Emiliana Torrini – Jungle Drum
October 1, 2012
cheerlubber here to start off the month of October. :0 Can you believe it–I’m doing 3 posts in a row. Just trying to keep things moving, that’s all. And I guess I’m feeling a bit spontaneous, so these songs are being picked rather arbitrarily (ps, that word always makes me think of the Arbiter from Halo 2, who is just too cool).
You might think Emiliana Torrini comes from Italy given her name, but in fact she is from Iceland (though her father is Italian). We’ve had this song for a while and I can’t remember how we came across it, but it certainly is a light and lively little ditty (alliteration!). It never loses its fast pace, the guitar gives it a classic ol’ rock’n’roll feel, and her “Roka-donka-donka-donk-donk”s are too adorable. Basically, it’s a fun song that is nigh impossible to dislike. Also, betchyou didn’t know, but Emiliana Torrini is the very same singer who performed the haunting Gollum’s Song at the end of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers movie (on a related note, who’s excited for The Hobbit?!). There’s a clever bit of trivia for you. ;D Anyway, listen to this song because it makes me happy and I’m sure it’ll make you happy too~