Sing along! (HLD 101)

1 July 2020

Apologies to people who aren’t my age, or didn’t live in Australia during this particular era, but ….

For a while now, I’ve had a plan to write a blog incorporating song titles. Specifically song titles from a particular year – I randomly chose 1978 because I could sing along to a lot of the songs while I was typing. Because Yes, I am that old.

I had originally planned to attempt the Billboard Top 100 songs from that year, but when I worked my way through it I realised two things: firstly, it was an American list and quite a few of the songs were unfamiliar to me, and secondly, one hundred song titles would be really really hard work.

So I chose the Australian Top 25 singles of 1978, and when I scanned through the list, I said straight away “Aha! You’re the one that I want!”  Your mission, whether you want it or not, is to find all 25 song titles in today’s edition.  

By the by, with winter here (I can’t stand the rain!) and cold nights becoming more frequent, I’m doing research into the making of mulled wine. I really think that is something I could benefit from. I’m intrigued by the recipe called mull of kintyre. I suspect its where you add a tyre to the mulled wine, so I might give that a miss.

Are you old enough to be following what’s happening? Song titles will randomly appear in the blog, which will make no sense at all. If I had words that could make it into a lovely fictional story for the day, I would. But it’s a heartache you will have to put up with.

My ensuite is almost finished, by the way. At the moment there’s a macho man plasterer in there doing his thing, and the emotion is building up to the first soak in the bathtub. I regularly stand at the door looking at the almost finished room, thinking “Isn’t it time”?????

Chatting with the plasterer when he arrived, we had a good discussion about pets. He has a rabbit, and we talked about how deep is your love for these cute animals. He took the words right out of my mouth when he said that pets are the best company. His rabbit’s name is Carol, and he apparently often says “Oh Carol, you are the best”.

I told him about when we had rats as pets and how much personality rats have and how much joy ras put in your life. I’m sure my rats would even keep the boys happy watching sport on television – golf scotland or surfin’ USA maybe.

We will have to paint a portion of the new ensuite when it’s all finished, and the walls are quite high. When you buy a house and you admire the lovely high ceilings, spare a thought for the day when you’re going to have to paint those walls. Those heights will cause you some hassle, especially if you’re barely above 5 foot in height. You will regret it when you have to paint those blethering, flipping, wuthering heights.

The dog is ignoring the plasterer and is keeping me company while I sit at the computer. She keeps her ebony eyes firmly on me, in case I even look like I’m going to take her for a wander around the block, maybe even as far as Baker St.

I did mention cleaning my oven the other day, didn’t I? The grease was becoming a bit of a worry so it needed doing. Quite frankly there are a couple of parts in the oven that will stay black no matter how much I scrub, but I’ve decided that black is black and it doesn’t matter too much.

This edition is going to confuse quite a few people – my Mum in particular is going to find this one very difficult to deal with.  She prefers a good travelogue, I’m sure. And maybe if I threw in a bit of history, maybe talking about Ancient Babylon. The buildings, the hills, the rivers of Babylon. She’d probably enjoy that.

Anyhoo – hope you’ve found one or two songs in amongst this drivel. And I hope you’re all taking good care of yourselves, because stayin alive is the number one priority for all of us at the moment. Sometimes when we touch the phone or computer to check facebook we don’t know whether what we see will be a cold day in hell or a warm ride, but today please be assured that love is in the air and your stay on this facebook page is now done.

How did you go? Did you get them? Answers are below but I will know if you cheat 🙂

Disclaimer: Plasterer not that macho, he does have a rabbit but I don’t know its name.

My rats didn’t watch television.

Photo by Laura Balbarde on Pexels.com

(And again with the answers. PLUS I’m three times a lady enough to admit that there were only 24 songs listed originally. No one pointed this out to me. Not even my resident proof reader who kept trying to alter my spelling of rats…)

……

I had originally planned to attempt the Billboard Top 100 songs from that year, but when I worked my way through it I realised two things: firstly, it was an American list and quite a few of the songs were unfamiliar to me, and secondly, one hundred song titles would be really really hard work.

So I chose the Australian Top 25 singles of 1978, and when I scanned through the list, I said straight away “Aha! YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT!” Your mission, whether you want it or not, is to find all 25 song titles in today’s edition.

By the by, with winter here (I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN!) and cold nights becoming more frequent, I’m doing research into the making of mulled wine. I really think that is something I could benefit from. I’m intrigued by the recipe called MULL OF KINTYRE. I suspect its where you add a tyre to the mulled wine, so I might give that a miss.

ARE YOU OLD ENOUGH to be following what’s happening? Song titles will randomly appear in the blog, which will make no sense at all. IF I HAD WORDS that could make it into a lovely fictional story for the day, I would. But IT’S A HEARTACHE you will have to put up with.

My ensuite is almost finished, by the way. At the moment there’s a MACHO MAN plasterer in there doing his thing, and the EMOTION is building up to the first soak in the bathtub. I regularly stand at the door looking at the almost finished room, thinking “ISN’T IT TIME”?????

Chatting with the plasterer when he arrived, we had a good discussion about pets. He has a rabbit, and we talked about HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE for these cute animals. He TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH when he said that pets are the best company. His rabbit’s name is Carol, and he apparently often says “OH CAROL, you are the best”.

I told him about when we had rats as pets and how much personality rats have and how much joy RAS PUT IN your life. I’m sure my rats would even keep the boys happy watching sport on television – golf scotland or SURFIN’ USA maybe.

We will have to paint a portion of the new ensuite when it’s all finished, and the walls are quite high. When you buy a house and you admire the lovely high ceilings, spare a thought for the day when you’re going to have to paint those walls. Those heights will cause you some hassle, especially if you’re barely above 5 foot in height. You will regret it when you have to paint those blethering, flipping, WUTHERING HEIGHTS.

The dog is ignoring the plasterer and is keeping me company while I sit at the computer. She keeps her EBONY EYES firmly on me, in case I even look like I’m going to take her for a wander around the block, maybe even as far as BAKER ST.

I did mention cleaning my oven the other day, didn’t I? The GREASE was becoming a bit of a worry so it needed doing. Quite frankly there are a couple of parts in the oven that will stay black no matter how much I scrub, but I’ve decided that BLACK IS BLACK and it doesn’t matter too much.

This edition is going to confuse quite a few people – my Mum in particular is going to find this one very difficult to deal with. She prefers a good travelogue, I’m sure. And maybe if I threw in a bit of history, maybe talking about Ancient Babylon. The buildings, the hills, THE RIVERS OF BABYLON. She’d probably enjoy that.

Anyhoo – hope you’ve found one or two songs in amongst this drivel. And I hope you’re all taking good care of yourselves, because STAYIN’ ALIVE is the number one priority for all of us at the moment. SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH the phone or computer to check facebook we don’t know whether what we see will be a cold day in hell or a WARM RIDE, but today please be assured that LOVE IS IN THE AIR and your stay on this facebook page is now done.

How did you go? Did you get them?

Disclaimer: Plasterer not that macho, he does have a rabbit but I don’t know its name.
My rats didn’t watch television.

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