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The Show That Time Forgot ~ Sunday 23/10/2022


Our House (Madness)
(1982) ... one of the biggest hits for Camden's favourite Nutty Boys ~ and the first song played on the very first Show That Time Forgot, 15 years ago  [21-10-2007]

Here I Go Again (Archie Bell and The Drells)
(1972) ...  began life as a B side in America in '69 before breaking through over here on the Northern Soul scene to become a Top 20 chart hit. By the mid '70s, they had become part of the Philly Sound having signed with the Philadelphia International label ~ their biggest success in that later era was Soul City Walk (# 13, 1976)

Breakfast In Bed (UB40 with Chrissie Hynde)
... from the first of today's featured years ~  having previously topped the chart together with I Got You Babe, The Pretenders' singer reunited with Ali Campbell and co, this time with a song originally written for Dusty Springfield's 1969 album Dusty In Memphis

Animal activity - or inactivity

The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (The Tokens) 
(1962) ... Top  20 hit, 20 years before the chart-topping Tight Fit

Simon Smith and The Amazing Dancing Bear (Alan Price Set) 
(1967) ... the one-time Animals keyboard player mostly wrote his own songs, but not this one - the credit belongs to Randy Newman 


Carpet of The Sun (Renaissance) 
(1973) .... having recently played the excellent Northern Lights which remains their one and only crossover into chart land, it seemed a shame that was the only song I had ever played from the band's extensive back catalogue. Here then, is a delightful song from Ashes Are Burning, the fourth of thirteen albums released by Renaissance to date.  Their career spans more than 50 years, albeit with some long gaps and numerous changes of line-up. Carpet of The Sun has been hailed as a 'progressive rock classic' [W]

Newsround Tameside: 34 years ago ~ 1988

Harvest For The World (The Christians)
(1988) ... their highest placed chart hit (# 8) was a cover of the much played Isley Brothers' song from the mid '70s and proved just as popular

Find My Love (Fairground Attraction) 
... finding a follow up to a  No. 1 song is never easy at the best of times but a particularly tough call when that song is ...Perfect . Expectations were running high for the next single ~ but Fairground Attraction rose admirably to the challenge and made the Top 10

Wild World (Maxi Priest)
... a second reggae hit version of Cat Stevens' song, following in the footsteps of Jimmy Cliff, who took it into the Top 10 in 1970, soon after the original had its first airing on Stevens' album Tea For The Tillerman

Way Behind Me (The Primitives)
...  Coventry trio ~ singer Tracy Tracy, guitarist Paul Court and drummer Tig Williams never quite managed to repeat the success of Crash, their single earlier in the year which stormed the Top 5. Way Behind Me deserved to do as well but stalled at # 36 and subsequent releases fared no better [W]

Don't Call Me Baby (Voice of The Beehive)
...  drummer Woody Woodgate  had enjoyed huge success with Madness, who had recently gone their separate ways - this Top 20 hit was included on VoTB's debut album ~ Let It Bee.  Someone's imagination must have been really buzzing to come up with that one...

Tears Run Rings (Marc Almond) 
... an outstanding single  which deserved to do much better than # 26. I would go so far as to say it was probably his finest hour since the heady heights he had scaled a few years earlier with Soft Cell 

With A Little Help From My Friends (Wet Wet Wet)
...  chart-topping charity single by two completely contrasting music acts ~ this was the poppier and by far the most played of the two sides ~ the other was She's Leaving Home by Billy Bragg and Cara Tivey. Both tracks were included on a Childline album involving a multitude of artists re-creating songs from the Beatles' Sgt Pepper


Tuxedo Junction (Manhattan Transfer) 
(1976)...... first UK hit for the jazz vocal group, who breathed new life into many a classic song from the swing/big band era of the '40s.  Glenn Miller & His Orchestra recorded what many would consider to be the definitive version of Tuxedo Junction in 1940





Love Really Hurts Without You (Billy Ocean)                                                                                                                                                                      (1976) ... much played Motown-esque crowd pleaser which just missed out on a No. 1 ~ further successes followed but the top spot eluded him for ten years ~  he finally got there with When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going) in '86

She Moves In Her Own Way (The Kooks)
(2006) ...  Top 10 single from their debut album Inside In / Inside Out. Famously they took their name from the song Kooks on David Bowie's 1971 album Hunky Dory [W]

Third Finger Left Hand (Martha Reeves & The Vandellas)
... teaser track for our second featured year, unbelievably, tucked away on the 'B' side of Jimmy Mack which I had always imagined to have been a sizeable Motown smash ~ # 21 was its highest chart position in '67 and again as a reissue three years later

Absolutely Lyricless ~ the instrumental break 
... with an international dimension, making all the right moves 

Mexican Shuffle (Herb Alpert  & The Tijuana Brass)
(1964) ... renowned for their 'sunshine' sound, of which this is a fairly typical example. While sounding instantly familiar, it was never a hit in the UK 

Egyptian Reggae (Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers) 
(1977)... ....   despite the Sahara sand-dance style and seemingly tongue-firmly-in-cheek title, it was based on a genuine Jamaican reggae tune by Earl Zero - None Shall Escape The Judgement  [W]


Sick And Tired (The Cardigans)
(1995) ... first time in the UK Top 40 for the Swedish band whose finest hour chart-wise came two years later when Lovefool reached # 2

On My Radio (The Selecter)                                                                                                                                                                                            (1979)... co-founders with The Specials of the late '70s 2-Tone ska revival which took hold in their home city Coventry

Newsround pre-Tameside: 55 years ago ~ 1967

Autumn Almanac (The Kinks)
...  one of the biggest and best of their mid '60s golden era with its sing-a-long-a music hall melody and Ray Davies'  brilliantly creative, whimsical word play, from a 'crawly caterpillar' to 'buttered currant buns' and a 'breeze blowing leaves of a musty coloured yellow'

Love You Till Tuesday (David Bowie) 
... from the debut album by the then unknown but up-and-coming Bowie in his 'Anthony Newley phase'. Fast forward a few years, his former record company just couldn't resist cashing in on Bowie's - by then - worldwide fame. The inevitable flurry of reissues included The Laughing Gnome, which became a 1973 Top 10-er

You Only Live Twice (Nancy Sinatra) 
...... the  fifth James Bond film saw Sean Connery at the height of his powers as 007. John Barry composed the music for this latest in the series as he had done for three or the previous four. Leslie Bricusse wrote the lyrics of You Only Live Twice having written the title song for Goldfinger (jointly with Anthony Newley) three years earlier

In The Country (Cliff Richard & The Shadows)                                                                                                                                                               ... .... one of their best, all about going out, having fun and therefore, I would say, a companion song to On The Beach from a couple of years earlier .Released in  late 1966, but still popular into 1967

Hole In My Shoe (Traffic) 
... middle one in a hat-trick of Top 10-ers for the band within a few months of each other. Fast forward to '84, Hole In My Shoe was the perfect summer novelty hit for The Young Ones' Neil the hippy, who managed to match the success of the original with a # 2 highest chart position

The Boat That I Row (Lulu)
... , written by a up-and-coming young songwriter, Neil Diamond,  no less. It was a milestone year in his career, with two of his songs becoming big hits for The Monkees ~ I'm A Believer and A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You


Rhapsody In Blue (Rick Wakeman)
written by George Gershwin, arranged by Tony Visconti
from the album Rhapsodies (A&M Records, 1979)

[W]: Source: Wikipedia

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