Song of the Week: 10 Best Original Songs of 2020Posted by admin on December 30, 2020 Audio | Blog | Original Songs | Spence's Song of the Week | Videos | No comments
When attempting to write songs in 2020, three things seem to occupy my creative thoughts: The Pandemic. The Pandemic and the pandemic. In my Song of the Week: 10 Best Original Songs of 2020, you will find different variations on that theme.
Now, there are a few exceptions. I mean, how can you not write a song about the one thing that got us through the earliest stages of this pandemic…Tiger King?
There are a few other random topics included like my unemployment options, a medical condition known as “polyorchidism” and my number ten song for the year, a tribute to the biggest waste of paper since the tax code.
#10 – “CVS Receipt” Friday, January 10, 2020C’mon, we’ve all asked the question, “Why is the damn CVS receipt so GD long? Honestly, have you ever used a coupon. About as worthless as Kohl’s cash, if you ask me.
#9 – “We’re Unincorporated Clark County (and We Have Good Sense)” Friday, April 24, 2020After Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s disastrous interview with Anderson Cooper where she seemed to confess that she had offered up Las Vegans as a Coronavirus tribute, it felt important to let America know, most of us, including The Strip, reside in Clark County.
#8 – “Driving Uber” Friday, February 7, 2020This tells the tale of what’s it like when you lose your job, start driving ride share and then pick up a former co-worker. Horrible. Just horrible.
#7 – “Tiger King” Friday, March 27, 2020Nothing screams quarantine like America’s fascination with big cats. Tiger King on Netflix was a straight up dumpster fire and taught us one thing, “Dudes with big cats get lotsa ass.”
#6 – “Stay the F*** at Home” Friday, April 17, 2020Early on in the pandemic, in an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19, they did lockdowns. Nobody liked it. We all had friends and family members that just flouted it. In hindsight, shoulda listened to my song.
#5 – “Six Feet Apart” Friday, March 20, 2020The world’s first social distancing love song. Can you fall in love six feet away?
#4 – “Wear a Mask” Friday, May 15, 2020Even today, some 335,000 Covid-19 deaths later, there are those that just refuse to wear masks. They even protest something so ridiculously simple and scientifically proven to be effective. I will never understand it.
#3 – “Tres Testiculos” Friday, February 28, 2020The medical term for this phenomenon is polyorchidism. And, I don’t want to brag, but this may be the first ever song about the ailment.
#2 – “Phase 2” Friday, May 29, 2020When you look back on how poorly Governor Sisolak has handled this pandemic, you might point to the phrase “Phase 2.” In hindsight he re-opened things way too early.
#1 – “F*** You, 2020, I’m Done” Friday, June 5, 2020Keep in mind, when I wrote this version, we were only six months into 2020. Who knew it would get worse? In fact, as we continued to spiral I was inspired to write a Part 2 in September.