24 May 2012

Confused By The Arrangement

My son likes dark and foreboding movies...
Stuff where much or all the action takes place at night, mostly in the city.
I don't really care for movies like that, but now and then would acquiesce when he wanted to share one he felt was particularly good.
Like "Donnie Darko".
It's one of the strangest movies I've ever watched.

In one scene the video took a back seat to the music.
Haunting... a solo by a single male voice.
For a few moments it troubled me because it was strange, but familiar.
It took a few minutes to figure out why I was confused.
Here's the arrangement that had me searching my memory banks: 

And here's the version I was familiar with that caused my confusion:


Music is wonderful, isn't it? 
Like a chameleon.


the golden horse said...

I remember Adam singing this on AI. Eerie, but interesting.

lotta joy said...

I'm personally relieved you found the original and could put your thoughts to rest. Those are the kind of things that keep our mind running in circles at 2am.

Old NFO said...

Good one, and yes it IS changeable...

Rita said...

I had that same thing happen. Jimmy Fallon broadcast from downtown Indy during the Superbowl. It was the first time he had ever done his show on location.

Superbowl night, he started out in a dorm room in Butler singing the best melody I had heard in a long time. I had DVR'd the show and kept rewinding it.

He chest bumped the Mayor while singing his way into the studio. Superbowl night his show was broadcast live. He entered the Hilbert Theatre on the circle singing that song.

It was just too cool.

A few weeks later we were watching some music awards ceremony. Some chick I had never heard of was singing this song that I knew that I knew but couldn't place. I kept texting my nephew (the music buff) asking him why I knew this song.

He tried to help me, but I just couldn't place it.

In the middle of the night I woke up and realize that Fallon had taken the melody of Adele's Rolling in the Deep.

She is terrific, but that song will always be tied with Jimmy Fallon's version.

GeronimoDriver said...

Interesting post, I have never seen the movie, but the movie version of that song is the only one I have ever heard. I didn't know TFF ever make it...