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    by Wed July 14th, 2010, 04:36



    Despite failing to make the UK top 10, this song was the 79th best selling single of 1995 and spent 7 weeks in the UK top 20.

    I remember really loving this song at the time and seeing them pop up everywhere to perform the song. (I mostly remember the pianist looking like Mystic Meg)

    They had 7 singles and 2 albums in total, but this was the only one to do much at all.

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    by Wed July 14th, 2010, 09:29

    Oh, what a naughty, naughty song!

    But I love it!

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    by Wed July 14th, 2010, 17:21

    I remember this too, the dark haired one looks like a member of Wilson Phillips.

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    by Tue March 15th, 2011, 21:26

    FANTASTIC song! The chorus just comes from nowhere.

    It was one of the very first songs I ever properly got into when I started following the charts at the very end of 94/beginning of 95.

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    by Tue March 15th, 2011, 23:11

    This was great! I think I still have their album with this track on it somewhere at home.Must dig it out and have a listen!

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    by Tue May 10th, 2011, 03:41

    I can't get enough of this tune... Good stuff!

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    by Sat May 14th, 2011, 17:02

    Awesome song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I don't understand how it didn't do better on the charts

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    by Fri May 20th, 2011, 16:28

    A youtube comment reads:


    Quote Originally Posted by langleyn
    SEX is exactly what it's about. I have 2 song co-writes on the album. Cheryl and I, in the past, have fucked? each other senseless. Independent Love Song is about SEX, shagging, fucking. The song is about a woman taking control of her so called "love life" and reducing it to sex, BUT the sex that SHE wants.

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    by Fri May 20th, 2011, 16:57

    ^ Did people not know what it was about? Was there some squabble about different interpretations or something?

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    by Fri May 20th, 2011, 20:28

    Yeah, something like that.

    I wouldn't blame them though, I refused to believe how explicit the lyrics were whan I first heard it. I mean, it was interesting to hear "I'll show you how to take me" in a song, but I was like, Surely she can't mean that!?

    Then I grew up.

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    by Sat January 10th, 2015, 10:49

    I just listened to it because of its appearance in the 1995 retro chart. What a great tune, should have been a bigger hit.

    MUSIC VIDEO

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    by Sun May 12th, 2019, 16:24

    Helped me win the Song Collectors game recently and I love that it had a tiny revival on iTunes thanks to Derry Girls a few months ago.

    I thought the song was about lesbianism? ("I'm doing it a different way").

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