Marshall Crenshaw “Marshall Crenshaw”

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Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#263 in the Series) is the self-titled debut from Marshall Crenshaw.

Here is some great singer-songwriter pop for your listening pleasure.

Marshall Crenshaw was one of the best artists of this genre to emerge from the early 80s. This album featured his first top 40 hit, ‘Some Day, Some Way.’  Other tracks of some note included, ‘Mary Anne’ and ‘Cynical Girl.’ ‘Some Day, Some Way’ was the only song to actually chart, it reached #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album itself reached #70 on the Top 200 chart.

His next album, Field Day was a nice follow up. That is where you’d find another Crenshaw classic, ‘Whenever You’re On My Mind.’

I have the complete Marshall Crenshaw album available below on videos. Please note that the playlist is built with a couple songs on each video, but the whole album is indeed there.  Give it a listen!

This was another of the long list of GREAT 1982 releases. One of the best years for music. Check out other albums we’ve featured from that year.

Track listing

  1. “There She Goes Again” – 2:39
  2. “Someday, Someway” – 2:53
  3. “Girls” – 3:04
  4. “I’ll Do Anything” – 3:03
  5. “Rockin’ Around in N.Y.C. ” – 3:10
  6. “The Usual Thing” – 3:06
  7. “She Can’t Dance” – 2:47
  8. “Cynical Girl” – 2:37
  9. “Mary Anne” – 2:57
  10. “Soldier of Love (Lay Down Your Arms)” – 2:39
  11. “Not for Me” – 2:38
  12. “Brand New Lover” – 2:39


  • Chris Donato – bass guitar
  • Robert Crenshaw – drums
  • Marshall Crenshaw – lead guitar

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Posted by Larry Carta


  1. Andrew (23 Jan 2011, 17:39)

    I love Marshall Crenshaw. He is so underrated as a musician and songwriter. This is what pop music should be. This album and it’s follow-up, Field Day, are two of my favourite albums from the 80’s. Thanks for making it a Cool Album of the Day!!!

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