All My Friends – LCD SoundSystem (2007)

All My Friends is the second single from LCD Soundsystem’s 2007 sophomore album, Sound of Silver.
Its relentlessness is driven by a repetitive piano melody in the chord of A-Major that starts life as disjointed and discordant, wobbling it’s way to it’s feet, slowly, it is stabled by a elastic bassline and tight disco four to the floor. Eventually guitars and synths build into a crescendo, a new environment for the riff to evolve into a rhythmic pulsating and frantic sweat inducing pace.

If it hasn’t already, dancing about getting older is something that will eventually resonate with you.
And if you pause for a moment to consider that – that is a theme that can never, ever get old.
Every day, every week, every month, every year the only constant is that you are older.
Every moment you draw breath is a moment you have never had before; it’s constantly something new and wondrous yet it is simultaneously diminishing the number you have left – life is for living because that is all you have.
“I wouldn’t trade one stupid decision for another five years of life.”

As the song clocks past the seven minute mark Murphy belts out the repeated refrain “Where are your friends tonight?”. It’s a perfect shout-along moment that can mean a myriad of things from a toast to absentees to an acerbic observation depending on your personal state of mind at time of listening / shouting / dancing.