Sunday, October 01, 2006

Public holiday surcharge

No Idol recap tonight, I'm taking the long weekend off.

Although I might make one observation - a million points to the kids in the crowd with the sign featuring black texta on yellow cardboard saying "Yeah! Yellow Poster!"

The Idol theme tonight requires song choices from the year one was born - if the finalists were of my vintage, you'd expect a boatload of Queen, or Billy Joel (bottle of red....).

For shits and giggles, let's all browse a list of songs from the year of our birth and pick which one we would have sung in front of da nayshun.

Here's an el crappo website from which to make a selection (see list on right hand side).

Or alternatively, have you heard of Google? It's totally a search engine you can enter bitchin' keywords into and get 'search results'. You can't get it on floppy disk though, which is a bit of a bugger. But try it anyway.

From 1980, the LovelyWife picks "Call me" by Blondie. Not bad. Not bad at all.

My selection comes from 1978: "Hot Blooded" by Foreigner. Yes! Top that!

Dean couldn't-be-any-Gay-er may have topped it with "You give love a bad name" though.

Do you worst, best blerst people!


Georg said...

Well, I used that Google thing you mentioned and I was slightly annoyed that a list of albums released in the year of my birth featured on a site called


Anyway, I'm taking this as a nomination to make if we had a voice to actually sing them. Had a bit of difficulty making a choice. There were some pearlers:

Stuck in the middle with you - Stealers Wheel
Keep On Trucking (Part. 1) - Eddie Kendricks
Touch Me In The Morning - Diana Ross
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
You're So Vain - Carly Simon

But I've scorned those to go for Billy Joel's Captain Jack.

Anonymous said...

6 words:


Anonymous said...

bting blonde on blonde to see if there is anything there that could complement my tone deafness

shula said...

Think I'm the oldest, so far.

Leader of the Pack, by the Shangrilas.

Like to see Idol tackle that one.

weasel said...

I'm a 78er (so to speak) too. I was tempted by "You're the One That I Want" and "Disco Inferno", but "Copacabana" is the winner.

Shula - you win. Although "It's My Party" would be even better.

TLA said...

I think I will have to go with "Sir Duke" by the Funk Master, Mr Stevie Wonder.

Listening to "Superstition" right now.

Sweet, sweet funk on a Tuesday morning.

Zoe said...

Wake up, Maggie, I think I've got something to say to you ...

How much fun could you have singing this gold to Mr Holden:
"All I needed was a friend to lend a guiding hand
But you turned into a lover and
Mother what a lover, you wore me out
All you did was wreck my bed
And in the morning kick me in the head"


tigtog said...

Shula, we could do a Chiffons number together, '63 was a big year for them.

I think I'd have to go with Allan Sherman's "Hello Muddah! Hello Faddah!", because although I love the Lesley Gore, everybody knew Camp Granada.

fagragslag said...

as a way-too-ancient-for-idol 31 year old, I could have done Bowie's Rebel Rebel.