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Facebook Blur wrote 'Song 2' as a joke, in a matter of minutes. Little did they know that it was to become the single that would break them in America, and a year after release would be voted by BBC Radio 1 listeners the 15th Best Track Ever.

The band have maintained a semi-mythical connection to the number 2 in their usage of the track. Placed second on the album 'Blur', it plays out at precisely two minutes and two seconds in length, was the second single to be released from the album, later appeared as the second track on their 'Best Of' album, and has two choruses, two verses and two bridges.

The name 'Song 2' was in fact originally a working title, but stuck and eventually became its official name. Atypical of Blur's previous musical style, most believe the song to be a parody of American grunge music while Damon Albarn claims he was merely branching out into alternative genres, other members of the band have confirmed the track was originally meant as a piss-take of bands like the Pixies. Britpop, of which Blur were one of the primary ambassadors, very much ran in parallel to the US grunge scene, and many people saw it as morose, and dumbed-down. However, Blur bassist Graham Coxon was a closet grunge fan and would often listen to exactly that kind of music through headphones in order to avoid mockery from the rest of the band. As a result, when Damon came to him with 'Song 2', he immediately latched onto it, creating the iconic guitar intro which has since been coined his "finest moment". 'Song 2' went on to become enormously successful in the States, where ironically it was embraced by the precise radio stations whose playlists it was parodying in the first place.
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abhishekmajhi
21st Jan 2012
"I got my head checked
By a jumbo jet
It wasn't easy
But nothing is"