YANN TIERSEN | Guilty
SUFJAN STEVENS | Futile Devices
THE XX | Fantasy
SHE & HIM | Don’t Look Back
ELVIS PRESLEY | Blue Moon
AIR | High School Lover
APHEX TWIN | Avril 14th
JACK JOHNSON | Banana Pancakes
THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH | Little River
NANCY ADAMS | Love
YANN TIERSEN | La Valse Des Vieux Os
THE BEATLES | I’m So Tired
JOHNNY MATHIS | Tenderly
THE SHINS | Sleeping Lessons
NOAH AND THE WHALE | 5 Years Time
I’ve written on how to take a bath like you’re in a film, but I didn’t include the tunes that go along with having a peaceful time while taking a bath. Bath time is pretty special time, and ever since the first time I heard Alana Dafonseca croon “Don’t Cry Baby” in the movie Aquamarine, while the titular mermaid eats ice cream and tries to get over her one true love, Raymond, I knew it in my heart that you’re meant to have music in the background to help you ease in to the magic wonders of a bath.
Of course, when I think of a bath, many different “moods” come to mind. If this were a movie, is this scene in the movie because the character is sad, or is this a happy scene, or is this an indie movie where an obligatory washed-out clip of someone in a bath is needed, or what? Whichever the case, different music is used for each of these different scenes. I tried to capture that in this hodgepodge of music.
Sticking to the “Don’t Cry Baby” theme, I added ballads and vocal-ranges-that-make-your-home-made-music-videos-cry-in-a-corner-type songs, along with happy music that would fit for a bath in the morning, along with more sadder music, which would be perfect for staring at the bath faucet with wide, dead eyes, like a tarantula just walked up the drain and bit you in your derrière.
On my bath to-do list is to find out what those cool orange slices things Anne Hathaway put in her bath in Bride Wars. That seems like a soothing bath.
EDIT: My bad, it was LEMON SLICES.