Song of the Day #3,235: ‘Pop Muzik’ – M

Today’s Random iTunes Selection comes courtes of the soundtrack to Sing Street, one of my very favorite movies of last year. If you haven’t seen it, remedy that immediately!

Sing Street follows a group of Irish teens in the early 80s who start a pop band, inspired by the music of the era. This song and others serve as templates for their own original material (which is quite good).

Here’s what Robin Scott, the founder of the band M, had to say about ‘Pop Muzik,’ an oddball 1979 hit that helped pave the way for the New Wave music of the 80s.

I was looking to make a fusion of various styles which somehow would summarise the last 25 years of pop music. It was a deliberate point I was trying to make. Whereas rock and roll had created a generation gap, disco was bringing people together on an enormous scale. That’s why I really wanted to make a simple, bland statement, which was, ‘All we’re talking about basically (is) pop music.’

Pop Pop Pop Muzik
Pop Pop Pop Muzik
Get down
Pop Pop Pop Muzik
Pop Pop Pop Muzik

Radio Video
Boogie with a suitcase
You’re living in a disco
Forget about the rat race
Let’s do the Milkshake
Selling like a hotcake
Try some, buy some
Fee fi fo fum
Talk about Pop Muzik
Talk about Pop Muzik

Talk about Pop Muzik
Talk about Pop Muzik
Pop Pop Pop Muzik
Pop Pop Pop Muzik

I want to dedicate it
Everybody made it
Infiltrate it
Activate it

New York, London, Paris, Munich
Everybody talk about Pop Muzik
Talk about Pop Muzik
Talk about Pop Muzik
Pop Pop Pop Muzik
Pop Pop Pop Muzik

Sing it in the subway
Shuffle with a shoe shine
Mix me a Molotov
I’m on the headline
Want to be a gunslinger
Don’t be a rock singer
Eenie meenie miney mo
Which away you want to go
Talk about Pop Muzik
Talk about Pop Muzik

Right in betweenie
Eenie meenie
Right in betweenie
You know what I meanie
Hit it
Now you know what I’m saying

Talk about Pop Muzik
Talk about Pop Muzik
Pop Pop Pop Muzik
Pop Pop Pop Muzik

All around the world
Wherever you are
Dance in the street
Anything you like
Do it in your car
In the middle of the night

Dance in the supermart
Dig it in the fast lane
Listen to the countdown
They’re playing our song again
I can’t get “Jumping Jack”
I want to hold “Get Back”
Moonlight, Muzak
Knick knack paddy wack
Talk about Pop Muzik
Talk about Pop Muzik

It’s all around you
They want to surround you
It’s all around you
Hit it

Talk about Pop Muzik
Talk about Pop Muzik
Pop Pop Pop Muzik
Pop Pop Pop Muzik

New York, London, Paris, Munich
Everybody talk about Pop Muzik

Talk about Pop Muzik
Talk about Pop Muzik
Pop Pop Pop Muzik
Pop Pop Pop Muzik

Sing it in the subway
Shuffle with a shoe shine
Mix me a Molotov
I’m on the headline
Want to be a gunslinger
Don’t be a rock singer
Eenie meenie miney mo
Which away you want to go
Talk about Pop Muzik
Talk about Pop Muzik

Right in betweenie
Eenie meenie
Right in betweenie
You know what I meanie

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,235: ‘Pop Muzik’ – M

  1. Dana says:

    Such a good movie!

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