Archive for February 23, 2020

Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #191 – “Fine on the Outside,” from When Marnie Was There


191. “Fine on the Outside,” from When Marnie Was There

You almost expect Bradley Cooper to start singing after those first couple of chords, don’t you?

It’s interesting, this song, because normally Ghibli doesn’t record their songs in English, and they usually all sound like anime end credits songs. So here they have this beautiful little indie ballad that perfectly fits the film. I remember sitting up when I heard it and going, “Whoa, what’s that?” This is one of those songs most people wouldn’t think of for a list like this because it’s a bit out of the way, so I’m glad I got to have it on here for people to listen to.


Pic of the Day: “Faith is a house with many rooms.” “But no room for doubt?” “Oh plenty, on every floor. Doubt is useful, it keeps faith a living thing. After all, you cannot know the strength of your faith until it is tested.”