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Weekly Rock! – June 6

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Ever find a song you absolutely, cannot stop listening to?  The Weekly Rock is a list of tunes we can’t get out of our head.  Check out the playlist on Spotify and be sure to subscribe!

Ashley’s Picks

  1. 6am – Fitz and the Tantrums
  2. I Could’ve Been Your Girl – She & Him
  3. Out of My League – Fitz and the Tantrums
  4. On the Attack – Langhorne Slim, The Law
  5. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  6. Against the Grain – City and Colour
  7. Futures – Jimmy Eat World
  8. Unbelievers – Vampire Weekend
  9. Fools Gold – Fitz and the Tantrums
  10. The Way We Move – Langhorne Slim, The Law
  11. Need Your Live (Acoustic) – The Temper Trap
  12. Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell

Elizabeth’s Picks

  1. Give Me Love – Ed Sheeran
  2. Sky High Honey – Matt Nathanson
    New Matt Nathanson!
  3. Distance – Christina Perri ft. Jason Mraz
    This is my favorite Jason Mraz duet since Details in the Fabric with James Morrison.  The lyrics are beautiful, the harmonies are perfect, and um, it’s Jason.
  4. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling – Glee Cast (Chord Overstreet and Blake Jenner)
    Yes, I still watch Glee.  Why haven’t Sam and Ryder had more duets?
  5. Ho Hey – Nashville Cast (Lennon & Maisy)
    Excellent cover.
  6. Girls Just Want to Have Fun – The Maine ft. Adam Lazzara
    Again, excellent cover (this was not intentional)
  7. Love Letter – Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes
  8. No Sugar in My Coffee – Caught a Ghost
  9. Ball and Biscuit – The White Stripes
  10. Sex – The 1975
  11. Shake It – Metro Station
    When I was moving in, my family and I had a 30-second dance break to this song.  It’s so good!
  12. Alone Together – Fall Out Boy

Jenn’s Picks

  1. You Are The Only One I Love by Jaymay
  2. Santeria by Sublime
    Something about this song just makes me feel summer.
  3. Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance
    I noticed that some of my music choices are heavily influenced by my grief over the Red Wedding..
  4. Coffee by Copeland
  5. Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt
    Tragic Westerosi Kingdom…
  6. How Low by Ludacris
  7. Moment 4 Life by Nicki Minaj with Drake*
  8. She Will by Lil Wayne with Drake*
  9. Make Me Proud by Drake with Nicki Minaj*
  10. Swimming Pools (Drank) by Kendrick Lamar
  11. I’m on One by DJ Khaled with Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne*
  12. Wasting All These Tears by Cassadee Pope
    This is Cassadee’s much-anticipated brand new single and I have to admit, I’m in love. Can’t wait for the album.

My song choices for #6-11 were all produced by our most recent Monday Man Candy , T-Minus. Four of those songs topped the U.S. Hip-Hop/R&B Charts. They are marked with an asterisk.

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Rainn Wilson & Friends Honor “Clouds” Singer, Zach Sobiech

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What would you do if you only had a few months to live? 

For Zach Sobiech, the answer was music. Zach is 17 years old, and was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, osteosarcoma, in 2009. He underwent treatment but found out three years later that his cancer had spread. His doctors have told him that he only has a few months left. Instead of letting his diagnosis defeat him, Zach has embraced living life to the fullest. He wrote a beautiful song entitled “Clouds” and it has since gone viral on YouTube. It currently has more than 2.5 millions views.  In case you haven’t seen it yet, make sure you check it out here. (You’ll probably need a few tissues)

But that’s not the end of the story or the song. Rainn Wilson, aka Dwight Schrute from The Office, decided that he wanted to honor Zach and his invincible spirit by creating a tribute version of “Clouds.” He asked all of his friends, and the friends and family of Zach, to help and the response was magnificent. Watch Rainn Wilson and friends sing Zach Sobiech’s “Clouds” below. (you will DEFINITELY need the tissues now)

Here is a rundown of the singers: Rainn Wilson, Brian Cranston, Sarah Silverman, Ashley Tisdale, Colbie Caillat, Chris Pratt, Anna Faris, Jason Mraz, Sara Bareilles, Andy Grammer, Jenna Fischer, Angela Kinsey, Jenna Elfman, Jack McBrayer, Lumineers, Jason Derulo, The Mowgli’s, Rachel Bilson, Kina Grannis, Passenger, Creed Bratton, Tyler Hilton, Mark Duplass, Josh Gad, Jason Wade, Paul McDonald, Ed Helms, Phillip Phillips, Justin Young and Alyssa Shouse.

“Thank you, Zach. You’ve written a great song, dude. It’s a real pleasure to sing it, and sing it with you. Thank you.” – Jason Mraz

You can support The Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund to help fund groundgreaking research in honor of Zach by visiting www.childrenscancer.org/zach


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Weekly Rock! – Hanson, Cold War Kids, Marvin Gaye, Green Day and more

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Ever find a song you absolutely, cannot stop listening to?  The Weekly Rock is a list of tunes we can’t get out of our head.  Check out the playlist on Spotify and be sure to subscribe!

Ashley’s Picks

  1. I’m Not Through – OK Go
  2. Brain Stew – Green Day
  3. Can’t Stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  4. An Honest Mistake – The Bravery
  5. Saw you First – The Givers
  6. I Melt With You – Jason Mraz
  7. Sweet Emotion – Aerosmith
  8. Two Princes – Spin Doctors
  9. Good Ol’ Fashion Nightmare – Matt & Kim
  10. The Story I Heard – Blind Pilot
  11. Nothing To Worry About – Peter Bjorn and John
  12. Wake Me Up Before You Go Go – Wham

This playlist sums up my week: Random, Chaotic and Hectic. Cheers to the weekend kids!

Elizabeth’s Picks

  1. Get the Girl Back by Hanson
    Go ahead and judge me, I don’t care.  I’m still in love with Zac Hanson.  Also, the song’s message is kind of nice, makes me optimistic about men (just kidding #bitter).
  2. Your English is Good by Tokyo Police Club
  3. Fireball by Royal Bangs
  4. Bulldozer by Cold War Kids
  5. Hysterical by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  6. Too Dramatic by Ra Ra Riot
  7. No Diggity by Chet Faker
    Yes please.
  8. Goddess on the Prairie by Hot Hot Heat
  9. The Other Side by Balsam Range
  10. Littlething by Jimmy Eat World
  11. With a Girl Like You by The Troggs
    God, I love this song.
  12. Your Arms Around Me by Jens Lekman
    Pretty appropriate leading into Jenn–From Whip It; anyone care for a swim in the pool?

Jenn’s Picks

Did you ever hear a song in a movie or television show that just stuck with you?  The kind where whenever you hear the song, all you can think of is the original scene where you first heard it?  Well I have, many many times.  Here’s a list of my 12 favorite movie-moment songs!

  1. Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds
    From The Breakfast Club; My all-time favorite movie song is pretty popular, but it’s such a classic!
  2. It Takes Two by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston
    From It Takes Two; I still think of Mary-Kate Olsen playing croquet whenever I hear this song.
  3. Knock Three Times by Tony Orlando & Dawn
    From Now & Then; This song makes me wish I lived in the ’60s and dated Devon Sawa…
  4. I’ll Be There For You by Bon Jovi
    From A Lot Like Love; Ashton Kutcher’s rendition as he sings acoustic to Amanda Peet still makes my knees weak.
  5. Hound Dog by Elvis Presley
    From Forrest Gump; Nothing makes me want to dance while wearing leg braces more than this song.
  6. Break On Through (To The Other Side) by The Doors
    From Forrest Gump; I’m singing a lot of Gump songs this week, probably because I spent last weekend in DC.
  7. All That Jazz by Taye Diggs, Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta Jones
    From Chicago; Only the best musical movie of all time.
  8. Kiss From A Rose by Seal
    From Batman Forever; I often wonder what Seal would be today if this song wasn’t on the soundtrack…
  9. Kiss Me by Sixpence None The Richer
    From She’s All That; If I put on a sexy red dress and walk slowly down the stairs, will Freddie Prinze, Jr. be there waiting for me??
  10. I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly
    From Space Jam; Michael Jordan, alien cartoons, enough said.
  11. Stand By Me by Ben E. King
    From Stand By Me; Can anyone watch this movie without crying?!
  12. You Make Me Sick by Pink
    From Save the Last Dance;  Whenever I hear this song, I start dancing like I’m in a club then realize I’m not Julia Stiles and I can’t dance.