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“The Universal” is a song by English alternative rock band Blur and is featured on their fourth studio album, The Great Escape. It was released 13 November 1995 as the second single from that album, charting at #5 in the UK Singles Chart (see 1995 in British music). In keeping with the song’s science fiction theme, the single’s cover art is an allusion to the opening shot of , and the music video is a tribute to the movie A Clockwork Orange’‘, with the band dressed up in costumes similar to Alex and his droogs. Both movies were directed by Stanley Kubrick. The song has increased in stature since its release; this is proved by it being voted second best of all Blur singles on In addition, on Rate Your Music the song is often in the Top 5 for 1995 as well as... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ When the days they seem to fall through you, well just let them go ... Yes, it really, really, really could happen ... It really, really, really could happen

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Most votes come from Spain, Argentina, United Kingdom, Portugal, Brazil, Greece, France, and Italy.


More songs by Blur (See Charts): Out Of Time, Beetlebum, Sing, Parklife, Tender, Coffee & Tv, Country House, Girls & Boys, To The End, and Song 2.

Popular in Britpop (See Charts): Wonderwall, The Drugs Don'T Work, Girls & Boys, Country House, and To The End.


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