THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
256-Blur starring Phil Daniels-Parklife.
1994-Number 10 single.
Best Bit-At 2.42.This song is as quintessentially British as Fish ‘N’ Chips,or the BBC,or making a cup of tea in response to a crisis,or of course talking about the weather.
Britpop was a UK based music and culture movement in the mid-1990’s which emphasised ‘Britishness,’ and produced brighter catchier Alternative Rock, partly in response to the darker lyrical themes of the U.S. led Grunge Music.
The ‘Big Four’ Britpop bands were Blur,Oasis,Suede and Pulp.
Blur were formed in 1988 by Damon Albarn,Graham Coxon,Alex James and Dave Rowntree,they were active until 2003,but did reform in 2015 for the release of their eighth studio Album,’The Magic Whip.’
The songs lyrics were written by Damon Albarn who has said that the novel ‘London Fields’ written by English author Martin Amis was his inspiration.
Albarn originally tried doing the songs verses but couldn’t get into character,so guitarist Graham Coxon suggested Phil Daniels as he was a big fan of the film Quadrophenia(see also best songs 265.)
‘I get up when I want except on Wednesday’s,when I get rudely awakened by the dustman.’
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