Repairs Needed Maybe.

A lot of songs are about broken romances and what they leave behind. Crushed feelings, a sense of defeat, emotional wreckage, and sometimes low flying shrapnel. I’m very much into lyrics and like to feel the emotion that the song carries.. Here are a few of what I considered the best of their kind .First the young lady who fronted Yazoo.

Alison Moyet Invisible 1984

From 1976 comes a single by a truly popular singer. 41 singles and 23 albums+

Billy Ocean. Love Really Hurts 1976

Lets slip over to 1985 now and what is probably one of the most recognisable songs on the planet, maybe one of the most recognisable groups too. Mr Mister.

Mr Mister- Broken Wings 1985

1983 now, and a song originally sung by the first young lady Alison Moyet, as part of Yazoo one of the synthesised groups of the eighties. Sung a capella they made a great job of it.

Flying Pickets- Only You 1983

For the last one we must hike back to 1976.and my own personal Waterloo. A single I had put on a juke box I owned that was on repeat the day we broke up. Neither of us wanted to but it was for the best. I can’t tell you how much I adored that lady from Hednesford, Sweet Sylvia.

Manhattans- Kiss and say Goodbye. 1976

I wish you all a fantastic weekend. Don’t forget to carry spare Hugs with you, there are so many in need. The more you give out the stronger you get.

About davidprosser

Retired Local Government Officer who started to write at age 60 and hasn't looked back. Writes a humorous diary on the life of a member of the gentry.......and the village he lives in with his sadistic early morning alarm cat Oscar and his wife the formidable Lady J. Oscar even has his own book now, but the writing has stopped.
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27 Responses to Repairs Needed Maybe.

  1. Hmm, I’d only heard two of this group before: “Broken Wings” and “Kiss and Say Goodbye.”

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  2. inavukic says:

    Nicely put David! Hugs and Cheers!

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  3. I have a few, I guess where we hopelessly use music to try to cling on to the memory of that other person. Just as well we can smile about them now, eh?

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  4. petespringerauthor says:

    The one song that’s brand new for me was by The Flying Pickets. If I could only pick one to listen to, I’d go with Invisible.

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  5. Sad kiss and say goodbye- intriguing video, the outfits, the ‘dancing’…

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  6. Clive says:

    I loved the Flying Pickets, I always found a slightly shouty quality in Alison Moyet’s voice and much preferred their version. Billy Ocean was always fun, but I’m not too fussed about the others, sorry. I’m not sure that one hit album and two big hit singles qualifies Mr Mister for that accolade, either!

    Have a great weekend, David, and thanks for keeping the music going 👍

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    • davidprosser says:

      I liked the Flying Pickets too and they were fun to be around.I do know what you mean with Alison though I don’t think she did so in her version of Only You.. I think I realised how much fun Billy Ocean was when he appeared at the end of a Michael Douglas film with Danny de Vito. As for the others, you win some, you lose some. I’d forgotten nhow much fun doing my music posts was when I stopped using my other blog.
      Have a fantastic weekend
      Hugs

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      • Clive says:

        I agree Alison didn’t do that on Yazoo’s version, but I still prefer the Flying Pickets – a well deserved #1. I’ve not seen the movie, but he always gave good value with his songs. There’s a lot of fun to be derived from music posts, isn’t there 😉

        You have a great weekend too 😊

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  7. Great selection, David. Thanks. Sorry about your Waterloo but the Manhattan’s song certainly could keep the melancholy going. Hugs for the weekend.

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  8. merrildsmith says:

    Hugs to you, David!

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  9. Suzassippi says:

    Another engaging weekend song fest, David! I am not sure where I was for some of those, but thanks for the intro to Alison Moyet. While the Invisible did have a slightly shouty vibe, it seemed to match the emotion, as you indicated. Her version of Only You live at the Burberry was mesmerizing though. I did like the Flying Pickets sound, but they were just so very different and both amazing. The Manhattans–yes, that was an interesting trip watching the performance. I remember the song, and the dance moves that often went along with those sounds in the day. I love watching Sam and Dave do Hold On–going off to college was an introduction to a whole new world.

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    • davidprosser says:

      Thank you so much. For all her ‘shoutiness’ Alison Moyet did at least inject emotion into her songs (kinda like Adele nowadays). I loved both versions of Only You, the Flying Pickets done acapella made it different enough to almost count as a different song. Maybe the Manhattans appeal more to those who understand the emotion they sing about, which in my case may be why Motown always has such an appeal. Lyrics matter. I liked Sam and Dave very much too and William Bell and Judy Clay also. College where student unions can bring live shows to the students can really open new horizons and turn our likes and dislikes on their heads. Thanks so much for dropping in.
      Mammoth Hugs

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  10. Billy Ocean and The Flying Pickets here, for me. I. too find Ms Moyet a bit shouty – good word. Reminiscent of days going for long drives with ‘The Crying Game’ and such bleating from my tape deck, dreaming dreams of Might-Have-Beens…ah the frailties of youth! Hugs

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  11. davidprosser says:

    Good choices Frederick. I should be shot for forgetting Dave Berry and The Crying Game which was a fantastic record I don’t doubt I missed others too from that period. Thanks for the reminder.
    Hugs

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