Friday, September 24, 2010

song meme: day 14

Day 14 - A song that no one would expect you to love

this is a tough one. most of the songs that are so unlike the other stuff i listen to that no one would expect me to like them, i've publicly expressed my love for them enough that people have figured out that i love them.

like...pretty much anything by Kelly Clarkson. Kelly Clarkson is awesome, and anyone who says otherwise is just plain wrong.

or Meat Loaf. i've professed my undying love for all songs Meat Loaf on many, many occasions. in fact, i think i'll do it again right now. did i ever mention Meat Loaf is awesome? because yes. Meat Loaf is awesome.

the least-expected stuff in my playlist, by a long shot, is the smattering of Christian Rock that inevitably pops up in it. it's weird...when i listen to internet radio that i can control (a la Pandora or Launchcast), there are always a few bands that pop up, and i was shocked to find out that some of them i really, really liked...even though i'm not Christian. as long as the lyrics are not trying to shove something down my throat, it's really easy to just kick back and rock out if i liked the sound of it. thinking i couldn't do that for religiously motivated music had been a misconception i had previously held.

in that vein, i'm going with "Analogue" by Spirit Creek for this one. i first heard it years ago, probably around 2003 or 2004, when it started popping up on the best radio station on the entire intertubes. i had no inkling that it was a Christian song, or a religious song at all...the lyrics could just as well be applied to any kind of self-discovery, i feel. finding out that they were a Christian band is what made me face and change that idea that there was no way i could listen to Christian music at all...because some of it was just too darn good to reject for such a stupid reason.

there's no youtube video for it, but there is a download link on the radio.wazee website, or you can stream it from their band page on radio.wazee.

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