THE SONG: Mesopotamia.
WHY IT’S HOT: It’s easy to get caught up in the camp and shlock when you hear The B 52’s but, make no mistake, they were a damn good band. They had some huge hits towards the end of the 80’s but some of their earlier work contained the real gems. “Mesopotamia” is one of my personal favorites. Between the simple but funky bassline, groovy chord work on guitar, and the semi-haunting chorus, we have ourselves an alt-rock/downtown NYC classic.
WANT MORE? The B 52’s climb to the top of the charts with “Love Shack”.
WORDS: Greg Cee.