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30 Day Song Challenge – Day 5 – A Song That Needs to Be Played Loud

Day 5 of our challenge invites us to share a song that should be played loud.  There are obviously thousands of songs, but I’m going to reach back to one of the first songs that really made me want to crank the stereo to eleven.  I was 13 years old when I got my copy of The Police’s “Synchronicity” album, and it grabbed my imagination and never let go.  It’s still one of my favourite albums.  And here’s the delightfully dark and surreal “Synchronicity II”.

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49 Comments

  1. Chris Malme

    Love this album, although I think I prefer Synchonicity I as a track -- also works best at full volume.

  2. Heather Munn

    Because without full volume on the orchestral version, you miss out entirely on the subtly in the quiet movements and the majesty of most loud moments.
    https://youtu.be/kA17NhBO238

  3. Heather Munn

    More in keeping with the spirit of the challenge (songs to rock out to):
    https://youtu.be/uOp_zylg0iI

  4. Chris Malme

    But here’s my “play it turned up song, for what it’s worth.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXep9gPzElY

    • Neill Mitchell

      When it’s foggy on the common and you just can’t see
      And I womble into you and you womble into me
      Just remember we’re so lucky to be wombling free!

  5. Mike Whitaker

    No contest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TfQWomxmzU

    At the interval of the War of the Worlds live show, Jessica Stevenson leaned over to me and said ‘I know what I’ve been doing wrong with this album all my life. Playing it WAY too quiet.”

  6. Mike Whitaker

    (Finding an online copy of the original is really hard!)

  7. Elaine Roberson

    Wipe Out -- Sufaris

  8. Lauren Cox

    https://youtu.be/IG_VDj8Eh_g

    Whenever I was in the car with my Dad, we always listened to Yes. And when this song came on, he’d look at me and go, “Lauren, there’s only one way you can listen to this song,” and he’s crank up the volume and we’d crank the windows down and just rock the fuck out.

  9. T J Burnside Clapp

    No contest for me … the anthem of my freshman year of college (and the first rock song that I ever actually enjoyed)!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QGMCSCFoKA

  10. Bob Decker

    Stairway to Heaven. no comment needed

  11. Neill Mitchell

    The intro alone justifies the loudness.
    https://youtu.be/JB6C_zj2g5I

  12. Lydia Murphy Silver

    Crank this one up for the sheer joy of the music--> https://youtu.be/JIVYW977GVM

  13. Juanita Coulson

    Rite of Spring. Crank it to 12 and your neighbors will abandon ship…and planet÷
    Earth.

    • Rob Wynne

      I’ve always contended that Stravinsky was the original punk rocker. I mean, to be sure, Mozart was a far out dude (and, in recent times, had a much better agent *grin*), but Rite of Spring’s premiere sparked an actual riot! 🙂

  14. Paul Kwinn

    Despite its quiet beginning, you want this loud: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-oJt_5JvV4

  15. Linda Walsh

    https://youtu.be/BGLGzRXY5Bw. THIS changed my life…and destroyed my first set of speakers.

  16. Ellen Kranzer

    The Wall by Pink Floyd. I used to put the album on and crank the volume all the way up when was feeling depressed and like the world was crashing in on me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs5Y1XxEpWE

  17. Jim Poltrone

    The liner notes on this album say ‘play it loud if you can’.
    https://youtu.be/AMFHPR7jO_E

  18. Joey Griffin

    Ooooooo…my favorite song off of that album. Although for me, it’s kinda hard to choose between “Synchronicity II”, “Every Breath You Take” and “King of Pain”.

    • Rob Wynne

      I’m really fond of “Murder By Numbers”. I’ve done it at karaoke a couple of times. 🙂

    • Joey Griffin

      Rob Wynne Love that one too. I’m glad I bought the 45 for Every Breath You Take back in the day, otherwise I would have missed that evil bit o’ goodness altogether! 😄

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