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Something Changed

"Something Changed" is a song by Britpop band Pulp, released on their 1995 album, Different Class. Written much earlier in the band's existence but revived for the Different Class sessions, "Something Changed" features lyrics that focused on the random nature as to how important events happen in life. The song also features a guitar solo performed by guitarist Mark Webber.

"Something Changed"
Boy CD
Single by Pulp
from the album Different Class
B-side"Mile End"
Released25 March 1995 (1995-03-25)
GenreBritpop
Length3:19
LabelIsland
Songwriter(s)Pulp
Producer(s)Chris Thomas
Pulp singles chronology
"Disco 2000"
(1995)
"Something Changed"
(1995)
"Help the Aged"
(1997)
Alternative cover
Girl CD

"Something Changed" was released as the fourth and final single from Different Class, reaching number 10 on the UK Singles Chart and number 30 in both Iceland and Ireland. It has since received critical acclaim.

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According to guitarist Mark Webber, the song "was an old song that Jarvis dredged up and we all dusted off. There's a rehearsal tape of a previous incarnation of Pulp attempting it circa 1984." Cocker explained:

It was originally written about 12 years ago. My sister sang an early version, but it had different words. It never got used, and then I just remembered it. Because it had been written such a long time ago it made me wonder what I was doing then. And I worked out that it must have been written quite near to me meeting this girl. It's just wondering, really. If I hadn't gone out and met this particular person in this particular nightclub, and formed a relationship with her, how different would my life have been? So it's not really about fate, it's more about the randomness of things. Which I like. As I've said before, that's the main thing I feel is missing from my life. The worst thing about having a schedule and a timetable is that there's less chance for unexpected things to happen.

Webber himself contributed the song's guitar solo; he recalled,"'Something Changed' is the first guitar solo I've sat and written, but I didn't let anyone else know about it until we went into the studio and did it."

Cocker said of the song in 2020, "That's the one Pulp song that seems to crop up. I've been stopped by a lot of people who tell me that song was played at their wedding. They walked down the aisle to it!"

"Something Changed" was released as the fourth and final single from Different Class. The single was released with two different sleeves (a "boy" and "girl" version), but with identical track listings. Like the other singles from the album, the song charted in the top ten in the UK, reaching number ten. A music video for the song was also produced. The song also appeared on the Pulp compilation album Hits.

The B-side, "Mile End" appeared on the Trainspotting soundtrack album. The single also features a remixed version of "F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E" produced by Moloko. At the time of the single's release, Cocker said of Moloko, "I like Moloko. They've done a remix of "F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E" on this new single. I predict great things for them this year."

"Something Changed" has seen critical acclaim since its release. Robert Christgau of The Village Voice wrote in his review of Different Class, "If 'Common People' should fall short, I recommend Island proceed directly to 'Something Changed,' a happy love song every bit as clever and realistic as his class war song." David Fricke of Rolling Stone praised the song's "delightfully cheesy loser's-lounge blend of strings and low, throaty guitar twang," while Simon Reynolds of Pitchfork said that the song was "a straightforwardly romantic and gorgeously touching song about the unknown and unknowable turning points in anyone's life." Adrien Begrand of PopMatters called the song "sweet."

All lyrics are written by Jarvis Cocker; all music is composed by Jarvis Cocker, Nick Banks, Steve Mackey, Russell Senior, Candida Doyle and Mark Webber.

UK CD single
No.TitleLength
1."Something Changed"
2."Mile End"(from the film Trainspotting)
3."F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E"(the Moloko mix)
4."F.E.E.L.I.N.G.C.A.L.L.E.D.L.O.V.E"(live at the Brixton Academy)
UK 7-inch and cassette single
No.TitleLength
1."Something Changed"
2."Mile End"(from the film Trainspotting)
Chart (1996) Peak
position
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100) 57
Iceland (Íslenski Listinn Topp 40) 30
Ireland (IRMA) 30
Scotland (OCC) 12
UK Singles (OCC) 10

Spanish band Astrud released an album of rarities and b-sides called Algo cambió (Spanish for Something Changed) which featured a Spanish-language version of the song.

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Something Changed
Something Changed Language Watch Edit Something Changed is a song by Britpop band Pulp released on their 1995 album Different Class Written much earlier in the band s existence but revived for the Different Class sessions Something Changed features lyrics that focused on the random nature as to how important events happen in life The song also features a guitar solo performed by guitarist Mark Webber Something Changed Boy CDSingle by Pulpfrom the album Different ClassB side Mile End Released25 March 1995 1995 03 25 1 GenreBritpop 2 Length3 19LabelIslandSongwriter s PulpProducer s Chris ThomasPulp singles chronology Disco 2000 1995 Something Changed 1995 Help the Aged 1997 Alternative coverGirl CD Something Changed was released as the fourth and final single from Different Class reaching number 10 on the UK Singles Chart and number 30 in both Iceland and Ireland It has since received critical acclaim Contents 1 Background 2 Release 3 Reception 4 Track listings 5 Personnel 6 Charts 7 Covers 8 References 9 External linksBackground EditAccording to guitarist Mark Webber the song was an old song that Jarvis dredged up and we all dusted off There s a rehearsal tape of a previous incarnation of Pulp attempting it circa 1984 3 Cocker explained It was originally written about 12 years ago My sister sang an early version but it had different words It never got used and then I just remembered it Because it had been written such a long time ago it made me wonder what I was doing then And I worked out that it must have been written quite near to me meeting this girl It s just wondering really If I hadn t gone out and met this particular person in this particular nightclub and formed a relationship with her how different would my life have been So it s not really about fate it s more about the randomness of things Which I like As I ve said before that s the main thing I feel is missing from my life The worst thing about having a schedule and a timetable is that there s less chance for unexpected things to happen 4 Webber himself contributed the song s guitar solo he recalled Something Changed is the first guitar solo I ve sat and written but I didn t let anyone else know about it until we went into the studio and did it 5 Cocker said of the song in 2020 That s the one Pulp song that seems to crop up I ve been stopped by a lot of people who tell me that song was played at their wedding They walked down the aisle to it 6 Release Edit Something Changed was released as the fourth and final single from Different Class The single was released with two different sleeves a boy and girl version but with identical track listings Like the other singles from the album the song charted in the top ten in the UK reaching number ten 7 A music video for the song was also produced 4 The song also appeared on the Pulp compilation album Hits The B side Mile End appeared on the Trainspotting soundtrack album The single also features a remixed version of F E E L I N G C A L L E D L O V E produced by Moloko At the time of the single s release Cocker said of Moloko I like Moloko They ve done a remix of F E E L I N G C A L L E D L O V E on this new single I predict great things for them this year 4 Reception Edit Something Changed has seen critical acclaim since its release Robert Christgau of The Village Voice wrote in his review of Different Class If Common People should fall short I recommend Island proceed directly to Something Changed a happy love song every bit as clever and realistic as his class war song 8 David Fricke of Rolling Stone praised the song s delightfully cheesy loser s lounge blend of strings and low throaty guitar twang while Simon Reynolds of Pitchfork said that the song was a straightforwardly romantic and gorgeously touching song about the unknown and unknowable turning points in anyone s life Adrien Begrand of PopMatters called the song sweet 9 Track listings EditAll lyrics are written by Jarvis Cocker all music is composed by Jarvis Cocker Nick Banks Steve Mackey Russell Senior Candida Doyle and Mark Webber UK CD single 10 11 No TitleLength1 Something Changed 2 Mile End from the film Trainspotting 3 F E E L I N G C A L L E D L O V E the Moloko mix 4 F E E L I N G C A L L E D L O V E live at the Brixton Academy UK 7 inch and cassette single 12 13 No TitleLength1 Something Changed 2 Mile End from the film Trainspotting Personnel EditWritten by Pulp Lyrics by Jarvis Cocker Jarvis Cocker Vocals Electric Guitar Mark Webber Electric Guitar Candida Doyle Keyboards Russell Senior Acoustic Guitar Steve Mackey Bass Guitar Nick Banks DrumsCharts EditChart 1996 Peak positionEurope Eurochart Hot 100 14 57Iceland Islenski Listinn Topp 40 15 30Ireland IRMA 16 30Scotland OCC 17 12UK Singles OCC 18 10Covers EditSpanish band Astrud released an album of rarities and b sides called Algo cambio Spanish for Something Changed which featured a Spanish language version of the song References Edit New Releases Singles PDF Music Week 23 March 1996 p 31 Retrieved 29 June 2021 Sullivan Caroline 15 February 2017 Britpop songs 10 of the best The Guardian Retrieved 7 June 2021 Christie Erin Members of Pulp talked Different Class amp more on Tim s Twitter Listening Party BrooklynVegan Retrieved 3 August 2020 a b c Simpson Dave Fame Fatale Melody Maker Acrylic Afternoons Retrieved 4 August 2020 Nicoll Donna Making a Mark on Us Pulp Friction Acrylic Afternoons Retrieved 3 August 2020 Sheffield Rob 8 July 2020 Jarvis Cocker Will Never Give Up on Pop Rolling Stone Retrieved 3 August 2020 Pulp full Official Chart History Official Charts Company www officialcharts com Retrieved 3 August 2020 Christgau Robert 9 April 1996 Consumer Guide The Village Voice New York Retrieved 7 December 2015 Begrand Adrien 19 May 2004 Pulp Different Class PopMatters Retrieved 1 May 2014 Something Changed UK CD single liner notes Boy version Pulp Island Records 1996 CIDX 632 854 599 2 CS1 maint others in cite AV media notes link Something Changed UK CD single liner notes Girl version Pulp Island Records 1996 CID 632 854 597 2 CS1 maint others in cite AV media notes link Something Changed UK 7 inch single sleeve Pulp Island Records 1996 ISC 632 854 598 7 CS1 maint others in cite AV media notes link Something Changed UK cassette single sleeve Pulp Island Records 1996 CIS 632 854 596 4 CS1 maint others in cite AV media notes link Eurochart Hot 100 Singles PDF Music amp Media Vol 13 no 15 13 April 1996 p 23 Retrieved 20 October 2020 Islenski Listinn Topp 40 27 4 3 5 96 Dagbladid Visir in Icelandic 27 April 1996 p 26 Retrieved 20 October 2020 The Irish Charts Search Results Something Changed Irish Singles Chart Retrieved 20 October 2020 Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100 Official Charts Company Retrieved 20 October 2020 Official Singles Chart Top 100 Official Charts Company Retrieved 20 October 2020 External links EditLyrics of this song at MetroLyrics Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Something Changed 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