Song of the Day #4,973: ‘The Last of Us Theme Song’ – Gustavo Santaolalla

Today is the 16th birthday of my younger daughter, Fiona.

When looking for a way to mark the occasion, I first thought about doing a week of “sweet sixteen” songs. I sure had plenty from which to choose. But it turns out almost every one of them is super creepy — like Jeffrey Epstein creepy.

Then I thought, why not let Fiona pick her own birthday tribute? So that’s what I did.

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Song of the Day #4,463: ‘Take On Me’ – Ellie (Ashley Johnson) from The Last of Us 2

I’m not much of a gamer. I played a lot of video games when I was in junior high, back when the Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 were the height of technological advancement. But I missed the window when games got really good.

A few years ago, though, my family bought a PlayStation 4 and the Star Wars Battlefront game and I sat slack-jawed at how complex and cinematic these things can get.

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