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Song of the Day 12/29/08

Back on track after last week’s bacchanal, our top 666 songs of alltime countdown continues a day at a time all the way to #1. Monday’s is #576:

Depeche Mode – Somebody

Terminally depressed 1984 piano-and-voice ballad, a staple of every goth’s collection. Keyboardist Martin Gore, who sings here, is all too aware how maudlin he sounds:

 

Though things like this make me sick

In a case like this I’ll get away with it

 

The samples of industrial noise and a train leaving the station end the song on a viscerally chilling note. Available everywhere

December 29, 2008 - Posted by | Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music

2 Comments »

  1. FYI…Martin is the vocalist on this track, not Dave.

    Comment by Jennifer | December 30, 2008 | Reply

  2. thanks!

    Comment by lc | December 30, 2008 | Reply


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