Birthday" is a song written and recorded by Icelandic band the Sugarcubes. It was released as a single in 1987, and included in their 1988 debut album Life's Too Good. It was their first international single and the first single released from the album. The Icelandic version, "Ammæli", was released on the Iceland-only single "Einn Moli' Á Mann (One Cube Per Head)" the previous year and was included as the B-side on the international single.
Birthday appeared on Icelandic band The Sugarcubes' debut album, Life’s Too Good in 1988. Björk quoted in Martin Aston’s Björkgraphy: It’s a story about a love affair between a five year old girl, a secret, and a man who lives next door. The Sugarcubes' first international single, released on the small indie label One Little Indian, the single blew up after Chris Roberts named it Single of the Week in the UK music weekly Melody Maker. Quoting from Evelyn McDonnell’s Army of She : Birthday' is a delicious lark, an upbeat ballad that crackles and pops with sensual delight.
The Sugarcubes’ Birthday is the quintessential Björk single. It has all of her trademark qualities, her sexy shriek, the vivid imagery and otherworldly lyrics that we have come to know and love. Birthday is the song that started it all, the one that introduced a tiny Icelandic chanteuse to the world. I fell in love with her and her orgasmic howl when I first saw the video on MTV’s 120 Minutes. Watching Björk dance around in her little red dress and chirp with that voice, I was hooked after one single listen. The thing is, besides The Smiths Unhappy Birthday, Björk created one of the most original songs to relate to one’s birthday. The lyrics are filled with childhood wonder and imagination through the eyes of a youngster looking forward to that joyous day, so it seems anyhow.
Features Song Lyrics for The Sugarcubes's Birthday album. The Sugarcubes - Birthday Album Lyrics. 1. Fucking In Rhythm & Sorrow (Live) Lyrics.
Birthday" is a song written and recorded by Icelandic band The Sugarcubes for their 1988 debut album Life's Too Good.
Birthday" is the song that brought Björk into the popular American consciousness. Released in August 1987 on the Sugarcubes debut album Life's Too Good, it was the band's first international single. The song was Melody Maker's "Single Of The Week" and topped John Peel's Festive Fifty list, helping launch the Sugarcubes' international success. The band played "Birthday" and "Motorcrash" on the October 15, 1988 episode of Saturday Night Live. The Jesus and Mary Chain's Jim and William Reid remixed the song in 1988 as "Birthday (The Christmas Mixes). More songs from The Sugarcubes. More songs performed on Saturday Night Live. More songs that were an artist's first hit.
The Sugarcubes - Birthday. Artist: The Sugarcubes ( Sykurmolarnir). Album: Life's Too Good (1988). She lives in this house over there. Has her world outside it. Scrabbles in the earth with her fingers and her mouth. She's five years old. Threads worms on a string.
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