Day Fourteen – A Song No One Would Expect Me To Love:
I think I’ve already mentioned this in one of my epic music posts. But I think this song requires mentioning again.
There’s something about Sweet Child O’ Mine that I absolutely love. Which is weird for me to say, since when the song was first released I absolutely couldn’t stand the nasally voice and the high-pitched screeching guitar solo.
It took listening to another version of this song to help me appreciate the complexity of this song. The tempo of this remake stripped the song down enough to allow me appreciate the melody; it allowed me to listen to the absolute sincerity of the lyrics.
So after hearing that remake, I went back and listened to the original version of the song and was absolutely blown away by the layers (upon layers) of instruments that seemingly blended together so effortlessly.
Anyway, the reason I think no one would have expected me to like this song is because of who had written and performed this song. Back in the mid-to-late 80’s, I was not a fan of the “big hair” bands back then. And honestly, it was probably because I thought that all the bands sounded too much alike.
But wow; had I been proven wrong with this song. And it’s incredible how certain songs … as old as they are … can stand the test of time. This is definitely one of them.
For your listening pleasure … I’ve decided to post another version of this song. In fact, it’s this band’s – and NOT Sheryl Crow’s – version (recorded in 1999) that made me take another listen to the original.
What is with this 30-day song challenge?
What was yesterday‘s song?