100 Best Songs of the 2010s – #95: “My Type” by Saint Motel

The song at #95 on my list of 100 Best Songs of the 2010s is “My Type” by Los Angeles-based Saint Motel. I loved this song the moment it first hit my eardrums back in late 2014, and it turned me into a big fan of the band. Their rousing, sophisticated sound is a nod to the brassy exuberance of the Big Band era, but delivered with a fresh, contemporary indie pop approach. “My Type” is a deliriously catchy song with a powerful driving dance beat and an exuberant horn-driven hook that make for a joyful and fun listen. It also has one of the best tongue-in-cheek lyrics ever: “You’re know you’re just my type. Oh, you’ve got a pulse and you are breathing.”

Band front man A.J. Jackson, who has a terrific singing voice, produced and directed the stylish video for the track, which was filmed in a cool Mid-Century Modern house in L.A.

7 thoughts on “100 Best Songs of the 2010s – #95: “My Type” by Saint Motel

  1. hanspostcard

    When I first came across your blog I thought -from the music you posted on that you were probably some 30 year old hipster type fella into the music of the 21st century. I was shocked when I found out you were a few decades older. I don’t know many people above say 45 who has kept up with the music of this era- or actually like it- like you do. That is impressive. As far as this song goes- I’d give it an OK- the video I liked better than the song.

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    1. Ha ha, yes, I’ve certainly got the musical tastes of a much younger person, though I also love classical music and all the great songs of the 60s and 70s.

      I don’t know why “My Type” struck me so strongly, but I just love it’s exuberant vibe.

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