Every Pop Song on the Radio Is Speaking to Me

We've created a new weekly featured here at TWDI:

Name that Poignant Pop Song Lyric of the Week.

Each week's winner wins a week's worth of...recognition.


  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)

  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.

  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.

  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"...

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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

  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)

  10. Such great heights, Postal Service.

  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.