Song of the day: "Pokémon Theme Song"

November 2, 2012

Today’s, er, “song” was requested – rather emphatically – by the 16-year-old lover of all things Pokémon (Hi, Natalie!).

I was extremely reluctant to put it on this here blog, but when I heard it I thought: “You know what? That sounds just like a fist-pumper from the 1980s. I reckon that wouldn’t sound out of place on an album like Survivor’s Greatest Hits.”

So, here is a song not by Survivor (but could be):

Pokémon Theme Song” (1996)

I have no idea where an MP3 of that particular version of the theme song would be (there’s a bewildering amount of different Pokémon TV series, movies, games, and permutations thereof), so I’m not going to try and find it. You’ll just have to be content with the song in the video. If “content” is the right word.

Musical coincidences # 106

March 29, 2011

The marvellously helpful Power Population (Hi, Ppop!) alerted me to today’s coincidence.

Survivor‘s “High On You” starts with a synthesizer doing this:

Survivor – “High On You” (1984) (excerpt)


Now, Power Population reckons – and I agree wholeheartedly – that it sounds like…

Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons – “Who Loves You (1975) (excerpt)



Here are the full versions:

Survivor – “High On You” (1984)


Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons – “Who Loves You (1975)


Frank’s Faves on Fridays

May 7, 2010

Animal Logic – “There’s A Spy (In The House Of Love)” (1989)


I’ve only ever heard one other song by Survivor (yes, that one). But now that I’m acquainted with “High On You”, I’m a little sad that I’ve heard two Survivor songs.

Ben’s Brother – “Stuttering (Kiss Me Again)” (2007)

When the song started it reminded me exactly of Heart‘s mid-tempo power ballad “All I Want To Do Is Make Love To You“, a song that I had rather optimistically hoped I could manage to avoid hearing for quite a while. (Staying away from the radio really helps there.) Ah, well. But back to “Stuttering”. To me, it’s beyond awful. I don’t even think it qualifies as kitschy, ironic, post-ironic – or any other way that people find to giggle at bad songs. And I’m extremely keen on never hearing “Stuttering” again. Ever.