Favorite songs quiz: Aleksandar Boyadzhiev – Last Hope

Check check! A few days ago I had a chat with Aleksandar, the vocalist from one of the most important European hardcore bands, Last Hope, straight from Sofia, Bulgaria. Don’t forget to read the last interview of this quiz tomorrow on moshpit.ro, but ‘till then, let’s see what some of Aleks’s favorite songs are, from Rihanna to Suicidal Tendencies, this is a blast!

1. Favorite current song:

„Another Door” by Bishops Green. I like a lot of Oi and street punk and Bishops Green is a great band, all their stuff is very good, but this particular is a killer opening off their latest record.

2. Favorite lyric from a song:

„What might seem dumb to you is still pounding in my heart” – New Direction by Gorilla Biscuits. One of my all time favorite hardcore songs/bands, and one of the first songs/bands which got me into hardcore and hooked me up. I heard it somewhere in 1993 for a first time and that was it – my life changed. An absolute classic!

3. Favorite song from your childhood:

„Lucy in the sky with diamonds” by the Beatles. But could be any other Beatles song. In my early childhood I listened a lot of Beatles because of my parents – Beatles records were top names in the family collection and I learned to play them by myself at the age of 5. At that age I was already playing Beatles records and didn’t care about any other music…

4. Favorite club anthem:

Cheers by Rihanna. I actually like almost everything by her. She got great voice and great presence. I like a lot of female singers and this is one of my top.

5. Favorite sad song:

Lana Del Rey – „Summertime Sadness”. Despite being so overhyped now and idolized by hipster-wannabes, Lana Del Ray still rules. This was the first song that I heard from her and I got hooked up immediately. Especially when I’m on tour I have a lot of moments when I need to chill and listen to more „calm” music with female vocals – Lana Del Ray gave me a lot of private chilldown moments.

6. Favorite movie soundtrack song:

Ecstasy Of Gold by the one and only Ennio Morricone from „the Good, The Bad and The Ugly” movie. An absolute classic that still gives me goosebumps!

7. Favorite “top 40” song:

I really don’t know who else is in top 40 now, but „West Coast” by Lana Del Rey is my choice right now.

8. All time favorite song:

„Can’t Bring Me Down” by Suicidal Tendencies. Another song that still gives me goosebumps 24 years after I heard it for a first time!

9. Favorite song from your own music:

„Someone Else” by Last Hope. I really love this song because it got that groove which we always looked for. I think this song perfectly empathizes the sound of Last Hope today.


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