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22 October 2012
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Really? You left after Darkness? The River is basically Darkness part 2 (and 3).
As for my friend… Bruce has a middle stage, which, as he sang Hungry Heart, he went on.
Because my friend had floor seats, he was right at the middle stage as Bruce sang Hungry Heart. I am still so jealous.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

23 October 2012
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Von Bontee said
1984 was the GREATEST year for radio in my lifetime! (Or at least the greatest radio year of my adolescence.)

You could have stopped there...it was the year I was married. heart

I Googled the top 10 songs from 1984 and am hard pressed to find one I liked. This is not questioning your taste at all. The fact that I don't like these songs means absolutely nothing. Here they are...

1. When Doves Cry -Prince and The Revolution
2. What's Love Got to Do With It - Tina Turner
3. Say Say Say - Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson
4. Footloose - Kenny Loggins
5. Against All Odds (Take a Look At Me Now)  - Phil Collins
6. Jump - Van Halen
7. Hello -Lionel Richie
8. Owner of a Lonely Heart - Yes
9. Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
10. Karma Chameleon - Culture Club

 

Here is the link to a top 100 of 1984 in case you want to stroll down Memory Lane. Notice I said a list, not the list. There could be others.

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I admit I only like about half of that top ten...but off the top of my head, Zig, here's ten from about January if memory serves:

1.John Lennon, "Nobody Told Me" (haw haw, cheating to include that one first, I know!)
2. Pretenders, "Middle of the Road"
3. Van Halen, "Jump" (GREAT song, even if it's been vastly overplayed over the years and sorry if you hate it...)
4. John Mellencamp, "The Authority Song"
5. The Romantics, "Talking In Your Sleep"
6. Cyndi Lauper, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" (another one you probably hated then and maybe now, sorry)
7. Sherry Kean, "I Want You Back" (Canadian hit, you wouldn't know that one)
8. Pointer Sisters, "Automatic"
9. Big Country, "Fields of Fire"
10. Nena, "99 Luftbaloons" (another one you probably hate!)

And so many others, classics like "Legs" and "Dancing in the Dark" and "When Doves Cry" and "Boys of Summer" and "Round and Round". I really think it was a remarkable year, singles-wise, for the variety of stuff that got played. And that's not just oh-I-wish-I-was-16-again nostalgia talking - no WAY would I want to go back to high school again! I was much less miserable two years later, in college in 1986; by which time the radio SUCKED!

(Anyways, remember that I have a tolerance for trashy things like disco and bubblegum and hair-metal...)

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23 October 2012
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That remark about the punk explosion of 1991-2 reminds me of this Onion piece:

http://www.theonion.com/articl.....oday,1486/

And I won't allow you old fogeys and young fogeys to speak ill of the year of Prince and Husker Du and the Minutemen and Cyndi Lauper and Twisted Sister and Tina Turner and Saint Vitus and Metallica and Stevie Ray Vaughan and Voivod and the Butthole Surfers and the Replacements ANY MORE!

(Hell, even R.E.M. and U2 released a decent album apiece that year, for about the first and last time ever!)

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Thanks MSK.

 

As for your questiond, depends on how you look at it i suppose. You could say Girl is in Thank You Girl and every song mentioning Girl pre Rubber Soul but its tedious as is Wait in Please Mister Postman. There may be others but nothing i can think of. I do have a feeling there is at least one proper one however, its nagging in my mind, but i dont know. 

Going in the opposite you do have later references to earlier beatles tracks, some are obvious (Glass Onion mentions a few earlier beatle tracks (Strawberry Fields, Fixing A Hole etc); Ob-la-di... is refered to in Savoy Truffle, All You Need Is Love having calls of Yesterday and She Loves You), some not so much (Ringo calls out I Feel Fine during Honey Dont which must be a reference, Tell Me Why is noted by John just before the guitar solo in What Goes On ("i already told you why").

John calls out "can you dig it?" during the Dont Let Me Down coda but Dig It was one of Johns phrases of the month.

 

And moving away further the distinctive guitar jabs in She's A Woman are used again in Another Girl. The Beatles not only nicked off other artists they also nicked off themselves. 

Would make an interesting topic; Beatles Songs that feature parts of other Beatles songs..

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This topic reminds me of the first copy of Please Please Me I owned, an unannotated cassette recorded from a friend's CD in '87. (Didn't own my own CD player until '90.) I used to confuse "Misery" with "Ask Me Why", since the word "Misery" features so prominently in the latter song, and I knew that there was a track actually called "Misery" on the album. Not until I got my own CD copy in the early '90s did I get that personal confusion sorted out...

Anyways, the "...love is more/Than just holding hands" in "If I Fell" is presumably a nod to a big hit, likewise the "Yeah, yeah yeah!" in "Polythene Pam", maybe.

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