Monday, October 11, 2010

Music and Mischief

Two songs on today's countdown and actually, neither of them have many facts about them.  So, today will be a relatively short post.

#19 - Radar Love: Golden Earring - Who?  Yeah, I know the song and you probably will too once you hear the song, but I can honestly say that I have never heard of this band, even though I do like this song.  Golden Earring is another foreign band that has made their way to Rock Band 3, but they are actually Dutch rather than English as most of the other bands have been.  This song, released in 1973, made it all the way up to #13 in the US and it would not be until 1982 when they would have another hit in the US, "Twilight Zone."  Even thought it wasn't a HUGE hit, it has been sampled, covered, or used in film, television, and commercials over 250 times.  I hope they are getting some kind of cut!  As for playing it, I think it is going to be really fun based on the fast tempo it has.  Singing it should also be fun as the voice kind of reminds me of a blues type song which is something I love to sing.

#18 - Foolin' : Def Leppard - Surprisingly, they are including this 1983 song from Def Leppard instead of some of their more popular hits.  Granted, this is a fairly popular song, but there are definitely some better choices; in fact, there are even better choices on the album it came on, Pyromania.  It was still a popular song though, and it reached a respectable, #28, on the charts.  And that, my friends, is all I have for ya.  But in the end, it's Def Leppard so you know these songs will be fun to play.

In totally unrelated news, want to see how we spend our weekends?  This was a hilarious two-part video that I spliced together of us and our friends playing Wii while slightly buzzed.  Well, I was sober, but the rest, not so much.  Good, funny stuff......

And here is Part II


Mom said...

I can honestly say I haven't heard either of the two songs. Weird!

The video of Jess and company is hilarious. You guys have such fun friends.

Miss Sassy Pants said...

I love the Radar Love song but when I asked who sang it, while you were listening to it to prepare for this post, and you answered "Golden Earring" I too was, like, WHO?!?! Isn't it funny how you can hear a song over and over and really like it but have NO CLUE who sings it?!

And I LOVE Def Leppard, always have, always will. I think Foolin is a great song and am looking forward to it myself. But, I have to ask - was the drummer one armed by its release? If so, YOU should try the drum part one armed too!

I never had any idea how amusing I am while intoxicated. Thanks for being there to point it out. And I really have to come up with some better come backs than "your momma..."