Right Back in the Water by Jesse McCartney & Replace Your Heart by The Wanted – 69 Plays – 49 ‘R’ Songs in Total
Here we have the second blog with two songs that have the same amount of plays. The winner for the letter ‘R’ is… Right Back in the Water by Jesse McCartney. It’s from his second album Right Where You Want Me and I think I loved it from the moment I first heard it. It was a long time ago now, so I can’t really remember. When the album was released in 2006, I would have been 14 and starting to think about my GCSE’s. I’m pretty sure Jesse McCartney was the soundtrack to a lot of my homework back then. Clearly it worked, as I got brilliant grades.
I like how gentle the song is. It’s half a breakup song and half a love song. It’s a song of conflict within one’s own head about a relationship, and I can imagine a lot of people feel like this at some point in their life. They think they should walk away, but something about the other person pulls them back to them and they stay. It’s very similar to the song Kickstarts, which I wrote about a few days ago. A fan video for Right Back in the Water can be found at the bottom of this post.
And I try to walk away but I keep telling myself
She’s the one for me
‘Cause her love is so contagious
It keeps pulling me in
We were meant to be
To be honest, I don’t really have favourite lyrics, I adore the entire song. Jesse McCartney may not be the strongest vocalist, but he does know how to draw the listeners in with melody and lyrics. Right Back in the Water certainly drew me in a few years ago. It came up on shuffle play and I fell in love with the song all over again. I put it on repeat for a few days. I just couldn’t get enough of it. I didn’t want to get sick of it though, so I took it off repeat and enjoy it just as much when my iPod decides to play it randomly.
Run by Leona Lewis is number 5 on the list with 27 plays. I first heard Leona sing Run on the X-Factor a few years after she’d won it. It was an incredible performance, and I think I downloaded the song almost immediately. You can watch the video for Run here. It is a song originally sung by Snow Patrol, but I prefer Leona’s version. It might be because I heard Leona’s version first, but it could also be because I never really enjoyed Snow Patrol’s music, except for Chasing Cars.
Finally, Replace Your Heart by The Wanted had just as many plays as Right Back in the Water, but I haven’t known the song for as long, so I’ll talk a little about it here. It’s from The Wanted’s first album and I don’t think I really liked that much until recently. So, the majority of the plays are from the last 12 months, I’d say. I think the reason that I love this song so much is mainly to do with the vocals. It’s one of those songs that are so powerful, I have no chance of ever singing it in tune, but that doesn’t stop me from trying. It’s a good song, you should give it a listen. You can watch a fan video of Replace Your Heart 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.