Wednesday, November 30, 2016

My Top 100 Favourite Songs 2010-14 Edition: #14

#14 “Baby We’re Refugees!” by Jon Fratelli
Released: 12/6/11
Album: Psycho Jukebox
In a sweet bit of coincidence I’m actually seeing The Fratellis tonight live in Liverpool on their “Costello Music” 10 year anniversary tour. Can’t wait!
Anyway, this is the second time Jon Fratelli has hit this Top 100 – in fact he’s only released two singles as a solo artist and both make the Top 100. His only album to date, “Psycho Jukebox” was a tremendous piece of work and in fact, frankly, nothing The Fratellis have done as a band since have matched how good Jon’s solo album was. This was the last piece of true magic Jon has released as an artist in my opinion, band or solo artist. And “Baby We’re Refugees!” is a heck of a good single. It’s one of the best anthems no one has heard, and it’s over before you know it too, it’s that short a song. The song builds up for just over two minutes and when we finally get the chorus, it’s just magical. As I said it’s just a shame because by the time the chorus kicks in the song is over, but again, that’s the sign of a good song, when you wished it went on for longer than it did. If you ever liked The Fratellis, seriously, listen to Jon Fratelli’s album, and start by listening to this little ditty, it’s underappreciated, truly.

Here's the video if you want to hear it!

If you missed #15 go here.

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