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Oliver's army, Another one bites the dust. Strawberry fields forever



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manatthetop wrote:

Oliver's army, Another one bites the dust. Strawberry fields forever


Common People denied by Robson and Jerome.  Sorted for Es & Wizz denied by Simply Sh!te.

The Ballroom Blitz and Hellraiser denied by Wizzard,  Fox on the Run denied by The Bay Sh1tty Rolllers (The Boomtown Rats of Glam Rock?)

Lola, Waterloo Sunset, This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us, Ride A White Swan, Brown Sugar, Love Shack, Sit Down, Wonderwall, Slight Return, Song 2 ...

Arguably far more better number 2s than number 1s.

 

 

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Thin Lizzy - most of their songs.

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The majority of number one songs are sh!t. Remember Blue have had more number ones than the Rats. West sh!te and Crap Richard have had 14 each. Rat Trap, Ghost Town, Come On Eileen, Blockbuster, Cmon feel the noise, Hot Love are rare examples of great number ones. There Are others that are great, but most are rubbish.

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Crap Richard had the audacity to knock the Rats off the no 1 slot. How dare he? .

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Jules wrote:

Crap Richard had the audacity to knock the Rats off the no 1 slot. How dare he? .


 Along with Rod the Sod.  Sexy?  Do women find big nosed wannabe scots wearing leopard skin tights and spiky dyed girly hair sexy?

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Maybe some women do - and maybe even some men! I certainly find his voice sexy!

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Not me. I do like First Cut is the Deepest.

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Lisa wrote:

Maybe some women do - and maybe even some men! I certainly find his voice sexy!


Some men?  I think gay men are far too discerning for Rod the Sod

Still fair play to him, he is 70 and still knocking around with a six foot tall blond model.  She finds him sexy.  I guess.

 



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I can sort of see the appeal based on voice, but I recently found myself recoiling from a Faces video. Even the beautiful Ronnie Wood couldn't make up for Rod's offputting gyrating.

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Heard Jean Genie this week on Pirate 70s. Surprised never got to number 1.



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Heard Jean Genie this week on Pirate 70s. Surprised never got to number 1.


 Rats had twice the number of #1s as some of the biggest acts in the 1970s. Queen, Bowie, Elton (with Kiki Dee) and Sweet only had one each. 



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Just heard Looking after Number One (or unlucky not to get to number one as I refer to it smile) followed by this great Sweet song from 78. The album version is even better at 7 mins long.

 



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Just heard the Sixteens by the Sweet for the first time in years. What a great song, produced partly by Mondays producer, Phil Wainman. 



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Mark L wrote:

Just heard the Sixteens by the Sweet for the first time in years. What a great song, produced partly by Mondays producer, Phil Wainman. 


Sweet had a number of #2s

Co Co, HellRaiser, Ballroom Blitz, Teenage Rampage and Fox on the Run.

Only Queen had more  (I think, unless someone else has has a few in recent years)

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Gotta be for me the motors airport this was absolutely fab love it ( Andy McMaster of the motors released an albumin2017 called agenda 21 ) worth a listen

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Further to my last comment. The bass player with the motors was called bram Tchaikovsky and he released some solo stuff in the1970s a song called girl of my dreams was one of the best singles of 1979 but didn't chart

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Mike menzies wrote:

Further to my last comment. The bass player with the motors was called bram Tchaikovsky and he released some solo stuff in the1970s a song called girl of my dreams was one of the best singles of 1979 but didn't chart


 I've just got round to listening to Girl of my Dreams. Great highlight Mike, like it a lot. I also agree Airport should have been a number one.

I would also add to this list Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen. Just heard it on the radio for the first time in ages. 



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The iconic Sixties rockers the Who burst onto the scene in 1965 with My Generation, an ode to teenage angst but despite its classic status (and it still sounds great today), it failed to go all the way to the top, instead peaking at number two. Heard it today in the car. 



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