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Friday Flashback: Edwyn Collins’ ‘A Girl Like You’

Perhaps, you’ll remember ‘A Girl Like You,’ the 1994 Northern soul-inspired single from Edwyn Collins, from the Empire Records soundtrack? Collins was formerly the lead singer of the influential Scottish indie band, Orange Juice. Their 1983 single, ‘Rip It Up,’ made it to number eight in the UK charts, but the band broke up two years later. ‘A Girl Like You’ was a huge hit and had massive radio airplay in the UK and the US. The song was half mod, half new wave, and 100% infectious. Perhaps the most exciting thing is that it was covered by Alvin and the Chipmunks. Enjoy!

The American video

The international video

Britpopping since I first heard 'Animal Nitrate' in 1993