Friday, May 24, 2013

Songs that remind me of my childhood Number 25 - Wouldn't It Be Good (Nik Kershaw)

Another song that reminds me of my childhood...  Nik Kershaws "Wouldn't It Be Good". 

In fact, I have chosen this song because a colleague at work was humming it today, which subsequently caused me to whistle and hum it continuously (probably annoying everyone else in the process too!).  It's stuck in my head and I can't get it out..... HELP!!!

Nik Kershaw was (still is?) one of my sisters favourite artists and like Howard Jones, was heard many times through the thin walls that separated our bedrooms.  Released way back in 1984, I was never really fond of it when I was younger, but as with many things from my childhood it has grown on me.  Perhaps it's the nostalgia that comes with listening to it?  Either way it is a really good song.  Modern musical artists should take note.
"Wouldn't it be good to be in your shoes
Even if it was just for one day
And wouldn't it be good if we could wish ourselves away
Wouldn't it be good to be on your side
The grass is always greener over there
And wouldn't it be good if we could live without a care"

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Songs that remind me of my childhood Number 24 - Live It Up (Mental as Anything)

Well, it's been a while since I posted a childhood musical memory.  Plenty going on in my life, but the biggest highlight was going to the cinema to watch Star Trek Into Darkness (More about that later).  For now, I want to share with you the next "Song that reminds me of my childhood"......

Live It Up was a big hit for Australian new-wave group Mental as Anything and was released back in 1986.  It reached number 3 in the UK charts, and was featured in the crap Paul Hogan movie "Crocodile Dundee".  Ok that does it no favours, but have a listen.  It's fun and lively - typical mid 80's pop.

As with Invisible Touch by Genesis, this is another song that reminds me of family nights out walking from Leigh-On-Sea to Southend.  Many of the pubs we visited would play this on the jukebox whilst I drank my drink (a pint of orange juice) and played classic arcade games. 

Ahhhhhhh the memories.