Songs You May Have Missed #189

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Candy Butchers: “You Belong to Me Now” (2002)

Mike Viola and his New York power pop band Candy Butchers. Although their catchier material draws comparisons to Neil Finn and Crowded House, Viola can be acerbic and Graham Parker-esque at other times:

Heaven knows, but Hell knows better/I wear my heart like bells on a leper

And if his voice sounds vaguely familiar, it’s because Mike Viola is the voice of the lead singer of these one-hit Wonders:

So if you want you can fantasize that “You Belong to Me Now” is a solo single released by lead singer Jimmy sometime after the breakup of the band…or not.

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