If you have to have only one track to represent a classic band, how do you decide which one to pick? This particular dilemma has happily been resolved for current purposes – I have discovered that I have one single song on my iPhone by the Beach Boys – Good Vibrations from their album Endless Summer (2006).
I have no idea where this came from, or why I have this track as opposed to any other.
So, let’s think about this logically. If you have to have only one track from a major band, what criteria might help you choose?
- the most successful release?
- the track which best represents the band’s sound?
- a track which endures?
On this basis, we can definitely give Good Vibrations high fives all round. But I would argue that there is one further criterion which trumps all the others:
- You. Have. To. Like. It. 🙂
Sorry, Good Vibrations, you just don’t do it for me, mate.