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Sunday, April 24, 2005

Best pop song ever

Michael Berube (see link in blog column) challenged people to name the best pop song ever.

We all know, of course, that this is "Teenage Kicks" by the Undertones, as identified by the late John Peel,
with "Love will tear us apart" and "New England" close runners up.

But, secretly, I know the true best pop song ever is of course "Út í eyjum" by Stuðmenn.
Still rocks 25 years later.

2 Comments:

Anonymous james Cummings said...

More contenders:

The Smiths "What difference does it
make"

The Velvet Underground "Beginning to
see the light"

The Buzzcocks "Get on our own"

12:03 PM  
Blogger Steinn said...

Dood
I was just thinking about e-mailing you.

Ok, Wdditm has the edge over "This Charming Man", but the latter is a better dance song. (What do you think of Morrissey's new? "First of the gang..." is kinda catchy; and very nostalgia inducing).

I'd take "Ever Fallen in Love" over "Get on our own", but maybe that is too trite.

Can't believe I forgot "White Man in Hammersmith Palais" though. "Eton Rifles" is also a nominee, but maybe more in the dance than pop. Almost forgot "Too Much Too Young"; "Come on Eileen" is too obvious (and they were NOT a one-hit-wonder, no matter what VH1 says).

Oh, and "Sorted for E's and Whizz" is a modern classic pop song. At least when heard in the right setting.

Hm, "perfect car song" - "If I should fall from grace of god" by the Pogues? "perfect late night BS song" - red wine by UB40, followed by almost any track off the Final Cut?

12:18 PM  

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