Sometimes, only a poptastic playlist will do. Over 500 posts in and I'm surprised that this is the first appearance on this blog for a-ha, The Lover Speaks, Kool & The Gang, The Kane Gang, Split Enz and ABC (unless you count the latter's appearance in a mash-up mix by Go Home Productions last year).
I have a large sub-folder of music, which was my go-to when Lady K was very young. Very loosely labelled "Pop", it is better described as upbeat, uptempo songs without any sweary bits, although I came a cropper when this one popped up in the car. Fortunately, Mrs. K wasn't present and the F-word wasn't firmly embedded in Lady K's vocabulary from there on.
I'm a little bit more relaxed about the playlist these days, although you still won't find me playing either "Part 4" of this song by Alexei Sayle from the 12" vinyl or the current single by Julian Cope when Clan K are within earshot.
No parental advisory for this selection, 11 tunes for a (hopefully) sunny September Saturday, wherever you are.
1) Take On Me (Extended Version By Alan Tarney): a-ha (1985)
2) Every Lover's Sign (7" Remix By Andy Wallace & Bruce Forest): The Lover Speaks (1986)
3) Think Twice (Edit): Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band ft. Christine Sandtorv (2003)
4) Take It To The Top (Album Version By Eumir Deodato): Kool & The Gang (1980)
5) Funky Kingston: Toots & The Maytals (1973)
6) Beat The Clock (Short Version By Giorgio Moroder): Sparks (1979)
7) Six Months In A Leaky Boat (Album Version): Split Enz (1982)
8) Respect Yourself (R & B Mix) (Cover of The Staple Singers): The Kane Gang (1984)
9) Mystify (Album Version): INXS (1987)
10) I Want You To Know (Album Version): Charlotte Hatherley (2007)
11) Viva Love (Album Version): ABC (2016)