One of rock's simplest yet most evocative love songs, the La's "There She Goes" predated Brit-pop by four years, yet it alluded to Britain's golden era of pop with less irony and considerably more melody and heart. Chiming, jangly guitars, heart-tugging major-minor chord changes, yearning vocals, and poignant lyrics like "She calls my name/Pulls my chain/No one else can feel my pain" result in timeless, seemingly effortless pop magic that is much greater than the sum of its parts. Nevertheless, upon its first release as a single in 1988, "There She Goes" missed out on chart success, though its reissue two years later -- around the time of the release of their debut album -- made the U.K. Top 20 and the Top 50 in the U.S. Just a few years later, the song was already appearing on British hits collections; even more significantly, cover versions began to pop up as soon as 1993, with the Boo Radleys reworking it on the So I Married An Axe Murderer soundtrack. Though their version focused on the song's sunny side, adding cheery handclaps and harmonies, it added to the song's reputation as an emerging pop standard. Five years later, the folk-pop/CCM trio Sixpence None the Richer covered it on their self-titled third album, giving it a sweet, Innocence Mission/Sundays-like veneer. This version of "There She Goes" also made its way onto the soundtrack to the kids' film Snow Day, poised to captivate another generation of music fans. Though the La's remained frustratingly silent more than a decade after they released "There She Goes," their disappearance only added to the song's aura of once-in-a-lifetime brilliance.