15 November 2013 – The Cardigans – Been It – over on Wicked Guilty Pleasures

Most people can name the biggest U.S. hit by The Cardigans.


On both its original issue in Europe and its reissue in the United States, this was the follow-up single.   In both cases, it didn’t do well on the charts – it did OK in the UK, but not elsewhere.  My theory is that most people were expecting a light, fluffy song (even though their 2nd biggest hit here is far far darker), and they didn’t get it.

Either that, or the use of the word “whore.”

But what everyone missed was a gem of a dark pop hit that broke the mold of all expectations of a female-fronted band. A woman-driven pop sound that could be dark and bass-heavy – who knew that could happen?!?  The song tells a story of someone who is regretting a lot of the stupid things she has done in relationships, and owning what she has been.  Enjoy!

This post was originally posted on Wicked Guilty Pleasures, at http://sobadforyou.blogspot.com/2013/11/15-november-2013-cardigans-been-it.html. Please check it out over there!


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