: The MusicalWicked: The Musical
2. The GratesTeeth Lost, Hearts Won
3. CascadaEvacuate the Dancefloor
4. Missy HigginsThe Sound of White
5. Lady AntebellumNeed You Now
6. The GratesGravity Won’t Get You High

PS: Yes, I always have Missy in my player! Did I not mention that I love.. LOVE… her stuff?

Lansia is Listening

Lansia’s Track on Repeat Craze (TORC — because with an acronym, it’ll seem more official): Missy Higgins – (I’m) In Love Again.

I loveeee this song redone by her; it’s an ol’ Cy Coleman track. Can’t stop listening to it. ABSOLUTELY LOVEEEE Missy Higgins. She is AMAZING – singer, songwriter and now actress. Yep, another triple threat celebrity. And she’s Australian!

Spinning in the 6-disc player:
1. Various Artists from Wicked: The MusicalWicked: The Musical
2. Kristinia DeBargeExposed
3. The GratesTeeth Lost, Hearts Won
4. Missy HigginsOn a Clear Night
5. Uh Huh HerCommon Reaction
6. Florence and the MachineLungs