Now that I’ve seen the video for the best Avicii song ever, I’m even more mad that he never made it to my town for his concert. At the time, I was like “eh, I could use those 50 bucks back,” but now I’m mad because I know I would have met him and judging from this video, he’s a funny little Swede.
But let’s look at the evolution of this song. One of the reasons I think I like it so much is because Etta James holds a special place in my childhood. I spent my younger days listening to Etta James’ “At Last.” I had a very refined ear before I was introduced to the wonder that is the Spice Girls.
Then apparently Xtina took a stab at it.
After Avicii grabbed it for “Levels,” came the more radio-friendly Flo Rida version.
And I also think “Where them girls at” uses the same beat, but that’s may be a “what came first, the Guetta or the Avicii?” kind of question.