“A song. Actually, not just “a song”. THE SONG.”
As with so many of the others, this prompt just annoys me. What? You want me to pick just ONE song? Of all songs that have ever been written? Pff.
When I started the list, over a year ago, I put this song at this number:
But I guess it could also be this one:
Basically, I refuse. Let’s call this “by one of your favorite bands (#4)” instead.
And with that, it’s time to say goodbye to this music challenge. Thank you, you were a great safety blanket this past year, and I don’t really know what to do without you.
A song “by one of your favorite bands (#3)”.
The reason I love Annika Norlin? Lyrics like these, they just crack me up:
And I know love will leave you all crooked
And I know he’ll start sleeping around
Or start listening to symphony rock
Or throw out the key and change the lock
Also, when googling for videos of this song, see how many covers there are? Almost all by women? Representation matters.
A song “by one of your favorite bands (#2)”. At this point I’m not really listening to much rock at all, and that used to be my main interest in music. But I can listen to these guys any day – The Hives:
I actually wanted this song but I guess they don’t like to play it live, cause I can only find really old videos of it:
A song “by one of your favorite bands (#1)”. I mean… OK. Since it’s impossible to say “this band is the best” I assume the numbering is just there to show that it’s a recurring prompt.
These guys again! My friend L put Icelandairwaves on hold for this year – mainly because she’s waiting for them to release new material… 😦
A song “you’ve seen performed live”.
Two of the first shows that really blew me away was when going to Umeå Open in 2005. First I saw Le Tigre and was all “omg!!!!” (and bought a t-shirt that I sadly had to throw away this year 😦 ). Then I saw The (International) Noise Conspiracy, and was equally impressed. (And obviously that’s what I told their singer when I saw him in a train in Sweden. My only celebrity sighting ever, and then most people didn’t even know who it was… He was in Refused damnit!)
A song “currently stuck in your head”. Well.
I started preparing this list when Lisa introduced me to this challenge, and at that point it was this song (just.. don’t watch this. just listen. they look ridiculous and the band name makes me cringe):
Right now I don’t have a song that i’m obsessed with, but I do like this one. It’s in Swedish and way too optimistic and upbeat for me, but what can I do?
“Och vi ska också glömmas bort, och aldrig talas om igen”
This challenge is coming towards its end and I will actually miss it! It’s been rather handy to have this as a back up when I can’t think of things or am too busy to prepare posts.
A song “from a really obscure band”. As always, we could have a discussion here about what makes something count as obscure, but whatever.
How about this little gem from 1978? 999 Me and my desire:
A song “with an acoustic version better than the original”. Well. Not sure if they mean the cover has to be by the same artist, or if it can be an acoustic cover?
I choose the latter. And since Lisa’s been talking about this guy until I listened to him (and now love it!), it’s time for Dustin Kensrue. Bonus points for actually being amusing while chatting. (Minus points to the people laughing at the choice of song.)
A song “cover better than the original”. So many choices!! I listen quite a bit to covers. There’s just something about another artist interpreting a song and giving it a different meaning that appeals to me.
That being said… I picked a punkish cover of an r’n’b song. So not so much feelings, but it has ukulele in it! It’s Me First & The Gimme Gimmes I Believe I Can Fly:
Also performed live here, but they’re talking and stuff before, so skip to 2:45:
A song “without words”. Meh, I rarely listen to non-classical instrumental songs, so this was a bit of a search to find. This is what I ended up with – The Hives A stroll through hive manor corridors: