Sunday, July 14, 2013

Tired of Songs of Love, Loss and Longing

The love-song genre has been done to death. Squared. I am beyond bored by them in pop music. I like songs that have some more original subject. A few random samples:
  • Saturday Night Special, by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Downeaster Alexa, by Bill Joel
  • I Don't Like Monday, by Boomtown Rats
  • Tale of the Edmund Fitzgerald, by Gordon Lightfoot
  • Space Oddity (aka, Major Tom), by David Bowie
  • My Name is Luca, by Suzanne Vega

Often the songs that like thematically this way would be classified as ballads, I suppose. Though I think only two of the above would meet that definition.

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