This brassy New Orleans stopper is inspired by Edward Hopper, the American painter of lonesome nightlife scenes. "It was a vehicle to write this kind of existential art of nonsense really," laughed Paul Weller to Q magazine. "To be happy to be part of just the fabric of life and time: 'I'm sat in the corner, I've merged with the wall,' and it's alright and I'm quite happy with that. It started off as just a poem."
"What's Up" by 4 Non Blondes has endured as one of the most popular songs of the '90s, but it wasn't a huge hit at the time and the band split after one album. Frontwoman Linda Perry went on to write hits for Pink and Christina Aguilera.