I have an idea ... I want to start something new!
I have a bad habit of becoming temporarily obsessed with songs. This idiosyncrasy is nothing new. It goes way back. I remember driving into town listening to GNR's Knocking on Heaven's Door over and over on a loop until I thought my best friend was going pierce her ear drums with an ice pick just for a moment's peace.
These days, at least once a week there's a new song that has my full, undivided attention. Sometimes it's brand new. Sometimes it's a year or two old. Every great once in awhile, it's a golden oldie ... but that doesn't happen often. I got to thinking ... what better way to get it out of my head ... than to share it here? So each week I'll introduce you to a song, write a paragraph or so about it ... how I heard it and why it clicked with me ... and I'll link to it so you can hear it in action.
So buckle your seat belt! Here we go! This week on iThirtyWhat ... I give you: Imagine Dragons and Radioactive ...
Backstory: A couple weeks ago, Stoney and I were sitting around listening to music. Every so often, when we have some down time, he'll play me some new music he's downloaded. There's usually at least one song that I fall in love with ... one evening it was I'll Pray For You and on another occasion it was Get Naked. This last time, he played a few ... and Radioactive was one of them. I liked it ... but ... there wasn't that instant jolt of thinking, "Wow! I have to have this!"
But this song has been ... everywhere. It was in the Assassin's Creed promo video. It was in a trailer for The Host. It's been used in commercials for the History Channel and Powerbeats. Last night was the straw that broke the camel's back. Radioactive was the closing song for the finale of True Blood. The screen went black ... and as it rolled over the credits, I just gave up ... and opened iTunes and bought it. Hey, what are you gonna do? You can only fight for so long.
If you have a new favorite song ... whether it's a new song or a song that's new to you ... then put it in the comments. If I love it, maybe it will be the featured song next time! Sesame Street was right ... sharing is fun!
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
I'm breathing in the chemicals
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive