"Nothin' I can say when I'm in your thighs..."
--The Violent Femmes
I remember the moment I first heard this song, suddenly unable to breathe. I'd heard the beginning in Reality Bites (yeah, I have to admit that Ethan Hawke's version was my introduction), but the whole thing, the original, still struck me like a revelation. The Violent Femmes are the avatars of teenage urgency and attitude. There is no substitute.
And I know I always go on about bass lines, but this one is classic.