STORY BE­HIND THE SONG

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - Advice -

What’s the story of Song 2 by Blur? – E.

Lit­tle did Brit­pop’s high-fly­ers ex­pect their throw­away lam­poon­ing of Amer­i­can mosher mu­sic to be­come a mon­ster hit across the pond.

Only two min­utes, four sec­onds long, fea­tur­ing a dis­torted bass gui­tar and inane “woo-hoo” cho­rus, Song 2 was ini­tially thought too light­weight to be in­cluded on Blur’s epony­mously-ti­tled 1997 LP.

“Brain­less rock­ing out” was bassist Alex James’s assess­ment.

Yet Song 2 reached No 6 in the US al­ter­na­tive rock chart, be­came a sports sta­dium an­them and was even cho­sen as the ti­tle mu­sic for the hit foot­ball video game, Fifa 98.

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