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Drew and Dave get everyone ready for the Super Bowl 55 Halftime Show with The Weeknd and his hit song Blinding Lights. Much is discussed so you better give a listen before the big game! Also every time Drew or Dave say "synth pop" you need to drink.
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Blinding Lights by The Weeknd
ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Drew and Dave get everyone ready for the Super Bowl 55 Halftime Show with The Weeknd and his hit song Blinding Lights. Much is discussed so you better give a listen before the big game! Also every time Drew or Dave say "synth pop" you need to drink.
Hey everyone, and welcome to songsgone wrong, where we, along with you, the fans, decide ifthese hit songs got it right or did those songs go wrong? One ofyour host, drew Zachman, joining me as always, is Dave Schultz.Dave, how are you doing today? Good Sir, I am very well. Thank you for asking, Mr Drew Ski, and I do want tostart the show by thanking you, thanking you personally for something. Oh well, what's that? Well, let's go behind the curtain a little bit andlet the audience know what's up with my personal life. Just real quick.I am shopping for a home and you had given me some excellent advice inthat area of what to look for and what and what not to do.Now, well, I'm just trying to help, you know, be ahelpful cohost, and friends, it's when we do. Yes, indeed youare, and I think the best piece of advice you gave me was notto ask the realtor about dungeons or where I could hang my ball gags whilethat's that's for the second showing, not the first. You got a patience. Yes, indeed, let's suck some tunes, Baby. Yeah, buttune in next week for how shopping gone wrong. Yeah, exactly. We'regonna spread this out. Yeah, sure, yeah, I mean I remember,and I you was, you know, looking at houses. Man, therewere definitely some houses that went wrong, for sure, but that would beanother conversation for another day. Butts, you're very welcome. Sir, you'revery welcome and I wish you and the family the best of luck inyour in your search. Yep, and once we find it, I'm goingto invite you to the best bbq you ever bb to sign me up.Yep. But Oh, how about this segue? Speaking of signing me up, if you haven't done so already, guys, make sure you sign upand hit subscribe to make sure you get all of our episodes and they comeout, which, in fact, is twice a week. That was anawesome segue. That was really very good. I'm I am proud of myself,but also, and if you could also leave us a five star review, that would be deeply appreciated, and if you do, please let usknow so that way we can have some songs gone wrong stickers sent your way, and you might want a hurry up because these stickers are running out,so make sure you guys. Let us know if you leave one, andalso you can follow us on Instagram and twitter at songs gone drop us anemail sgw podcast at gmailcom, or you can visit our website, songs gonewrongcom, and also make sure to check out our songs gone wrong playlist onspotify is so you can keep up to date with the songs we discuss eachepisode. Now this up episode we're kind of breaking away from the mold day. We've been talking about a lot of songs from S and s indeed.Yeah, we have been, yeah, the majority of the episodes, orprobably, I would say, in the s. But this one is thepart of the most current song. We've talked about two dates, really,I think so, yeah, I'm saved. The other. Yeah, the other, I mean the twenty one pilot song was from what about five,six years ago, seven years ago? The maclamor was about ten years ago. So yeah, I would say this is Oh no, what Brently Gilbertwas pretty recent, apprently fucking Gilbert Anyway, and these are all great episodes thateverybody should be checking out because they are part of our archives. Somake sure you visit all those links that drew gave you so you can findthem, listen to them and love them. Yeah, and even if it isa song gone wrong, the episode still is right, Yep, pristine. Yeah, but this episode blinding lights from the weekends, and we're breakingthis up because he is performing got the Super Bowl, so I feel likeit'd be topical, but also I kind of, you know, wanted tosee what the fans and listeners and you as well, Dave, you know, thought about this particular song. But this episode we were talking about blindinglights by the weekends, which was off...
...his album after hours and after hours. The album was released in March of two thousand and twenty, but blindinglights was actually released as a single late November of two thousand and nineteen,and the song was written by is actually a handful of writers on this,but able test Fay, I might have butcher det name able testphia. Anyway, that's the weekends. Real name a MoD ballshy, Jason Quinnville, MaxMartin and Oscar Holter, and it was produced by Max Martin, Oscar Holterand the weekend. Now, yes, there's a lot of songwriters there,but Max Martin, let's let's talk about him real quick you know who MaxMartin is? Dave? No, but I like his initials. They arenice. They are nice. But Max is a Swedish songwriter and producer andwhen I was researching his name I was like, Holy Shit, this guyis borderline legendary. But he actually helped write Britney Spears baby. One moretime, he helped write backstreet boys. I want it that way and insincs it's going to be me. Or, if you're a big meme fan,such as myself, the song is actually called, it's going to bemay but Martin. Yeah, I love that meme. Every may. FirstI'm like yes, I can't wait to use this. But Martin has writtenor co written twenty three billboard hot one hundred number one songs. HMM,that's insane. Yeah, that's insane. He's written, written or co writtentwenty three number one songs. Here's another crazy stat. Martin is the songwriterwith the third most number one singles on the billboard hot one hundred chart.You know who's ahead of him? No, tell me, I will tell you. Paul McCartney's number one with thirty two. You and John Lennon issecond with twenty six. That's funny. I was going to I was goingto guess some beetles and I didn't. I just let you tell me.Still now. Yeah, Matt. Mean, so it's McCartney and Lennon, whoare basically royalty, and then Max Martin, which I feel like,based off that, Max Martin should also not be royalty. Yeah, that'sin same but according to a variety his net worth is actually over two hundredand sixty million dollars. But, like, I feel like you never heard thisguy's name running around, right. But no, no, and Ilove it when you bring up people's wealth, because to me that's like monopoly money. Well, for them it is two hundred seve million, right,but I mean that's like the the unachievable amount that will probably never see,you know what I mean? Like, can you imagine being that rich?It's like ridiculous. It's just obscene, you know. So it's just,yeah, it's crazy. I would even know what to do with that money. I'd probably like just donate a lot of it, to be honest.Why, that's a good idea too. I was thinking like hookers and blow. So you were definitely, well, you know, a nicer guy thanI am. Your more caring, loving, all that good stuff. I'm notsaying that would donate all of it so I'd have I'd have a couplebucks left over for some yeah, yeah, I'm just saying your gentle soul,drew, I was all thinking about me, the big guy, andhow much I could just use that money to be a evil bastard. Youlike. I'M gonna give my money to charity I'm with thinking of and you'relike a drugs inhale. Yeah, yeah, yes, well, I'll tell you, guys what, if you take nothing else away from this episode,I present to you Max motherfucking Martin, who guy's a legend. But Dave, what are what are some of your memories of this song? Blinding lightsby the weekend? Well, let me tell you. My friend, thisguy, he is just an absolute hit maker, you know, unbelievable artist. I love his other hits, such as shake it off and uptown funkwas really good. So, yeah, I could say I've been a weekendfan for virtually all my life. I mean every year that I've been inexistence. It's all been about the weekend. UPS, up, sundown, yeah, up, Tom Funk was great.
Shake it off was really good.His voice sound a little off in that one, but I think itwas slaps. It was so good. Drew. Yeah, you know this. This whole charade cannot go on any further. I really I've heard ofthe guy, but I haven't heard any of his music until we suggested doingthis on the show. So I'm a Newbie, I'm a rookie and thiswas the first song I'd ever consciously listen to from the weekend. Who actuallyspells his name in a very odd man or two. That bugs me.Yeah, you know what, maybe and it's weird because I'm sure he makesa lot of money. I'm sure he can afford the extra two hundred bucksto buy that extra val. Yeah, I don't know, right. Maybetalks and past age about that one. Yeah, come on now. Butyeah, I'm a rook so my whole memories of the song or of you, which happens from time to time on this this humble little program that's whatwe tried to we tried to educate, but the I was I was alsolate to this game as well, to the weekend, as well as thisparticular song, and I remember at the beginning of the pandemic, right therewas that viral tick tock dance video that really helped put this song kind ofin the spotlight. I honestly didn't know what song they were dancing to becauseit sounded like it was this s like synthpop type, you know beat,and I was like okay, cool, whatever. I'd never honestly did notknow it was the weekend at you know, back in when was that like Marchor whatever? But I did see him and I think what really introducedme to him was the weekend actually performed on Saturday night live and he puton a pretty good performance. I think that was also back in around Marchof two thousand and twenty. So that's when I kind of started noticing him, but then probably it took another couple months for me to actually dig intohis music. So prior on this summertime is when I started really digging inand I heard I think I just searched for him, and then it's like, oh, what are some of his like most popular hits, and Isaw blinding lights. I was like, Holy Shit, this has been downloada lot and I was like well, let me give it a listen andI was like Oh okay, maybe that's why it's been downloaded so much.But yeah, so, like like you, I am a bit of a newbe but speaking of how many times, is way downloaded. Oh, goahead, before you get to before you get to the downloads. Justwe didn't clarify here. We should have, because I am criminally UNHIP. Thatthe songs I referenced earlier. Maybe there's someone out there like me whodoesn't know what the Hell is going on. But shake it off. Is ActuallyTaylor swift and uptown Funk is Bruno Mars. See, I thought you'reblowing that, I bet, but please, our listeners have actually, we actuallyhave. There was scores sent out and our listeners are actually the smarestlisteners in the entire world. Yeah, so they they probably knew. Yeah, I mean, I'm still operating here with Hula hoops and Messenger Pigeon.Okay, so you gotta forgive me, but I did want to, youknow, clarify that before we move forward, because some people might be like,we're those really songs by the weekend? NOPE, just dave being an idiotper usual. Yeah, I'm more of a smoke signal fan, althoughthat's not necessarily a green way to communicate so I'm actually I'm also going toswitch over to carry your pigeons. That's more sustainable, but drange my life. Yeah, also, shout the Taylor swift why am missing in the house? I love it. But yeah, this song has been streams. Letme see here, carry the tense column. One point nine billion times, Dave. That's more than what's his name again? Max? What's his name? MM? I was called him, mm, the producer. That's morethan. Oh, the of the the producer, Max Martin. Max Martin, thank you. Missed a Matt, and that's more than he even he'sworth. That's something else. Huh. Well, the one point nine billionstreams doesn't equate to one point nine billion dollars. But no, but hemust get like a fraction of a penny. Oh, absolutely. Oh, yeah, that's you know what I mean. Like for sure, zero, zero, zero, whatever. Yeah, one billion nine hundred fourteen million,nine hundred thousand and five hundred and twenty...
...six times, as of this recordingand by time, this act of saying that, by the way, youhave to like go in front of a mirror, because I know I wouldhave fumbled that like a crazy I'm a we are professional around here, Dave, but you are yeah about but by time this airs it all, Ifeel like they'll probably crack two billion, because I'm assuming after the Super Bowlhe's probably gonna jump over to the two billion. But, and I'm alsonot a shame to admit, I've probably contributed several streams. That a total. But overall this song is the sixth most stream song on spotify. Soof all the songs on spotify, this is this has been streamed the sixthmost. Wow, what do you think the most streamed song is on spotify, Dave? Oh Wow, that you know, I actually want to gowith the Beatles. I'm trying to think of like what Beatles Song would bethe most popular, but can I just name the artist and just go withthat, because sure, I know I'm going to be wrong, but Idon't know the Beatles. Great, we brought up Paul McCartney and John Lennonearlier, so let's keep going with that theme. Ed shearing, so varioushell out of heels. Yeah, yeah, ed sheer. As for shape ofyou as number one with two points seven billion socks, that song sucks, you know. I'm sorry. We're spoiling ever doing that song. Onthe show because I'm just I'm getting mad now. How can that be numberone? Have you read the lyrics to that song? No, I havenot. Well, don't I? You know what, I know it.Now I want to do that episode with that Song because I feel like nowwe might get anger that I felt. That's what you want to Gilbert.So now I now I want to see angry deef. We've seen you wantedan angle, drew. Yeah, yeah, you don't want to see me thatrage. You don't want that, buddy. Don't unleash that fury uponthe world on the INTRO webs. Don't do it. Speaking of anger,also, somehow that horrible song thunder by, Imagine Dragons is actually the twenty fivemost stream song on spotify. Like that's all talking number one now.I'm just saying, like, of all the songs out there, they'll right. You know that song was there were no beatle songs in a top twentyfive. I don't even know if there any Beatles songs on that list,to be honest with you. That of the top one hundred. I wentthrough the entire list and I think Queen Bohemian rhapsody was the first song thatI saw that had any relevance to an older person such as myself. Butyeah, that will imagine. Imagine dragons. Well, here's some more. Igot stats, Dave. I got step ahead, do something, becauseright now I'm really depressed for the future. This is so bothered. Post Malonehas the most songs in the top one hundred streamed on spotify, witheight, and the weekend has for which is good for fourth place, tiedwith do Alipa. And Guess who else? Imagine dragons? I don't. Ihonestly don't understand how imagine dragons are so popular. They similar to BrantleyGilbert Day. Also make me angry, which apparently, which is similar toyou and Ed sheer and as well. I don't fucking get it. No, it is bizarre as hell. I Yah. Yeah, whatever. Yeah, so the billboard hot one hundred information. Right. So this song is atthe US billboard hot one hundred top ten three straight years, two thousandnineteen and twenty and now two thousand and twenty one. And in January blindinglights broke the record for the most week spent in the top five on thehot one hundred chart, spending a total of forty three weeks in the topten and with the weekend performing into Super Bowl, I'm sure it's only goingto keep going at least for a few more weeks. So it's a youknow, you mentioned that earlier. To the Super Bowl thing is a bigdeal, especially if he exposes a nipple or something, and it's going tobe massive, if for only so lucky. Yeah, totally can't wait. Shouldweekend without the e I know.
But so how does the song comparedto other songs on the album? You were given the album a listen alittle bit, Dave. Right. Well, I was shuffling around with my smartspeaker because, despite not being too cool, I am down with thetech, as a kids would say, as far as listening to my tunes, my ditties. So yeah, I heard a few of the songs,but they weren't necessarily specific to this album. Okay, see, you're kind ofjumping around a little bit. Yeah, okay, skipping, bebopping. Yeah, so the album after hours a debuted a top the billboard two hundred. So right away it was a hit. But overall, if the album's actuallykind of mellow, which I found kind of interesting, not, youknow, good or bad, I'm just saying it was. I felt likeit. Maybe it might have been a bit more upbeat as a whole,but that would that was just my initial perception. I'm like I said,I'm not saying that's good or bad. I mean I like I like melowstuff. So the first track alone, again, that's a cool track.I like that one a lot. kind of like a PSYCHEDELIC synth pop soundto it. Cool too, and I like it. The next song too, late. It's a good song too, but also kind of chill, hardestto loves and interesting song. Vocally, it's like a slow song, butthen he puts like a fast drum beat behind it. But I stilllike it. Scared to to live, cool tune. Some of these songskind of sound like this epic soundtrack for a movie, if that makes anysense, like, you know, like you're like watching something and then likein the background is this soundtrack. I feel like. So like early onin this in this album, that's kind of the feeling I got. Butescape from La it's all right. At this point, though, like someof these songs kind of run into each other. Like I know escape fromLa has an off beat to it, like it does doesn't fall like you'reusual time signature, but still sounds like some of the other songs, almostlike the weekend is, you know, just kind of singing in the backgroundof the music. It. It's weird. It's a little tough to explain forme, but it's like his vocals are just kind of like it's almostlike the music is in the forefront and then his vocals are as kind ofjust also happened to be there. You know what I mean? Yeah,yeah, if I I'm actually like in the connection where you said is verycinematic and the scope, but yeah, with the soundtrack. And then yousaid escape from La which was actually a pretty crappy movie. It was Russel, but snake Pliskin, snake Pliskin, that's right, bad ass. Yeah, but I I think I also mentioned this on twitter before, but thisis like it's a great album to listen to in the background while you're doingsomething else, like it's chill. Well, I said I like that vibe,but a lot of it those kind of run into the next thing andthen you get heartless as the next song. That song hit number one on theUS billboard hot one hundred and December of two thousand and nineteen. Andthen we get to faith, not the George Michael Olymp Biscuit Song, buthere we are again with another song with that synth pop feel to it.At this point I was also pretty deep into putting together a project plan fora website build at work. So this music is actually pretty conducive to gettingthings done at work while being played in the background. So I will sayyeah, I will say drew approves after hours for project management. So thereyou go. I was thinking that even before this show started we should havehad a like a running tally of how many times we're going to say superbowl and synth pop. Well, we're good drinking game. We're going tosay it a couple more times. So get your dream. Yeah, that'swhat I mean. Yeah, exactly, so, yeah, totally, yeah, and then after that we get blinding lights and then in your eyes,which is another upbeat kind of s guess what Synth pop song. Then weget save your tears, more the same, and then after hours, another likepoppy type song. So overall it's not bad, but I wasn't alsonecessarily blown away by this album. Like I feel like I've kind of heardsome of this before, you know, and, like I said, itwasn't bad. I like it. I'll probably listen to it again, butI'm not. I wasn't like wow,...
...this is amazing. I thought,you know, okay, this is pretty good. That was kind of myreaction to it right on. But yeah, so now what is this song about? I feel like the yeah, I feel like the weekend is moreof a profit and less of a singer. I think now this song came outin late twenty nine, ten. And then the one. PRECOURSE,he says. I look around and since cities cold and empty, no one'saround to judge me. I can't see clearly when you're gone right like likehe this this maybe he was talking about the pandemic. You know, he'sin Vegas, right, since City Vegas? Yeah, there's no one, there'sno one around. Oh, come on, there's always people around inVegas, excepting don't even drythmic. No, I don't know, man. Ibet she's buzz a bunch of degenerate self. They're still trying to hitthe slots, not maybe get the stars in their eyes. Yeah, I'msure. I mean, I'm not from there, I've never been there,so I can't say. Maybe they are the safest city in the continental UnitedStates. I don't know, but my instincts would tell me where there's awill, there's a way, and it's true, you know, yeah,but no, I can kind of feel the vibes where you coming from there. Sure, yeah, continue, and then well, and then also kindof going back a little bit. The song actually starts off with I've beenon my own for long enough. I'm going through with drawls. You don'teven have to do too much. So, like you know, we as humanshave that longing for connection and, you know, interactivity. And youknow, he's maybe at that point he was already in the pandemic. Youknow, he's maybe he's from the future. Maybe that's why he doesn't have thatextra e because in the future we don't need it. Yeah, well, that'll be something. That would be something, you know, really justyeah, abolish the ease. He's on top of that. He's warning usthis's going to happen. Stories will change, are not all all the ease willsuddenly disappirit. Dictionaries will never be the same. So thank you tothe weekend for, you know, letting us know ahead of time. Youknow, drew, can I give you? I'm looking at the lyrics right now. Yes, sir, it maybe I'm crazy because I don't know thisguy from a hole in the wall, but a lot of this could berelated to even like an addiction, like you're a drug addict or something.Can you feel it could be. I did, and it's actually a fairpoint. I know he's only only references like with drawls one time, buthe's saying how you know, you don't even have to do too much.You can turn me on with just a touch, baby like. People canrelate these things yet to interactions with the whatever you're, you know, significantother or a stranger, whoever you like. You Do, yeah, dog,but but you get what I'm saying. But the same time, as withany kind of lyrics, with the way you want to interpret them,I could see some drug references maybe happening in here. Yeah, but Idon't know absolutely. That's a that's actually a fair assessment. Yeah, well, I'll call them. Okay, yeah, let me know some yeah, yeah, just just let me know when you talk to him. Well,I'm going to page him first. Okay, sure he's around. Yeah, totally, because you know, that's how we roll. So it's true.I told you I'm hip with the Tech Bra yeah, now, that's actuallya fair, fair point. You brought up there. But I I mymy hunch is that it's about because he was who he was dating. WASIT Bella? Did? I don't. That's a what do you that's that'show oft to date I am on these things. I it's a model orsomething like that. I think that's who it was and I think around aroundthat time they broke up or something like that. or so there's like acouple songs on here on the album where it's kind of like it's almost likea breakup song. So I my assumption is that this song is more abouthis relationship or maybe relationships in general, you know, kind of that broodingtype. Yeah, yeah, but you're suggesting, yeah, more like maybethe stuff you see in supermarket tablois. When I'm talking about chasing the WhiteDragon, I mean like complete opposite ends of the spectrum here. But no, you know, I don't mind the lyrics. I think they're well written. Yeah, absolutely, I'm I have...
...no problems with the lyrics whatsoever.HMM, even though it took twenty five people to probably write them. It'swell good. I mean it was Max Martin. Well, you go missthe Marton eminem Max, Max motherfucking Martin. Give him another em in there.It took. We can took away an e and we'll putting in anextra m. that's right. Well, I think he's yours. Well,yeah, can't argue all those hits, but I anything else want to talkabout? Are Do you want to dig right into our final verdict here,Dave? Yeah, let's just do the verdicts. Let's get into that.Sounds good. All right, blinding lights by the weekend. Dave, doyou think this song is a legit hit or a song gone wrong? Whatsay you? Well, I tend to want to give a little bit ofan explanation. Oh, my thought process behind the whole thing. And everybody, que up your drinks, had them ready to go down your gullet because, I'm going to say it again, synth pop, right when I washearing is around this guy's cattle. Yeah, when I skipping around his catalog,I was very attracted to that aspect of his music, this song inparticular, not knowing it at all or being familiar with it, because Idon't Tick Tock, I guess. I don't know. was that the onlyonly thing it was on or something? Was that the social media platform yousaid it was? Well, that was that was where that that viral videocame out. Viral. Yeah, see, when you in my day you hada virus, you went to see the doctor. So wait, hasonly pointed to me. But I like the way the song made me feel, okay, because it felt so s to me and I love the sscene. Man, I you know me and you have that in common,like we just love that era and we love that era music so much.So I really dug that about this song in particularly, like I love thebackground to it, the vocals. I thought we was sung very well,I just mentioned I enjoyed the lyrics. Now here's where I'm having a toughtime. Okay, I'm trying to project forward to the future where there areno ease, okay, a world without ease. Well, I still considerthis a hit song personally in the future. I struggle with this because after listeningto it a few times, I try to remember in my head andI couldn't. I just couldn't do it. Yet when I sit here with youthis evening and I look at the lyrics. I'm reading them, butI can hear them being sung in my head. So subconsciously something has beenplanted. I'm just not aware of it yet. You know what I mean. Yeah, so on the surface I just want to say, okay,this is kind of a retread of a song. I can hear elements thathe's taken from other artists that came before him. So how could I,you know, make this a legit hit? There's no way. It has tobe a song gone wrong, because I don't think there's going to bestaying power. Yeah, the same time, if I use that kind of criteria, I'm basically damning any other musician on the face of the earth,because everybody borrows from somebody else. Right. Where's the originality and anybody's music?Everything is a hodgepodge makeup of something or different influences they have. So, I just mentioned, I've been struggling with this all day. I've beensitting alone, sweating nervously this very moment in time where I have to rendermy verdict. But I'm going to tell you this. The number is justdon't lie and it's hard to argue with and I think it's going to speakingof influences, help influence to make my decision where I think this is infact a legit hit. Dave, you like new music. What the Hellhappened to you? It's weird, I know. Huh. I. Well, it's not like I like it to the point where I don't know ifI'm going to listen to this tomorrow or have a hankering to do so anytime in the future. But there is something there, there's something going onthere that I just can't deny or avoid, you know what I mean, andI can't argue we pop culture or the the listening habits of planet Earthis weird. So yeah, I'm going to say legit hit. Bro Youare how about you? You are hip. Yeah, I'm hip. I see. I was trying to get away from that as as fast as Iwas. Like, what about your drew? Those are talking about how, yeah, how cool I am. This song is crossgenerational, you know,while it doesn't necessarily break any new ground, which you know, I think you'rekind of talking about too. I...
...think a big reason of its successis the fact that it's a younger musician who can reach the younger audience,but this song also has that s feel to it. So it also reachesthe older listeners as well. Right you add a viral tick tock video toit, and also this song came out right the beginning of a rowy pandemic, you know, which I think kind of helped that video, that viralvideo, really take off because people were stuck home, you know, doingthese fucking dances. So, you know, I think that actually kind of helpedit a little bit. You know, this song, it appeals to sucha wide variety and a wide array of people and it checks off allkinds of boxes. You know. Do I think the weekend is a talentedmusician? Absolutely, but I kind of see him as like a like aMichael Jackson light in a way. You know. Okay, MJ was groundbreaking, whereas the weekend just kind of reinventing the wheel a little bit. Andthat doesn't mean it's bad. I'm just kind of calling it like I seeit now, specifically the blinding lights. This song is great and I wouldsay, yes, this is a legit hit. Do I think it deservesall of these accolades? I don't know, like all of the records and everythingelse. This thing is breaking. It's like, Holy Shit, likethis is like the best song ever made. But I'm like it's it's great.I would say it's a great song. You know, I don't know ifit's the best song ever. So I think it's over hyped a littlebit. But again, it doesn't mean it's bad. It really is agood song and it does and to me it actually gets stuck in my head. But you know, I have listened to this song quite a bit overthe last few months, but maybe it's new to a younger generation, right, like that style of music, that synthpop that we like bringing up,you know, but to you I this is just stuff from thirty five yearsago that hit us during you know, that just has come back. Youknow, during this right past year or two, it's bell bottom pants,bro Bill bottom pants, the Latin and the last year has sucked probably thebiggest dick on multiple levels and people are looking for things that make them feelbetter. And you know, besides alcohol, like this song is another comfort.You know, it's it's catchy. You know, it has a catchybeat to it, entertain the younger audiences. yets familiar to the older crowd.So it's something for us to kind of levitate to and also here's nothingtoo. If he did not have this song, I'm not so sure hewould have been selected to perform in a super bowl this year. Like hehas a he has a decent resume of hit songs right, like I saidbefore, he has three songs already in the hundred most stream songs on spotifyand he's got a hand full of number once. But I think this songis what really put him over to top and put him in this super bowl. If he didn't have this, I feel like they probably would have askedsomebody else too. That somebody else is I'm not sure, but this songjust being massive kind of on top of the already decent work he's already done, really brought him to that next level. So I'm going to say legit hit. Yeah, you know, I like that you brought up was thehype, because that's something I completely and utterly avoided, like I just wasn'tin tune with that. I didn't know it existed. Yeah, you knowwhat I mean, but you you're aware all this stuff. You're, youknow, finger on the pulse. So I was. I was a littleoff the little. I was a little off the pulse on this one.I probably missed it by a like six months or so. Yeah, well, maybe maybe like three or four months actually, but still, either way. You know, I didn't hear it like right away when it first cameout. This is one of those songs. I'm telling you right now. Ifit is okay, I again I'm not aware what's going on. Somaybe it has already, but I could predicted being part of like a Volkswagencommercial in five, six years it will. It was actually in a Mercedes Benzcommercial in Aha, you're that. I think it was at when wasit like November or December of two thousand and nineteen? So like once itwas released as a single, it was in a Mercedes Benz commercial. Sothere you go. Wow, look at that, look that. Huh.Well, all right, you know. So we both think this is alegit hit. It is worthy of the crown that we now bestow upon it. Or is it? Or is it? Or is it? There are stilla faction of people that need to...
...weigh in. And who were thosepeople? Drew our lovely, wonderful, well groomed listeners? MMM, Iguess they're well rooms. I don't know. Okay, I hope so. Yeah, anyway, let's see what let's what the fans have to say aboutthis one. All right, the fans have spoken and they have voted,and sixty percent said this song is a legit hit, which is interesting,right, for all the accolades and basically how much ass the song has kickson all the charts. Only sixty percent said legit hit. So forty percentwere saying, MMM, I don't think so. Yeah, so that's interesting, surprising to me. Yeah, totally based on those numbers, I wouldhave said ninety eight percents that it's a legit hit. But here we are. Well, you know what, I might I might have been swathed theother way because if we were, if I had been more experienced with hiscatalog and not just heard the handful of songs that I listened to because Iwasn't crazy about all his material, maybe I would have been like, whothe rest, this stuff sucks or I don't like this guy because whatever,yeah, he dated the supermodel or something else. Who knows me? Allthat stuff, you know, plays a factor in that forty percent, whichseems abnormally high. Well, you can't, I don't think you can judge thesong. We're discussing based on the other material they have. Like Idon't think those other like if they, let's say, they have like onealbum, right, and then ten songs you shit, and then one songis amazing. Like, if we're talking about the one amazing song, that'sthe only song we should really be, you know, basing things against.You can talk about the other songs, but that shouldn't sway your vote.That's our criteria, right. That is our criteria as host of this show. Yeah, right, that's what we're trying to do, is single outthe one song, focus on that and what have you. But still,we're talking about the general populace here, when people have, you know,their own guidelines, opinions exactly. Like something that guy did turn me offand I will not ever listen to another song he does, even though hemight have a couple good little ear worms in there, you know what Imean. So that I'm just trying to rationalize, because to me that numberseems really hefty. On the song gone wrong side from the Internet folks.Yeah, no, I agree. I agree, but before we did geta good amount of feedback to so that I'll maybe help shine a light onit. But I have a question. Have a I have a question beforewe dig into that. No, okay, yeah, okay, all right,glad to all right, good talk. What bands are are Dave? Wouldyou like to see playing a super bowl that hasn't performed there yet?Oh, that's great, because I was going to ask you that after wegot the fan feedback. But, you know what, I'll do that now, because I wasn't really quite prepared to give my own answer, despite wantingto ask you the very same question. So for eight if I was likegoing to plan the perfect halftime show, I'm thinking now, like, okay, it's not just one artist anymore, right, there's all the is acollaboration. It's not like if you say beyonce is going to play the SuperBowl, whenever artist comes out, Shakira, I think, was one of them, right or something. They all Jennifer Lopez and jail. It's likethere you go. Thank you. I'm always outside, like drinking or smokingbutts or something. I used to smoke butts talk to people during the youknow, a halftime shows. I come on, we're wasted, but anyway. So I'm going to give you a few acts I would like to seeperformed together. At one time. How many can I give you? Whatam I limited to? I feel like well, I feel like three.Three would be the most, because the only they only have what like fifteenor twenty minutes? Right, all right, so we would be like the mostkick ass halftime show of all time. Okay, I'm going to say faithno more. The but whole surfers, and this one I'm pulling on myback pocket because I love them for so long and I've mentioned them toyou before, not getting the recognition they deserved. But I think if itwas like a whole jam sesh with FEM and Butthole, this would be greatrustic overtones. Okay, and that's only if we're talking alive artist. Westarted talking dead man. I'm going with...
Bowie and everybody else. So let'snot do that. Let's just get to you. Let me reverse the wholesituation on you now. Yeah, I mean, I wasn't yet. Well, who's alive, is what I was first or okay, who's a lie. But what do you think of my choice is real quick. If Isaid faith no more, a whole surf is in rustic overtime, I'll behonest. I would. That would be a great show. Personally, Iwould rather faith them more do a set by themselves and then maybe the followingyear you could have the butthole surfers and rustic overtones do it. Yeah,but I told you like Super Jam. Yeah, I love faith and more. I've seen him live numerous times. I Love Them. I've seen MikePatton all this acts, you know, at least once. But still,if I was doing the jam piece like a man, Mike Patton is rippingit up and you know, Roddy bottoms going to and then I don't knowwhere GIB Haines from the but whole surfaces comes out with a megaphone and,Oh man, my mind is blown. I don't know what to do withmyself. You know. Yeah, that's just to me. Would be insane. I could say it. Yeah, but yours? Give Me Yours realquick off the top of your dome. Well, I would say. Well, if we if we're doing a mix of three, I would say probablyBrentley, Gilbert, Toby Keith and Jason and Jason Aldan. That would bea boy, that'd be such a great show. I would have to totallylike get one of those hair straighteners from my mullet make sure it looks realnice and Shiny, like from my sister, and then make sure the kegs areall ready to go in the back of the pickup. I would hatethat. Fuck it would be that I don't even know why they would needto have them on a I mean, like I mentioning to Brentley Gilbert episode. He did a halftime show for like a packers game on like a Mondayor Sunday night football or whatever. It was horrible, but I I bet. I honestly I would. I would love to see Pearl Jam and Ithink they like legitimately could do that in the future. METALLICA, maybe,I think they might be a little too heavy. Foo Fighters, I think, would be a decent fit to probably a pro Jim in food. Ithink would be decent. Obviously I'm, you know, me, unbiased towardsAlice. Some chains. I don't think they're going to make it there.Yeah, but I mean they did play, I have time, show for aseahawks game a couple years back, which is pretty cool. But Ifeel like Pearl Jam has a legitimate chance to do it. I would sayfoo fighters as well, because, do you know, they're are Wacky,middle of the road and but they're still talented and popular, so I think, I think they have a legit shot. But one of our listeners, CynthiaKelly at Cindy seventy five, said ACDC should be playing the super bowlthis year, which I would. I'd be down with ACDC. I haveno problem with them. Yeah, me too, but I don't think.I don't think it'd be that popular with the younger set, so to speak. You know what I mean. Like, yeah, I wouldn't mind seen ACDCperform live at a halftime show, but with the young millennials of America. Really care about ACDC. But what are the what's the target audience?Though by I could be wrong, I always felt like the majority of peoplewatching football are basically us, like a bunch of like middle aged white dudes. So that's why I'm like, oh no, if that was the case, you wouldn't have all the half show artist save had in the last decade. But maybe they're doing that to try to know, branch out and belike listen, we don't I know you're forty and you're Chubby, drew,you know that's fine, and you like folk. Yeah, that's great.We we know you're in. Let's try. We're trying to get some other peopleinvolved and interested in the game. So I don't know, maybe that'smaybe. Maybe I'm wrong. I could be wrong. I don't know.I've been wrong once or twice before. That's a probably not. Yeah,but you know what, like even your picks were more grounded in reality thanmine. I was kind of like having a wet fan boys dream with mywhole super bowl halftime show scenario. You were like a man Pearl Jam,Realistic Shot. I mean, if I met Alica White, if it wasthose, tell me I think METALICA's going to get I guess I think they'rea little too heavy. But I mean, yeah, I mean if I threwreality to the to the breeze, I would say alison chains, youcould do. You could do a Seattle one. You could do you couldprobably put alison chains, Pearl Jam and...
...food fighters in there. I meangirls from, MMM, nirvana original, that's where he started with. Butright, you could. You can make that happen. Maybe if there wasa game played in Seattle. Maybe I don't think they would, because itprobably be miserable weather and I don't think they have a dome and Seattle.Do they? I didn't. I'm not sure if century link field, whateverit's called, has a retractable roof. As far as I know. Ithink it's always old. Yes, I think too, but yeah, Idon't know. That's a that's kind of what a that's what I'd go butI would I would definitely enjoy watching your halftime show to thank you and thankyou to the fan who responded. So we could totally ramble about this fora long time about who should be playing the super bowl halftime show. Whateverybody else think? Yeah, but let's so that was the feedback we havefor the halftime show. But let's talk about what people thought about blinding lightsfrom the weekend. So Denny, yes, Denny at Mama of the Java saidit sounds like young Turk's by Rod Stewart. Every time I hear itI wait for the young hearts part and realize that's not it and then Hashtag. I'm not that old. Pipe. Twenty at pipe and twenty said solegit. It'll be one of those songs that gets played for years. Theweekend is a true and universal talents. And then we have our good friendTom Wing Gia at, I am Pol Nique said absolutely a hit out.Of course he should play it, play this song, since it's one ofhis most popular songs. That the Super Bowl. My kids really like himand will probably only watch the game to see his performance. See they'd bedisappointed if he didn't sing it. So I feel, like you know,the weekends reaching out to that younger audience. We have mimig at Yoga. Mamahundred and eight said, catchy, but forgettable. Melinda, are goodfor Melinda at. Melinda Barnett said No. Yes, well, she said no, you go. Irish Keith at his Meself, you know, saidnow that weekend was worse than a Monday morning. I see what you did, dare, and like it. Yeah, I like it. Erico at EricoTerio said there's only one performer I wanted the super bowl halftime show thisyear, and that's SAS squatch. That's SA x squatch. Oh yeah,that's Kinky. I would watch that one too. And then, finally,snobby girl at, snobby girl seventeen said, I only know this song dude tothe relentless tick tock dances its spawns met. So yeah, some,some, some mixed up to some mixed feedback there, you know. Sothat's why we guess we got sixty percent. So that's what we got. Yeah, totally, I can. I guess it all. It's it's aclearer picture now for me. Yeah, I went in all foggy and nowI can see clearly. Now the rain is gone. There we go.So thank you to the listeners for all that feedback. I appreciate it,as do I, but they I think, else going to add before we wrapup. Yeah, let's totally date this show. What do you say? Let let's put our stamp on this, see it at a time capsule foreverso we can embarrass us in the future. Who Will Win the SuperBowl? Okay, I you know what. I'm pulling for the bucks, becauseI really, as an old man, I appreciate forty three year old TomBrady basically kicking gas, which is amazing to me. So I'm goingto say the bucks. I'm going to say the bucks. They win byfor I'll call it Thir thirty. What do you think? Hmm? Well, you know, I am a New England Patriots Fan. Friend of thelisteners out there. That's where I'm originally from, is New England. Soyou got to ask yourself, is this guy mad that Tom Brady left townfor greener pastures, or am I going to, you know, keep rootingthe guy on, since my team now effectively suck ucks, you know,thanks to his well, actually, they're going to suck, even the fuseon the team or not, but still, you know, is it a painfulthing? Yes, it's a painful thing. Boy. Here's I'm goingto tell you, drew. I am actually rooting for Thomas Edward Patrick,a fucking Brady Junior, to win another ring. Ring Number Seven is superbowl number ten. So I'm going to pick the Tampa Bay Buccani is bya thousand fucking points. Guy. I...
...like it. And this is andthis is the first super bowl games to where the hosting team is actually alsoor the hosting city, their team is also playing in it, which isI don't mean nothing now now, but I'm just saying it's interesting that,in what fifty five years, is the first time that's ever happened. So, yeah, drew and his tidbits always come up with those stats and facts. People, I know, random shit. People. You do you do,but I think that's it. I'm good. Any thing else, Dave? Yeah, no, just want to say big ups to the listeners outthere. You guys are all fantastic. No matter what anybody says about you, I am here and I care about you and I thank you. Soyeah, you're the best. Yep, likewise what he said. So thanksagain everybody for listening and the enjoyed a super bowl and the weekends halftime performanceshow, and also thanks again for listening to songs gone wrong.
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