Random Factoid #131 / Shameless Advertisement #6

6 12 2009

Congratulations to Beth Rowley and her song “You’ve Got Me Wrapped Around Your Little Finger” for taking over the long-held #1 most played song on my iTunes from Alexandre Desplat’s “Postcards.”

It should come to no one’s surprise that this track came from a soundtrack.  I first heard the song in the trailer for the movie “An Education,” and the soothing voice of Beth Rowley immediately struck me.  I had to hear more, so I bought the whole song off iTunes.  Then, as I started listening to it on repeat, I became curious to know more about Rowley.  After hearing a few of her songs, I bought her whole debut album, “Little Dreamer,” which is truly amazing.  She has a voice similar to Norah Jones but much more angelic.

So I decided to use this factoid to shamelessly advertise Beth Rowley.  I implore you to listen to some of her songs that I have embedded here from YouTube – my two personal favorites from the album – and instantly fall in love with this up-and-coming artist.

Random Factoid #37

3 09 2009

The most played song on iTunes on my computer is “Postcards,” the theme from “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” composed by Alexandre Desplat.  I love movie soundtracks (and I will elaborate on this love later), but this is probably my most played song due to an obsession lasting a few months with the movie and the fact that the song is perfect to listen while doing homework.  I don’t know any sort of musical terms to describe it, so I will spare you a misguided discussion of the song.  But give it a listen.