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Song of the Day 4/26/10

The best 666 songs of alltime countdown continues every day, all the way to #1. Monday’s song is #94:

Elvis Costello – Mouth Almighty

Bitter and unusually candid breakup song set to a sweet pop tune from Punch the Clock, 1983. Honesty gets the guy nothing but the boot, leaving him “without a soul to talk to or a hair out of place.”

April 26, 2010 Posted by | lists, Music, music, concert, rock music | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Song of the Day 2/14/10

The best 666 songs of alltime countdown continues every day, all the way to #1. Sunday’s song is #165:

Elvis Costello – Charm School

A particularly apropos choice for Valentine’s Day:

You and I as lovers

Were nothing but a farce

Trying to make a silk purse

Out of a sow’s arse…

Didn’t they teach you anything

Except how to be cruel

In that Charm School?

One of the best cuts on Punch the Clock, 1983.

February 14, 2010 Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert, rock music | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment