The song that has been on my brain the most this week:
- “Erin Shore,” The Corrs (from their 1995 album “Forgiven, Not Forgotten”).
The two major themes of my life this week have been Ireland and this lingering upper respiratory infection. I refuse to give the germ any more leverage over my life than it already has taken, so we’re going with an Irish theme for the FFT. Plus, to my knowledge, there are no really great upper respiratory infection-related songs.
I bought the debut CD by Irish rock-folk band The Corrs when I was in college, after the first single, ”Runaway,” got a bit of airplay in Oklahoma.
Nothing against the Corr siblings’ vocal abilities, but I was drawn to the six Celtic-flavored instrumental numbers. Among them, this sweeping four-minute-plus closing track, a love song to the Emerald Isle remains my favorite, with its lush melodies and passionate percussion solo.