4.07.2005

Every Pop Song on the Radio Is Speaking to Me

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Name that Poignant Pop Song Lyric of the Week.

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11 comments:

  1. I don't know who you are, but I--I'm with youuuu.

    Damn Cold Night, Avril Lavigne. That last belted "you" is transcendent.

    (Don't look at me like that; my car's CD player's broken--that's a lot of radio listening, and one can only take NPR for so long)

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  2. Um, I'm a fan.

    My three most shameful musical indulgences (currently):

    1. Avril Lavigne
    2. Good Charlotte
    3. Matchbox 20

    No judging here.

    Also, I even teach myself to play Avril Lavigne songs on my guitar.

    That's love.

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  3. CR: Avril rocks. There was a version of "Complicated" that was recorded at about twice the pace of the album version, that I heard a few times on C89.5FM, but I could never find a CD of it.

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  4. Well, sure, I meant what I said: transcendent.

    My three:
    1. 50 Cent
    2. Gwen Stefani
    3. and always Erasure

    I didn't know you played guitar! I love figuring out 80s and early 90s songs on mine, particularly ones that had no guitar to begin with. I do pretty good covers of "I Wanna Sex You Up" and "Chains of Love"...

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  5. Since my most shameful musical indulgance is three times as bad as any of the ones listed here...

    I like the Backstreet Boys.

    The first album, that is. Any time I hear it, my brain revolts. All I can think is, 'I shouldn't be enjoying this... stop enjoying this...', but I do. I can't help it.

    How embarrassing.

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  6. A.J., I adore your candor.

    I was initially resistant to the Spice Girls, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera--you name it--and then got swept away by them in rabid fanaticism.

    Thank you for sharing, brother.

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  7. Charlie,
    That is from Ani DiFranco's "Superhero" no? "Every pop song on the radio, is suddenly speaking to me, yeah art may imitate life, but life imitates TV."

    I'm a dyke. I like Ani DiFranco. That's the last bastion of dyke stereotype, and I refuse to part with it. I've already given up eating peaches in public, and on a cold, dark, February morning, I can be found longingly stroking the sleeves of flannel shirts.

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  8. And it hurts to want everything and nothing at the same time
    I want what's yours and I want what's mine
    I want you
    But I'm not giving in this time

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  9. Ooh, ooh, and...

    "But do you believe in something beautiful?
    Then get up and be it"

    (though I don't know that that's pop)

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  10. Such great heights, Postal Service.

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  11. Oh, Rebecca beat me to the answer. I knew the song as soon I saw the lyrics. I just didn't post it before. The song is from their album "Give Up." Last summer my brother and I listened to it on our drives from Baltimore to NYC, or home to the supermarket.

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