ABC - So Hip It Hurts Lyrics

ABC How to Be a Zillionaire! cover art
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Do you remember when men wore skirts? So hip!
In kipper ties like jealous flirts, so hip!
In calico and in brocade shirts, so hip it hurts!

Do you remember when girls wore slacks? So hip!
Traffic stops, men get heart attacks, so hip!
Seems so strange that they took it like that, so hip it hurts!

[Chorus:]
He's so hip, so hip it...
She's so hip, so hip it...
They're so hip, so hip it hurts!
So hip it...

Who's the girl with the Kinski eyes? So hot!
They kind of face you could idolise, so what!
The kind of shape that gets advertised, so hip it hurts!

Once it was normal for a girl to curtsey
I'll admit even though it hurts me
She'd squeeze informal until it screams for mercy
So hip it hurts!

[Chorus]

Afro-wigs on albino squares...
Polka-dots on alpaca flares...
Solar powered electric chairs...
So hip it hurts.
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Fear of the World
  • 2 Be Near Me
  • 3 Vanity Kills
  • 4 Ocean Blue
  • 5 15 Storey Halo
  • 6 A to Z
  • 7 How to Be a Millionaire
  • 8 Tower of London
  • 9 So Hip It Hurts
  • 10 Between You & Me
  • 11 Fear of the World (In Cinemascope)
  • 12 Be Near Me (Munich disco mix)
  • 13 How to Be a Millionaire (Bond St. mix)
  • 14 Vanity Kills (The Abigail's Party mix)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
    writers: Mark White, Martin Fry
    album: Track 9 in album How to Be a Zillionaire!
    release date: 1985
    popularity : 114 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Pop
    styles: Breaks/Electro/Synth-pop
    length: 4:20
    producer: Martin Fry and Mark White
    lead vocals: Martin Fry
    mixer: Julian Mendelsohn
    engineer: Martyn Webster
    arranger: Mark White
    background vocals: Mae McKenna, Jackie Challenor and Lorenza Johnson
    brass arranger: Gary Moberley
    assistant engineer: Mark 'Spike' Stent, Paul Corkett, Paul Wright, Mike ‘Spike’ Drake, Heff Moraes, Charles Harrowell and Dietmar Schillinger
    sampler arranger: Gary Moberley
    composer: Martin Fry, Mark White
    lyricist: Martin Fry, Mark White
    Album Information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 042282490421
    script: Latin