Jarvis Cocker: “Running The World” from Jarvis

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About “Running The World”

“Running The World” is a hidden song by Jarvis Cocker from his album Jarvis.

The vinyl edition of Jarvis does not include “Running the World;” instead, it is included on a 45 rpm single.

A campaign to make “Running The World” the UK Christmas 2019 No. 1 helped it enter the UK singles chart at No. 48, and it entered The Official Big Top 40 at No. 3.

“Running the World” plays during the closing credits of the film Children of Men.

About Jarvis

Jarvis Cocker’s debut solo album Jarvis, released in 2006, showcases the former Pulp frontman’s knack for crafting witty, thought-provoking lyrics set to a diverse range of musical styles. From the funky, bass-driven opener “Don’t Let Him Waste Your Time” to the poignant ballad “Baby’s Coming Back to Me,” Cocker displays his signature blend of wry observation and emotional depth.

Jarvis is infused with a distinctly retro feel, drawing on influences from the 60s and 70s while still sounding fresh and modern. “Black Magic” channels the psychedelic rock of The Beatles and Pink Floyd, while “Disney Time” is a catchy, piano-driven number that brings to mind Elton John. Cocker’s vocals range from soulful crooning to spoken word poetry, adding further variety to the album.

While not as well-known as Pulp’s seminal albums, Jarvis is a solid effort that showcases Cocker’s enduring talent and creativity. It’s a must-listen for fans of alternative and indie rock, as well as anyone who appreciates thoughtful, well-crafted songwriting.

How to find “Running The World”

On CD: Begins at 29:36 of track #13 (“Quantum Theory”)

Listen to “Running The World”

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