Whilst enjoying poetry last night at the brand new poetry facility in historic old downtown beautiful Abbotsford, or wherever, I heard a new song that turns one of my guiltiest pleasures of the ‘90s into yet an even more prohibitive and unlistenable experience.
Train — “Drops of Jupiter”
The original single that put those of us listening to soft rock/pop radio in the ‘90s onto the night train to Train land with this Southern-rock oriented, soft-serve styled selection of feel-good melodies, lyrics, and thoughts of the ethereal world of songwriting and performance.
Train — “Heart and Soul”
Bruno Mars? Daniel Bedingfield? Daniel Powter? I could’ve guessed a hundred different artists when I first heard this atrocious rendition of the song my cousins and grandmother would team up to play, just like yours, every family get-together. Never would’ve thought it was a Train song, though, no way.
Daniel Powter — “Had A Bad Day”
Train? Train! Train, Train, and/or maybe instead of those, it was Train. But, no! I was sure of it, and still can’t really believe it’s not. So, this song was not a Train song! It’s by someone completely different! This is the only song anyone’s ever heard by him.
Daniel Bedingfield — “Gotta Get Through This”
Now, Daniel is not a part of Train, nor is his music actually very easily confused with theirs, however, the band with the name like a locomotive did tour with Natasha, who shares a last name and a bloodline with Daniel, whose 2001 song, itemized here, is actually kinda catchy.