Song Stuck In My Head: It's The 'Same Old Scene'

Friday, April 30, 2010

"Same Old Scene" - Roxy Music (1980) 

I would've had a Tape Deck today, but it's kind of hard to have one when you've got one song in your head for the whole week. I apologize, I'll get right next week. So what has consumed me this week? It is Roxy Music's 1980 track, "Same Old Scene". Now I'm not a big Roxy Music fan, and I'm not going to pretend that I know sooo much about them, because I don't do the poser blogger thing. All I knew prior was that they did "Love Is The Drug" and man, Grace Jones does a great cover of it

Since I've been home bound lately due to my final studies, I've decided to not go insane by going through a list of movies that I've been meaning to see and watch them during "break time" (aka procrastination times). Recently, I got to view the 1980 punk music homage and rebel riot gurrl movie Times Square, and this song briskly and perfectly opens up the movie. From then on, I was hooked, so hooked that I had to play the opening of the movie again. A download later and it's gotten heavy rotation. It has a nice swiveling disco beat, but doesn't lose the rock edge (think Blondie's "Heart of Glass") as it booms in the background adding grit and a sinister vibe to the track, it truly does sound like it came from slick nighttime city streets, especially the Times Square seen in the film. Plus any song that ends with a wailing saxophone gets double Brownie points from me.

So like any Friday, comment on your favorite songs this week...just do it in this post.

1 comment:

  1. in the UK this song has been used in the first series of Ashes to Ashes and has become quite popular - see


Before you comment remember...
1. Don't be rude!
2. Stay on topic of the post. If you don't stay on topic, either state "off-topic" or your comment will be deleted.
3. If you want to ask an off-topic question and don't see the proper post for it, please e-mail me about it.
4. Don't spam or promote your blog or service. Please e-mail me if you'd like an add to my blog list or need for me to update your blog's URL. If your blog is similar in subject to mine, you will be added to the list.
5. If you have any technical problems with the blog, please e-mail me.

When in doubt, e-mail me at

Thank you :)