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July 11, 2010

Thirty Days of Song (day 16)

Filed under: Music — Josh @ 3:31 pm

A song that you loved but now hate:

I’ve been stalling on this one out of embarrassment. In recent times any song I loved I might get a bit bored of, but turn to hate? No chance. But when I was younger there were a couple of phases where I was listening to stuff I couldn’t face now. When I was about 15 and moody, I listened to a fair bit of Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam which I hastened to give away a couple of years later. But before that, *whisper* I had quite a serious Phil Collins collection.

I would like it on record that I never loved this video. Bloody hell.

(Actually having not heard this for years, it’s not all that bad. As long as I only have to listen to it every few years. And I can stop it before it all gets a bit overwrought.)

day 01 – your favourite song: I Put A Spell On You – Nina Simone
day 02 – your least favourite song: I Believe I Can Fly – R Kelly
day 03 – a song that makes you happy: Uptown Top Ranking – Althea and Donna
day 04 – a song that makes you sad: John Wayne Gacy jr – Sufjan Stevens
day 05 – a song that reminds you of someone: Caroline No – The Beach Boys
day 06 – a song that reminds of you of somewhere: Goodnight Moon – Shivaree
day 07 – a random awesome song: Werewolf – Cat Power
day 08 – a song that you know all the words to: Razzmatazz – Pulp
day 09 – a song that you can dance to: I’m Comin’ On Back To You – Jackie Wilson
day 10 – a song that makes you fall asleep: Dying Slowly – Tindersticks
day 11 – a song from your favourite artist: Dead Flowers – Townes van Zandt
day 12 – a song from a band you hate: You Came, You Saw, You Conquered – The Ronettes
day 13 – a song that is a guilty pleasure: Mean When I’m Mad – Eddie Cochran
day 14 – a song that no one would expect you to love: Take A Bow – Rihanna
day 15 – a song that describes you: Dr Love – Bobby Sheen
day 16 – a song that you used to love but now hate: I Wish It Would Rain Down – Phil Collins
day 17 – a song that you hear often on the radio
day 18 – a song that you wish you heard on the radio
day 19 – a song from your favourite album
day 20 – a song that you listen to when you’re angry
day 21 – a song that you listen to when you’re happy
day 22 – a song that you listen to when you’re sad
day 23 – a song that you want to play at your wedding
day 24 – a song that you want to play at your funeral
day 25 – a song that makes you laugh
day 26 – a song that you can play on an instrument
day 27 – a song that you wish you could play
day 28 – a song that makes you feel guilty
day 29 – a song from your childhood
day 30 – your favourite song at this time last year

8 Comments »

  1. I distinctly remember nominating this particular number as my favourite song once as a child! I agree, listening to it now,it doesn’t sound too bad, as a song. Maybe I should do a cover version of it, omitting Eric Clapton and the gospel choir, and see if I can get it to clock in under six minutes. After all, I would quite like it to rain down right now. (It’s a bit humid here in Leeds).

    Comment by Ian — July 11, 2010 @ 8:29 pm | Reply

    • Well, it’s only over 6 minutes because of that horrible “let’s do the show right here!” bobbins at the start. I really can’t get over how awful the video is, pretty sure I’d never seen it before. It’s the faux self-deprecation that grates the most.

      If Eric Clapton did offer to play guitar on your version, would you really tell him no? Even if it would be a better song without his fret-wankery…

      Comment by Josh — July 13, 2010 @ 2:50 pm | Reply

  2. This video contains content from WMG, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.

    I feel like I dodged a bullet, and WMG was the one who jumped in front of me.

    Comment by dglh — July 13, 2010 @ 4:34 pm | Reply

    • It’s that level of customer care that has made WMG so universally beloved.

      Comment by Josh — July 13, 2010 @ 4:42 pm | Reply

  3. My Dad LOVES Eric Clapton.

    ‘Lady in Red’ *shudder*

    Comment by Tea Drinker — July 14, 2010 @ 9:41 am | Reply

    • In Eric’s defence, Lady in Red was Chris de Burgh. Are you thinking of the equally ghastly Wonderful Tonight?

      Comment by Josh — July 14, 2010 @ 10:36 am | Reply

      • Oh yes, sorry, I meant Wonderful Tonight.

        He likes Lady in Red too though.

        Comment by Tea Drinker — July 14, 2010 @ 7:34 pm | Reply

        • It just goes to show how much Wonderful Tonight is a Lady in Red song that I guessed that out of all of Clapton’s catalogue.

          When I was 13, I liked Wonderful Tonight too – in fact that might have been a better choice because I really can’t bear it now.

          Comment by Josh — July 14, 2010 @ 8:49 pm | Reply


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