Monday, February 23, 2009

Songs of Brilliance #12

Duran Duran - Notorious

Familiar to many from films such as Donnie Darko and - surprise, surprise - Notorious, this tune's staccato opening always gets cries of joy from the ClubRees crowd. I'd venture to say that Duran Duran's classic is one I'd play at any stage of the night, but it's particularly good at about half 1, when other, lesser Duran songs might not have the same power (I'm looking at you, 'A View to a Kill'). Anyway, the music video is pretty special as well, and you can be sure that we'll be belting this one out come this Saturday night...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Songs of Brilliance #11

Kings of Leon - Use Somebody

It's taken me quite a while to warm to the 4th KoL album; initially dismissing it as a bloated, stadium-filling, lazy rock album, a few months and a few special performances have really changed my mind. Watching them play this at the BRITs, and feeling that tingle down the spine in the chorus has confirmed that this is a tune, and one that'll be remembered for a long time. And definitely one that'll get some play at the next ClubRees Long Live the Kings!