Blur - Song 2 - Meaning of the song
"Song 2" is a song by English rock band Blur. The song is the second song on their eponymous fifth studio album. Released on 7 April 1997, "Song 2" peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart, number four on the Australian ARIA Charts, and number six on the US BillboardAlternative Songs chart (previously called the Modern Rock Tracks chart).
According to Graham Coxon, "Song 2" was intended to be a joke on the record company. Damon Albarn had recorded an acoustic demo of the song which was slower but featured the song's distinctive "woo-hoo" chorus in whistle form. Coxon then suggested that they pump up the speed and perform the song loudly, with Coxon deliberately seeking out an amateurish guitar sound. From there, Coxon told Albarn to tell the record company that they wanted to release the song as a single to "blow the ... labels' heads off". To Coxon's surprise, record executives reacted positively. When asked if the band had any idea of the song's commercial appeal, Coxon replied,
"We'd just thought it was way too extreme".
Some writers have stated that the song is intended to be a parody of the grunge genre, while others state that it was a parody of radio hits and the music industry with a punk rock chorus.
Song 2 - Lyrics
Woo-hoo I got my head checked By a jumbo jet It wasn't easy But nothing i-is No Woo-hoo When I feel heavy-metal Woo-hoo And I'm pins and I'm needles Woo-hoo Well, I lie and I'm easy All of the time but I'm never sure Why I need you Pleased to meet you I got my head done When I was young It's not my problem It's not my problem Woo-hoo When I feel heavy-metal Woo-hoo And I'm pins and I'm needles Woo-hoo Well, I lie and I'm easy All of the time but I'm never sure Why I need you Pleased to meet you Yeah yeah Yeah yeah Yeah yeah Oh yeah