Jerseyfornia

I had no idea... (random trivial facts about music)

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On 1/24/2020 at 4:44 AM, Jerseyfornia said:

Thanks to Queen and ABBA, the words "mamma mia" spent 11 consecutive weeks at the top of the charts in 1975/76. 

 

And it was also the only time that a song at number two had its title in the lyrics of the song it replaced at number one.

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On 1/24/2020 at 10:57 AM, Eileen said:

I'm not sure I knew there was a fella passing by Neil. I probably thought (with my eyes) that that shape was a haversack.

I think it's an elderly lady?

I've always thought it looked like Neil had a hump.... A bit unfortunate.

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1 hour ago, SteveJhb said:

I think it's an elderly lady?

So it is! Had to get my magnifying glass out.

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5 hours ago, Promise61 said:

And it was also the only time that a song at number two had its title in the lyrics of the song it replaced at number one.

In 1959. 'What Do You Want' by Adam Faith was followed at No.1 by 'What Do You Want To Make Those Eye At Me For' by Emile Ford

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OK then.

The lyrics of which 1975 UK No.1 started with the title of the song it replaced at the top?

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5 hours ago, Born To Walk said:

In 1959. 'What Do You Want' by Adam Faith was followed at No.1 by 'What Do You Want To Make Those Eye At Me For' by Emile Ford

Close. But, no.

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5 hours ago, Born To Walk said:

OK then.

The lyrics of which 1975 UK No.1 started with the title of the song it replaced at the top?

"If"  and "Bye Bye Baby".

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1 minute ago, Promise61 said:

"If"  and "Bye Bye Baby".

Correct.

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4 minutes ago, Promise61 said:

Close. But, no.

It was intended as an example of a similar feat rather than suggesting you were wrong, which I would never dare to do.

Unless you're wrong ^_^ Which in this case I don't doubt that you aren't.

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11 minutes ago, Promise61 said:

"If"  and "Bye Bye Baby".

I could never understand what Les was saying in that first line. I know now ^_^

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Reading now in a music magazine a review of the re-release of the Neneh Cherry (debut) album Raw Like Sushi.

In 1990 she was nominated for a Grammy in the categorie 'Best New Act'. She did not win. THe winner was:

........

Milli Vanilli.....

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The Seekers hits "I'll Never Find Another You," "A World of Our Own," "Walk With Me," and "The Carnival is Over," were all written by Dionysius P.A. O'Brien

aka Tom Springfield, Dusty's older brother

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41 minutes ago, JimCT said:

The Seekers hits "I'll Never Find Another You," "A World of Our Own," "Walk With Me," and "The Carnival is Over," were all written by Dionysius P.A. O'Brien

aka Tom Springfield, Dusty's older brother

Malvina Reynolds, who wrote Morningtown Ride, also wrote Little Boxes and What Have They Done To The Rain

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