Down Goes Another One by McFly – 59 Plays – 59 ‘D’ Songs in Total
I would have listened to Down Goes Another One for the first time in 2008 when McFly’s fourth album, Radio:Active was released. I would have been fifteen at the time and my obsession with McFly would slowly have been growing stronger. Radio:Active was so different to all three of their previous albums. It had more of a ‘rock’ vibe to it which suited me perfectly. Down Goes Another One was one of the album tracks that I fell in love with immediately. My love for the song only increased when I realised the connection it had with a song on their second album, Wonderland.
She Falls Asleep Pt.2 is a song about a woman that commits suicide. Part 1 is instrumental and is worth listening to as well. When you listen to the lyrics, it really is quite a harrowing song, especially the fact that the woman’s boyfriend doesn’t make it to her in time to save her. Listen to it here. Down Goes Another One is the story of the woman’s boyfriend after she has ended her life. It’s a song about his guilt and his eventual demise. When you think about it, Down Goes Another One is an extremely sad song, but it’s written and performed in such a way that makes it beautiful. The lyric video can be found at the bottom of this blog. It never was released as a single, and yet I feel it is one of McFly’s best songs.
I’m starting to remember things that you said
I’m unravelling what they meant
But the world moves on
You’re just another one
My family has been hit by suicide and even though it happened before I was born, the effect of it still lingers. The lyrics above are a true representation of what it’s like for the people that are left behind. They do start to think about all of the things that were said and done. They analyse them. Start to think of all the things that they could have done differently. Things that may have stopped the suicide from happening. Eventually it consumes them, and if they don’t have the support from friends or family, they can end up falling into depression too. It’s scary to think of how many people this song is relevant to.
If you have suicidal thoughts and need someone to talk to, you can call the Samaritans if you’re in the UK: 116 123. Or you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in the USA: 1-800-273-8255. There are many different services that can help you no matter which country you live in. Never be afraid to reach out for help.
Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande is the song that I was expecting to hit the top of this list. It’s a lot newer than Down Goes Another One, so it makes sense for it to be listened to less. It’s such a powerfully performed song. Ariana’s vocal range is incredible and I only wish that I could sing half as good as her. Find the official video for Dangerous Woman here.
Until the next time,
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A few fun facts: Of the 1,199 songs on my iPod – I know, feeble compared to some – there have been a total of 16,039 plays. This equates to an average of 13.4 plays per song. If each song is an average of 3 minutes long, this means that I have spent approximately 801.95 hours listening to the music on my iPod or 33.4 days. This doesn’t include the many times that I have watched and re-watched music videos or the time before the iPod. I can guarantee things would look a little different if I could get the data from my MP3 Player, or Windows Media Player days.