I have kind of a like/dislike relationship with The Cure. I remember jumping on board with my “friends 2.0” when they were enthralled with the British group in the early 1980s, a few years after the band formed.
In 2011, in a moment of “like,” I purchased their Greatest Hits collection from the iTunes Store. But I haven’t listened to it much, or all the way through, ever. When I started looking at today’s song, I found it was already in my collection, as it is part of that compilation.
I’m more familiar with the slightly Goth sound of their songs like “A Forest,” though many of their songs, like “Let’s Go to Bed” and, more so, “Friday I’m in Love” have a light pop flair to them; I remember another such song, “Just Like Heaven,” released in 1987, which film producers used as the catchy title music for the 2005 Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo romantic comedy of the same name.
Late one evening about a week ago, I was letting YouTube autoplay do its thing. At one point in the evening, maybe it was when I switched over to listening to an archived BBC One program, “Lullaby” came on. (Maybe it was telling me it was time to go to bed, to quote a previously-mentioned title!)
I thought the song was noteworthy as, for me, it sounds a little different from a “regular” song by The Cure. So, it seemed like a good choice for sharing with you here.
Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.
Here’s the audio for the song from The Cure’s official YouTube channel: