Man, I really am diggin’ the “Only Time” remix by Enya. But let me add, that I also hate the version going around that plays clips of the WTC news reports during the song.
Is that supposed to be a tribute? A memorial? Feels like a snuff movie put to pop music. And there are so many of these types of songs, just do a search on AudioGalaxy.com for “WTC” or “trade center.” One of the worst ones I saw was Don Henley’s “New York Minute.” I admit I downloaded about 23 different songs then promptly deleted them after hearing the Enya mix. I just can’t see myself making a CD of those songs. I’d be bawling all the way down the highway.
While I will confess I have not grieved about the WTC attack yet, I really don’t want the whole thing set to music to get me started. I will let go when I am ready…if ever.
To me, those clip mixes, the existence of which I put squarely on Celine Dion’s soundbite-laden My Heart Must Go On, are just nothing more than a device to generate listeners on the radio. I bet you anything the original artists of those songs, such as “One More Day” and “Drop of Jupiter,” would not approve of their songs being bastardized that way.
In fact, I read Faith Hill even took action against one such mix of her “Star Spangled Banner.”
Leave the clip mixes to fiction and the movies, reality is bad enough; tragedy does not need a soundtrack.