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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 11: A song you never get tired of

Crank up the bass on this one and dig that synthesizer!

Who doesn’t love the driving energy of a good rock song? BOC’s “Burnin’ For You” is simultaneously high-energy and laid back, a feat that few holdovers from the progressive rock era were able to achieve. There’s something transcendental about this cut that always brings me back to the chorus, turning up the bass to try and pick out how many octaves are actually being played on the keyboard. That melodic bass line keeps the whole piece pumped with so much depth that it’s hard to really hear anything else once your ears are tuned to it.