Earworm of the day: Someone Like You by Adele

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCya1yiFFP4[/youtube]I heard this song on the radio during a recent train journey and was impressed enough to note down the singer (whose name the presenter mentioned, thankfully). I looked it up (thank you, YouTube!) and like it more and more.

For one thing, many ballads appeal to me. And with this song, I also appreciate the lyrics. I was in the position described in the song once: A former boyfriend had found love again and founded a family, while I was still single. So I can really relate to the singer’s ambivalent attitude. (The person who was happiest for me when I met my husband was that former boyfriend, by the way.)

Are there songs that touch a certain something in you because you have been there? Which are they?

- Rike Horstmann

9 thoughts on “Earworm of the day: Someone Like You by Adele

  1. Jean Wan

    I find Adele absolutely beautiful. When it comes to natural beauty, give me Adele any day over…well, over many of the other touted lovelies. And this song just about breaks my heart. I think this live version, with the melodic difference in the chorus, is even better than the official radio edit, which I find just a touch too fast. I really, really hope her voice gets better – it would be a shame to lose her voice.

    As to your actual question, the first one that came to mind is Feist’s “Mushaboom” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYF0qU5WSew&ob=av3e). I absolutely empathize with “It may be years until the day/my dreams will match up with my pay”, and yearning for an “Old dirt road/knee-deep snow/watching the fire as we grow/old”. Good song.

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