You know that feeling (^ that feeling) when you listen to music you haven’t heard in a while? I’ve been pulling together a playlist for you this month, Hart Beat but to be honest I just keep coming back to the same album. And, to be even more honest, I don’t think it’s one that you really want to listen to.
The movie My Best Friend’s Wedding came out in 1997 when I was the ripe old age of seven. I don’t really remember the first time I saw the movie but because my house was a big fan of Julie Roberts I’m pretty sure I saw it as soon as it came out on tape. It was always my favorite movie to watch with my mom. How can it not be!? Julia is fabulous, the story is gut wrenching, and Dermot Mulroney is my biggest celebrity crush. Still.
So in lieu of a September playlist tonight, I think you should all go back and listen to the soundtrack of your favorite movie growing up. Luckily for me the My Best Friend’s Wedding soundtrack is gold. But to be honest, even if the album is pretty crappy it’s still going to make you feel great and remember watching the movie. I know I can’t help but see Julia Roberts drive a delivery truck in a crop top that can only be described as a non-shirt-shirt after a heart broken Mulroney every time I listen to the song What the World Needs Right Now Is Love. Here are a few clips with music of my favorite movie for your Tuesday night,
The rehearsal dinner part:
The karaoke part:
The part where Mulroney sings and your heart melts:
And the trailer so you can really feel like you watched the entire movie tonight.
Hi Hart Beat. How’s your August going so far? I feel like mine’s off to a good start. we’ve already had a full moon, it’s been as hot as I want it to be in the city, and I’ve already had so many great summer nights. Fingers crossed things keep up. One thing I’ve been working on this week is pulling together an ENTIRE August playlist just for you readers. I think I’m going to start doing this monthly (please hold me to it) and I’m pretty proud of this first one. It has a mix of music, some old and some new, but mostly the entire thing plays like you could be playing it in your car driving to the beach or having a glass of rosé with your crush out on the fire escape. Or, dare I say, even if you’re out singing along to Grease (as one is want to do). Anyway, subscribe on Spotify or listen to it here. Either way you need Spotify and if you don’t have it I can’t think of a better reason to sign up.
Heyyyy Hart Beat. It’s supposed to SNOW IN BROOKLYN TODAY. Just, no. It’s April 9th. Brooklyn needs to think about what it’s about to do and change direction. To forget about this incoming winter weather, I thought I’d share a few songs that I’ve been listening to a lot lately. They’re all on Spotify so if you want these plus all the other songs I’ve recommended over the years, check out the official Hannah Hart Beat playlist on Spotify.
I know “Famous” by Kanye on his latest album The Life of Pablo is controversial. I even hate the line at the beginning when he says something blatantly untrue about our girl Taylor Swift. (Sorry Kanye but you did not make Miss Swift famous.) That line aside, this song is perfect in my opinion. I mean, the entire album is amazing but between Rihanna’s rift, the Nina Simone song inclusion and the Bom Bom Bom bit at the end, I can’t get enough of this song. If you haven’t yet, just listen to The Life of Pablo (I mean, it’s on Spotify now).
I don’t know how “Hands Down” or The Greeting Committee came into my life (Spotify Discovery maybe?) but I can’t get enough. It’s a #typical Hart Beat song about love with a strong indie vibe but whatever, female singers rule my world. “Baby, you’re hands down the best thing about me.” 💞💞💞
Bless Willie Nelson and all the feelings he’s brought to me. A few weeks ago riding the R train home some guy was playing guitar on the train and when he started playing “Funny How Time Slips Away” I almost stood up and asked the stranger next to me to dance. If I ever did Karaoke, other than Madonna, this is the song I would sing. I just can’t with the lyrics. “How’s your new love? I hope that he’s doin fine. I heard you told him, that you’d love him till the end of time. Now, that’s the same thing that you told me seems like just the other day. Gee, ain’t it funny, how time slips away.” You like, Hart Beat?
ITS THURSDAY AFTERNOON and it’s so nice in New York I’m getting that antsy feeling when all the windows at work are open and your legs are itching to move. You feeling it too, Hart Beat? To help us all get through the next few hours, here’s a song that I’ve been listening to a lot lately. It’s bouncy and fun and makes me want the whole world to break out into a synchronized dance. If that’s not happening to you (sad times here) then there’s the great music video for the song. It feels like a great James Bond scene and I love the focusing on all the eyes.
Anyway, hope you enjoy “Just My Type” by Saint Motel tonight. Listen to it while you finish those last emails. Listen to it while you ride down on the elevator and walk onto the street. I know I will be.
Hey Hart Beat. HAPPY FRIDAY. We did it. And to celebrate, here are some of the songs that got me through the entire week. As I mentioned last week, this is a new Friday installment of Hart Beat. I hope you liked last week’s songs and find these others help you with your commute home from work. Cheers to that, Hart Beat.
A preciously undiscovered track (at least to me) from the Alabama Shake’s Sound & Color, “Over My Head.”
“More Than Enough” by Elizabeth & the Catapult. Because ladies rule.
Ratata’s song “Cream on Chrome” has me DANCING ON THE SUBWAY. And I like it.
Hey Hart Beat! It’s a new year, let’s try something new. One thing that I love sharing with you lovely readers are new music finds that I come across. I feel like it’s something special about Hart Beat that not many other “lifestyle blogs” (ugg whatever that means) have. So, on this cold Friday, let’s welcome the first bunch!
To go along with this new thing, I’ve started a new playlist called Hart Beat’s Music Friday’s with just these new songs. Don’t worry, the tried and true original Hart Beat playlist still exists but this new one will be a little shorter and maybe snappier? Let me know what you think about it. And, without further ado, here are the couple of songs that I’ve been listening to all week!
Sia’s (new) track, Unstoppable
Kanye and Kendrick Lamar’s new track (not on Spotify 😞) “No More Parties in L.A.”
Justin Bieber’s HIT BECAUSE I DON’T CARE. It’s amazing, Hart Beat. Just face it. (Also, side note here but whatevs, the dance in this song makes me love the song 100x more. I want to live in this video.)
Top photo of Diana Ross dancing like the queen she is.
Hey Hart Beat. Long time no see! These last few weeks have been beyond busy at work and I hate to say it but ye old blog has suffered the consequences. I promise to be better this week. I am starting to hate all the excuses that begin every blog post (I’m sure you are too).
Tonight let’s talk about something holiday because it’s THE HOLIDAY SEASON LALALALALALALALA. Other than watching some of my favorite Christmas movies, I’ve been also listening to some great holiday music. We all love the tried and true holiday songs (hey Mariah hey) but I’ve also put a list together of some of the other indie Christmas songs that might not be in your rotation but should be added right now.
#1. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) from Slow Club
#2. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? from The Head and the Heart
#3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas from Cat Power
Hi Hart Beat. Today begins the busiest time of year for my work (free shipping at the Food52 Shop! yea that’s right) and while I’m head down, emails deep, I’ve been listening to this one song over and over. I thought you might like it too.
I’ve shared music by honeyhoney here on the blog before and lucky for all of us, this year the released their third studio album. One of the songs from the album is absolutely amazing and is giving me all kinds of #feelings.
Hey Hart Beat. How’s your Sunday going? I’m having the most relaxing weekend in Brooklyn hanging out and catching up on reading, the internet, and most importantly music that I’ve been missing the last few weeks. One of my favorite Facebook pages (which I’m sure you all love as well) HONY photographed and featured the members of The Daydreamers, a band making it in New York. The photo above is the portrait and here’s what the band said to go along with it:
“I don’t think I’ll stay in the city much longer. Everything is so expensive that it’s just too hard to get by. We came here because we felt that we’d exhausted all the opportunities in the town that we grew up in. We’d already built a reputation locally and played in all the bars. So we decided to move to New York so we could continue growing. I guess I imagined that there would be a sort of domino effect. People would hear about us, start coming to our shows, and things would really bloom from there. But it’s been a much slower process than I expected. It’s really hard to stand out in the city because there are thousands of bands here competing for attention. You learn pretty quickly that an RSVP on Facebook doesn’t mean the person is actually going to show up.”
Of course the next thing I did was find these guys’ music and take a listen and MAN AM I GLAD I DID HART BEAT. The Daydreamers have two singles out (not on Spotify yet) but you can listen to them on youtube or via their website. I can’t stop listening, Hart Beat. I thought of you immediately and knew that if you hadn’t read the HONY piece you should and that the next thing you should do is listen to this song by them. Hope you’re having as restful a Sunday as I am.
Hey Hart Beat. It’s a rainy week here in New York. I’m sorry I haven’t been getting so many posts to you lately, it’s been crazy at work and I’m feeling a little run-down. This weekend Pedro and I are bringing his my up to the Berkshires and I’m excited to get out of the city for a bit. Here’s a little short post about a song I’ve been listening to a lot lately. It’s such a moody song and one that fits in to this post-summer, bummer weather, October start. What do you think, Hart Beat? Had you heard it yet?