#7 in the 7" vinyl discovery trip. Something a little different - According to Björk, "Birthday" is a "tasteless pop song" about a five-year-old girl who has a love affair with the man next door, who is celebrating his fiftieth birthday
Sometimes there are songs that stick with me because I can't quite wrap my head around them. It took me awhile it get into this song and even after I did I still at times find myself thinking that Bjork's vocals are a bit bizarre, but at the same time I'm fascinated be them. How does she bloody do that!? LOL
The number one song on the 1987 Festive Fifty, announced on 30 December 1987. This was the year that the Smiths had 11 entries, and all but three songs from "Strangeways" made the chart. At one point in the middle of the countdown, he complained "Well, I like the Smiths meself, I mean obviously I do, but this is getting a bit daft, I think." However this year was the first time the Festive Fifty was topped by a group from outside the UK, Iceland's Sugarcubes.