My Top 1000 Songs #454: Girl Of My Dreams

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.]

Bram Tchaikovsky's (ex-Motors) 1979 single "Girl Of My Dreams" is the perfect realization of UK new wave/power pop (right up there with the Records' "Starry Eyes" and a couple others we may meet soon enough). Jangly Rickenbacker guitars, soaring harmonies, an earworm chorus you'll never forget, and a deceptively endearing love story about a man and his blow-up doll. (This was kind of a trend at the time; see also the Police's "Be My Girl/Sally.")

"Judy was an American girl, she came in the morning with the US Mail. She didn't say nothing, but she looked pretty good to me."

Nothing like good old-fashioned romance!

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