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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Song of the Week: Yael Naïm’s New Soul

The Song of the Week is back – for real this time! Now that the iMac is up and running in the kitchen again, I’m back to listening to music while I cook. The plan is to share my favorite Song of the Week each Saturday. Seems like a nice weekend activity, no? 🙂

All of our computers are Macs. I love them. But it is kind of rough when your computers are cooler than you. And the Mac commercials are definitely cooler than I am. Today’s Song of the Week is from one of those commercials. Which means you’ve probably already heard it, but I still think it’s great and this is my blog so I can do what I want. Hee hee.

I was slow in discovering Yael Naïm’s song New Soul. With DVR on our cable box, I NEVER watch commercials. Nate had fun teasing me because I hadn’t heard this song when the rest of America already had it memorized. So, in case you’re like me and haven’t heard it yet, be sure to check it out. It is a happy little song.

My favorite song on Yael’s album album is called Far Far. Love it. The rest of the album is very cool, too – a mix of French, English and Hebrew (Yael is Israeli and hit it big in France) with interesting and different music.

New Soul is this week’s official Song of the Week, however. Here’s why: last night when Cate and I were making dinner, it was the first time she’d heard the song. She loved it and sang the “la la la las” like there was no tomorrow. It was SO CUTE. Plus, right after Anna was born, Nate dubbed it Anna’s song. This song will always do my heart good.

Quick note: I’ve improved my links in the Song of the Week posts. If you click on the names of the songs/artists it will take to you to the Amazon MP3 download, where you can preview and purchase the songs easily. Amazon MP3s are DRM-free, which means once you buy the song it doesn’t track how many computers you have it on. Very cool. Plus a lot of them are less expensive than iTunes. Double cool.


  1. 1

    I love this song Jane : ) -Sara

  2. 2

    We’re Mac folks too! And I’ve been loving this new (to me) artist and this song.

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    petit elefant

    Thanks for the fab tunes. They’re great for blogging as well. And P.S. I tried both your funeral potatoes and the Real Simple Lasagna and the kids went bonkers for them. Keep it coming!

  4. 4

    I’ve been on an involuntary new music fast, so this was perfect!


  5. 5

    I just downloaded this song a couple of days ago. I absolutely love it. I’m glad you posted, though, because I wanted to get more of her songs.

  6. 6

    This has quickly become my new favorite song. It makes me so happy to listen to it!

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    Jessica Hansen

    I love this song and I love the video and I love the commercial and I WANT THAT LAPTOP! AMybe MAc will do a giveaway on your site if you ask them!?!? Anybody know anyone at Apple who can pull some strings for Jane?

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    Matt and Kelly Woodland

    Ummm…I am IN LOVE!! Thank you for something fresh and new, Jane! And don’t feel too uncool because with the advent of DVR I literally don’t think I have seen a commercial in the past TWO YEARS or so :o)
    I call us lucky!

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    Have you seen Yael Naim’s video of “New Soul?” I thought it was kind of cool:

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