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Members Chosen Year 20 Chart Songs from 1982 - The Nominations / Result Merged

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  1. Mel O'Drama

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    This was really challenging. I hadn't realised just how many songs from 1982 I know and like.


    1. Old And Wise
    - The Alan Parsons Project @Willie Oleson

    A new discovery for me. This is so beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing it, Willie.



    2. Starmaker
    - The Kids from “Fame” @Barbara Fan

    A firm favourite of mine since the first time I heard it. Happy memories of singing along as I played the album ad infinitum. Somehow it never got old. We should have a singalong sometime BF. ;)



    3. Abracadabra
    - Steve Miller Band @Emelee

    One of those songs that transports me back to 1982 and the radio in my grandparents' kitchen on a Saturday morning. Happy memories - thanks Emelee.



    4. I Won’t Let You Down - Ph.D @Long Lashes

    I didn't recognise the name of the group and thought this was going to be new. As it turns out, it's another that takes me back in time. I haven't heard this one in forever. It's been too long! Thanks for bringing it back, LL.



    5. Lies
    - Thompson Twins @Ome

    1982 was such a great year for chart music. I found myself singing along to this one without even realising, so in it goes. An excellent choice, Ome.



    6. Head Over Heels
    - ABBA @Toni

    Along with most songs from their final album, this song passed me by until the ABBA Gold/More ABBA Gold compilations of the early Nineties. And I didn't even buy those until 1997. Fortunately, The Visitors tracks made a huge impact and have been favourites ever since. And Head Over Heels is a cracker. It's the early ABBA sensibilities with late ABBA production values: a winning combination. Bravo, Toni.



    7. I Can Make You Feel Good
    - Shalamar @Angela Channing

    Another one that passed me by until the late Nineties when Kavana's cover brought it to my attention. I've grown to love the original version so much it was very nearly in my nominations. Thanks for nominating it, Angela, so I get to vote Shalamar.



    8. Get Down On It -
    Kool & The Gang @jessie

    This takes me right back too. I swear I can remember this being sung in class a few years later. Probably with some crude lyrics substituted for the original. A corker of a song. Thanks, Jessie. :)



    9. Menergy - Patrick Cowley @Willie Oleson

    Definitely the best title of all the nominated songs. And a great sound too. Another of Willie's choices that's expanded my musical knowledge as I hadn't heard this one before.



    10. Memory - Barbra Streisand @Toni

    A great version. The only one that I think can almost touch Elaine Paige's version. A perfect fit for Babs, and another perfect choice from Toni.





    As for who chose it: @Ome - are you still in the running? If so, I point my finger in your direction.
     
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  2. Mel O'Drama

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    It's quite bizarre. I'd noticed that you'd written my name exactly as it's meant to be laid out.

    Oh - and I love how seriously you're taking the apostrophes. You're a man after my own heart.

    Oops. Sorry.
     
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  3. Willie Oleson

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    I think 1982 was @jessie's choice
     
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  4. Ome

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    The singer of Ph.D. went on to celebrate a number one hit, two years later with this.

     
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  5. Angela Channing

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    1. Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie @Toni
    2. Starmaker – Kids From Fame @Barbara Fan
    3. Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Diana Ross @jessie
    4. It’s Raining Men - The Weather Girls @Mel O’Drama
    5. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic-The Police @jessie
    6. John Wayne is Big Leggy – Haysi Fantazee @Ome
    7. Africa - Toto @Toni
    8. Fame – Irene Cara @Barbara Fan
    9. Promised You A Miracle – Simple Minds @Long Lashes
    10. Golden Brown - The Stranglers @Willie Oleson
     
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  6. Mel O'Drama

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    That's quite uncanny. When I was thinking of my memories of I Won't Let You Down, a very specific memory of listening to I Should Have Known Better kept popping into my head. They both have a similar "feel" to me, and I couldn't work out why. Now I know. :thank:
     
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  7. Willie Oleson

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    The Untaggable would be a great name for an internet movie villain.

    My apologies, today seems to be an Off-Topic-Day:oops: (and, coincidentally, my Unbirthday too)
     
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    1 Now Those Days Are Gone - Bucks Fizz - MelODrama
    2 Ive never been to me – Charlene - BarbaraFan
    3 The Land of Make Believe - Bucks Fizz - AngelaChanning
    4 I Know There's Something Going On - Frida - Emelee
    5 Just Another Broken Heart - Sheena Easton - Emelee
    6 Make A Move On Me - Olivia Newton John - LongLashes
    7 It's gonna Take a Miracle-Deneice Williams - Jessie
    8 One Step Further – Bardo - Ome
    9 Fantasy Island - The Millionaires - WillieOleson
    10 Under Attack - ABBA - Toni
     
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  9. Long Lashes

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  10. Emelee

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    1. Shock The Monkey - Peter Gabriel --- @Long Lashes
    2. Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross --- @Angela Channing
    3. Heat of the Moment - Asia --- @Toni
    4. Eye of the tiger – Survivor --- @Barbara Fan
    5. Anyone Who Had A Heart - Sandie Shaw --- @Mel O’Drama
    6. Under Attack - ABBA --- @Toni
    7. The Model - Kraftwerk --- @Angela Channing
    8. Should I Stay or Should I go Now – The Clash --- @Ome
    9. Old And Wise - The Alan Parsons Project --- @Willie Oleson
    10. One of us – ABBA --- @Barbara Fan

    I'll guess that @Toni chose this year.
     
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    1. Old And Wise - The Alan Parsons Project @Willie Oleson

    (Brilliant new discovery. The vocals sound so familiar, yet I have no idea why - yet!)

    2. Heartbreaker - Dionne Warwick @Angela Channing

    (I hated this song back in the day, now it's a very different matter.)

    3. Voyeur - Kim Carnes @Emelee

    (Another wonderful discovery)

    4. Africa - Toto @Toni

    5. All the Love in the World - Dionne Warwick @Mel O’Drama

    (I'm having quite a Warwick time this week.)

    6. Atlantic City - Bruce Springsteen @jessie

    7. Music for Chameleons - Gary Numan @Long Lashes

    8. Menergy - Patrick Cowley @Willie Oleson

    9. The Back Of Love – Echo And The Bunnymen @Long Lashes

    10. Sommartider - Gyllene Tider @Emelee

    (I have no idea what they are singing, but I can almost sing along)
     
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  12. Willie Oleson

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    @Ome, you forgot to guess who's behind the year 1982. Unless you didn't have to guess because you know it was you.

    :)

    rating: helpful.
     
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  13. Ome

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    Oh no, it's just me being very incompetent again....


    All week I've felt it was @jessie behind this one.
     
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  14. Barbara Fan

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    I will guess @jessie for choice of year
     
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  16. Angela Channing

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    I didn't guess who chose the year, I'm guessing @Ome.
     
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  17. Toni

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    Maybe it was @Emelee the one who chose this year and is using me as a cover-up (poor me!)? My guess...
     
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    From a total of 180 songs nominated

    10 voted on 69 songs
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    Here’s how they look.






    1. Africa – Toto = 35

    2. Old And Wise - The Alan Parsons Project = 31

    3. I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton = 20

    4. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic-The Police = 19

    5. Starmaker - The Kids from “Fame” = 18

    6. Heartbreaker - Dionne Warwick / Eye of the tiger – Survivor = 16

    7. I Won’t Let You Down - Ph.D = 15

    8. And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going - Jennifer Holliday = 14

    9. Cat People (Putting Out The Fire) - David Bowie = 13

    10. Atlantic City - Bruce Springsteen / Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band / Just Another Broken Heart - Sheena Easton / Menergy - Patrick Cowley / Dead Ringer For Love – Meatloaf / Heat of the Moment – Asia = 12

    11. Promised You A Miracle – Simple Minds = 11

    12. I Can Make You Feel Good – Shalamar / Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie / Now Those Days Are Gone - Bucks Fizz / Shock The Monkey - Peter Gabriel / The Look Of Love – ABC = 10

    13. Do Ya Wanna Funk – Sylvester / Ive never been to me – Charlene / Arthur's Theme (The Best That You Can Do) - Christopher Cross / I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters = 9

    14. Memory - Barbra Streisand / Why Do Fools Fall In Love-Diana Ross / The Land of Make Believe - Bucks Fizz / What? – Soft Cell / Voyeur - Kim Carnes / Jack And Diane -John Cougar = 8

    15. Open Arms – Journey / It’s Raining Men - The Weather Girls / I Know There's Something Going On – Frida = 7

    16. Lies - Thompson Twins / Fame – Irene Cara / Under Attack – ABBA / Anyone Who Had A Heart - Sandie Shaw / All the Love in the World - Dionne Warwick = 6

    17. Why - Carly Simon / Head Over Heels – ABBA / John Wayne is Big Leggy – Haysi Fantazee / Make A Move On Me - Olivia Newton John / Hot In The City-Billy = 5

    18. Physical -Olivia Newton John / It's gonna Take a Miracle-Deneice Williams / Young Turks - Rod Stewart / The Model – Kraftwerk / Music for Chameleons - Gary Numan / Don't You Want Me-Human League = 4

    19. Get Down On It - Kool & The Gang / One Step Further – Bardo / Town called malice – The Jam / Should I Stay or Should I go Now – The Clash / Only You – Yazoo = 3

    20. Any Day Now - Ronnie Milsap / Ebony and Ivory - Stevie Wonder & Paul MacCartney / Fantasy Island - The Millionaires / Skandal Im Sperrbezirk - Spider Murphy Gang / The Back Of Love – Echo And The Bunnymen / The Day Before You Came – ABBA / Roof Garden-Al Jarreau = 2

    21. Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You - The Boys Town Gang / Golden Brown - The Stranglers / Ghosts – Japan / One of us – ABBA / Sommartider - Gyllene Tider / Work That Body -Diane Ross




    Total votes chosen from your nominations.

    1. @Angela Channing = 14

    2. @Mel O’Drama & @Toni = 13

    3. @Emelee, @jessie & @Willie Oleson = 11

    4. @Barbara Fan = 10

    5. @Long Lashes = 9

    6. @Ome = 8




    Winning song nominated by @Toni


    Who guessed correctly?

    Willie chose Jessie

    Toni chose Emelee

    Mel chose Ome

    Angela chose Ome

    Long chose Ome

    Emelee chose Toni

    Ome chose Jessie

    BF chose Jessie

    Jessie chose Toni

    Find out later when @Jason73 will reveal all….
     
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  20. Willie Oleson

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    It was about time this song won a top ten.
    Congratulations with your victory, @Toni :bravo:
     
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