It can be a little…presumptuous to name a song after yourself. What if it bombs? What if it’s a bit of a departure from form? What if, frankly, it just comes off as a tad bit arrogant?
Not the best idea. Unless you’re Giorgio Moroder. Giorgio Moroder can do just about whatever the hell he wants.
Take a glance at that picture right there. You’re looking at one of the true forefathers of electronic music, and, if we’re being honest, modern music in general. We’ll back that up – it’s quite a claim. Here are some highlights.
– Giorgio Moroder produced numerous Donna Summer songs, including Grammy-snagging “Carry On”.
– Giorgio Moroder has a Daft Punk track dedicated to him.
– Giorgio Moroder founded Munich’s Musicland Studios, which played host to Queen, The Rolling Stones, and Elton John, among others.
– Giorgio Moroder scored freakin’ Top Gun (and freakin’ Scarface!).
– Giorgio Moroder can walk on water.
We may have lied about one of those. May have.
Anyway, all that’s to say that when you see something called “Giorgio’s Theme”, you listen to it. The track comes courtesy of Adult Swim Singles. It’s eight minutes of synth-groove bliss. Check it out.