Popular – Comments

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Sep 18

Popular ’86 (101 comments) @90: to paraphrase the great Kenneth Tynan, I doubt if I could love anyone who did not wish to hear… Paulito

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Sep 18

BLAZIN’ SQUAD – “Crossroads” (24 comments) Thanks to #13 and #23 for the information. That's a lot more than I ever knew about Paul Whiteman!… wwolfe

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Sep 18

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL – “Bad Moon Rising” (23 comments) Wow, binging their discography now, and as a Please Mr Postman-filching banger, Call It Pretending is second only to Feel… The King of Novaya Zemlya

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Sep 18

BADDIEL, SKINNER AND THE LIGHTNING SEEDS – “Three Lions ’98” (70 comments) #59, #61: the BBC commentary on that night was Barry Davies's iconic (to me at least) "Ohhh nooo!" which never… Duro

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Sep 18

A1 – “Same Old Brand New You” (23 comments) 3 and 3 features - though at this point there was also a not-quite-so-young Canadian who’d had one week as… Andrew Farrell
AQUA – “Doctor Jones” (84 comments) I associate this song with Barnsley's just-about-deserved victory over Man Utd in the FA Cup in February 1998, mostly because… Duro

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Sep 18

CLIFF RICHARD AND THE YOUNG ONES ft HANK MARVIN – “Living Doll” (37 comments) Yes, that's the joke. Mark G

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Sep 18

Popular ’01 (34 comments) 18/30. Hey Baby is definitely the worst of 2001. Overall, an OK year. Only… CriticSez

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Sep 18

DONNY OSMOND – “Puppy Love” (31 comments) As a 12 year old at the time I found this song - with a boy almost my age professing… lonepilgrim
SLADE – “Take Me Bak ‘Ome” (25 comments) Listening to Slade now I can imagine them carving out a career similar to AC/DC in different circumstances. As well… lonepilgrim
DON McLEAN – “Vincent” (70 comments) I like the sound of this record more than the lyrics - although they are more palatable as a vessel… lonepilgrim

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Aug 18

MARK MORRISON – “Return Of The Mack” (85 comments) Return Of The Mack was sampled extensively for a chart hit recently, the name of the artist I can't place… Auntie Beryl

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Aug 18

BADDIEL AND SKINNER AND THE LIGHTNING SEEDS – “Three Lions” (131 comments) In lieu of a new entry c.2037, I feel this one needs a second postscript Duro

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Aug 18

THE PIPES AND DRUMS AND MILITARY BAND OF THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS – “Amazing Grace” (42 comments) I suspect that I may have been mildly irritated by this at the time as I began to engage more… lonepilgrim

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Aug 18

CHICORY TIP – “Son Of My Father” (36 comments) @35: “Conventional instrumentation”? Shurely shome mishtake? This is one of the earliest synth-driven hits. For the era it’s anything but… Paulito

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Aug 18

BENNY HILL – “Ernie, The Fastest Milkman In The West” (52 comments) @49: A test that Spitting Image failed with “I’ve Never Met a Nice South African”, which was markedly more amusing… Paulito

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Aug 18

THE NEW SEEKERS – “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing” (49 comments) Uh, Lonepilgrim’s comment at 48 should come with a massive SPOILER ALERT. I know the episode went out several… Mark M

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Aug 18

BAND AID – “Do They Know It’s Christmas” (116 comments) I know I’m late to this; but I wanted to add that I was the child of an American Airman… Kahless

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Aug 18

ROD STEWART – “Maggie May” (28 comments) As a swotty kid at the time this was a hit Rod Stewart - and the Faces - reminded me… lonepilgrim

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Aug 18

THE TAMS – “Hey Girl, Don’t Bother Me” (26 comments) I also was struck by that TOTP performance, particularly the bloke in the middle of the trio, who seemed to… Mark G