Z – Zero to Hero from Hercules (and Zombie by The Cranberries)

A-Z Blog Challenge - Zero to Hero from Hercules - Lauren Mayhew AuthorZero to Hero from Hercules (and Zombie by The Cranberries) – 2 Plays – 1 ‘Z’ Song in Total

Welcome to the last day of this year’s A-Z Challenge! Can you believe how quickly this month has gone? I honestly don’t know what I’m going to do with myself after this. Here’s ‘Z’. It’s another one of those days where I only had one song in the category, but this time I don’t really feel like I can talk about it that much. I’ve only listened to Zero to Hero twice since I put it on my iPod, so it’s not a song that I know very well. It’s a good song, but Hercules never has been one of my favourite Disney films, though I’m pretty sure Meg is my spirit animal/ cartoon. The video for Zero to Hero is at the bottom of the blog.

So, instead of talking about Zero to Hero, I’m going to talk about the song Zombie by The Cranberries. It’s not on my iPod, but a friend mentioned it to me a few days ago when I said I was going to struggle with this post. I can’t believe I’ve never listened to it before. It really is an incredible song. Very political, but incredible. Dolores O’Riordan’s voice is so pure and strong, it’s a shame that she’s no longer with us. I’m definitely going to check out some of her other music, not just the stuff with The Cranberries. The video for Zombie is also at the bottom of the post.

With their tanks and their bombs
And their bombs and their guns
In your head,
In your head they are cryin’

I can’t really talk about my favourite lyrics to Zombie, because I haven’t really listened to it enough to appreciate the song fully. O’Riordan’s voice is so fantastic though and I really love how she keeps her Irish accent as she sings. You find that with a lot of Irish singers. One of my bug bears with music nowadays is the fact that so many British singers adopt an American accent as they sing. Why? I’m gonna move on from this before I go into a rant!

Zero to Hero was the only song on the list, so there aren’t any other ‘Z’ songs to talk about. Instead I’ll just list my favourite Disney songs ever. It’s probably going to be the most generic Disney song list you’ve seen, but I can’t help that! Click the purple text for videos. Here goes: Colours of the Wind from Pocahonta; Beauty and the Beast; Touch the Sky from Brave; How Far I’ll Go from Moana; I Just Can’t Wait to be King from The Lion King. I just loved the music from Moana and Brave, it was very true to the places that the films were set.

So… Thatโ€™s the end for another year. What’s been your favourite song throughout this challenge? Make sure to come on the 7th may for my reflection post!

Until the next time,
Lauren x

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A-Z Blogging Challenge 2018 - Lauren Mayhew AuthorA 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.


10 thoughts on “Z – Zero to Hero from Hercules (and Zombie by The Cranberries)

  1. Tarkabarka says:

    I do love Zero to Hero! ๐Ÿ˜€ I don’t even know what my top 5 list would be… It probably includes (in some order) You’re Welcome from Moana, Mother Knows Best from Tangled, Almost There from Princess and the Frog, and some songs from Lion King 2 which had a great soundtrack…

    Thank you for this month! I heard a lot of new music, and I really appreciated your posts ๐Ÿ™‚

    The Multicolored Diary: Weird Things in Hungarian Folktales


  2. AJ Blythe says:

    Yay on finishing A-Z, Lauren. Zombie is a favourite so glad you picked it to finish with (even if it was knew to you – which is pretty much the opposite of how your A-Z has been for me).

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