Song of the Day #3,766: ‘Unwanted Number’ – Elvis Costello

In track five of Elvis Costello’s Look Now, he continues some of the themes already explored on the record.

‘Unwanted Number’ is the fourth straight song sung from a woman’s perspective and the second that was written more than 20 years ago. Costello first penned this track for the 1996 film Grace of My Heart, a movie about a talented songwriter who is encouraged to record her own songs. The film was based on the early career of Carole King, who co-wrote an earlier song on this album.

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