After hearing Vance Joy’s “Riptide” approximately 5000 more times than I needed to, I’m a bit hesitant to make this the song of the month. But I can’t resist the rising notes of the chorus and the great leap of a few notes on the word “out.” Plus, this song really cries out to be redone with a heavier horn section. I see a good pep band arrangement somewhere on its horizon.
It’s catchy as all get out, though. I’m probably going to get tired of it more quickly because of that. Matt was even singing it the other day, not really knowing the words, just putting nonsense syllables to the notes chorus.
If you aren’t tired of it already, the below is a good acoustic version, including Australian DJs graciously letting Mr. Joy have a sip of tea before he begins.