3. Lou Reed ‘Perfect Day’

Another great example of a mainstream classic with a darker subtext. Lou Reed could well be singing about a nice day in the park with a bit of wine or he could be hinting at something with a bit more of kick to it- the song is left beautifully open ended…

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