I’ve never seen a single episode of Glee, but I’ve heard so much hype about it for so long that I, a huge fan of musicals, decided to at least listen to some of the songs. And since I’m cheap, I hit up Pandora Radio and created my very own Glee channel. When the second song that played was “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid my heart may have skipped a beat.
(Oh come on, don’t pretend like you don’t know all the words to it and never swam around in the pool acting out the life of Ariel – especially the part where she climbs up on that rock and the waves crash around her and she’s singing I don’t know when, I don’t know how, but I know something’s starting right now, watch and you’ll see, someday I’ll be part of your world…which is kind of the way I feel about life a lot these days, so really it’s a great metaphor.)
But back to the music!
Here are some of the other songs I heard on my first listen to the Glee channel:
- “Somebody To Love” – Queen
- “Here Comes the Sun” – The Beatles
- “Everything” – Michael Bublé
- “Lucky” – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
- “All My Lovin'” – Across The Universe Soundtrack
Amazing, right? I kept thinking how it’s only a matter of time before I hear “My Kind Of Town” by Frank Sinatra, the only good thing that came out of my time as a server at Johnny Rockets in high school. It’s surprising that I still like that song, actually, considering I was forced to perform to it over and over using a ketchup bottle as a microphone. Incidentally, do you realize how annoying it is to be a server in a restaurant with jukeboxes? Especially restaurants with jukeboxes that contain certain popular song choices that require the wait staff to perform dances to them? VERY ANNOYING.
Man, the Johnny Rockets chapter of my life is a good one, but considering it only applies to the subject of this post by quite a stretch, I’ll have to save the stories for another time. What I’m trying to say is that I haven’t even started perfecting this channel to my exact specifications – except for the nix I put on John Mayer – and it is already awesome. Makes my 5:30 a.m. drives to work bearable, bordering on enjoyable, even. And that’s saying a LOT.