Opposites Attract by ‘Til Tuesday.

This is one song by ‘Til Tuesday that I wish would have made it into the studio. Even a demo would have been good. But neither exists. Apparently it wasn’t played live too often because one of the band members vaguely remembered it. To this day, I’m still trying to get all the lyrics.

Since Opposites Attract was introduced as a new song in this recording, this would make it written in 1985. The recording was made by someone in the audience which is why it’s not the best quality.

I hope that one day another copy surfaces with clearer lyrics and sound. Until then, we’re lucky to have at least this one.

As she looks into his eyes every night  to find everything she’s missing or at least desires..but opposites attract. I know it’s a fact. She’s going through her tears of pain. Opposites Attract.

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Golden Haze by Wild Nothing.

Well, summer is slowly coming to a close. The kids are back in school and you’ve just fit in that last-minute vacation before it’s back to work and cooler weather. Why not throw in one last summer song to end it with grace?

Golden Haze was released in 2010 from Wild Nothing’s EP of the same name. It came out shortly after their debut album, Gemini, which was very popular on the indie circuit. They have since released a third album, Empty Estate, this past May.

Above is a live performance from KEXP Seattle.

Favourite Scar by Leona Lewis.

If you’re a fan of 80’s music or of simply Tears for Fears, you’ll definitely recognize the sampling used in today’s song. Did you guess it yet?

Well, jet back to June of 1985. It’s “Head Over Heels” from the popular Tears for Fears album, Songs from the Big Chair.

At first, I didn’t know what to think of her version. I didn’t like it nor dislike it. But it’s grown on me. I see it as a “modern day” version of the original, with a woman’s point of view. I like how she incorporates lyrics from the original song “La la la la la la” and “Funny how time flies.”

Leona recorded “Favorite Scar” for her third album, GlassHeart, in October of 2012. It hasn’t been released as a single but if it ever is, I think it would be beyond awesome to get Roland and Curt in the video. Take a listen and see what you think.

Do you notice her first line? “Whatcha wanna talk about?” Now recall the original in which Roland says, “I wanted to be with you alone and talk about the weather.” I liked that connection too.

Interesting job, Leona.