10 Nov

The Only Ones – Another Girl Another Planet

Ok, so today's track didn't come on while driving to work, but it did come on via 6 music as I was in a sleepy haze, having breakfast with my son. I was immediately a happy man.

 

So this is a classic track, no surprises, but when a classic comes on sometimes you just have to go with it. Plus, I have been listening to this song for near on 27 years and I have to say that it still blows me away every time I hear it and it always puts me in an awesome mood..which was great this morning as it had been a rough night with my daughter who is a bit poorly.

 

There is one memory that really sticks with me of this track, I was driving home from a friends, down the motorway. It was a really nice summer evening. I think I was about 19 and the BBC were at Glastonbury. They were taking recommendations and someone asked for this. It sounded so good, I was literally screaming it as I stormed along in my really shitty old car. I had the biggest smile on my face.

 

its pop brilliance, based on what I think is one of the best chord progressions for pop songs. It has ace, pretty bonkers lyrics (that my son loves) and surely every one loves that guitar solo. Brilliant.

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