First Rate People :: "Funny Games"

The first installment of the Top 50 Songs of 2010 will be up in a few hours but we'll start with a song by a band we went nuts for in the first days of this calendar year. Toronto's First Rate People are going to close our year with the release of latest single, "Funny Games," with cover art drawn from the movie of the same name. The chorus, "I can turn on the bright lights and turn 'em back off, just to make sure I'm still in your life," is one of Jon Lawless' simple, brilliant mixtures of looping synths and an instantly memorable hook. The band is on a temporary hiatus right now, but, Jon assures us they're still alive and this is proof of life. We believe it and think 2011 could be even bigger than its predecessor.

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