Eliza Doolittle – ‘Skinny Genes’


Eliza Doolittle’s fourth single is exactly the same as her first. No, I’m not just making a dig that her songs sound the same; Parlophone clearly felt that the single was so good it deserved a double-dip, being released twice in the same year.

The song recounts the charming notion of sleeping with someone you find irritating because they redeem themselves between the sheets. But this is cheery, daytime Radio 1 pop, so the word sex is replaced with a chirpy little whistle.

I’m only teasing – this is actually a great song. It makes for easy listening, with a bouncy melody and jaunty lyrics. Even though it does still sound like ‘Pack Up’ in a lower key.



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