"Long Limbed Girl" by Nick Lowe
I first heard this song on one of my many marathon treks through the world of youtube. It really is addictive. I must have started out on Graham Parker, and then maybe to Joe Jackson, and then maybe to Elvis Costello, and then to Nick Lowe. I never really listened to much of Nick Lowe, at least not knowingly. Lowe has written hundreds of songs, lots of huge hits, like Costello's "(What's so Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding". However, it was this song, "Long Limbed Girl", one of Lowe's newer stripped-down songs that really caught my ear. From the retro feel, with the infectious yet unorthodox timing and rhythm to Lowe's input as songwriter and singer, I was completely captivated. And since discovering it, I must have listened about 200 times.