My memory from this time last year is a little fuzzy. I was throat deep into Reverb 10, cycling around through my own internal turmoil. I decided I would go sliding through all of the songs that were out this time last year and figure out exactly what I felt about them. It took a bit of sifting to figure out what really stood out above the rest, and there was some really good music last year.
In the end, though, I felt it came down to a choice between two songs. One that I actually listened to last year and can remember bebopping to with friends way back on the night we went to the Record Bar, and one that I don’t really think I’d ever heard until recently. For that reason, I’ve decided one of them wins out and the other just gets a place on my mp3 player.
The winner is:
C-Lo Green – F**k You
C-Lo Green has a sense of humor that any geek would get. Of course this probably comes from the fact that he is indeed a giant geek. I’m not sure when the first time I hear F**k You play was, but I do remember that it was the radio edit, which cleverly replaces the primary expletive with the word “forget,” although I’ve also heard an edited version of the song just say, “eff.” Anyway, I clearly remember thinking to myself, “Damn, this is a fun song that I want to play loudly all the time.”
It turns out, many of my friends felt the same way.
Seems to me that we all have a relationship we are bitter about ending, and this is just about the best song for it ever.
I think 20 years from now, it’ll be a classic.