Tuesday, January 1, 2013

#500: Joe Jackson-Is She Really Going Out With Him? (Top 500 Modern Rock Songs Of All Time)

#500
(Top Modern Rock Songs Of All Time)
Song: "Is She Really Going Out With Him?"
Artist: Joe Jackson
Release Date: September,1978
From the Album: Look Sharp! (1979)


Quick Take: ”Is She Really Going Out With Him?” is the track that put Joe Jackson on the musical map. Released as a single in the fall of 1978, the song became a Top Twenty hit on both sides of the Atlantic. To mainstream ears, the songs distinct humor threatened to reduce the track to odd novelty status, encouraged no doubt by Jackson’s talky narrative verses that describe the boy/girl laws of attraction with a string of priceless quips. Courtesy: Tom Maginnis (allmusic.com)


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