Throwback Thursday ‘How Far We’ve Come’ by Matchbox Twenty (2007)
This week Matchbox Twenty was supposed to bring their live show to the DenSanPremCen, but Coronavirus ruined everything. Instead, they will hopefully, fingers crossed be in town on September 8, 2021.
Then, I saw on Matchbox's Facebook page that this song debuted on VH1 on September 1 back in 2007! So, it just seemed right.
Then, when I got to thinking about it, this song does really sum up 2020 so far. I mean, it's September, the tail end of one of the craziest years that most of us have lived through and we're making it through. I mean, look how far we've come!
"How Far We've Come" by Matchbox Twenty was on what they call a retrospective collection, I'm going to call it a Greatest Hits album titled, Exile on Mainstream.
According to Wikipedia, "The single debuted at #93 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, but after being released digitally, it jumped to #12, making it the second-biggest jump of 2007 behind Beyoncé and Shakira's "Beautiful Liar" (which jumped 91 spots). It peaked at #11 on the U.S Billboard Hot 100. It also reached #3 on the U.S. Adult Top 40."
The music video is full of footage of iconic moments from history. Everything and everybody from the moon landing, JFK, Muhammed Ali, Pele, The Berlin Wall coming down, The Women's March, The Millennium, and ends with images of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Totally fitting for a music video from 2007.
Now, 13 years later, we have taken a few steps forward, and maybe a few states back. But the real lesson is to keep growing and learning and trying to do better! Who knew Matchbox was so philosophical?
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