Matthew told me about the band’s latest song, “Have A Nice Day”.
I must warn you that “Have A Nice Day” is one of those sarcastic – or “ironic” – songs, where things are the opposite of what they seem. (Matthew’s not terribly pleased with his romantic companion.)
Sneering lyrics aside, I didn’t mind the song at all.
As I listened to “Have A Nice Day”, I noticed a few things.
Things Peter Noticed
- “Have A Nice Day” reminded me of power pop songs from the 1980s, specifically Eddie Money’s “Think I’m In Love” and Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl”. That’s fine by me.
- There’s a bit o’ swearing at 1:52. Matthew sings about the object of his scorn doing something naughty in his bed. And it isn’t trucking.
- From 2:33-2:38 Matthew sings “I loved you more than space and time and Cabernet”. I like that.
But the biggest thing I noticed can’t be contained in a list. (Yep. It’s that big.)
I noticed that the song’s main melody sounded like something else that was very familiar to me…
And here’s all of “99 Luftballons” in case you want to compare the two songs in full:
And speaking of coincidences…
Eagle-eared reader Fitzall (Hi, OneSize!) noticed this:
Here’s all of Whitney’s ditty: