Anglo For Your Ear: The Streets’ “Dry Your Eyes”

A UK No. 1 for The Streets in 2004, this song confirmed Mike Skinner as a true pop phenomenon and not some over-hyped flash in the pan. It’s the kind of vulnerable hip-hop song that rarely tops the charts anymore in the States. Crying over the girlfriend who just dumped you? Being human? What a punk he is!

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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