Have a good weekend…
One of my favorite Billy Idol songs, “Eyes Without A Face” being the other. This hit the Billboard charts back in ’82, but the “Exterminator Mix” took this song to another level…
A wave of sadness hit me on early Monday afternoon when I learned about the passing of Dolores O’Riordan in London. I can’t say it was because I was the biggest Cranberries fan, but because I learned in the past few years that Dolores was born the same exact day I was: September 6, 1971. She was what I call my celebrity birth date doppelganger.
If you don’t think you’ve heard this song before, you probably have. I remember hearing it on commercials promoting travels to Ireland in the mid-1990’s, and the song has made appearances in scores of TV shows and movies since. This particular song peaked just south of the top 40 in 1994, while “Linger” was their biggest hit in the US earlier in the year.
Ireland has lost one of its signature musical voices, but the recordings will endure for a much longer time. Godspeed, Dolores.
For me, this is one of those songs that I didn’t originally think was done by the artists that actually performed it.
Yes Virginia, The Clash really did put this song out in 1980, going to #23 at one point during the year on the Billboard charts. A good song to listen to even here in 2018.
A very appropriate song for most of us in the East and South here in the States. Peaked at the #6 chart position on Billboard sometime in 1977.
I could think of no better song to wind up the year with, a time we’re all watching the clock, waiting for the year to end, and a new one to get started. Billboard-wise, this song peaked at #29 on the charts in 2003.
Happy New Year!
Back on 1/1/18 with the annual predictions….
OK, so I’m a bit unusual…or am I a bit unique?
My favorite Christmas song has always been this song for some reason. Maybe because I was taught the song in school at an early age and I could always match up the numbers with the right lyrics, such as twelve lords a leaping.
I also find the older a version of “Twelve Days” that exists, the more I like it. Mitch Miller had one of the first number ones in the pop/rock era back in 1955 with his version of “The Yellow Rose Of Texas” in the middle of that year. He also had a TV show back in that era, with lyrics on the screen that moved with the help of a bouncing ball that followed the ancient on screen graphics of the era.
Merry Christmas…I’ll be back with a new entry on December 27th.