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Awful Songs From the Past-80s,90s etc....

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  • 18-08-2013 9:21pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭


    Apologies all round if there is already a thread on this,but the reason I'm starting one is because only a couple of days ago I was in a shop and I heard a song on the radio....I couldn't believe me ears and tis stuck in me head ever since.The song was:

    "Wo ho ho ho camouflage,things are never quite the way they seem,
    Wo ho ho ho camouflage.....We all said a prayer for the big marine in camouflage".

    I was skittin away to meself while I was listening,and then other songs like "Star trekking accross the universe....theres clingons on the starboard bough..." and "We can dance if we wanna,we can leave our friends behind....." all came into me head.

    So,which songs wer yer funniest,cringeworthy,or even novelty songs from the past?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,275 ✭✭✭✭endacl


    ^^^

    Well, not those for a start!

    You've listed some of my all-time favourites there.

    :mad::mad:


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,294 ✭✭✭✭Zaph


    Seasan wrote: »
    The song was:

    "Wo ho ho ho camouflage,things are never quite the way they seem,
    Wo ho ho ho camouflage.....We all said a prayer for the big marine in camouflage".



    It was Stan Ridgeway's only real hit. And there's nothing funny or cringeworthy about The Safety Dance, it's a classic!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,668 ✭✭✭nlgbbbblth


    Great tracks. Preserved forever on

    Now 1 (The Safety Dance)
    Now 7 (Camouflage)
    Hits 6 (Star Trekkin')


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭An Riabhach




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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,250 ✭✭✭✭bumper234




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭An Riabhach


    What was the song that went with "Hey Matthew,what do you see........" and in the video there is a child staring at the television?

    And does anyone remember:
    "Golden oldies,Rolling Stones.we don't want them back...I'd rather Jack than Fleetwood Mac...."??


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,668 ✭✭✭nlgbbbblth


    Seasan wrote: »
    What was the song that went with "Hey Matthew,what do you see........" and in the video there is a child staring at the television?

    And does anyone remember:
    "Golden oldies,Rolling Stones.we don't want them back...I'd rather Jack than Fleetwood Mac...."??

    Karel Fialka - Hey Matthew (Now 10)
    Reynolds Girls - I'd Rather Jack (Telstar Greatest Hits of 1989)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭An Riabhach


    nlgbbbblth wrote: »
    Karel Fialka - Hey Matthew (Now 10)
    Reynolds Girls - I'd Rather Jack (Telstar Greatest Hits of 1989)

    Do you have all of these albums?
    And would you rather Jack than Fleetwood Mac? :-) :-) lol
    I remember an episode of Jo-Maxi when that song was out,and either Geri Lalor or Antoinette Dawson was going around the streets asking people on the streets if they'd "rather Jack than Fleetwood Mac...."


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,668 ✭✭✭nlgbbbblth


    Seasan wrote: »
    Do you have all of these albums?
    And would you rather Jack than Fleetwood Mac? :-) :-) lol
    I remember an episode of Jo-Maxi when that song was out,and either Geri Lalor or Antoinette Dawson was going around the streets asking people on the streets if they'd "rather Jack than Fleetwood Mac...."

    I have the majority of the Nows, Hits series, Smash Hits series, Greatest Hits Of XXXX albums. Very handy for DJing and keeping in touch with pop music. The Nows in particular are great at providing snapshots of varying four month periods of musical taste. They work much better than say a retrospective 1987 compilation released in 2013 as that will only cherrypick stuff.

    I'd love to go on the p*ss with the two Reynolds Girls. Their manager was supposed to be very difficult so SAW couldn't handle 'em.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,684 ✭✭✭FatherTed


    Here are a few I absolutely detested back in the 80's:





  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,377 ✭✭✭zenno


    Damn cringe-worthy splutter sh!t like this below, nasty music if you can call it that :( my crazy aunty sings it every time she's around for a visit :mad:



  • Site Banned Posts: 1,489 ✭✭✭Ralf and Florian


    Who was that Italian female singer who was a one hit wonder with "Boys boys boys"?She was seriously hot but what a terrible song.And another Italian wan with big hair who was not quite so hot with a song called "Call me".


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,294 ✭✭✭✭Zaph


    Sabrina sang "Boys, boys boys"


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,073 ✭✭✭gobnaitolunacy


    The 'Birdie Song' (and associated silly dance) which was a staple at every Irish wedding up until 15 years ago.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,400 ✭✭✭lukesmom


    Shaddup your face

    http://youtu.be/sFacWGBJ_cs


  • Site Banned Posts: 1,489 ✭✭✭Ralf and Florian


    Zaph wrote: »
    Sabrina sang "Boys, boys boys"
    Ah yes thats right.She was some looker and that song was accompanied by a video that resembled one of Berlusconis Bunga Bunga parties.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,763 ✭✭✭Aglomerado


    The 'Birdie Song' (and associated silly dance) which was a staple at every Irish wedding up until 15 years ago.

    Enough to send me into apoplexy. :mad::mad::mad::mad:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,073 ✭✭✭gobnaitolunacy


    Aglomerado wrote: »
    Enough to send me into apoplexy. :mad::mad::mad::mad:

    Thank God it died a death, Sweet Caroline is still popular unfortunately.:mad:


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,381 ✭✭✭✭rubadub


    Seasan wrote: »
    What was the song that went with "Hey Matthew,what do you see........" and in the video there is a child staring at the television?
    Always thought it was a freaky song

    Who was that Italian female singer who was a one hit wonder with "Boys boys boys"?She was seriously hot but what a terrible song.
    Video was good!, think it was later cut for some shows as her bits were popping out.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,668 ✭✭✭nlgbbbblth


    And another Italian wan with big hair who was not quite so hot with a song called "Call me".

    Spagna.

    Call Me is on Hits 7.

    The associated album Dedicated To The Moon isn't bad.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 3,628 ✭✭✭darkdubh


    rubadub wrote: »
    Always thought it was a freaky song


    Video was good!, think it was later cut for some shows as her bits were popping out.
    I'd forgotten that one!Heres one more for Ye.This song which was released to accompany the Film Full Metal Jacket,though it's not in the film to my knowledge.It was just samples of a drill instructer played over a rap type backing beat and it was on one of those "Now" type compilations.My brother put it on the tape player in the car on a long drive once and my father remarked "if that's supposed to be music I'm a black man".


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,668 ✭✭✭nlgbbbblth


    darkdubh wrote: »
    I'd forgotten that one!Heres one more for Ye.This song which was released to accompany the Film Full Metal Jacket,though it's not in the film to my knowledge.It was just samples of a drill instructer played over a rap type backing beat and it was on one of those "Now" type compilations.My brother put it on the tape player in the car on a long drive once and my father remarked "if that's supposed to be music I'm a black man".

    Abigail Mead and Nigel Goulding - Full Metal Jacket (I Want To Be Your Drill Instructor).

    Also on Hits 7.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,078 ✭✭✭✭LordSutch


    Awful Songs From the Past-80s,90s etc...

    Texas = 'Inner smile' comes to mind :mad:


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,400 ✭✭✭lukesmom


    As I mentioned earlier Shaddap your face' is cringeworthy. I'm not able to post youtube link here can someone do it for me? :)


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,294 ✭✭✭✭Zaph




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,400 ✭✭✭lukesmom


    Zaph wrote: »


    Thanks. What a travesty. Vienna is a classic tune.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭An Riabhach


    The Cheeky Girls??


  • Site Banned Posts: 1,489 ✭✭✭Ralf and Florian


    There was this Latin American type tune which was on the radio quite a bit at some point maybe around 1985/86 or even earlier.The lyrics went something like "Fujae fujae fujae mama,bat bala bonga fujae mama" it was madeningly catchy and I'd totaly forgotten about it until a few months back when I went I was collecting a pizza and it was playing in the takeaway.Ring any bells?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,400 ✭✭✭lukesmom


    There was this Latin American type tune which was on the radio quite a bit at some point maybe around 1985/86 or even earlier.The lyrics went something like "Fujae fujae fujae mama,bat bala bonga fujae mama" it was madeningly catchy and I'd totaly forgotten about it until a few months back when I went I was collecting a pizza and it was playing in the takeaway.Ring any bells?

    Wanda Jackson - Fujiyama????


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