Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Best Running Song for April - Grouplove - Tongue Tied

For this month's Best Running Song we've got a band that has a backstory almost better than the music they make!

So Grouplove. OK, let me, there is too much. Let me sum up: two New Yorkers meet and become fast friends, one gets an art residency in Greece and invites the other, in Crete they meet a Londoner who writes songs and plays guitar, then also in Greece meet a pro surfer and musician from Los Angeles, plus his friend, who happens to play drums. They rock out a bit, enjoy each others company, then go their separate ways when they all leave Greece. Realizing they actually had something special, everyone pools money together to get the New Yorkers and Londoner all to L.A. There they record their first album under the name Grouplove. And the rest is history...well, recent history, but still.

And their first song to hit it big, thanks to Apple, is Tongue Tied. Just an incredible, bouncy, fun to run to song.

And they have another great running song, called Colours. There's also an official version of that video, though I like the homemade one better because it gets right to the song!

Rock that run!

Past Best Running Songs:
March: Foxy Shazam / "I Like It"
February: Foster the People / "Don't Stop"
January: Hot Hot Heat / "Bandages"
December: Camp Lo / "Luchini aka This Is It"
November: Wolfmother / "Joker and the Thief"
October: Phoenix / "1901"
September: Matt and Kim / "Daylight"
August: Collie Buddz / "Holiday"
July: Pretenders / "Tattooed Love Boys"
June: The Wombats / "Moving to New York"
May: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros / "40 Day Dream"
April: Foxy Shazam / "Unstoppable"
March: Pharrell / "Fun Fun Fun"
February: Puff Daddy / "Come With Me"
January: We Are Scientists / "The Great Escape"
December: Cee Lo Green / "F**k You"
November: Tokyo Police Club / "Breakneck Speed"
October: Two Door Cinema Club / "Something Good Can Work"
September: Stone Temple Pilots / "Cinnamon"
August: Louis XIV / "Guilt by Association"
July: Devo / "Fresh"
June: Saliva / "Your Disease"
May: Metric / "Gold Guns Girls"
April: OK Go / "This Too Shall Pass"
March: The Hours / "Ali In The Jungle"
February: Los Fabulosos Cadillacs / "El Matador"
January: White Rabbits / "Percussion Gun"
December: Deftones / "Knife Prty"
November: The Kooks / "Always Where I Need To Be"
October: At the Drive In / "One Armed Scissor"
September: Silversun Pickups / "Lazy Eye"
August: Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros / "Johnny Appleseed"
July: Deathray / "I Wanna Lose Control (Uh Oh)"
June: Raconteurs / "Salute Your Solution"
May: Tea Party / "Save Me"
April: Bloc Party / "Like Eating Glass"
Ever: The English Beat / "I Confess"


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