si_fuller (si_fuller) wrote,
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Hottest 100 - The Cure - Close to Me

Ranked #54 hottest song of all time. Released in 1985. Hello everyone, it’s been a year and a half and this reviewing thing is wildly out of date now, but I feel I need to complete it before I can move on. So here we go. The Cure was the presentable face of the Goth movement. They had songs that weren’t too mopey or heavy, which ordinary people could sing along to in their cars on the way to work. They also had downright kooky stuff that really caught the eye of young Simon watching Rage many hours after he should have gone to bed, but will never get played on the radio. Then again, a Dio song was on the radio the other day, so who knows?

The band wasn’t always goth though. They started as a kind of punk-influenced pop band, which is I suppose why they’re accessible. And they never broke up, so they’re still out there Rolling Stones-like, playing stuff that’s a lot less gothy. They may be coming soon to a waterlogged cupboard near you.

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