I Will Die a Happy Person If I Find This Song
April 19, 2011 5:29 PM Subscribe
I'm on a search for a song from the eighties.
posted by Fairchild to Media & Arts (42 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
It is sung by a female artist. I am almost positive I first heard it in the early to mid eighties, and then again in an Anthropologie store in 2007. I am positive it is an eighties song but I am not sure on the exact year. I would say 1980-1987, most likely 1982-1986. It is not a top 40 or popular hit, and I never heard it on the radio. It is not a mainstream song. It is something that would be played on college radio. I would classify it as alternative or New Wave but it does not sound overly pop-y or synth-y. It was a angsty love song about being used by a lover or getting over a lover. The artist is definitely female but I don't know if the lover she was singing about was a man or woman. I believe there was whispering in the chorus, though I could be wrong.
Unfortunately I do not know any of the lyrics. I am almost positive it mentions wearing each other's clothes. A lover wears clothes that belonged to the other lover. Or sleeping in each other's sheets. It is not "When U Were Mine" by Cyndi Lauper, though it kind of reminds me of this song, only edgier.
It could have been an American artist or an artist from the UK. I live in the US.
It is not by any of the following female artists or groups:
4 Non Blondes
Book of Love
Sophie B. Hawkins
SugarCubes or Bjork
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Annie Lennox or the Eurythmics
Katrina and the Waves
I know this is not much to go on. Thanks for any help. If the song doesn't ring a bell, more female alternative artists to look into would be helpful, too.