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Old 30th October 2018, 19:53
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Talking about drinking songs, here's one which describes comprehensively the worst hangover you ever had.
Although it was supposed to be about taking LSD it fits any kind of horrible hangover, especially one you get after drinking too much Dr Penfold's.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WUTlCTi7fg


Kenny Rogers and the first edition feat Glen Campbell on guitar.
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Old 30th October 2018, 20:02
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Lets have some one hit numbers.
Here's my favourite, by Norman Greenbaum, a massive hit in 1969, Greenbaum never had another hit record.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZQxH_8raCI

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Old 30th October 2018, 20:36
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Yeah that is strange because that number was a true classic.

One hit wonder ? but if it's going to be a 'one hit,' it was a good one to go out on.
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Old 30th October 2018, 22:08
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I grew up with these below

LONNIE DONEGAN Have a Drink on Me - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqW6W82ykqI


I used to think that was the greatest song involving drink until this came along:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2hWYBfhci8

(It mentions Lonnie but where??)
In the credits only unfortunately.....
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Old 31st October 2018, 21:54
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Here's a few one hit wonders;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otAiRNxZbDk


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWYJoIyQq7I


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLTJ95kj9ng


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEupNTQm-lA

At least, I don't recall any other major hits by these artists.(I may have cheated a bit with Love Unlimited, but big Barry isn't singing on this one!)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D12-...p_JT3lw8d3g3Ti


Takes me back to the nights of 'lock ins' up Nidderdale - a wonder we made it home.
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Old 2nd November 2018, 22:09
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Another one hit wonder from 1965.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=089zKzFAa6M

The band was formed by lads serving at RAF Wittering.(At 1.00 minute in, they are posing beneath the bomb aimer's position of a Handley Page Victor B1.) Their follow up record, Don't Push Me, wasn't a hit, but I still have an original 45 rpm disc of it in my collection. My older brother was also in the RAF then, and he was on the Entertainment Committee at RAF High Wycombe when they booked this band to appear along with others such as the Barron Knights.
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Old 3rd November 2018, 15:49
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Discovered and produced by Jonathon King i think.
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Old 3rd November 2018, 21:49
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Discovered and produced by Jonathon King i think.
Indeed they were.
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Old 4th November 2018, 10:56
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I've always been a fan of Ennio Morricone's music. And this lady can certainly hit the notes ..

https://youtu.be/USK1VjV-nO8
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This lady's voice is pretty special too...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntuqTuc6HxM


The song was used by Peugeot when they launched the 406 model.
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Old 6th November 2018, 20:46
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Two very well known tunes from Ronald Binge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKceP-E5xoM

I grew up in the 1950's and heard this often on the BBC Light Program, in the days before we got a goggle box.

Then later when hearing the midnight shipping forecast was important,.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFdas-kMF74
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Old 6th November 2018, 21:04
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It seems some of the modern generation take offence at whistling, but have they ever heard these masters of the art?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaPoBhiMkgs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3ZdBVAWWNo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZHook3EWl0
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Old 6th November 2018, 22:32
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Good voice too ….

https://youtu.be/-Lx8c3-djc8
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Old 8th November 2018, 20:06
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Don't forget the most famous whistling pop record of the 1960's. (It's a naff video, but the track is original.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV6Un1PjciY


I believe that the record was rushed out to market in 1967 and was really made by the Mike Sammes Singers. I first heard it on Radio London, which went off air later that same year.
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Old 21st December 2018, 19:40
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It's Christmas!!

Wishing everybody a Merry Christmas, and a happy, peaceful, and prosperous New Year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpfH...qLXePI&index=3
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Oh NO !!! . and I thought I'd escaped that this year
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Old 22nd December 2018, 09:29
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Oh NO !!! . and I thought I'd escaped that this year
Tee Hee! It was either that one or Wham! (And they have been on every radio station this year too.)
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Old 22nd December 2018, 10:05
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As long as it's not Roy Wood and Wizard, I might still make it through the holiday in the Black Country without shooting somebody.
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...I might still make it through the holiday in the Black Country without shooting somebody.
Don't hang back out of courtesy to the rest of us.
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Old 4th January 2019, 21:29
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9G201XW4Js


Some folks think this a load of old disco schmaltz, but whenever I hear it, (and it doesn't get much air time these days,) it always takes me straight back to 1974. I first heard it in WABC (New York) radio station in January of that year when I was staying with a lovely young lady and her family in Noo Joysey. It made it's way to British Radio stations later that year and was popular during the Summer being heard quite often on Radio 2 (BBC). In September 1974, I secured a new job in charge of a newly built 76ft Yawl and began a voyage from Breskens that ended in Seattle the following Spring. This recording was played a lot in the tapas bars in Puerto Banus during our time there from October to December, preparing for the Atlantic crossing in January 1975, and I still have the 45 rpm disc I bought in Marbella. The lovely young ladyand I drifted apart, but the happy memories of those days will stay with me.
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Old 4th January 2019, 21:58
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This one was used by the Ford Motor Company for their TV ads for the Mercury Bobcat, a tarted up badge - engineered Pinto.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqZc7ZQURMs
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Old 5th January 2019, 00:41
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When it comes to music in the 70's a decade that had to follow the genius of the 60's and stood the test well for me it's very hard to get past this, both lyrically and musically.
Now I know I'm an old fart/grumpy old man/uncool/behind the times/etc (delete which not applicable) but I don't care, I haven't heard any music lately that even gets in the same league.

That's my f****** opinion and I'm sticking to it. But, being the tolerant person that I've always been, I'm more than willing to listen to alternative opinions before I shoot you.

https://youtu.be/DPL_SV3n7IU
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My Gran heard me playing "Dark Side of the Moon." She was fairly up to date back then with middle of the road stuff (but NOT Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep !) and liked most pop music. However, she definitely did not appreciate Pink Floyd. Thought they were terrible. She didn't know that the LP was by Pink Floyd, and the look on her face when I answered her question about who was playing "those nice tunes?" will remain with me.
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