Sunday, December 19, 2010

"Stand" by R.E.M.

OK, more 80's: This Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe '89 composition was the group's 2nd Top 10 hit, peaking at #6. "It's about making decisions and actually living your life rather than letting it happen...". They challenged each other to write "the most inane and 'bubblegummy' " music and lyrics they could (!). The last two rounds of the chorus are each played one whole step higher than the last one. Great parody and video by "Weird Al" Yankovic. Group? Song?

Yesterday's answer: "La Vie En Rose" by Edith Piaf.

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