I think every rapper that ever lived has made a track about how cool, sexy and bad ass they are, but not all tracks made by musicians about themselves have to be so egotistical.
Bigga Raiji in Song Of the Stomach gives us a humorous look at his life as a “Big Belly Man” (which was an Earworm some time ago) and Scandal show us how little attention they paid in English classes at school in Scandal no Theme (featured in He Said – She Said – We Speak Enrish)
So this week challenge is tracks by bands and musicians about themselves.
To start you off I will nominate maybe my favourite AKB48 track. Of course AKB48 is one of the most successful J-Pop Idol groups ever. They are only the third girl group ever to play the Tokyo Dome and last year alone they sold more than 9 million records ! ! !
But success was not instant and when they first stated in 2006 they played in their theatre in Akihabara district of Tokyo to small audiences of curious passers by and empty seats. In fact in their first concert there were only 7 people in the audience.
AKB48 are made of different teams, each with 16 members. The first team formed was Team A which was originally 22 members (16 performers and 6 reserves as they performed every day and needed to rotate) Later teams K and B were added. Team A is still considered the best team and this was the group of girls that started the whole thing. In the song Pioneer they remember the early days.
Pioneer is one of the Highlights of their concerts and only Team A perform it. You can really see how emotional they are and feel the pride they have in being the Pioneers ! ! !
The video has English subtitles and the translation not so bad so I have not translated it.
AKB48 – Pioneer
I hope you like it
So my dear Spillers – what tracks do you like by bands or musicians about themselves ? ? ?