‘Everybodys free to wear sunscreen’

This song is one of the few little gems, hidden away that can make everything better. Well at least it is for me. Originally written by a columnist for the Chicago Tribune, it was used by Baz Luhrman, for his album, Something for everybody which samples the backing track to Everybody’s free (to feel good) By Rosella which was used in Romeo+ Juliet, and it gives it a mellow meandering of sweet muttering cadences of joy whilst the narration by Lee Perry gives it a slash of wisdom with the deep tones of his voice bouncing off and in between the track, which in turn ends up making you miss your grandparents or you best friend, and let’s you reminisce about the good ‘ol days. You may also remember this song from The Big Kahuna which featured Kevin Spacey, Danny Devito and Peter Facinelli.  This song blew up after a Portland radio DJ, mixed and played it and it began getting requests, only for him to share it with his ‘comrades’ and this slightly melodramatic beauty that is this song, circulated the charts like a new Beyoncé record. There have been many spoofs and many remakes such as the Brazilian and German versions, which shows you the effect this one columnist from Chicago’s words could have one someone, only for out realities and insecurities to be delicately thrown onto a subtle backdrop of melodies, so in the end all we can be is be happy and all we can do is wear sunscreen.

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