Nice Guy Eddie

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About Nice Guy Eddie

For the Tarantino film character, see Reservoir Dogs "Nice Guy Eddie" is a song by English Britpop band Sleeper, written by the band's vocalist and guitarist Louise Wener. It was the third single to be released from their second album, The It Girl, in 1996 (see 1996 in British music). It peaked at number ten on the UK Singles Chart.


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1996
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So I'll admit that it all started as a scam
'Cause every girl wanted you and a year round tan
We know you're old but you're kind
You're rich and your heart is dicky
Yes I knew that you wanted me
And he said

Hey love how are you fixed
We'll meet at ten past now it's quarter to six
We'll spend the whole night making love on the sofa
It may sound funny but he wasn't supposed to

And then we both settled down to our favourite meal
D'you fancy veal parmesan and a case of warm Chianti
Pass my bag I picked up that bra you fancied
Yes I knew that you wanted me

Oh we knew it couldn't last
And we should have left it long before
One great year and one for luck
And like all good things you soon wanted more
You were always so polite
I think I loved you

And I said

Hey love I'm making it easy on us
I'll leave and a few of our dreams turn to dust
All night making love on your sofa
And it may sound funny but he wasn't supposed to
Summer '92 I remember it clearly
When he choked on the olive in his dry martini
There was dismay from friends he was close to
And it may sound funny but it wasn't supposed to be

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Sleeper

Sleeper were a British Britpop band in the 1990s fronted by Louise Wener. The band had eight UK Top 40 hit singles and three UK Top 10 albums. Their music was also featured in the soundtrack of Trainspotting. more »

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Written by: WENER

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10 facts about this song

Band Information
"Nice Guy Eddie" is performed by the British band, Sleeper. It consists of Louise Wener (vocals, guitar), Jon Stewart (guitar), Diid Osman (bass), and Andy Maclure (drums).
Debut
The song was first released in the UK on 8th July 1996.
Album Inclusion
“Nice Guy Eddie” is part of the band's second album "The It Girl". This album was released in May 1996.
Chart Success
"Nice Guy Eddie" peaked at number 10 in the UK Singles Chart, making it one of the band's highest-charting songs.
Song Genre
The song, like most of Sleeper's music, falls into the Britpop genre, which was brimming in the late 1990s.
Song Inspiration
The title of the song is believed to be inspired by a character in the movie 'Reservoir Dogs'.
Music Video
The music video for the song features the band members playing their parts in various humorous settings.
Sleeper Hiatus
"Nice Guy Eddie" was one of the last major hits before the band initially split in 1998.
Band Reformation
The band reformed two decades later in 2017. While "Nice Guy Eddie" is still part of their live performance playlist.
Cultural Influence
The song has been referred to in popular culture, including the 2003 film "Lost in Translation", where a cover version of the song was played.

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