One Hit Wonder Wednesday and something completely different…

Sometimes a song is both really silly and really catchy… That makes for a great one hit wonder surely, I found this version from Top of the Pops which is wonderfully bizarre and very very 80s… By the way Dexys Midnight Runners are really only a one hit wonder in the USA, but chances are this is the only song most people have heard. They also have runners in their name so I had to approve right?

Oh and as I am easily amused, and remember very clearly trying to make sense of English song lyrics long before my English was at a level where that was possible… Here’s the “misheard lyrics version”…

Because a little bit of Monty Python is never wrong…

And because I wanted to write about something completely different… Mainly Biffy Clyro! This is a Scottish band that I rather love, and they have been touring in the US recently with Foo Fighters, YES I KNOW! FOO FIGHTERS! How cool is that? Anyways this is one of my favourite songs of theirs, the lyrics are particularly wonderfully confusing… (Did I get slightly lost in the adverbs there?)

Oh and I know what you are thinking I just made a perfect opening for posting some Foo didn’t I? Why, yes I did! Here you go… (Gotta be a ballad as it is getting late here ;-) )

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Norwegian living in Malta, loves colours and cooking, running and taking pictures and generally rambling, both the in the wordy sense and the walking about kind...
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3 Responses to One Hit Wonder Wednesday and something completely different…

  1. Dexy’s Midnight Runners video made me smile today. I’m an 80’s-90’s fan. The music are timeless save for the bizarre dress up or is it now considered a costume ? Ha, ha, ha! I wonder what Madonna is thinking every time somebody post her old pics? Well, we’ve all been part of that era and it was awesome ! Although, I still have to brace myself each time I look at my elementary and high school pictures but I’m glad that I don’t have to reminisce those ” spray net” hair masterpieces that my sisters had to go through. Great post!

    • Mari says:

      Thank you!

      That particular performance of that song had just the right mixture of hilarity and nostalgia… You know I think you are right, it would be a costume now, even though there seems to be aerious 80s moment in fashion at the moment.

      Uh oh school pictures, yeah definitely som shockers there!

  2. chems luc says:

    there is a french proverb: “c est dans les vielles marmites qu on fait les bonnes soupes…” ,
    It s interesting to make a link between past and present, however i hope that singers honour the original songs in their modifications ; because covering means continuation in music with link between your grandparents and your sons… as your photos in your microblog;

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