Breakfast at Tiffany’s–A wry torcher from 1995

While the quality of pop/rock music probably peaked in 1967 and was running on fumes after 1985, we do find the occasional nuggets.

A couple of brothers from Texas, Todd and Tony Pipes, formed Deep Blue Something in 1992. They charted their one hit Breakfast at Tiffany’s, released in 1995, peaking at 5th on the American charts and number one in England in 1996. Song writer Todd Pipes reported the song was inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s performance in the film Roman Holiday, but thought one of her other movies would make a better title. I have always liked it for its touching and wry understatement. The protagonist’s girlfriend wants to dump him, stating they have nothing in common. He responds:

And I said what about “Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
She said, “I think I remember the film,
And as I recall, I think, we both kinda liked it.”
And I said, “Well, that’s the one thing we’ve got.

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