Monday, 7 December 2009

25: The Coral - Dreaming Of You

Liverpool has a rich musical tradition; Gerry & The Pacemakers, Echo & The Bunnymen, The La's, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, that one from the Sugababes' original lineup... and I'm sure there's someone else I'm missing.

This decade, in particular, has seen a revival in the finest guitar band traditions of the city, with The Zutons, The Wombats, The Dead 60s and The Coral all enjoying success with variations on the British-tinged pop that made McCartney and Lennon world famous.

'Dreaming Of You' was a breakthrough hit in the summer of 2002, reaching #13 in the UK singles chart. It has a doo-wop 60s style, with harmonised backing vocals, as the band sing about the loneliness of unrequited love - "up in my lonely room, when I'm dreaming of you, oh what can I do, I still need you, but I don't want you now". When I think back to that summer (I was just completing my second year of university, and I was just embarking on a new relationship), this song stands out in the memory.

1 comment:

  1. This is (surprisingly) on Lego Rock Band and it's really fun to sing. Love this song.