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Today's Singalong

Today's Singalong

“Today’s Singalong” was a tradition I started on September 1st 2009. The idea was – and still is - to entertain the very frequent PP users in the infamous “I think we should break a record thread” somewhere else in this forum with a new song (normally not by Pink) every day. The songs are usually located on YouTube (or similar video tube websites), and quite often I add or link to the song lyrics as well. I try to provide a little background information to each song I post.
I often post music I already know, but I also try to post all kinds of musical genres and investigate new territories as well. “Today’s Singalong” is supposed to be entertaining as well as unpredictable. And one final thing: I do take requests! Eye-wink

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No comments. Just plain good music...
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Queen - Liar (1973)
- I forgot to post this one on Freddie's birthday. Too good to be left out... Eye-wink
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Kings Of Leon - Wait For Me (2013)
- The Kings' new album is one of the best pop albums released this year, I think.
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Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love (1987)
- Back in the 1980s, The Boss used to roam the charts. Here's one of the reasons.
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J.J. Cale -After Midnight (1971)
- J.J. hardly ever smiled, but he was 100% about music.
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Jan Johansson - Viser Från Utanmyra
- Swedish folk tune turned into an "intellectual" jazz classic. Utanmyra is a small hamlet on Sollerön - the biggest island in the Siljan Lake in mid-Sweden.
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And now for something quite different...
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Jerold Immel - Dallas Theme (extended)
- Texan oil overdose...?
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Airwolf Theme
- Oh dear, oh dear... Laughing out loud
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Guns Of Paradise (1992)
- I was obsessed with this family western series about 20 years ago. Time flies.
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Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks Theme
- Still one of the most fascinating TV shows ever! Cool
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If anyone has TV or film theme requests, please comment. Sticking out tongue

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Aaand here we go again... Happy 34, 'Pink diggy'!
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Feel Good Time (Charlie's Angels soundtrack, 2003)
- I never saw "Charlie's Angels" (neither the old or the new one). Pink always looks cool, but judge for yourselves if

you think the video still looks as cool as it did 10 years ago. Eye-wink
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Going To California (2001)
- This song sounds kind of 'off beat' to me. I have always been fascinated by its rhythm and sound. Cool
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The King Is Dead But The Queen Is Alive (Fan feature video)
- Pink has a lot of fans of all ages. These fans recorded a video with love and passion.
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Bad Bad Day (2009)
- What do you do when you have half a down of song bits that don't really fit together? You record a rhapsody! Laughing out loud
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Steel Panther & Pink - 18 And Life (Live@Metal Skool, 2007)
- She isn't quite as drunk as she was when she did "Sweet Child O' Mine" with them. But even if she forgets the lyrics a

couple of times, it's no wonder that the Steel Panther guys love her raspy vocal.
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Me And Bobby McGee (Live@Grammy rehearsals)
- A socalled rehearsal for the Grammy award show. If you haven't got time to hear it all, jump to the last 30 seconds! Eye-wink
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Please Don't Leave Me (Live@4Music, 2009)
- This live performance is still my favourite recording of this catchy ballad. Pink was sick with fever that day...
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Enjoy the rest of your weekend, everyone. Smiling

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On this very day, the 5th of September, in the year of 1946 on the small island of Zanzibar locted off the coast of Africa (Tanzania), an Indian couple gave birth to the gayest rock icon who ever walked this planet. If Farukh Bulsara had been alive, he would have turned 67 today. I suggest you bring him back to life for 20 minutes by plowing your way through this potpourri of his musical legacy.

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'Popey'... Punchy kicked me in the arse to make sure I didn't forget your birthday. These tunes are for you... Smiling
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Alex Hepburn - Pain (2013)
- My brother still owes me a bottle of wine when he heard "Under" and insisted it was Pink who was singing it, no matter what I told him... Thank you, Alex Hepburn! Eye-wink
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Humble Pie - Black Coffee (Live 1974)
- Aw. Poor Steve Marriott ain't among us anymore. What a voice.
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George Harrison - Run of the Mill (1971)
- The quiet Beatle is also gone. But his solo debut album "All Things Must Pass" is very good.
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Transvision Vamp - If Looks Could Kill (1991)
- I think Wendy James and the others are still alive. But the band died 20 years ago. Eye-wink
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Twisted Sister - Leader of the Pack
- "Heavy Metal" in the 1980s was quite commercial. But some of the songs just refuse to die - including this silly sing-a-long. Smiling
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Alphaville - Afternoon in Utopia (Live@Öland, Sweden 1986)
- There aren't enough people dreaming about afternoons in Utopia these days. Back in the 80s people still did that. Sticking out tongue
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Happy (late) birthday. Smiling Smiling Smiling

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Judging from your FB posts I will have to assume that you have far better things to do than watching this space. Eye-wink
But thanks for your song requests. They certainly prove you have exquisite musical taste. I will post another Singalong in a few days - with as many song requests as possible... so please keep sending more.
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But today is the 65th birthday of the Frenchman who made electronic music more popular than anybody else: Jean-Michael Jarre, son of the classical (film score) composer, Maurice Jarre. Like so many others in this musical niche business he had his most creative moments during the 1970s and 1980s... and early 1990s.
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Jarre is indeed a musical and artistic perfectionist. Unlike most of his contemporaries, he has always focused on very concise instrumental compositions. Apart from the 1984 album "Zoolook" he didn't "give in" to the temptation of including vocals in his music until 2000. And he really didn't have to either. His instrumental hits went into the Top 20 charts everywhere nearly every time he released a new album!
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Here is a selection of some of his finest moments. Some of which most of you have probably heard before - in a science or tech documentary perhaps. They often used Jarre's music to create a "futuristic" atmosphere. Laughing out loud
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Oxygène part 4 (1976)
- Original music video.
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Magnetic Fields (Les Champs Magnétiques) part 2 (1981)
- Original music video.
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Equinoxe part 5 (1978)
- This original video is PURE kitsch! Laughing out loud This song brings back so many memories. Together with Queen's "I Want To Break Free" this was probably one of the songs that made me go ecstatic.
I HIGHLY recommend that you listen to the whole album.
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Fourth (Quatrième) Rendezvous 4 (Houston live 1986 aka. "JFK" version)
- Edited version of the original live video. One of Jarre's major hits. If you were born before 1980 I refuse to believe you've never heard this ballad before. Eye-wink
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Industrial Revolutions parts 2 & 3 (1988)
- User made video.
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London Kid (1988)
- Pure soft pop that abuses almost all the 'romantic ballad' tricks in the book - except vocals!
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Chronologïe part 4
- Original video. I dunno if this song was supposed to make you sweat - but I suspect it's more of a comment to the fast pace of modern life, and - well - information overload. 8-|
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Fishing Junks At Sunset (Live in Beijing, 1981)
- An extraordiralily succesful fusion of traditional music and electronic sounds... Somehow it made me think of Pink's "Spanish Dance" for her intro to "There U Go" on the "Live at Wembley Arena " DVD.
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Happy weekend, folks. Rest and heal. Smiling

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It's time for another Singalong...
Jan Hammer is a Czech composer. Above all he is famous for his Miami Vice theme and also "Crockett's Theme" from the show's soundtrack. It's a catchy theme. I was 11 or 12 when this tune roamed the charts. Cool
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Jan Hammer - Sonny Crockett's Theme (1987)
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Siobhan Fahey had become so annoyed with her band companion and soprano Marcella Detroit's immense popularity, so after this live concert she threw her out of the band and made Shakespears Sister a solo project!
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Shakespears Sister - Stay (Live '92)
- Notice the lousy vocal performance by Fahey, and then Detroit's impeccable re-entry at 2:49! Laughing out loud
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Everyone know the most famous Mercury & Bowie duet "Under Pressure", but not many people knew that they also recorded another duet for Queen "Hot Space" album. The version of "Cool Cat" which included Bowie's vocals turned out to be less great, so I was left out of the album in favour of Freddie's solo version. Sticking out tongue
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Queen & David Bowie - Cool Cat (1981, unreleased)
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Another little gem from Yazoo's "Upstairs At Eric's" album from 1982... Pure melancholy!
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Yazoo - Too Pieces (1982)
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This is kind of an 'indirect request' from Di... And I gotta listen more to the Pumpkins - the original lineup of course, not the uninspired stuff that Billy Corgan is touring with these days... He used to be so good.
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Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock
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And finally...
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Led Zeppelin - Dazed And Confused (Live @ Royal Albert Hall 1970)
- There's absolutely no doubt that Pink's very own "Spanky" would love if Pink would do more Zeppelin covers. But 'cocky' stuff like this probably wouldn't quite ... fit in. Laughing out loud
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Please send me some requests. I'm never gonna stop this, but it'll be more interesting if it's not just me who's responsible for the picks. Eye-wink

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I felt like listening to some moo-sick, so ...
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The Black Keys - Lonely Boy (2011)
- Modern times rock & roll by The Black Keys.
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The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes
- Twas on the radio today, and I hadn't heard this old hit for at least 3 years.
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Awolnation - Kill Your Heroes
- A catchy sounding odé to chaos...? Eye-wink
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The Platters - My Prayer (1957)
- Tony Williams' amazing voice always leaves me speechless. Smiling
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Eruption - One Way Ticket (To The Blues) US remix (1980)
- One of the (in)famous German music producer Frank Farian's many incredibly succesful acts. Lead vocalist: Precious Wilson. Sticking out tongue
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Mika - Happy Ending
- Who can resist a such a damn good falsetto? Eye-wink
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Pink - Tonight's The Night (2003)
- These days we usually say that is Pink "great", but 10 years ago she was just so damn "cool". Cool
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Last entry this week isn't actually a song but more of a tribute to, well ... fandom:
Walking and Talking meets The Clash
- By the way: I HIGHLY recommend watching the 2012 TV show called "Walking And Talking".

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When I listen to this song I am carried away

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgEFfZOV9GQ&list=TLy0OtbZRN9tk

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The Singalong is back right here betwen my two vacation trips. Off to France in a few days...
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I just came back from Dublin, so I thought it would be appropriate to throw in a song by THE Irish band of the past century: No, it's not U2 Eye-wink ... Luke Kelly is doing the singing on this - somewhat lighthearted singalong about cod liver oil and other gloomy things. Laughing out loud
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The Dubliners - Cod Liver Oil
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More Irish stuff... but a lot more serious:
Sineád O'Connor's latest album is a gem - both lyrically and musically. Buy this album before thy neighbour. Sticking out tongue
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Sineád O'Connor - Queen of Denmark (2012)
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Enough of Ireland for now...
Queen was in top shape until the end in 1991, and the simple 1989 video for "I Want It All" looks just as look as it did back then.
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Queen - I Want It All (1989)
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Mr. Oldfield sure isn't the outstanding innovative singer songwriter he used to be, but 20 years ago he was still a great musical artist. Here's his only single release from his 1991 pop rock album (a little unusual by his standards) "Heaven's Open".
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Mike Oldfield - Heaven's Open (1991)
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Time to go 'underground' with the Belgian techno pioneers Front 242.
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Front 242 - Quite Unusual
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Siouxsie & The Banshees can't be called 'underground', so let's just say this is a catchy tune... Cool
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Siouxsie & The Banshees - Kiss Them For Me
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That'll have to do for now... No wait - I forgot to post a Pink song!
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Pink - Cuz I Can (Live in N.Y., 2006)
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Finito. Smiling

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I am going on holiday in western Ireland on Monday for 10 days. I thought it would be appropriate to post another Singalong before I go... Even if nobody is listening to the songs anymore. Laughing out loud
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Let's start with a true gem. Randy Crawford's self-written and quite moving ballad "Tender Falls The Rain". For some reason this song isn't included on most of her 'greatest hits' albums. It's her best song in my opinion.
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Randy Crawford - Tender Falls The Rain (1980)
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"Hang with Me" is a song by Swedish recording artist Robyn, taken from her sixth studio album, Body Talk Pt. 2 (2010). Swedish singer Paola Bruna originally recorded it in 2002. Composer Klas Åhlund re-wrote it, added a chorus and made it more uptempo for Robyn's version. The synthpop song carries a club beat, with synth arpeggios and energetic bass. Lyrically it speaks of falling in love and being scared, and trust in a relationship. (Wikipedia)
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Robyn - Hang With Me (2010)
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The next song is perhaps one of the best songs ever recorded by Erasure - and it is also their longest. It was released as a single, but it didn't become a chart hit like most of their other songs. The long but beautiful electronic sequencer interlude was cut out of the single release.
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Erasure - Rock Me Gently (1995) (full version)
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The Mars Volta was an American progressive rock band from El Paso, Texas, formed in 2001. They were known for their energetic live shows and their concept albums. In 2009, the band won a Grammy Award in the "Best Hard Rock Performance" category for the song "Wax Simulacra." In 2008, they were named "Best Prog-Rock Band" by Rolling Stone magazine. In 2012, The Mars Volta announced their breakup. (Wikipedia)
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The Mars Volta - The Widow (2005)
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Actually I have NEVER posted a Queens of the Stone Age song on the Singalong before. I've never paid much attention to this critically acclaimed hard rock band from California, US of A. They've been around since 1996, and today they are more popular than ever I think. They're playing at Roskilde Festival tonight.
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Queens of the Stone Age - No One Knows (2002)
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I wasn't really impressed by the official 'personal' music video for "True Love", so here's a much better live performance featuring Lily Rose (Allen) Cooper in the flesh (the sound quality isn't optimal, I'm afraid). Smiling
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Pink & Lily Allen/Cooper - True Love (Live @ VH1 Storytellers)
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A lighthearted ballad from Queen's socalled 'dull' period (as if they ever had such a period! Eye-wink ). It's easy to tell that the lyrics for this one were written by Roger Taylor. Brian or Freddie would never write it like that... Enjoy the original 1982'ish video.
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Queen - Calling All Girls (1982 music video)
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Let's end this Singalong with a proper work of art by the American performance artist Laurie Anderson. I never grow tired of listening to her monolithic 1982 album "Big Science". This is the title song:
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Laurie Anderson - Big Science (1982)
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You know... I think we should put some mountains here... Otherwise what are the characters going to fall off of...? Sticking out tongue

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it yet another Sing-A-Long... Yep. 'tis. Smiling
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The Beach Boys didn't cease to exist on January 1st 1970. In fact they managed to top the charts with this - very classic sounding - hit as late as 1988... the only things that reveals that 20 years has passed are the steel drums and the saxophone.
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Beach Boys - Kokomo (1988)
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Now for something brand new. This is what I call an inspired music video. Cool
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Pitch Perfect - Cups (You're Gonna Need Me When I'm Gone)
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Leonard Cohen was already a mature 33 year old guy when he had his album debut in 1967... A clever user on YT claims that "Suzanne" is an allegory for your mind. Get the lyrics and give it a thought. Smiling
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Leonard Cohen - Suzanne (1967)
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It's El Jay's birthday today (25th June), so the next two songs are dedicated to my dear online friend. I hope you're gonna have a terrific 22nd year. All the best. Smiling
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It's George Michael's birthday today. His debut album is still one of my favourite pop albums of all time.
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George Michael - One More Try (1987)
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... Unfortunately it's also the day when Michael Jackson died.
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Michael Jackson (1986)
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The next one is a very girly live duet between No Doubt's Gwen Stefani and Pink. I guess some of you have heard it before, but here goes...
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No Doubt feat. Pink - Just a Girl (Live 2012)
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I think all is said and done for now...
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ABBA - When All Is Said And Done (1981)
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See you in July, elderly ladies. Sticking out tongue

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Unlike so many others Depêche Mode got really good reviews for their concert at Parken @ Copenhagen on Thursday this week. Apparently they were aware of the acoustic limitations and picked their setlist and sound level accordingly! Cool
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Depêche Mode - Shake the Disease
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Adamski (born Adam Paul Tinley, 1967) is an English dance music producer, prominent at the time of acid house for his tracks "N-R-G" and "Killer". "Killer" was Adamski's breakthrough single, but is now more notable for introducing Seal as a vocalist.
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Adamski - Killer
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You've probably all heard Pink's collaboration with Michael Franti & The Spearheads called "One Step Closer To You". "Mr. Barefoot" (he never wears shoes) has been quite productive, and I like his sound and attitude, so here's a small handful of Franti songs for ya:
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Michael Franti & The Spearheads - The Sound Of Sunshine
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Michael Franti & The Spearheads - It's Alright
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And here's one of his major hits. A lighthearted love ballad.
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Michael Franti & Spearheads - Say Hey (I Love You)
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... And let's not forget the Pink collaboration. Somewhat religious, but very catchy.
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Spearheads & Pink - One Ste Closer To You
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There's not a lot of Dutch music on the Singalong, but here's a golden oldie with some edge.
Shocking Blue was a Dutch rock band from Den Haag in Nederland, formed in 1967. Their biggest hit, "Venus", went #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1970, and the band had sold 13.5 million discs by 1973, but the group disbanded in 1974.
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Shocking Blue - Venus (1969)
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One last song for this week...
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Brett Dennen - The One Who Loves You the Most
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Take a deep breath and face another week. Smiling

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Singalong time again...
Less than a week ago - on May 20th - the sound of The Doors passed away when keyboardist and songwriter, Ray Manzarek (born Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Jr.; February 12, 1939 – May 20, 2013), lost the battle to cancer at age 74.
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Here he is fronting The Doors live at the Beat Club on May 27th, 1972. This performance in Bremen took place one year after the death of frontman Jim Morrison. Keyboardist Ray Manzarek took the place of the lead singer. The song "Tightrope Ride" is taken from "Other Voices", the first album released by the band after the death of Jim Morrison. The Doors should only release one more album (Full Circle) before disbanding in 1973.
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The Doors (Manzarek, Krieger, Densmore) - Tightrope Ride (Live 1972)
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Robert Van Winkle (b. 1967), better known by his stage name Vanilla Ice, wrote "Ice Ice Baby" at the age of 16, basing its lyrics upon his experiences in South Florida. The lyrics describe a shooting and Van Winkle's rhyming skills. The chorus of "Ice Ice Baby" originates from the signature chant of the national African American fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha. The song samples the bassline of "Under Pressure" by Queen and David Bowie, who did not initially receive songwriting credit or royalties until after it had become a hit. Sticking out tongue
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Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby (1991)
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Blink-182 is an American rock band consisting of bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus, guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge, and drummer Travis Barker. They have sold over 40 million albums worldwide since forming in Poway, California in 1992. DeLonge left blink-182 in early 2005. Blink-182 reunited in 2009 and their sixth studio album, Neighborhoods, was released in 2011.
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Blink 182 - Adam's Song
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It's been quite a while since I past posted Depêche Mode. Here's a classic mid 1980s song with both Dave Gahan and Martin Gore on vocals.
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Depêche Mode - Everything Counts
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Bobby McFerrin's completely unexpected 1988 hit only consists of vocal instruments. Some of them have been dubbed quite a lot, but still Smiling. The song has become a 'happy evergreen song' in the same league as Monty Python's "Always Look On The Bright Side of Life" and James Brown's "I Feel Good". The song's title is a quote from the Indian mystic/sage/guru Meher Baba (1894-1969).
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Bobby McFerrin - Don't Worry Be Happy (1988)
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Play it again, Ray... Cool
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The Doors - When The Music's Over (Live '69)
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... But the music's not over. Smiling

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The first song on the Singalong today is supposed to epitomize sexual desire. Jean-François Maurice (d. 1996) recorded numerous of such songs during the late 1970s and early 1980s - often as duets with female singers. He did attempt to record English versions of some of his songs, but they simply sounded too 'corny'. Laughing out loud

Jean François Maurice - Monaco 28° a l'ombre (1983)
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Caramba was a Swedish music group. They released one self-titled album in 1981. The album is chiefly notable due to the entire album being recorded in nonsense language. One of the songs became a legendary pop ballad across Europe and is regularly played all over the world today. Sticking out tongue
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Caramba - Hubba Hubba Zoot Zoot (1981)
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"La Camisa Negra" (English: "The Black Shirt") is a Spanish rock song written by Colombian singer-songwriter Octavio Mesa and recorded by Juanes for his third studio album "Mi Sangre".
The song was used in Italy in support of neo-fascism because of the association of "black shirt" with the Fascist Blackshirts of Benito Mussolini. In response, left-wing media network Indymedia called for a boycott of the song. Juanes later stated that "'La Camisa Negra' has got nothing to do with fascism or Mussolini...People can interpret music in all kinds of ways I guess." The song was also banned in the Dominican Republic for its sexual undertones
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Juanes - La Camisa Negra (2005)
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The catchy duet from Pink's latest album performed live by Pink AND Nate Ruess - as it should be. Eye-wink
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Pink & Nate Ruess - Just Give Me A Reason (Live 2012)
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... And here is a song that I think Pink could (should) be singing - deep, dark, trippy blues rock of the finest kind! Sticking out tongue
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Led Zeppelin - When The Levee Breaks (1971)
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And here's a live recording of Dean Martin and Perry Como singing a duet version of "Return To Me". Notice the embarrasment and laughter when Dean Martin sings "my darling" to Perry at 1:05 ... Different times. Laughing out loud
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Dean Martin & Perry Como - Return To Me (195?)
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Middle of the Road are a Scottish pop group who enjoyed success across Europe and Latin America in the early 1970s.
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Middle of the Road - Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum (1972)
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Let's end this week's Singalong with a vocal and instrumental masterpiece taken from the amazing "Bladerunner" soundtrack. Without question some of the most innovative, yet atmospheric soundtracks ever recorded for a feature film - quite possibly the best science fiction film ever by the way. Cool
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Vangelis feat. Demis Roussos - Tales of the Future (1982)
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... Ooops! I forgot an import thing: Tonight is the night of the annual EUROVISION SONG CONTEST ... and here's what we can expect... Shocked
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Cezar - It's My Life (Romania's 2013 contribution)
... Jon Bon Jovi couldn't have sung it like that! Laughing out loud Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
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Happy weekend (or Pentecost). Smiling

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This is the nifty flamengo guitar solo that made James Derrico the most popular Pink band member... And now he's become irreplacable! Laughing out loud
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Pink - Spanish Dance / There u Go (Live @ Wembley 2007)
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It IS Frigay today tomorrow, so why not open a bag of sweets and dance around to this tune? Sticking out tongue
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Erasure - Stop! (1987/88) (extended version)
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A romantic ballad sung with the softest and gentlest voice possible.
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Patty Page - Tennessee Waltz (1950)
... Or maybe you prefer the slightly more country'ish Patsy Cline version?
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Another ballad... but a little different! Eye-wink
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AC/DC - Thunderstruck
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Pulp's 1995 'britpop' masterpiece. Sublime lyrics & cool video.
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Pulp - Common People (1995)
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Saucy as Hell (or Heaven), but Demis' voice and obvious talent for interpreting the Greek folk song tradition somehow makes up for all the speculative sauciness and pure banality... His biggest hit btw. Eye-wink
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Demis Roussos - Goodbye My Love Goodbye
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It's hard to believe it's already nearly 4 years since Michael Jackson passed away in a lethal medicine haze. But here his is in all his total perfection. Not one of his best songs, but the performance... Cool
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Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Starting Something (Live 1987)
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The last song is actually just an instrumental with a 'bleeding' lead guitar. Clark-Hutchinson was a short-lived but sublime English prog rock band. This song is from their last album "Gestalt" from 1971.
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Clark-Hutchinson - The Light Burns On (1971 instrumental)
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I just came back from a week's holiday on Madeira, and now I got a long holiday/weekend off this week. Not going back to work until Monday. Sticking out tongue

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Love slut like u

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Time for another Singalong... A great mixed bag this time. Enjoy.
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Sidney Bechet (1897 – 1959) [beh'CHÉ] was an American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer. He was one of the first important soloists in jazz, and was perhaps the first notable jazz saxophonist. Forceful delivery, well-constructed improvisations, and a distinctive, wide vibrato characterized Bechet's playing. Bechet's erratic temperament hampered his career, however, and not until the late 1940s did he earn wide acclaim.
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Sidney Bechet - Petite Fleur
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Diane's favourite Chicago ensemble band never became famous outside the States... what a shame.
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Sonia Dada - Lover, You Don't Treat Me No Good Nomore (1992)
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U2 don't need no introduction. I just thought it had been a while since I posted one of their songs...
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U2 - Window In The Skies (2006)
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The wife of Miles Davis sounds very self-confident on this FUNKY ballad. Certainly material for a future Quentin Tarantino film. Sticking out tongue
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Betty Davis - F.U.N.K. (1975)
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Annabella Lwin and the boys... I think this song has also been featured in one of my favourite Simpsons episodes. Cool
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Bow Wow Wow - I Want Candy (1983)
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Zaïre-born rapper and singer, Ya Kid K, was only 16 when her distinct vocal made the Belgian dance act Technotronic top the European charts in 1989. Now Manuela Kamosi is about 40, but she still calls herself "Ya Kid K". Laughing out loud
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Ya Kid K - Do U C Me Standing (2011)
Ya Kid K & We3Kings - Tell Me (2011)
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Cherie Currie does an outstanding interpretation of John Lennon's Beatles song here. The Runaways manager, Kim Fowley, played the piano on this non-punk song that was never issued as an official Runaways song to my knowledge.
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The Runaways - Strawberry Fields Forever (197?)
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Happy weekend, everyone. Smiling

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A genuine rock & classic is of Australian origin...
"Real Wild Child" aka. "Wild One" is an Australian rock and roll song written by Johnny Greenan, Johnny O'Keefe, and Dave Owens. Needless to say this ballad has been recorded numerous times - usually the main title was changed to "Real Wild Child".
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Johnny O'Keefe & The Dee Jays - Wild One (1958)
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Jerry Lee Lewis
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Buddy Holly
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Iggy Pop
- Possibly the most succesful interpretation of the song in 'modern times'.
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Wendy O. Williams
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Joan Jett (1997)
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Sarah Harding
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Everlife

The song was inspired by an incident at a gig in Newtown, Sydney, in about 1957. As O'Keefe and the Dee Jays played at an upstairs venue, an "Italian wedding" reception was taking place downstairs. Some of the dance patrons came to blows with wedding guests in the mens' toilets, and within minutes the brawl had become a full-scale riot that spilled out into the street, with police eventually calling in the Navy Shore Patrol to help restore order. (Wikipedia) Smiling

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Warning: There's a lot of pop music from the 1980s in Today's Singalong.
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32 years ago, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) released one of their most famous songs "Maid of Orléans" - a deliberate, slightly sick (obsessed) fascination of the French national saint, Jeanne d'Arc (1412-1431). This song from their new album "English Electric" is a musical return to 'Orléans'... Sooo 1980s... but also quite good, if you're into classic synth pop music. Smiling
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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Helen Of Troy (2013)
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... And here are the original OMD songs about Jeanne d'Arc from 1981:
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Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Maid of Orléans (1981)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Joan of Arc (1981 - no video)
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Let's stay in the 1980s and the synthpop genre. I never saw Steven Spielberg's "The Goonies" back then (I haven't even seen "The Never Ending Story" or "E.T." either!), but I like this song!
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Cyndi Lauper - Goonies R Good Enough (1985)
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The term 'Europop' (also sometimes 'Eurotrash' Laughing out loud) typically refers to electronic, commercial (sexual selling points) dance pop or techno music with 'crappy' lyrics. If those criteria are true, then this French ballad (by Desireless, the woman who also recorded "Voyage Voyage") isn't 'Europop' at all Eye-wink
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Desireless - Qui Sommes Nous (1989)
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Let's celebrate that spring has finally come to Europe - if you're living on the wrong side of the planet, you can listen to the Eurythmics song below instead. Sticking out tongue
Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
Eurythmics - Here Comes The Rain Again
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And now a song request by Paulla from Krákow in Poland. This is can best be characterised as "modern new age" music in the same vein as Enya and Enigma.
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Beautiful World - In The Beginning
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And just one more. Dedicated to those who've lost someone lately, I guess...
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Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
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I'm happy that you're here Smiling

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We are gathered here today - on the 28th of March (I am posting now, because it's almost midnight in Perth now) - to celebrate the birthday of our mutual friend: Pinkdisciple.
Unfortunately she is stranded on the remote west coast of Australia in a small, remote town called Perth. But rumour has it that there are a few other people there with her to celebrate her as well. But we don't know that with absolute certainty, so that is why we shall dedicate this Singalong to her...
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Let's begin with - no, not Pink (but she IS on the Singalong a little further down, I assure you Eye-wink ) - Yazoo and their famous electronic-melancholic ballad "Only You".
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Yazoo - Only You (1982)
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And now a touch of Down Under...
Midnight Oil has NEVER been on the Singalong before - it's a grave mistake that I have forgot about this "alternative" aussie rockband. They became famous during the mid 1980s, and came back on the world charts in 1997 with this well written, maybe a little 'daggy' pop rock ballad.
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Midnight Oil - The Beds Are Burning (1997)
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Dippy... Help! This song is dripping...! Sticking out tongue
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Elvis Presley - Love Me (1956)
- That song is even older than Di, Netty, PR, Wellsy and Punchy, but I bet they all love it. Smiling
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Apparently some people back in the mid 1980s thought that Paul Simon and the comedian Chevy Chase looked like each other. In response, Paul Simon put together a video for one of his best songs ever and asked the (much taller) Chevy Chase to appear alongside him. Great, technically advanced pop song and great lyrics too.
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Paul Simon (feat. Chevy Chase) - You Can Call Me Al (1986)
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Joan Jett is for everyone. Here she is 50 years old and sounding and looking just as great as ever - what a provocateur! Eye-wink
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Joan Jett - Crimson & Clover / I Hate Myself For Loving You (Live 2008)
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This ain't no love song, but one of Freddie's less romantic songs form his only genuine solo album "Mr Bad Guy".
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Freddie Mercury - My Love Is Dangerous (1985 / 1992 Jeff Lord Alge remix + lyrics)
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This is back from the days when Pink still used removeable tattoos. Of course, you all know that this is also the event where Pink won her first MTV award and went up and said "I'm too drunk for this." Laughing out loud
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Pink - Just Like A Pill (Live @ MTV Music Awards, 2002)
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This little blues rock ballad dedicated to Janis Joplin is still one of my favourite Pink songs
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Pink - Unwind (Live 2004)
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And finally: The whole AVO session live from Basel, Switzerland in 2006: 14 songs in a row.
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Pink @ AVO Sessions, 2006
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY & Thank you for your patience with us... May it last forever, and ever, and ever... Eye-wink

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Thanks Paulla. I'll keep that in mind for the next Singalong. Smiling
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It's with great sadness that I learned today that one of the truly great blues & rock & roll legends had passed away.
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This Singalong is dedicated to Alvin Lee. Born in Nottingham UK in 1944 who died unexpectedly during a routine surgery this morning.
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The Bluest Blues
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I'd Love To Change The World
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If You Should Love Me
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Hear Me Calling
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I'm Going Home (Live @ Woodstock 1969)
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I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes (excessively long version, live 1975) Smiling
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On The Road To Freedom (1974)
- With Mylon LeFèvre, George Harrison a.o..
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Help Me (Live @ Fillmore East 1970)
- Most impressive guitar solo I've ever heard!
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Stay cool. Stay gentle & Stay alive (unlike Alvin Lee)... Eye-wink

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How about:

Beautiful Sth: http://youtu.be/aWD7ITjiQBg

spp

5pp

I know that Pink's TTAL tour has just begun, but surely that can't be an excuse not to listen to my Singalongs...
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Awolnation (often stylized as AWOLNATION) is an American electronic rock band, formed and fronted by Aaron Bruno. The band released their debut album Megalithic Symphony in March 2011... I saw their 1st concert in Denmark a few weeks ago. Great concert at a surprisingly - totally packed - small venue. Sticking out tongue
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Awolnation - All I Need
Awolnation - Sail
Awolnation - Not Your Fault
Awolnation - Knights of Shame
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Here's another band I just saw playing live: The Tiger Lillies!
The Tiger Lillies are a cult British musical trio formed in 1989 by singer-songwriter Martyn Jacques. Often described as the forefathers of 'Brechtian Punk Cabaret'(?!?!) the Tiger Lillies are well known for their unique sound and style which merges the macabre magic of pre-war Berlin with the savage edge of punk. Smiling
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Tiger Lillies - Living Hell
Tiger Lillies - Thousand Violins
Tiger Lillies - Gin!
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... And now for something more traditional...
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James Brown - Living in America
- "East" is represented by the Swedish 'Arnold', Dolph Lundgren... The 1980s - so cheesy music videos, but a lot of good music. Laughing out loud
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Red Army Choir - Partisan's Song
- This is the REAL, classic sound of Soviet Russia, if you ask me. Cool
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Varvara -Katyusha
- And this is living proof that the average Russian still loves the oldtimes soldier's song ballads... The equivalent to American country music or cheesy German folk pop music, I guess. Eye-wink
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Here's a nice little twisted version of the 1918 song "Country Gardens" originally performed by Cecil Sharp (I need to look him up) Smiling
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Alas, Smith & Jones - Inner City Garden
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... OK. Let me finish this with a Pink song, she is NOT doing on her TTAL tour. Also starring co-writers Billy Mann and Indigo Girls. Good stuff.
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Pink & Indigo Girls - Dear Mr. President (live)
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... I will try to avoid such long pauses betwen future Singalong posts. Smiling

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2013.
It's time for another trip around the sun before we reset the calendar again. Every time someone has left us for good - the lives of certain pop stars still tends to be 'dark, brutish and short' as Thomas Hobbes would have put it in a whole different context. Smiling ... But it might also have been someone close to one of us. Someone who can never be replaced. So at least... please stay in touch - even if it's only at this random, occasional level. Smiling
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The first Singalong of 2013 looks like this:
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Let's start with a real masterpiece:
Pink Floyd - Mother (1979)
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LJ directed my attention to Billy Bob Thornton's debut film as a director called "Sling Blade" from 1996. It has some similarity to Forrest Gump. It's a more gloomy tale, but perhaps also more touching.
Bambi Lee Savage - Darlin' (from the "Sling Blade" soundtrack, 1996)
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... And as requested by PD: Here's a pretty good Pink song to get this new - concert tour - year up and running:
Pink - It's All Your Fault (2008)
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I think I have posted this one before...
The Belle Brigade - Belt of Orion
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And here's a song about the rough world of crime and violence anno 1988...
Erasure - Hallowed Ground (1988)
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And finally a beautiful classic by Mark Knopfler.
Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet (1981)
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... And finally-finally: The theme song of my favourite TV show when I was little: Emil of Lönneberga by the world's best children's book author Astrid Lindgren... I still watch it when ever it's on TV. Sticking out tongue
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Emil I Lönneberga - Hujedamej Sånt Barn Han Var (1971)
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I wish you all a happy new year... Now go out and see if it works. Eye-wink

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This legendary song has already been posted several times before, but nonetheless I have decided to dedicate this Singalong to some of the most notable interpretations of the immortal Kris Kristofferson song... Just hit the link below, and it'll run a YouTube playlist:
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Me & Bobby McGee
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And here is Kris Kristofferson's own explanation as to how this song came about.
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... And here is a link to the trumpet sonata by Nino Rota from the Fellini film that Kris Kristofferson mentions in the interview.
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Did I forget anything?
... Of course: Happy birthday, Diane. Smiling

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Here's another batch of sing-a-longs to cheer you poor summer-struck Australians up while the rest of us are staring out the window looking at the melting snow and pouring rain just before Christmas! Eye-wink
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The Beatles - In My Life (1965)
- This song is in my own top ten of Beatles songs. Sticking out tongue
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Nicki Minaj - Va Voom (2012)
- Nicki Minaj has made a great career out of twisting the mainstream r&b club sound into something that seems to appeal to the mainstream charts as well as the electro club scene. I have no idea how big a part of her songs she actually writes herself - but I guess you could say the same about almost any modern musician these days. Nothing is left un-edited and un-dubbed. Shocked Eye-wink
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Nickelback - This Means War (2012)
- More or less requested by PD... although she might prefer their 'softer', more romantic ballads...? Smiling
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The Doors - Indian Summer (1967)
"The first song we ever recorded."
- Robbie Krieger, The Doors.
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Uriah Heep - Your Turn To Remember (1976)
- This was the last album that the original lead singer, David Byron, appeared on before he got kicked out of the band due to his uncontrollable alcoholism and drug abuse. Drugs and alcohol also ended up killing him in 1983. Sad
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Queen - Rock It (Prime Jive) (1980)
- Apparently it's 'OK to and and roll on a Saturday night' Laughing out loud ... A Roger Taylor song with an impressive vocal prelude by Freddie... Could Pink do a corny cover version of this, I wonder? Sticking out tongue
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And finally: A Christmas song with jingle bells and all! This short song was written and performed by the Danish indie rock duo, The Raveonettes, who also performed at Pink's last concert in Copenhagen. Cool
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The Raveonettes - A Christmas Song (2011)
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... How many songs was that? Smiling

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The Singalong is back. You asked for it - and one of you even asked me to post a song with performed by the sultry looking Michael Hutchence, who accidentally killed himself instead of pleasing himself... He is very much missed. :S Eye-wink
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This Norwegian singer songwriter is almost exactly as old as I am. I had never heard of her before, but she definetely knows what she's doing. Smiling
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Ane Brun - Oh Love (2011)
Ane Brun - Do You Remember (2011)
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A classical classic - is this archetypical Italian piece from Giuseppe Verdi's 1853 opera Il Trovatore.
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Giuseppe Verdi - Chi del Gitano i Giorno Abbella (1853)
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David Bowie no longer exists! The artist formely known as Bowie xompletely stopped playing after a heart attack back in 2004. Mr. David Robert Jones is now a New York based art collector. He doesn't wear makeup, and he doesn't have a stylish haircut or wear trend-setting clothes... But he did when he recorded this song! Sticking out tongue
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David Bowie - Queen b**** (1972)
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OK, Michael. It's your turn now... Cool
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INXS - Beautiful Girl (1992)
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Remember this old ennerving ballad? It must've been terrible to play it over and over again at concerts. Eye-wink
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Sixpence None The Richer - There She Goes (1988)
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Let's make it a little political - although the song isn't actually taing a political stand. The chorus in this song is says it all:
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Ten Years After - I'd Love To Change The World (1969)
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I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you ...
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I'll post another - more christmassy Singalong very soon.
... And I still take requests! Smiling

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September is in my opinion the most beautiful month of the year. The sky is clear and blue, so the view is great. The days are warm, and the nights are cool. There are still green leaves on the trees, and there's fruit and mushrooms ripe for picking, and the insects have started to retire.
... And then a couple of my all time favourite singers - and my mum (who used to sing more when she was younger) - were all born in September. Smiling
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Indigo Girls (ft. Pink) - Rock And Roll Heaven's Gate (2007)
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Michael Franti & Spearheads (ft. Pink) - One Step Closer To You (2005)
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Crash and Burn (2004)
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Going To California (2001)
- Love the off beat rhythm and the sound in that song. Cool
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Try Too Hard
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Leave Me Alone I'm Lonely
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Who Knew (Live @ AOL Sessions)
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Happy 33, to the woman who has undoubtedly boosted the self esteem and confidence of girls, boys, women (and maybe even some men) all over the world for the past 10 years.

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Pink hasn't announced any tour dates here as far as I'm aware, so I'll just keep waiting... Sticking out tongue
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And now for something that makes September 5th a little special to music lovers all over the world: Freddie Mercury.
Faruk "Frederick" Bulsara was on this day - exactly 33 years and 3 days before Pink was born. Laughing out loud
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Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love (1980)
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Queen - My Melancholy Blues (1977)
- As camp as camp can be. Sticking out tongue
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Queen - Dreamer's Ball (1978)
- Freddie once said that recording the album "Jazz" was one of the funniest recording sessions he had had with Queen. Smiling
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Queen - Tear It Up (1984)
- Many people still believe that "The Works" is a 'greatest hits' album. Nope. It's just a regular studio album. Cool
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Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - Guide Me Home (1987)
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Queen - The Show Must Go On (1991)
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Queen - Bijou (1991)
- Almost 100% instrumental, but not quite.
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... And it all ended on November 24th 1991. Sad

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Queen ... The band above them all. Sticking out tongue
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Seven Seas of Rhye (1974)
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Now I'm Here (Live)
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The next bit is extremely Freddieish... Smiling
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The Fairy Feller's Masterstroke & Nevermore (1974)
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In The Lap of the Gods (Live 1974)
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And then some 'proper' classics.
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Save Me (Live 1981)
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The Prophet's Song (1975)
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... And I still think Pink should do a cover of this last song! Sticking out tongue Sticking out tongue Sticking out tongue
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It's Late (1978)
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... Next Queen overdose will be on Freddie's birthday - it's just a few days before Pink's 33rd birthday. Eye-wink

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ink could have written this song by Mika! It was made for the 2010 cinema action film hit "KickAss" about a boy who is just dreaming about becoming a super hero. The film is quite violent, but well made with likeable characters and a fascinating nonsense story and a good dialogue.
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Mika - We Are Young (KickAss title song, 2010)
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It is easy to recognize the riffs from the old White Stripes hit "Seven Nation Army" underneath this Jack White solo work. Jack White hasn't really been able to follow up on his massive success after The Stripes days back in 2004-7, but the video looks extremely cool, and there's a lot of guitar work too ... if you dig that. Eye-wink
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Jack White - Freedom at 21
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Nicki Minaj is more of a hands-on artist than most of her colleagues in the R&B business. She records music for two very different markets: Experimental 'urban' tracks for the club scene and traditional R&B tracks for the mainstream market and the charts. Here's another experimental work.
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Nicki Minaj - Beez In The Trap (2011)
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... And when you've heard the above track I suggest you comapre the sound to this old instrumental ambient track by Locust from Austria! Eye-wink
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Locust - Fawn (1997)
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And now for the classics... ABBA still equals perfection when it comes to pop music. The band that started Sweden's immense influence on the international pop charts still rules. Cool
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ABBA - Super Trouper (1980)
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Here's a rather melancholic old song by Anette's favourite band. One of my friends once told me that the works of DM "is the soundtrack for his life"! Smiling
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Depêche Mode - Little 15
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The second-last song of this Singalong qualifies for the Frigay Specials, I think ... so many people have recorded this grand old South African traditional either known as "Wimoweh" or "Mbube", but nobody would have known the songs if it hadn't been for The Tokens' 1961 song - this is a cover, of course! Laughing out loud
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Tight Fit - The Lion Sleeps Tonight
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And finally... Let's celebrate the memory of the late Deep Purple keyboardist and classical musician, Jon Lord, who passed away on July 17th. i will always remember him for his outstanding organ work on this epic all time rock classic - one of the greatest rock songs ever recorded. The organ is in fact the single most important bit. Remove it, and you'll only have another screaming rock song left - it's the organ that sets the mood and the tune. Sticking out tongue
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Deep Purple - Child In Time (Live 1970)
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Sleep tight, Lord... To the rest of you: See you next time. Smiling

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Sorry. I can't post the Singalong in this thread right now. The mindless spam filter is blocking my post. Sad

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Thanks for the tip and thank you for your interest in this thread. Please return with more suggestions. Smiling

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Wow, everyone knows such cool songs!! You should try....
Alesha Dixon's "The boy does nothing"!!

Fairytale in... Is it Christmas already, Scotty? Thanks. I'll never grow tired of it. Smiling My father is very fond of Van Morrison, actually... I think I understand why.
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It has been a while since the last Singalong, so I'd better get on with another one... A Europop one this time I think. We can't leave everything to Americans and Australians, can we? Eye-wink
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'39 was written and performed by Brian May for Queen's out-of-this-world 1975 masterpiece "A Night At The Opera" ("A Day At The Races" was recorded at the same time btw!). The song sounds like it was written in memoriam of early European immigrants to America, but according to Brian May it is actually a piece of science fiction! Smiling
This performance is a wonderful display of Queen's vocal capabilities as a band. They actually had no less than 3 gifted singers! Eye-wink
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Queen - '39 (Live 1977)
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Yazoo... The essence of early 1980s new wave melancholy (sorry, Robert Smith & The Cure!). I just can't enough(!) of their songs... Sticking out tongue
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Yazoo - Nobody's Diary (1983)
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Clout was an all female pop rock band from South Africa who had several hits in Europe. "Substitute" was their biggest hit. It was later rewritten for Gloria Gaynor. However, due to the political and economical embargo against the South African Apartheid regime, Clout were also hit by these sanctions and couldn't always perform as planned. The band split up in 1981.
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Clout - Substitute (1978)
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I dunno about the next one... Errrm. It's Dutch, and you all know it. Smiling
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Vengaboys - Shalala lala (1997)
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OK. One American song then... Shannon Hoon (1967-1995) was the short-lived front for the still existing 1990s band Blind Melon. Here is a live performance of their biggest hit.
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Blind Melon - No Rain (Live 1994?)
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I dunno if any of you have seen the European youth comedy (already sounds boring, but it isn't Eye-wink ) called "The Spanish Apartment" about a French ERASMUS student who moves to Barcelona as an exchange student and teams up with a bunch of other Europeans? The soundtrack is also outstanding. African music veteran Ali Farka Touré and old man Ry Cooder team up on this soulful tune. In the film it is used in a bluesy scene where the French student and his butch lesbian flatmate are both feeling sorry for themselves. Sticking out tongue
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Ali Farka Touré & Ry Cooder - Ai Du
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And finally one of the relatively few performing female rock artists in Europe: Gianna Nannini. This 1986 song is of course one of her major hits, but she has been a performing artist since 1979. Here she is in top shape - no playback here. Cool
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Gianna Nannini - I Maschi (Live 1987)
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Happy summer (or winter)... OK. One more then Sticking out tongue
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Uriah Heep - July Morning (1972)
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I'll be back later. Maybe just before I fly to Madeira for a couple of weeks. Might post a Singlong or two while I'm down/out there... If I don't fall off a cliff. Dangerous terrain, ya know... Smiling

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Hey Kaspin - Glad to see you are still around. Speaking of Irish anthems here is Fairytale of New York by The Pogues:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9jbdgZidu8

Minneapolis base Boiled in Lead at First Avenue:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZJxWpnbRcA&feature=relmfu

Boston based House of Pain:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpmX4qG1kQg

But my all time favorite has to be this one:

Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqXSBe-qMGo

Another winning singalong Kaspin! It's ages since I heard The Cranberries. I remember, back in the day, that it seemed you were either a Cranberries or Corrs fan. It was like choosing between Man U or Man City, you couldn't be both. I couldn't get New Order to play (Aus copyright laws), but I loved Adele and Bruno Mars. Adele has this beautiful singing voice, then she talks and I'm always surprised they are one in the same person. I wish Bruno Mars would come down under, but I think he has a drug conviction that prevents him from getting a visa (hopefully that's not true and please correct me if I'm wrong everyone. I'll apologise if I am.) It's impossible not to fall in love with P!nk all over again every time you watch that Grammy performance. That single performance is a reminde to everyone what a talent she really is, and perhaps who she really is. It's sexy, arrogant, flawless in execution and she is totally in control the whole time, even right at the end after spinning a little too fast and too long. She can never be accused of being 'fluffy' or lightweight. She showed everyone how strong and empowered she is. She showed the whole academy she is a force to be reckoned with.

Are you hiding in the closet
Are you underneath the bed
Did you go for a long walk off a short pier
How come you're not here!

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"Teen Angel" is a teenage tragedy song written by Jean Dinning (1924–2011) and her husband, Red Surrey, and performed by both Jean's brother, Mark Dinning, and Alex Murray in 1959. It was not an instant success, with radio stations in the U.S. banning the song due to its combination of youth and death.
The song is about a girl who is out on a ride with her boyfriend. Their car is stalled on a railroad track when he pulls her to safety. But when she runs back, she gets run over by a train. When they find her corpse, the narrator's high school class ring is in her hand, apparently the reason that she ran back. The last verse ends with the lyrics: "I'll never kiss your lips again/ They buried you today." The final time in the coda asks the Teen Angel to: "Answer me, Please?" (Wikipedia) Smiling
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Mark Dinning - Teen Angel
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The Cranberries ... One of the most succesful bands of the 1990s, and this is a repost of one of their biggest hits. No less than 3 different official music videos have been made for this particular song. This version is the first version that was made. Dolores has a "medieval" haircut in this version. Laughing out loud ... Chinese singer Faye Wong recorded a cover version that was used for Wong Kar Wai's 1994 film "Chungking Express".
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The Cranberries - Dreams
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At nearly seven-and-a-half minutes, "Blue Monday" is one of the longest tracks ever to chart in the UK and is the biggest-selling 12" single of all time. "Blue Monday" is often seen as one of the most important crossover tracks of the 1980s pop music scene. Synthpop had been a major force in British popular music for several years, but "Blue Monday" was arguably the first British dance record to exhibit an obvious influence from the New York club scene.
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New Order - Blue Monday (1983)
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And now for a request - and something completely different Smiling ...
"Shaddap You Face" is an Australian song written and performed by Joe Dolce. The song was full of broad Italian-American humour and included a recognizable chorus.
"Shaddap You Face" was also Number 1 in 11 other countries. There have been over 50 different foreign language cover versions, and hundreds more published informally on YouTube with new versions being recorded and uploaded every year. The original release sold over 6 million copies and has remained the most successful Australian-produced single in Australian music history for 31 years straight.
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Joe Dolce - Shaddap You Face (Live 1981)
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Bruno Mars has been on the Singalong a couple of times before. He he is again - as requested by Netty. Bruno is said to be a great live performer, by the way. Smiling
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Bruno Mars - Count On Me (2011)
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Adele's success seems to be without an end. Here's a live version of "Rumour Has It". There is no official music video except this live version issued on digital media.
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Adele - Rumour Has It (Live 2011)
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No members of the Beach Boys actually knew how to surf, but nonetheless "Surfin' USA" became one of their all time greatest hits. In the early 1960s Beach Boys and The Beatles were seen as 'rivals'... In one respect the Americans were actually superior to the Brits: They were even better vocalists and harmonists than the Fab Four. Eye-wink
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The Beach Boys - Surfin' USA (Live 1964)
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The last song needs no introduction at all ... Cool
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Pink - Glitter In The Air (Live @ US Grammy Awards 2010)
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That performance finally made Pink a star in her own country... it only took her 10 years! Eye-wink
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See ya later, everyone. Smiling

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Why I can not post the link?
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I like the "Sad movies" song.

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I'm not gonna write any comments to take up precious space this time. It's more impirtant that you start digesting the music right away. Hurry! There's no time to waste. Smiling
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Pink + Linda Perry - What's Up? (Live acoustic)
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Train - Hey Soul Sister
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Led Zeppelin - Going To California (Live 1975)
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Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down
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The Knack - My Sharona (1979)
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Blondie - Heart Of Glass (1978)
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Erasure - Fingers & Thumbs (1995)
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7 songs = 1 week... Sounds like a reasonable deal. Sticking out tongue
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... And don't forget to send me your requests. If you don't, things will die out completely in here. Eye-wink

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Mr. R. Gibb passed away a few days ago at the age of 63. Let's pay a little tribute to the late hitmaker of the family business called The Bee Gees and also for a whole lot of other artists - including himself as a solo artist.
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Bee Gees - You Win Again (1987)
Extended version
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Bee Gees - This Is Where I Came In (2003)
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And finally a song that the Bee Gees didn't write themselves. It was written back in 1960 for the Everly Brothers ... but even back then the Bee Gees were performing(!) ... But it was Nazareth who really immortalized this song. Most people only remember their (or Roy Orbison's) version. Eye-wink
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Robin Gibb - Love Hurts (Live 2003)
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And now for something completely different...
Vamp's 2nd biggest hit, I think.
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Transvision Vamp (1989)
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Zep's 1973 album "Houses of the Holy" contained a great number of 'overlooked' songs. This one is a short one - almost a ballad in the traditional sense - even with a country'ish slide guitar. Smiling
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Led Zeppelin - Tangerine (1973)
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Gossip's frontwoman Beth Ditto seems to have made som people angry because she doesn't mind exposing herself despite her overweight figure. I wonder why so many people in the world's fattest nation feel the need to rant over this talented performer? Puzzled
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Gossip - Move In The Right Direction (2012)
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And finally - a request (more or less) Smiling
This might not be the most solemn and emotional song in Pink's catalogue, but it has never been on the Singalong before...
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Pink - It's All Your Fault (Live in Oz 2010)
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Happy weekend, everyone. Smiling

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'tis Saturday, and it has been a whole month since I posted the latest Singalong, so here's a big one to make up for some of the immense sense of loss and emptiness you must've felt. Sticking out tongue
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Donna Summer (1948-2012) died a couple of days ago.
Let's celebrate her with this 1977 live recording - obviously not with the original live audio, but a great video nonetheless - if you're into electronic disco. Giorgio Moroder and Paolo Bellotte wrote this trance-like piece that took disco to 'strange new places'... Sticking out tongue
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Donna Summer - I Feel Love ('Live' 1977 HQ sound)
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Like other famous American disco divas, Donna Summer had a religious background, which kinda contradicted the highly erotic and 'bodily' music they recorded. Traditional religious hostility towards the very same gay people, who more than anyone else have kept disco alive and celebrated women like Gloria Gaynor and Donna Summer as 'divas' didn't make things less complicated to these ladies. Eye-wink
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We've had The Black Keys on the Singalong once before, but here's another little gem that might get stuck on your mind.
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The Black Keys - Little Black Submarines
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I just got a 'KZ' haircut, so I'm not the target audience for this song, I guess. Smiling
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Black Mountain - The Hair Song
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And here's a REQUEST from Down Under...
A young Rolf Harris (look him up lol) dragging The Beatles through one of his daggy Australian singalongs sometime in the early 1960s... From a live radio broadcast. Laughing out loud
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Rolf Harris & The Beatles - Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport
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Another Australian tune - somewhat newer than Rolf Harris' big hit and more in the vein of Coldplay with a hint of Depêche Mode Eye-wink . PD requested this one. Wikipedia says they're from East Fremantle - a Perth suburb.
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Eskimo Joe - Black Fingernails, Red Wine
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And now another - almost new song (notice the rhythm which is similar to "I Feel Love") by a band you probably didn't know still existed: Shakespears Sister. The soprano Marcella Detroit left the band in the late 1990s, but Siobhan Fahey went on, and this ain't bad...
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Shakespears Sister - It's A Trip (2010)
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And now a request by our dear 'lost' friend, El Jay, from Hartlepool UK... The latest video by her sexiness, Ms. Cheryl Cole. Smiling
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Cheryl Cole - Call My Name (2012)
Alternate version
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We're not done with the soft pop yet. Here's Donna Lewis' only hit from 1996. You won't recognise it until you hear the chorus after 1½ minute. Laughing out loud
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Donna Lewis - I Love You Always Forever (1996)
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And finally another 1996 hit: A reprise... Pulp's hit "Common People" Cool
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Pulp - Common People (1996)
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And remember this: The Singalong never dies! Cool Smiling

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Today's Singalong is dedicated to Steve Marriott - one of the most gifted rock vocalists in rock history.
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Small Faces - I'm Only Dreaming (1967)
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Humble Pie - Black Coffee (Live 1973)
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Peter Frampton on guitar here...
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Humble Pie - I Wonder (1972)
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And a pure love ballad ...
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Humble Pie - You're So Good For Me (1972)
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And finally a solo work. Steve remained active throughout his career despite alcohol abuse, and he actually played his last concert (in good shape) only two months before he died in a fire at his house on April 20th 1991 caused by a cigarette and a drunk Steve. Shocked Eye-wink
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Humble Pie - Stay With Me
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Enjoy your week, ladies and gentlemen. Smiling

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Despite har cool surface, Pink has always been good at 'melancholy blues'. This is a classic from the Try This era. She has only performed it live a few times, but these have crappy sound quality, so I picked the studio version for the Singalong...
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Pink - Save My Life (2003)
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But Freddie knew how to make it sound really saucy and classy (and more mature, obviously). Sticking out tongue
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Queen - My Melancholy Blues (1977)
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But George Michael is of course a true master of this discipline. Yet another hit (and an original music video) from his grandiose and impressive solo debut, "Faith" from 1987... I'm sure some of you can't stand this... Elton John could have sung this! Laughing out loud
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George Michael - Kissing A Fool (1987)
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Well. I've had enough of melancholy, so here's a truly great song by the late Solomon Burke, who had his finest hour in the early 1960s. He was overshadowed by the legendary Sam Cooke, but from a vocal perspective he was just as impressive.
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Solomon Burke - Cry To Me (1963)
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And now a song from down under: Real Life is (was?) a new wave band from Melbourne. This was their breakthrough hit... More pop than 'classic' new wave if you ask me. Eye-wink
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Real Life - Send Me An Angel (1983)
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There are also a bunch of Germans in here, and I'm sure they all love Alphaville. No video for this one, sorry. Smiling
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Alphaville - Lies (1984)
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Sorry, but I'm only posting Singalongs randomly these days. Sticking out tongue

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And here we go again with another Singalong...
Let's make it as camp as possible from the start... Sticking out tongue
"Apache" is an instrumental written by Jerry Lordan. It has been recorded by many people, but the first released version was recorded by British group The Shadows in June 1960.
In 1977, The Tommy Seebach Band recorded a disco-styled version and filmed an accompanying music video of "Apache". Set on a rocky hillside, it featured scantily-clad dancers adoring a grinning keyboard player. This version was successful in Europe and later became an Internet meme. Laughing out loud
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Tommy Seebach Band - Apache (1977)
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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark had their major breakthrough with this balled named after the infamous bomber plane that dropped the nuclear bombs over Hiroshima in 1945.
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OMD - Enola Gay (1980)
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And now for something very 'Nordic'...
Eivør Pálsdóttir (pronounced [ˈaivœɹ ˈpɔlsˌdœʰtəɹ]; b. 1983 in Syðrugøta, Faroe Islands) is a Faroese singer/songwriter with a distinct voice and a wide range of interests in many kinds of music from rock, jazz, folk, pop, to European classical music.
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Eivør - Hounds of Love (2010)
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David Grellier (b. 1979 in Nantes, France) is a French electronica musician and founder of the musical projects College (2005) and Valerie (2007). Under the stage name Mitch Silver, he is also a member of the electroclash band Sexy Sushi, active since 2004.
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College featuring Electric Youth - A Real Hero ("Drive" soundtrack, 2011)
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Happy Frigay, everyone. Smiling

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Fancy ( Manfred Alois Perilano, b. 1946) is a German Eurodance and Euro Disco (a.k.a. italo disco) artist who was popular in the mid to late 1980s. Fancy, who studies astrology and esoterica, once claimed in an interview, "I am a moon child"... Enjoy this. The year is 1985 - I think. Sticking out tongue
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Fancy - Bolero
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You already know the next song very well...
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Plastic Bertrand - Ca Plane Pour Moi (1978)
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The next one is one of Scotty's recommendations... Smiling
Nashville p**** is an American hard rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. Their musical style mixes boogie rock, Southern metal and psychobilly. Much of the band's lyrical themes mostly revolve around sex, drugs, drinking, fighting, and rock 'n' roll.
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Nashville Pussy - Pussy Time (Live)
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The Cure hasn't been on the Singalong more than once or twice before, so let's have one of their lengthier songs to make up for their absence... Take it away, Robbie - king of the Emos! Laughing out loud
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The Cure - Pictures of You
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Someone has said that Bryan Ferry mainly became famous for singing other people's songs, but this 1985 hit was actually his very own - and first as a solo artist - hit.
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Bryan Ferry - Slave To Love (1985)
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I never knew that Patrick Sawyze had had a singing career. I'm not saying that this is bad - but it's not that great either Laughing out loud ... I s'pose it was made at the peak of his career during the time of "Dirty Dancing", "Roadhouse" and "Ghost"... judging from his hair length. Eye-wink
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Patrick Swayze - She's Like The Wind
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Finally the first vocal version of Henry Mancini's famous Peter Gunn theme... Later made famous by The Blues Brothers and a whole lot of other films.
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Sarah Vaughan - Peter Gunn
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Smiling That's all for now.

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Laughing out loud ... Pussy Time ... I guess this is what 'biker culture' has been all about since the days of "Easy Rider"... Sticking out tongue
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Today's (or rather: This week's) Singalong Eye-wink contains another big batch of songs that deserves to be remembered (or forgotten)...
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Shakespears Sister was a highly talented duo during the early 1990s consisting of Siobhan Fahey and American soprano Marcella Detroit. They are most famous for their massive 1992 hit "Stay", but they actually recorded a good deal of brilliant ballads. Here's one...
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Shakespears Sister - Hello (Turn Your Radio On)
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Joy Division is perhaps the most celebrated post punk band thanks to the tragically short life of their highly respected lead singer, Ian Curtis, who comitted suicide due to mental illness in 1980.
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Joy Division - Closer (unofficial video)
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Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft or D.A.F. is an influential German electropunk/NDW band from Düsseldorf, formed in 1978. Lyrically D.A.F.'s songs have ranged from sardonic reflections on ideology and political violence, to journeys into a very physical, even brutal, sexuality, sometimes related from a child's point of view.
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DAF - Der Räuber und der Prinz (1982)
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Kim Carnes (b. 1945 in Hollywood, California) is an American singer-songwriter. She is a two-time Grammy Award winner noted for her distinctive raspy vocal style. Some people have called her "The Female Rod Stewart" due to her raspy voice. Laughing out loud
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Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes (1981)
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Actress Bette Davis admitted to being a fan of the song and approached Carnes and the songwriters to thank them. Davis wrote to Carnes after the song was released saying she loved the song. Carnes and Davis struck up a special friendship, with the singer visiting her at her home several times until her 1989 death. Carnes performed the song live for Davis at a tribute to the legendary actress held just before her death.
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And now for something completely different: Princess Stéphanie Grimaldi of Monaco. The princess' first album from 1986 was surprisingly succesful, and it still ranks as one of the best selling albums in France(!) She recorded a "In The Closet" with Michael Jackson in 1992, she ended her singing career. Smiling
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Stéphanie - Dance With Me (1987)
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And finally: A music video that looks like the start of a porno film... From the early days of aerobics gyms and the fashion that came with it in the early 1980s. Laughing out loud
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Vanessa - Upside Down (1982)
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Errr... A late "Happy Frigay, everyone". Smiling

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Not much going on here lately! Here is a good live one: Nashville p**** - p**** Time

http://youtu.be/CSJvZ8HvBNs

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Not much action here lately

Here is a good one form Nashville p**** live in Paris -

You give drugs a bad name

http://youtu.be/4_1NPTtseTw

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