Maybe this’ll become a series, one song at a time. Kinda like what @Swan269 started with his KMITO post earlier this week.
Let’s talk about The Heart Is A Muscle. I’ll go first.
When I was digging into GOY, this was one of the first few songs I found – the video ranks very highly on YouTube when you search for the band’s name. I liked it, but wasn’t really blown away. It seems like a pretty simple song – very basic drumming, very straightforward structure, etc. Dave’s lyrics are really great, and are way better througout the song than what I think is a pretty cheesy couplet in the chorus. (“the heart is a muscle / and I want to make it strong”) Overall, it’s not the kind of song where I’d say “You have to listen to this!” if I find someone who wants to learn about the band.
But you know what? Every time it comes on, I cannot help but sing along and totally get into the groove. It reminds me of U2’s “Beautiful Day” – it’s not something you’d put on a list of the band’s greatest songs, but when you listen to it and turn it up loud, you’re like … this is WAY better than I give it credit for.
To this day, I’m not sure where it would rank if I made a list of my fave songs. Not top 5, but maybe top 10 or top 15?
Your turn! Where does THIAM rank for you?