SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileHow did this soppy ballad by a meek Minnesotan one man band conquer heavy hitters like Jay Z (whose Empire State of Mind is parked at 2) and Miley Cyrus? Well, the 23 year old Young has the sort of delicate, bloodless look that’s like catnip to tween girls who’ve pledged their troth to fictional vampire swains. He’s openly discussed his devout commitment to Christianity, which gives Owl City an edge with members of the red state set. That Fireflies was heavily promoted as the iTunes single of the week between July 14th and 21st helped bolster its popularity as did the fact that the bleepy, bloopy song was offered as a free download to users of the iPhone game Tap Tap Revenge.For what it’s worth, the track’s lackadaisical arrangement and lacklustre lyrics “I’d get a thousand hugs / From ten thousand lightning bugs / As they tried to teach me how to dance,” goes one particularly insipid couplet just make us (along with countless other music fans) nostalgic for bedroomtronic forefathers the Postal Service, who did pretty much exactly what Owl City does (except way better) back in the early Oughts.Seriously! Fireflies is basically a Frankenstein’s monster made up of superior Postal Service tunes take the intro and bridge from mix CD favourite Such Great Heights and mush them together with the sighing melody from The District Sleeps Alone Tonight (both from 2003’s Give Up), and you’ll get Owl City’s hit single:We’re certainly not the first ones to point out the blatant similarities.
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