The opening lines of Bitter Sweet Symphony by The Verve, taken from their masterful third studio album Urban Hymns (1997). Starting with a gorgeous orchestra sound, it was a huge smash and one of the defining Britpop songs of the 1990s.
So you wanna play with magic Boy, you should know whatcha falling for
Taken from the song Dark Horse by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J, from her fourth studio album Prism (2013). Perry has had an array of smashes since her breakthrough in 2008, including Roar and Firework.
They passed me by, all of those great romances You were, I felt, robbing me of my rightful chances My picture clear, everything seemed so easy
Taken from the song One of Us by Swedish pop group ABBA. It was the first single from their final studio album The Arrival (1981). I’ve posted Fernando and The Winner Takes it All. Feel free to share your favourite ABBA song.
I’ve previously posted about 90s films and 80s songs so now it’s time to combine the two for a 90s songs quiz. How many of the 30 can you get? Credit of course goes to the supremely talented Doodlemoose Designs. I’ll put the answers up later.
Were you lying all the time? Was it just a game to you? But I’m in so deep You know I’m such a fool for you
Taken from the song Linger by Irish band The Cranberries from their debut album Everybody Else is Doing It so Why Can’t We? (1993), and the first album I remember buying. It topped the charts both in the UK and Ireland and reached the top 20 in the US. Even now the voice of the (sadly late) Dolores O’Riordan still blows me away.
Yesterday, when it seemed so cool When I walked you home, kissed goodnight I said, “It’s love”, you said, “Alright” It’s funny how, I could never cry Until tonight, when you pass by Hand in hand with another guy You’re dressed to kill and guess who’s dying
Taken from the song Dance Away by English glam rockers Roxy Music from their sixth studio album Manifesto (1979). They’re such a great band and I’ve already referenced them with Jealous Guy and More than This.
You saw me standing by the wall corner of a main street And the lights are flashing on your window sill All alone ain’t much fun so you’re looking for the thrill And you know just what it takes and where to go.
The opening lines of Save a Prayer by English band Duran Duran, from their third studio album Rio (1982). I’ve spoken of how much I love the band numerous times on the blog, and even mentioned this same song a few posts ago in Best Songs to Fall One Place Short of UK Number One.