I am an avid collector of timepieces in general, and my collection includes everything from vintage pocket watches to sleek modern wrist watches, Grandfather clocks to technologically advanced digital displays. I love the idea that you can hold something so intangible – such as time – in a physical form. It feels powerful – though ironically, we are all slaves to it in the end. Last week I stumbled across an online shop called ‘Lord Timepieces’ that sell men’s luxury watches at prices that astonishingly, won’t put a dent in your wallet.
Lord Timepieces are an up and coming brand who have recognised a gap in the market for high quality accessories that can be afforded and enjoyed by anyone with a taste for dynamism! As a recent find I wanted to share their secret with you guys in time for Christmas as they’re going to be a brand to watch for your supply of men’s unique watches.
As you may already be aware, I love making my time related lists and so here is this month’s feature; my ‘top ten songs about time’! I’ve tried to include a variety of genres and eras so I hope you enjoy listening to the music…
Top 10 Songs About Time
- Rocky Horror Picture Show – Time Warp
The Time Warp is a song featured in the 1973 rock musical The Rocky Horror Show and its 1975 film adaptation. The song is a parody of the dance song genre and involves audience-participation. It can be often heard playing at parties, weddings and Halloween celebrations!
- Pink Floyd – Time
From their 1973 album ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, Time was the only song from the album accredited to all four members of the English progressive rock band. The song recognises how time can slip by without you realising and is noted for its long introduction of chiming clocks and ringing alarms.
- Coldplay – Clocks
British alternative rock band, Coldplay, completed the creation of this song for their second album ‘A rush of blood to the head’. It reached number 9 in the UK Singles Chart as well as winning the Grammy Award for Record of the Year.
- Bill Haley – Rock Around The Clock
Released in 1954 by Bill Haley & His Comets, this rock and roll hit was a number one single in both the US and UK charts. Haley’s recording became an iconic anthem for 1950s rebellion of youth and is considered to have brought rock and roll into international mainstream culture. The track is also ranked number 158 on the Rolling Stone magazine list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
- Foo Fighters – Times like These
Times Like These is the second single released from the Foo Fighters fourth album ‘One by One’. The lyrics encapsulate how Dave Grohl felt during the tense recording sessions for this album, and his uncertainty regarding their future as a band.
- Dirty Dancing – (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life
This track was recorded by Jennifer Warnes and Bill Medley, and was used as the famous theme song for 1987 movie Dirty Dancing featuring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. The song won an Academy Award for the ‘Best Original Song’, a Golden Globe Award and a Grammy Award.
- Iron Maiden – Somewhere in Time
This song was a single featuring on the English heavy metal band’s sixth studio album that was released in 1986. The certified platinum album has sold over one million copies in the US alone.
- Imagine Dragons – It’s Time
The American rock band shot to fame with their first release ‘Radioactive’ from their debut studio album ‘Night Visions’ in 2012. The album’s first single ‘It’s Time’ placed them at the top on Billboard’s ‘Year in Rock’ rankings for 2013 and were named ‘Breakthrough band of 2013’.
- Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman – Time to Say Goodbye
“Con te partirò” is an Italian song written by Francesco Sartori and Lucio Quarantotto. It was first performed by Andrea Bocelli at the 1995 Sanremo Festival and was then recorded on his album ‘Bocelli’. The record topped the charts in France and then in Belgium, breaking the all-time record sales.
- Hans Zimmer – Time From Inception
This iconic piece of orchestral music was composed for the 2010 motion picture Inception by famous German musician; Hans Zimmer. This was Zimmer’s second collaboration with director Christopher Nolan after the Batman saga. Zimmer describes this soundtrack as an ‘electronic score’ and had been accredited as being his finest work yet. The soundtrack was then nominated for several awards including a Golden Globe, a Grammy, a BAFTA and an Academy Award.