I think the song “Fire” by the Brit band Kasabian might be my favorite song. Ever.
This is a hell of a notion. I played guitar in a blues band for years, and I love many types of music. I have a nearly flawless memory for lyrics and can recall thousands of songs going back 30-odd years (a neat trick at parties, if I ever went to parties.)
But it’s not really that complicated: it’s a pattern recognition type song, which the human brain associates with comfort and familiarity (it’s why hymns and mantras are so effective in a religious context) and … it’s the opening theme this year to Premiership football games on Saturday.
And I’m nutty about footie. So I’m addicted to the song.
And that’s what fickle, subconsciously influenced beasts we mere mortals are. Next year, they’ll start the show with another song by another British band I don’t know – unless one of their cuts is included in the latest edition of FIFA for PC – and I’ll probably spend two months telling myself THAT is my favorite cut.
Hell of a tune, though.