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Old 23-04-2013, 21:34
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Sorry to be so vague, but does anyone have a clue about this?


It's a late 70s/early 80s uptempo love song. It is well know that the singer sounds like Macca, but I only found out that it wasn't him (after years of thinking it was) when I heard Steve Wright talking about it recently. I know the song, I love the song, but can I remember the song? No I can't and it's driving me bananas!

Can anyone help, despite my being vaguer than Lindsay Lohan at 3am?
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Old 23-04-2013, 21:37
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Could it be Andrew Gold? He sang Lonely Boy and the theme to the Golden Girls?
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Old 23-04-2013, 21:39
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Could it be Andrew Gold? He sang Lonely Boy and the theme to the Golden Girls?
No, not Andrew Gold. But thanks
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Old 23-04-2013, 21:40
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Hall & Oates? Just trying to think of something around that time with similar sound to him
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Old 23-04-2013, 22:26
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I know I've mistaken songs by Godley & Creme ( Under Your Thumb) and Gilbert O'Sullivan (Alone Again) for Macca.
Maybe one of them? Though possibly I'm the only one to think they sound alike!
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Old 24-04-2013, 07:07
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Cheap Trick
"If you want my love you got it"
Couldnt sound more macca if it tried
Released 1982

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzew738f5TA
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Old 24-04-2013, 09:08
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Not quite the right era (late 80's).... but always thought Crowded House Fall at your Feet sounded like a Macca type song of that era.
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Old 24-04-2013, 11:03
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Thanks everyone for all your suggestions, but I'm afraid none of them are right. I'll keep on racking my brains and as soon as I remember it, I promise to post it here
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Old 24-04-2013, 11:29
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One I always thought was Macca was "Wind of Change" by the Scorpions because the harmonics in the middle part of the chorus

http://youtu.be/n4RjJKxsamQ?t=1m42s

sounded very Wings-esque to me.
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Old 24-04-2013, 11:32
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If you can work out what day Steve Wright played it go to his BBC web page and look at the play list for that day.
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Old 24-04-2013, 11:48
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Freiheit - Keeping the dream alive.
Always thought that sounded a bit 'thumbsaloft'
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Old 24-04-2013, 12:19
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Freiheit - Keeping the dream alive.
Always thought that sounded a bit 'thumbsaloft'
Good call, but that's usually played at Christmas.
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Old 24-04-2013, 12:24
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Was it this :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo5lGAKI_8o

Steve Mason - Oh my Lord.

We thought it was Paul McCartney, but I think it's quite a recent song ??

Steve Wright is always doing that - not back announcing songs/artists.
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Old 24-04-2013, 13:10
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Sorry to be so vague, but does anyone have a clue about this?


It's a late 70s/early 80s uptempo love song. It is well know that the singer sounds like Macca, but I only found out that it wasn't him (after years of thinking it was) when I heard Steve Wright talking about it recently. I know the song, I love the song, but can I remember the song? No I can't and it's driving me bananas!
Talking about it or playing it?

How long ago was this? Steve was on holiday last week....
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Old 24-04-2013, 17:35
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Sorry to be so vague, but does anyone have a clue about this?


It's a late 70s/early 80s uptempo love song. It is well know that the singer sounds like Macca, but I only found out that it wasn't him (after years of thinking it was) when I heard Steve Wright talking about it recently. I know the song, I love the song, but can I remember the song? No I can't and it's driving me bananas!

Can anyone help, despite my being vaguer than Lindsay Lohan at 3am?

This is the song you are searching for http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9aYrHzEW-wVocals come in at 35 seconds

It actually sounds like Pipes Of Peace
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Old 24-04-2013, 19:21
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^^ Agree, this has GOT to be it!
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Old 24-04-2013, 20:42
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I'm not so sure this is it. Yes, it does sound like Macca in places, but it is such a well known song, that people wouldn't forget the song title and artist in a hurry.
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Old 24-04-2013, 21:45
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This is the song you are searching for http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9aYrHzEW-wVocals come in at 35 seconds

It actually sounds like Pipes Of Peace
AMAZING! Yes! Though why I thought it was an "uptempo love song" is beyond me

Thankyou so much!


And thanks again to everyone else for their suggestions. I am delighted!
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Old 24-04-2013, 21:55
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So this thread it to close now. Oh, well. Glad you've found out what the song was.

Before this closes, here is the song that sounds a bit like Keeping the Dream Alive in places: Pipes of Peace by Sir Paul McCartney.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxzRK3xHkcw
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Old 24-04-2013, 22:11
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCnchener_Freiheit

I'm actually surprised to find this song actually came out in 1988 according to the Wikki link 5 years after Pipes Of Peace.

Anyway, glad to be of positive help
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Old 24-04-2013, 23:07
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This is the song you are searching for http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9aYrHzEW-wVocals come in at 35 seconds

It actually sounds like Pipes Of Peace
I'm so embarrassed right now. I always thought that was Macca
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Old 26-04-2013, 13:00
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few of the top of my head....


mister mister/ take these broken wings

not the girl you think you are / crowded house

more than words / extreme

julia says / wet wet wet

fr david / words
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Old 26-04-2013, 16:44
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few of the top of my head....


mister mister/ take these broken wings

not the girl you think you are / crowded house

more than words / extreme

julia says / wet wet wet

fr david / words
Question's been answered. Read the thread.
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Old 26-04-2013, 18:59
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I always thought they sounded more like ELO than anyone else....
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