Once again a Song of the Day that’s a song from to­day, more or less; there is ac­tu­al mu­si­cal life out there on the pop chart­s. And Some­thing Just Like This isn’t just pop, it’s par­tic­u­lar­ly pop­py pop fea­tur­ing teen sen­ti­ment and min­i­mal struc­ture; but hey, it’s a pret­ty tune and it’s got a beat, you could dance to it. It’s a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Cold­play and The Chainsmok­er­s, and I don’t know the first thing about ei­ther of them.

I mean, we’ve been hear­ing Cold­play on the ra­dio pret­ty reg­u­lar­ly since the turn of the cen­tu­ry, but none of those songs ev­er made me want to turn it up. The Chainsmok­ers come out of the EDM scene, for which I have ab­so­lute­ly no sym­pa­thy, but as a re­sult of writ­ing this I’ve run across a cou­ple of oth­er re­al­ly at­trac­tive tunes from them; maybe I’ll be­come a fan.

Something Just Like This

This is the 112th in the Song of the Day se­ries (back­ground).

Links · Spo­ti­fy playlist. This tune on iTunes, Ama­zon, Spo­ti­fy. As for live video, the song’s first-ever per­for­mance at the BRIT awards is pol­ished and en­er­get­ic, with fab­u­lous spe­cial ef­fect­s. But my fave is just The Chainsmok­ers, who pair it with an­oth­er nice tune called Paris (If we go down, we go down to­geth­er, there’s a rock and roll lyric for ya) then take Some­thing Just Like This double-extra-fast, which works well.

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