Warning: contains copious amounts of atmospheric bass, minor piano chords, pitched-vocals, and deep feels. Dance music and Valentine's Day actually have a lot in common, they both eulogize shared experiences, celebrate themes of love and togetherness, and - for better or worse - have a heavy consumer element to boot. Both dance music and Valentine's Day often find criticism in their perceived fixation on the good times and a lack of emotional nuance, but when you look a little deeper, such criticism is unfounded well, for dance music at least. There are many producers that are just as comfortable making four to the floor bangers as they are making introspective, emotional cuts. There are even those rare artists that can cram the two styles together on the same track and come out with something beautiful, like an astute matchmaker or a well-judged Tinder date. With that in mind, I'm going to count down thirteen tracks that will have your feet moving, while your heart's breaking. So if you don't have a date for Valentines, get drunk with your single mates, pump this playlist to obnoxious levels and sing along. Or if you do have a date, this also makes for a surprisingly good sex mix. Go figure.
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What are some of your favorite uptempo songs with dark lyrics? Tasha Robinson We covered a handful of our favorites in our inventory of cheerful songs about murder, death, and the apocalypse , but that one only took on a narrow sector of grim topics. The song, co-written with Paul McCartney , is a racing, zippy number, especially on the album version, with its super-perky production. Sixty-five years of living has turned a beautiful woman into an empty but enduring shell. It has to be one of the grimmest sing-along-worthy songs of all time. Rarely has breaking up sounded like so much fun. But the lyrics reveal just how much bravado goes into the melody in order to mask the bitter resentment barely lurking underneath. Springsteen sings about athletes who never turned pro, the pretty girl in school now working through a divorce, and the protagonist trying to drink himself into the past. And yet somehow, people gravitate to this song all the time as a way to recapture their own glory. Do they know what the song is really saying?
See Full Schedule. The ancient Greeks used tragedy to achieve catharsis like that; us more modern types have pop music. This track by the LA-based all-female trio is equal parts euphoric and devastating. But that keyboard! And those na-na-na-nahs! And if you can sit through Meryl Streep singing a pared-down version in the original Mamma Mia! Someone call a cab. The drawn-out strings, the melancholy synth, all set against a pounding beat that suddenly lets up for a devastatingly beautiful bridge: for a little over four minutes, this track manages to turn heartbreak into sound. To watch full episodes, you must have a cable provider that supports BBC America's full episode service and you must have BBC America as part of your cable package. Follow BBC America.
Hot Bod is a weekly exploration of fitness culture and its adjacent oddities. Puttering inside with my nonessential roommates, the world comes in through a pinhole. The sense of parallel realities is like being tucked into a drawer and stretching our necks to glimpse the world through a crack in the wood. But impossible things are happening all the time, both things at once. It lets me go wild in both directions at once. As a qualifier, SAD can be any mood in the mopey pageant of yearning , heartbreak , disaffection , disappointment , loneliness. Your heart will have left your body and replaced itself with a brawny double. Aerobic instructors, in their infinite wisdom about BPMs and breakthroughs, invariably queue up this micro-genre at the end of classes.