Ligia Oancea sings about the city she loves – and we should love her for it
Since the Olympics and the thousands of times we heard the I Believe song, there has been a noticeable deflating of the mood of Vancouver. Sure, thousands of tourists and athletes from around the globe can add a certain spark to any place, and when all that went I think that some of us were hoping we could keep some of that buzz alive.
Maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s the HST, but Vancouver really could use a pick-me-up. And what better way to excited about summer in The Best Place on Earth™ than with a rousing tune?
All the great cities of the planet have songs named after them. Whether it’s New York, New York, or Chicago, My Kind of Town, To Live and Die in L.A., or London Calling, these anthems have helped to define the places they sing about.
Has Vancouver got its own song? Not that I can think of. That is, until now! Ligia Oancea has written and performed a new anthem for our beloved town simply titled "Vancouver". Let’s see if this becomes the kind of internet phenomenon we saw last week with the demolition disaster video. It’s at just over 5000 views today, so let’s get it up to 100,000!
What do you think? Does Vancouver need its own song to become a "great" city? Are there other songs that represent us we should know about? Leave your comments and favourite tunes for Vancouver in the summer of 2010.
– post by Mike