My Top 1000 Songs #492: No Matter What

[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.]

Not much to say about this one. One of the truly definitive power pop tracks, one of those things where, if a stranger were to approach you on the street and ask, "What do you mean when you say 'power pop'?" you'd pull out your iPod and cue up "No Matter What."

Ok, yeah, this is the sort of conversation I have in my head all the time. (You'd know that if you've read my book.)

Badfinger's third album, 1970's No Dice, wraps up side one with this song followed by the original version of "Without You," and it's hard to imagine a better way to close out a side of vinyl, right? 

Marshall Crenshaw with The Smithereens!
Fun cover on YouTube by The Slatterys: