Friday, 31 October 2008

Tuneful Tuesday, On A Friday! :: Songs Which Have An Immediate Impact

You know that sensation when you hear a song for the first time and it gives you such a thrill that you can already envisage a time in the future when you're excited, maybe you're getting ready to go meet a special someone and you know for sure that this is it, this is the evening on which the rest of your life will hinge, this is the night you'll be enthusing about into your dotage, and this song is your soundtrack as you bounce around the house in your fluffiest towel, singing your heart out, dancing like a drugged raccoon and laughing like Lucifer, your boundless optimism pumped to bursting... and as the song comes to an end, your towel falls to the floor and you cheer, because you really have no idea that life will never be this good again. Yeah?

Well, I just found this song chez Boz. I like it. A lot. Video's not bad either...




Three Other Songs That Had Me At Hello

1. Solid Gold



2. That’s Not My Name




3. No Rain

As a brief aside, I can’t believe I’ve loved that song for so long but never seen the video till now. It made we weep.



I would like to have included Hey Ya too, but embedding of the YouTube video is disabled, so I didn’t, as a protest. (Interestingly, this version of the song has a single word removed for fear of causing offence or corrupting minors. It’s strange because it’s an ordinary word, and not remotely obscene. A word even Jesus used. Can you guess what it is?)

Thanks, Boz!

So.

Which songs had you at hello?

Aww, go on.



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16 comments:

Kirses said...

Superstylin' - Groove Armada

Higher State of Conciousness - Josh Wink

Kirses said...

the missing word is 'come'

Roszs Bif said...

The song that made me buy an electric guitar and gave me funny feelings about girls for the first time... still brilliant too.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=mwNfiB4zBQo

La Bête said...

Yes, Kirses! 'Come'! Isn't that insane? It's not even necessarily rude! It could mean, 'I just want to make you come to church' for God's sake.

Did you learn to play the electric guitar, Bif? And have you really stopped blogging?

Roszs Bif said...

Oh yeah, I keep meaning to start again... rubbish! And yes I did! RAWWWWWWK.

thetombstone said...

Hold On by Tom Waits.

Anonymous said...

Hello? by LRichie!! :) that track had me at hello..

Rhodri said...

This happened to me yesterday.

Max Tundra - Number Our Days.

Roszs Bif said...

One of my friends is in the video for Wild Beasts first single, Assembly. Really bad video but ace song - youtube it!

mumbo said...

I think you might like this band, if you don't already. Plug yourself in, make it loud and wait a while for it to build, like all their tracks.

Really brilliant live too.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QDq8Krv6irE

mumbo said...

And this one, same chaps:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=xTFOfDwywPM

emordino said...

Elbow - Grace Under Pressure. At a very particular time. At other times it has been The Smashing Pumpkins - Perfect and... various others.

daisyfae said...

Cake - Love you madly.

the song. but i love cake, too...

Anastasia said...

Starfuckers Incorporated by Nine Inch Nails.

Andy said...

"Tropical Hot Dog Night" by Captain Beefheart

Richard Cheese's cover of NIN's "Closer"

"Sometimes (Lester Piggott)" by James

Mina McKay said...

Viva La Vida - Coldplay! :D
Til Kingdom Come - Coldplay

Pretty much anything by James Blunt >>; Dont make fun of me. :p