Gentle readers, I am writing this from my couch, where I am as crouched in the fetal position as I can be (going all the way would, of course, render me completely unable to type). I am not operating at 100% right now, and what better way to exploit my lousy physical state for music-blogging gain than by writing a listicle (oh man, using that word just made me worse) about music one should listen to while under the weather? Specifically, when one is put under the weather by a foodstuff from one of New York City’s finer dining establishments? (I swear, if the matzoh ball soup I had for lunch yesterday is the culprit, I am going to cry.) Five songs that are making me feel just a little bit better after the jump.
The “ooohs” on the chorus are very soothing to any waves of nausea that might rise up.
I was sick a lot when I was younger, and hearing this song brings me back to those days when my mom would fold out the couch in the living room and let me watch MTV. I’m kind of surprised that comic-book nerds haven’t embraced this clip in a retro way yet, but I’m sure someone out there will school me as to why whatever artist drew these images is not worthy of a career reappraisal.
On a similar note, doesn’t this sound like the theme song to a midday rerun in some alternate universe?
My defenses are so worn down that I’m ready to admit it: I love this song. That bridge! That anthemic chorus! Daniel’s hat is still terrible, though.
I never really need an excuse to listen to Mudhoney, but hey. (Although “Here Comes Sickness” is also appropriate.)
And finally, an honorable mention, if only because its video’s intro is further putting me off trying to keep any food down: