I figured I'd try something a tad different this Thursday –
The Snow Song is a track originally from the Thomas The Tank Engine series (S5, before HIT aka CGI took over). Composed and written by Mike O'Donnell & Junior Campbell, 1999. Eventually the wintery gem found a neat home alongside 9 other songs on a special audio-album titled ‘Thomas & Friends: Surprise Adventures'.
Thomas the Tank was THAT show in the late 90’s and along with it’s hilarious characters & stories they put out some absolute jams. #whenwillyourfave. The Snow Song & Island Song were/are ANTHEMS and my 2 favorites out of the bunch. The Snow Song though was truly… THAT bitch. ICE-COLD!
I still remember being in awe of it's chilling music video (stock-footage). The lyrics were a tad cliche, however, the singers still put all their E•MO•TION and soul into every word! They truly snapped! #percywasshook
The angelic choir, along with the delicate, yet cheery piano was almost… I dunno know, it felt like such a magical moment. It was like world peace had been restored around the globe and everyone had gathered their Alejandro candles and prayed for snow together or some shit. In those 3 minutes you were transported to Sodor and rejoiced in wintery, wonderland goodness. Also the major feels to the buildup and then the bridge layout…. Dem high notes on "WHIIIIIIITTTTTEEE WINTER WONDERLAND"… ahhhh WIG!! mariahfounddeadongordonshill
Forreal, these two pieces were some of the first that let me really connect with music in general. Even to this day they hold a special place in my heart. Both of these glorious tunes are absolutely timeless and will live on throughout the ages (via-VCR).
Go take a listen and enjoy the chilling wonder that is the snow song!
(Also they’re on iTunes so go and support talent. It’s what The Fat Controller would have wanted)
"You wake to the silence, the bright afterglow Now there's a surprise, for what do you know It's snowing Look, it's snowing Little Jack Frost has been busy last night The Island of Sodor is a blanket of white 'Cause it's snowing Yes, it's snowing"
"White Winter Wonderland Beautiful day Snow, snow, snow, snow Snow, snow, snow, snow"
"There in the valley, someone you'll know The little blue train finds his way through the snow Whistle blowing Yes, it's snowing It's a beautiful world; It's a lovely day Cherish this moment, remember this day 'Cause it's snowing Yes, it's snowing"
"White Winter Wonderland Beautiful day Snow, snow, snow, snow"
"White Winter Wonderland Beautiful day Snow, snow, snow, snow Snow, snow, snow, snow Stay, stay, please stay"…