Tuesday, April 25, 2006

ANZAC Day

Mutterings continued.

It's been a very rainy day, which is good in one way but makes it very unpleasant for those in the ANZAC Day marches.

It's a public hol here in Oz. I haven't ventured outside the flat due to the rain and all I've done is a couple of loads of washing, the washing up and watch the Curse of Fatal Death. Oh, and type up the minutes from the GRADS committee meeting held at the beginning of the month.

I'm thinking of moving to Mars. According to the Exploratorium, I'm only 29 Mars years old.

The Mausoleum Club reckons television died in the 80s; I think good music died in the 60s. To prove my point, a comparison:

Top 10 singles of 1969:
1 GET BACK - The Beatles with Billy Preston (got it)
2 HONKY TONK WOMEN - The Rolling Stones
3 SUGAR SUGAR - The Archies (got it *blush*)
4 IN THE YEAR 2525 - Zager and Evans (got it)
5 WHERE DO YOU GO TO (MY LOVELY) - Peter Sarstedt (got it)
6 THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO - The Beatles
7 I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE - Marvin Gaye (got it)
8 AQUARIUS / LET THE SUNSHINE IN - Fifth Dimension (got it)
9 DIZZY - Tommy Roe (got it)
10 SOMETHING / COME TOGETHER - The Beatles (think I've got it on cassette somewhere)

And the top ten from 1979:
1 My Sharona - The Knack (the only good song on the list)
2 Le Freak - Chic
3 Do Ya Think I'm Sexy - Rod Stewart
4 Bad Girls - Donna Summer
5 YMCA - Village People
6 Reunited - Peaches and Herb
7 Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
8 I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
9 Too Much Heaven - Bee Gees
10 Hot Stuff - Donna Summer

Ah, the seventies - the decade that taste forgot. To make myself feel better, herewith the next 20 top singles from '69:

11 STAR CROSSED LOVERS - Neil Sedaka (this isn't a bad song, though I prefer his Wheeling West Viringia)
12 BAD MOON RISING - Creedence Clearwater Revival (got it)
13 EVERYDAY PEOPLE - Sly & the Family Stone
14 SUSPICIOUS MINDS - Elvis Presley
15 IN THE GHETTO - Elvis Presley
16 OB-LA-DI OB-LA-DA - The Beatles
17 WEDDING BELL BLUES - The Fifth Dimension (got it)
18 SOMETHING IN THE AIR - Thunderclap Newman (ditto)
19 I'LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN - Bobby Gentry
20 HEY JUDE - The Beatles (got it)

21 NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE - Steam (got it)
22 I CAN'T GET NEXT TO YOU - The Temptations
23 CRIMSON AND CLOVER - Tommy James & Shondells (yup, got it)
24 LOVE THEME FROM "ROMEO AND JULIET" - Henry Mancini & Orchestra
25 THE ISRAELITES - Desmond Dekker (aka My ears are light)
26 OB-LA-DI OB-LA-DA - The Marmalade
27 LEAVING ON A JET PLANE - Peter, Paul & Mary
28 TWO LITTLE BOYS - Rolf Harris
29 SOMEDAY WE'LL BE TOGETHER - Diana Ross & the Supremes
30 THE GIRL THAT I LOVE - Russell Morris (got it)

Ok, so #28 is a bit dodgy, but the others make up for it.

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