Right, back to normal posts after my rant about HMV. And things are quite a-changing: I have a new iPod Touch, which I may have mentioned, once or twice, on Twitter… ahem. So, that means I have been able to put a lot more songs on my iPod which may affect this drill-down of songs I am rambling through. At first I put absolutely everything onto it, which was nearly 1700 songs, but then I soon realised I wouldn’t be able to listen on shuffle without getting annoyed with some songs. I had usually been filtering by artist, but I decided this time I would spend the time going through my whole library and ‘un-ticking’ the songs I didn’t want, as there are quite a few artists that I wanted some songs of but not others. You don’t always like everything an artist does anyway. So now I have full albums I had taken off completely, back on, and some songs I had on, taken off, e.g. I now have a full Maxïmo Park album back on, and some of The Cure’s best of album taken off.
If I hadn’t said already – I love my new iPod! Not only does it have bags more memory, it has more things for me to play with! A camera that takes video too, more space for apps and iOS 5 which means I can have apps like iPlayer and 4OD etc. and just prettier graphics and slight tweaks that only people who get excited about technology would appreciate.
Anyway, geek-out over. Time to crack on with the songs. Onto ‘S’ then, and it does take a while before I get to enough word repeats to be worthy of a post. This first ‘S’ post will be on ‘She’. Before that I just had:
S.O.S., Sadness, Safety, Sailor, Saint, Saints, Salt, Salvador, Same, San, Satellite, Satisfy, Savage, Saw, Say, Say, School, Scientist, Search, Second, Secret, Secret, Semi-Charmed, September, Set, Sex, Sex, Shake, Shaker, Shame and Shape.
So, there were two of ‘Saint’ (sort of), ‘Say’, ‘Secret’ and ‘Sex’, but I think there may be too many for ‘S’ if I did every set of two words. And besides, I want to avoid the awkwardness of talking about the word ‘Sex’…. awkward!
So: ‘She’. Interesting in that ‘He’ didn’t come up at all (I’ve just looked and all I have is He Doesn’t Know Why by Fleet Foxes). I would imagine that there are, in general, more songs about the female of the sex (oh no, here we go again…) for some reason. Are there actually more men in music than women, still? Or is it just men like to sing/write about women more than women like to write about men? Actually, I think it could be that women write about men and women, but men write about men less. Would that be a fair assumption? Who knows really, it could just be my musical taste once again. Right, I’ve written too much already, so without further ado:
She Loves You - The Beatles
She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks (don’t really like the Kooks, but I obviously downloaded this at one point, and I have no major objections to it)
She Needs Me - Fyfe Dangerfield (had his album on here before and gave up on it, giving it a second chance now)
She Wolf - Shakira (shut up, this is good)
She’s A Rainbow - The Rolling Stones (also deleted Forty Licks before but this time just cut out the songs I didn’t know very well/were a bit meh) – Just going to put a link on Rolling Stones and I hadn’t even mentioned them AT ALL on this blog before. OH DEAR!
She’s A Star - James (from Ultimate Nineties album that my friends bought me a while back. Basically, all decades have brilliant music)
She’s Always A Woman - Fyfe Dangerfield (he likes talking about ladies in the third person, although this is a Billy Joel song originally. And yes, THE John Lewis song. Boring, I know)
She’s Got You High - Mumm-Ra (this is nice. Feel it was probably used in an advert way back when. Or just played on the radio quite a bit.)
That’ll be it now. Sorry for the length of this post. Well done and thank you kindly if you managed to get this far.
(She’s Got You High by Mumm-Ra)