My Top 1000 Songs #496: Way Behind Me

[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.]

The Primitives' 1988 single "Crash" seems to get most of the love, but "Way Behind Me," released later that year, is every bit as great. A perfect blend of indie jangle and Phil Spector-infused 60s girl group pop, complete with finger-snaps and harmonies, it's hard not to love. Hell, even the band seemed to love it, including it both on 1989's Pure LP and CD reissues of '88's Lovely. Scratch that light, fluffy, pure-pop itch!

Live, reunion gig:
Acoustic, live-in-studio: