Posted Jul 25 2014
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Song Of The Week - Jilted John - Jilted John

One the great things about British pop music is it’s always had a strong sense of subversion. And humour. Lennon, who after all was the walrus despite what he later said, knew that.

So did actor/character comedian Graham Fellows, who at the height of punk offered up the crestfallen Jilted John – name of the song, name of the band, name of the “hero” of the piece.

The song, produced by Martin Hannett of Joy Division fame, became a top five hit, caught the mood of the moment, significantly twisted it, and delivered one of the greatest lyric in all of British pop music – “I was so upset that I cried all the way to the chip shop.” It just don’t get better than that.

We’re running it this week for no other reason than it’s simply bloody brilliant! And as for the film connection stuff? Well, Fellows was in Coronation Street once. It’s not much of a connection, but it’s a great song.

 

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