“Germfree Adolescents” – X-Ray Spex


This unusual, reggae-influenced pop-punk song about germophobia hit the Top 20 in Britain back in 1978. Back then, most people probably thought it was a clever satire. Today, many people consider being a germophobe a badge of honor. Ai-yi-yi! Yesterday’s satire becomes today’s “And your point is?”

Neneh Cherry (“Buffalo Stance”) recorded a brilliant cover of this that’s floating around out there.