When it comes to music about flooding, there are plenty of songs to choose from. The Foo Fighters’ “Muddy Waters” comes to mind. The song has a special meaning to me, as does Randy Newman’s “Waves.” But which other flood songs are worth listening to?
Foo Fighters song
If you’re a fan of ’90s rock, you’ll probably appreciate this Foo Fighters song. The crashing drums, sweeping strings, and tortured vocals make for a song that’s both heavy and soft. And with a hilarious music video to boot, you’ll have a blast swaying along with this rock song.
“Times Like These” is a Foo Fighters song that Dave Grohl wrote during a break from the band’s ‘One By One’ sessions. The song is about being a part of something bigger than yourself. While the song is about a relationship with a significant other, it can be adapted to different situations and people. In fact, it has been covered by British pop stars, and Dave Grohl even contributed to the recording. However, you’re unlikely to find many Foos peers or influences in pop stars like this.
“Sugar Mountain Charlie” is another classic Foo Fighters song. It started a long tradition of funny Foo Fighters music videos, and led to fans throwing Mentos at the band while they performed live. However, despite its ridiculousness, this song is still a staple in Foo Fighters set lists. Dave Grohl’s primal scream is an infectious hook, and the song went to the top of the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart.
Foo Fighters have also released a new song by Dream Widow, “March of the Insane,” which features on the Studio 666 soundtrack. In the film, the song was written for Tom Hanks’ son Colin.
Bill Monroe and James Monroe’s “Muddy Waters”
Bill Monroe was the father of autobiographical country music and the progenitor of the singer-songwriter movement. Monroe was prolific, writing over two hundred songs. He often wrote under multiple pen names, including Joe Ahr, Rupert Jones, and Wilbur Jones. He also wrote under the pseudonym James B. Smith, and some of his songs were even released in foreign languages. His catalog contains between 225 and 250 songs, including secular tunes.
Monroe was born in Rosine, Kentucky, in 1911. He grew up on a 655-acre farm and raised a variety of livestock. He had many siblings but rarely opened up to interviewers, due to his troubled childhood. As the youngest of seven siblings, Monroe was often left alone.
Monroe’s interest in blues was shaped by two influential men in his life. He had a ‘lonesome’ nature, and his music reflected this. He admired two musicians while growing up, including the black blues legend Arnold Schultz.
In addition to the guitar, Monroe played the mandolin in his youth. He also learned the fiddle from his mother, who played it. He later dedicated an album to his uncle, Pendleton Vanderver, based on fiddle tunes his uncle played.
Muddy Waters is one of Monroe’s most famous songs. This song was recorded at the beginning of the 1960’s and was the first duet between the two Monroes. Bill Monroe and James Monroe’s duet is often considered a classic of American country music.
The song became a minor hit, and the Monroe Brothers toured as the Monroe Brothers for several years. Their music played on radio stations in several states. They were initially reluctant to sign a recording contract but eventually signed with RCA-Victor’s Bluebird division. The song was a modest hit, and the Monroe Brothers went on to record 60 tracks for Bluebird.
The song “If Not Now, When?” by Incubus was released during the time of peak hipster-dom and Indie-rock obsessions. At a time when all sincerity was mocked by the music industry, this song is a step in the right direction. It’s a melancholic song about the devastating effects of floods and the aftermath, but one that also offers a soaring melody.
Incubus have been on rock radio for more than two decades, but their breakthrough came with their 1999 debut album Make Yourself. Although the record didn’t take off right away, it did garner a label deal and led to their second album, S.C.I.E.N.C.E., which also wasn’t an instant hit. However, the band continued to release songs, and they were rewarded for their efforts with two more platinum albums.
Incubus have always pushed the boundaries of music and songwriting. Their first album, “A Crow Left of the Murder,” featured songs that reached six minutes in length. While the album’s title track was a heavy, epic tune about the flooding of a city, it is a more contemplative track about life after a flood. This song, like the other two, draws inspiration from nature and evolution. It also features a pummeling bassline, reminiscent of a fish school.
“Love Hurts” is the second single from Incubus’ sophomore album. The song has the most airplay ads of any Modern Rock song. It’s also the band’s 13th straight hit, and it’s tied with Foo Fighters’ record for the longest current streak. The song’s success helped the band’s fans see the doors opening to the next level. After Morning View, Incubus’ original bassist, Dirk Lance, left the band. The reason for his departure was never shared, but he hasn’t kept quiet about it.
Randy Newman song
“Clouds” by Randy Newman is one of his most popular songs. The song is so soothing that you can almost imagine you’re floating in the clouds. Originally recorded in New York in 1970, it has been in re-released three times. It is the longest song on his album and has been played nearly three million times. It is available on Spotify for free, and you can listen to it anytime.
While Randy Newman is not a member of the Outsider Music movement, he is an exceptional songwriter. His songs are almost short stories set to music. There’s a narrative woven throughout many of his songs, and the songs have almost postmodernistic quality. But he doesn’t take himself too seriously and is perfectly fine with spending months writing a song.
Norwegian duo Royksopp song
The Norwegian duo Royksopp has announced that their final album will be called The Inevitable End. The band has been known for their experimental performances and use of analogue synthesisers. They have released six studio albums in total, each charting in the top 40 in the U.K. The band has also announced that they will stop making new songs after this album.
The new single from the Norwegian electronic duo Royksopp features the vocals of Susanne Sundfor and is a club ready tune. “Never Ever” comes with a three-track bundle that includes a brand-new edit and a two-part spikey-groovey Dub remix. The song has gained huge traction, achieving the top 50 spot on the Spotify Viral Chart in a matter of days. Currently, the song has over four million streams worldwide, making it one of the biggest electronic songs ever.
The song’s lyrics are particularly compelling and heartfelt, and the song’s message is not only important for the people affected by the floods, but also for those who are trying to help. While there is a strong message in the song, it’s also a great song for kids. The duo’s lyrics are universal, addressing many different uses of water.
A song about floods is often accompanied by a film. The Norwegian duo Royksopp’s Profound Mysteries is an example of a film that makes use of their music. The songs are also featured in a film by Martin De Thurah, which features a priest talking to himself in a church. Another film, Dreamer, features the Royksopp song “The Mourning Sun”. Both films are signed by the band.