Line(s) of the Day #SadHappy

circa waves single sad happy

I was waiting so sad happy
Thought I lost you in a nightmare dream
You were too high to hold on
I was losing all track of time

Taken from the song Sad Happy by Liverpool band Circa Waves, from the English band’s fourth studio album Sad Happy (2020).

Line(s) of the Day: Fun 90s Sketch Quiz (now with answers)

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I’ve previously posted about 90s films and 80s songs so now it’s time to combine the two for a 90s songs quiz. How many of the 30 can you get? Credit of course goes to the supremely talented Doodlemoose Designs. I’ll put the answers up later.

Answers below

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Line(s) of the Day #Aintnosunshine

Bill Withers ain't no sunshine

Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
It’s not warm when she’s away
Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
And she’s always gone too long
Anytime she goes away

Taken from the song Ain’t No Sunshine by soul legend Bill Withers from his debut album Just as I am (1971). What a voice.

Line(s) of the Day #Linger

Cranberries linger song

Were you lying all the time?
Was it just a game to you?
But I’m in so deep
You know I’m such a fool for you

Taken from the song Linger by Irish band The Cranberries from their debut album Everybody Else is Doing It so Why Can’t We? (1993), and the first album I remember buying. It topped the charts both in the UK and Ireland and reached the top 20 in the US. Even now the voice of the (sadly late) Dolores O’Riordan still blows me away.

Line(s) of the Day #DanceAway

Dance away lyrics

Yesterday, when it seemed so cool
When I walked you home, kissed goodnight
I said, “It’s love”, you said, “Alright”
It’s funny how, I could never cry
Until tonight, when you pass by
Hand in hand with another guy
You’re dressed to kill and guess who’s dying

Taken from the song Dance Away by  English glam rockers Roxy Music from their sixth studio album Manifesto (1979). They’re such a great band and I’ve already referenced them with Jealous Guy and More than This.

Line(s) of the Day #SaveAPrayer

Duran Duran save a prayer

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.

Gr8at: Famous Songs that Charted Badly in the UK

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?

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Line(s) of the Day #ThereThere

Radiohead There There

In pitch dark
I go walking in your landscape
Broken branches
Trip me as I speak

The opening lines from the song There There by the remarkable English group Radiohead, from their sixth studio album Hail to the Thief (2003). I’m a big fan, including Climbing up the Walls.