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Thread: Uncool bands and singles you secretly loved!

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    Uncool bands and singles you secretly loved!

    The thread about Rap got me to thinking about bands and singles you actually really liked but could admit to your mates when you were younger.

    Although I loved Glam Rock,Punk,New Wave I was always a secret sucker for certain "sugary pop" so here goes with my toe curling list of admissions.....I accept that I'm unlikely to see any mitigating circumstances leading to a lesser sentence m'lud.

    1/ Movie Star by Harpo

    2/ My sweet lord by George Harrison

    3/ Toy Soldiers by Martika

    4/ Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush

    5/ If not for you by Olivia Newton John

    6 / Superstar by The Carpenters

    7/ Sugar Sugar by The Archies

    8/ Tantilise by Jimmy the Hoover

    9/ Ameurose by Kiki Dee

    10/ Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes

    11/ Love Grows by Edison Lighthouse

    12/ Beach Baby by First Class

    13/ Hang on Sloopy by The Macoys

    14/ Downtown by Petula Clark

    15/ Where are you now my love by Jackie Trent

    16/ Just don't know what to do with myself by Dusty Springfield

    17/ 99 Red Baloons by Nena

    18/ How can I be sure by David Cassidy

    19/ Bye bye baby by The Bay City Rollers

    20/ Dancin on a Saturday night by Barry Blue

    Anybody out there brave enough to liking any of the above or to list there own guilty secrets?

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    https://youtu.be/TlTKhPkZSJo

    Hard to believe this video was made over 50 years ago for The Macoy's song "Sloopy".....bet she doesn't move or look like this now!

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    Nthing uncool about Kate Bush Mick, she is very cool and imo the most gifted and inventive female artist of all time.
    I liked Abba, well, i liked two of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickd1961 View Post
    The thread about Rap got me to thinking about bands and singles you actually really liked but could admit to your mates when you were younger.

    Although I loved Glam Rock,Punk,New Wave I was always a secret sucker for certain "sugary pop" so here goes with my toe curling list of admissions.....I accept that I'm unlikely to see any mitigating circumstances leading to a lesser sentence m'lud.

    1/ Movie Star by Harpo

    2/ My sweet lord by George Harrison

    3/ Toy Soldiers by Martika

    4/ Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush

    5/ If not for you by Olivia Newton John

    6 / Superstar by The Carpenters

    7/ Sugar Sugar by The Archies

    8/ Tantilise by Jimmy the Hoover

    9/ Ameurose by Kiki Dee

    10/ Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes

    11/ Love Grows by Edison Lighthouse

    12/ Beach Baby by First Class

    13/ Hang on Sloopy by The Macoys

    14/ Downtown by Petula Clark

    15/ Where are you now my love by Jackie Trent

    16/ Just don't know what to do with myself by Dusty Springfield

    17/ 99 Red Baloons by Nena

    18/ How can I be sure by David Cassidy

    19/ Bye bye baby by The Bay City Rollers

    20/ Dancin on a Saturday night by Barry Blue

    Anybody out there brave enough to liking any of the above or to list there own guilty secrets?
    .

    I wouldn't call George Harrison uncool possibly the coolest beatle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albion68 View Post
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    I wouldn't call George Harrison uncool possibly the coolest beatle.
    Accepted points re Kate Bush and George Harrison but not favourites I was admitting to whist a teenager who's mates,like myself,were into The Clash,Buzzcocks,Sex Pistols.

    In those days you got labelled a 'Nancy boy" or "Poufter" for liking pop.

    We didn't have Childline to ring when we were having the p I s s ripped out of us.

    Fck me.....how did we survive!!?

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    A lot in that list are certainly not uncool
    2.4.5.9.10.11.&16 are all on my mp3 all time favourite tunes that currently total in number 1050 tracks which I play on shuffle all most evenings as I rarely watch TV unless on catch up

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickd1961 View Post
    Accepted points re Kate Bush and George Harrison but not favourites I was admitting to whist a teenager who's mates,like myself,were into The Clash,Buzzcocks,Sex Pistols.

    In those days you got labelled a 'Nancy boy" or "Poufter" for liking pop.

    We didn't have Childline to ring when we were having the p I s s ripped out of us.

    Fck me.....how did we survive!!?
    You aren't really on your own, in the early 70's i liked T Rex, i still do, but then they were seen as a teeny bop group and we were into Zeppelin and Sabbath, so not really going to mention them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBA53 View Post
    A lot in that list are certainly not uncool
    2.4.5.9.10.11.&16 are all on my mp3 all time favourite tunes that currently total in number 1050 tracks which I play on shuffle all most evenings as I rarely watch TV unless on catch up
    Olivia in your selections 53,you cheeky boy :-))

    This video of her singing "If not for you" was filmed in 1971 when she was 19-20 years of age and she looks so fresh and natural.

    Love the hair as well,remember that 70's era so vividly,the cute girls always seemed to have that sleek style with the centre parting.......and a Fkin great bush of unruly hair over the old "beef curtains". :-(


    https://youtu.be/EMrYI5o3_8s

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    Quote Originally Posted by WBA1955 View Post
    You aren't really on your own, in the early 70's i liked T Rex, i still do, but then they were seen as a teeny bop group and we were into Zeppelin and Sabbath, so not really going to mention them.
    Saw bolan and Micky Finn when they were tyrannosaurus Rex an acoustic duo at Dudley castle circa 68 they were pretty cool then before they shortened their name and went teeny boppish

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    The Lion Sleeps Tonight - version by Tight Fit in 1982, as a kid I loved it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickd1961 View Post
    Olivia in your selections 53,you cheeky boy :-))

    This video of her singing "If not for you" was filmed in 1971 when she was 19-20 years of age and she looks so fresh and natural.

    Love the hair as well,remember that 70's era so vividly,the cute girls always seemed to have that sleek style with the centre parting.......and a Fkin great bush of unruly hair over the old "beef curtains". :-(


    https://youtu.be/EMrYI5o3_8s
    i like olivias version of dylans if not for you,better than george harrisons cover imo,should have put that in the better than originals cover version thread i started,but that could be said about nearly every cover of a dylan song,he has the most awful of vocals after his motorcycle accident

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    I saw Tyrannosaurus Rex at 'Mothers' in '68, and they were brilliant, but, Bolan got too big and greedy and TRex became ****e.
    George Harrison is an all-time favourite of mine, and "My Sweet Lord" one of my favourites.

    Uncool, I know, but Ella and Billie Holliday are my all-time favourites.

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    "Tie a yellow ribbon" by Tony Orlando and Dawn deserves a mention.

    "I can't stand the rain" by Eruption.

    "When will I be famous" by BROS doesn't make my list though!!

    "Touch me" by Samantha Fox creeps on though.

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    As I am the coolest person on the planet it therefore means everything I like is cool thus if I like it it's cool.
    That is a pretty uncool list Mick!
    Agree about Harrison being the coolest Beatle. While My Guitar Gently Weeps being the best song by any of the Fab 4 and better than any Beatles tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Minn Junta View Post
    The Lion Sleeps Tonight - version by Tight Fit in 1982, as a kid I loved it!
    Is it too late to unpost that post TMJ?.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubbag View Post
    Is it too late to unpost that post TMJ?.....
    I thought I'd almost pulled it off Dubs! 😆 (Maybe I'm on the wrong thread, After a hard day at work?!)

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    I can boogie by baccara.

    Don't feel sorry for lover boy by scritti pollitti.

    Kung-fu fighting cannot recall that the singer.

    Words by f r David.

    All probably hated by everyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaggieBlood View Post
    I can boogie by baccara.

    Don't feel sorry for lover boy by scritti pollitti.

    Kung-fu fighting cannot recall that the singer.

    Words by f r David.

    All probably hated by everyone else.
    Kung-fighting was by carl dougles yes I now I'm a sad baŁyard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaggieBlood View Post
    I can boogie by baccara.

    Don't feel sorry for lover boy by scritti pollitti.

    Kung-fu fighting cannot recall that the singer.

    Words by f r David.

    All probably hated by everyone else.
    Scritti Pollitti, great stuff BB, liked the one by F R David too

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    Very early Elton John. I have his first four albums and saw him live three times in very small venues. This was kept quiet as he was not 'progressive' and very unhip for students......Then I went off his music just as he started wearing big silly glasses and wearing oddball clothes

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