Why is Blur's Song 2 called Song 2?

25 May 2020, 12:00 | Updated: 25 May 2020, 12:01

It's 23 years since Damon Albarn and co released their banger, but do you know how they came up with the song's name?

Blur's Song 2 is an unbelievable 23 years old this week, after being released on 7 April 1997 from the band's eponymous fifth album.

The electrifying Britpop band's banger stands out for so many reasons. It's one of Blur's most famous tracks, but also one of their shortest, standing at a very pleasing 2 minutes and 2 seconds long.

You'd be forgiven if you didn't think this sounded like Damon Albarn and co, however. The track started out as a joke on their record company, with Blur thinking it was too extreme compared to their sound to get the green light.

The 1997 track, which is often known as the "whoo hoo" song doesn't have the words Song or 2 in its lyrics, so why is it called Song 2? Find out here...

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Damon Albarn performs in Blur's Song 2 video
Why is Blur's Song 2 named Song 2? Picture: YouTube/Parlophone Records

Why was Blur's Song 2 named Song 2?

The answer's a pretty simple one folks.

Song 2 began as a working title or nickname for the track, as it was set to the second song on their tracklist.

It's pretty ideal that the name stuck, as we can't imagine the song, which also has two verses and two choruses, being called anything else.

Oh, and did you know it's scored a nice, round, number two on the UK singles chart?

Absolute perfection.

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