Pop: Lyric Sheets: 1998 - A Drear Year
A brief glance back at a fairly uneventful year in pop music
Try asking next December
What was big in Ninety-eight?
I bet you won't remember
Costello paired with Bacharach?
It should have worked - I rushed, I paid
It gathers dust upon my rack
The most expensive musak made
Return to stage for Plant and Page
Blur, Oasis treading water
Up to scratch but nothing new
Boy bands, girl bands, factory fresh
Fast-track plans, identi-hits
Sleekly coiffured, choreographed.
Now available as kits
Other chart-space allocations
Share and Cher-alike
Please send my congratulations
Decent tunesmiths all on strike?
Of the three Canadians
Dion, Morissette and Adams
Two have names like vintage cars
One is sir and two are madams
This year's talent, mostly Welsh
First prize to... of course, The Manics
- Melanie plus four mechanics
Welcome back, Massive Attack
Wind up clock, put on pyjamas
Cold and Bouncy by High Llamas
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