My lovely and talented friend Sarah (see day 1 for link) started this challenge.
I am going to do this the way Sarah did – a song every day and with a few lines about why I like each artist and song, and why it is significant for me. I am as much about the music as the words by the way, so I have to like both if I include a song.
Please feel free to join in this challenge with your own lists!
‘Mad World’ by Gary Jules
This was originally written and recorded by Tears for Fears in 1982. Though I was right in their demographic (British and 16 years old) it missed me completely.
The Gary Jules version was recorded in 2001 for the soundtrack of the movie Donnie Darko and, again, I missed it despite it reaching number 1 in the UK. In my defense I have never been interested in the music charts and have never listened to the radio.
I was first introduced to it by my guitar teacher a few years later, and immediately tracked down Donnie Darko after stupidly ignoring recommendations to watch it.
Both the song and the movie really resonate with me.