I thought it only fair to include some of my favourite tracks from some of my favourite artists who have shown exactly how to create thought-provoking art and music through the creation of a character.
- When I’m Sixty Four – The Beatles
Childish ponderings of the love-stricken quartet. The innocence of this song both in its lyrical quality and simple, yet completely effective vocal melody and accompaniment, is striking and provides for an utterly joyful listen. Probably one of my favourite songs of theirs.
- Starman – David Bowie
A classic for a reason. Ziggy Stardust transports us to an alternate universe in one of his wackiest, yet utterly perfect pop songs to date. Everything from the rocketing (excuse the pun) chorus to the infectious melodies throughout provide for one of Bowie’s strongest singles.
- You and I – Lady Gaga
This was one of the first songs I heard that left me in total awe of Gaga’s vocals. Hearing her perform a tune as simple as this one whilst clad in a male suit and wig is something that really opened me open to this lady’s electric performances. It is worth noting that her most famous performance of this song at the VMAs featured the introduction of one of her male alter-egos Jo Calderone.