Town Top Ten: Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town (#8)

@FourWalls (13739)
United States
February 10, 2018 11:44am CST
Before I go any further, I want to again offer my sincere thanks to all of you who left notes of condolences about my dad’s death yesterday. If you’ve been through this you probably know how comforting it is to hear a word of kindness at a difficult time. Thank you, from myself and my family. Here’s the next song on my list of favorite songs with “town” in the title. The first two songs on the countdown were classic country tunes. This isn’t. #8: Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town - Talking Heads Oh, sure, I’m going to leave this band out, right? What do you think is wrong with me??? Lumped in with “punk,” if you listen to the single version of this song, you’ll see why that was utterly confusing. It sounded more like a pop song. And that is part of the beauty of Talking Heads. Fueled by one of Tina Weymouth’s great bass lines (lots of Talking Heads songs really feature the bass more as the lead instrument than the guitar), this song is a lighthearted, almost innocent look at falling in love and the consequences of being head-over-heels in love (“I called in sick I won’t go to work today, I’d rather be with the one I love”). And, according to the song, it affects everyone that way: “jet pilot going out of control, ship’s captain run aground, stock broker make a bad investment when love has come to town.” Nothing like Talking Heads. Not then, not now, not ever. Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town Written by David Byrne Recorded by Talking Heads From Talking Heads: 77, 1977 Why am I going out of my head:
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
10 Feb
Waiting to see if one of my townie favorites makes the cut...actually if one of two makes it...or two of two...or none of two...anyway, I'm just watching
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@FourWalls (13739)
• United States
11 Feb
The boys are out of town, if you're looking for Messers Lynott, Moore, and company.
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
11 Feb
@FourWalls Actually, nope, not that town
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@JohnRoberts (56943)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Feb
You know you get two thumbs up from this corner.
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@FourWalls (13739)
• United States
11 Feb
So you’re on the fence about this band?
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@JohnRoberts (56943)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Feb
@FourWalls I always beat the tom tom for them.
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@FourWalls (13739)
• United States
11 Feb
@JohnRoberts — welcome to the tom tom club!!
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@mandala100 (43371)
• Hong Kong
10 Feb
@FourWalls I'm sorry to hear that my friend and our thoughts and prayers for the eternal rest of your dad.
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@FourWalls (13739)
• United States
11 Feb
@mandala100 -- I appreciate that so much, dear myLot friend. I've passed these along to my brother and my dad's wife, and they are appreciative as well.
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@mandala100 (43371)
• Hong Kong
11 Feb
@FourWalls Alright my friend and see you later on.
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@TheHorse (65785)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Feb
A good band that I appreciate more now than I did then.
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Feb
Yay! And this isn't even the one I've been rooting for.
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@FourWalls (13739)
• United States
12 Feb
There are two "hits" left, if that's any indication as to how low your chances are.....
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Feb
@FourWalls - It actually was a hit. I used to play it on the radio. And it might surprise you that that particular song is what came to mind, and not "Red Berry Joy Town" by The Wonder Stuff, or "The Only Fun in Town" by Josef K. But I think it has a very good chance of showing up!
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@UncleJoe (9943)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
11 Feb
I've never heard that song but I wanted to stop and say that I am sorry to hear about your dad.
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@FourWalls (13739)
• United States
11 Feb
Thanks, Joe. That means a lot at a time like this. Hope you’re feeling better!
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@amadeo (65835)
• United States
10 Feb
this I know and checking the link there.
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