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  1. #621
    1927 - Compulsory Hero

    Bog-standard video that somehow won Australian awards... Like the way the song ends on the guitar. Not necessarily because it's good, but because it's a bit different.
    Last edited by dwayne2004@hellokitty.com; 08-20-2017 at 07:26 PM.

  2. #622
    Finally got the Momoiro Clover Z album with Mirai Bowl on it in its special edition plus DVD. Glad I wasn't continually bid against, I was ready to pay more but got it for a good price. I have previously posted the awesomely cute dance video, so I'll post the mv this time instead.

  3. #623
    It's always funny hearing hypocrisy:

    ďI was told by my publishers that Cher heard my version and she doesnít like my new lyrics. She thinks itís too overtly sexual. But the original writers were happy for me to do that Ė Cher didnít actually write it so she didnít get approval about what happened to the song. Now apparently sheís heard what Iíve done and she doesnít like it.Ē -- Sophie Ellis Bextor

    Cher may look great at 70, but she didn't look great with that g-string (or whatever letter string it is, I lose track) in Turn Back Time which she had no issue with wearing back then. Sorry to say it, but you've got to have a butt for that to look alright.

  4. #624
    I've been thinking there's a bird outside our window. Now I think it's just a person with a squidgy.

  5. #625
    Kung Fu Fighting



    Roberta Kelly - Kung Fu is Back Again


    I don't care much for Kung Fu Fighting. Too pop'ish. The second is a rare song written by Giorgio Moroder, who went on to pen countless famous '80s pop songs for cinema. I don't have the dates at hand, but I think they probably date 1975 and 1976 respectively.

    Actually, Moroder done another great with Roberta Kelly, Zodiac:


  6. #626
    Stalled doing research for 1990, but I will try and get another one posted in the next week or so. I'm less than 2 months in and too tired (or lazy) to do more this morning. But so far, 1990 doesn't look like nearly as good as 1989 or 1988 (given these are charts, many of these songs were released on album the year prior so 1990 is still mostly 1989 and 1989 is 1988 and so on) so it's still the '80s. The reason why I started with 1988 is because that was the first year the Australian charts were kept in the format that has been archived (before '88, it was in local or entertainment newspapers I think but they weren't archived the same way, sort of scattered and probably not preserved online). I hope to go through all of the '90s, and even the '00s which I missed out on.

    Here is an Australian single from 1990 (album from 1989):

    She looks kind of cool with short hair. Some women can wear the short hair and look super stylish and cute, but IMO not as many as those who try to. I prefer long hair mostly.

    It is clear there are unique artists in every countries charts. But I have a feeling we got most of the noteworthy UK songs (all they cared about was the worst Australia had to offer a the time) and probably true of the US also. If I were to go through another countries charts at some future point, I think I'd make it Canada as there is probably less coverage although there were a few major Canadian acts in Australia in the '90s.
    Last edited by dwayne2004@hellokitty.com; 08-27-2017 at 07:51 PM.

  7. #627
    Bought my first two Mariya Takeuchi CDs:


  8. #628
    Teens react to 2000's music.


    I don't think I could stand any of this music. Furthermore, I don't think I could stand anything from any of their previous 2000's selections, either. It's like night and day: there were the '90s and then there was the 2000's. And I know there is a lot of stuff to like about the 2000's, just not the major songs it seems. For instance, I quite like Duke Special, Sophie Ellis Bextor and OK Go and I've gotten into some post 2010s artists so there must be some good stuff there but it was just overwhelmed by stuff I can't stand.

    The React crew have some questionable selections. Love Shack for an '80s song pick? It was big, but it was nonsense also and highly forgettable. They have had some post-2000s pop punk editions, and almost the only songs I liked there are among the few I know I like from the 2000s already (eg. Jimmy Eat World) but it was more listenable, I guess, although average.

    Asia, on the other hand, I am overwhelmed by cool music from Korea and Japan from the 2000s and 2010s... That said, they have also done React vids based on those (especially KPop) and I found I couldn't stand most of their selections.

    For the record, Kylie Minogue was an Australian soap opera actor from the '80s (Neighbours; don't bother, it's cringeworthy! I kind of got into the zone with the mid-late '90s Brooke Satchwell years, though). She became popular in the UK courtesy of that. In the '80s, she done hugely redundant stuff that I am deliberately ignoring in my surveys. During her peak, her Impossible Princess years, I quite liked her but don't care much for the post-2000s stuff. I'm not surprised few there know her or care for the song. I am perplexed about the appeal of that song, myself.

    What I would like to do is comb through the French charts. I have delved a bit into French music, but not with anywhere near the intensity that I have probed Japanese music.
    Last edited by dwayne2004@hellokitty.com; 08-28-2017 at 06:13 PM.

  9. #629
    Started going over the French charts, which started in 1984. I amassed the complete year since there was only 2 months in it (it started around November), but haven't had a chance to listen to much.

    That said, they appear to have had a kawaii obsession themselves with two songs in particular based on cartoons:

    Douchka - Mickey Donald et moi

    Chantal Goya - Snoopy

    That tree in the second one is anything but cute.

    I think this was also 1984 but haven't gotten to it yet:
    Last edited by dwayne2004@hellokitty.com; 08-29-2017 at 04:39 PM.

  10. #630
    1990 part 1:

    Edible songs of the Australian Top 40 for the first 5 months of 1990 (songs not otherwise posted). Be aware that these songs were released in the first half of 1990 in Australia, they may have been on 1989 albums so for many of these songs its not quite the '90s yet.

    Not including: Michael Bolton - How Can We Be Lovers, Peter Blakeley - First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Comes 2U (I really, REALLY hate the song), B-52'S Roam, Billy Joel - I Go to Extremes, Rod Stewart - Downtown Train, Michael Bolton - How Am I Suppose to Live Without You (I don't like his voice)

    49ers - Touch Me

    Aerosmith - Janie's Got a Gun

    Alannah Myles - Black Velvet

    Alannah Myles - Love Is

    Bad English - When I See You Smile

    Belinda Carlisle - Summer Rain

    Billy Idol - Cradle of Love

    Del Amitri - Kiss This Thing Goodbye

    Elton John - Sacrifice

    Heart - All I Wannna Do Is Make Love To You

    Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville - Don't Know Much

    Madonna - Vogue

    Paula Abdul - Opposites Attract

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground

    Roxette - It Must Have Been Love

    Roxette - Dangerous

    Taylor Dayne - Love Will Lead You Back

    Technotronic - Get Up (Before the Night is Over)

    Wet Wet Wet - Sweet Surrender

    Interesting song:

    Kaoma - Lambada

    Australian hits:

    Midnight Oil - Forgotten Years

    Boom Crash Opera - Dancing in the Storm

    Hunters & Collectors - Blind Eye

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