The Artist: Stevie Wonder
The Song: "Uptight (Everything's Alright)"
Where you heard it first: This song is a dang classic and one of the best from Stevie, in my own personal opinion. None of us really remember the FIRST time we actually heard this song, but every time you hear it, you can't help but just be happy about life. Let me tell you something: after the week Christina and I have been having, we really need Stevie Wonder to tell us that Everything's Alright.
Why it’s been stuck in your head: I've been on a huge Stevie Wonder kick lately and this song is one that I find myself listening to more often than others.
Why you recommend it to our listeners: Stevie Wonder is a legend. If you haven't heard his music before, welcome out of your coma. If you have, please enjoy another great track from this amazing man.
-- Kelly Lee
Fandom Friday 5/27/16
It’s finally here! Take a look at the teaser trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast
May 26th, 2016
Episode 037 - “A Little Nerd Makeover”
Episode Length: 54:26
Welcome to a new and improved ALNM! In our thirty-seventh episode, we've not only overhauled our website, but we've done a complete overhaul of our episode format. Our new, shorter episodes will come at you more regularly and we look forward to hearing what you think! In this episode, we're all about the new movie Captain America: Civil War. We talk about all the things we loved and some of the things we didn't love. We discuss our thoughts on the new characters Blank Panther and Spiderman and also talk about some of the characters that really shined in the this installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We talk about cast diversity and what we hope to see in the future before getting into our Ship Moments. While Christina's is, of course, Stucky, Kelly throws way back and crowns One Tree Hill's Nathan and Haley Scott her Ship Moment for this episode as she makes her way through the series again from the beginning. Christina also names Joe and Anthony Russo our Episode MVPs after yet another stellar installment of the Captain America franchise. As always, we remind you of the outlets where you can follow us, tweet us, download our episodes, or contact us. Tune in again soon for another new episode in our new format!
This week’s featured music:
"Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake
The Artist: Demi Lovato
The Song: "Stone Cold"
The YouTube Link:
Where you heard it first: I first heard this song when she performed it on an episode of The Late Late Show With James Corden from someone's living room.
Why it’s been stuck in your head: Her voice is amazing and I love to sing along with this (badly) on my commute. It definitely doesn't make me think of a certain frozen assassin watching an unnecessary kiss in the middle of a recent movie. Nope. Not at all.
Why you recommend it to our listeners: Seriously, the song is great and I tend to love most of Demi Lovato's work. Be sure to give this one a listen.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Disney invites you to "Be Our Guest" next March when Emma Watson takes on the iconic Disney princess Belle along with an all-star cast including Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Audra McDonald as Garderobe, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Josh Gad as LeFou, Luke Evans as Gaston, and Dan Stevens as The Beast.
Take a look at the first teaser trailer that premiered this morning on Good Morning, America and try not to squeal with joy like I did.
Fandom Friday 5/20/16
Let’s go back to: That Thing You Do!
In 1996, a movie written, directed, and co-starring the legendary Tom Hanks was released. Set in the summer of 1964, it told the story of the rise and fall of a band from Erie, Pennsylvania that rode the wave of their one-hit-wonder "That Thing You Do!" The story follows drummer Guy Patterson (Tom Everett Scott) as he is asked by his friend Jimmy Mattingly (Jonathon Schaech) and Lenny Haise (Steve Zahn) to join their band The Oneders (which they say is pronounced like "wonders"). After winning a local talent show, they soon find themselves on a wave to stardom and bring along Jimmy's girlfriend Faye (Liv Tyler) when they are asked by Mr. White (Tom Hanks) to join popular record label Play-Tone on a Midwestern tour. The movie also stars Giovanni Ribisi, Ethan Embry, Rita Wilson, Charlize Theron, and Colin Hanks.
Why it means something to you or to our podcast: I remember watching this movie with Christina in her dorm room in college and trying to school her in the importance and greatness of this movie. This has always been one of my favorite movies and the fact that it revolves around great music of the 1960's makes it that much better. In a strange coincidence, when my sister met her now-husband, she told me he was from Erie, Pennsylvania and I immediately said "That's where That Thing You Do! takes place!"
Where can you find it now? Though it is not available on any streaming service, you can rent this amazing movie on Amazon or Netflix and I highly recommend you do!
-- Kelly Lee
The Artist: American Authors
The Song: "What We Live For"
Where you heard it first: As some of you may know, my new favorite music obsession is American Authors. After their breakout hit "Best Day of My Life", I downloaded their first album and was not disappointed. Almost two years later, the boys of Authors are back with another album. They premiered their first single "Pride" on Ellen and the album What We Live For was set to be released May 13th. For some reason, the album has now been pushed back to July, but in order to not disappoint their fans, the band released three more songs off the 12-track album including this title track. When it showed up on my iTunes, I couldn't have been more excited to dive into some new music from this awesome band.
Why it’s been stuck in your head: New music from a favorite band always becomes an earworm to you, doesn't it? This song is no different for me. I haven't been able to stop listening to it since it was released.
Why you recommend it to our listeners: If you were a fan of their first hit, you won't be disappointed by the sound that American Authors has produced for their second album. They are still living up to their catchy songs and fun lyrics.. If you don't believe me, just try not singing along when you watch the video below.
-- Kelly Lee
The Artist: Justin Timberlake
The Song: "Can't Stop The Feeling"
The YouTube Link:
Where you heard it first: I first heard it heading home from the theater after Captain America: Civil War. Needless to say, turning on the radio to a brand new track from Justin Timberlake track caused a minor freakout.
Why it’s been stuck in your head: It's catchy, happy, and has an easy hook. You won't want to stop dancing and singing along. All classic Timberlake traits.
Why you recommend it to our listeners: Did we mention it's a new Justin Timberlake song?