Train - Save Me, San Francisco (2009)

Reason for Listening:
My Albums Scrobbled (2019).
Scrobbles: 14.* Scrobble/Album_Song_Count: 1.27*

"Hey, Soul Sister" was ranked 17 (eight-way tie) on my Top 32 Songs (2016 Edition). Meanwhile, "Marry Me" was a participant in the Top 32 Songs (2018 Edition). It made it to the finals where it finished in the bottom 16 out of 64 songs, i.e., ranked 49 (sixteen-way tie).

With respect to scrobbles, I have 13 scrobbles recorded for the standard album from 2011 to 2013 (10, 2, and 1, respectively) with 4 scrobbles for "Hey, Soul Sister," 2 for "Save Me, San Francisco," and 1 for "Marry Me." For the Golden Gate edition, I have 36 scrobbles from 2013 to 2019 (1, 0, 2, 2, 4, 13, and 14, respectively) with 14 scrobbles for "HSS," 3 for "SMSF," and 19 for "MM." I would, however, believe that I might have listened to "HSS" more times while learning to play it on guitar.

Note that the Wikipedia page says this album was "recorded as a three-piece." This essentially refers to the number of band members who were part of the recording of the album.

Standard album cover.

Released 20091027.
11 songs. 43:23. Save Me, San Francisco (2009)
11+6 songs. 43:23+22:38. Save Me, San Francisco (Golden Gate Edition) (20101102)
11+6+2 songs. 43:23+22:38+10:20. Save Me, San Francisco (Golden Gate Edition) (Streaming) (20101201)

I scrobbled the song 31 times in 2019, 21 of which occurred in January.
First listen. Golden Gate Edition, Streaming.
This song is one of the few songs I can play on guitar while also singing with descent proficiency.
I gave this song a "-1" but I suppose it's more like a "0" when considered a song on it's own. I just think the sound is so different from the album. It's contribution to the album is more like a "-2" or a "-3."

Songs in bold are the bonus tracks on the Golden Gate edition.
4: "Hey, Soul Sister";
3: "Marry Me";
2: "Save Me, San Francisco"; "Marry Me" (First Dance Mix); "Hey, Soul Sister" (Country Mix) (*)
1: "You Already Know"; "Umbrella";
0: "I Got You"; "Parachute"; "If It's Love"; "Words"; "Brick by Brick"; "Breakfast in Bed"; "Shake Up Christmas";
-1: "This Ain't Goodbye"; "Half Moon Bay"; "The Finish Line"; "Hey, Soul Sister" (Karmatronic Club Mix) (*);
*Appears on the streaming version of the Golden Gate Edition.

Overall, I feel as if I didn't completely gel with the album. With that being said, I realized the other day that I've recently been interested by pop music - whereas before I would have identified as loving rock and pop music equally.

Despite "Hey, Soul Sister" sort of growing old, I still like it more than "Marry Me."

Overall Rating (Standard): 3.8/5
Overall Rating (Golden Gate Edition, Not Streaming): 3.4/5
Favorite Song: "Hey, Soul Sister"
Second Favorite Song: "Marry Me"

Golden Gate Edition album cover

Billboard Top 200
Peak Date: 20091113 | Peak Position: 17 | Weeks on Chart: 110

All five singles appeared on the Billboard 200. Below I list the performance to the two tracks I listened to the most.

"Hey, Soul Sister"
Billboard Hot 100
Peak Date: 20100409 | Peak Position: 3 | Weeks on Chart: 54

"Marry Me"
Billboard Hot 100
Peak Date: 20110218 | Peak Position: 34 | Weeks on Chart: 20

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