Monday, 15 June 2015

Day seven of My Week with The Kaiser Chiefs - Love's Not a Competition

Day seven of my week with The Kaiser Chiefs and for my final choice its 'Love's not a Competition'.

This song was released as a single in 2007. Unusually though, it was released as a limited edition collector's 7" single. It was also the fourth single to be released from their second album 'Yours Truly, Angry Mob'. For that reason, it only reached number 112 in the UK singles chart.

The video is shot in New York. The streets are viewed from above, and you see various band members walking their dog through the park, being driven on a bicycle, walking looking cool. Finally they come together with their instruments in the center of the street. Its a cool video shot in black and white and suits the song perfectly.

This song has such a beautiful instrumental intro and then its straight into the lyrics "I won't be the one to disappoint you anymore". Then the classic line in a relationship "The trick is getting you to think that all this was your idea".

The way Ricky sings on this is gentle and soft, and not shouty and rock star like some of my previous choices this week. This song is about love. "Love's not a competition but I'm winning, At least I thought I was but there's no way of knowing". That just about sums up love. You think you are doing ok then things have a habit of blindsiding you. That's life and that's love. Perfectly summed up here and perfectly sung.

The band play in a less fierce more soothing style with this track and I have to say its one of my all time favourites. Go take a listen and let me know what you think, as this wasn't one of their most successful singles so I'm guessing a lot of you won't have heard this before.

So there we have it, at last - been a bit of a longer week with than intended, but I got there in the end. My week with The Kaiser Chiefs is over. All that remains to be done now is to rank my 7 songs in order. Pop back to see which is at the top spot.

I shall shortly be announcing who my next week with is but if you can't wait, then just pop over to My Music page here for all my previous choices plus loads more. Happy listening :)


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