TLC: "Waterfalls" vs. Atlantic Ocean: "Waterfall"

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Both singles came out in the mid-nineties, both have have a sprinkly - dare I say "oceanic" sound - but the difference is that the other is a contemplation on the dangers of excess, whereas the other has a more utopian tinge. For TLC "waterfall" is a symbol of too much too soon, whereas for Atlantic Ocean it is a dream within our reach.

So which is your favourite? I love love love "Waterfalls", but I have to choose "Waterfall" simply for nostalgia reasons, there's more memories tied to that tune. Plus the dolphins in the video.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Thursday, 8 June 2006 07:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

'waterfalls' - not to slate 'waterfall' by any means, it's t'riff as well, but 'waterfalls' is one of the best songs ever recorded by anyone ever. it would win against everything.

The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 8 June 2006 08:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Waterfalls" is a fine, fine single (and my 18th favourite of 1995, it says here) - but my love for "Waterfall" (2nd favourite of 1994, it says here) stretches beyond all reason.

mike t-diva (mike t-diva), Thursday, 8 June 2006 08:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Back when it came out, that little almost-off-time baduhduh thing in the beat to "Waterfalls" used to piss me off, for like the first six months it was out. Then one day it just kinda...made sense all of a sudden. It was a total like landmark moment for teenage me.

mummy wrapped in bacon (nickalicious), Thursday, 8 June 2006 12:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I presume you ommitted The Stone Roses' Waterfall to avoid unbalancing this thread so much it capsizes?

I don't actually like Waterfalls that much really, so Atlantic Ocean win. Also it was just absolutely fucking glorious then and I haven't heard it for at least five years and now REALLY WANT TO.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Thursday, 8 June 2006 13:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Here you go.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Thursday, 8 June 2006 13:08 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I presume you ommitted The Stone Roses' Waterfall to avoid unbalancing this thread so much it capsizes?

What? In a double-team smashes the opposition way?

Chewshabadoo (Chewshabadoo), Thursday, 8 June 2006 16:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Wendy & Lisa's "Waterfall" is the true winner of this thread.

LOL Thomas (Chris Barrus), Thursday, 8 June 2006 17:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

LOL Thomas OTM

Palomino (Palomino), Thursday, 8 June 2006 18:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Paul McCartney all the way!

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Thursday, 8 June 2006 19:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'd go with TLC. Brilliant song. The Atlantic Ocean song is too chintzy.

I just sought out the Wendy & Lisa song, which is great, btw.

It's Rodney, pimp! (R. J. Greene), Thursday, 8 June 2006 20:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Atlantic Ocean >>>>>>>>>>>>>> TLC

Bidfurd (Bidfurd), Thursday, 8 June 2006 20:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ten years pass...

this is impossible imo

boxedjoy, Thursday, 20 April 2017 22:08 (nine months ago) Permalink

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