"It's My Life" by Talk Talk is a synth-pop masterpiece and pure magic: both song and video.
A soaring chorus, warm synths and a catchy bass line carry it along.
In the video the animals for the most part are in the sync with the sounds: check out when the whale breaches and the running ostrich. Perfect.
The nostalgia factor cuts deep, as I find myself wondering whatever happened to all those animals in the zoo and in nature.
It's a powerful and even joyous tune that should make us want to follow our dreams and respect and protect the natural world. Not a bad ROI on a 80s new wave tune.
No Doubt's cover in 2003 charted higher than the original which is a minor travesty.