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25 DAYS OF SONGS CHALLENGE: DAY 20 – THE LAST SONG ALPHABETICALLY IN MY IPOD/ITUNES

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This is ‘1901’, the fourth single from Birdy‘s debut album, aptly named ‘Birdy’.

I didn’t know what it was about so I looked it up on Wikipedia and it’s actually a cover of a song by a band called Phoenix, and, according to lead singer Thomas Mars, it’s about early 20th century Paris.

Wut? Really?

Mars said, “Paris in 1901 was better than it is now. So the song is a fantasy about Paris.”

This seems a mite pretentious, and quite how he’d know is anyone’s guess (unless he’s a frigging vampire or something), but anything Birdy takes on sounds quite beautiful to me, plus her video shows that girl who plays ‘Trixie’ from ‘Call The Midwife’ and some beardy bloke falling out, which is much more easy to relate to.

Ah young love…(rolls eyes heavenward)…

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8 thoughts on “25 DAYS OF SONGS CHALLENGE: DAY 20 – THE LAST SONG ALPHABETICALLY IN MY IPOD/ITUNES

  1. Great choice. (Call the midwife was a great favourite of mine.) am glad you mentioned it, I would have missed seeing Trixie. 🙂

  2. Haven’t heard Birdy before. Will now go looking.

    W is as far as I get in my hypothetical ipod.

    http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=winter+in+america+youtube&qpvt=winter+in+america+youtube&FORM=VDRE#view=detail&mid=202F38024377D048A17F202F38024377D048A17F

    Like the lyrics. Don’t forget the guy’s Australian.

  3. “YOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY”, THE BEATLES
    Studio recording from 1965’s HELP.  A lovely album.

  4. well, Phoenix are French, so i think they’d have a pretty good historical background of the Paris of the past and the Paris of the present. although i think it’s not entirely about Paris. but that’s just me. 🙂

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