Song of the month, February 2016

This month’s song is also by Bleachers.  Will I end up buying this album song by song?  Time will tell.

I read somewhere that this album is inspired by 80s movies and this song really captures the feeling of some of those movies, like the ones John Hughes made.

I’ve just watched the video for the first time.  It was very 80-esque.  I found myself amused at the very WASP-y, classic ice queen beauty playing the object of Jack Antonoff’s affection.  Mostly because in real life he’s with incredibly normal looking Lena Dunham.  Anyway, I think the twist at the end is the “rollercoaster” part.  Also, I think you could do some sort of physics assignment to figure out how fast the van was going when they were playing on top of it.

Also in the running: Adele’s “When We Were Young”, which I like much more than “Hello”, but don’t hear as often. I’m buying that song too. I think I first heard this on regular reader Kathleen’s blog.

Of note:  for most of this month, the song on endless repeat in my head was Vance Joy’s “Riptide.”  I have no idea why as it has been out for a long time.  I don’t like or dislike that song, but I really didn’t need to be on endless loop in my head.

4 thoughts on “Song of the month, February 2016”

  1. I already own “Rollercoaster”! I’m not a big fan of Adele. It’s not like I think she sucks (she so obviously doesn’t) or that I think her music is bad. It’s simply not to my taste. That “Riptide” song is all over the radio here right now. That’s diminished my enjoyment of the song greatly.

    1. I would understand if Riptide had come out five years ago and we hadn’t heard it for a long time and were rediscovering it. But google tells me it was released in 2014. Ah. Here’s the problem. Wikipedia tells me it’s the longest-charting song in Billboard History. As of January 2016 it had been on the Top 100 for 120 weeks.

      Stop buying the song already, people! Stop it!

      I do have a nice train memory of a high school girl singing that song on the Yellow Line. She sounded great, which was good because I could tell she thought she sounded great. I bet that girl is at least a sophomore in college right now. That’s how long I’ve been hearing that song. In fact, in the 15 minutes of radio flipping on the way to-from the grocery store this morning I came across it twice. Grrr.

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