My Favorite Billy Talent Songs- A VERY Hard List To Compile!

 

Hello! I understand that I was supposed to do a full week of posts, but the grade eight workload was freaking crazy! So here we are…..

This is a list of my FAVORITE Billy Talent songs, and let me tell you that this was very hard to compile, as I love pretty much all their music. But these are the 10 songs that stand out for various reasons.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

5- A Passage To Bangkok (Rush Cover)

4- Stand Up and Run

3- Surrender

2- Burn The Evidence

1- Living In The Shadows

RUNNER UP:

Standing In The Rain

THE TOP TEN:

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Try Honesty

Try Honesty

I love both versions of ‘Try Honesty’, and the acoustic. This song was definitely their rise to fame. They were all in a weird place when they made the ‘Try Honesty’ EP, with Ian and Jon in college, and Aaron learning he had MS. But this album shaped my opinion on rock, metal and punk.

 

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White Sparrows

‘White Sparrows’ is one of the only three songs that can make me cry. This song tells the story of a man and a women who are deeply in love, but then due to health complications, the woman passes away. This song really resonates and provokes feeling.

#8-

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Rabbit Down The Hole

‘Rabbit Down The Hole’ was definitely one of the best songs off of ‘Afraid Of Heights’. It is an amazing six minute power ballad that has one of Ian’s best guitar riffs yet. It did take me a few months to warm up to, but now it is one of my absolute favorites.

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Nothing To Lose

I don’t think I need to say anything about this one. Such a sad song. The other song that makes me cry. I love it. Don’t ask me why. I don’t know. I just do.

 

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The Ex

The single-handed best angry breakup song ever. It’s impossible not to love it as Ben sings about a girl who broke his heart so much, he felt he needed to write a song about it! It is one of the best songs ever. Even though i’ve never been dumped. Although, my best friend ditched me for the ‘cool crowd’, so that’s relation enough.

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Devil On My Shoulder

I love it. It is absolutely fabulous. Hands-down one of my favorites. Some of the best guitar and bass works are on this one song. Some of it is actually so relatable! Ahem… As I get closer, my dreams get farther, I climb that ladder, you kick it over….. I;ve dug a hole so deep im gonna drown in my mistakes. Yep, so relatable!

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Surprise, Surprise

Surprise, Surprise

That music video though…… But we’re not talking about tyrant pigs. We are talking about the rebellious sounds that made me fall in love with Billy Talent in the first place. I still love it!

Here’s the music video for people who want to see it…. I dont know why you would.

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Rusted From The Rain

Rusted From The Rain

Getting down to the nitty gritty, are we?

What is there not to love about ‘Rusted From The Rain’? The music video had absolutley nothing to do with the song, but the video was still amazing like always. I love this song. It was actually the first song from their third album that I ever heard. ‘Surprise, Surprise’ and ‘Rusted From The Rain’ got me into this band!

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The Crutch

It’s hard and it’s raw rock and it’s absolutely f-ing flawless. One of the best songs on AOH (Afraid Of Heights). Like I said, it’s flawless. Out of all the songs on AOH,this one sounds the most like a traditional punk song. I love it. You need to play it as LOUD as freaking possible.

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Voices of Violence

This is one of my absolute favorites! But it really is a three way tie. I know this is one of their older songs, but it is one of the best. It also contains one of my favorite quotes: Don’t Wait For, A Knight In Shining Armour… Your Savior, is Reflected in the mirror. Yep. ‘Voices of Violence’ is one of the best songs they’ve written.

 

THE OTHER FAVES! (THAT TIED WITH VOICES OF VIOLENCE):

Perfect World

Half Past Dead

That is my top 10, and the ones that tied with ‘Voices of Violence’, plus others. Feel free to share your top 10, and like and follow me for more top 10 songs by artists like Young Guns and Cage the Elephant. Stay Gold and do your best to survive the first month af school! I know it’s difficult, but you can do it!

-Tash

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Ben Kowalewicz Quotes to Brighten Your Day

Hey.. I just thought that you guys might enjoy some of these stupid Ben Kowalewicz quotes from my other blog.. I do know that i really enjoyed reading them!

The Lifestyle Of An Awkward Teen Almost Genius

Ben Koawalewicz is an idiot. We all know that. He’s also 100% amazing. He has such a unique voice! Although he is getting older, so maybe they should stop performing ‘This Is How It Goes’ because he is going to break his vocal chords if he keeps screaming like that. Here are some of his best and stupidest quotes to brighten your day!

“Well what else do you do when you’re in jolly old England than go on a search for a teapot? –

Then This Happened….

  • Fuck the Da Vinci Code! It’s the teapot code.
  • In Hollywood I would have found the last teapot and it would be falling off the shelf in slow motion and I would have dove and caught it and we would have walked away in slow motion with you know, hands in the air, high fiving each other.
  • Art doesn’t always mirror life and…

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Great Songs You’ve Probably NEVER Heard of You Should Listen To This Summer

Who LOVES music? I do. I love little known music. It’s a special, almost exclusive thing. I like punk and rock. Indie and indie rock. Some pop. Billy Talent and Melanie Martinez. Cage the Elephant and AC/DC. Stuff like that. Today, I;m going to share some great songs that you probably have NEVER heard of that  you should try this summer.

 

the crutch1. The Crutch by Billy Talent

This is a song meant to be played LOUD AS POSSIBLE. It’s punk and rock going back to their original Billy Talent vibes. One of the best songs off their new album Afraid Of Heights, for which they were nominated for Rock Album of the Year at the 2017 Junos. I can’t get enough of this song or this album. Ot his band, for that matter. Ben Kowalewicz’s voice is so unique.

Name: The Crutch

Artist: Billy Talent

Album: Afraid Of Heights

Release Year: 2016

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2. Dollhouse by Melanie Martinez

A few years after she was axed form The Voice , Melanie Martinez blew everybody away with her Dollhouse EP, closely followed by her full length album, Crybaby, featuring the first two tracks on Dollhouse. Dollhouse is a song baout first impressions and family troubles. And how what seems perfect is usually far from.

Name: Dollhouse

Artist: Melanie Martinez

Album: Dollhouse EP, Crybaby

Release Year: 2014

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3. River Below by Billy Talent

Go ahead, call me obsessed. This is one of their older songs, but one of their best. It has a lot of screaming, but in their early days, it was their style. It does a number on Ben’s vocal chords, but it’s their thing.

Name: River Below

Artist: Billy Talent

Album: Billy Talent

Release Year: 2001

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4. Salute by Little Mix

Another brilliant set of X Factor rejects who managed fame despite. Salute is an empowering anthem to women and girls everywhere, urging them to stick up for themselves and show who’s boss. It;s the girls, by the way.

Name: Salute

Artist: Little Mix

Album: Salute

Release Year: 2015

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5. Lies by Marina And The Diamonds

First, I need to thank jessiepaege for introducing me to Marina And The Diamonds in a video similar to this. Also, this isn’t vintage. The cover just looks that way. Great artist. You should listen to her stuff.

Name: Lies

Artist: Marina And The Diamonds

Album: Electra Heart

Release Year: 2012

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6. Colors by Halsey

A great song by a great artist. Have you heard any of her new stuff on Hopeless Fountain Kingdom? It is so good. Colors is a song about something taking over someones life, weather it’s drugs or work or such. Great song.

Name: Colors

Artist: Halsey

Album: Badlands

Release Year: 2015

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7. The Other Side by Alessia Cara

Great song by a great Canadian vocalist (Sorry Ben Kowalewicz!) I love Alessia’s music, and even though I don’t watch The Get Down on Netflix, I am in love with this song.

Name: The Other Side

Artist: Alessia Cara

Album: The Get Down Part II

Release Year: 2017

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8. Perfect World by Billy Talent

I absolutely LOVE this song!!! The talent is definitely visible here. One of the best breakup songs with a great guitar riff from Ian D’Sa, like always. Ben definitely has a lot of vocal strength on this track.

Name: Perfect World

Artist: Billy Talent

Album: Billy Talent II

Release Year: 2006

Thanks so much for reading my blog! I hope that you enjoy some of this music as well, especially the Billy Talent so I can prove I’m not the only fan out there! Keep being true to you, regardless of what other people say, because they aren’t important. Follwo my blog so that you don’t miss out, and enjoy your summer

-Tash

PS. BTS DIYS COMING SOON!!