30 Day Song Challenge Day 1: Your Favorite Song

So in an effort to keep this blog alive I’m going to do the 30 Day Song Challenge right here on my blog. I hope that I can keep up and make something special out of this rather than just having it be me saying something like “Hey this song is neat!”. My goal here is to explain what each song means to me through fun little anecdotes and how big a hit the song was etc. So without further ado my favorite song:

Buddy Holly by Weezer

This song made its debut on Weezer’s 1994 self titled debut album, which would later become known as the “Blue Album”. According to Wikipedia the track peaked at number 2 on the Modern Rock chart and at number 17 on the Top 40 chart. Learn more here.

So why exactly is this my favorite song? Well I love dancing to it, it’s by my favorite rock band, and most importantly it’s perfect for some old-fashioned car karaoke. Seriously I just love belting out the words every time this song is played. When I was in high school, my sister and I would blast the radio in her crappy Ford Escort every time this, or other scream worthy songs, played on the radio. The result was a blown out passenger door speaker. Seriously I only have fond memories of this song growing up, with the exception of one church dance. About ten years ago this song made its way into the rotation at the aforementioned dance and when those first chords and Rivers Cuomo’s unmistakable voice emerged from the sound system the entire dance floor erupted with energy and excitement! Only then for the DJ to stop the song mid first verse, claiming that the song had a “bad vibe” to it. I guess the word “violent” made him uneasy. The thing that made it all the more hilarious was that the next song he did decide to play was some trashy pop song about “getting it on” and “making love”. Go figure.

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