Madness – “Baggy Trousers” – (1980)

Madness is an awesome band. They put out some awesome songs in the 1980s. This is one of the most famous. It came out during a time when ska revival was in its prime and New Wave was just getting started. There’s also some punk in there as well. Madness was one of the leading bands of the ska punk scene (originating with 2 Tone, which throws New Wave in there too). One reason I like Madness is that they’re fun – their songs aren’t dark and depressing – they’re upbeat and happy. And you really can’t get much more upbeat and happy than a song like this, about baggy trousers of all things.

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