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Oct 31 2012

Fixer Trivia: The Sunscreen Song

Chapter 10’s name is derived from a hit “song” released back in the spring of 1999 that received heavy airplay on MTV and VH1. The “song” itself, commonly refereed  to as “The Sunscreen Song”, is a spoken word essay addressed directly to the class of ’99, meant as advice on how to best live their lives. The essay, originally written by Mary Schmich and published in the Chicago Tribune in 1997, was adapted by Baz Luhrmann (Director of William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, and the upcoming The Great Gatsby) for his album “Something For Everybody”. Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation sampled his own remix of Rozalla’s “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)” with the essay read by Australian voice actor Lee Perry, and became a hit in both the United Kingdom and the United States, reaching number 1 and number 45 respectively. The adaptation became the graduation song of choice across the United States that year, with it’s positive and uplifting message to the final graduating class of the millennium.

 

1 comment

  1. LaLa Sukura

    Updated version of Desiderata?? LOL

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