Monday, June 4, 2012

Top 5 Things Songs Teach Us About the World

Sooz and Kooz collaborate on today's top 5.

They say music is the voice of the world.  That being the case, we should stop and listen to what the world is telling us about itself...

5: The world don't move to the beat of just one drum.  A simple test to tell that this is true: spell "different"; now look at the video above--clearly a diff'rent drummer...

4: We are the world.  Because really, who else would be?

3: It's the end of the world as we know.  Whether it's R.E.M. or Gwen Stefani, this song taught us that indeed it is the end of the world as we know it, and Leonard Bernstein has something to do with it.

2: Ooh baby, it's a wild world.  It's hard to get by just upon a smile.

1: What the world needs now is love, sweet love.  And finally, through all this craziness, Jackie DeShannon offers us a solution, and isn't it just the truth?

And sure, while everybody wants to rule the world, we should always remember that it's a small world after all (even if Tom Petty thinks that after all it was a great big world).

Okay, so I've never actually heard anybody say music is the voice of the world, but it was a good opening line, wasn't it?  Anyway, what other songs or lyrics can you think of about the world?  Share them in the comments below, and while you're interacting, why not like us on Facebook!


  1. I hath Tweeted this one--love the choices.  Although personally have never been a fan of #1--your comment about Leonard Bernstein made up for it.  lol 
    Another song that could work here is the old Coke xmas commercial...I'd like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony......   :D

  2. The Coke song was on the top 7 list, alas, this is the Kooz Top 5.

  3. I think we should all learn to give a little "Joy to the World."  That'd be of the Jeremiah Bullfrog Three Dog Night variety, though I will accept the Andy Williams Christmas carol in a pinch.  

  4. That is a good one. If I were the king of the world I would have this list changed to include it.
    I also feel a little bad that all those children from around the globe trapped in Disney World singing It's A Small World haven't been included.