Around the World in 80 Seconds

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"Around the World in 80 Seconds"
Around the World in 80 Seconds cover
Song by Ozma
Album Boomtown
Released 2014
Length 2:20
Label Self-released
Writer(s) Daniel Brummel
Producer(s) Ozma
Status Officially released
Boomtown track listing
"Around the World in 80 Seconds"
(1)
"Nervous"
(2)
This song is part of the "Around the World in 80 Seconds" lineage of songs

"Around the World in 80 Seconds" is the first track from Boomtown.

Appearances

Overview

"Around the World" is an instrumental derived from the Daniel Brummel and the Contraband song "If I Only Had Some Courage". The spoken audio at the beginning of the song is from a foreign-language radio station that one of the band member's amps picked up during the recording of the album.[1] Brummel said of the song's title:


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The sequential chord progression in the B section proceeds around the diatonic harmony by bass motion in fifths — a “circle of fifths” type progression. When I first showed it to Ryen, when we hit that section, he said “around the world!” which I connected via wordplay to the Jules Verne novel, in the same playful sense of “one-upmanship” that gave us “Rock and Roll Part Three.”


- Daniel Brummel, e-mail correspondence[2]


Audio

See also

References

  1. Email correspondence with Daniel Brummel, 2020. https://www.weezerpedia.com/wiki/File:DBNEWSSTATIC.png
  2. Email correspondence with Daniel Brummel, 2021. https://www.weezerpedia.com/wiki/File:Daniel_Brummel_Around_the_World.PNG