For as long as I’ve been on the radio, and definitely for as long as I’ve been writing a blog, I will occasionally make a reference to a song being “One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded!” (GSER)
I would usually follow that by saying that I would eventually start a category for it, but then never get around to it.
Well, now I’m getting around to it!
It will pretty much follow the pattern of The Most Awesomest Song of the Day.
I’ll select a song to celebrate and then give my thoughts about it. Nothing really brand new here that hasn’t been done before. But since I have a website, I can collect them and lay out what my own greatest songs are.
My radio show, “Prime Time Theme Attic,” is on Monday nights 8PM-10PM ET but is on hiatus because of the pandemic.
Here’s the link for when the show returns: http://rdo.fm/r/4qntu )
Even though I always emphasize new music and artists, it’s always fun to take a short drive through the legendary artists, since they influenced those other artists!
But a song doesn’t have to be old or done by a legendary Theme Attic Hall of Fame member to be thus honored.
I can think of several songs that are only a few years old or less that I could identify as One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded.
This will be fun, and hopefully you will join me on my journey…at least sometimes!
So what makes a song great?
Is it the melody?
Is it the chorus?
Is it the arrangements?
Well, yes…and no.
Sometimes it’s all of them, and sometimes it’s just one or two of them.
Today’s song, “Our World to Save” by Bob Hausler, only has a couple of those ingredients, but they’re more than enough!
I remember receiving the song about an hour before I was going on the air in 2018.
I was blown away!
I still am when I listen to it!
It was election eve and I played that song as my finale! (Yeah, sometimes it happens that fast!)
There was no way I wasn’t going to play it!
The lyrics are simple yet powerful:
“Sometimes you gotta stand up and be counted/
Just set your fears aside/
Pick up and fight/
For what we believe is right/
For it’s our world to save!”
If that doesn’t get your heart pumpin,’ someone needs to hold a mirror under your nose!
Bob logically lays out the situation and the reasons why things need to change!
And, hey! Wouldn’t you know it?
Love conquers hate!
The song arrangement is pretty simple: a guitar and cajon.
But Bob‘s passionate vocal slays all demons!
This song puts iron in your spine!
One of the Greatest Songs Ever Recorded is “Our World to Save” by Bob Hausler!!!
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