Awesome / Arcade Fire

  • "My Body is a Cage" begins as a very quiet, almost lo-fi song. Halfway through, the church organs come in, and it is glorious.
  • "Intervention" may be an angry, scathing song about religion being misused by warmongers, but it's pretty much impossible to to listen to without feeling incredibly pumped-up and energetic
  • Winning a Grammy Award for The Suburbs, despite losing all of their other nominations.
  • Their song "Wake Up" (which in and of itself is a Crowning Music of Awesome) was used in advertisements for the 2010 Super Bowl, which naturally earned them a lot of royalties. Since one of the members of the band is Haitian, the group decided that they would donate every penny earned from the ads to relief efforts.
  • In at least one performance (October 29, 2017) the band changed the lyrics to The Suburbs just a little bit:
    But in my dreams we're still screamin' and runnin' through the yard
    And all of the walls that they built in 2017 finally fall
    And all of the houses they built in the seventies finally fall
    Meant nothin' at all
    Meant nothin' at all
    It meant nothin.