Ruby is a gemstone, a colour and a name. Rock is an object, a verb and finally a music genre. If minerals can be on your finger, why can’t they be on your Spotify playlist? Just like your precious jewellery collection, here’s a small compilation of gems for every mood.
The Killers – Bones (2006)
The music video was directed by the notorious Tim Burton, bringing shivers to the spine.
Stevie Wonder – Pearl (1969)
Taken from the heart-pouring album My Cherie Amour, this song is about “the sweetest girl in the world”.
Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone (1965)
This song put Bob Dylan on the map at #2 on the US Billboards with its infamous drumbeat.
SBTRKT – Wildfire (2011)
Feel like living on the edge in the 21st century? SBTRKT will help you get your adrenaline levels up.
Kaiser Chefs – Ruby (2007)
Since its release, it has had a huge impact on popular culture in advertising, television and video games.
Marilyn Monroe – Diamond’s a Girl’s Best Friend (1953)
Originally by Carol Channing, the song became iconic of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in which Marilyn Monroe gave us a glamorous and extravagant performance.
Queen – We Will Rock You (1977)
An original by the originals. The energy in this piece, makes it the perfect anthem at any stadium.
Kendrick Lamar – Element (2017)
The controversial track visually packs a punch as it juxtaposes violence and peace.
Dream Lake – Crystals (2017)
What’s even more exciting than Winter Wonderland? A galactic adventure on a strange new planet.
Keane – Crystal Ball (2006)
Ever feel like everything’s falling apart and nothing makes sense? Keane has channelled this in the song.
Spandau Ballet – Gold (1983)
This classic gem concludes the playlist with the most uplifting chorus that still resonates in the 21st century soul.