So I’ve been listening to The Veronicas lately, mostly thanks to Youtube’s suggestions.
“Untouched” is my favorite song so far, but also the most annoying … because I was sure I had heard parts of it decades before, but couldn’t figure out where.
I thought I might have been thinking puff Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer,” but when I listened to it, I couldn’t quite place it.
So I asked my wifie, a classically trained musician and educator, to listen to it.
The first thing she said was “Pachabel’s Canon,” which isn’t surprising. That song has spread its musical DNA around so much that I don’t even have an analogy I can use in good taste. Oops. Never mind me. Just listen to it.
But she also said that a lot of 80’s songs had used similar progressions. She mentioned Molly Ringwald and The Breakfast Club, and I immediately thought of this song:
And yes, The progressions are there.
Finally, I played “Boys of Summer” for her, and she explained why I had been confused. The progressions in Boys of Summer basically mirror those in Untouched, and my untrained ears hust couldn’t quite make them match.
So, mystery solved. And now I can listen in peace.