In a cafe eating lunch and listening to FAB FM all the hits all the time (apart from the ads) from the 70s/80s/90s.
Probably the most played, most well known pop song of our time comes on …
# so no-one told you Life was gonna be this way
Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s DOA… #
You know the rest. But actually you probably only know the first verse and the first chorus.
Can you picture the ever-likeable David Schwimmer sort of running in slow motion in a fountain? He’s great isn’t he?
Yes it’s the opening credits for Friends. The song was made for it so, by definition, it can’t have a two minute swirling adoc. Another Girl, Anothet Planet? No. It’s got to arrive, pull down its song pants quickly and get busy
The result is that you have a song where it’s basically all over in one minute. I have just listened to the final two minutes and I can tell you nothing new happens- the song only needs to be a minute long.
Is this just TV themes? Are there songs that might as well be gone in 60 seconds?