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At some time it was a good start in the charts to have won the Eurovision Song Contest. This one is from Ireland. Do you recognise the song by its lyrics?
"I've been waiting,
Such a long time
Looking out for you
But you're not here"
Due to the killing of John Lennon in December 1980, there were some of his songs in the charts at the beginning of 1981. There was "Imagine" in January, "Woman" in February and, sung by Roxy Music (written by Lennon), "Jealous Guy" in March. But between "Woman" and "Jealous Guy" you could find a very strange song. Who performed these unique lyrics, written down below?
"Boy it make-a me sick,
Everyting I gotta do
I can'ta getta no kicks,
Always gotta follow your rules"
Which colourful band started in a restaurant, a court room and a swimming pool and in jail (I guess you've seen the video!)?
I give you now the first lines of the song:
"Give me time
To realise my crime
Let me love and steal
I have danced inside your eyes
How can I be real"
The Flying Pickets had their first and most successful chart recognition with the song "Only You". Not only the fact that their first single was a number one hit -some lines are given below-, what else is to mention about this song?
"Looking from a window above
Is like a story of love
Can you hear me?
Came back only yesterday
We're moving father away
Want you near me?
All I needed was the love you gave
All I needed for another day
And all I ever knew - only you"
The "Guinness Book of Hit Records" -Edition 16- describes the next band as: "international male/female vocal/instrumental charity assembly". I myself counted about 40 pop stars! Now who offered the biggest hit of the year, whose opening lines you can read below?
there's no need to be afraid
We let in light and we banish shade
And in our world of plenty
We can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world
Phyllis Nelson had her huge success first in 1985, re-released in 1994 (not that high again). Can you name the song if I just give you the first lines?
"Hey baby, you go your way
And IŽll go mine
But in the meantime
When we're together
Touchin' each other
And our bodies do what we feel
When weŽre dancin'
Smoochin' and swayin'
Tender love song softly playin' "
The 11th of January saw the first number one hit of a very busy duo. What is the song - see lyrics below- that was the starter for the Pet Shop Boys?
"Too many shadows, whispering voices
Faces on posters, too many choices
If, when, why, what?
How much have you got?
Have you got it, do you get it, if so, how often?
And which do you choose, a hard or soft option?
(How much do you need?)"
That year saw a number one hit for a song with the title "Pump up the Volume" Who would perform this extraordinary lyric, given below?
"Pump up the volume
Pump up the volume
Pump up the volume
Brothers and sisters
Pump up the volume
WeŽre gonna need you"
Irish singer Enya had her first big thing in 1988. In which of her songs do you find this travelling guide?
"From Bissau to Palau - in the shade of Avalon,
From Fiji to Tiree and the Isles of Ebony,
From Peru to Cebu hear the power of Babylon,
From Bali to Cali - far beneath the Coral Sea."
Three number one hits in one year can't be ignored. But which one was the first to be on the top? Where can you find these lines?
"Come on everybody
C-C-Come on everybody
One, two, three o'clock, four o'clock rock
Five, six, seven o'clock, eight o'clock rock
Nine, ten, eleven o'clock, twelve o'clock rock
We're gonna rock around the clock tonight
Put your glad rags on,join me hon"
Source: Author Heidi66
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