It’s time for another train post, how exciting.
I have approximately 2 hours to tell you about ‘You’. Should be enough, though ideally I’ll do it in less because I have a magazine and two Collings and Herrin podcasts to attend to – lots of train material today.
So, ‘You’. After finishing ‘W’ I have X-Ray by the Maccabees, and then Yellow Submarine and Yesterday by The Beatles. Then it’s ‘You’ time. It really ain’t too surprising ‘You’ comes up a lot – writers like to talk directly to people frequently, so using the second person is expected. It also helps that ‘You’ can be singular and plural, so there is more opportunity to use it.
Anyway, there a quite a few to get through, so let’s crack on:
You Ain’t Going Nowhere – Bob Dylan
You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet – Bachman-Turner Overdrive (yes, purchase spurred by the Harvey the dog TV ad, but it just reminded me what a good song it already was)
You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
You Can’t Always Get What You Want – The Rolling Stones
You Can’t Fool Me Dennis – Mystery Jets
You Can’t Hurry Love – Phil Collins and The Supremes (I have both versions because it is THAT good a song…)
You Have Placed a Chill in My Heart – Eurythmics (another artist that comes up ridiculously a lot even though I only have one album by them – admittedly a best of, but still)
You Really Got Me – The Kinks
You Rock My World – Michael Jackson (said it before and I’ll say it again – didn’t like the guy, but you can’t deny some of his songs were good)
You Send Me – Jack Peñate (love Jack, love this old song, perfect combination. Randomly found this online somewhere and was very pleased)
You’ll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties – Jona Lewie & Man Like Me (thanks Ikea)
You’re Gonna Lose Us – The Cribs (not sure I’ve talked about The Cribs before – I used to really like them and have the album Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever, but for some reason I’ve gone off them a lot. I think my taste has just gradually leaned away from their sort of music…)
You’re So Cool – Hans Zimmer (for what felt like years I was trying to find a piece of music that was basically just xylophone/glockenspiel plinky-plonky sounds that was used in loads of films. Then, after much research I found it was this – though I think there are many variations and this isn’t ‘the one’ for definite – which is from the film True Lies)
You’re the Voice – John Farnham (randomly caught some of Hot Rod on TV once and this song is used. Like a lot of adverts, TV and film are prone to do, it reminded me what a great song it is. It’s probably cheese to the max, but I don’t care)
So that was all about ‘You’. I’m not sure writers like to talk as much about ‘You’ as they do themselves (there were about 4 posts on just ‘I’), but it’s still a popular topic. Are there any other famous ‘You’ songs? Probably a ton, but without the internet at the moment I can only think of You and I by the Gaga and You’re the One which must be a song title by loads of people… right?!
Anyway, I will sort out the picture and video when I’m home, now I’ve got an hour left of train journey to endure/enjoy.