It’s been a minute since we’ve met on a music Monday over at Adeline Avenue. Truthfully, no new releases within the past year have been all that exciting to write about or listen to. Most of radio these days has been either mid to slow tempo, or one same EDM song repeated by different artists. After much searching, a few tracks did stand out and they’ll likely be stuck in your head after this. This week, the theme will be an upbeat, energized one. Whether you’re looking for good workout music, running songs or simply a tune for the car, here are a few tracks that are sure to get you moving in one way or another!
1. Sean Paul – Get Busy
This song is a few years old, you’ve all heard it at this point, but it is a classic that will get you moving. Sean Paul has a lot of upbeat tunes, but this one is probably the one melody that’ll be stuck in your head moments after listening. Perfect for working out, the tempo of the song remains upbeat enough to keep you moving, even during the verses of the song.
2. Tom Grennan – Found What I’ve Been Looking For
Tom is an emerging young talent from the UK, with a distinctive voice and catchy tunes to match. He’s been featured on a few radio tracks thus far, but is now releasing his own music which is slightly different than the typical EDM/pop radio at the moment. This song is a catchy tune with a guitar riff that will hit you right where it needs to get you moving. Perfect for car rides but also great for the gym.
3. Brand New – 451
It wouldn’t be a playlist if I didn’t include my personal favourite, a band from Long Island, New York by the name of Brand New. They surprise released a new, and likely final, album last week and it’s packed with a lot of thoughtful and deep tunes, mainly mid-tempo. However, 451 is a guitar driven track that hits hard in the chorus, and if you’re into guitars has a killer breakdown towards the end. When the chorus hits, you get a burst of new energy, and then a slight calm for the verses and back again. If you’re into HIIT workouts, then this should make its way on your playlist at some point. If you love car drives with music blasting, then this one’s for you as well.
4. The Vamps – It’s a Lie
Going back to pop radio and upbeat tunes, this new one from UK band The Vamps is a perfect Summer vibe, upbeat song that has a catchy chorus and melody to keep you going. Seriously, the chorus is very very catchy, wait for it. I highly recommend this for nice car drives or on the boring elliptical at the gym.
5. Kesha – Learn To Let Go
Kesha’s latest album, Rainbow, was just released and tells many tales of the rough time she’s had over the past few years. One stand out track is “Learn To Let Go” which is an upbeat motivational song about moving on from things which weigh you down and finding freedom and peace in the end. It’s a pop track 100% and catchy 100%. Plus, if you’re a fan of supporting women in a misogynistic and unjust music industry, check out her story and you may be swayed a little more. Regardless, the song is actually very catchy and perfect to get you moving at anytime of the day.