"Charmless Man" is a song by English alternative rock band Blur and is the fourth track on their fourth studio album, The Great Escape. It was released on 29 April 1996 as the fourth and final single from that album, charting at #5 in the UK Singles Chart (see 1996 in British music). The title is likely a play on the song "This Charming Man" by British band The Smiths.
Speaking in December 1996, Damon Albarn said, "Charmless Man was the end of something... it was the end of British pop. For us, anyway". He also commented that the song would be suitable in a musical.
The inspiration for the song came from when Damon Albarn was visiting his grandmother in Lincolnshire. He stopped off at Grantham railway station and when inside the gentlemen's toilet, he noticed a piece of graffiti on a similar theme to the song's title.
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