"I’m Your Man" by Wham! I think it’s one of the grossest pieces of music ever. It’s nonsensically happy and it’s got that horrible saxophone in it. I wouldn’t want to make a funeral more tragic by playing something extremely sad.
Question: A lot of the way this record [self-titled Blur album] sounds reflects what you’ve been listening to, which is mainly American music.
Graham: I can’t really pin it down to just American. I’ve been listening to like..soul, hip-hop, and what people may term as ‘punk,’ but it’s kind of…I’ve been still listening to English things, they’ve just been like unobvious 80s bands. You know, bands that probably everyone might know about if David Bowie hadn’t screwed the whole of that decade up by putting out “Let’s Dance.”
(from 1996/97, via Blur interview cd on the making of the self-titled album)