2014-03-02

美しすぎるストーカーソングBest5

先日やった「私的映画ダンスシーンBest10」に味をしめて勝手にランキング第2弾。

ストーカーソングBest5。

1980年代、まだストーカーなんていかつい言葉がなかった時代、恋する少年はみんなストーカーだった。

意味もなく遠回りをして好きなコの家の前を通って帰ってみたり、気になるコと一緒になるために毎日同じ電車の同じ車両に乗ったり。

そして人々はそうした思いを甘酸っぱさとか切ないものと受け止めるだけ牧歌的だった。Dustin Hoffmanの"Graduate"(『卒業』1967)も大ヒットした。

たしかに思いつめたストーカー犯罪は恐ろしい。でも思いつめて純化された思いが人々の心を打つくらいに美しく響くこともある。


 第5位
"Nights on Broadway" The Bee Gees, 1975

70年代はシャレオツディスコサウンドでもストーカーすることが許されていた。すべてはブロードウェーの夜のせいにしながら。



"Nights On Broadway"

Here we are in the room full of strangers,
Standing in the dark where your eyes couldn't see me

Well, I have to follow you
Though you didn't want me to.
But that won't stop my lovin' you
I can't stay away

Blaming it all on the nights on Broadway
Singin' them love songs,
Singin' them straight to the heart songs.
Blamin' it all on the nights on Broadway
Singin' them sweet sounds
To that crazy, crazy town.

Now in my place
There are so many others
Standin' in the line;
How long will they stand between us?

Well, I have to follow you
Though you didn't want me to.
But that won't stop my lovin' you
I can't stay away

Blaming it all on the nights on Broadway
Singin' them love songs,
Singin' them straight to the heart songs.
Blamin' it all on the nights on Broadway
Singin' them sweet sounds
To that crazy, crazy town.

I will wait,
even if it takes forever;
I will wait,
even if it takes a life time.
Somehow I feel inside
You never ever left my side.
Make it like it was before
Even if it takes a life time, takes a life time.

Blaming it all on the nights on Broadway
Singin' them love songs,
Singin' them straight to the heart songs.
Blamin' it all on the nights on Broadway
Singin' them sweet sounds
To that crazy, crazy town.


第4位
"What a fool believes" The Doobie Brothers, 1978

めちゃくりゃ好きな曲だけど、ストーカー度が低いので4位という低い順位でランクイン。それにしてもこの曲にこの詞のせるなんてMichael McDonaldとKenny Logginsはどれだけ天才なんだ。




"What A Fool Believes"


He came from somewhere back in her long ago
The sentimental fool don't see
Tryin' hard to recreate
What had yet to be created once in her life
She musters a smile
For his nostalgic tale
Never coming near what he wanted to say
Only to realize
It never really was

She had a place in his life
He never made her think twice
As he rises to her apology
Anybody else would surely know
He's watching her go

But what a fool believes he sees
No wise man has the power to reason away
What seems to be
Is always better than nothing
And nothing at all keeps sending him...

Somewhere back in her long ago
Where he can still believe there's a place in her life
Someday, somewhere, she will return

She had a place in his life
He never made her think twice
As he rises to her apology
Anybody else would surely know
He's watching her go

But what a fool believes he sees
No wise man has the power to reason away
What seems to be
Is always better than nothing
There's nothing at all
But what a fool believes he sees...


第3位
"Every Breath You Take" The Police, 1983

ストーカーソングと言ったら、真っ先にこれを思い浮かべる人も多いのでは。1980年代後半、バブルの渋谷のHUBのレーザージュークではBobby Brownの"Every Little Step"とともにヘビーローテされていた(冬場にはそこにWham!の"Last Christmas"が加わった)。



"Every Breath You Take"

Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I'll be watching you

Every single day
Every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay
I'll be watching you

O can't you see
You belong to me
How my poor heart aches with every step you take

Every move you make
Every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake
I'll be watching you

Since you've gone I been lost without a trace
I dream at night I can only see your face
I look around but it's you I can't replace
I feel so cold and I long for your embrace
I keep crying baby, baby please

Every move you make
Every vow you break
Every smile you fake
Every claim you stake
I'll be watching you



第2位
"You're Beautiful" James Blunt, 2005

ラジオで流れてきて本当に美しいいい曲だと思いながら詞に耳を傾けて耳を疑った。21世紀にかくも堂々たるストーカーソングをリリースしたことに敬意を表してStingより上の2位にランクイン。
Flying High♪の下りは元々はFucking Highという歌詞だったんだけど、ラジオ局で流せないという理由から変更された。ただし日本では当初はFucking highバージョンが放送されていた。

(注:僕も含めた多くの人がこれをストーカーソングと受け止めたみたいだけど、実は別れた元カノが別の男と歩いているのを地下鉄でみかけて作ったという説が有力。Planとは自殺をほのめかしているのではないかとする説も。山崎まさよしにおける"One more time, One more chance"みたいな曲か)




"You're Beautiful"



My life is brilliant.

My life is brilliant.
My love is pure.
I saw an angel.
Of that I'm sure.
She smiled at me on the subway.
She was with another man.
But I won't lose no sleep on that,
'Cause I've got a plan.

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
I saw your face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do,
'Cause I'll never be with you.

Yes, she caught my eye,
As we walked on by.
She could see from my face that I was,
Flying high. [ - video/radio edited version]
Fucking high. [ - CD version]
And I don't think that I'll see her again,
But we shared a moment that will last 'til the end.

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
I saw your face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do,
'Cause I'll never be with you.

You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
There must be an angel with a smile on her face,
When she thought up that I should be with you.
But it's time to face the truth,
I will never be with you.


第1位
"My Cherie Amour" Stevie Wonder, 1969

Stevieの一番好きな曲のひとつは完璧なるストーカーソング。
でもなんでこんなに美しいんだろう。




"My Cherie Amour"



La la la la la la, La la la la la la

My cherie amour, lovely as a summer day
My cherie amour, distant as the milky way
My cherie amour, pretty little one that I adore
You're the only girl my heart beats for
How I wish that you were mine

In a cafe or sometimes on a crowded street
I've been near you, but you never noticed me
My cherie amour, won't you tell me how could you ignore
That behind that little smile I wore
How I wish that you were mine

La la la la la la, La la la la la la
La la la la la la, La la la la la la

Maybe someday, you'll see my face among the crowd
Maybe someday, I'll share your little distant cloud
Oh, cherie amour, pretty little one that I adore
You're the only girl my heart beats for
How I wish that you were mine



少なからぬ場合、ストーカーソングってそのアーティストの代表曲だったりするんだよな。純化されている分だけ切ないのかしら。

今は中々ストーカーソングが出にくい時代になっているけど、このラインアップを見ると少しだけ寂しい気がする。

what's "my wife's camera"?

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