Okay as the title may suggest, It has been a while since my last SFTW (Song For The Weekend, I have no idea why I decided to abbreviate it when I was just going to post the full title in brackets anyway) post. The reason for this lengthy absence of weekend suitable tracks is because I have been busy. It’s no excuse really, but the best I can come up with on such short notice (which of course is a lie as I had many weeks to formulate a plausible excuse. The truth is that I am just lazy. But what do you expect? It is the weekend after all!!)
To make things up to you I have not one, not two but three songs for you this weekend. But wait there is more. (You should probably be sitting down for this next part) To make things a little more interesting all three songs are from different decades. So how about that? The three decades in questions are the 10′s (As in 2010 not 1910, which you probably already guessed) the 90′s/00′s (No I am not claiming that both decades go musically hand in hand. There is just a bit of debate regarding the release date of the second song. You’ll see for yourself later) and finally (my favourite musical decade) the 60′s .
- Bombay Bicycle Club – Shuffle
Bombay Bicycle Club are an English indie band who have been on a constant rise since they played opening slot at V festival back in 2006. I am only a recent convert to the band and for me one song sticks out above the rest as a bubbly, fun and perfect for the weekend song. That of course in Shuffle.
- Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
Californiacation (The album) was released in 1999, the single was released the following year. Now you see where the confusion originated from. Pushing all that aside, Californiacation is a great song and easily the best thing to come out of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
- The Sonics – Have Love Will Travel
Ah finally some sixty’s tunes. It’s been a while since I posted anything form that golden decade for music. Have Love Will Travel was originally written and recorded by Richard Berry in the late 50′s. Years later it was adopted by the American garage-rockers, The Sonics , and transformed into that iconic generation defining anthem we know and love today. Need I say anymore? I could, but as we established above, I’m having a lazy weekend. So I will leave it here.