Song of the day: Lash – "Take Me Away"

August 21, 2009

If you have children over the age of 10, you’ve probably already heard today’s song. Repeatedly.

Here’s Lash with “Take Me Away” (2001):


“Take Me Away” was used (a lot) in the 2003 remake of Freaky Friday starring Lindsay Lohan and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Possibly for contractual reasons (who knows?), the original version wasn’t included on the movie’s soundtrack album. A note-for-note version by Christina Vidal was used instead:

Christina Vidal – “Take Me Away” (2003)


Honestly, what’s the difference?

Incidentally, according to Wikipedia, sales of the soundtrack album have so far amounted to 650,001, a number I find fascinating. 650,000 I can understand – it’s a nice, round number for the record companies and the statisticians, but 650,001? Who was that 650,001st person? (It wasn’t me.)

That may very well be one of life’s unanswerable questions…

Ah, well. To distract you from such imponderables, here’s a video of young Lindsay miming her way through the song in the movie. Her character is a teenage guitarist in a band. She’s also the quarrelsome daughter of Jamie Lee’s character. One night, courtesy of a spell, they switch bodies and…

I don’t know why I’m telling you all this. (Get back to the video, Peter.) The video is basically Lindsay’s character playing with her band in a band competition. The trouble is, she’s already swapped bodies with her mother, but her mother doesn’t know how to play guitar, but she’s needed in the band because they can’t play without her, but etc etc. Anyway, Lindsay is Jamie Lee, and Jamie Lee is Lindsay: