No expert, but possibly Wild World was so popular because many people can identify with being very young and making mistakes & the song takes them back in time to some vulnerable memories or emotions they may have experienced. Usually songs get popular when people can feel connected to the meaning behind the song, except the dance stuff which doesn't even have to make sense at all. I liked Wild World because at one time I was finding out just how cold it could be out there & I could really relate to that song. I still like Wild World, but it is much farther down my list now. It's okay if you don't like Wild World I don't like everything he ever did either, though the ones I do like are engraved in my heart .
Yup. Everyone who at that time had ever been dumped by some fly boy or fly girl, can relate to this song. Ya hadta be there.... and I agree I used to really love it, but's moved down my list as well to make room for the even better songs.
Post by italianrover on Oct 19, 2006 14:01:30 GMT -5
i was listening to a cat comp today in my car, and while father and son is a song that now i can easily skip on, wild world still remain to me a timeless masterpiece that i never get tired of listening to it
Agree italianrover entirely re. Wild World although I think Father & Son is also timeless and one of Cat's best songs. Beauty is in the ear of the beholder I guess. There are some songs that come to mind, such as Silent Sunlight for example, that I never used to think a great deal of. I find that hearing them these days with an older and more mellow ear, I can appreciate them. It almost sounds like a hymn which I never picked up on as a youth. But interesting, Wild World you just cannot beat and as others so rightly point out, it was THE song that made Cat a star in the US. Beth Orton did cover Wild World in 2003 which is recommended. The line in Sweet Scarlet that I don't care for much but love at the same time is "Two eyes like lights, milky marble whites".
They say life begins at forty; age is just a state of mind. If all that's true, you know, that I've been dead for thirty-nine ~ John Lennon