Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: The Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet

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255 – The Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet (1978)
Written by Peter Perrett
Produced by Robert Ash and The Only Ones
Label – Columbia

The wonderful cohesion between John Perry’s killer guitar opening and Peter Perrett’s angst riddled story of girls, drugs and death should be an easy shoe in for any list of greatest songs. Legendary British DJ John Peel approved, voting it number 18 in his all time festive 50 songs. Sadly, the song never charted and only a small number are aware of its glory. Its influence though, continues to impress, with The Replacements, The Mighty Lemon Drops, Belle & Sebastian and Blink 182 all either recording or performing the song.

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