We all know that Paul Young’s No Parlez has become officially acknowledged as the Record You Are Most Likely to Find in a Charity Shop. But what would be the CD equivalent?
As has previously been noted, CDs are cheap these days, and when I browse Carousell, Singapore’s local version of eBay, I see a lot of CDs with a few titles coming up again and again. So I’d like to propose a Chazza CD shortlist. Note we’re looking at single artist CDs here, so no Nows or Buddha Bars.
Alanis Morrisette – Jagged Little Pill
Moby – Play
Savage Garden – Savage Garden
Madonna – Bedtime Stories
And then of course there are the various greatest hits CDs, of which the most common seem to be Bee Gees and the Carpenters. And let’s take a minute to recognize Karen and David, whose music has been filling Chazza shelves in different formats for over 40 years now. Truly they are the band who people like enough to buy their music, but not enough to keep it when they move house.
I bought Jagged Little Pill recently. I didn’t buy it back the day, although I’ve always liked You Oughta Know, a song I think I’ve heard being played in shops in three continents now. Guess what? It’s a really good album, full of good tunes and riffs. Some of you must have it, take it down and give it a play – it’ll be up on the shelves next to the gap where the Morrissey CDs used to be.
So what do you think? Are these the Chazza CD big hitters or does something else deserve that crown?