Marvin Gaye’s Ain’t That Peculiar + The Verve’s Bittersweet Symphony
The two songs create a beautiful synthesis. Ain’t That Peculiar was recorded in 1965 by American soul musician Marvin Gaye for the Tamla Motown label. The single was produced and written by Smokey Robinson (who also wrote I Want You Back which was sung by Michael Jackson). Ain’t That Peculiar became Gaye’s second U.S. million seller, topping the charts becoming one of Gaye’s signature 1960s recordings and was his best-known solo hit before 1968’s I Heard It Through The Grapevine.
The Verve’s Bittersweet Symphony
The word paradise derives from the ancient Persian word for an enclosed garden.
Coldplay’s “Paradise” music video, directed by Mat Whitecross. The band members decided to shoot the video in South Africa after visiting the beautiful landscapes of Cape Town and Johannesburg. Chris Martin also proves he can unicycle in an elephant suit… very impressive!
Paradise~ Fedde Le Grand Remix
I:Cube is Frenchman Nicholas Chaix. This DJ and producer is one of ze best. His first notable release was a remix of Daft Punk’s Around the World in 1996. Daft Punk later remixed I:Cube’s own track Disco Cubizm.
I:Cube tracks are usually released on compilation albums like the Hotel Costes series. This song Adore is one of my favorites. It’s great as background music for a dinner party, driving in your car in the hellish traffic, laying by the pool, waiting for your next flight, a train ride…the list goes on!
Enjoy and Happy Sunday!