Use this song to test your speakers!

A few months ago I was putting together a playlist, and came across a song that I love using to test my portable Sony speakers. I had never heard it before but I recommend it highly. It’s called “Song to the Siren” by This Mortal Coil.

It’s from the mid-80s (when I was listening to the Beach Boys and Richard Marx, I guess?) and has been covered a lot since then. So that is to say, if you need a version with more percussion and/or bass, try Sinead O’Connor’s rendition.

Want a more stripped down version from a legendary rocker? Here’s Robert Plant’s take on it.

There’s a haunting, folksy version with the acoustic guitar by Jeff Buckley’s father, Tim Buckley.

More covers are out there but I’m sticking with the original for the moments I need a song that will echo throughout a neighborhood, rattle my brain, and make my soul shiver.

Thanks for dropping in…

-Out of the Wilderness


Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes a 13-year-old beagle and an 11-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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