I’m talking, of course, about songs. What did you think I meant?
It’s been a while since I’ve posted some music, so I thought I’d share my favorite songs that are a bit long-winded. I went with songs over five minutes, which really isn’t even that long. This is by no means an all inclusive list since I’m not about to do research for this.
Many of these, if not all, have that quality I have decided to call, “You-Think-It’s Over-But-It’s-Not Syndrome.” Very creative, don’t you think? What I also love is how some of these songs have sections, like you could split them into parts and almost make different songs out of one. Awesome.
From shortest to longest, here we go:
“Yellow Ledbetter” Pearl Jam
This one barely makes the cut time-wise, but I love it too much to care. I didn’t get into Pearl Jam until my local radio station started playing them, like constantly. I have no idea what he’s saying, and I don’t think the lyrics in the video are accurate, but again, I love it too much to care.
I mentioned once or twice or more that I don’t like pop music too much these days. This video showed up as a recommendation on YouTube, and I couldn’t agree more with what Corey Taylor has to say.
*FYI: Corey is a fan of the f bomb.
Yes, yes, yes. Amen. 🙂
Part Five already?! Wow. What’s the point of this again? I have no idea.
When I started this blog, I figured I would only talk about writing. Lately, I’ve been focusing on music. But it’s my blog and I can do whatever I want. 😛
I have compiled a list of what I believe to be acoustic tracks that are superior to, or just as awesome as, their original versions. Here we go.
1) “Chandelier” Sia –> Better Than Original
It’s funny how you can put a dance beat on a song and everyone assumes it’s a feel-good tune. When you strip it and listen to the lyrics, it’s an honest portrayal of someone struggling with alcohol, and it becomes a completely different song. Sia has major pipes.
I’ve chosen a music video for this week. This song never fails to do crazy empowering things to my spirits, but when I first heard it paired with the video, it was like a punch to the gut by Hulk himself.
It’s Part Four. Why am I making these? I have no idea.
I’m back for another installment of songs I’m obsessed with.
Have I mentioned how much I love music? No? Well, I do. Like a lot. I’m one of those clichés, you know those people who say, “Oh, music saved my life” or “I wouldn’t be here without ‘random band name here’.” Yeah, that’s me.
Music helped me get through a very trying time not too long ago. I’m talking about cranking music so loud I wouldn’t be able to hear my smoke alarm. Someone could’ve robbed me while I was one room away. I’m talking loud, people. Hours of loud, screw everyone and everything, music. It’s how I survived for about six months. But this isn’t about that nor do I want to talk about that.
A few posts ago, I mentioned there are some songs I have to listen to more than once in a row. What I mean is, I can’t listen to them only once. It’s impossible. Yes, I know how weird that sounds.
I wanted to share those songs with you.