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When released as the album's third single"Parklife" reached number 10 on the UK Singles Chart and number 30 in Ireland. The song is noted for containing elements of spoken word in the verses, narrated by actor Phil Danielswho also appears in the song's music video. The Sweely - All The Reasons are sung by lead singer Damon Albarn. A number of newspaper articles about the young middle classes ' adoption of Estuary English appeared during the single's chart run, including one in The Sunday Times on the day the song entered the singles chart although Daniels' accent is more obviously cockney.
The song played a part in Blur's supposed feud with fellow Britpop band Oasis at the Brit Awards when the Gallagher brothers, Liam and Noeltaunted Blur by singing a drunk rendition of "Parklife" with Liam changing the lyrics to "Shite-life" and Noel shouting " Marmite " when the members of Oasis were collecting the "Best British Album" award, which both bands had been nominated for.
Despite what is commonly believed, the song does not refer to Castle Park in Colchesterthe town where the band hail from. According to Damon Albarn when introducing the song during their July Hyde Park performance, "I came up with the idea for this song in this park. I was living on Kensington Church Streetand I used to come The Debt Collector - Blur - Parklife the park at the other end, and I used to, you know, watch people, and pigeons Daniels also performed a rendition of the song at the band's headline slot at Glastonbury Festival and at the band's second Hyde Park concert in Augustand at the Brit Awards.
Initially, Daniels had been approached to recite a poem for "The Debt Collector". However, Albarn couldn't find a poem he liked, and Daniels was asked to sing lead vocals on "Parklife" instead. Daniels reinvigorated the band, who had Yeh, Yeh - Various - Kaikki Paitsi Mårtenson On Turhaa tired of working on the track.
The song's music video directed by Pedro Romhanyi filmed next to The Pilot pub on the Greenwich Peninsula  features Phil Daniels as a smarmy double glazing salesman a homage to Tin Menwith Albarn as his assistant.
Other band members appear as various characters from the song, including Dave Rowntree and Alex James as a couple, with the latter in drag. At one point, Albarn is impressed to see a man Graham Coxon carrying a placard reading " Modern Life Is Rubbish ", the title of Blur's previous album; on the reverse is written " End of a Century ", the title Romantico - Sylvain Roullois, Gilles Roussel - Roullois Roussel (Vinyl, Album) their subsequent single from Parklife.
In one part of the video, the Granada pulls up next to an Audi Cabriolet convertible and Daniels says "It's got nothing to do with your ' Vorsprung durch Technik ' yer know" The driver, seemingly played by Alex James, grimaces back at him. Both cars then pull away at speed to reveal 'Parklife' written on the tarmac.
The video was reviewed on a episode of Beavis and Butt-Head. The song started to be played at football matches in the mids, later becoming a "football anthem" and featuring on albums like The Best Footie Anthems in the World Thus, Nike aired a television advertisement in called Parklife. The song is played before the home matches of Chelsea F. All music composed by AlbarnCoxonJames and Rowntree. All lyrics composed by The Debt Collector - Blur - Parklife . Blur provided the single with a selection of strikingly contrasting B-sides, all pastiches of other genres of music.
Supa Shoppa was an instrumental in the style of acid jazz, recorded with percussion, synth flute and Hammond organ parts. Drowned in Sound, reviewing Blur's career, noted The Debt Collector - Blur - Parklife it had been a "perfect live opener for the Parklife tour when cranked up.
An additional alternative version of To the End was also added. At the time, to boost singles' chart placings it was customary for bands to release singles in several formats with exclusive tracks to encourage fans to buy them all. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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