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(@boxboy)
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The first 45 single that I ever bought in my life was Galveston by Glen Campbell. I like that song as much today as I did back then.

I have another, though I'll be hated throughout eternity for bringing it up... because once this song enters your head it is EXTREMLY difficult to get rid of.

Ready?

Safety Dance.

Have a nice weekend!

Men Without Hats, right? Sorry to say my country is responsible for that one!
"You can dance if you want to..."
Sheesh, that was just plain mean, Scrogdog...
:)

Don


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(@demoetc)
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45s? Oh-oh.

My first was Gloria by Them - I actually think that song still rocks so there's no guilt about it ;)

Oh! Everything Is Beautiful - Ray Stevens. Actually come to think about it, it's a pretty good song.

I Ran (So Far Away) - Flock of Seagulls? Silly song, but...we used to do it pretty hard rock and it well, rocked.

Purple Rain - that would normally be one, but we used to do it and would get a standing ovation just about every time. I think it came down to that old rule: If you're gonna cover it, try to do it better than the original. I don't know if we did, but having an entire Enlisted Man's club Saturday night crowd groaning when they heard the first chords and then cheering at the end, that said something. ;)

Hmmm maybe I don't have any; Walk Like An Egyptian maybe.


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(@ricochet)
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Oh, oh, oh, I just thought of one: Third Rate Romance (Low Rent Rendezvous), by The Amazing Rhythm Aces!

You know, that was a well crafted song.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


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(@citizennoir)
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THEM is one of the all time greatest.

I also thought of listing Flock of Seagulls - only, they're too cool.
Love that high tech video :D

The Banana Splits were the coolest!!!!
My dad actually joined the Banana Splits Club and he and my ma took a vacation to Ohio (to see Wright Pat. AF Base),
and then went to the amusment park that they used in the credits.
I always enjoyed the entrance of the Sour Grape Bunch when I was a kid.

Yes, I have a rather large collection of 45's.

Turning Japanese is cool. Really Like Liz Phair's version.

And ThankX Nuno for the Nena Vid :D
Really brought back those old early teen pubecent memories....

Which brings me to another guilty pleasure.....

Melanie.
Specifically 'Brand New Key' 8)
Such wonderful double entendres pertaining to those 'innocent' years.

"Don't go too fast, but I go pretty far"

"Well I gotta brand new pair of rollerskates - you gotta brand new key.
I think that we should get together and try them out you see."

"Oh, sometimes I think that you're avoiding me.
I'm okay alone, but you got something I need"

Though, yeah.... Melanie's other songs are good too

Ken

"The man who has begun to live more seriously within
begins to live more simply without"
-Ernest Hemingway

"A genuine individual is an outright nuisance in a factory"
-Orson Welles


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(@hyperborea)
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"Turning Japanese" The Vapours

I just love that one.............................hit wonders

I was recently listening to that. While on holiday in Scotland I picked up this 3 CD set "Greatest Hits of Punk and New Wave" for only 7 pounds (~ US$14). We played it in the rented car as we drove around the country (along with a CD of the British band the Bees).

So, what does turning "Japanese" mean? Was it slang for something at the time?

Pop music is about stealing pocket money from children. - Ian Anderson


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(@citizennoir)
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Turning Japanese is actually a reference to a facial expression made while.....

Say, do you know of a hit song by the Divinyls????

Ken

"The man who has begun to live more seriously within
begins to live more simply without"
-Ernest Hemingway

"A genuine individual is an outright nuisance in a factory"
-Orson Welles


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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Say, do you know of a hit song by the Divinyls????

Yes, and I know what it's called, and you shouldn't be doing that at your age!

And will someone please explain to me what's wrong with Safety Dance? I always did, and still do, like that song...classic 80's kitsch, plastic synthesizer junk pop at its best!!!

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


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(@hyunjae)
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Most of the first generation Pokemon Songs Used to be a nerd I was...

http://www.pokemon.com/#funzone
I like song number 9 on the top left hand corner xD


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(@citizennoir)
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Yes, and I know what it's called, and you shouldn't be doing that at your age!

What would that be Vic????
Watching the Divinyls video for the lovely redhead girl and being distracted by the TV Yellow Les Paul Special
Double Cut.....?

I know, that really does show my age, huh????
....Concentrate!!!!

Ken

"The man who has begun to live more seriously within
begins to live more simply without"
-Ernest Hemingway

"A genuine individual is an outright nuisance in a factory"
-Orson Welles


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(@boxboy)
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This thread has given me a bunch of belly laughs, but Ken/Vic...the best 1 2 punch yet!!!
:D

Don


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(@ghost)
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I also listen to the orginal Transformers movie soundtrack and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure a lot.

"If I had a time machine, I'd go back and tell me to practise that bloody guitar!" -Vic Lewis

Everything is 42..... again.


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(@smokindog)
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I love 60's bubble gum music :D
"Alice Long" (Your still my favorite girlfriend) Boyce and Hart
"The Rapper" The Jaggerz
"Sugar Sugar" The Archie's
"Just Dropped In" Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
"Mary Mary" and "Stepping Stone" The monkeys
"Journey to the Center of your Mind" Amboy Dukes (Ted Nugent)
And especially "Yummy Yummy Yummy and "Chewy Chewy" Ohio Express" (Not to be confused with the Ohio Players)

Well got to go find that black light and my love beads. PEACE OUT 8)

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(@rahul)
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Why nobody mentioned Boney M - Kings of Bubblegum pop...

I just love their songs. Ra Ra Rasputinnnn


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(@timezone)
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I could care less BUT, my friends crack on me for liking Christina Aguilera. Her voice just does things to me. Her and a piano, forget it!
Hoo-ray, someone else in my boat! I hardly ever admit it to anyone, though. I don't have any of her CDs, but everything I've heard off her recent one is really good (although she has a dirty dirty mind and mouth).

TZ


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(@rodders)
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Count me in.

I think her voice competes easily with the likes of Barbara Striesand, Shirley Bassey, and so on

I mean she can hit those notes and hold them.

I love this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4kR8OQCrlQ&mode=related&search=

Very 40's

Be excellent to each other & party on dudes!
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=686668


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