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Re: Obvious things someone else has failed to realize
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2019, 05:02:11 PM »
I don't know what Forever Young is. And Don't Stop Believing only slid into view a few years ago for me. Was it in a film or advert or something.

There are loads of chart songs that I should be old enough to remember but don't. I never listened to music radio much unless it was for a particular reason.

I do remember Japanese Boy though. So do you, you just pretend not to to seem cool.

There was a Euro Pop song in 2008 called Forever Young by DJ Sammy, it has 8 million views on Youtube. I didn't realise until a lot later that it was a cover from the 80's.

Don't Stop Believing was featured in the 1st episode of the hit TV Series Glee. Where everyone who wasn't from America Googled "what is glee club".

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Re: Obvious things someone else has failed to realize
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2019, 05:31:03 PM »
I was a massive Alphaville fan in the late 80s. Forever Young and Afternoons In Utopia are great albums. There are probably parallels to be drawn with Tears For Fears, in that both groups started out electronic but released a very different sounding 3rd album in 1989.

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Re: Obvious things someone else has failed to realize
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2019, 06:16:02 PM »
You should have seen the Vic and Bob’s Big Night Out thread when it turned out a handful of us had never heard of Semlin Greecht or whichever new random dirge of pop music was inexplicably in one of the episodes.

There was the assumption that we must have heard of him - it’s unbelievable that we wouldn’t have - and were pretending otherwise in order to be cool.

Yep.  That was absurd and irritating.  "How can you not have heard of this vapid cunt?!  You're lying!  It's literally impossible for you not to have heard of this 'here today, gone tomorrow' pop singer!  Everybody and their Gran keeps abreast of garbage pop music like I do!"

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« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2019, 10:26:03 PM »
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Don't Stop Believing was featured in the 1st episode of the hit TV Series Glee. Where everyone who wasn't from America Googled "what is glee club".
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It was also the song playing in the final scene of The Sopranos when the screen went black to signify that Tony had been “whacked”.

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« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2019, 10:30:22 PM »

It was also the song playing in the final scene of The Sopranos when the screen went black to signify that Tony had been “whacked”.

Which is from where I assumed its resurgence had been generated until I read about Glee Club in this thread!

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« Reply #35 on: January 03, 2019, 10:43:01 PM »
Did Alphaville have a song other than 'Big In Japan'?

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« Reply #36 on: January 03, 2019, 10:45:43 PM »
Which is from where I assumed its resurgence had been generated until I read about Glee Club in this thread!

There's a 2005 episode of Family Guy where it gets sung at karaoke, that was what I assumed kickstarted its later popularity

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« Reply #37 on: January 03, 2019, 10:48:14 PM »
Lots of people have failed to notice it is a shit song and it's always been popular.

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« Reply #38 on: January 03, 2019, 10:50:52 PM »
You should have seen the Vic and Bob’s Big Night Out thread when it turned out a handful of us had never heard of Semlin Greecht or whichever new random dirge of pop music was inexplicably in one of the episodes.

There was the assumption that we must have heard of him - it’s unbelievable that we wouldn’t have - and were pretending otherwise in order to be cool.

I thought we were taking the piss because the poster said that whatshisface random popular singer of the moment was more famous than Paul McCartney in 1965. (the year he wrote Yesterday, the most covered song of the 20th century) Which is obviously ridiculous, i'm 24 and although admittedly an old soul music wise had never even heard the name George Ezra, mind you I have been living in America the last year and a half and the bloke hasn't even charted over here.

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« Reply #39 on: January 03, 2019, 10:52:05 PM »
Oh yeah - Sopranos and Glee. Ta.

Since reading about Forever Young I've had Young At Heart going through my head. Sadly I do remember that.

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« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2019, 10:58:26 PM »
There's a 2005 episode of Family Guy where it gets sung at karaoke, that was what I assumed kickstarted its later popularity

I was about to reply something about this but saw I'd been beaten to it. This is definitely where most people I knew picked up on it from. Bearing in mind I was at college and this was the point where every fucker my age seemed to be watching that show.

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« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2019, 02:21:50 AM »
There's a 2005 episode of Family Guy where it gets sung at karaoke, that was what I assumed kickstarted its later popularity

I'm forever having my hat fucked by discovering the original versions of songs that were copied by Family Guy.  The latest was finding out that "Bag Of Weed" was nicked from "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang".

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« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2019, 05:37:12 AM »
You should have seen the Vic and Bob’s Big Night Out thread when it turned out a handful of us had never heard of Semlin Greecht or whichever new random dirge of pop music was inexplicably in one of the episodes.

There was the assumption that we must have heard of him - it’s unbelievable that we wouldn’t have - and were pretending otherwise in order to be cool.

Ezra someone. Ezra Brown?

Edit: googled. George Ezra.

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« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2019, 06:47:20 AM »
When the Iceland advert "controversy" was going on my sister-in-law was getting ever so upset about it and telling everyone how disgusting it was.
When someone asked her what palm oil actually was, she announced in all seriousness that "they are catching orangutans and cutting their hands off" - on further investigation she actually thought "they" were milking some kind of gland in the palm of the ginger beasts' mit.
This woman is an NHS nurse and mother to three children!

When I was a kid I thought the same thing.
I think it's because I remembered a scene from 'Gorillas in the the mist' where Dian Fossey goes to a market and they are selling gorilla hands to use as ashtrays?
Obviously a different continent, and now I've been to Borneo...and I might be getting confused about the film - but my point is I was there alongside your sister.

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« Reply #44 on: January 04, 2019, 09:53:27 AM »
I just now realized the link between hands and palm oil but that's one for the other thread.

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Re: Obvious things someone else has failed to realize
« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2019, 10:51:00 AM »
Ezra someone. Ezra Brown?

Edit: googled. George Ezra.

As if you had to google him!  You're just trying to sound cool, mate!

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« Reply #46 on: January 04, 2019, 11:15:06 AM »
This George Ezra will never ever be as good as the band "Better Than Ezra" so he might as well just give up now.

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Re: Obvious things someone else has failed to realize
« Reply #47 on: January 04, 2019, 04:10:56 PM »
There's a 2005 episode of Family Guy where it gets sung at karaoke, that was what I assumed kickstarted its later popularity

Correct. I remember, around that time, someone mentioning the song at school which led me to ask who it was by. I was met with a response of something like "duh it's Journey, man! How do you not know that?" I mean, how dare I not know the name of a band who - I'm guessing - were a one hit wonder with a song that was released 12 years before I was born. It is a tune though.

You should have seen the Vic and Bob’s Big Night Out thread when it turned out a handful of us had never heard of Semlin Greecht or whichever new random dirge of pop music was inexplicably in one of the episodes.

There was the assumption that we must have heard of him - it’s unbelievable that we wouldn’t have - and were pretending otherwise in order to be cool.

That said though, the best thing about Kim Kardashian making the news is the people who are blatantly pretending that they don't know who she is in order to appear hip.

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« Reply #48 on: January 04, 2019, 05:00:54 PM »
As if you had to google him!  You're just trying to sound cool, mate!

Rumbled!

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« Reply #49 on: January 04, 2019, 08:25:19 PM »
That said though, the best thing about Kim Kardashian making the news is the people who are blatantly pretending that they don't know who she is in order to appear hip.

I know there's a TV show with her and her family, but I've never seen it and wouldn't be able to pick her out of a line-up.
Nice to know that I'm hip* anyway!

*is 'hip' still a hip word?

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« Reply #50 on: January 04, 2019, 08:38:40 PM »
She's their Princess Diana. She was born wealthy, did a sex tape and married a cretin. It's basically the American dream.


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« Reply #51 on: January 05, 2019, 01:49:29 AM »
Georgio Ezramaio.

Who the fuck is that?

I'm so cool for not knowing who Greggaro Plezzmiero is.

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« Reply #52 on: January 05, 2019, 03:42:19 PM »
I'm forever having my hat fucked by discovering the original versions of songs that were copied by Family Guy.  The latest was finding out that "Bag Of Weed" was nicked from "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang".

And just an hour ago I realised that "Kyle's Mom's A Bitch" uses the "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" tune!

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« Reply #53 on: January 05, 2019, 03:53:24 PM »
I know there's a TV show with her and her family, but I've never seen it and wouldn't be able to pick her out of a line-up.
Nice to know that I'm hip* anyway!

*is 'hip' still a hip word?

I was going to post the same thing yesterday but got sidetracked. I was going to use those same words too, "I couldn't pick her out of a line-up".  Well I'd probably ask each of the lineup-ees(?) to turn round so I could see their arses as I think she has a stupid inflated arse like the one Madonna just acquired.  If more than one of them had a hyper-arse then I'd not be able to pick her out of a line-up.  I know she's married to Kanye West and her father was one of the lawyers in the OJ case and her sisters names all begin with K and her kid is named after one of the compass points and is gonna get teased mercilessly at school except they won't because Kanye will scowl at any would-be bullies and scare them off.  I've not got a clue what she actually does though. Actress / porn actress / singer / something else - not a clue.

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« Reply #54 on: January 05, 2019, 04:27:58 PM »
And just an hour ago I realised that "Kyle's Mom's A Bitch" uses the "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" tune!

Coo.  It does and all!

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« Reply #55 on: January 06, 2019, 12:32:10 AM »
My boyfriend loves Ian Boldsworth and ParaPod etc. -- I'd never heard of him until he made me listen to something he did with Jim Sterling -- and the other week I realised 'Ray Peacock' is a play on 'rapey cock' and was surprised it took me that long and prefixed mentioning it with 'You'll probably think I'm so stupid but...' only to receive a 'What? Say that again? Rapey cock? Hahaha, oh yeah, it is' in reply.

That was an obvious thing someone else failed to realise.

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« Reply #56 on: January 06, 2019, 01:33:49 AM »
That I’m wanking as I write this.

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« Reply #57 on: January 06, 2019, 09:32:38 PM »
...the other week I realised 'Ray Peacock' is a play on 'rapey cock'...

Coo.  It is and all!

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« Reply #58 on: January 06, 2019, 10:16:52 PM »
'Ray Peacock' is a play on 'rapey cock'

But it was an unintentional one and led to him reverting to his real name when people starting to wrongly think it stood for 'rapey cock' - which isn't even a phrase..
Ray Peacock was the name of a character he played which he then just carried on using as a stage name.

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« Reply #59 on: January 06, 2019, 10:20:59 PM »
Coo?  It is and all?