Saturday, September 19, 2015


Today is Tegan and Sara Quin's 35th birthday. They are one of the most well-known bands in Canada since they debuted onto the scene in 1995. However , they are now seeing mass popularity in these last few years thanks to the hit song "Everything is Awesome" they did with The Lonely Island for The Lego Movie.

In honor of today, I am going to point out 5 songs of theirs that everyone should listen to and will make them instantly become a fan of theirs. The songs span their long career as they are even now working on a new album to be released sometime in 2016! So without any further ado, let's start with one from just a few years back.

Hell (2009)- A song that I sing along to with all the time, this was thought of by Tegan when she read a article about their old neighborhood. I love how the song goes straight into it, now waiting for it to build up as it goes from 0 to 60 in a second. It is one of the more rock out songs and it is a great song to get you pumped up for the day.

Alligator (2010)- It's strange that a song about getting over someone is oddly a very upbeat and energetic song of theirs. One of Tegan and Sara's most catchiest songs, Alligator is a favorite of mine for many reasons. Some are as follows : Hypnotic lyrics such as "Over You, Over You.", Tegan and Sara's sweet dance moves in the music video and many more are reasons I include this song on this list.

Call It Off (2007)-  Call It Off is one of Tegan and Sara's shorter songs but it is still also one of their best. One of Tegan's favorite songs, it is a song for everyone who's had a love but never got to see if it would have worked out. Some of the best lyrics of any song of theirs, this is also one of their most emotional and heartfelt ones. And all of that in just 2 minutes and change.

I Know I Know I Know (2004) - One of Tegan and Sara most "pop" sounding songs, it shows the band ability to branch out into different forms. The song itself was written by Tegan as a reminder to that being good to one another in a relationship and in general are important. A very unknown songs to all except the most hardcore of T&S fans, you will enjoy the this song especially on repeat listening .

I Was A Fool (2013) - Inspired by Rihanna "Umbrella" and "Unfaithful", Tegan and Sara wrote what very could well be one of the best break-up songs of the last few years. A favorite of theirs to play live, Fool is also one of their most watched songs on YouTube with Mae Whitman starring in the music video. A terrific song that you can't help but sing to, this could also be my favorite song of the band's as it is heavy charged with emotion but so softly song with a unbelievably good bridge.

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