Wednesday, March 12, 2014

UK Indie Hits: 1980-89 (No. 46)

I'm counting down my top 50 singles from the golden age of the UK Independent Charts.

46. Talulah Gosh - "Beatnik Boy"

Other Contenders: The band had four charting singles. I also seriously considered the song "Talulah Gosh" in this spot.

Chart Entry: Dec. 6, 1986

Peak Position: No. 3

Comment: Before there was Tender Trap, Marine Research or Heavenly, there was Talulah Gosh. This song and "Steaming Train" were released simultaneously on 53rd & 3rd as Talulah Gosh's first singles. So, as a little bonus, I will include both songs because they are just so wonderful. As twee goes, perhaps I like the Hit Parade more, but that's the only band that comes to mind that could eclipse the Talulah Gosh family tree.

Buy "Beatnik Boy" on 'Was It Just a Dream?'

Bonus: "Steaming Train"


Dirk said...

"I also seriously considered the song "Talulah Gosh" in this spot.": well, you should have gone for it perhaps, in my eyes it's the far better tune.

Brian said...

Hi Dirk. The tipping point for me is that I could include two songs in this spot if I went with Beatnik Boy. I agree Talulah Gosh is a great song.