This week’s song celebrates one of the most iconic bands of the ’90s, Hootie and The Blowfish. “Time” is one of 5 singles off the extremely popular Cracked Rear View album that was released in 1994. This album sold a remarkable 16 million copies, currently ranked 15th on the United States best selling albums of all time. “Time” is just one of many hits that Hootie and The Blowfish enjoyed in the ’90s, but one of my personal favorites due to its great lyrics.
Time is wasting
Time is walking
You ain’t no friend of mine
I don’t know where I’m goin’
I think I’m out of my mind
Thinking about time
And if I die tomorrow, yeah
Just lay me down in sleep
I think almost anyone can relate to these lyrics. Very rarely is time on your side and this song drives home that point quite nicely. I felt that it would fit well this week as the uncertainty of the economy rolls on as well as the bitter cold winter.
While front man Darius Rucker continues to promote his solo career, Hootie and The Blowfish has taken a back seat. They are still together as a band though and have a few shows lined up in the next few months. While it is unclear when and if a new album will be out any time soon, it should be noted how rigorously they have toured for the last decade. It doesn’t look like they will give up playing shows around the country any time soon.
The music video for “Time” shows them doing what they do best, performing in front of a huge crowd.
That’s it for this week. If you have an idea for a future Song of the Week, make a comment below.