Originally, I was just going to do one blog post talking about the best songs I encountered this year, but the list grew so massive, I decided to parse it out little by little each week. Thus, the birth of "Tuesday Tune."
To start things off, here's a song which immediately shot to the top of my Press Rewind list the first time I heard it. It's also a current favorite of my wife and since it's rare that our tastes so quickly converge, I decided to inagurate Tuesday Tune with "She Wants" by Landing on the Moon, an Omaha-based band that's made up of “a set of siblings, a pair of spouses, and two friends that are like brothers to the rest” (taken from their bio). The majority of their debut album We Make History Now is pretty weak**, but the killer track comes near the end.
"She Wants" is the ultimate "wake up or get out of the relationship" lament, all set to the beat of a drum set, piano and, at 3:10, a wailing guitar solo that brings everything to a close.
She wants more than a sleeper
She needs a mover-shaker,
She needs more, she needs progress.
I wanna show her some movement, but
I am asleep at the wheel.
This is easily my favorite song of 2010. Give a listen: