Finally, Something Good about Internet Explorer

With the recent campaign for IE 9 on YouTube and elsewhere, I found myself continually hitting “skip ad” until my twelve year old said, “Mom, have you heard the Internet Explorer song?” I said, “No, and I don’t really want to.” She said, “Oh, you’re wrong. You’re gonna love it. Listen!”

As it played, I looked at her and she started laughing, “Yeah, it’s good,” and before I could load up Soundhound to find out who it was, she added, “Here’s the whole song!”

A great live version if you’re so inclined.

My first thought on watching that was how much he reminded me of Adele (even down to the style of the video which was reminiscent of “Rolling in the Deep”), and of course how they both sounded like Amy Winehouse. My second thought was why had I never heard of Alex Clare? Then I read this, and it made total sense.


A great Etta James cover:

You can hear all of Alex Clare’s current tracks on his SoundCloud account.

As for IE9, it’s still a no. I checked it out last year, and it was not a good fit for my system running 64-bit. If you’re curious about it, this is a good write-up.

Oh yeah, this gets the Richard Armitage tag. :D

And I put the public service tag on this one because some of you have never heard of Soundhound nor Soundcloud. Both are great resources for music lovers.


  1. LOL thank YOU thank you, cause this song has been hounding me too and just asked the hubby last night – it reminded me of someone else though, Lenny Kravitz probably cause I don’t listen to him often. Adele never came to my mind.

  2. I’ll pass that onto the my 12 year old. I would have NEVER watched that commercial without her prompting. LOL!

  3. Thanks for the service Frenzy. This is a great song and I’ve never heard of Soundhound nor Soundcloud before.

  4. Great. More music to buy…. I love angsty music that helps me write. Thanks.

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