Sunday, 2 September 2012

Listography-Top 5 songs I grew up to.

Kate's Listography is back after a summer break with 'Top 5 songs I grew up to.' For me that's tunes from the 80's. Let's see what I remember...

1.  'System Addict'-5 Star, the UK's answer to The Jackson 5. I loved 5 Star, bought their tape and the 5 Star annual. I was quite surprised to see one of the sisters from the group on 'The Voice' tv show recently.

2.  The one where the chorus went 'Hey, how are you doing? I'm sorry you couldn't get through-but this is a message that's been recorded especially for you...' I can't remember the name of the song or the band but it was the first song that popped into my head when I read Kate's original post. I remember as a child that it would be cool to sing the chorus into an answering machine I would have as an adult-to this day I've not done it.

3.  'Take on Me'-A-ha. Iconic video and catchy tune.

4. 'Karma Chameleon'-Culture Club. Didn't know what it was about then-still don't really know what it's about now. Catchy tune though.

5.  Anything by Howard Jones. Bog-standard name--excellent tunes.

So, that's my top 5. Scoot on over to Kate Takes 5 if you want to join in too.

11 comments:

  1. Number 2 is by the band Curiosity Killed the Cat. Think it's called Name and Number. My schoolfriend had a crush on the lead singer Ben who had a posh double-barrelled surname. We nicknamed him Ben Volauvent Peapod.

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    1. Hi Donna. Thanks for that. I was trying to think for ages which band it was!

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  2. I love Aha and Culture Club - so catchy!

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    1. They'll be in my head for a good few days yet.

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  3. I had totally forgotten about 5 Star but I used to really like them too. Howard Jones - another blast from the past. I can see I will be up all night on You Tube!

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    1. Hi there. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I wonder if I've still got my 5 Star tape anywhere?

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  4. Love it - especially 'name & number' I may still add to my answer phone one day...

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    1. Thanks Emily. I remember that 'Name and Number' was on my 'Now that's what I call hits of the 80's' tape. Heaven knows what number 'Now' compilation they're on now!

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  5. Yep with you on 2, 3, 4 and 5 - memories popping up all over the place! Glad Donna solved the mystery for you :)

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    1. Hi Kate. Another great Listography title. Looking forward to the next one.

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  6. Oh yes, Culture Club! That was a great song.
    And I remember that one Hey How You Doing, Sorry you can't get through... It was very, very annoying... :) It was De La Soul:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzLVSxlrV-U

    (visiting via Kate's linky)

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