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Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy
Village People - YMCA
but I'm not proud
I got really annoyed when I saw Peter Kaye describing '500 Miles' by The Proclaimers as being like 'Come On Eileen' but "not as annoying". He got it the wrong way round.
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
yeah I know I'm gonna be,
I'm gonna be the man who wakes up next to you
listen to him rip into that solo
Everyone's a superhero. Everyone's a Captain Kirk.
The Jam - Town Called Malice
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Off the top of my head.....
Just try to think of the last time you heard it when it WASN'T being used "ironically" in a depressing moment of a film/show.
For those BBC shows years ago about bailifs and those people that had to go clean out dead people's houses.
It was only when i put it on Spotify about a month ago and listened to it on its own that I realised how incredible it is. The strings on the intro are heartbreaking in themselves.
The six o'clock alarm would never ring.
But it rings, and I rise, wipe the sleep out of my eyes.
My shavin' razor's cold and it stings.
to actually listen to the lyrics a few months back by accident. genius!
songwriting doesn't get much more examplary
Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit!).
The Smiths - This Charming Man
Iggy Pop - Lust For Life/The Passenger
Alot of David Bowie songs which are pretty much unlistenable on their own but are suddenly amazing in the context of the album.
He says, Why am I soft in the middle now?
Why am I soft in the middle?
The rest of my life is so hard!
I need a photo-opportunity,
I want a shot at redemption!
Don't want to end up a cartoon,
In a cartoon graveyard .....
everyone remembers how good this is at all times.
the very first thing in the morning?
FFS come on. It's the greatest song EVER WRITTEN
And, as per the thread title, that's the one that's stuck in the "public psyche", not the Gloria whatserface version.
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
See: Songs with worthy backstories.
and The Korgis 'Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime'.
Fairytale of New York - although I expect to be sick of it in about three weeks.
Though I doubt anyone would ever be sick of it, it's still a pretty ubiquitous song. I get all excited when I hear it.
summer/moroder. everyone knows it and loves it but i bet most people take for granted just how groundbreaking and incredible it truly is.
added to that, his greatest hits have loads of tunes that I didn't know I knew but just do. Brilliant album. Good achievement given he died so young.
I GOT THE FEELING THAT SOMETHING AIN'T RIGHT
I'M SO SCARED IN CASE I FALL OFF MY CHAIR
AND I'M WONDERING HOW I'LL GET DOWN THE STAIRS
CLOWNS TO THE LEFT OF ME
JOKERS TO THE RIGHT, HERE I AM....
Out on the road today
I saw a Dead-Head sticker on a cadillac
A little voice inside my head said
"Don't look back, you can never look back"
I thought I knew what love was...
What did I know?
Those days are gone forever
I should just let 'em go, but...
C'mon. That, that, right there. That's what pop perfection sounds like. The Eagles bore me to tears. This song puts me in orbit every time I hear it.
The Ataris version is better.
Not sure this was ever considered great by anyone but me.
And me. Great song. As is Real Gone Kid while we're at it.
Amazing song, crap title, just inside everyone's head, even youngsters.
actually one of the most romantic songs ever
I really can't begin to explain how awesome this song is.