when i was very young, we had actual aquarium photo style wallpaper in our bathroom and i was so upset when my mum redecorated to some beige early 80s monstrosity but lacked the articulation to tell her so at the time.
i can stare at fishtanks all day and when i play ‘kitty goes fishing’ a dvd for cats, that i bought for my little fluffballs, i often end up mesmerised right along with them.
air – sexy boy
like swimming with frogs, and no not because they’re french, i just hear frog noises in there. so less of a sea on this one, more like a pond. with lily pads.
all saints – pure shores
purpose built wateryness as this was on the soundtrack for ‘the beach’. at the time this track was a huge departure for the girls – a long way from the met bar and maharishi.
carnival of the animals – aquarium
this used to play as we filed into the hall for assembly at infant school. hearing it takes me right back to that huge wooden floor and the sun beaming in through the windows.
fish go deep – the cure and the cause
this act were aptly named as their track sounds like the theme to a deep sea adventure.
grid – flotation
so much better than their later efforts, especially the ghastly ‘swamp thing’. if only water had become a theme instead rednecks…
maxwell – submerge
like the aural equivalent of a jacuzzi. or, sticking your head underwater in the bath, for those on a budget.
prince – diamonds and pearls
no obvious watery theme here but thats what it sounds like to me. i suspect prince was actually going for ‘twinkly’.
sade – no ordinary love
i seem to remember that sade was a mermaid in this video, so it seems that the director agreed with me that it sounds aquatic.
smoke city – underwater love
sos band – weekend girl
something very tide in, tide out, about this one.
ten sharp – you
this sounds so aquatic to me that i once had a dream in which it was the soundtrack to big crashing waves.