Afternoon Aural: Suzanne Vega

https://youtu.be/LbVrDlVJhUQ
Can someone please tell us the point of Suzanne Vega’s 1987 hit, “Tom’s Diner”? Sure, we love it and all, but why? It’s not really about anything and the vaguely danceable beat doesn’t match Vega’s melancholic lyrics. Could it be the song became so popular simply because people were stunned into aural confusion?

At least “Luka” makes a bit more sense. Give it a look-a, after the jump…

https://youtu.be/RZyxYL753w4