|single by Blur|
|Released||7 April 1997|
|Format||7" vinyl, CD|
|Label||Food, Virgin Records|
|Duran Duran cover song|
"Song 2" is a song by English alternative rock band Blur, covered by Duran Duran in concert.
About the songEdit
The song was released as the second single from Blur's fifth album Blur and is a riff-based track, known for its overdriven chorus. Damon Albarn stated at the song's debut live performance at the RDS in Dublin in June 1996 that "This one's called 'Song 2', 'cos we haven't got a name for it yet". The working title ended up sticking. It was said that the song was about Pavement's Bob Nastanovich, known for his colourful and energetic stage presence.
In keeping with the title of the song, it was the second track on the album, was the second single from the album to be released, is exactly two minutes and two seconds long, and is also the second track on their compilation Blur: The Best of. It reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart and also placed #2 on Triple J's Hottest 100 for 1997 in Australia. (See Apophenia.) The song was also used as the basis for a question in the 2009 EDEXCEL GCSE music listening examination.
WOOHOO! WOOHOO! WOOHOO! WOOHOO! I got my head checked By a jumbo jet It wasn't easy But nothing is, No - WOOHOO! When I feel heavy metal WOOHOO! And I'm pins and I'm needles WOOHOO! Well I lie and I'm easy All of the time but I'm never sure why I need you Pleased to meet you! I got my head done When I was young It's not my problem It's not my - problem - WOOHOO! When I feel heavy metal WOOHOO! And I'm pins and I'm needles WOOHOO! Well I lie and I'm easy All of the time but I'm never sure why I need you Pleased to meet you! Yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah Yeah, yeah Oh, yeah