Favorite "Girl" Songs #3 - "Stupid Girl"

@teamfreak16 (40936)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
October 13, 2016 10:19am CST
We're at #3 in my Favorite "Girl" Songs series (@FourWalls is doing one as well. We have yet to match!) #3 belongs to Garbage and their 1996 hit "Stupid Girl." Fronted by Shirley Manson, Garbage formed in Madison, Wisconsin in 1993. Multi-instrumentalist's Duke Erickson and Steve Marker, and drummer/percussionist Butch Vig round out the lineup. (You may remember Vig as the Grammy-winning Producer of Nirvana's Nevermind album.) They have, according to Wikipedia, sold over 17 million units worldwide. And, they've done a Bond theme! "Stupid Girl"was a single from Garbage's self-titled 1995, double Platinum debut. The song was an international hit, but stalled at #24 on the Billboard Hot 100. (Fun Fact: Punk band The Clash received a writing credit for "Stupid Girl." Listen, and you should recognize a sample of the drums heard on that band's "Train in Vain.") I once totally spaced Garbage in a music series that they deserved a spot in. This time, I didn't forget.
Music video by Garbage performing Stupid Girl © 1996 Almo Sounds
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@FourWalls (13349)
• United States
13 Oct 16
Why, this is pure Garbage!!!! Nice of them to credit the Clash, even though I don't think it's that blatant/obvious (unlike the "Roxanne" ripoff of the Police in .38 Special's "Hold On Loosely").
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@teamfreak16 (40936)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Oct 16
Can you imagine how much the Clash members made from this?
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
13 Oct 16
I'm not a Clash expert, but I didn't spot the sample
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@teamfreak16 (40936)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Oct 16
It's mainly the drumming at the beginning.
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@Ronrybs (7301)
• London, England
13 Oct 16
@teamfreak16 Now that you've pointed it out, I heard it, but to be honest first time it made me think of a 70s song
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@egdcltd (6605)
13 Oct 16
I like this song myself. I think there's a danced up version of it as well.
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@teamfreak16 (40936)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Oct 16
Was this it? Todd Terry does pretty good work.
Watch the music video for the new Garbage single "Empty": https://youtu.be/hSa_hbutFt0 Official video of the Radio edit of the "Tee's mix" by Todd Terry. The...
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@egdcltd (6605)
13 Oct 16
@teamfreak16 Sounds like that might be it.
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