Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Most Beautiful Song I've Ever Heard

I was already a huge fan of Leona Lewis (she did make my favorite song of 2008) but her version of Snow Patrol's "Run" takes that love to a whole new level. I started listening to it obsessively about a month ago- something about Leona's vocals totally cast an unbreakable spell upon me to the point where I have to listen to all of her songs on repeat for hours- but it wasn't until a couple of days ago that I realized just how beautiful it is. "Run" is so beautiful that I honestly believe that if I was in the right state of mind, it could actually bring me to tears (and no song has ever done that for me). It also never fails to amaze me that she turned a not bad indie rock ballad into a pop power anthem on par with Celine Dion's "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" or Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You." Is it too soon to call "Run" my favorite song of 2009?


5 comments:

nick plowman said...

It sure is one of my favourites this year too. Its a stunner, and I am a huge Snow Patrol fan as well.

Vance said...

and I thought I was the only one getting misty eyed with this song. I'm not a total Leona Lewis fan (I think I only love Bleeding Love because I think about the SYTYCD Mark and Chelsie routine they did to it, and I didn't like her second single), but LOVING this new version (and I loved the original already so I didn't think it could be topped).

Glenn said...

Not too late for 2009, but it is too late to name it one of the best of 2008, which it was. It was my #3 single of last year. Truly a stunner.

The only song to ever make me cry was when I heard Antony and the Johnsons perform "You Are My Sister" on The Late Show with David Letterman. true story. I'd never heard of them before outside of knowing they won the Mercury Prize and tears actually rolled down my face. It's on youtube if you wanna see.

Glenn said...

Obviously I mean "Not too SOON for 2009"

Kayleigh said...

Oh James I thought you had better taste than this. It's bad enough Simoc Cowell is using Houston soundalikes to slit the cultural throat of our nation and drink it's still warm blood but by having her turn an already beautiful song into a dull, vapid clone of everything else she's done is too much. You don't need a squeaky voice or fake sadness to make a song emotional, you can spot fakeness in music a mile away. Snow Patrol original always!