The superstar of 2019, Billie Eilish, has taken to her ongoing podcast me & dad radio on Apple Music to share some of the most important songs of her childhood, including The Beatles’ classic ‘Something’.
Taking the music world by storm over the last few years, Eilish has marked herself out to be a wonderfully gifted singer-songwriter and it appears she may have learnt some of it from the best.
At only eighteen years old it seems a little odd to hear Eilish picking the favourite songs of her childhood for her podcast. While she did select a George Harrison classic, there were some more expected choices for a young girl growing up in the noughties.
Eilish highlighted Avril Lavigne as a particular favourite and picked her song ‘Losing Grip’ as the best of the bunch. “This is my favourite Avril song ever, a very big song from my childhood as well as ‘Complicated’, as well as ‘I’m With You’, as well as ‘Sk8er Boi’, ‘Girlfriend’, blah, blah, blah, ‘Keep Holding On.'”
She added: “But this one came back into my life in 2018, and we used to just get down to this song. God…we used to just scream this song in the car. God, this song,” said the star. “This chorus is just like …Oh my God, it’s so good, and the beat…Oh my God.
“I’ve never heard a sound like that in my life. There is no other song like this. There’s no other song. I’m telling you, this song does not get old. I was with all my homies two years ago and we would just scream this song wherever we went. God. Every time I hear that beginning, I’m like, ‘Okay, let’s get ready. Okay.’”
Taken from Lavigne’s album Let Go, released in 2002, it shows Eilish was happy to look back to the past for some inspiration. Another pop legend Eilish paid tribute to was Britney Spears.
Seemingly happy with any song from the Princess of Pop, Eilish picked a Britney song at random—selecting ‘One More Time’. “This is an incredible song. Dude, this era of Britney was just mind-blowing. Shout out to Britney too, because lately, she’s been… Or since I was on Instagram, which was weeks ago now, she posted a couple of videos to my songs and I almost pooped my pants. So I love you, Britney,” Eilish said.
“But this one, this is a classic. Everybody knows ‘Baby One More Time’. I used to dance in the living room to this on my tiny little horrible speaker. Let’s go. Let’s go, Britney.”
Eilish also picked the song Frank Sinatra called “the greatest love song written in 50 years”, the brilliant ‘Something’ from the Beatles. The Abbey Road song holds a special place for Eilish: “I remember listening to this song when I was in love, or whatever, and yeah. This song really, once again, got me. I don’t know. I think that it’s such a well-put song.
“I think the lyrics say something that I barely hear, and I feel like lots of people are saying something similar, but I feel like only The Beatles could say exactly this. It’s such a thing that we feel, it’s such a human feeling. So this is ‘Something’ by The Beatles. Also, everybody knows that The Beatles were the main, probably, pool of music that we listened to growing up. This is one out of basically all of their songs that I loved and adored growing up, but this one really stuck with me.”
Find the full episode here.