I don’t think even the glitchiest glitch could match “Blue Moon”‘s introductory slap. This stutter, this chatter, this cheek – this is “Blue Moon”?? And when the Marcels start the song ‘proper’ the swell and mess of voices doesn’t retreat to its rightful backing place, it actually grows. The group take the endpoint of “Blue Moon” – the sweet overwhelming relief that comes with finding someone to be with in this world – and turn it into the song’s foundation. The result is a two-minute party, a compressed essence of not-alone-ness and one of the funniest Number Ones to boot.

Score: 9

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