Happy TUNEBACK TUESDAY!! April is National Poetry Month, so today I’m tuning it back to a song that was featured in the movie So I Married An Axe Murderer (in which Mike Myers performs some memorable beat poetry about his dating life). So sit back, sip on a large cappuccino, and snap your fingers to “There She Goes” by The La’s.
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: October 31, 1988
TRIVIA: The first version of the song, produced by Bob Andrews, was released by The La’s in 1988, and again on 2 January 1989, but failed to chart. Andrews’ production of the song was remixed by Steve Lillywhite in 1990 for inclusion on their debut album The La’s. This remixed version was issued as a single on 22 October 1990 and hit number 13 in the UK charts (and later hit number 49 in the U.S.). It was the biggest success The La’s were ever to enjoy and remains the song for which the band is chiefly remembered.
Structurally, the song is very simple and contains no verses, only a single chorus repeated four times and a bridge. The song borrows from The Velvet Underground’s “There She Goes Again”, particularly the accents that separate the choruses.
It has appeared on several film soundtracks, including The Parent Trap; Fever Pitch; Girl, Interrupted; Cold Case, and So I Married an Axe Murderer (where both the original and Boo Radleys version appear). It also opens the “Pilot” episode of Gilmore Girls.
BONUS VIDEOS: In 1999, Sixpence None the Richer released a cover version of the song as the second single from their self-titled album, Sixpence None the Richer.
And here’s Mike Myers in So I Married An Axe Murderer performing his poem about his latest break-up…
See you next Tuesday!!