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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

from Freedom to Frenesi

Day 529, Session 100:
Saturday December 1st - Driving back from Evanston
First song:
Freedom by Blues Traveler
Last full song: Frenesi by Eydie Gormé
Progress: 1480-1485 of 5513
Songs Heard: 1187

One hundred times I've strapped the iPod to my head to listen to songs in alphabetical order. Well actually, that's a bit of a lie, sometimes I've plugged in an old cassette tape converter and listened in the car. This was one of those times.

Things kicked off with Freedom by Blues Traveler. The wife commented that she would have preferred if I had the song Freedom by George Michael. I explained to her that the song she was thinking of was actually titled Freedom! '90. You see, I was a big Wham! fan growing up and I knew that the song was titled Freedom! '90 to distinguish it from an earlier Wham! hit that was also titled Freedom. That's right, I knew that immediately and felt the need to share it. And now, apparently, I've felt the need to share it again. (For those of you reading this that are too young to remember, before being a solo artist, George Michael was one half of the group Wham!, thus the need to distinguish his newer solo song.) (For those of you reading this who are too young to remember George Michael as a musician... he was a punchline on late night talk shows for quite some time after being caught soliciting a male police officer in a public restroom.)

Sadly, despite the fact that I own "Make It Big" on record (that's right, actual record) I have not yet transferred it into my music collection. So you'll just have to take my word for it that Freedom by Blues Traveler, Freedom by Wham!, and Freedom '90 by George Michael are all different songs.

Freedom - Blues Traveler


colliniqua said...

I heart Wham!

Specifically, wake me up before you go-go, or whatever the actual title of the song is. That is hands-down, my favorite song of all time.

Sadly, I'm not as much an 80s baby as I'd like to claim. To me, George Michael is a Leno punchline first and foremost.

Michael said...

I heart Wham! too! Oh, wait... I thought you said "hate".

Although I must say, I always loved that Freedom '90 video. Replacing George Michael prancing around with supermodels singing the lyrics = genius.