Makes No Sense at All

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"Makes No Sense At All"
Single by Hüsker Dü
from the album Flip Your Wig
Released August 1985
Recorded March–June 1985
Genre Alternative rock
Length 2:35
Label SST
Writer(s) Bob Mould
Producer(s) Bob Mould and Grant Hart
Hüsker Dü singles chronology
"Eight Miles High"
"Makes No Sense At All"
"Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely"

"Makes No Sense At All" is a song by Hüsker Dü from the album Flip Your Wig. The song was the only single from the album. The release of the single, along with the flip side track "Love Is All Around"—the theme song to The Mary Tyler Moore Show—demonstrated Hüsker Dü's continued move away from their hardcore punk roots to a more melodic synthesis of pop and punk.

In a review on Allmusic, the song is called "perhaps the group's greatest fusion of punk and pop...Mould had, quite simply, written one of his best melodies, capable of containing the furious energy of his guitar style while still offering a potent melodic hook that made the most of the band's psychedelic undertow."[1]

A music video featuring clips of the band and shots of Minneapolis was filmed. The video used both "Makes No Sense At All" and "Love Is All Around" played in sequence; for the "Love is All Around" sequence the video has the band copying iconic scenes from the Minneapolis-based Mary Tyler Moore Show opening credit sequence such as leaving Dayton's and riding the escalator and eating at the IDS Center.

"Makes No Sense At All" was written by Bob Mould, who continues to perform it to the present day during his solo tours.

Track listing[edit]

Side One

  1. "Makes No Sense At All" (Mould)

Side Two

  1. "Love Is All Around" (Sonny Curtis)


Chart (1985) Peak
UK Indie Chart[2] 2

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Makes No Sense At All" (http). Retrieved January 22, 2007. 
  2. ^ Lazell, Barry (1997). Indie Hits 1980-1989. Cherry Red Books. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 

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