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Old 02-25-2005, 03:09 PM   #76
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I'm sorry, but I've inadvertently opened of the can of worms marked "Take That".

Actually.. I must admit, Back For Good was a good song. Sadly it was not reflective of most of the music of "The That" ( as they were called for a fair while here). They had one other good song in my opinion, which was Never Forget.

Over here in the UK, almost everyone was saying how Gary Barlow would become the new George Michael. When this was said, it seemed that the majority of the "Great" British public had forgotten how shite the majority of his lyrics were:

A Million Love Songs
Put your head against my life (?!?!?!)
What do you hear?
A million words just trying to make,
the love song of the year.

Then of course Robbie Williams emerged from nowhere. And stayed. He can be an annoying little sod but he is quite funny.
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Then of course Robbie Williams emerged from nowhere. And stayed. He can be an annoying little sod but he is quite funny. [/B]
I like his songs... most of them
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:23 PM   #78
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Everything But The Girl - Missing

The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Everything But The Girl were very high in the charts with their version of I Don't Wanna Talk About It... I think this was in 1988.

The Proclaimers came to prominence via their earlier single Letter From America, which also sold well... it was either 1987 or 1988 - I'm not certain which.
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oh god you reminded me of them!! i think take that were a one-hit wonder in the states. all i remember by them was "back to good" or something. one guy was kneeling in the rain with his shirt ripped open?
Nope - that would have been the video for Pray, the single released here in 1993. I'm rather ashamed to admit that, during my teens, I had a fondness for Take That. Lol.
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deep blue something...?

is that what the people who did that song were called?

how about that "if you want to buy me flowers, then go ahead now" song?
Spin Doctors. I like their C.D.
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Collective Soul hits: "Shine," "The World I Know," "Heavy," and "Run." I heard all those songs on the radio more than once.
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Everything But The Girl were very high in the charts with their version of I Don't Wanna Talk About It... I think this was in 1988.

The Proclaimers came to prominence via their earlier single Letter From America, which also sold well... it was either 1987 or 1988 - I'm not certain which.
I'm assuming you are referring to the UK charts, which is fine.

However, in the U.S., none of the songs you mention were ever hits. I guess that makes them one hit wonders over here only.
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I can't believe no one has said Can't touch this yet.
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I have a Take That single which I bought for $1 that has 'Back For Good', 'Pray', 'A Million Love Songs', and 'Why Can't I Wake Up Next To You' on it.

The last two are pretty rubbishy but the first two are pretty good. Especially 'Back For Good'.
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The Maca-freaking-rena, people!

Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
Gerardo - Rico Suave
OMC - How Bizarre
Deee-Lite - Groove Is In The Heart
Falco - Rock Me Amadeus
The Divinyls - I Touch Myself
Meredith Brooks - Bitch
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Collective Soul hits: "Shine," "The World I Know," "Heavy," and "Run." I heard all those songs on the radio more than once.
Thank you. I still enjoy Collective Soul. Their self titled album alone had 3 or 4 songs on it.

Anyway, my additions go as follows:
Snow-Informer
Skee-Low- I wish I was a little bit Taller


Sorry if these have been posted
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I probably mentioned this one earlier, but as I've just heard it again for the first time in years, I had to revive this thread out of respect:

TARZAN BOY by BALTIMORA .

Number 3 in 1985.

A song so ridiculous that it is brilliant. YEAH!!!! Whoa oh oh oh oh ooaa!

Must go take my medication...
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I like that song......

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Schockingly no one mentioned

Too Shy-Kajagoogoo
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Schockingly no one mentioned

Too Shy-Kajagoogoo
I remember desperately trying to make sense of the lyrics to that when I was a kid and coming up with something even sillier than the original lyrics. For years I was sure it was "you're too shy-de-shy, hush hush hidey pie".

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I like that song......

Angela
Oh YAY!!!! Another victim! It's such a catchy tune. I am listening to it now with great glee. I'm afraid to admit that I have downloaded both the single and the album version. Apparantly Baltimora (aka Northern Irish madman Jimmy McShane) died of AIDS in 1995.

My elder brother remembers me asking why Baltimora was singing "Nighty night, get in the oven, get in the oven".

My bro had to stop the car and pull over, he was laughing so hard.

Rock on Tarzan Boy!!
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