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The Topical Ten. Can you Guess them from the Clues ?


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I'm awake and breakfasted.

Shawna got #10, Walk A Mile In My Shoes / Joe South and Jenny got #6, Maybellene / Chuck Berry.

Well done Ladies. :coolio:

I figured walking in someone else's shoes would hurt (unless you had the same size foot).

When Chuck Berry wrote Maybellene he called it Ida Red. The record company liked the song but not the name. He spotted a discarded Maybelline brand mascara box in the waste paper bin...

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I try out some of these questions on my Wife, and she got #7 straight away. It must have been the inflection in my voice.

"But you said I could keep it !" indignantly.

It's a novelty song from the 60s and it's an American expression.

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Well done bazooka. :thumbsup:

Politically incorrect or not, it was a big "bubblegum" hit in 1969.

Maybe someone can tell me how the term originated ?

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So rounding off Viejo Cincuenta y Cinco's TOP TEN #7.

1. LIKE A ROLLING STONE / BOB DYLAN

2. ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE / BEATLES

3. RHIANNON (WILL YOU EVER WIN) / FLEETWOOD MAC

4. THIS DIAMOND RING / GARRY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS

5. ALL OUT OF LOVE / AIR SUPPLY

6. MAYBELLENE / CHUCK BERRY

7. INDIAN GIVER / 1910 FRUITGUM CO.

8. STILL THE SAME / BOB SEEGER

9. THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL / ABBA

10.WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES / JOE SOUTH

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I'll be back in about 5 hours with a new one, so if anyone else would like to try a Top Ten in the meantime you're very welcome.

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The term Indian Giver. I found this Darryl.

Origin

Derives from the alleged practise of American Indians of taking back gifts from white settlers. This term, which is certainly American, may have been coined to denegrate of the native race. Historians would now agree that, where deceit was concerned, it was the settlers who were the front runners.

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Thanks Phil !

Yes, they didn't get a good deal for Manhattan did they ?

I like your avatar. I'm a big Three Stooges fan too, also the Marx Brothers. I don't like my humor too subtle ( although some of Groucho's oneliners are classics).

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Here's OLD 55's TOP TEN #8.

1. Wouldn't be very colorful.

2. Might need a handyman.

3. Most men would like one of these if they were shipwrecked.

4. It wasn't us, Officer.

5. This would be defying gravity.

6. Time and place for a picnic.

7. Not whoppers.

8. I'd love to ! Thanks for asking.

9. Wrecked romance.

10.You're Out !

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Well, I think I made some of them a little tougher tonight, but I'm happy to be proven wrong. Every one of them made the U.S. Top 10. Go get 'em.

Good Luck All. :)

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Here's OLD 55's TOP TEN #8.

1. Wouldn't be very colorful.

2. Might need a handyman.

3. Most men would like one of these if they were shipwrecked.

4. It wasn't us, Officer.

5. This would be defying gravity.

6. Time and place for a picnic.

7. Not whoppers.

8. I'd love to ! Thanks for asking.

9. Wrecked romance.

10.You're Out !

#8- "Do you wanna dance?"

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