About three hours ago, I purchased the new U2 single â€œVertigo.â€ Actually, itâ€™s not really that new, since it was released a month ago on the iTunes Music Store.
When I first heard of the new U2 song, I was looking forward to listening to it, since Iâ€™m a semi-U2 fan. However, after listening to the 30-second preview of the song the day it was released, I didnâ€™t feel compelled to purchase it, even though I knew I could afford the 99-cent price tag with the money I had in my coffee mug of loose change that says, â€œCaffeine is my friend. SO LEAVE ME THE F#@K ALONE!â€
â€œVertigoâ€ wasnâ€™t the best U2 song I ever heard, but it also wasnâ€™t the worst, which I think is â€œChristmas (Baby, Please Come Home).â€
After a couple of weeks, I totally forgot about the song.
However, the world suddenly made sure that I would have that song tattooed on my brain.
First, they started playing the song on the radio, which I listen to while taking a shower. I swear it seemed like every time I was in the shower the radio station played â€œVertigo.â€
Then the iPod commercial featuring the song started playing during all the shows I was watching like South Park, the Daily Show, and the baseball playoffs.
(Okay, I was going to go on a tangent about the Boston Red Sox finally winning another World Series after 86 years and how I was balling like a little wuss because I was happy that they won, but Iâ€™ll let the thousands of blogs belonging to other Red Sox fans do that.)
I knew the song was slowly getting to me, because I was lip-syncing the words, like I was Ashlee Simpson. I wanted to get sick of the song, but it wasnâ€™t happening because I was listening to the song on someone elseâ€™s terms.
So I decided, if I wanna get sick of this song, Iâ€™m gonna have to get sick of it on MY terms.
So I purchased the song and within the past three hours Iâ€™ve listened to the song 56 times straight, but I donâ€™t think Iâ€™m sick of it.
Actually, Iâ€™m beginning to like the song. Not only am I lip-syncing during the song, Iâ€™m also playing air guitar.
DAMMIT!!! That wasnâ€™t my intention!!! I was supposed to get sick of the song!!! Damn catchy hook!!!
Maybe another 56 straight times will do it.
Item: U2 â€“ Vertigo Single
Purchase Price: $0.99 (iTunes Music Store)
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Somewhat catchy. 99 cents. Better Ashlee Simpson joke in todayâ€™s review.
Cons: By far, not the best U2 song. Iâ€™m not sick of it yet.