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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|And finally, a reminder that we should enjoy the time we have! "It's called a lifetime, at first you never notice then the years go flying by" Song title?||Lyrics of Kirsty MacColl
Tread Lightly. From "Kite"
|Do you have multiple personalities?! "And when I think she's finally gone some guy arrives and turns her on" Song title?||Lyrics of Kirsty MacColl
Celestine. From "Tropical Brainstorm"
|A quote that helps you realise how good your life is - "And you feel real guilty about the coat on your back and the sandwich you have" Song title?||Lyrics of Kirsty MacColl
Walking Down Madison. From "Titanic Days"
Mambo De La Luna. From "Tropical Brainstorm"
|Another quote for those of you who can't express yourselves - "It's all so fascinating, I'm stuck for words" Song title?||Lyrics of Kirsty MacColl
Shutting The Doors. A collaboration with Jools Holland.
As Long As You Hold Me. A slightly depressing number it has to be said, but lovely just the same!
|Heartbreak in the simplest of terms - "I feel empty, I feel deceived, You shouldn't have done that to me" Song title?||Lyrics of Kirsty MacColl
Wrong Again. From "Tropical Brainstorm"
|Ever felt like hunting down someone who's hurt you? "He doesn't look bad from this far, I'm hailing a cab and I'm gonna follow his car wherever he goes I won't be too far behind" Song title?||Lyrics of Kirsty MacColl
Treachery. From "Tropical Brainstorm"
|For those of you who have difficulty expressing yourself - "I must have sung a billion songs but all the words just came out wrong" Song title?||Lyrics of Kirsty MacColl
Last Day Of Summer. One of my favourites.
|Taking us back to the heartbreak of school day romances - "How could you walk out on her and turn to her best friend" Song title?||Lyrics of Kirsty MacColl
Caroline. From "What Do Pretty Girls Do?"
|Not the most positive lyric, but what the hey - "Well he taught her how to pout and her taught her how to tease and he taught her how to beg when she fell down to her knees" Song title?||Lyrics of Kirsty MacColl
Can't Stop Killing You. From "What Do Pretty Girls Do?"
|Ahh it's not all cynacism in the world of Kirsty, as this lovely line shows."I get a feeling when I look at you wherever you go now I wanna go there too" Song title?||Lyrics of Kirsty MacColl
They Don't Know. From "The One And Only"
|For all of you who've ever been left behind? "Chomping through the upper crust I couldn't see you for the dust" Song title?||Lyrics of Kirsty MacColl
My Affair. From "What Do Pretty Girls Do?"
Fairytale Of New York. Great Xmas duet with The Pogues.
|Ever had a crush on the most loved guy in school? "Oh darling you're so popular, you are the best thing here in Hicksville" Song title?||Lyrics of Kirsty MacColl
There's A Guy Works Down The Chipshop Swears He's Elvis. From "What Do Pretty Girls Do?"
|Ever thought about leaving the country? "When he called me up one day and said that he was going away I thought he meant a week in France and not 12,000 miles to Sydney bay" Song title?||Lyrics of Kirsty MacColl
He's On The Beach. From "The One And Only"
|The following quote reminds us that romance isn't dead! "I loved you then as I love you still but I put you on a pedestal, you put me on the pill". Song title?||Lyrics of Kirsty MacColl
A New England. From "The One And Only"
|To begin with, a quote that expresses how I like to be chatted up! "In walks a guy with a far away look in his eyes, he says "I've got a powerful horse outside...". Song title?||Lyrics of Kirsty MacColl
In These Shoes. From "Tropical Brainstorm"
|These lyrics are from which Kirsty MacColl song?
"My feet froze in the winter chill
I knew I'd probably get ill
But I was praying we could fill an empty bench and still
You're so sorry but I don't want your pity baby." ||Kirsty MacColl
Soho Square. In 2001 a bench was placed in the entrance to London's Soho Square as a memorial to Kirsty MacColl who died in a tragic accident in 2000. Each year on Kirsty's birthday, fans from all over the world congregate to pay tribute to Kirsty.
|Kirsty's song "In These Shoes" was used as a theme tune for which comedienne's show?||Kirsty MacColl
Catherine Tate. "In These Shoes" was a single taken from Kirsty's "Tropical Brainstorm" album which was released in 2000. Catherine Tate used the song for the theme tune for her first series of "The Catherine Tate Show" which aired on BBC two in 2004
Evan Dando. Kirsty covered Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" with Evan Dando (Lemonheads) in 1995, taken from her album "Galore".
Johnny Marr. "Walking Down Madison" was a hit from her critically acclaimed 1991 album "Electric Landlady".
|Kirsty's biggest hit from her album "Kite" was a cover of which song?||Kirsty MacColl
Days. "Kite" was one of Kirsty's most successful albums featuring great tracks like "Free World" and "Don't Come the Cowboy with me Sonny Jim!". Ironically, despite being an acclaimed songwriter it was her cover of the Kinks' "Days" which drew the most interest.
|Kirsty is probably best remembered for her duet with which singer?||Kirsty MacColl
Shane McGowan. Perennial Christmas favourite "Fairytale of New York" was a huge hit in 1987, reaching number two in the UK charts. In 1988 Kirsty joined the Pogues on their British and European tour.
|Kirsty's next chart hit came in 1984 and was written by whom?||Kirsty MacColl
Billy Bragg. Billy Bragg added extra verses to "A New England" for Kirsty. The song reached Number Seven in the UK charts.
|Kirsty's first release on Polydor Records mentioned which singer?||Kirsty MacColl
Elvis Presley. "A Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis", from her debut album "Desperate Character", was a big hit for Kirsty.
They Don't Know. "They Don't Know" was released in 1979 and received a lot of airplay, unfortunately a distribution strike affected record sales and the song didn't chart for long. After her next release "You Caught me Out" failed to chart, Kirsty left Stiff Records and signed to Polydor.
|Kirsty had her first taste of recording by singing backing vocals for which band?||Kirsty MacColl
Drug Addix. Kirsty sang backing vocals under the pseudonym Mandy Doubt for Drug Addix's EP. Stiff Records were impressed with Kirsty and promptly signed her up.
Run over by a speedboat while scuba diving at a beach in Mexico. The more you read about Kirsty MacColl's death and the local legal system's handling of it, the angrier you are likely to become.
She was killed when a speedboat entered into a roped off scuba diving area at a public beach in Cozumel, Mexico. Her last action was to push her son out of the way. The boat was owned by a local millionaire. However, he claimed the driver was one of his employees, and that person was released with a small fine and restitution payment (approximately $2250, based on a percentage of his wages). It has been reported that he may have been paid to take the blame for the accident.
MacColl's family maintains a "Justice for Kirsty" website (www.justiceforkirsty.org) and there is a drive to have the case reopened.
England 2, Colombia, 0. Again, Kirsty's interesting spin on things, writing the tale of a jilted lover who finds out her Colombian boyfriend is married and claiming victory over the breakup:
"You lied about your status
You lied about your life
You never mentioned your three children
And the fact you have a wife
Now it's England 2 and Colombia nil"
And I know just how those Colombians feel".