Perfect Day (3:46)

Cover of Punk Remake vol.1

From Punk Remake vol.1 and 6 other releases

This charity single was released in 1997 for the BBC’s Children In Need. (it first featured prominently in their TV licence campaign, and was subsequently released as a single due to huge public demand in the UK)

It is a cover of Lou Reed’s 1972 song from his Transformer album, with artists singing different lines.

The single features the following artists:

* Lou Reed
* Bono
* Skye Edwards (from Morcheeba)
* David Bowie
* Suzanne Vega
* Elton John

* Sir Andrew Davis
* Boyzone
* Lesley Garrett
* Burning Spear
* Sir Thomas Allen
* Brodsky Quartet
* Heather Small (from M People)
* Emmylou Harris
* Tammy Wynette
* Shane MacGowan
* Sheona White
* Dr. John
* David Bowie
* Robert Cray
* Huey (from Fun Lovin’ Criminals)
* Ian Broudie (from The Lightning Seeds)
* Gabrielle
* Evan Dando (from The Lemonheads)
* Courtney Pine
* BBC Symphony Orchestra
* Brett Anderson (from Suede)
* Visual Ministry Choir
* Joan Armatrading
* Laurie Anderson
* Heather Small
* Tom Jones

There were accusations from commercial rivals that the BBC had wasted large sums of money on the film it initially made, but in response the BBC revealed that it had paid each artist a token amount of £250.


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by Lou Reed
Just a perfect day
Drink sangria in the park
And then later, when it gets dark, we'll go home

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  • Bookman1974

    Well, as of September 23rd 2009 Last certainly has't got the chaity single remake of Lou Reed's Perfect Day here - it's playing some Europap. Hope it gets fixed soon!

    23 Sep 2009 Reply
  • badlife


    7 Jul 2009 Reply
  • tonyhi

    Why I can't scrobble this? :/

    21 Oct 2008 Reply
  • moranji

    Gran tema en una version grandilocuente, un tanto exagerada. Pero todo lo salva la buena música

    19 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Joseph_C

    Image fail. Needs to be updated to the Children In Need single cover. (or at least Now 39, not 59)

    1 Aug 2008 Reply
  • crandall87


    17 Jul 2008 Reply
  • f0x

    I like the version for charity rather than Lou Reed's

    23 May 2008 Reply
  • arthistoryguy

    Love it...

    19 Apr 2008 Reply

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