Monday, December 30, 2013
#2 Song of 2013
Dear Poptastic Readers,
#2 in my favourite songs of 2013 is “We Are Young” by Le Kid. You can click on the song title to see what Poptastic Confessions had to say about it previously.
The official cover art
Gosh! I love them so! They are definitely one of the best pop bands around. Their music is euphoric and just makes you happy listening to it. “We Are Young” is an anthem of our time. And it almost hit the #1 spot. And I’m so sorry it didn’t make #1 this year. They also came close in 2011 with “America”, which came in at #3 on my countdown. Click on the name of the song to see what I wrote about them two years ago.
Poptastic Confessions' cover art
I changed up the cover art for my own amusement. I found online that someone had added the Le Kid logo with the heart, so I just added the the name of the song and put it on the blog. And while "We Are Young" was at #5 in Italy, a music website must have done a Google search for the image because they used my altered cover. Hahaha. Whoops!
The video is super cute. Looks like it was made with iPhones. And they made it look so easy. Have a look and see just how much fun they are!
I went most of the year thinking the first line of the lyrics were “I wanna kill the white elf.” But I recently looked the lyrics up online and that isn’t what they are saying. I kept wondering why they’d want to kill a poor white elf. I felt kind of silly, like that time I thought Bananarama was singing about a moose by the railroad tracks. Anyhoo … misheard lyrics are always fun.
Now you might remember that I interviewed Felix for Poptastic Confessions last year. And this year, my hubby and I had pleasure of having lunch with Märta and her boyfriend while they were visiting San Francisco.
Davearama and Märta
We’re hoping to go to Sweden next year! So hopefully we can meet up with Le Kid there and have a POPtastic time! Hooray! Fingers crossed!
“We Are Young” is not available on US iTunes. However, you can get it on mp3va.com with a prepaid account. Don’t delay, get it today!
By the way, we should also mention that Le Kid's follow-up single in Germany was the amazing song "Physical." Now you must be wondering why it isn't in my Top 20 this year. It is indeed very worthy of being in the Top 10, as I had it at #6 in my favourite songs of 2012. Yes, it was released last year in Denmark under a different name: "Human Behaviour." So, that's why the song isn't on this year's countdown. But it is FABulous just the same! And if you think it should be in 2013, then consider it a tie at #2 with "We Are Young."
See #3 of 2013.
See #4 of 2013.
See #5 of 2013.