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Music Affairs, Vol. Two: August

Let me start off by saying that I love Stevie Nicks with all of my heart and soul. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, on to the song. I have, without a fail, driven around multiple times with this song blasting and the windows down. It’s a perfect song to let loose. It’s not too fast, or too slow. It’s not loud; it’s perfect. I love this kind of rock because it’s not heavy on your ears (though don’t get me wrong, I love me some old time rock and roll with the guitar solos that seem to last longer than the rest of the song).

Well maybe, you’re gonna be the one the saves me….No, no, not that song. Same band though! I love this group of dysfunctional brothers. They create the greatest music that is universally loved. There are two types of people in this world: People who love “Wonderwall” by Oasis and liars. So needless to say, I automatically fell in love with this song one day on my way to work and immediately bought it when I got home. It’s that same kind of rock that isn’t super overpowering. The guitar riffs and subtle and a really nice touch if you can hear them. After the first chorus, they start to build up to a louder (but still manageable) level. Ugh, you have to check this song out.

This movie is my favorite movie of all time. Poor Holly is so stuck in life. This song is repeated dozens of times throughout the movie, whether it be sung by Audrey herself or played instrumentally in different arrangements. It’s a beautiful and simple song that is definitely worth checking out.

I didn’t realize how long this band was around until they said about 20 years. Wow! That’s a freaking long time in my opinion. This song has a pretty repetitive guitar riff in the background, but the chorus is what I really love about the song. My favorite part of the song is the lyrics, to be honest. If you’re a lyrics kind of person, this song is for you. Plus, it’s like the ultimate high schooler song.

They opened with this at their concert on August 11th in Chicago and it was perfect. It’s kind of a silly song with this old time Mariachi twang. It sounds oddly similar to “Phantom of the Opera” but that’s my favorite part. I think that the way it’s arranged is cool and come on, the song is hilarious. Pat Monahan delivers vocally as always. The video is what is particularly hilarious about it.


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