Chemical Brothers – Hey Boy, Hey Girl

Another musical memory from me for today’s Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Chemical – the Chemical Brothers with ‘Hey Boy, Hey Girl’ from 1999… Amazing to think this was almost 20 years ago!

I was never really a House music fan, but every now and again a dance song would really get stuck in my head – and this was definitely one of them! 🙂

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Video Killed the Radio Star

The first thing that came to mind this morning when I saw Fandango has chosen ‘Video’ for today’s One Word Challenge was the Buggles 1979 hit ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ – I can still sing along with it today! 🙂

A Musical Twofer from the 1980s

A Musical Twofer (two-for-the-price-of-one) from the UK musical charts in the 1980s – Adam and the Ants with ‘Stand and Deliver’ brought to mind by Fandango’s One Word Prompt: Highway (Adam Ant is being a Highwayman in the video)

and Dead or Alive with ‘You Spin Me Round (like a record)’ that springs to mind for Linda’s prompt Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Round.

Hope you enjoyed this double blast from the past! 🙂

 

Mad World

Usually I prefer the original version of any given song to a later cover version, but there are always exceptions to the rule. One of these is ‘Mad World’, originally sang by Tears for Fears in the early 1980s – I liked it well enough at the time, but I didn’t love it.

And then years later I heard Gary Jules’ haunting version, and it made the hairs on my arms stand up on end – to be honest it still does. I found myself quietly singing it yesterday, mournful and melancholy like my mood, so I thought I’d share it today…

All around me are familiar faces

Worn out places, worn out faces

Bright and early for the daily races

Going nowhere, going nowhere…

Partaking in a Little Nostalgia

My husband and I are spring-cleaning today, and found an old pile of music CDs we’d long forgotten about. So we decided to partake in a little nostalgic listening as we work – a 3CD compilation titled ‘School Reunion – the 80s’ is our current choice, and it’s just absolutely perfect to spring-clean to! A total of 60 banging tracks from a decade during which I listened to a lot of music, and I’m finding I can still sing along to most of it 🙂

Daily Prompt: Partake