It must have been love but it’s over now. It must have been good but I lost it somehow. It must have been love but it’s over now. From the moment we touched ’til the time had run out.
Taken from the song It Must Have Been Love by Swedish band Roxette. Originally released in 1987, a slightly edited version appeared in 1990 as part of the Pretty Woman soundtrack and became their third US number one. The second of these was another classic, Listen to Your Heart.
So I look in your direction But you pay me no attention, do you I know you don’t listen to me ‘Cause you say you see straight through me, don’t you
The opening lines of the song Shiver by Coldplay. From the English band’s debut album Parachutes (2000), it was the follow up to the hugely successful Yellow. Here’s a photo of when I saw them live, where they closed with this song.
Pink Floyd really are something. Formed in London in 1965 by students Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, the group have gone on to be one of the most famous bands ever. They’ve sold 250 million records worldwide, had 17 UK Top 10 albums (6 at Number 1) and with 5 US Number One albums, are one of the few British bands to truly break the US over a sustained period. But the group has always been about more than chart success, as this exhibition by the V@A Museum in South Kensington demonstrates.
This photograph was taken in the V&A Museum at the Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains. I will be writing a review soon, but wanted to give you all a taster first with this shot of the artwork associated with one of their most famous albums.
Heart beats fast Colours and promises How to be brave How can I love when I’m afraid to fall But watching you stand alone All of my doubt, suddenly goes away somehow
The opening lines of A Thousand Years by American singer songwriter Christina Perri. Released in 2011, it was part of the Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 film, where the tortured relationship within Bella Swan and Edward Cullen reaches its conclusion.
While I usually focus on individual lines, I’ve done a few lengthier musical posts, like with covers better than the originals, impressive foreign language songs and songs to lighten your mood and make you smile. I’ve been listening to quite a lot recently, so thought I’d add another. The really talented bands can keep you listening for minutes on end and make you lose yourself, even just with one song. Limiting myself to one song per artist (and you’ll see most of them represented here), here are eight awesome tracks of seven minutes and above. Feel free to share your favourites below.
I’ve been listening to so much music recently I thought I should do a more detailed music post. I decided to choose my eight favourite songs to feature a saxophone. There may be great ones in songs by Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd and Sade among others, but I just couldn’t leave any of these out. Do you know most of them?
And how does it feel like to wake up in the sun? And how does it feel like to shine on everyone? How does it feel like to let forever be?
The opening lines of The Chemical Brothers song Let Forever Be from the album Surrender (1999). The video for the song has long been considered one of the best ever, and is a true representation of the creative talents of Michel Gondry.
When you look in the sky, just try looking inside God knows what you might find
Taken from the song Here Comes The Night Time by Arcade Fire from their fourth studio album Reflektor (2013). The album was a huge success and among other achievements topped the chart both sides of the Atlantic. I’m a huge fan of the Canadian artists and saw the Reflektor tour in 2014, which you can see a review of here.
In your room Where time stands still Or moves at your will Will you let the morning come soon?
The opening lines of In Your Room by Essex band Depeche Mode from Songs of Faith and Devotion (1993), an album which among other notable successes topped the UK and US charts. I’m a huge fan of the band and saw them live at the 02 a few years ago. They’ve just released their 14th studio album, Spirit, which along with all their other ones has been a UK top ten smash. Other songs I’ve quoted here have been Precious and Walking in my Shoes.