Friday, August 14, 2009

Classic Fizz!

For me Bucks Fizz were one of the 1980s perfect pop groups. They had all the elements. A Eurovision winning beginning in 1981, they all looked gorgeous, several hit singles and albums, catchy pop songs and love songs. They were an early reason why I loved British pop music. Here's three songs by them. The first is a song that got to number 8 in the UK charts in 1982.
This is Now Those Days Are Gone. The second is from 1983. This was a number 10 hit in the UK and number 6 in Ireland. Here's When We Were Young.
The third song is I Hear Talk from 1984. At the time of the singles release the group were involved in a tour bus crash and singer Mike Nolan was severely injured. As a result of the accident, in the days before a 1000 digital TV music stations and Youtube, there was limited promotion of the song and it only charted in the 30's in the UK chart. I Hear Talk should have easily have been a bigger hit as it is lovely, joyous pop. So, for that reason, of the three songs featured here I am choosing I Hear Talk as song 20 of my 40.


David said...

Jay Aston is just fabulous

nadge said...

"Now Those Days Are Gone" is indeed a fantastic song that I remember from my childhood and bought the album even here in Malaysia. I can still sing the whole song today, like 30 years later :-) Thanks for the memories. Nadge Ariffin