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Sour Times

  • Electronic
  • Trip-Hop
  • Space
  • Dance
  • Instrumental
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  • 2012
  • 1994
  • 1995
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“Sour Times” is a song by English trip hop group Portishead, released as their second-ever single in August 1994. Written by all three members of the band, “Sour Times” features on Portishead’s debut album Dummy (1994). The song uses a sample from Argentine composer Lalo Schifrin’s “Danube Incident”, and was itself sampled in the 2004 single “Teardrops” by The 411. The original 1994 release initially reached only number 57 in the UK, but after the success of “Glory Box” in 1995, it was re-released and peaked at number 13 on the UK singles chart in April. It is also the band’s only song to date to appear on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, at number 53. The “Sour Times” music video is made of footage from Portishead’s short film To Kill a Dead Man. “Sour... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ It's true ... Not, like, you.. do ... Cause nobody loves me

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Most votes come from Italy, Spain, Portugal, United States, and France.


More songs by Portishead (See Charts): Roads, Numb, Mysterons, and Glory Box.

Popular in Trip-Hop (See Charts): Unfinished Sympathy, Safe From Harm, Glory Box, God Is A Dj, Protection, Mass Destruction, Post Houmous, Mouth'S Cradle, Clubbed To Death, and One Step Too Far.


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