I’ve just seen the tracklist for Noel Gallagher’s new album. You couldn’t make it up, could you. “While The Song Remains The Same”... Oh Noel. I so don't care.
These are five of my favourite songs on the subject.
#5. Pink Floyd – “Flaming”
Syd Barrett’s whimsical genius. Trippin’ or not, this has to be the most psychedelic song about not giving a damn.
#4. The Beautiful South – “Song For Whoever”
Paul Heaton on top of his songwriting game. The game: insert the name of a girl. The most cynical song about not giving a damn.
#3. John Lennon – “Watching The Wheels”
For me, the only way to listen to Double Fantasy is to treat it as a 7-song mini- album. Well, you know. As for “Watching The Wheels”, it might be the most romantic song about not giving a damn.
#2. A House – “I Don’t Care”
Sometimes you want to overstate the importance of what is forgotten, but I Am The Greatest truly is one hell of a record. And “I Don’t Care” is the most straightforward song about not giving a damn.
#1. Eels – “I Like Birds”
Daisies Of The Galaxy is and (I believe) will always be Eels’ best album. “I Like Birds” is the best song about not giving a damn.