Trying to find an alien/zombie invasion song sung by pop duo
January 23, 2014 7:40 PM   Subscribe

The song was sung by I think a male and female, in a very sweet light style. I remember them as British, but I may just associate that style of pop duo with Britain. It's a pre-2000 song, I'm pretty sure. The only specific lines I remember was that the chorus contained something about "our brother and sister who we love are on the stairs" (or possibly in the attic?), and there's a reference to a meteoroid crashing nearby. It was pretty entertaining the way the light poppy sound contrasted with the apocalypse/disaster being recounted, but I only heard it the once and I've never had luck googling the fragments I remember.

My very first post to Metafilter was identifying an obscure song, so I'm hoping someone here can return the favor.
posted by tavella to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Hmmm.
Possibly Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft by the Carpenters?
posted by tonylord at 11:02 PM on January 23, 2014 [1 favorite]


Nope, that's not it. I should say it was two voices singing together (I think), not a duet. Also, I shouldn't say duo, really; I think it was two voices, but that doesn't mean it was a two-person group. I also think it was not that old -- it very much felt like 80s or 90s britpop.

I know this is all very vague. I'm hoping the "our brother and sister who we love are on the stairs" bit will ring a bell with someone, though.
posted by tavella at 11:36 PM on January 23, 2014


Maybe Death Goes to the Disco by Pulp?
posted by freezer cake at 9:33 AM on January 24, 2014


The bands that your description bring to mind are St Etienne, Dubstar, and maybe Drugstore's El President, but the lyric isn't familiar to me.
posted by mippy at 9:33 AM on January 24, 2014


Lyrics to El President. It does have a bit of an invasion theme, but the lyric you mention isn't there.
posted by mippy at 9:36 AM on January 24, 2014


Nope, doesn't look like either of those, though Death Goes To the Disco at least has some of the aspects (mention of stairs, etc.) I wish I could remember more details instead of mostly impressions!
posted by tavella at 12:34 PM on February 23, 2014


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