The studio version of this song is from HLN’s first album, while the live recording was given to the original “We Are the World” album (which is where I first heard it). It seems to have reverted back to HLN in the intervening years (which is how I was able to buy it).
I recently bought the remastered deluxe editions of some of Collins’ older work, which came with an extra disc’s worth of live and demo recordings. This song, from his first solo album, has been on repeat in my head since yesterday, when I finally got to hear the extra live version. Apparently, it was originally a slower, artsy Genesis song until they played it back at double speed, prompting Collins to rerecord it himself with Earth, Wind, and Fire’s horn section.
This is one of the songs that inspired me to start this blog, since it was stuck in my head off and on for a few weeks this summer. It surfaced again today.
This one’s been on repeat in my head at bedtime for the last couple nights.
There’s a restaurant in Shinjuku called The Dancing Crab, where the staff periodically dances if a group comes with a special occasion. The most common of these are, of course, birthdays, and since going there the other day, I’ve had the song they use stuck in my head.
I first heard Meja when one of her songs was used in a video game I liked, and ended up buying the album. That said, I have no idea why this song — one of the regular album cuts — has been popping into my head recently.
I’ve loved the Bee Gees since I was little. While I was looking up “Heartbreaker” the other day, I found some live Bee Gees performances. Naturally, one caught.