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This Week’s Jukebox

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Natasha Bedingfield – “These Words”

Being an avid fan of Daniel Bedingfield, I was quite skeptical of the talents of his sister, Natasha. After Ashlee, Jamie-Lynn, and Haylie, I’ve just had it up to my ass with people’s less-talented siblings. But after having nothing to do on a late Saturday night, I turned to MTV After Hours and her video for “These Words” happened to come on. I immediately loved the song. The hip Pop/Dance beat laced with Natasha’s semi-soul vocals were ear-candy. I still haven’t listened to any of the other songs on her debut album, but if the rest of her songs are like this one, I might just end up liking Natasha more than I like her brother.

Trying to find the magic
Trying to write a classic
Don’t you know, don’t you know, don’t you know?
Waste-bin full of paper
Clever rhymes, see you later

These words are my own
From my heart flown
I love you, I love you, I love you, I love you
There’s no other way
To better say
I love you, I love you…

Green Day – “Wake Me Up When September Ends”

Okay…am I the only one who it is apparent to, that Green Day seems better now than they have ever been? I don’t remember them having this many hits during the nineties, even as big as they were then. Maybe it’s because their songs now are a bit more Top 40 friendly–who knows. Nonetheless, in their continued reign over modern rock and pop radio, Green Day’s surefire newest addition to their collection of hits is “Wake Me Up When September Ends”. It’s a slow but rough rock ballad, that yet again showcases Billy Joe Armstrong’s beautiful but mean vocals. Green Day seems to have a nac for great melodies, it’s rare to see so many catchy tunes on rock albums at one time–but I guess that’s the product of time.

Summer has come and passed
The innocent can never last
Wake me up when september ends

Ring out the bells again
Like we did when spring began
Wake me up when september ends

Here comes the rain again
Falling from the stars
Drenched in my pain again
Becoming who we are


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  • I’m not a huge pop music fan, but Natasha’s whole album is pretty great, really well done.