Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Midweek Music Box: From Annoying Pop to 8-Bit Awesome?

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Can annoying pop hits become tolerable if they undergo an 8-bit makeover? I'll let you be the judge, as well as share my own thoughts.

"Ironic" by Alanis Morissette

I could not honestly tell you if it's possible to hear this song as many times as I've heard it. I don't hate, or at least, I try not to. In any case, it's usually a fast dial switch for me when it comes on the radio these days. However, I think I could almost tolerate it if it were used as background for something like a Harvest Moon-type game or something along those lines. I dunno, I see losing hours farming fake farms to this. Other than that, you have my permission to pop on over to the next song.

"Mmm-Bop" by Hanson

Believe it or not, there are more annoying versions of this track out there. Including the original! I kid, I kid...But seriously though, I actually think I enjoy the 8-bit version of this. I could totally see it as the background music for a kids game on the NES or the SNES. "Mmm-Bop" has nothing but goofy, goody vibes too it. No, that's not me saying that I ever really liked the song or the group. Just that I think I can kinda get into Hanson if it were made as background music for a kids game.

"Hero" by Nickelback, yes Nickelback

I hear the song, I think about that first movie, and truthfully, I'm not ashamed to say that I still like the song. I know there's some sort of internet heresy I just committed by saying this, but by golly I will admit that I like it. I've enjoyed the Gameboy version of Spider-Man more than it probably deserves. So I think that "Hero" by Nickelback probably gets more love from me than it should. I think it would be great as an end song for an 8-bit Spider-Man game. Oh well, I like it, and I love the 8-bit rendition too. Whether you think the 8-Bit version helps you to somewhat enjoy it, or if it's still as annoying doesn't matter. It was a flash-in-the-pan hit in the day, and for me the song evokes feelings of nostalgia from when I worked at a movie theater. The original version played during the end credits of Spider-Man starring Toby Maguire. It was the last song many heard before exiting, and it's the song I'll leave off with for this week's Midweek Music Box.

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