Good afternoon, I hope you’re enjoying the snow. Here are this week’s worms on the theme of Hope – personally, I hope it stops snowing soon. If you have an earworm you’d like to share, please send an .mp3 or a link to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a few lines about why you’ve chosen it. next week’s theme, should you choose to accept it, and by way of contrast, is Evil. Many thanks to all contributors.
Minor Victories – Higher Hopes – Vanwolf: Here’s a sweet track from the Minor Victories album of 2016.
Blues Pills – No Hope Left For Me – AliM: Trust me to put a downer on the topic … From their eponymous debut album (2014).
James Taylor – Mean Old Man – Ravi Raman: Any song that’s about a mean old man turning into a golden retriever puppy has to be about hope. At least that’s my theory.
Mahavishnu Orchestra – Hope – glassarfempty: An uncharacteristically short bit of uplift from John McLaughlin and the gang.
Diplomats of Soul (feat Noel McKoy) – Someday We’ll All Be Free (Yam Who? Remix) – severin: Well this is another triumph of hope I should say. My third earworm from the 2010 Luxury Soul compilation which I bought for a friend and thereby received an MP3 version for myself. A great bit of serendipity. I play it more than some albums I bought for myself. This one is a lovely positive vibe.
Bat For lashes – I Will Love Again – severin: The triumph of hope over adversity. From her 2016 album The Bride. Sounds very doomy for a song about hope but it surely is one.