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7 Blur Songs to Sing in a Field


So yes, Blur are back. At least for now. With the prospect of a new album in April and the caveat of the spectral thought of a Hyde Park Blur gig, we thought we’d look at the best songs to scream your lungs out to amid the beer-throwing and middle-aged-man dodging.

The Universal 

Excluding the sentiment of the song and the triumphant orchestra that backs it, this track will always remain a popular fan favourite with its intelligent delivery and gorgeous sound. Its Kubrick style video endears itself to even more fans while the line “when the days they seem to fall for you, well, just let them go” still strikes the hearts of many.

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Charmless Man 

A classic lad-rock number filled with the kind beer swilling chorus that can really manipulate a football firm into a mass brawl. ‘Charmless Man’ has, ironically, a lot of charm ,its socially nuanced and incredibly sing-able.

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One of those songs that is a vivid ‘remember when….’ inducer. It reminds many of a certain time and place in their life because of its complete assimilation in to the society of the time. This track is about as 90’s as you can get.

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There’s No Other Way 

A clean and clear riff which sets this song apart. A beautifully simple sound which applies itself to almost any situation. It’s a bouncer, a screamer and just won’t go away. It’s cracking.

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Girls and Boys 

As we all know, the track was written as a in tongue-in-cheek description of the populist ‘lad’ culture which was starting to engulf the nation and somehow became the anthem of the very people who were being laughed at.

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Coffee and TV 

Another song to make you feel the exact same as the first time you heard the song. Its video was emotionally charged and entirely creative and made all who watched feel a little warm. That tends to be what Coffee and TV does. Eureka! We’ve cracked it.

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Song 2 

It has to be this track as the ender to end all enders. A furious fast and unrelenting riff which tore apart a nation when they first heard it. Featuring on the FIFA football game only further brought the song close to peoples heart but with the classic line of ‘woo hoo’ it was easy to love and easy to sing.

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We know this isn’t the most surprising list. You could’ve probably guessed the 7 before you read it, but predictability and comforting knowledge that Blur will most likely play all of these songs makes buying the ticket worthwhile. i mean, how many more opportunities will you get?

Jack Whatley