8.01.2011

Music Challenge, Day 17: A Song That You Hear Often on the Radio

Haven't you noticed that Adele is EVERYWHERE this year?

The reason is obvious to me: she is a shining example of the way music used to be. A time when Ella Fitzgerald was singing in smokey bars, Lena Horne was lighting up the screen and Billie Holiday was bringing. it. home.

I don't pretend to know terribly much about the big band era, but I do know good music when I hear it.

Flash forward to the new millennium, and you'll find that most of our famous singers cannot actually sing. In a robotic shift the world seems to be adopting, auto tuners have infiltrated the air waves. It's disgusting to me that we've gotten to this point.

And then came Adele.

It's no wonder her second album shot straight to number one, and all of her shows are sold out. People are craving real music.

So here's to a song that is a bit overplayed, but oh-so-appreciated:




The Challenge so far:

day 08 - a song that you know all the words to

9 comments:

  1. The iTunes festival live version of this song is amazeballs. I need to see her live!

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  2. heh heh, amazeballs. heh heh heh.

    WE ARE GOING TO SEE HER LIVE, RY. POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS!!!!

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  3. And yet, I've never heard this song. :) But I do remember really liking the first one. Guess I haven't quite absorbed that one yet. Wahaha.

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  4. Well I figure you don't listen to the radio.

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  5. I really love Adele and everything she is. Hometown Glory is one of my all time favourite songs!

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  6. YES. Love that song so much!! You must love it because it is about England!

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  7. She's pristine. Her voice is mesmerizing. Isn't there a war between her and Gaga for the airwaves, or am I 2 or 3 years behind?

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  8. Yeah, I guess there's somewhat of a war there. But I think she blows Gaga out of the freakin' water.

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