I know I may get a lot of stick for this but my next track is a song that was hiding away on the soundtrack to a children’s animated film, before it became something of a sleeper hit and was eventually released. It was absolutely everywhere for the first six months of this year. I give you ‘Let It Go’ from the soundtrack of Frozen.
No, wait, hang on a moment getting my animated films confused there, I mean, of course, ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams from the soundtrack of Despicable Me 2. This was to 2014 as ‘Get Lucky’ was to 2013, played to death but a useful reminder that some things can be both popular and good. It still sounds as fresh as a daisy even after 510 million youtube views, which surpasses even Let It Go’s 377 million. I was exposed to at least five of the latter’s plays as the Frozen track seems to have some magical power as a baby pacifier, with a young mum using it in our local coffee shop to calm her baby down each time it started bawling. This presented a dilemma for the other patrons – which is worse, a crying baby or ‘Let it go, Let it go…’ endlessly repeated on a shrill and tinny Samsung Galaxy.
What’s not to like? I am sure you will tell me.
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