Birthday by The Sugarcubes

“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.”

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but davidpetersimon was first  

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.   2

peeljams 14 May 2015

Happy increasing ancientness to me.   5

UncannyUK 25 May 2015

Because on my first date, Björk and Einar showered us with strawberry cake.   3

beinmysolo 12 Aug 2015

love to hear lyrics sung in languages other than English periodically.   3

TomSchneitter 14 Dec 2013

#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   7

BarneyRubble 18 Feb 2014

Had this stuck in my head for the past couple of days now, which is an interesting experience since the chorus isn’t so much words as sounds. If there has ever been a better song to lip synch dramatically at a darkened bus stop, I haven't heard it.

melissastevens 7 Mar 2015