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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    I was quite surprised to be woken up by Holly Johnson's Americanos on Radio 2 jusr before 7am.
    When I hear that song, I often think of 1989 and things such as Bermuda shorts, as I mentioned in my fashion thread.
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    I am listening to BBC Radio Gloucestershire online, and they have played Brown Girl in the Ring by Boney M - the B-side to Rivers of Babylon - I can't remember the last time when any radio station played that.

    The story goes that back in 1978 a DJ was supposed to play Rivers of Babylon, but had played the B side by mistake, and the listeners loved the song so much that it was lusted as a double A side and the song shot right back up the charts and remained there until the end of the year, a total of 40 weeks.

    Yesterday, I was listening to another radio station online, and they had played this week's chart from 1980, including Embarrassment by Madness and Banana Republic by the Boomtown Rats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    When I hear that song, I often think of 1989 and things such as Bermuda shorts, as I mentioned in my fashion thread.
    Yes same here, I remember it well because I was finishing at primary school.
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    Just realised that it says 1980s songs - never mind.
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    Doctor!, Doctor!, by The Thompson Twins is one I heard on Thursday and it bugged me for ages until establishing it was The Thompson Twins

    Hearing this song really, really took me back a long, long time I freely admit to - no doubts!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    Yes same here, I remember it well because I was finishing at primary school.
    Well we're both 1978 babies, so it's not surprising!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 80sChav View Post
    Doctor!, Doctor!, by The Thompson Twins is one I heard on Thursday and it bugged me for ages until establishing it was The Thompson Twins

    Hearing this song really, really took me back a long, long time I freely admit to - no doubts!!

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    The Thompson Twins don't seem to have had the kind of critical revaluation a few of the better 1980s groups have.

    I like most of their material, but they seemed to lose their edge after Joe Leeway left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    The Thompson Twins don't seem to have had the kind of critical revaluation a few of the better 1980s groups have.

    I like most of their material, but they seemed to lose their edge after Joe Leeway left.
    The Thompson Twins got their names from the characters in the Tintin cartoon series, which makes the name Stephen "Tintin" Duffy ironic as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    The Thompson Twins got their names from the characters in the Tintin cartoon series, which makes the name Stephen "Tintin" Duffy ironic as well.
    My brother used to think it was an odd name because they were 3 of them & too different to be twins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    Well we're both 1978 babies, so it's not surprising!
    Others I can recall not played are many by Simply Red - I never hear any of their stuff these day's and Jimmy Sommerville and The Communards - Don't Leave Me This Way too!! Me I was a 1977 baby, so I am a-head of you two - George and Richard by a year sadly!

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