five from 1983

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Give It Up
7
24%
Total Eclipse Of The Heart
6
21%
Africa
5
17%
All Night Long
4
14%
Church of the Poisoned Mind
7
24%
 
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five from 1983

Postby inside-out fox » 17 Apr 2017, 17:28









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Re: five from 1983

Postby Goat Boy » 17 Apr 2017, 17:42

Eclipse is magnificent. The rest can't even compete
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Re: five from 1983

Postby toomanyhatz » 17 Apr 2017, 17:46

"Give it Up" is the only one that's truly awful. Bonnie and Toto are represented by silly songs that at least make a pleasant noise.

I openly like Lionel's contribution, but not as much as my favorite performance on any of these - Helen Terry's singing on "Church." Not one of my favorite CC songs, but she really elevates it.
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Re: five from 1983

Postby inside-out fox » 17 Apr 2017, 17:50

They're all very good but 'Give It Up' is killer.

I didn't like it much at the time. I remember going to Germany on a school exchange in summer '83 and the thing was fucking HUGE. Kids in line doing synchronised dances, yelling the chorus, grinning like goons. But I heard it again a few nights ago on the TOTP repeats and it knocked me out. The bassline, especially, is magical.
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Re: five from 1983

Postby Matt Wilson » 17 Apr 2017, 17:53

Good Lord...


Lionel, at a pinch. But damn...
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Re: five from 1983

Postby inside-out fox » 17 Apr 2017, 17:56

Ho hum. The usual anti-pop sentiment from the US contingent.
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Re: five from 1983

Postby toomanyhatz » 17 Apr 2017, 18:06

Ho-hum. The usual anti-US sentiment from the UK contingent.

We like good pop!
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Re: five from 1983

Postby sloopjohnc » 17 Apr 2017, 18:08

Goat Boy wrote:Eclipse is magnificent. The rest can't even compete


The only one I think stands up is Church of the Poisoned Mind. The other are schlock.
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Re: five from 1983

Postby Matt Wilson » 17 Apr 2017, 18:17

DADDY-O wrote:Ho hum. The usual anti-pop sentiment from the US contingent.


You are the LAST person who should complain about repetitive points of view.
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Re: five from 1983

Postby Goat Boy » 17 Apr 2017, 18:20

toomanyhatz wrote:Ho-hum. The usual anti-US sentiment from the UK contingent.

We like good pop!


Are you pissed? What time is it over there in the Land of the Free?
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Re: five from 1983

Postby inside-out fox » 17 Apr 2017, 18:38

Matt Wilson wrote:
DADDY-O wrote:Ho hum. The usual anti-pop sentiment from the US contingent.


You are the LAST person who should complain about repetitive points of view.


"Dylan is shite", yeah. Every day!
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Re: five from 1983

Postby Matt Wilson » 17 Apr 2017, 18:40

Who says it's just Dylan?
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Re: five from 1983

Postby inside-out fox » 17 Apr 2017, 18:43

ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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Re: five from 1983

Postby Matt Wilson » 17 Apr 2017, 19:06

This from the single biggest BCB NME supporter!!
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Re: five from 1983

Postby Sneelock » 17 Apr 2017, 19:12

bonnie tyler is the only one that doesn't give me the willies.
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Re: five from 1983

Postby Lord Rother » 17 Apr 2017, 19:38

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Re: five from 1983

Postby Darkness_Fish » 17 Apr 2017, 20:06

It's a close call between "Give it up" and "Church of the Poisoned Mind", but I eventually plumped for KC. If you're going to choose between 5 slices of silliness, and least pick the one that sounds fun.

Toto's "Africa" has the worst use of metaphor in the history of the English language, and is an affront to mankind.
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Re: five from 1983

Postby Bent Fabric » 17 Apr 2017, 20:15

Goat Boy wrote:Eclipse is magnificent. The rest can't even compete


Agreed.

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Re: five from 1983

Postby kath » 17 Apr 2017, 20:20

Bent Fabric wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:Eclipse is magnificent. The rest can't even compete


Agreed.


me too.

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Re: five from 1983

Postby inside-out fox » 17 Apr 2017, 20:20

Given how often 'Africa' has been brought up over the years here as a 'guilty pleasure', I thought it'd have walked it here.
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