And we begin the top 5 in a kick ass, rock out way. The 1996 song off the album that my mom gift-wrapped for me in a brown grocery bag because it was too scary to get real wrapping paper for Christmas. Yes, it is the one, the only, Marilyn fuckin' Manson! When non-Manson fans think of Manson, this is easily the first song they think of and can name as one of his songs as it is probably his most popular. Thing is, it wasn't really THAT big of a hit, reaching number 26 on the rock charts. But then again, Manson really isn't a big hit overall, and remains kind of a cult following.
The song title was taken from a 1960s book by the same name that exposed the scandalous lifestyles of the 60s. It also was a phrase used many times by Vogue magazine to describe the Kennedy family, a frequent song subject in Manson songs and videos. The song was, overall, fairly well received by critics when it came out and named as something that even people who didn't like it wouldn't be able to get out of their head. And in truth, since I first heard that song, I have not been able to get Manson out of my head. Although he never rocked harder than he did on that album, he has remained a favorite of mine since this song. The song, although not my favorite of his, but probably because of the song's overexposure on the radio, will make a more than worthy addition to the Rock Band catalog. Yeah, I'll be singing the crap out of it.