Dennis Brown’s “Things in Life” is one of my favorite songs ever. It came up on the iTunes today and I figured I’d blog about it.
I first heard it in Wong Kar Wai’s Chungking Express, where a bar owner plays it on his jukebox. As much as WKW gets props for his visual style (thanks largely to his now-defunct partnership with cinematographer Christopher Doyle), his music choices are beautiful.* Have a listen.
* Except for the unfortunate Cantonese version of Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” in As Tears Go By.