Song of the Day #4,174: ‘Not Alone’ – Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles wrote this song, from her 2010 album Kaleidoscope Heart, to herself after she moved into a new house on her own.

About halfway through, the track samples a BBC interview with Alfred Hitchcock. Bareilles included the clip because she felt it fit with the “sinister” air of the song.

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Song of the Day #3,719: ‘Say You’re Sorry’ – Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles is so good I feel a little guilty for not listening to her more.

The truth is I hear her songs quite a bit, especially tracks from her 2007 debut Little Voice, because my daughter plays the hell out of them on long drives. But Bareilles’ second album, 2010’s Kaleidoscope Heart, is very good as well and I never play that one. And I’m ashamed to say I didn’t even know she had a third album, 2013’s The Blessed Unrest, which was nominated for an Album of the Year Grammy (it lost to Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories).

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Song of the Day #1,268: ‘Uncharted’ – Sara Bareilles

Top Ten Songs of 2011 – #10

If I had to pick one word to describe singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, it would be ‘endearing.’

She has an endearing personality, as she demonstrated in her adorable stint as a judge on The Sing-Off.

She makes endearing videos, such as the one for today’s SOTD, in which she hides herself until the last few frames and instead depicts gleeful lip-synching by Ben Folds, Adam Levine, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and others.

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