Vaseline

Frischmann performing in August 1995

Jim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: SONGS WITH ONE WORD TITLES

Ooooh – interesting theme. There are lots of songs with one word titles, so picking one is not easy! But I am so short on time these days, sometimes I just have to go with my gut feeling!

I need to explain this though. When I was a teenager, both myself and all of my school friends wanted to be just like one woman. That woman was Justine Frischmann. When I was a teenager, she was the epitome of “cool”! She was the lead singer and guitarist in a band called Elastica. Now you may know exactly who I am talking about, but if you know nothing about them, I will tell you this – their debut album became the fastest selling debut album in UK history. It sold over a million copies.

Back in the day Justine was also famous for dating Damon Albarn (front man of Britpop band Blue). But regardless of who she was dating, she was just seemed so cool. Her music – so in your face – mad guitars, quirky lyrics, attitude.

We lapped it up. I am not sure I am giving a fair appraisal of Elastica and Justine Frischman, but I am remembering my perception as a teenager. My best friends and I used to walk around school singing this song. Of course, as you can expect, we all started to buy Vaseline lip balm to have in the pocket of our school blazer.

When you’re stuck like glue, Vaseline
When you need some goo

When you’re stuck like glue, Vaseline
When you’re black and blue, Vaseline

La La La La La La La La La La

When you’re stuck like glue
Give me some

When you’re stuck like glue

If you’d like to woo, Vaseline

La La La La La La La La La La

If it’s hot like you,
Give me some

Do you need a clue,
I want some Vaseline, Vaseline, Vaseline, Vaseline, Vaseline, Vaseline.

Written by: Justine Frischmann

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