Once In A Lifetime (track) by Talking Heads

Once In A Lifetime
Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads
Year: 1980
From the album Remain In Light (track #4)
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Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime UK 1980 Sire Records 7" Single P/S
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Time left: 4h 36m 35s
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Talking Heads ‎– Once In A Lifetime * Sire Records* 12'' Promo (NM)
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From 07/11/2019 10:10
Perhaps the best song of 1980. Everything is right: lyrics, unconventional instruments for the lead, catchy chorus. Byrne and Eno pushing each other to a lonely height of pure genius.
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From 03/15/2019 17:48
Excellent song. Loved this song for years and still as powerful now
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From 08/20/2018 21:34
Such a catchy song. Even though it gets used in just about every movie, TV show, trailer, and commercial, it never gets old.
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From 04/26/2018 16:50
Same as it ever was
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From 02/11/2018 19:12
I'm not a lyric guy but the lyrics here are amazing.
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From 01/14/2018 16:32
Many artists who have a track on the level of something like Psycho Killer struggle to create another quite of the same caliber. Not Talking Heads. I've put a lot of thought into this and Once In A Lifetime might have a legitimate case for best song of all time. Utterly Brilliant.
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From 03/09/2017 02:45
Wow, that's all I can say is just WOW
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From 03/04/2017 15:26
Wonderfully weird, and a serious contender for best song of all time
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From 12/04/2016 16:21
The track that got me into Talking Heads
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From 02/11/2016 02:12
classic
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