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Old 14-02-2013, 21:48
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I always enjoyed the songs from Stock Aitkin and Waterman.
They were cheery and made you want to dance.
What favourite or favourites do you have?
Here are three of mine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-WhtWM4vJY
Can't shake the feeling Big Fun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPoCRH2-ws4

I just don't have the heart Cliff Richard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9SZiw91uho

Step back in time Kylie
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Old 15-02-2013, 00:37
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Aw, I love a bit of SAW!

Rick Astley

Whenever You Need Somebody
Never Gonna Give You Up

Sinitta - Toy Boy/So Macho

Kylie - Got To Be Certain/Hand On Your Heart

Mel and Kim - Showing Out/Respectable

Reynolds Girls - I'd Rather Jack
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Old 15-02-2013, 01:07
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SAW era was amazing

Love
-Kylie i should be so lucky
-bananarama love in the first degree
-Rick astley she wants to dance with me
-sonia youll never stop me from loving you
-samantha fox nothings gonna stop me now
-Sabrina Boys


Like
Dead or alive you spin round
Bananarama Venus, ,i head a rumor
Rick Astley never gonna give you up, together forever
Donna summer this time i know its for real
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Old 15-02-2013, 09:15
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theres an appreciation thread here

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1552717

for the fans who want to appreciate their 'music', and those of us who think s/a/w were the worst thing to happen to music could leave the fans in peace!
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Old 15-02-2013, 09:32
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theres an appreciation thread here

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1552717

for the fans who want to appreciate their 'music', and those of us who think s/a/w were the worst thing to happen to music could leave the fans in peace!
Well, let's use it then, and then we can leave the boring non SAW fans in peace!
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Old 15-02-2013, 12:41
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I Just Don't Have The Heart was the best song they did with Cliff,tho I could be biased
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Old 15-02-2013, 12:44
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Well, let's use it then, and then we can leave the boring non SAW fans in peace!
he he! well it is what its there for.

much as i generally dislike them (with some vehemency (is that a word?lol) ) there are always exceptions to the rule.

'showing out'
'you spin me round (like a record)'

and a handful of others are ok... but the mass production of the "mediochre generic sound" (family guy) and popularisation of such really damaged pop music creativity.
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Old 15-02-2013, 13:17
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he he! well it is what its there for.

much as i generally dislike them (with some vehemency (is that a word?lol) ) there are always exceptions to the rule.

'showing out'
'you spin me round (like a record)'

and a handful of others are ok... but the mass production of the "mediochre generic sound" (family guy) and popularisation of such really damaged pop music creativity.
Please no more arguing on this topic, you generally hate them and thats fine but no more, i'm sure people will use the search button and find past threads were everyone argued fir and against saw.
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Old 15-02-2013, 15:07
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Please no more arguing on this topic, you generally hate them and thats fine but no more, i'm sure people will use the search button and find past threads were everyone argued fir and against saw.
...the point is that you have an appreciation thread where you can revel in their 'music' unmolested by those of us who dislike them. here in the general forum it is fair game to have a pop at them!
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Old 15-02-2013, 17:28
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"This Time I Know It's For Real" and in fact the whole "Another Place And Time" album by Donna Summer.

"A La Vie, A L'amour" by Jackie Quartz.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:14
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While I was the first to slag off SAW back in the day (being there during the way it was shoved down our necks all the time during that 1987-1989 period - the Kylie and Jason bleurgh time), I will give them this. When I feel in the mood for a little cheese (say, hazell dean and similar - the ones who could write or actually play instruments), I'll give them this. Mike, Matt and Pete at least KNEW how to do a properly punchy master mix.

Not like the brickwalling idiots of today.
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:31
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kawM7Mx-izQ

Simply the best tune they ever did - Roadblock!
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Old 15-02-2013, 18:59
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theres an appreciation thread here

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1552717

for the fans who want to appreciate their 'music', and those of us who think s/a/w were the worst thing to happen to music could leave the fans in peace!
I should have checked first. I didn't know about that.
Anyway I'm in the mood for some more cheese so here's some more.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn299L66MsY

I cant help it - Bannarama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX2krXcE8iA

Too many broken hearts - Jason Donovan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SALVsmf6Q7E

I can't forget you - Sonia
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Old 15-02-2013, 19:52
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Anything by Kylie!! Never Too Late and Better The Devil You Know being particular favourites

This Time I Know It's For Real and Can't Forget You have already been mentioned so:

Brother Beyond- The Harder I Try
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46l-yzQ4GhI

Sam Fox - Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow8rsycBQ54
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Old 15-02-2013, 22:05
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My favourite yet to receive a mention. although Kylie recorded it as an album track, Hazel Deans SAW single "turn it into love" was my introduction to the song

http://youtu.be/gWAEDd_M0eU
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Old 15-02-2013, 22:30
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Now if any of the links in this thread are Rickrollers, there's going to be hell to pay

My tuppence would be Nothing Can Divide Us. So high, with weird chord changes all over the place, it's a wonder Jason Donovan could ever sing it.
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Old 15-02-2013, 22:38
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Here's some more wee gems from the SAW Hit Factory back in the day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_DgV4Ae2r8 When I'm good and ready - sybil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dziJv8Pcb04 Heartache - Pepsi and Shirlie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlLKNxDbsi8 Say I'm your number one - Princess

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59ymuZdw3_0 Let's all chant - Pat and Mick
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Old 15-02-2013, 22:55
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Am I the only one who remembers Channel 4's Kevin Bishop Show which had the classic zoo TV sketch format and the fact it featured on a handful of occasions Steve Edge who played Pete Waterman in a couple of the sister Channel 4 Star Stories comedy shows in a send up of the horror franchise SAW which featured real (has been) 80s pop stars (the likes of Toyah; Carol Decker of T'Pau; Tony Hadley; etc) coming to a grim end.

Sadly it does not appear to be on youtube ...
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Old 16-02-2013, 04:00
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They never bettered this collaboration. True class!
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Old 16-02-2013, 08:16
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I should have checked first. I didn't know about that.
i only mention it because its a 'safe' zone for fans... unlike here in the main forum where anti saw crusaders like me have the right to knock them!

yeah they are decent tracks!

Am I the only one who remembers Channel 4's Kevin Bishop Show which had the classic zoo TV sketch format and the fact it featured on a handful of occasions Steve Edge who played Pete Waterman in a couple of the sister Channel 4 Star Stories comedy shows in a send up of the horror franchise SAW which featured real (has been) 80s pop stars (the likes of Toyah; Carol Decker of T'Pau; Tony Hadley; etc) coming to a grim end.

Sadly it does not appear to be on youtube ...
ooh...now that rings a vague bell!
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Old 16-02-2013, 10:00
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Better The Devil You Know, What Do I Have To Do and Shocked.

All Kylie, obviously, but their highpoint in my opinion.
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Old 16-02-2013, 10:20
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Originally Posted by sej17;64268532[B
]"This Time I Know It's For Real" and in fact the whole "Another Place And Time" album by Donna Summer.[/b]"A La Vie, A L'amour" by Jackie Quartz.
Totally agree with the Donna Summer comment, that album was the best thing SAW ever released.

Best single would probably be 'Happenin' All Over Again', which ironically was originally written for Donna Summer, but after they fell out, SAW gave it to Lonnie Gordon.
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Old 16-02-2013, 10:36
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They never bettered this collaboration. True class!
That record really started the whole SAW sound for me. I know it probably began with Hazel Dean, but You Think You're A Man was the type of song Pete Burns wanted to replicate for You Spin Me Round Like A Record which in turn was a big influence on Bananarama.

SAW had some big hitters on their books. It's a shame they gave quite decent tunes to the likes of Big Fun and Sonia instead of sticking their biggest and most iconic names.

And yes, I'm rather gutted Donna Summer didn't do another album with SAW.
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Old 16-02-2013, 11:32
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Here's some more wee gems from the SAW Hit Factory back in the day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_DgV4Ae2r8 When I'm good and ready - sybil

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dziJv8Pcb04 Heartache - Pepsi and Shirlie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlLKNxDbsi8 Say I'm your number one - Princess

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59ymuZdw3_0 Let's all chant - Pat and Mick
I never knew that Heartache was a SAW song, you learn something new every day!
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Old 16-02-2013, 11:44
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I never knew that Heartache was a SAW song, you learn something new every day!
Actually neither did I and I bought 'Heartache' by Pepsi and Shirlie at the time. It was only when I was doing a check on all the hits of SAW that i noticed that this favourite of mine was one of theirs.
To everyone that has mentioned Donna Summer 'This time I know its for real' for me probably is the best one that came out of the SAW hit factory.
Here it is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTisij5GSbU

Very sad what happened to Donna Summer. She was indeed a great talent. RIP Donna
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