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Is this song about eternal friendship, the indomitable human spirit, or the competitive drive within us all? All three!
Would T-Rex’s “Bang a Gong” or Todd Rundren’s “Bang on the Drum All Day” been better? Probably. (Note: weird that both of those songs are T-Rex’s and Rundgren’s most known songs, but nowhere near their best.)
It would have made sense if: Arcade Fire wrote a song for the Vancouver Olympics.
Times the word “reach” is said in the song: 1.
Percentage of song that clearly belongs to Bryan Adams: 80%.
Percentage chance that this song will be featured in a remake of the great baseball movie Bang The Drum Slowly: 0%.
But: It’s pretty catchy, and inoffensive.
Choice YouTube comment: “ugh” —chrook
Relevant Olympic Moment tied to this song: Canada won more gold medals than any other country that year! Canada! Canada!