heard on the wire

He couldn’t believe that everyone in the world liked their songs


Apologies for the absence of posts recently, it’s been rather busy at SmithSockTowers. In lieu of some hot contemporary tunes, here are some videos I like.

First up, the ever-wonderful Helen Love and a five-star single from 1997.

Helen Love :: Does Your Heart Go Boom

Which can only be followed by this, a song I first heard when it featured in the wonderful Belgian film, Toto the Hero.

Charles Trenet :: Boum

And from booming hearts to broken hearts.

The School :: Why Do You Have To Break My Heart Again?

Which is pretty much as close to the perfect pop song as you will ever hear.

Real Estate :: It’s Real

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