Friday, June 09, 2006

Emotions Have An Echo

Newsday posted a piece that attempts to explain the rash of covers of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy":

What may be a better indicator of the song's future strength and long-term influence, though, is the way it has already been embraced and performed by other artists - an increasingly rare move in today's music industry, where many pop artists balk at promoting the current work of their competitors.
The artist support for "Crazy" is a refreshing, much-needed reminder that musicians are music fans, too, and that they can get overwhelmed by a brilliant new pop song just like everyone else.

: I know that the song is so last month in the blog world but the song's near universal appeal is amazing. The songs ability to cross the generation gap is impressive, but even more startling is the way it has crossed genre boundaries being played on alt-rock, hip hop and adult contemporary radio. Every now and then everyone can be "overwhelmed by a brilliant new pop song". Just like me.

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