‘Same Jeans’ is one of those rare songs that can transform even the grumpiest of people into a chilled out, foot tapping, head bobbing state within the first minute. From the album Hats Off to the Buskers, ‘Same Jeans’ was released in 2007 – making it a baffling eight years old – and is Dundonian indie-rock band The View’s most well-known and loved song to date.
The track starts with a simple guitar riff, shortly followed by the fun opening lyrics which includes the song’s namesake; “I’ve had the same jeans on for four days now / I’m gonna go to a disco in the middle of the town / Everybody’s dressing up / I’m dressing down”. Even though the message throughout the song isn’t at all inspiring or motivating, the lyrics are very fun and light-hearted (and also relatable to those of us who may or may not wear the same pair of jeans a little too long in-between washes).
Everything about ‘Same Jeans’ is infectiously likeable – from the use of the harmonica to the upbeat, easy-going tune and catchy lyrics. It’s these things, coupled with the quirkiness of lead singer Kyle Falconer’s vocals with traces of his Scottish accent, which make this song thoroughly enjoyable and almost impossible not to like, not matter how old it gets.
Words by Sarah Turner