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30 day song challenge part three

12/6/12 by RichardBatchelor

30 day song challenge part three

Ok, heres a blog we can all get involved with, contribute to, and most importantly help each other find awesome new music. Here are the days 9 through to 16:

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 17. Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY

I find 9/10 radio stations unlistenable, the inane babble, the endless commercials, promising variety but delivering essentially the same list of songs every day depending on radio genre. I really liked this song when it came out but then every radio station began playing it on the hour, every hour, and that for me took away something from it. Still a great song, but spoilt a bit.

Day 18. Animals As Leaders - Soraya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km6F5_6JBuc

Wouldn't this be wonderful? a song breaking the mould of the 3 and half minute standard song structure, 4/4 time signature, 120 bpm, squeaky clean formula. 20 minutes before writing this I heard Sex On Fire By The Kings Of Leon, with the word Sex edited out, WTF! are radio stations really this clean now? Come on, we all know what the word is. Would be wonderful to take the radio rules and break them all. It'll never happen on a big time radio station though, love this band, and have a particular love for instrumental music as you may have guessed.

Day 19. The Beach Boys - I Know Theres An Answer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVIlp5_w4f8

Breaking the rules a bit here with two entries by the Beach Boys, but Pet Sounds is simply my favourite album and won't ever be beaten. Theres not really much else I can say, A masterpiece throughout, this is what perfection sounds like.

Day 20. The Black Mages - Those Who Fight Further

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzFh9GuE0rA

Another Instrumental entry, this is pretty much a music dream for me. Final Fantasy music, done in metal. This has quite a few listens on my itunes, maybe a few more than it should do lol.

Day 21. The Shins - No Way Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J34xwZq0qg

From their new album, one of my favourite bands, I love James Mercers ambiguity filled lyrics and had a big smile on my face when I heard this in the latest Spiderman, hopefully they'll start getting the recognition all great bands deserve.

Day 22. John Mayer - Heart Of Life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS8NvoMudy8

Despite acting like a bit of a plank sometimes, theres no denying John Mayer's talent as a musician and a songwriter, the way of weaving a clever lyric without being too sentimental and the tone of guitar in the outro of this is just sublime. Definitely back to his best with his last album.

Day 23. Randy Newman - Feels Like Home

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bcPgotwOaA

Getting a bit ahead of myself here I think the bride might be the one deciding the song, but as far as love songs go this is a very special one. He's like marmite, people love him others hate him, many have done parodies of him. The guy will always be a genius to me. Incomparable.

Stay tuned for the fourth and final part, and comment below with your selection and lets get this shared around.

I'm Richard and you're awesome for reading this.


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