What I’m Working to Wednesday

“The Sound of Silence”
Disturbed

Hold the recent pop music posts that I’ve been spamming you guys with – how did I miss that Disturbed came out with an album last year? I suppose I’ve been too consumed with listening to music for pole fitness routines that I missed it. I haven’t posted too much “heavy” music here, but I love me a good screaming song. This song, however, is not that. This is a beautiful remake of the popular Simon and Garfunkel hit, and I love it. It’s great to hear Dave Draiman (lead vocals) sing this song. He has a pretty distinct voice and I often think their songs all sound the same because he never changes it up. I like them anyway, and their songs get me pumped to run. While this is a slower one, I can totally see myself rocking out to it on a long run or a tempo run and beasting out some miles.

Any older songs that were remade that you think were done well?

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21 thoughts on “What I’m Working to Wednesday

  1. charissarunning May 11, 2016 / 8:24 am

    I can barely believe this is Disturbed – what!! I like some of their songs but you’re right in that they do mostly all sound the same – and some are a little too screamy for me. This is really fantastic though and really different for them – I love it too!

    • allisonfiorini May 11, 2016 / 9:46 am

      Right! I was like WOW THIS IS SO DIFFERENT! I love it. I do like some screaming music though, and Disturbed is one of the screaming bands I like!

  2. Russ May 11, 2016 / 10:14 am

    I love a good cover. Favorites are The Boys of Summer by The Ataris and Beat It by Fall Out Boy. And slightly embarrassed to state that I have Seether’s version of Careless Whisper.

    • allisonfiorini May 11, 2016 / 10:21 am

      I LOVE BOYS OF SUMMER BY THE ATARIS!!! Soooo good. Also check out A Day to Remember’s version of “Over My Head”!

  3. Kerry May 11, 2016 / 10:17 am

    This is such a beautiful song. I’ve never heard this cover and was prepared not to like it (I never tend to like covers much)… but I love it! It’s so beautiful.

    • allisonfiorini May 11, 2016 / 10:22 am

      My pole fitness instructor showed it to me. She’s 24, and (wait for it) had no idea this was a remake (nooooo ughhh!!!). She was telling me how she was thinking of using a Disturbed song for her upcoming competition and said the name of it, and I was all, “Like the Simon and Garfunkel song?” She didn’t know it. I felt old. And sad since the original is amazing. But when she played it, I was also prepared to hate it!!! Except I didn’t, at all!!

      • Kerry May 11, 2016 / 10:31 am

        Oh she can’t use young as an excuse! I am not much older than her. That’s poor parenting. lol My mom brought me to a Simon and Garfunkel reunion concert when I was a kid. She also always played good music in the house, that way I would grow up to have good taste. haha! That’s a really great cover though.

      • allisonfiorini May 11, 2016 / 10:34 am

        You have just restored my faith in humanity 🙂 But like you, I was brought up on good music and I think that’s the key here. My dad is a pretty serious musician so there was definitely good music happening when I was growing up – probably why I love music so much as an adult! Except I will listen to everything, even if it lacks talent. Everything except most country music. Just can’t get into it!

  4. Pinball Joe May 11, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Sorry – that I’m just gettig caught up with your story. I’ve been away for three weeks. What did I miss? Oh yea – first f’en place in the KY marathon! Unreal! Congrats!
    Now a prediction – you will go under 3 this fall – guaranteed. I did it once – you can and will do it multiple times.

    40 3 M4549 2:59:37 2:59:28 6:51 41:06 6:37 1:06:14 6:38 2:13:34 6:41 1813 Joesph Brosseau 45 M Hebron CT

    My awkward “proof” from the 2007 Hartford marathon. So I’m an “expert”.

    Congratulations Allison! You rock!

    • allisonfiorini May 13, 2016 / 9:48 am

      Thank you so much Joe! How have you been? What are you training for?

      Sub-3 is the DREAM! You are awesome – look at those splits!! Amazing. Maybe someday! I will certainly be going after it next!!!!!

  5. hellyontherun May 11, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Oooh, this IS good!!! Yeah, I usually associate Disturbed with screaming but this I likey!!

  6. Alanna May 11, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    I just heard this the other day for the first time. Love it!

  7. Ali @ Hit the Ground Running May 11, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    I hadn’t heard this cover until this year. A student of mine put it on her soundtrack project for “Night”. It’s so eerie and lovely; I like the original version as well, of course!

    • allisonfiorini May 13, 2016 / 9:56 am

      That would be a really cool song to use for a soundtrack!!!!

  8. Fallon @ Slacker Runner May 12, 2016 / 1:02 am

    Love it! I admit that I am a sucker for covers though. Especially when it’s so different from the norm. Have you heard I Prevail’s cover of Taylor Swift’s Blank Space? I love it!

    • allisonfiorini May 13, 2016 / 9:57 am

      YES – that cover is AWESOME! I am also a sucker for covers. I was a little skeptical when I saw this, but when I heard it I was really into it!

  9. 50in50marathonquest May 13, 2016 / 11:56 pm

    Love Disturbed’s cover of Land of Confusion…you should stop by my weekly Monday music post when you get a minute!! Have a great weekend!

    • allisonfiorini May 17, 2016 / 9:59 am

      I will check that out! Thanks 🙂 And I do see your music posts, but for some reason can’t always comment on them at work. I don’t understand why? I follow two other blogs that are the same way. It’s really weird!!

      • 50in50marathonquest May 17, 2016 / 12:02 pm

        Yeah, I think it could be related to my site being self-hosted…I use WordPress as my platform but not their hosting service, which could explain on certain browsers or systems why it is hard to comment – I’ve heard that from others too. Hope you are enjoying recovery time!

      • allisonfiorini May 17, 2016 / 12:04 pm

        I follow one other girl who definitely uses WordPress as her platform, but not their hosting service. I can comment on her posts in Firefox, but not chrome! It’s so weird! I’m loving the recovery!!!

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