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Deep Blue Something – Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's

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Deep Blue Something - Breakfast At Tiffany's

La scaricai ai tempi andati di Napster e rimasi convinto per anni (o decenni) che a cantare questa canzone fossero i Wallflowers (o i Matchbox Twenty.. la memoria vacilla) perchè al tempo così era scritto sul file .mp3. In effetti mi era sempre suonato strana la cosa ma non ci feci più caso fino a quando pochi anni fa ritrovai la segnalazione del video corretto. Che dire, canzoncina orecchiabile e one-hit wonder poi persa nei meandri della massa infinita pop (o pop rock) degli anni '90.

Song

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" is a 1995 song recorded by American alternative rock band Deep Blue Something. Originally appearing on the album 11th Song, it was later re-recorded and released on their album Home. It was the band's only hit, peaking at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Outside the United States, "Breakfast at Tiffany's" topped the UK Singles Chart and peaked within the top ten on the charts of AustraliaFlanders, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, the Republic of Ireland and Sweden.

Todd Pipes said in a Q magazine article about the promotion of "Breakfast at Tiffany's", "As the song had 'breakfast' in the title, radio stations thought it would be genius to have us on at breakfast time. We'd be up 'til 3 am and they'd wonder why we were pissed off playing at 6 am."

Follow-up singles failed to match the success of "Breakfast at Tiffany's", hence the reason for the band's classification as a one-hit wonder.

Inspiration and composition

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" is sung from the point of view of a man whose girlfriend is on the verge of breaking up with him because the two have nothing in common. Desperate to find something, the man brings up the Audrey Hepburn film Breakfast at Tiffany's, and his girlfriend recalls that they "both kinda liked it."

He argues that this should serve as enough motivation for them to work out their problems based on the notion that love will always find a way to make things work.

The film Roman Holiday inspired the lyrics of the song, but songwriter Todd Pipes thought that one of Hepburn's other films would make a better song title.

Critical reception

Brian Wahlert called "Breakfast at Tiffany's" "a cute, catchy song that should fit in well on adult contemporary, Top-40 and alternative radio" with memorable melody that makes it "a perfect single, along with the mildly repetitive, conversational lyrics of the chorus and the bright, acoustic guitar".

However, Tom Sinclair of Entertainment Weekly was unimpressed. He called it "possibly the year's most innocuous single, 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' is distressingly prosaic pop from a wimpy-sounding Texas quartet"; he added that it lacked any "musical piquancy". The Houston Press listed the song as the second worst by an artist from Texas, after Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby".

VH1 and Blender ranked the song number six on their list of the "50 Most Awesomely Bad Songs Ever".

Music video

The music video features the band members arriving to a breakfast table and being served by butlers, beside the curb in front of Tiffany & Co. in Midtown Manhattan.

At the end of the video a young woman dressed in a similar style to Holly Golightly's (Audrey Hepburn's character from the film) iconic Givenchy dress from the beginning of the film, except dressed in white rather than black, walks past on the sidewalk, and takes off her sunglasses.

The band is also seen performing the song in a field, and on the bed of a flatbed truck in NYC.


Album

Home is the second album by alternative rock band Deep Blue Something. It was originally released by RainMaker Records in 1994 and re-released on Interscope in 1995.


Artist

Deep Blue Something is an American rock band who are best known for their 1995 hit single "Breakfast at Tiffany's" from their second album Home.


Deep Blue Something sono un gruppo musicale rock alternativo statunitense.

Originariamente il gruppo si chiamava Leper Messiah, ma fu cambiato per evitare confusione con l'omonimo brano dei Metallica, tratto da Master of Puppets.

La band ha raggiunto il massimo successo con il singolo Breakfast at Tiffany's, balzato al numero uno della classifica inglese il 29 settembre 1996 e rimasto in vetta per una settimana.

Video

Live 1996

Acoustic

Acoustic 2016