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The Universal (4:00)

britpop · 90s · british · indie · rock

The Universal is a song by British band Blur and is featured on their fourth studio album, The Great Escape. It was released 13 November 1995 as the second single from that album, charting at #5 in the UK Singles Chart.

The song has been used on TV advertisements for British Gas since 2009 (although it never re-entered the top 40).

In keeping with the song's science fiction theme, the single's cover art is an…

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Blur - The Universal Lyrics


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  • I like the video a lot, with that Clockwork Orange style.
  • Best use of "really, really, really" in a song, ever.
  • Beautiful.
  • There was me, that is Damon, and my three droogs, that is Graham, Alex, and Dave.
  • One of Blur's best! Such a beautiful and inspiring tune.
  • <3
  • This song is 20 years old ;o)
  • brilliant tune

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