It’s a simple idea, where I post songs that all have one thing in common – the letter that they begin with. Original? Not at all. Pointless? Probably.
Having said that though, every song is highly recommended and should be checked out by your good self immediately!
Am reluctant to add to the Vampire Weekend hype, but this track is pretty cool.
This track is off Little Birdy’s 2007 album Hollywood. It’s catchy and on high rotation on my Ipod as I gear up for their gig in Melbourne in two weeks time.
I didn’t know this song until I heard it on the Juno soundtrack. I’ve since discovered that it was written by David Bowie and that it came in at #253 on Rolling Stone’s 2004 list of the 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. Great vibe.
You’ve been working all your life
All weekends and overtime
While you’re trying to unwind
You can’t relate to the leisured life
Promises already gone
There’s no escape, it’s said and done
So keep your love forever young
I first heard this song when they performed it on Parkie over a year ago. I liked the simplicity of it and found the lyrics mirrored the way the world seems to view America at the moment.
All my life watching America
All my life there’s panic in America
All my life there’s trouble in America
Have saved the best for last. When I first came across this track I thought The Cranberries with Pavarotti was a pretty odd combination, like tomatoes with icecream or Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. As soon as I hit that play button though, I realised that the contrasting high notes of Dolores O’Riordan with Pavarotti’s magnificent tenor were pure magic.