Monday, February 15, 2010

Yeah, But What Replacements Lyrics Are The Google's Most Favorite?

One of my little time-killing tricks is to go to the homepage of The Google and type a word as if to search for it... but not actually search. Rather, the goal here is to see what the most common Googlings prompted by that word are.

So, without further ado, here are The Google's favorite Replacements lyrics (the phrase I used to get this list: "replacements lyrics", duhhh):

1. Can't Hardly Wait
2. Alex Chilton
3. Unsatisfied
4. I Will Dare
5. Drake*
6. Here Comes A Regular
7. Left Of The Dial
8. Bastards Of Young
9. I'll Be You
10. Achin' To Be

*a super-rare, ultra-hard-to-find outtake from Let It Be, "Drake" has the unique distinction of being the only song co-written (as far as we know) by Paul Westerberg and his crosstown contemporary, Husker Du bassist Greg Norton! Both have refused to acknowledge the existence of this song, but a person who shall remain nameless (hint: she was involved in the 80's Twin Cities music scene, and she's tall for a lady) once played me the song at a party and, having only heard it once, I was struck by the similarities between Norton's tune "Everytime," Paul's later solo tune "Silver Naked Ladies" (especially the riff), and the classic-rock staple "Hocus Pocus" by Focus. I mean, it was WEIRD. But cool!

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