This month the Christian Science Fiction and Fantasy Blog Tour is highlighting Beckon by Tom Pawlik, which carries the tag line 'Come. And live forever.' In which spirit it is time to introduce the Top Ten Songs About Living Forever, painstakingly chosen by a mysterious tribe who have been holed up in a cave for centuries with nothing but Spotify to teach them about the way of the world above ground.
10. Jeff Buckley: Eternal Life
A song inspired by anger over "the man that shot Martin Luther King, World War II, slaughter in Guyana and that weird millionaire in Beckon, Wyoming who was kidnapping immigrants."
9. The Primevals: Elixir of Life
The Scottish garage rock band categorically deny hunting dinosaurs through anomalies. Which is kind of a shame, because taht would be an interesting TV show.
8. Ookpikk: Soda Fountain of Youth
Every top ten needs at least five minutes of quality electronica, and, well, who can resist a title like that?
7. Queen: Who Wants To Live Forever?
Which is, in fact, the question asked by the book of the month.
6. Arrested Development: Fountain of Youth
Unnecessarily catchy and suitably summery funky hip-hop.
5. Madness: Forever Young
They just are, aren't they? I mean, Suggs is like 50, but he's still the naughty schoolboy from Baggy Trousers.
4. Dave Davies: Life After Life (Transformation)
I couldn't come up with a suitable Kinks song for this month, so here's a 2002 solo offering from Dave. It couldn't be much further from the power chords of You Really Got Me if it tried though....
3. Pretenders: Forever Young
Not a cover of the Madness song. A cover of a Dylan song.
2. Gym Class Heroes: Live Forever [Fly With Me]
More catchy hip-hop, of a slightly mellower flavour this time.
1. Evanescence: My Immortal
Stunningly, hauntingly, gorgeously beautiful. But enough about Amy Lee, enjoy the music :)
Now Spotify the Top Ten, and pop back to yesterday's post for the links to the rest of the tour.