Older song discoveries of the month: January

 

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I haven’t listened to any albums (old or new) in January so this post will focus on songs I found instead. I hope you enjoy them as well.

 

 

 

 

 

Say You Will by Blanket Of Secrecy (1982)
(Wow. My most played song this year so far. Love the vocal delivery and should be better known. A lost 80s classic)

 

 

 

 

Hello In There by John Prine (1971)
(Thanks Aphoristical. A few music bloggers have raved about John Prine in recent months, I’ll try and get to the singer/songwriter’s beloved self-titled debut LP this year)

 

 

 

 

 

Skyline Pigeon by Elton John (1969)
(From the end credits of The Favourite (2018). From his debut album Empty Sky which seems to get less attention compared to his early 70s records. Maybe that’s why the song is new to me.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balek by Placebo (1973)
(Thanks Wolfman. A lesser known, brilliant jazz fusion instrumental from Belgium)

 

 

 

 

 

Too Young For Promises by Koo De Tah (1986)
(This Australian synthpop gem didn’t disappoint)

 

 

 


 

Re-discoveries:
I Can Buy You by A Camp (2001)
(Thanks Rol. Solo side project of Nina Persson of The Cardigans)

 

 

 

 

 

You by Ten Sharp (1991)
(Thanks Alyson for reminding me of this one-hit wonder)

 

 

 

 

 

Independent Love Song by Scarlet (1995)
(The song title may not be easy to remember but how could you forget that wonderful uplifting chorus?)

 

 

 

 

 

Satellite by The Hooters (1987)
(Eccentric video. I must have heard this one years ago and had forgotten the name of the band. The lyrics and upbeatness somehow remind me of Jump into the Fire by Harry Nilsson)

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you think? As always, comments are welcome

8 thoughts on “Older song discoveries of the month: January

  1. I think Ten Sharp did have a few other hits around Europe but You was their only hit in the UK I think. Glad you enjoyed rediscovering it. A simple love song really but music doesn’t always have to be profound and complicated.

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  2. My most recent discovery lately has been some ABBA singles that weren’t on the Gold album including some of the last singles they did as I found them to be far more interesting than their other stuff. Notably its approach to synthesizer-driven Europop and dark themes in songs like “The Day Before You Came”. There’s a richness to the production of those songs that I think a lot of today’s pop music lacks.

    One big re-discovery is Tina Turner and Phil Spector’s “River Deep Mountain High” as that Tina Turner bio-pic had been on TV this month a lot and I just love that song. The production is immense. It’s a shame of what production has become lately where everything does feel compressed instead of having this big sound.

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