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"Good" Mainstream...

There's a song and you LOVE it. You're the only one you know who has ever heard of this song - it's brilliant, amazing, your favorite! Weeks or months later, you notice that the song is spreading 'round the Internet and soon you can even hear it on the radio! What the f§#% happened?!?

You know that situation, right? ;) And sometimes you even lose interest in that song or the artist, just because the rest of the world knows it too... Do they appreciate it as much as you do? The sound, the message, the FEELING? ... I always hated it to realize that a song can lose its sparkle just because it became popular. I'm not a hipster, so why the f§#% do I care what others think of that song??
The thing is.. the song stays the same, it's just your relation to it that changed. It once was something special. Now it's one of many.
In the past few months, I often thought about this "dilemma" and how you deal with it.
There are two things to keep in mind.
1) If you REALLY like a new, rising artist and what he/she does, you should also like that his/her music becomes popular - because that way, the cds/mp3s sell better and the artist gets more money to keep on making what he/she does best.
2) You're always talking about a particular song or the music you like, maybe even sharing it on twitter/facebook/etc. ...So why be shattered by the success? Good things become better when you share them.. More or less.. Right? ... 'o.o'

So here are a few songs where the exact same thing happened to me. I LOVED the songs and then they became popular. and now I'm struggling to "re-enjoy" them again. But hey - some of them are kind of "old" by now, so that's hipster-ish again, isn't it?!... :D

Let's start with the ultimate "good" mainstream song of 2011/2012 - Gotye feat. Kimbra - Somebody That I Used to Know. A song, that got stuck in my heart and always will be - no matter what. A song, that I sang on my way home, crying like a little b§#%$ on a cold winter's night. Two artists that fascinate and inspire me. It's THE song.... And everybody knows it by now -.-''

Gotye- Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)- official film clip from Gotye on Vimeo.

Aaaaaah. The next one is a good one, too. "Iron" by Woodkid. Talking 'bout the fusion of art and music. Powerful lyrics. And one of my favorite models, Agyness Deyn, is featured as well :D

Woodkid - Iron from WOODKID on Vimeo.

And now the queen of soul-pop. Adele. "Rolling in the deep"... Do I need to say more??

Adele - Rolling In The Deep Official Music Video... von devilish-romeo

...To conclude this short list of "good" mainstream songs: Lana Del Rey's "Born To Die"... No, I didn't want to choose her song "Video Games" .. because she, in fact, became populer with "Video Games" all around the world - but "Born To Die" was the one that made her famous here in good ol' Germany ;)

Sooooooo... that's it for now, guys... The next posts will include less videos and more mp3-links (soundcloud and the like) ... and MOOOORE INDIE/ELECTRO!!!!! ;D

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