30 Songs in 30 Days - Day 14

Day 14 - A Song That No One Would Expect You to Love

I think I've talked before about how my musical tastes are many and varied. Most people only get exposed to a certain segment of that, though. The downtown karaoke crowd mostly hears the folksy Cancon, the 90s alternative, and the angsty stuff. The show tunes are pretty much obvious, of course. I never break out the classical or the lounge music — you'd be surprised how poorly that type of stuff goes over in a room full of drunk hipsters — and I really only break out the harder stuff on special occasions.

So, I think a song that no one would expect me to love is "One" by Metallica.

Having come of age in the MuchMusic era, there are certain songs that I completely associate with their video, to the point where I can almost see it shot for shot when I hear the song. Radiohead's "Just" is a song like that, and so is this one. It's an amazing video, using footage from the movie of the book that inspired the song, Johnny Got His Gun.

Honestly, if you haven't seen it, just watch the video. It's a total psychological whooooaaaa. I really need to read the book someday.

Anyway, I think it's among Metallica's best work, and it's right before they became METALLICA. Coincidentally, it's also right before they became completely insufferable. But it's a great song, so rough-edged and angry. It puts the heavy in heavy metal.

30 Songs in 30 Days

  1. Your Favourite Song - "American Pie" by Don McLean
  2. Your Least Favourite Song - "Hotel Room Service" by Pitbull
  3. A Song That Makes You Happy - "Legend of a Cowgirl" by Imani Coppola
  4. A Song That Makes You Sad - "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley
  5. A Song That Reminds You of Someone - "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga
  6. A Song That Reminds You of Somewhere - "Once in a Lifetime" by Talking Heads
  7. A Song That Reminds You of a Certain Event - "Say it Ain't So" by Weezer
  8. A Song That You Know All the Words To - "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" by Meatloaf
  9. A Song That You Can Dance To - "Babe" by Styx
  10. A Song That Makes You Fall Asleep - "One For My Baby" by Frank Sinatra
  11. A Song From Your Favourite Band - "Unconditional" by jacksoul
  12. A Song From a Band You Hate - "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles
  13. A Song That is a Guilty Pleasure - "Snoopy's Christmas" by The Royal Guardsmen
  14. A Song That No One Would Expect You to Love - "One" by Metallica
  15. A Song That Describes You
  16. A Song That You Used to Love But Now You Hate
  17. A Song That You Hear Often on the Radio
  18. A Song That You Wish You Heard on the Radio
  19. A Song From Your Favourite Album
  20. A Song You Listen to When You're Angry
  21. A Song You Listen to When You're Happy
  22. A Song You Listen to When You're Sad
  23. A Song You Want to Play at Your Wedding
  24. A Song You Want to Play at Your Funeral
  25. A Song That Makes you Laugh
  26. A Song That You Can Play on an Instrument
  27. A Song That Makes You Feel Guilty
  28. A Song You Wish You Could Play
  29. A Song From Your Childhood
  30. Your Favourite Song This Time Last Year