Song: You Ain’t Going Nowhere
Album: I’m Not There (Original Soundtrack)
Performer: Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
Writer: Bob Dylan
Was it possible for a white girl between the ages of 13 and 30 to make it through 2007 without learning the song “Falling Slowly” by heart? Obviously the answer is that everyone in the world must have known that song because I hadn’t seen the movie Once (much less ever heard of Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova) and I was OBSESSED with that song as a 13 year old. I can’t even remember how I first heard it.
The Irish duo took 2007 by storm with Once and also had a song on the soundtrack for the movie I’m Not There. I distinctly remember longing to see that movie because I was in love with Bob Dylan but my parents wouldn’t let me see an ‘R’ rated movie. I wish I would have just been a little rebellious and found a way to see it, but I guess I wasn’t quite that brave. I settled for the soundtrack.
This was my favorite song on the soundtrack. I’m unsure what this song is supposed to be about, but I love how lighthearted this rendition is. The gang vocals in the chorus give the song a communal feel.