thegue

thegue

Educator with a love of travel, music, lists, cricket and being an contrarian.

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I'm the one with no recollection of "Jacob's Ladder", nor Tiffany's 2nd #1. But I was well aware of the charts during this year; I purchased about 40% of the Top 100 singles in 1988 and 89. I think those songs may have just been...forgettable? Cue Nat King Cole But in 1998, a year after my return from the Middle East, tastes decidedly different than the charts, purchasing CDs of alt rock artists and dance mix compilations, I have NEVER heard of this band, their song...nothing. Mt58, keep the chair and my smoking jacket warm.
I'm here for New Jack Swing. I'm here for Tony! Toni! Toné!
(The Divine version of “One More Try” peaked at #29. Divine will eventually appear in this column.) Virgindog, mt58, emeritus TNOCers...will you have room for one more? I've never heard of this band.
George Michael’s “One More Try” top YouTube official music video comments: 1. I'm a metal fan but I know skill when I hear it this is most likely the best voice from the eighty's ,with that said it's now 2021 and I've not heard one better . 2. One of my earliest memories is being at the community pool and this song playing. It was the late 80’s and I was 3 or 4? Pretty sweet to have George Michael as a first memory of life. 3. His voice was greatness but holy hell those lyrics are EPIC. 4. He wrote, produced, and recorded "One More Try" in EIGHT HOURS. George Michael was one of the most gifted songwriters and performers of our time. RIP George Michael 🙏🏼😥💞 5. I met him as a kid, and he signed my moms CD. The amount of people mobbing him was crazy. He was a straight rock star. Record store Sacramento 1991, like 800 people in line maybe more. The line went around the block and around 5 buildings as we left.
Although I was moving quickly into college radio/alt rock at this time, I owned "Get it". It wasn't as good as "Skeletons", or "Love Light in Flight", or...you get the idea. But it was better than his 80s #1s, and so found its way into my collection.
There is definitely something to an artist doing a song against the grain (taking a novelty song and doing to straight), or playing a tune completely out of character. My favorite example of this was when Travis played "Back in Black" as the first song of their encore and NAILING it. If anyone has time to go down a rabbit hole, my friend used to play with the Philadelphia Ukulele Orchestra...when concerts were a thing. I can't find it, but they always included a heavy metal song. Feel free to search YouTube and the interwebs for it.
I stopped doing this cause it was too time consuming, but have at it!! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1er0PTbT7v8J2lPcSx6IBhXOcisIbh9wmSsjlY8mc4mU/edit#gid=0
"Introspective" is one of the greatest albums of all time. Don't @ me.
There were a LOT of sad postings on this video. Difficult read...
You hush your mouth on "Sara". Their other #1's are horrible, but I can't say a bad word about that one. (I was also dating a Sara at the time; may have had something to do with it :)
Not much separating these two! Is this the closest all 3 songs have ever been on the ballot?
That's great news, SrCarto. Enjoy some tequila for me! My wife gets her second shot today; she's taking a few days off after since she didn't react well to the first. Hoping to join you (and everyone here in TNOCS) in a virtual toast after our family is fully vaccinated.
My favorite song with a bit of Liverpool FC incorporated into it... https://youtu.be/t3J_2R9rAp8
Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine’s “Anything for You” top YouTube official music video comments: 1. In 1988 Gloria and I were friends. She is a great a woman as she can sing. Gloria was an activist, always doing good things for others. She was the Queen of Miami. 2. In my attic going through an old suitcase full of old love letters and notes from the 80’s. I also found this song on a 45. If people know what that is? 😉 my very first girlfriend gave me this song ... such great memories.... my life has been blessed. 🙏❤️ 3. Damn... i think that i will cry in 1, 2..3 4. Listening to this as I am contemplating divorce and crying 5. I remember seeing her sing this after her back surgery and as it happens I had a heart attack during the concert go figure. I wish I had met the kind of someone she sings about in my life but the sun is setting and the world turns. 6. Heard the dude in this video got his ass kicked for bragging in a bar back in the day any truth to this?? Lol Wait Gloria your the best! Played this on keys for years growing up! C Ostwald is the man on keys!!
Don't not remember "She Kissed Me", but this is a jam.
...and not even the best song on the album. (I'm looking at you, "International Bright Young Thing") Did I spin that song at the bar/club I DJ'ed at? In the words of Colonel Nathan Jessup "YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT I DID!!!"
mt, are we bringing Sgt Pepper back into this conversation?
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