Thursday, 24 October 2013

Where Is My Mind? - 1, 2, 3, 4...

S Club 7. Then there were 6. See, I can even count backwards.

...Tell Me That You Love Me More
by Jo Michelmore

I heard that song this week. That song that gets stuck in my head for days after every time I hear it.

I sang along and then, as usual, sang it for numerous days. Then I realised I never count to four without singing that song. Then I started thinking about numbers. They've never been my thing. I mean, I understand their purpose in life and I do have a healthy respect for them, especially since I'm such a lover of music and music and maths go hand in hand. They say if you're good with music you'd be good at maths. Does that mean Katy Perry should be a neuro surgeon of some description? I don't know what a neuro surgeon is, actually. Is there such a thing as a neuro surgeon? Someone surgerising neurons? Surgerising isn't actually a word. Can your average neuro surgeon count to ten? I digress.

As for me, I'm sure I would have been awesome at maths in school, if I knew it had something to do with music and I probably shouldn't have sat next to one of my besties as well. We had a lot more important things to discuss other than maths. Don't get me wrong, I can count to ten (and a few more) but what I'm really interested in is the music. That bit's much more fun. So while last week we left off on One Direction, this week I'm going to prove I can be good with the music and the maths by counting to ten, via bands. Let's start with the one after One Direction, number 2.

2. Sister 2 Sister

Yes, I could have picked U2 or 2Pac or my favourite K-Pop stars 2AM or 2PM, but that all seems a bit dull. I decided to go with one of the worst. They're actually sisters, but that's about the only interesting thing about them. Every now and then they apparently sing back up for Delta Goodrem. Isn't that nice?

3. The Three Degrees

Ok, admittedly, I had to google this one, because I couldn't think of anyone involving three off the top of my head, but wow, what a find. Check out the sparkles, check out the splits in those maxis. This is 70s in all it's glory, isn't it? I was pleasantly surprised to know these three are the ones who sang this song, which I could sing from beginning to end, but never knew who sang it. While google researching, I also discovered another single of theirs, which I think I could possibly love. It was called Dirty Ol Man and contained the lyrics; "You're a dirty ol man, you can't keep your hands to yourself..." can someone please cover that? Please?

4. 4 Non Blondes

Even though I could say all sorts of things about all the other songs that singer Lisa Perry has done with all sorts of amazing artists like Alicia Keys and Gwen Stefani and Vanessa Carlton (um, er?) but I've included this one in tribute to my fellow blogger Nayt, who has dueted with me on this one numerous times at karaoke. Which reminds me; I haven't done karaoke in so long! I love karaoke! Karaoke, anyone?

5. MC5

Oh so many fives. The Jackson Five, Ben Folds Five, 5ive, but I've gone with someone from way back. MC5. You might not know them, but you should. They are a rock bands band, the musicians musician. They also had Fred 'Sonic' Smith as a member, who was the husband of the legendary Patti Smith who is the mother of Jackson Smith, who is married to Meg White of The White Stripes. But if you don't know who Patti Smith is, you should really know without her there'd be none of the girl rockers you love, so be a pal, use the googles and educate yourself. You won't regret it.

6. Sixpence None The Richer

The funny part about this group is that they're like a Christian rock group, and their most famous song 'There She Goes Again' is a cover of a song which is about heroin addiction. Huh! Christian rock bands? Weird, hey?

7. S Club 7

I could have chosen L7, but I couldn't resist the temptation to post a Seven Club 7 song, while they were still S Club 7, because everyone secretly loves a bit of S Club (7) at some stage and well, we all know it right? There ain't no party like an S Club party. I've never been to an S Club Party, so can't actually say that for sure.

8. MN8

It's interesting, because the only clips I could find for this song were really poor quality, but then, that kind of suits a song that's of very poor quality. Someone takes their jacket off in this clip. That's probably meant to keep the viewer interested, but it doesn't. One of these guys apparently lives in Australia now. Hi, whichever one you are! How are you?

9. Nine Inch Nails

There was no way I was letting this one go without a song by Trent and friends. C'mon! They've just announced an Australian tour, which I'm very interested in. Trent Reznor recently said he wouldn't play Soundwave next year because the line up sucked. This made me remember how much I like Trent Reznor.

10. 10CC

I didn't say things were going to get better as we counted to ten, did I? No, I did not. Hence, we finish on 10CC, which isn't the worst thing to end on, but it could be better, couldn't it? Still, you probably know the song, 'cause everyone does, don't they? "I'm not in love, so don't forget it, it's just a silly phase I'm going through..." damn, it's so depressing, isn't it? Sorry! Where will my mind take you next week? Hopefully somewhere a little more upbeat.

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