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“Common People” by Pulp | Open Source Music

I loved this song when it came out, and I think I love it even more now. It’s timeless but it’s also a time-capsule, with music so perfectly matched to the lyrics, and production so right that you are thrust into the picture from the first bar to the end. It’s a ride. This was a number 1 in the UK but never hit that big here in the states, perhaps in part because it is SO very English. The kind of class consciousness the Brits deal with is quite different from the Yankee variety. And it’s all here, complete with booze and sex and fighting. I still get goosebumps from this single. It is one of my all-time favorite songs.

Eric Din
Eric makes songs, records, and little forts for cats to play in. Founder/lifer in The UPTONES, guitarist, songwriter, music teacher and music curator, Eric blogs at ericdin.com except when he's gone on holiday by mistake.