Did you notice the calendar flipped over again, kittens and dawgs? I will not have a Saturday Songsuasion edition but I will next week. That doesn’t mean there won’t be any mewsic today. No, no, no. It’s October 1st which means, it’s time for a new BoTB. That being said, in this first battle, I’m going against the grain. Instead of using two artists covering the same song I’m using a song title of two songs that has different lyrics and artists. It’s up to you to vote on your favorite song in October song #BoTB showdown!
Nominated for Best Alternative Music Album in 2011, self-titled Broken Bells debuted album (US peak position 2), at the 53rd Grammy Award. One of the singles to release from this album is today’s song title battle, October. I don’t think it charted but I really dig the sound. Give a listen to song #1!
Broken Bells “October” song lyrics
One of this American rock band’s earliest recordings and outtakes from 1998 is today’s song title, October, written by Evanescence band members: Amy Lee, Ben Moody, and Will Boyd. The song has a bit of controversy with fans who seem to think it has a “gospel” reference with the line, “I fall into your abounding grace” even though there is no mention of Jesus Christ or Lord in the song. The rumor is, although not confirmed the song was written Amy’s younger sister who died. Knowing these things about this song sort of helps me to not think of it as just a “dark” song. Please listen to song #2!
Evanescence “October” song lyrics
It’s interesting, these songs are not about the month October or autumn or the change of seasons and yet they are nice songs in their own right. Ok, here’s the drill. Voting is open to everyone visiting. There is NO wrong vote, except if you DON’T vote. You can start by telling me in comments which artist October song you like best and why (optional).
Who gets your vote, Broken Bells or Evanescence?
The fun continues with more epic battles underway and I invite you to visit, Stephen (at the top of the list), if you’d like to know how this works and/or ask how to join all this
- Stephen @STMCC presents Battle of the Bands
- Lee @Tossing It Out
- Robin @Your Daily Dose
- Mike’s Ramblings
- John @ The Sound of One Hand Typing
- Dixie @DCRelief ‘Battle of the Bands’
- Debbie @The Doglady’s Den
- Cherdo on the Flipside
- Michele @Angels Bark
- Mary @Jingle Jangle Jungle
- Janie Junebug
- J.A. Scott
- Guilie @Quiet Laughter
- Kim @ReInVintaged
- Evil Pop Tart
Tell your friends to come by to get in on the action. The more the merrier!?
I am taking a blog hiatus beginning October 1st -17th but I do have my routine weekly posts scheduled. I will link with a few regulars, do return visits, and respond to comments. It’ll be sorta like I’m not away from Blogosphere.
Thanks for joining the fun. I’ll leave you with one last “October” song (not included in battle) to feature this week’s Saturday Songsuasion artist and for your enjoyment. This is Curious as a Cathy signing off, have a bandtastic day and please boogie back over for Not-so-Wordless Wednesday! ?