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Popular is Nada Surf's first radio single, released in June 1996. Each of the verses in Popular presents, in spoken word format, sarcastic advice to teens. Initially offered in a calm, deadpan voice, the lyrics gradually build Kinison-style in teen angst and rage.

The song reached number 11 on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and propelled the album to number 63 on the Billboard 200. Popular was also a big hit in France, reaching the Top… read more

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  • Avatar for davidbowiegirl
    Good song
  • Avatar for FoolmeThrice
    Pretty cool
  • Avatar for 3901
    Excerpts are from a legitimate published dating tips book in 1964. The intent is sarcastic but it's fairly correct. Call me pessimistic, but the cliques, superficiality & relationship ideas remain similar (even after high-school). On the positive side of things, it's undoubtedly homoeroticism in the official music video when the football player walks into the shower room and winks! ;)
  • Avatar for mrpaul01
    Bullshit to this being their only good song. It's awesome and clearly different, but still a great band.
  • Avatar for accidentXprone
    i literally laughed out loud at "kinison-style" in the description
  • Avatar for azureamethyst
    so great AND makes me crack up, a+
  • Avatar for MonawkaAdjika
    the only good song from this band! the only but GREAT
  • Avatar for Tattoo_golf
    One of my ALL TIME Favorites. I could watch the video forever.....
  • Avatar for ohnoshelby
    New metal? Metal? New? [2]
  • Avatar for DreaMagine
    I haven't listened to this song in many many years, but I remember watching the music video on Much Music.

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