I’ve listened to The Smiths probably the same amount as everyone else has; enough to like them to the point where I don’t have to listen to them all that much. (It gets to a point where you have to say, enough Morrissey.) In searching for cover songs I came across Bobby Bare Jr.’s cover for “What Difference Does It Make?”. It’s a country cover which is really interesting that I like it since I don’t like most modern country songs. However, in listening to both songs, I still like The Smiths original song a little better. I think I like it better because its sounds a little smoother; the lyrics fit the genre better. The cover is still excellent and I will listen to Bobby Bare Jr. again.
I put together this playlist with superhero-type characters in mind. I really love how in movies certain songs are played along with the introduction of a character and at the climax of that movie. These are meant to be character and moment-defining songs that stick in your head. The songs that I put on this playlist are meant to those types of songs. I initially was imagining songs that heroes can fight to but that can vary too much or just be cliche. There are some fight-y songs on this playlist that I feel can serve as character intros. I imagined that most of the characters I would use these songs for would be teenagers coming to terms with their powers, how to use them and what to use them for. Rather than melancholic melodies I chose songs with a strong beat and some screaming; really good songs to listen to when you’re walking somewhere and want to feel *powerful*.