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Favorite Cure Singles

  • Aug 23, 2009
For such a goth-y band with a lead singer as enigmatic as Robert Smith who looks kind of like Edward Scissorhands (actually, that's kind of hot), they create some of the most beautiful and sweetest songs I've ever heard.  Their songs are very dream like and can put me into a trance.  I can seriously lay in bed and stare at the ceiling all day listening to The Cure.  As you can see, I'm kind of partial to their love/unrequited love songs.
Just Like Heaven
"Show me how you do that trick/The one that makes me scream" she said/"The one that makes me laugh" she said/And threw her arms around my neck.  One of the sweetest Cure songs ever, though it ends tragically.  If you haven't already, you must listen to the acoustic version.  Everyone who I've ever shared it with has totally fallen in love with it.
When we look back at it all as I know we will/You and me, wide eyed/I wonder.../Will we really remember how it feels to be this alive?  Out of This World is, well, out of this world.  Sad and somber, but in a very beautiful and dream-like way.

Pictures of You
If only I'd thought of the right words/I could have held on to your heart/If only I'd thought of the right words/I wouldn't be breaking apart/All my pictures of you.  It sure does suck to mess up.
Friday I'm in Love
Monday you can fall apart/Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart/Oh, Thursday doesn't even start/It's Friday I'm in love.  A fun and cute Cure song.  A tumultuous and overly passionate relationship over the course of a week... Except over and over and over again.  At least on Friday, it's love :)
The Perfect Boy
"We're on the edge of a beautiful thing', he said/So come on, jump with me.  The latest Cure single.  I swear Robert Smith is singing about me.  Jadedness will never stop me from living and looking for new experiences.  And you bet that if The Perfect Girl were a single, it'd be totally be on this list.
Close to Me
I'm still not sure what to make of this song, but it's just another fun, cute Cure song to me.  I absolutely love the music and the beginning of this song is actually my cellphone's main ringtone.
Boys Don't Cry
Now I would do most anything/To get you back by my side/But I just keep on laughing /Hiding the tears in my eyes/'cause boys don't cry. A song about not taking anyone for granted, and The Cure managed to make it sound all awesome.
In Between Days
Yesterday I got so scared/I shivered like a child/Yesterday away from you/It froze me deep inside/Come back come back/Don't walk away  Aw, nothing more disheartening than unrequited love.
A Letter to Elise
Oh Elise it doesn't matter what you say/I just can't stay here every yesterday/Like keep on acting out the same/The way we act out/Every way to smile/Forget/And make-believe we never needed/Any more than this.  A pretty song about being out of someone's league.
Strange Attraction
"I'm sorry - blame infatuation - blame imagination/I was sure you'd be the one but I was wrong/It seems reality destroys our dreams - I won't forget you"  Save Robert Smith's whiny-esque style of singing, this is a pretty darn happy sounding Cure song.  The music is all cutesy and tiki island-esque.

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August 29, 2010
Ever hear Dinosaur Jr.'s cover of "Just Like Heaven" on their "Fossils" record? I played "BDC" as an album the other day and marvelled at about four-five of its songs. From a band so young ca. '78 (as was I alas), a testament to their talent. I like their earlier style when they were less whimsical, but that's my temperament. "A Forest" is my favorite.
May 19, 2010
nice list! How did I miss this? I would've never seen it if Orlok there hadn't commented. Where is "On a Night Like this" :)
May 19, 2010
I have no idea how I missed this list. Great job. I love The Cure. "Disintegration" is such an amazing album. Do you have a favorite Cure album?
August 23, 2009
Great list. My personal favorite Cure song is "Friday I'm In Love". I've never heard the acoustic version of "Just Like Heaven", I'll have to check that out.
August 23, 2009
Thanks, Anthony!  And I found the video for the acoustic version of Just Like Heaven on YouTube!  That's actually the exact same version that I have on my iPod and listen to all the time.  Hope you enjoy it.
August 23, 2009
What a great acoustic version, thanks for that Debbie. I prefer it to the original now. :P
August 24, 2009
I actually just replaced the original with the acoustic version on my list.  Glad that you enjoyed it! :)
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