(It seems like every time I think I'll be absent from LJ, I start posting even more. ?!)
I’m still working on playlists, and I have a new question:
Which songs blew you away the first time you heard them?
There are lots of songs I love … but that I didn’t love immediately.
But some songs win me over instantly, for various reasons – passion, novelty, humor, some indefinable something.
Here are a few examples:
“Why”, by Annie Lennox. I first heard this song when she sang it live on “Saturday Night Live,” and that kind of raw, angry emotion, coming from a woman was still a little shocking.
“Creep,” by Radiohead. Oh the self-loathing! Oh the falsetto wailing! Oh Thom Yorke!
“Bring Me to Life,” by Evanescence. When I first heard this on the radio, I actually called the station to ask who the artist was.
“Breathe,” by Sia. Slurry singing backed by inexorable beats – just something seductive about it.
“Hot in Herre,” by Nelly. So funny! Plus, bonus: you can dance to it. I just love, “Girl, I think my butt gettin’ big!”
Okay, I could do this for hours, but I’ve got to get back to work.
Do me a solid and share songs that rocked your world from the very first.