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Grace Kelly and VCR

Updated on December 17, 2011
Matthew Dear
Matthew Dear

Sorry, I’ve been away the past few days. Have been feeling especially downtrodden

I’m back and feeling well rested, so I figured I’d post a two songs that are rather inspirational:

Links to songs here; Here

I think it’s more of the buildup in both songs that gets me so pumped. “Grace Kelly” by Mika is just incredible. As you may know Grace Kelly was an actress in the 40’s and 50’s and became a princess when she married the Prince of Monaco, I believe. She tragically died in a car accident in her 50’s. Not too bad of life, movie superstar, royalty and a relative long life, with a quick exit. Not to mention, nearly every person who met her seemed to love her and genuinely thought she was the nicest person they had ever met. Mika does an incredible job measuring up to Grace Kelly’s impact with this song.

“VCR” remixed by Mathew Dear, has a similar buildup, but is more measured in how the beat drops and you have to give it a minute or so. If this song comes on your iTunes and you’re not paying any attention to it, you’ll be tapping your foot away totally subconsciously. The beat has that sort of feel. You may even bob your head before you realize what’s going. Maybe it’s also similarity to Mika’s falsetto in the last song, that just makes me draw the comparison to the two songs. Enjoy them both and I hope to have more for you all tomorrow.


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    • DowntroddenInDC profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Houston, TX


      Thanks for the comment. I've since looked into Grace Kelly, reading about her pretty tragic and short life. She seemed like a very inspirational person. Perhaps the reason Mika made the song. I'll have to check out the move you suggested, 'The Country Girl', I bet it's streamed online for me to watch.

      Thanks for the suggestion and for reading!


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      6 years ago

      I've just come across this little hub.

      Google Grace Kelly the actress. She was one of the most beautiful and glamorous women in the world in the 1950's.

      The words you hear at the beginning of the song by Mika,

      "The last time we talked Mr Smith you reduced me to tears. I promise you it wont happen again."

      Are from a scene in the film for which she won an Oscar, "The Country Girl".

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Erase mine and your comments and then the hub will be fine.


    • DowntroddenInDC profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Houston, TX

      Additionally, you can follow my music reviews in full and with free downloads here:


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