Turn the volume all the way up for this one. It sort of demands it.
A departure from their usual guitar-heavy, epic hard-rock drama, On Top of the World takes an African-inspired, lightheared spin.
A fun tambourine beat, high-pitched vocals, and momentary pauses filled by the frolicking hook – classic Fun. And is that a theremin?! God, I hope so.
The Kinks have an uncanny ability to mesh contemporary, even futuristic beats and style with retro, nostalgic vocals. The result is a brilliantly syncopated, carefully composed track.
Apologies to Michael Jackson.
If you’re me, this is a great song for harmonizing to with varying degrees of skill and accuracy.
These dirty fucking hipsters can sing.
This is the only TD song that ever gets played on the radio, but it is by no means their most glorious. Check out the album to see what I mean.
I was surprised the first time I heard this at what a poppy direction Paramore has taken lately, but I think it really suits them.
I seriously never felt like a woman until I heard Michael Bolton’s part in this song. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll tear at your clothing.
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