Sunday, September 28, 2014

Awesome Old Song of the Week: "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega (featuring college football and Seinfeld)

A few weeks ago when this ESPN Boston College vs USC football commercial came on, I though to myself "I know that song!"  They've since used it in other game promos as well:

This version is by Fall Out Boy, and it's called Centuries.  But if you listen to that "Dih dih dih-dih dih dih dih--dih" at the beginning, you know it's really Suzanne Vega's Tom's Diner:

Two cool things I just learned about this song: One, she originally released it in 1984, but it was the 1990 remix version that became popular.  And two, the diner Vega is singing about is the same one featured in Seinfeld, on the corner of Broadway and 112th Street in New York City.

If Carrie Bradshaw ever stopped by there on Sex and the City, I doubt they'd be so tolerant of her fake parsley allergy.

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