9 Pop Music Easter Eggs That’ll Definitely Blow Your Mind
We all search for deeper meaning in a song from time to time, (I mean, just who IS the Biebs singing about when he says “my momma don’t like you,” anyway?), but some tunes take that search to a whole new level with hidden little Easter eggs to be found right there in plain sight — er, sound. While we can’t say we’re all that shocked — musicians are a deep breed, after all (maybe that’s why music makes you smarter!) — we can say that it’s a whole lot of fun to discover them. Whether it’s a secret song found only after accidentally letting that CD play just a few minutes too long or a more intricate gem, like a note too high for human ears to even pick up, you’re bound to be surprised by at least one of these musical gems. Read on to see which artists have been expanding your melodic horizons on the dl.
1. The Beatles: You’re unlikely to find a human soul that can’t dig on at least ONE Fab Four hit, but we had no idea that their fan club extended beyond our own species — the band’s 1967 release, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” came complete with a high-frequency groove on the second side of the album that was only audible to dogs. Say whaaa? (Photo via John Pratt/ Getty)
2. Alanis Morissette: Just about every ‘90s girl with a pulse is all too familiar with Alanis’s smash debut, “Jagged Little Pill,” but only those lucky enough to let the CD play on loop are familiar with the album’s secret track, “Your House (A Cappella)” in which Alanis sings woefully about finding out about a lover’s affair — a prelude to “You Oughta’ Know,” perhaps? (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty)
3. Green Day: Alanis wasn’t the only artist hiding secret songs back in the ‘90s — Green Day also snuck an eyebrow-raising hidden track onto the end of its Dookie LP, titled “All By Myself,” singing the praises of, uh, alone time. Moving right along, then! (Photo via Steven Lawton/Getty)
4. Pink Floyd: While you’ve probably heard that playing Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” in synchronization with The Wizard of Oz will yield some pretty mind-blowing results, you may not be aware that playing “The Wall” on loop will result in a complete spoken sentence: The opening track features a voice that says “We came in,” while the end of the last track features the same voice saying “Isn’t this where.” Put them both together and you get “Isn’t this where we came in?” Creeeeppyyyy. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty)
5. Rush: Rush’s “YYZ” track begins with a series of bells, but that’s no random sequence you’re hearing — turns out that those bells are actually playing the song’s title (which is the airport code for Toronto, just FYI) out in morse code. Huh! (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
6. Huey Lewis: In a clever nod to Back to the Future, those who listen closely enough to “Back in Time” can hear Huey (or some other Doc fan, no doubt) whisper a word of encouragement to the movie’s protagonist as they say “Get back, Marty.” Whoa. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty)
7. Korn: Korn’s “Am I Going Crazy” can actually be played both forward and backward — hence the strange background noises you hear when playing it normally. Fitting for such a title, no? (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty)
8. Jack White: Jack White’s Lazaretto vinyl release is chock-full of Easter eggs for those that care to find them: It has not one, but two hidden tracks, a dual-groove element that allows you to choose an electric or acoustic intro on “Just One Drink,” multiple mixes and speeds, as well as an option to play side A from the outside in. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty)
9. Weird Al: Leave it to Weird Al to make a joke out of his Easter egg: His song “I Remember Larry” holds a secret message that, if played backwards, says “Wow, you must have an awful lot of time on your hands.” (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty)
Have you found any Easter eggs in your own music? Let us know over at @BritandCo!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)