Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Charlene's On Lighting!

There are some songs that we have no idea exactly how old they are or when we started to like them. Song number 6 in my forty favourite songs is one I think I only really started to like in the past few years. It's Rock The Casbah by The Clash. What is interesting is the history of songs and sometimes you are best not looking up some details on the Wizard of Wikipedia. There is loads on the song here including the tragic connection to the song that is said to have had Joe Strummer in tears. Even if I had been aware of Rock The Casbah back in 1982 I would have been pretty oblivious to the political lyrics. Truth is I have been since as well. Rock The Casbah is a song that you find yourself singing along to even if you don't know the lyrics. I bet we all do that on some songs, put in our own words. So in the tradition of misheard lyrics in great songs, here's Rock The Casbah by The Clash. Video created by Billy Ray.

1 comment:

Yuяi said...

Great song choice, David. That's a great misheard lyric there! I always thought they were saying f*** the casbah, but I think that may have even catapulted the song to even higher heights. I'm really enjoying your countdowns and posts. Looking forward to the others. :)