One Hit Wonders – Bow Wow Wow : I want Candy.

Originally this song was performed by the Strangeloves in 1965, only to be covered by Bow Wow Wow in May of 1982.  Produced by Kenny Laguna, it went to number nine in the UK and was a popular dance track in Australia.

Lead singer, Annabella Lwin was only 14 when she was discovered by Malcolm McLaren, working in a dry cleaning shop in 1980,  making her just 16 when she did the clip.

 

I know a guy who’s tough but sweet
He’s so fine, he can’t be beat
He’s got everything that I desire
Sets the summer sun on fire

I want candy, I want candy

Go to see him when the sun goes down
Ain’t no finer boy in town
You’re my guy, just what the doctor ordered
So sweet, you make my mouth water

I want candy, I want candy

Candy on the beach, there’s nothing better
But I like candy when it’s wrapped in a sweater
Some day soon I’ll make you mine,
Then I’ll have candy all the time

I want candy, I want candy
I want candy, I want candy

 

My Top Ten Song List – Number 5.

 

So half way through my top ten songs, this one is a bit of a classic though its not what I regard as pop.  ELO’s “Don’t bring me down”.  Appearing on the charts, it was more rock than Disco…or more like driving the nail into the Disco era coffin.  A great song with nice chord changes and a slow, hard-driving beat.  You play this one up loud!

ELO : Don’t Bring Me Down.

 

“Don’t Bring Me Down”

You got me runnin’ goin’ out of my mind,
You got me thinkin’ that I’m wastin’ my time.
Don’t bring me down, no no no no no,
I’ll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don’t bring me down.

You wanna stay out with your fancy friends.
I’m tellin’ you it’s got to be the end,
Don’t bring me down, no no no no no no no no,
I’ll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don’t bring me down.

Don’t bring me down, groos
Don’t bring me down, groos
Don’t bring me down, groos
Don’t bring me down.

What happened to the girl I used to know?
You let your mind out somewhere down the road,
Don’t bring me down, no no no no no,
I’ll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don’t bring me down.

You’re always talkin’ ’bout your crazy nights,
One of these days you’re gonna get it right.
Don’t bring me down, no no no no no,
I’ll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don’t bring me down.

Don’t bring me down, groos
Don’t bring me down, groos
Don’t bring me down, groos
Don’t bring me down.

You’re lookin’ good just like a snake in the grass,
One of these days you’re gonna break your glass.
Don’t bring me down, no no no no no no no no,
I’ll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don’t bring me down.

You got me shakin’ got me runnin’ away
You got me crawlin’ up to you everyday,
Don’t bring me down, no no no no no,
I’ll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don’t bring me down.

I’ll tell you once more before I get off the floor
Don’t bring me down.

Spiderbait – Black Betty.

 

Heard this in the car today, so decided to share the clip.  Hope you enjoy the Spiderbait cover of “Black Betty”.

 

Woah Black Betty
Bam-ba-lam

Go Black Betty
Bam-ba-lam

Black Betty Had A Child
Bam-ba-lam

Damn Thing Gone Wild
Bam-ba-lam

Shes Always Ready
Bam-ba-lam

Shes All Rock Steady
Bam-ba-lam

Woah Black Betty
Bam-ba-lam

Go Black Betty
Bam-ba-lam

All Right!

Whoa Black Betty
Bam-ba-lam

Go Black Betty
Bam-ba-lam

She Really Gets Me High
Bam-ba-lam

Yeah That’s No Lie
Bam-ba-lam

She’s Always Ready
Bam-ba-lam

She’s All Rocksteady
Bam-ba-lam

Whoa Black Betty
Bam-ba-lam

Go Black Betty
Bam-ba-lam

Yeah!

Oh Yeah
Alright
(x3)

Whoa Black Betty
Bam-ba-lam

Go Black Betty
Bam-ba-lam

She’s From Birmingham
Bam-ba-lam

Way Down In Alabam’
Bam-ba-lam

Black Betty Had A Child
Bam-ba-lam

Damn Thing Gone Blind
Bam-ba-lam

Whoa Black Betty
Bam-ba-lam

Go Black Betty
Bam-ba-lam

Oh Yeah
All Right
Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah

Bam-ba-laaaaaaammmmm!!!