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Paul’s Song of the Week – 11/3

November 3, 2009

Plotting has been how I have been spending much of my time lately.  Plotting how to knock Will down a peg or two from his past two excellent songs.  He got me good with Runnin’ Down a Dream. He nailed me with Get By.  So what is one to do?  A full force attack right at him?  No… he is too unpredictable.

A better tactic would be a covert attack. Hit him where he least expects it and certainly is not defending. Hit the jump below to read more and figure out how I may have won this round.

Besides being a car guy, Will is a movie guy.  Besides being a car guy and movie guy, Will is a music guy.  These facts make it obvious about where to attack him unexpectedly, the best movie soundtrack driving song that exists.

Identifying this “best” is far more difficult than it sounds.  Yet once narrowed down to two options, the winner became obvious: Ennio Morricone’s The Ecstasy of Gold.

Right now one of two things is happening, either you are nodding vigorously or you are giving the look a dog gives to the TV when it hears barking.   Part of the score of the film The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, The Ecstasy of Gold is hauntingly beautiful.  Simultaneously it is one of the great all time pump-up songs.  If this one does not get your blood flowing, nothing will.

Best served on a secluded stretch of road, within a few short minutes you will find yourself miles down the road newly invigorated.   An excellent opening song or midpoint of your mix, The Ecstasy of Gold is a must have.



Now, your homework for this week is to go out and listen to the Metallica version.

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  1. November 3, 2009 5:45 pm

    I found your site on Google and read a few of your other entires. Nice Stuff. I’m looking forward to reading more from you.

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