Watch A Cover Of Common People by Pulp

Watch our multiple videos of Common People by Pulp cover version at many different events over the years. Everybody loves this tune when we perform it live at weddings, festivals, birthdays and corporate events. “She came from Greece she had a thirst for knowledge………Singalong with the Common People”. Pulp became household names when they replaced The Stone Roses at Glastonbury in 1995 as guitarist John Squire had broken his collar bone from a biking accident.  Hire the UK’s best professional Britpop Tribute Band ‘Britpop Reunion‘ for your party and live it up 90’s style. Contact band leader Andy Starkey to hire a 90’s cover band to check on price and availability for a live event. 

Common People by Pulp Cover Version
Common People by Pulp Cover Version

Common People by Pulp Cover – First live at a private festival


Then at an Army Base


Then live acoustically at The Cavern Club, Liverpool.


Random lyrics from Common People by Pulp.

She came from Greece she had a thirst for knowledge. She studied sculpture at Saint Martin’s College that’s where I caught her eye…..I said in that case, I’ll have rum and coca-cola she said fine. And then in thirty seconds time she said. I wanna live like common people, I want to do whatever common people do. And then dance and drink and screw, because there’s nothing else to do.

Common People was written by:

  • Jarvis Cocker (Vocals)
  • Russell Senior (Guitar)
  • Steve Mackey (Bass Guitar)
  • Nick Banks (Drums)
  • Candida Doyle (Keyboard)


B-Sides over various formats were:

  • Common People (full-length version) – 5m51s
  • Underwear
  • Common People (7-inch edit) – 4m07s
  • Razzmatazz (acoustic version)
  • Dogs Are Everywhere (acoustic version)
  • Joyriders (acoustic version)
  • Various dance mixes of Common People

Trivia about Common People.

Did you know that there are two different edits of this song. The single release clocks in at 4 minutes and 7 seconds. The album version is a massive 5 minutes and 51 seconds with another verse at the end. Plus another chorus and a longer end section. 

The entire song only has three chords in it throughout which are C G and F. This make it a pretty easy song for anyone to perform themselves.

Common People speeds up as it progresses along. It starts at 138 bpm and is 157 bpm by the end. 

Britpop Reunion singer Andy Starkey did an interview with Pulp drummer Nick Banks on Radio 4.


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Andy Starkey shows you how to play the chords to Common People by Pulp on acoustic guitar in the below tutorial.