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Pop songs from your youth that make you smile

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20 hours ago, BabyBoyAndMyLass said:

Have to bring the whole punk issue into the thread, and as a Post-punk and original Goth myself had a few lined up but after careful consideration I'm going first with this for Punk, chose this over The Jam 'Strange Town' and Stranglers 'Peaches', 'Strange Town' and 'No more heroes/Peaches' medley were the first songs I ever performed in public, back in the days when I used to get on the Mic as well as play bass so left them out in favour of this early exposure to the late Stuart Adamson, prior to his huge success with Big Country, one of the very best Punk records!

 

 

Into The Valley one of the most uplifting punk songs of all time, with some of the most indecipherable lyrics ever. Do you remember the advert with the misheard lyrics? "Barman and soda, juicy men enbalmed her" Used to LOVE that so much. 

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Eh? Shocker! More Sisters has appeared?

12 minutes ago, shufflin said:

Hot Chocolate did the original, so relevant to soul pop, but this version nailed it - kinda my generation but I was still very much into soul at the time

Same 'ere, at the time was rushing onto the motorway to allniters after supporting bands such as Sisters all over't north west and Yorkshire!  

 

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2 hours ago, Colnago said:

Always had a soft spot for the casuals ‘jessamine” I don’t know how to post the video up off you tube so if someone can I’d be muchly grateful, somebody has put up the version with the strings etc in the background which is ( their) original version. 

I don't knows the reason why but your mention to the mellow "Jessamine" automatically reminded me in another pop one that was another smash hit with good remembrances for me, Classic IV's "Stormy" (perhaps the reason is that both songs are from 1968):

 

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The song that sums up my youth is Pay To Cum by Bad Brains. Washington DC's first all black hardcore band, they always did a bit of Reggae too and went much more in that direction later on. The singer HR had so much energy. I still remember the first time I heard their cassette and the song Sailin' On - I just couldn't believe anyone could play that fast; this is not much slower!

 

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19 hours ago, BabyBoyAndMyLass said:

Lyn Anderson and Manhatten Transfer, both wonderful!

Nice insight into other areas of our eclectic tastes, brilliant!

Quick reminder in case some folks haven't seen it yet.

 

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Too young to appreciate Roxy Music's early output when originally released, but these songs were around for most of the '70's and remain timeless classics today, and to keep with the theme, put a smile on your face.  Virginia Plain, Love Is The Drug, and this one, Do The Strand....

 

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17 hours ago, RICK SCOTT said:

Came across this today had to share because as this thread says "Makes You Smile" From 1985 The Funny Billy Crystal

Never realised it was THE Billy Crystal Rick, I have this on one of those Disco Review albums, I'm probably wrong but I'm sure Robbie Vincent played this on one of his shows but that may be a memory/age thing. I'll have to check out the mix on the album as I'm sure there's not so much talking on mine.

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1 hour ago, Twoshoes said:

Never realised it was THE Billy Crystal Rick, I have this on one of those Disco Review albums, I'm probably wrong but I'm sure Robbie Vincent played this on one of his shows but that may be a memory/age thing. I'll have to check out the mix on the album as I'm sure there's not so much talking on mine.

I Think you are correct on Robbie Vincent as that is how i picked up on it, i didn't like everything he played but he did play some quality tunes, particular some very nice album tracks. and yes there is a better version that Robbie played which i bought at the time but could not see that on youtube but i am sure it will be up there somewhere.

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I've always had a soft spot for this track .

 

I saw Joe Jackson play live one time some years ago and he was great,surprisingly good in fact.

My missus is the ultimate 80s girl by the way and she's told me I.must post this track which is her all time favourite song.

 

This record is from the same year,(released in 1982) and it literally changed my life overnight when I first heard it on the radio as a teenager.

 

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Sticking with the early years thread 

Walking Back To Happiness - Susan Maughan

Downtown - Petula Clark (the best British pop single ever)

Anything by Dusty

Mony Mony - Tony James 

Up Around The Bend/Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival

After that soul kicked in fully and I never looked back

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Co-Co - The Sweet

You’re my everything - Lee Garrett

Moviestar - Harpo

D.I.S.C.O. - Ottowan 

These still make me smile now, must be the uplifting key changes that do it for me.

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