Jeanette

Album: Special Beat Service (1982)
Charted: 45

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  • Dave Wakeling of The English Beat says that Jeanette was not a real person. He told us: "It was an archetype, but there was somebody, evidently her name was Jeanette. It wasn't a friend of mine, but a friend of somebody else's in the group who did have a Ronettes' style haircut, like a big beehive hairdo. And she was the initial inspiration for the song. But then it sort of got written about an archetype, I suppose. Sort of a rich girl that might want to hang around musicians. Like a trustafarian or something." (Read the full Dave Wakeling interview.)

Comments: 1

  • Kelly from Birmingham, AlA trustafarian. Too much.
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