Welcome to Bossy’s Ear Worm, which features songs currently in Bossy’s headphones. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
The Swimmers, Hundred Hearts.
Bossy will just go ahead and admit it: most of the time Bossy hears a tune she likes so she downloads it and puts it on an endless loop in her headphones, which she listens to while working, growing ever weary of it by the second.
And so when the time comes to bring a new song to this feature, Bossy is already so dead sick of it she can barely string two words together. For the most part, it’s never the fault of the song.
Such is the case with this tune, by the four-piece Philadelphia rock band The Swimmers, from their November 2009 release People Are Soft.
The 80s are back. But in this case, Bossy finds it infinitely charming to hear an acoustic guitar all up in the mix, playing nice with stuff like synth bass. And the main lick reminds Bossy of the stuff that used to come preprogrammed with the early Casio keyboards.
You’ve only got one heart
But a hundred people want it
If a hundred people owned it, they’d be putting prices on it
If you had a hundred hearts
You could try to ration out ’em
But then one by one they’d break ’em and you’d only be without ’em
Bossy loves the dancing girls when they get stop-action Vogue-ing.
Michele saysJanuary 14, 2010 at 4:09 pm