Thursday, September 5, 2013

#310: Dave Matthews Band-What Would You Say (Top 500 Modern Rock Songs Of All Time)

#310
(Top Modern Rock Songs Of All Time)
Song: "What Would You Say"
Artist: Dave Matthews Band
Release Date: Septmeber, 1994
From the Album: Under The Table And Dreaming (1994)


Quick Take: ”What Would You Say” was the Dave Matthews Band first top ten hit and established what had been a largely regional following into an international success. Promoted by a garish, attention-getting video, the song’s lyrics are an exercise in metaphysical fatalism, the sort of thing John Donne might have written on a day he was really, really depressed. Images of a dying bear eating its head place the lyrics at odds with the mostly upbeat tune and Matthews’s almost whimsical vocals. The odd combination of disparate elements connected with a broad audience. While the song peaked at #9 on the Top 40 Mainstream charts, it has retained sufficient airplay to qualify as an enduring favorite.
Courtesy: Richard Gilliam (allmusic.com) 

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