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Don't think I can go on.....

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Re: Don't think I can go on.....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:39 pm


Why's that Andy, are you upset about Posh not being there?.... :D :poke:

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Re: Don't think I can go on.....

Postby andyd » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:41 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:

Why's that Andy, are you upset about Posh not being there?.... :D :poke:

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Re: Don't think I can go on.....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:47 pm

andyd wrote:The stuck up cow was my favourite

How can you say that about such a happy go lucky person? :D another :sarcasmalert:

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Re: Don't think I can go on.....

Postby andyd » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:54 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:The stuck up cow was my favourite

How can you say that about such a happy go lucky person? :D another :sarcasmalert:

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She looks like she hasn't got a pot to p*ss in :roll:

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Re: Don't think I can go on.....

Postby pbar » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:15 am

A couple of facts -

Did you know that the Spice Girls originally released 10 singles, and nine of those went to number 1 in the UK, the other reaching number 2.

And that they had the Christmas number one three years in a row.

Pretty phenomenal really.

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Re: Don't think I can go on.....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:59 am

Closet fan? :D

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Postby pbar » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:11 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Closet fan?


Of music facts, yes :)

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Postby andyd » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:28 am

pbar wrote:A couple of facts -

Did you know that the Spice Girls originally released 10 singles, and nine of those went to number 1 in the UK, the other reaching number 2.

And that they had the Christmas number one three years in a row.

Pretty phenomenal really.

Didn't know that Paul, pretty impressive really......But VB is still weird imo

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Re: Don't think I can go on.....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:28 am

pbar wrote:Of music facts, yes :)

Really? Do you know which two recording artists/ bands have the record for the most top 30 hits in a year (in the UK)?

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Postby pbar » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:35 am

I do know that a couple of groups have done that purposefully, i.e. released so many singles per month, etc. Which isn't quite organic, but I shall have to think about this, interesting trivia question that.

I would hazard an initial guess at Elvis though.

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Re: Don't think I can go on.....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:02 am

pbar wrote:I would hazard an initial guess at Elvis though.

You've got one straight away, well done.
pbar wrote:I do know that a couple of groups have done that purposefully, i.e. released so many singles per month, etc.

You're on the right track there.

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Re: Don't think I can go on.....

Postby Paul G » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:20 am

The Beatles or Elton must be up there.

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Re: Don't think I can go on.....

Postby pbar » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:23 am

I know that both Ash and The Wedding Present did the frequent release of single thing.

Pretty sure that Ash, as popular as they were didn't have big hits though. So I will say either The Beatles or The Wedding Present. My money would be on the latter.

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Re: Don't think I can go on.....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:26 am

pbar wrote: So I will say either The Beatles or The Wedding Present. My money would be on the latter.

Well done! :D :D :D Very impressive knowledge/research.
One single a month, plus an unusual cover version on the B side!

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Re: Don't think I can go on.....

Postby pbar » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:31 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
pbar wrote: So I will say either The Beatles or The Wedding Present. My money would be on the latter.

Well done! :D :D :D Very impressive knowledge/research.
One single a month, plus an unusual cover version on the B side!

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A few acts have tried the frequent release thing, not sure why the Wedding Present actually succeeded! What was the B-side thing?

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Re: Don't think I can go on.....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:43 am

pbar wrote: not sure why the Wedding Present actually succeeded! What was the B-side thing?

Because they are brilliant! :D
They had some truly inspired choices for the B-sides that were outside of their usual genre.
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Re: Don't think I can go on.....

Postby pbar » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:49 am

Nice info :)

I have read the Guinness Hit Singles books a lot -

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Re: Don't think I can go on.....

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:04 am

:cigar: spice girls ?

I think the number is 111 Nhs helpline they will help

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Re: Don't think I can go on.....

Postby pbar » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:31 am

Jasonmarie wrote:
I think the number is 111 Nhs helpline they will help



If it's anything like 101 it will just ring forever!