From Far Out Magazine: “This song is unique on the list owing to the fact that it was inspired by the title and a vague notion of the plot alone. ‘Imitation of Life’ is a reference to the 1959 movie of the same name, but as Peter Buck explains in the liner notes for the In Time LP, none of the band had actually seen the film, adding, “’I thought at the time that the title was a perfect metaphor for adolescence. Unfortunately, I have come to believe that it is a perfect metaphor for adulthood, too. But that’s another story.’”
Read the full article and find out where “Imitation Of Life” lands on the list here.