Closing Time

Song by Semisonic

"Closing Time" is a song by Semisonic from their album Feeling Strangely Fine. The band's most popular song, it was written by Dan Wilson and produced by Nick Launay. The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song in 1999. It peaked at #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks. The chorus was sampled in "Weird Al" Yankovic's polka medley "Polka Power". The place that closes seems to be a pickup bar, noted by the lines: One last call for alcohol So finish your whiskey or beer ...

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    the UK pleased the executives at MCA, but in their minds it was inconveniently timed. "Closing Time" was hitting the radio in the UK eighteen months after its debut in the States, and MCA feared that our British touring was pushing back the recording and release of our next album, a delay that could cost us momentum with American listeners. If we didn't hurry, Hans and his bosses warned, listeners would forget Semisonic.

    Jacob SlichterSo You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star

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  • So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star

    2005
    Jacob Slichter

  • A Visit From the Goon Squad

    2011
    Jennifer Egan


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