Song of the Day: Liz Phair – “Never Said”

Happy birthday wishes go out to singer-songwriter Liz Phair, who turns 51 years old today. This is the first single off Phair’s 1993 classic Exile in Guyville, and one that per Songfacts Phair once said in a Rolling Stone interview she was hoping would be the equivalent of “Tumbling Dice” from The Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main St. album. “I remember thinking the most important song happens at the fifth song. Because in my mind ‘Tumbling Dice’ is the big radio hit. I was like, I need to do the big radio hit there, which is funny because ‘Never Said’ ended up being the radio hit off that record for me, and I don’t think Matador would have gone with that just because I said so. I think that was the natural song to play on the radio and make the video for.” Phair announced recently she will be releasing a seven-LP box set to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Exile called Girly-Sound to Guyville: The 25th Anniversary, set to be released May 4.

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