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  1. 99 LUFTBALLOONS/ 99 RED BALLOONS by Nena. You and I in a little toy shop buy a bag of balloons with the money we've got Set them free at the break of dawn 'Til one by one, they were gone Back at base, bugs in the software Flash the message, "Something's out there" Floating in the summer sky 99 red balloons go by. 99 red balloons floating in the summer sky Panic bells, it's red alert There's something here from somewhere else The war machine springs to life Opens up one eager eye Focusing it on the sky Where 99 red balloons go by. 99 Decision Street, 99 ministers meet To worry, worry, super-scurry Call the troops out in a hurry This is what we've waited for This is it boys, this is war The president is on the line As 99 red balloons go by. 99 Knights of the air ride super-high-tech jet fighters Everyone's a Silverhero Everyone's a Captain Kirk With orders to identify To clarify and classify Scramble in the summer sky As 99 red balloons go by. As 99 red balloons go by. 99 dreams I have had In every one a red balloon It's all over and I'm standin' pretty In this dust that was a city If I could find a souvenier Just to prove the world was here... And here is a red balloon I think of you and let it go.
  2. The One Hit Wonder which was the measuring stick for all subsequent ones was "In The Year 2525" by Zager and Evans, a 1969 #1 in the US for 6 weeks, UK 3 weeks, Australia 1 week. Can you call "Macarena" a 1 Hit Wonder as Los Del Rio also charted with "Macarena Christmas" ? Terry Jacks also had two other US chart hits besides "Seasons In The Sun".
  3. How about starting a new thread? "Find The Thread". My computer genius son Peter tells me that ALL computers are programmed to start at 1/1/70, and Songfacts must have "reset" things somehow.
  4. HAPPY 1970 ALL :happybanana: :happybanana: :happybanana: AS I GAZE INTO MY CRYSTAL BALL, I SEE THAT THE POINTS FOR 15 MARCH 2005 WILL BE - AND MANY OF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN BORN YET!(PRIVATE READINGS BY APPOINTMENT) DO YOU WANT YOUR PALM RED ? Kevin28776 63 Brad37732 59 Elvish 36 miamisammy 30 edna 26 Windy1 23 UncleJoe 21 Laurie35451 17 jrownsdega 15 swlabr 14 bluesboy 11 rico 10 katie sane 9 Jenny 6 Annabelle 5 earth-angel 5 bazooka 5 HDThoreau 3 TrampledUnderFoot 2 addictedtoclassic 2 Foxy1983 1 Tenacious Peaches 1 ............................................................
  5. CURRENT QUESTION WHICH 1960S NOVELTY/ROCK TOP 10 SONG HAS THE LONGEST PAUSE FOR BREATH??? and which Artist/Group sang it IT'S NOT Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In Wild Thing Wipe Out The Ying Tong Song Short Shorts Wooly Bully Monster Mash Itsy Bitsy Teensy Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini This Magic Moment Shaving Cream Tie Me Kangaroo Down Sport I'm Henry VIII, I Am They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Ha The Name Game Teddy Bear Come Together Twist And Shout Nights In White Satin Bohemian Rhapsody The Way We Were
  6. Not enough words, but right era! :: CLOSEST anyone's gone yet! ::
  7. Probably about the same number of (different) words as that! I've got 2 messages, but I can't access "My Home" to reply to them - sorry!.
  8. No, even more raucous than that! You know you said "The Name Game" before. I'm just sitting here playing the CD with THE song, and that just came on. I still can't do it. It's like a secret code.
  9. BB Monster Mash sounds like Classical music alongside this one. You'll think of it soon! Hi Lisa. Here's the Question again: WHICH 1960's TOP 10 SONG HAS THE LONGEST PAUSE FOR BREATH (evident when you hear it) and which Artist/Group sang it
  10. I'm glad you're travelling OK my dear! No, you could learn the words of this song in about 5 minutes, if that. Probably only 2 1/2 seconds pause for breath, but that's a LOT in a pop song. A singing coach wouldn't put up with that!
  11. No Kevin, You're a big boy. I just thought it looked a bit SUS. You've saved me anyway: "Money Honey" was sung by the recognized ORIGINAL Drifters (with Clyde McPhatter as lead singer) in 1953. I just looked it up, and it was their biggest R&B Hit - #1 for 11 weeks! I reckon you earned your 5 points. WITH QUESTION A: This song is about as subtle (if that's the word) as the Three Stooges. I just played it, and the pause lasts a tad over 3 seconds. I'd call it a Novelty Rocker.
  12. I think/hope that everyone here knows I'm a very honest person. That reference I made to Elvis being #1 on our Wedding Day in 1969 WAS completely innocent and NOT intended as a clue. Val and I were having lunch, and I was telling her about the "1969" date mixup on the Site, and what I'd put about our Wedding Day and she said "isn't Elvis the answer to one of your questions?". UHOH. Kevin and I have become good friends through Songfacts, but neither of us would Cheat. SO "They all had songs later recorded by Elvis "? is correct for Question C. CONGRATULATIONS KEVIN !! The R & B songs were: Lloyd Price (1952) - "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" Smiley Lewis (1956) - "One Night" The Drifters (1954) - "Such a Night" (also a Pop Hit for Johnny Ray in 1954). I think Bluesboy would have gotten this one too!
  13. Hi Elvish. Hope you're going well, although you must be uncomfortable! Cheers to you and Hubby. Not the "Name Game", in fact nowhere near as clever. You could learn the words of this song in question very quickly!
  14. Gees, I'm a bit slow! I looked at the posting times, but didn't notice the year. 1969. It was a very good year. Elvis was #1 with "Suspicious Minds" on my Wedding Day. C. Kevin, Mate, WHICH ONE though? P.S. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU TOO. This means that many of our Songfacts members aren't/weren't born yet? Do I go through and erase the points of anyone under 35. This raises a lot of Theological questions to ponder upon. Hmm! I think I'll go and have lunch instead.
  15. Hi bazooka! Funny, it's been good since we got back from vacation. This is the first time I've had a problem with it. Juusst when you thought it was safe to go back in the water.... Here's the 2 unanswered questions with some hints as promised. QUESTION A WHICH 1960's TOP 10 SONG HAS THE LONGEST PAUSE FOR BREATH (evident when you hear it) and which Artist/Group sang it Uncle is on 2 Points so far - Teddy Bear is a good answer, but this one has a much longer pause. CLUE: It's a NOVELTY song. QUESTION C What's the connection between these 3 1950s R&B Artists/ Groups? * Lloyd Price * Smiley Lewis * The Drifters (Original Lineup) CLUE: They had a lot of great songs. Maybe some other singers thought so too??
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