Friday, March 7, 2014

Random Song of the Week: Tonic - "If You Could Only See"

Even though you're more likely to hear Tonic's "If You Could Only See" in a department store,  I randomly heard the song on the radio this week.

The band's status as a one hit wonder is not all that surprising. The song is straight up generic 90s rock that hasn't really aged well.

Not only is the video weird, but Tonic's lead singer says he wrote the song in response to his parents disapproving of him dating an older woman.

Maybe that accounts for the song's bi-polar nature as the cheesy "hard rock" parts come out of nowhere.

My biggest take away is that the lead singer kind of looks like Irish actor Colm Meaney or as I like to call him: Potatoes O'Brien.