Rihanna by Clean Bandit featuring Noonie Bao
Clean Bandit may sound like a DJ, but in fact, they are a band! The four British members combine drums, strings, bass, and a sax, as well as a deck to spin it all together. Noonie Bao is the Swedish voice that tops the eclectic mix of sounds. Hope you like the track, and if not then amuse yourself with the fact that a Swedish pop star is named Noonie. What would your Europop name be? Mine would be like Bipimbap (a delicious sashimi dish) or maybe Lovelove or something.
Remains of the Day in Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride
I could not resist a Halloweenie theme! I think this movie is one of the most romantic love stories of our generation. The ONLY reason this song is in the “downbeat” category is because it’s all about death and it takes place in the afterlife. But who’s to discredit life after death or even love after death?? Not me! Especially not on the precipice of Halloween. Anyway, this song is incredible and this movie is incredible. If you haven’t seen it, then you’re absolutely nuts and you absolutely must go watch it on ABC Family. You already missed Halloweentown.