Using Music for the Cloud-Volution

Last month we wrote a piece called ‘DJCloud: Mashing up Cloud with Top Hits.’ There we identified 15 top hits that could be used as part of the ‘cloud-volution.’ We feel that cloud is very much the future of the tech world and to celebrate this we created a new genre: Alt-tech. In our last article, we suggested songs we felt could be appropriate for our new genre if the lyrics were slightly tweaked. Therefore, we wrote 15 examples where we replaced the word ‘cloud’ with the traditional lyrics. For example, “Every Cloudleak Is A Waterfall” replaced Coldplay’s traditional “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall,” or “Cloudless Wonder” replaced Mumford & Sons’s “Hopeless Wonder.”

In this feature, we singled out 15 songs from top artists that already contain the word cloud and therefore are already one their way to joining the cloud-volution.

  1. Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now

So many things I would have done/ But clouds got in my way/ I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now/ From up and down, and still somehow/ It’s cloud illusions I recall/I really don’t know clouds at all

  1. One Direction – Story of My Life

But baby running after you is like chasing the clouds

  1. Sesame Street – Theme Song

Sunny Day/ Sweepin’ the clouds away/ On my way to where the air is sweet/ Can you tell me how to get,/ How to get to Sesame Street

  1. Jack Johnson – From The Clouds

We could watch it from the clouds/ We can’t stop it anyhow/ It’s not ours

  1. B.o.B – Cloud 9

I’ll be gone for a while, I’ll see you next time/ I’ll be gone for a while, I on cloud 9

  1. Olly Murs – On My Cloud

Lift your feet right off the ground/ nothing gonna stand in our way (ohh)/ get up get on my cloud/ I’m not gonna let you down

  1. Pharrell Williams – Just A Cloud Away

“This rainy day is temporary/ The contrast is why we got him/ ‘Cause sunshine due is just a cloud away, way, way”

  1. Bryan Adams – Cloud #9

That’s when I knew it was a pretty good sign/ Somethin’ was wrong up on cloud number nine

  1. Sting – Heavy Cloud No Rain

The sun won’t shine till the clouds are gone/ The clouds won’t go till their work is done And every morning you’ll hear me pray ‘If only it would rain today

  1. Brad Paisley – Cloud Of Dust

And the tractor keeps rollin’/ The dust rises high/ Creating the only cloud in the sky

  1. Cosette From Les Miserables – Castle On A Cloud

There is a castle on a cloud/ I like to go there in my sleep/ Aren’t any floors for me to sweep/ Not in my castle on a cloud.”

  1. Temptations – Cloud Nine

I’m doing fine/ Up here on cloud nine/ Listen, one more time/ I’m doing fine/ Up here on cloud nine

  1. John Legend — So High

Ooh this feels so crazy, oh this love is blazing/ And baby we’re so high, walking on cloud nine

  1. Keri Hilson – Black Cloud

Everywhere I go/ the black cloud over me/ and it’s keepin’ me from blackin’ out my over me

  1. Lady Gaga – So Happy I Could Die

So happy I could die/ Be your best friend/ Yeah I’ll love you forever/ Up in the clouds/ We’ll be higher than ever