It’s Been a Bad Day


Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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7 Responses

  1. Avatar Glyph says:

    She might be the most beautiful woman who ever lived:

  2. Avatar Chris says:

    “Last Dance” is perhaps the most relevant of the selections, particularly with the video.

    I was thinking of this last night:

  3. Avatar Slade the Leveller says:

    The only French rock and roll song that I know, but it’s so infectious that it can’t help but make you feel better. And Plastic Bertrand is kind of the antithesis of Françoise Hardy. Sorry, @glyph

    • Great tune, with a really convoluted history.

      Plastic Bertrand is Belgian. He didn’t sing the song though, he Milli Vanilli’d it. The backing track is the same as a (slightly) earlier tune called “Jet Boy, Jet Girl”, with lyrics that as recently as 1989 could get you an FCC fine for obscenity if you broadcast it. Both versions have been covered multiple times (Sonic Youth, the Damned, Crocodiles et al).Report

  4. Avatar aarondavid says:

    Well, Lily Wood and the Prick are French and the video has French kids having fun, so…

  5. This is a famous one. Remember that some of the actors were French, some also French Jews, exiled from their country during the Nazi occupation. Their tears were real.

  6. Avatar Miss Mary says:

    What a terrible week and month it has been. Screw you, 2015.Report