Thursday, January 24, 2008

An Early Clue to the New Direction

From 1988, here's earnestly angsty folk chanteuse Tracy Chapman with her unlikely pop hit "Fast Car."



A coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who divines its relevance to the theme of tomorrow's Weekend Listomania.

12 comments:

racymind said...

Best songs about cars by androgynous black musicians

return of the plumber said...

Hit songs for musicians you'd never expect to have a hit in a million years.

Gary Oxford said...

Best songs by Ivy League alums?

Gary Oxford said...

Actually, scratch that previous answer. I could have swore she went to Columbia, but the handy link you provided says she went to Tufts.

How about songs sung by women that are most commonly mistakenly ascribed to men?

dave™© said...

I'll take "Earnestly Angry Folk Chanteueses with Unlikely Pop Hits" for $300, Alex.

With Janis Ian as the Daily Double!

return of the plumber said...

Singers who annoys me more then Brian Ferry!

The Kenosha Kid said...

"Top Ten Joan Armatrading Clones"

Gummo said...

Songs You Sorta Like Once But Learn To Hate By the Third Time You Hear Them?

steve simels said...

Many very good guesses, my friends.

But no, no, no, no, no, and no.....

And did I mention -- no?

TMink said...

Folk songs you actually like?

Songs of hope against the odds?

Repetitive accompaniment that works?

Songs that you like that you would not think you would?

Trey (who is very impressed that he spelled accompaniment right on the first try!)

dave™© said...

Could it be as simple as... "Songs About Fast Cars"?

Kid Charlemagne said...

Songs about running away..