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75. ‘Take Your Mama’ by Scissor Sisters (2004)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 12, 2010 by G.K. Reid

Not big in America.

I think it’s largely the novelty of the subject matter of this song that contributes to its greatness. A tale of exposing a gay boy’s mum to a swinging, champagne-fuelled homo lifestyle, in order to reassure her that there’s no need to worry about him? Brilliant!

I found the Elton Johnniness of the whole endeavour a little offputting at first. Not because I’ve particularly got anything against Elton, just that it sounded so incongruous and old-fashioned at the time. Luckily, the Scissor Sisters persisted and won me over. They are definitely A. GOOD. THING. Though they could really do with writing some good songs again. (Don’t think they have since I Don’t Feel Like Dancing, last time I checked).

Bonus points: I love the second verse (‘It’s a struggle, living like a good boy oughta’…) which nicely counterbalances the frolicsome antics of the rest.