As I’m sure you’re all aware, the race edit music has been on a downward trend since Canada last year (as has the BBC music too, for that matter). Now before we used to have lots of Indie and Alternative Rock like the Stereophonics (who were used quite a lot) – we even had the Kaiser Chiefs once! But now we just have some heavy thrash metal that has no tune and sounds like a grungy American teenager pummeling a cat with a guitar – but it’s not like I don’t like heavy music, stuff with a tune like Led Zep and free is some of my favourite music. And the BBC are just as bad, using Lewis’ girlfriend in every other highlights video they can or some truly awful pop song to accompany possibly the most manly sport in the world! *RANT OVER* What do you guys think?
I actually havn’t seen any of the race edits this year but I know from some in the later half of 2010 some of the songs were quite shitty. I liked the Turkey 2008, Australia 2009, Abu Dhabi 2009, UK 2009, Spain 2010. There are some more but can’t think. I do cringe sometimes when they put some girly pop song on to relate to F1. :-/
Totally disagree, having an Indie or Rock track nearly every time is just boring. I would like to see them choose something from a different genre for every race of the year maybe making some sort of nod to the country the race was in. British Indie and Rock music is not popular in all countries around the world and the F1 website is a global website. A more global selection would be more appropriate and maybe even open people’s eyes to more than one genre.
On the whole the race edit music usually shows a massive lack of imagination.
The track that worked best for me last year was “Pendulum – Watercolour”. It encapsulated the build up and then the explosion on track.