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“Common People” is a song by English alternative rock band Pulp. It was released as a single in 1995, reaching number two on the UK singles chart. It also appears on the band’s 1995 album Different Class. The song is about those who were perceived by the songwriter as wanting to be “like common people” and who ascribe glamour to poverty. This phenomenon is commonly referred to as slumming or “class tourism”. The song was written by Nick Banks, Jarvis Cocker, Candida Doyle, Steve Mackey and Russell Senior. In 2004, a cover version featuring William Shatner and produced by Ben Folds brought the song to new audiences outside Europe. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Wanna live with common people like you ... But still you'll never get it right ... Cos when you're laid in bed at night

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