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December Theme #17

I had the Greatest Hits and would crank up the volume in the car when this track came on. The lead guitar from Eric Clapton is awesome. It peaked at number 3 in 1990. This is the first time I’d … Continue reading

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December Theme #16

Loads of boybands around in the 1980s, and these guys were one of the best. Teaming up with Dusty Springfield, they released this in 1987, where it peaked at number 2 in the charts.  

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December Theme #15

Released in 1984, this was banned by the BBC then topped the charts for 5 consecutive weeks! I think it was one of the best beat records of the decade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh4tHpUflDA&app=desktop I bought the album Welcome to the Pleasuredome which … Continue reading

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December Theme #14

I’m wondering if any of my choices have been a surprise for my readers. My musical taste is usually ballads, strings, and harmonies, which cover a lot of songs, but perhaps all in the same genre. This one is short … Continue reading

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December Theme #13

Unlucky for some, but not for this chart topper which was released late in 1969. Written and performed by Norman Greenbaum, it hit the number one spot in 1970. Doctor and the Medics released a cover in 1986, and Gareth … Continue reading

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December Theme #12

This was the Children In Need charity single of 1997. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDirNhQ1Gq0 Written by Lou Reed originally in 1972, if you bought it, you got on the A side: Artists in order of appearance : Lou Reed, Bono, Skye Edwards (Morcheeba), … Continue reading

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December Theme #11

Johnny Pearson had a hit with this, the theme from a BBC TV drama series called Owen MD which ran from 1971 to 1973. Written and performed by him on piano, it reached number 8 in the UK chartsĀ  in … Continue reading

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December Theme #10

In 2009, Susan Boyle stunned audiences and professionals alike on Britain’s Got Talent when she sang I Dreamed a Dream, receiving a standing ovation. The first track on her debut album of the same name was Wild Horses. If you … Continue reading

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December Theme #9

I wasn’t really one for boy bands, but did like a few, including The Backstreet Boys. I particularly liked this track from the 2005 album Never Gone, which was in the CD player in the bedroom a lot of the … Continue reading

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Oh my, look at the time!

It’s gone 3pm, and NO, I have not just got up! (cheeky lot) We have been reindeer shopping (amongst other things) and I’ve been packing pressies. I’m copying an extract from a post I did in February 2014 to give … Continue reading

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