It doesn’t seem so long ago since I was doing the 2018 film quiz, but there have certainly been all kinds in the 12 months since then. How many of the 12 below (in no particular order) can you work out? Do you have a favourite? I can’t fit them all in, so feel free to name any other other memorable films you’ve liked from 2019.
You saw me standing by the wall corner of a main street And the lights are flashing on your window sill All alone ain’t much fun so you’re looking for the thrill And you know just what it takes and where to go.
The opening lines of Save a Prayer by English band Duran Duran, from their third studio album Rio (1982). I’ve spoken of how much I love the band numerous times on the blog, and even mentioned this same song a few posts ago in Best Songs to Fall One Place Short of UK Number One.
Oh, ’cause I keep diggin’ myself down deeper I won’t stop ’til I get where you are I keep running when both my feet hurt I won’t stop ’til I get where you are Oh, when you go down all your darkest roads I would’ve followed all the way to the graveyard.
Taken from the song Graveyard from American artist Halsey from her as yet unreleased third studio album Manic. I’m a big fan of the highly poetic singer, including Colors.
It’s been just over a month since I posted about my second book, and I can still feel that adrenalin buzz. When you can see people around the world buy copies and give lovely feedback it makes all the many drafts worth it. For the writers among you, please keep at it because it is worth it. For those interested the link is below, with availability in both Kindle and paperback form.
It’s easy to think that great songs must have topped the charts (or at least like in my last Gr8at post), come pretty close. But whether through lack of promotion, more people buying the album, the band not being well known enough at the time or for any other number of reasons, some singles have had mediocre UK chart placings. Which of the following most surprised you? Do you have a favourite?
Ross: I’ve seen her at work, but I always figured, ah-huh? But, uh, I made her dinner. We had a great time. And we’re going out again tomorrow. Rachel: Well maybe she and her friends are just having a contest to see who can bring home the biggest geek. Ross: Fine by me; hope she wins.
David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston in Friends (1993 – 2003), one of the all-time great sitcoms. I’m a huge fan of Joey, Chandler, Monica, Pheobe and of course, Ross and Rachel. You can find another great joke from the New-York set show hereand here.
This post was partly inspired by the release of romcom Last Christmas (which features the many musical talents of George Michael), and the fact that I’ve been listening to a lot of music recently. Enjoy!