Down under, and summer of love

May 09, 2006

I somehow seem to develop an affection for songs which have a bit of, for lack of better term, “cultural background”. First it was San Francisco as performed by Scott McKenzie, and California Dreamin’. Now it’s Down Under (see also the interesting song facts about this one). So these songs are a bit more than just a chunk of words and notes thrown together – they actually mark a point in space-time continuum in a particular geography and culture. This can sometimes only acknowledged in retrospect – for their writers, they can be just songs. I’m wondering what are other recent songs of similar cultural significance… gotta find some more.