SONGS I LIKE: “Let’s Dance…”

The WombatsThe Wombats are an Anglo-Norwegian band from Liverpool, England. The band is comprised of two native Liverpudlians; Matthew Murphy (vocals, guitar and keyboards), Dan Haggis (drummer and backup vocalist) and Tord Øverland-Knudsen (the Norwegian, who plays bass and does some additional vocals). The group met at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and quickly became fairly famous in the UK.

Their latest single – from October, 2007 – is a jammin’ little tune called “Let’s Dance to Joy Division”. It’s rockin’ and funny (in an ironic sense) too:

So if your ever feeling down,
Grab your purse and take a taxi,
To the darker side of town,
That’s where we’ll be,
And we will wait for you and lead you through the dancefloor,
Up to the D.J booth,
You know what to ask for,
You know what to ask for.

Go ask for Joy Division,
And celebrate the irony,
Everything is going wrong,
But we’re so happy,
Let’s dance to Joy Division,
And raise our glass to the ceiling,
‘Cos this could all go so wrong,
But we’re just so happy,
So happy.

Have a listen and tell me what you think!

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