In the spirit of giving, this week’s playlist is a mish-mash of live performances from television and other arenas, all to help put an extra spring in your day. Make the jump to see what I chose this week. Bring earplugs.
“Drôle de vie” – Jenifer, Alizée, Lorie and Chimene Badi: In this performance from TF1′s Amimicalement, the four French pop songstresses perform this cover by Eli & Lila, whose lyrics describe how funny life can be.
“Get Back in Line” – Motörhead: Another live one, this time featuring Lemmy & Co. on Conan from earlier this year performing their first single off their latest opus, The World is Yours. A fitting anthem for our times.
“Danger! High Voltage!” – Electric Six: This one’s not just live but a live wire, as Detroit’s Electric Six deliver a “high-wattage” performance of their biggest hit during an episode of Jools Holland from 2003.
“Can’t Get You Out of My Head” – Kylie Minogue: Seems I’m not the only who loves mashups; Kylie performed her signature song on tour in 2002 having infused it with New Order’s “Blue Monday,” a trick Rihanna would use a few years later with the Manchester quartet laughing all the way to the bank.
“Hung Up” – Madonna: Finally, Madonna goes metal during this 2009 performance of the song during her Sticky & Sweet Tour, including a breakdown in the form of “A New Level” from Pantera’s 1992 masterpiece, Vulgar Display of Power.