When David sang Imagine on the Top 20 on AI, a collective gasp of pleasure was heard throughout the land. When David sang Contigo en la Distancia at the ALMAs, jaws dropped in amazement. Many would agree that if David’s genius could be communicated in only two songs, these would be the two.
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The question in the TDC classroom today is – why? What is it about these two songs and these two performances that caused such stunning reactions? What do the performances have in common? How do they differ? What about the songs themselves? Are they powerful in ways that are similar? What important differences divide the songs?
What is it about these two songs and performances that draws us in, burns the experience into our memories, and keeps us talking and analyzing and clicking the repeat button?