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The 10 Best Cure Songs

While in high school I used to make fun of people who liked the Cure. I saw them on the opposite side of the spectrum from, say, Jesus and Mary Chain. But you knew the type. They had feelings , wore black a lot, and might have worn eye liner. (See Allison Reynolds in The Breakfast Club) Strangely, in college, after I heard songs from Mixed Up on a mixtape from Becca, I started to like them. The mix of Caterpillar is stellar. That mix itself, might have been my baptism. Or rebirth. Oh, and I started to wear eyeliner too. No correlation. In fact at that point I am not sure I even knew what Robert Smith looked like. Clearly it was more an extension of the likes of Perry Farrell. Anyways, I give you my 10 Best Cure Songs – guaranteed goth-free and in no particular order:

  1. The Blood (Head On The Door)
  2. Pictures of You (Disintegration)
  3. Plainsong (Disintegration) – I know it’s kinda random, but like Sometimes (Lester Piggott), by James, I just adore the dialog and narratives.
  4. High (Wish)
  5. The Caterpillar (The Top)
  6. One Hundred Years (Pornography)
  7. Primary (Faith)
  8. Snow in the Summer (B-Side of Just Like Heaven)
  9. Harold and Joe (B-Side of Never Enough)
  10. Jumping Someone Else’s Train (Boy’s Don’t Cry)