I have been a fan of Red Hot Chili Peppers since I was twelve years old. In honor of my nine-year fandom of the band, I decided to discuss my top, boven ten favoriete Red Hot Chili Peppers songs, so here it goes.
1. "Under the Bridge"
"Under the Bridge" seems to be a favoriete among fans, and I can see why. The topic is a universal emotion, loneliness. Everyone feels lonely from time to time. Even though I don't have a reason to be lonely, I do feel lonely from time to time. That's why I feel so connected to this song.
2. "Desecration Smile"
This song used to be a bit lower on the list, but it moved up a few spots, because this year, it helped me get through the pain of a lost love. I'll explain my lost love in just a bit. I also liked the lyric, "A broken record running low on luck." Since hearing the song, I've felt a connection with the lyric. I wouldn't say that I'm unlucky, mind you, but I wouldn't say I'm very lucky either.
3. "Shallow Be Thy Game"
This song reflects my belief system in a nutshell. I really love the lyric, "Your hell is something scary. I prefer a loving god. We are not the center of this funny universe, and what is worse, I do not serve in fear of such a curse." I get tired of these "religious" people trying to get people into believing through scare tactics and guilt. That's why I feel a connection to the lyric, "The guilt they try and give you, puke it in the nearest bin."
4. "Me and My Friends"
I love a good song about friendship, for friendship is one of the most important things in the world to me. I really like what Anthony says about Hillel in the song. "...I need him like my hart-, hart needs to beat." I love a close friendship like that. I used to have a friend I was that close to. Of course, after high school, we went our separate ways and grew apart. Still, I do like to imagine that I will one dag have a friend like that.
This song is pure poetry, I think. It is sad, but it's also really sweet. I feel a connection to the lyric, "All I ever wanted was your life." My significant other recently, but not that recently, became a recluse. In my case, "All I ever wanted was your love." He had issues and was not in touch with his emotions. It still hurts. I still have this longing to be loved. No, I'm not longing for him. I just want to be loved. I know I have love from my family and all that, but the love I'm longing for is a different kind of love.
6. "Can't Stop"
This song is very catchy and upbeat. It's also an interesting song to throw into the album, door the Way, which is a mostly melodic, hardly funky, album. I don't like it when people say that all Red Hot Chili Peppers songs sound alike. "Can't Stop" sounds nothing like the other songs from door the Way. If u think all Red Hot Chili Peppers songs sound alike, u never really listened. NO TWO SONGS SOUND THE SAME.
7. "This is the Place"
I tend to be drawn to introspective songs. This song is relatively introspective. The lyric that always makes me choke up is "On the dag my best friend died, I could not get my copper clean." I have lost a good friend to death's painful sting. Of course, his cause of death was different from Hillel's. I'm not going to discuss it here. Still, I had a hard time with my friend's death, and November is not exactly a good maand for me.
8. "Death of a Martian"
I can definitely relate to this one. This song is about the death of a pet. When my dog, Bingo, had to be euthanized, I made a tribute featuring this song. No, it's not on YouTube. Anyway, I still cry when I hear this song. Losing a pet is like losing your best friend and a close family member all in one day.
This song is sad, but I find it a solace when I'm having a bad day. On days when I'm wondering, "How long, how long will I slide?", I can listen to this song, and I know in the end, I'm not the only one feeling this way. It tells me that everything is going to be okay.
I felt like including a song from the new album. I love The Getaway, (see my review on it). I really feel a connection to the opening lyric, "Listen to the Beatles." I am a big Beatles fan.
Do u agree with my list? What Red Hot Chili Peppers songs are your favorite? If I didn't include any of your favorites, please DO NOT BE OFFENDED. These songs are my favorites. u don't have to agree with my list. As long as you're respectful about it, I don't mind if u disagree.