Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Three for the Ride: Snow Patrol, Adele, Motorhead

Some days, I take the train to work. Other days, I drive. Either way, I listen to music on the way. I put the iPhone music player on shuffle, and off I go. Calling my collection eclectic would be an understatement. It's often an interesting mix. There are songs though, that I really wish the world could appreciate as much as I do. Songs that make me say, "Ooh, listen to THIS! Isn't it great?!"

Here's what I heard this morning:

Snow Patrol: "Chasing Cars"
This video has over 85 million views on YouTube. Chances are, you've heard it. It's been in my head for days, so I needed to hear it. Not so random, but hey... It's a beautiful song from Snow Patrol's fourth album, Eyes Open (2006). It's a long crescendo that eventually is just rapturous. "Those three words are said too much, they're not enough."

Adele: "Skyfall"
This girl has a monster voice. It's bluesy and soulful and powerful. Adele reminds me a lot of Dusty Springfield. This track is obviously the theme song from the 23rd James Bond film of the same name, Skyfall (2012). As Bond theme songs go, it's in my top four (The others being "Live and Let Die," "Casino Royale," and, of course, "Goldfinger").

Motorhead: "Ace of Spades"
I first saw this video/heard this song on BBC's The Young Ones in 1984. The song originally appears on 1980's Ace of Spades.

Until next time...

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