22. Catatonia, "Road Rage"
The Britpop craze of the Nineties kept turning up
weird little delights like Catatonia, a Welsh guitar band that stumbled into
the limelight and charmed the pants off the English-speaking world for a couple
of years. (Except, of course, the U.S.A.) Cerys Matthews was a local Cardiff
lass with her own Jarvis-style swagger, scandalizing the tabloids with her
mad-for-it bawdy wit, hard-partying ways and salty mouth. She throws it all
into "Road Rage," where she rolls the R's in her thick Welsh accent
for a chorus as big as all outdoors ("We all live in the space age/You
give me rrroad rrrage"), while zooming past the useless men in her path.