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i wrote a song… in my mind

bad songs turned good

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you ever hear a song and instantly not like it?  it doesn’t make it onto your ipod, or whenever it plays, you instantly skip it.  then one day a friend tells you they loooove that song and somehow it gains some credibility.  or maybe you go to a concert and the performer plays said “bad” song.  doesn’t it make you want to listen to it again?

this has happened to me many times.

for example: jason mraz’s the boy is gone.  i didn’t hate this song, but i’d always skip it just because it started off slow and it just didn’t really capture my attention.  but then i went to a jason mraz concert and he opened with this song.  and instantly, i loved it.  i even performed it at a coffee shop.

example #2: jonas brothers’ burning up.  my sister told me to check out this song and i thought she’d gone crazy.  my first thought was, weren’t these guys on the disney channel?  i checked out the sample on itunes but wasn’t impressed.  it wasn’t until my roommate started blasting it in his car that i started to like it.

sometimes i’ll try to push a song that people may not like at first hoping to achieve this sort of effect for them.


Written by enoch

September 15, 2008 at 11:37 am

Posted in from my mind

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  1. Haha, it doesn’t work when you do it huh? I would have never listened to Ray Lamontagne, but some girl I liked said she liked it so I started listening and liking it too.


    September 15, 2008 at 6:04 pm

  2. go jonas brothers!!!!

    it wasn’t until i saw common in concert that i started liking his songs.


    September 16, 2008 at 10:12 am

  3. yeah. that has happened to me alot. me doing it to myself. i’ll download one of those free downloads from itunes just for the heck of it. later to find out that i liked the song (hearing it on tv shows/commericials) but somehow ended up buying another copy. haha!

    yeah i like that song burning up. you should check out their lovebug song. 🙂

    hey have you heard of eric hutchinson?? his album is good you should check it out. his popular song right now is from the sisterhood of the traveling pants soundtrack “rock n’ roll”.


    September 17, 2008 at 12:30 pm

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