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21. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting Peter

* Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury & The Blockheads (UK)

  • Too Much Heaven - The Bee Gees (US)
  • Y.M.C.A. – Village People (Aus)

Is it just me, or does that list just seem a little -not-so-straight- ?!

No idea who Ian Dury & The Blockheads are, but I think I might have to look it up.

Lol, imagine what the combination Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick and Village People would have been

22. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 7y

Hehehe my parents have that single on vinyl....now i have hit me with your rhythm stuck in my head , aghhh

23. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 7y

okay so in

UK - Another Brick in the wall , Pink Floyd
US - Escape (The Pina colada Song), Rupert Holmes
Aus - Video killed the radio star, Buggles

its not too bad at all i expected lots of cheesey christmas songs

24. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

This is definitely the last time I'm posting under this thread....
S**t I'm feeling old reading some of this stuff.

"No, idea who Ian Dury is?" I can only hope it's due to geographic location of the poster, Peter.
Dury was a Punk and Post-Punk legend, musician, songwriter, actor, poet, playwrite and all round great example of being a NEW WAVE icon.. Although slightly physically handicapped - due to childhood polio - he never let it influence his performances, in fact it enhanced his performances. He even wrote a song (and album I think?) called 'Spasticus Autisticus'

You should check out his music, seriously, I really think his stuff would suit the mood of the world at the moment...
Another great song called 'Sex and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll' was the anthem of my late teens.

My favourite thing about him was that he was asked by Andrew Lloyd-Weber to write the libreto for the musical CATS. He turned it down and subsequently Richard Stillgoe made... put it this way... quite a packet from the job.
Somebody asked Dury why he turned it down and his answer was... "I can't stand his music... I hate Andrew Lloyd Webber. He's a wanker, isn't he?"

QED

25. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 7y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting Herr Bert

It's proven again: I was born too late.

Are you willing to share the prove of that statement or just going to let us formulate our own "conclusions"? I would not vote for the latter as I know some really "interesting" songs I could post as your answers.

Fernando from Abba, should be proof enough ... it hate that band ... (but I think I said that in a topic before.)

26. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 7y

Quoting Peter

* Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury & The Blockheads (UK)

  • Too Much Heaven - The Bee Gees (US)
  • Y.M.C.A. – Village People (Aus)

Is it just me, or does that list just seem a little -not-so-straight- ?!

No idea who Ian Dury & The Blockheads are, but I think I might have to look it up.

I will trade your Ian Dury, for my ABBA if you want ...

27. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting zaksame

This is definitely the last time I'm posting under this thread....
S**t I'm feeling old reading some of this stuff.

You're feeling old??? The top songs when I was born were by Frankie Lane and Eddie Fisher. OZ didn't even have music back then! (Well, they didn't have a top ten list dating back that far - started in 1956.)

Another great song called 'Sex and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll' was the anthem of my late teens.

Listened to the "oldies" station (hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s) while in the car yesterday. On the way home, "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" was played. It made me giggle after having just read your post a few hours earlier. It's one of my favs and beats "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick". At least I knew Ian Dury and the Blockheads. (Thankfully, he turned down the "Cats" gig for all the right reasons. Not a Weber fan but I digress...)

28. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Quoting Herr Bert

Quoting Isadora

Quoting Herr Bert

It's proven again: I was born too late.

Are you willing to share the prove of that statement or just going to let us formulate our own "conclusions"? I would not vote for the latter as I know some really "interesting" songs I could post as your answers.

Fernando from Abba, should be proof enough ... it hate that band ... (but I think I said that in a topic before.)

Eeeewwwww!!! and, yup, you have mentioned it previously. What were the other 2 songs??? How bad could they be??? Wait - there's a chance that was the big hit for all three countries...

29. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 7y

Love Hangover - Diana Ross (US)
You to me are everything - The real thing (UK)

OK - that could be worse, but in Holland it's Donny Mercedes - Rocky

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