Todays song of the week is “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day.
This suggestion was sent in by a reader and I completely agree that it should have the spot this week.
About the song:
The song makes you feel bad for the author, which sets the mood of the song: being alone.
It is in the key of F minor which furthers the original theme of being alone because this key sounds sad as it is a minor key. The heavy reverb furthers this effect.
One of my favorite lyrics in Boulevard of Broken Dreams is, “My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me” because this lyric helps you visualize and feel how the author is feeling.
One of my favorite parts of this song is the end. Near the end of the song everything gets progressively heavier and then it stops abruptly so there is only an acoustic guitar playing before everything comes back in. At the very end, the lead guitar changes to a single riff that truly finishes the song and leaves you satisfied after you’re done listening.
Overall, I think this is a great song that you should definitely listen to!