Girls, the Pop Life songs just weren't great.
Bingo, “Nathan Jones” may be a fan fave (don’t know why) but as a single it sounds so cheap. “Help!” was for charity but the main single version features parodies of themselves so not sure why they thought that was a great look for a band.Love truth and honesty, Nathan Jones, Help, Cruel Summer 89 were the four nails in the coffin.
Funny. I distinctly remember it’s the intro which hooked me on Love, Truth And Honesty. It’s so understated and melancholy. My favourite Ramas song by a country mile.I’ve just listened to One In A Million for the first time - bop! But I can see why it never got released, it’s very pop for them. But it would have made a great Greatest Hits single.
As for Love Truth and Honesty, when I was exploring their back catalogue, it lost me quite a few times because the intro was very samey and standard SAW, I kept skipping it because I couldn’t remember it. It’s only when the chorus got stuck in my head I realised what a good song it was. If it started with an acapella burst of the chorus, it would have been loads more attention grabbing so I can kinda see why it underperformed.