Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Pulp – Something Changed


275 – Pulp – Something Changed (1996)
Written by Pulp
Produced by Chris Thomas
Label – Island

Often overlooked, this romantic gem is one of the very rare songs that is enhanced by the string accompaniment. An outstanding arrangement, simple but effective, it supports one of Jarvis Cocker’s most heartfelt lyrics. It’s a simply stunning analysis of the lottery called fate.

4 responses to “Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Pulp – Something Changed

  1. “One of the rare songs enhanced by string accompaniment”? There was once a time that all a band had to do was briefly touch their song with a hint of violin and I was in love. I do like this track and agree it is criminally overlooked. Pulp was a fantastic band.

    • JP – I think it’s probably overlooked because at the time Pulp released consecutive great songs. This was the last single from “Different Class” and although outstanding, felt like a kind of afterthought.

    • Thanks Geoff, I’m so pleased to have reminded you! My old Black Country slang and accent comes out when I think of the song.

      “Bloody hell. That’s a bostin’ song”

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