As the UK and Europe near the end game in the Brexit negotiations we bring you ten songs that capture the essence of the long drawn out goodbye.
As we reach the death throws of the protracted Brexit negotiations between The United Kingdom and Europe we thought we'd compile our own little playlist to mark the occasion. Break-ups can be messy affairs in all walks of life and Brexit has not been an exception to that rule. The squabbling may be over who should get the fish instead of who should get custody of the pets but it's been no less acrimonious. With neither side wanting to cave in to the other's demands it's inevitably the kids who will suffer and most of them didn't even vote for it. So, with tongue firmly in cheek, here are the top ten songs that we've chosen to represent the agonisingly long, painful goodbye that is Brexit.
Jeff Buckley - The Last Goodbye.
Continue reading: The Long Goodbye: A Brexit Inspired Playlist.
The original version isn't always the best.
How many times in your life have you found yourself listening to a song that you think you know inside out, only to discover that that's not even the original version? We're guessing at least once; indeed, it happens to us all. Most commonly when it's a cover of a cover. Here are ten iconic songs that gained more popularity as a cover than as an original...
Johnny Cash at Glastonbury 1994 / Photo Credit: Empics Entertainment/PA Images
Tainted Love - Soft Cell
Original: Gloria Jones
Other notable covers: Marilyn Manson
'Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret' was released on this day (November 27th) in 1981.
It's 39 years since this groove-laden '80s sensation was released to the world from West Yorkshire synth-pop newcomers Soft Cell. Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret came out on Some Bizzare Records, and featured one of the most iconic new wave tracks of all time: Tainted Love.
Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
The song became such a hit for the group that many forget that it was actually a cover version of the '60s Northern soul number originally recorded by Gloria Jones. It was re-recorded by Soft Cell in just a day and a half, with one vocal take from frontman Marc Almond, and went on to reach number one in six different countries. Since then, the song has seen several more cover renditions, notably Marilyn Manson's 2001 version for the soundtrack to Not Another Teen Movie.