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    Quote Originally Posted by escorteclipse1990 View Post
    The Flying Pickets Only You, i don't hear that much on the radio. I love that song (xmas no1 1983)
    They play that version in the weeks leading up to Christmas on Absolute 80s, and the Yazoo one the rest of the year.

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    "Obsession" is played quite often on Absolute 80s.

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    It makes me wonder whether radio stations consider the Flying Pickets version it as being a Christmas song (as it got to number one at Christmas in 1983), even though the Yazoo version gets played more or less all year round - very strange that radio stations consider one version of a song to be a Christmas one and not the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    It makes me wonder whether radio stations consider the Flying Pickets version it as being a Christmas song (as it got to number one at Christmas in 1983), even though the Yazoo version gets played more or less all year round - very strange that radio stations consider one version of a song to be a Christmas one and not the other.
    They also only seem to play "Caravan of Love" by the Housemartins at Christmas too. And of course "The Power of Love" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

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    Funny that you mention Caravan of Love as it reminds me of the Flying Pickets' Only You - that backing vocal "bum-bum" sound (if that is the way of pronouncing it), if you know what I mean.

    It is slightly odd that there are two other different songs called The Power of Love by Huey Lewis and the News, and also Jennifer Rush, and they are completely different, yet the Frankie Goes to Hollywood version happens to be a Christmas song - and it still doesn't feel to me like a Christmas song unlike a lot of others played in December. It makes me think that Caravan of Love is only played at Christmas because of Pick of the Pops and the like, and that it is not on regular station's playlists.

    For example, Stay Another Day by East 17 doesn't feel Christmassy to me either apart from the fact that it was a Christmas number one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    Funny that you mention Caravan of Love as it reminds me of the Flying Pickets' Only You - that backing vocal "bum-bum" sound (if that is the way of pronouncing it), if you know what I mean.
    Yes, they're both a capella.

    It is slightly odd that there are two other different songs called The Power of Love by Huey Lewis and the News, and also Jennifer Rush, and they are completely different, yet the Frankie Goes to Hollywood version happens to be a Christmas song - and it still doesn't feel to me like a Christmas song unlike a lot of others played in December. It makes me think that Caravan of Love is only played at Christmas because of Pick of the Pops and the like, and that it is not on regular station's playlists.
    I think it's the Nativity themed video that makes it seem Christmassy.
    Last edited by Clare; 23-08-2018 at 16:31. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clare View Post
    Yes, they're both a capella.
    Thank you for giving me the name of what those tunes were called - couldn't think of what it was called myself, other than the fact that they both sounded similar.
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    Lady In Red Chris Du Burgh I Have Not That Song On The Radio For Ages. or Happy Hour By The Housemartins. i think they should re put them songs on the radio. also you don't hear much of george michael's songs on the radio either really do you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onthebusesfan View Post
    Lady In Red Chris Du Burgh I Have Not That Song On The Radio For Ages. or Happy Hour By The Housemartins. i think they should re put them songs on the radio. also you don't hear much of george michael's songs on the radio either really do you.
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