Song of the Day #3,994: ‘Unchained Melody’ – Lykke Li

If Aladdin benefitted from my low expectations, Booksmart suffered because my expectations were too high.

The Olivia Wilde-helmed high school comedy blew through Sundance and left a trail of rapturous reviews and breathless recommendations in its wake. Its Rotten Tomatoes score sat at 100% until The New Yorker‘s Richard Brody spoiled the party. Comparisons were made to Superbad and Lady Bird.

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Song of the Day #1,594: ‘Unchained Melody’ – Todd Duncan

In keeping with yesterday’s theme, today I’m writing about another song I never knew was a cover until discovering that fact through SongPop.

Like most people of my generation, my first real exposure to ‘Unchained Melody’ was through the pottery scene in Ghost. Demi Moore, at her hottest, straddled the phallic slab of clay while the late Patrick Swayze approaches from behind and straddles her… yes, that left quite an impression.

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