44. A routine day (Klaatu)

The Canadian band Klaatu (image credit) is probably best remembered for their anthem Calling occupants of interplanetary craft, but the real gem in their repertoire is this little known track from their third album Sir Army Suit from 1978. The initial rumours that they were the Beatles had finally turned out to be just rumours, and the band struggled for recognition - which they never received. A routine day is an homage to sixties' pop music, but the lyrics are biting in their directness. Never has a dreary unexciting life been described so sharply in pop music: "the life I live would even make a dead man yawn...".

Other songs by this act that would have qualified: not applicable.


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