For The Love Of Music – Day 17 -When Your Heart Stops Beating

Every year in February I try to think of new things that I can discuss around the theme of love because let’s not be ignorant, it is that month AND it is a leap year – that’s meant to be special right?! Last year we celebrated the fact that the best things comes in twos and looked at the word of Twoprov (not as couples but the way the comedy format is stealing and owning the stage), we have also looked at the comedy film and comedy as a whole! This year we head to the world of music.

Some of the songs I love are not necessarily my favourite songs, instead I find this is a sort of completely different topic all on it’s own. A song that I really love must do a few things to me – firstly make me smile because of the experience of listening to it whilst also making me feel a lump in my throat. All of these songs that I talk about over the next 29 days are songs I really do love and adore and I think their music construction, lyrics and song as a whole are wonderful.

At the start of this paragraph I said that these songs may not be my favourites – well that is true, whilst some may be ones that are, there are ones that are not but that does not mean I truly respect them as songs and these songs make me happy and sad at the same time I know they are in a completely different category and that is what the difference is.

Day 17 – When Your Heart Stops Beating, +44


Why This song?

I was a huge fan of +44 and was sad that they only had one album – this was the first single off the track and I instantly adored it. The main reason I loved it was because it was so different to Blink-182 and was completely stand alone. At the time I felt that this song filled a gap in the punk rock music scene and really brought along with it a fun and addictive sound as well.

Why do you love this song?

The uptempo beat to this song is so effective that it is instantly uplifting, I love the way that the verse is so different to any other song that was around at the time when this was released. The chorus has a fast paced and once you hear it you can’t get it out of your head. I love +44 and think it is one of Mark Hoppus’ best ventures and that is why this song makes the list.

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