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Naff American songs from the 70s/80s.... come here if you are as old as me

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PuppyMonkey Thu 03-Sep-09 14:09:23

Was listening to the radio yesterday when that song came on....

Him, him, him
What's she gonna do about him
She's gonna have to do without him
Or do without
Me, me, me

Ooh, I had a moment of guilty pleasure. grin Missed who sang it though..

I also liked Dean Friedman:

You can thank your lucky stars
That we're not as smart
as you'd like to think we are...
(with the memorable lines... "Did you see Lisa? Yes i saw Lisa? That why you're angry. I wasn't angry.) grin grin

And the Pina Calada one.

I need an ablum of naff American songs immediately

PuppyMonkey Thu 03-Sep-09 14:47:19

Oh no, is there no-one as old as me???? shock

PuppyMonkey Fri 04-Sep-09 12:19:29

I will not give up....

BigGitDad Sat 05-Sep-09 01:05:21

How about anything by Foreigner? They were naff.
REO Speedwagan were borderline...'Take it on the run baby...'

gigglewitch Sat 05-Sep-09 01:06:55

absolutely cringeworthy, PM grin

BigGitDad Sat 05-Sep-09 01:07:46

A bit later on but the song by Tiffany 'I think we are alone now' is up there with them as is Debbie Gibson 'Love, only in your deams...' (Must check that tune out on Itunes actually!!grin)

BigGitDad Sat 05-Sep-09 01:09:59

Actually if you are going to post on this thread you should youtube Oh shit!

seasalt Sat 05-Sep-09 01:12:50

Oh, I hate that Lucky Stars song and now it's going round in my head!!

PuppyMonkey Sat 05-Sep-09 07:46:56

Hooray people looked at my thread! And posted Foreigner.... er.... hooray!!! grin

My big sister used to be obssessed with REO Speedwagon.. Terrible.

cremolafoam Sat 05-Sep-09 07:54:18

Chicago- If you leave me now
you'll take away the biggest part of me
oooooooooooooh ohoh

Hassled Sat 05-Sep-09 07:56:35

That "I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me" song. That was a classic.

PuppyMonkey Sat 05-Sep-09 08:36:06

Ooh yes... I've been undressed by kings and I've seen some things that a woman ain't s'posed to see. grin grin

FoJo Sat 05-Sep-09 09:36:58

'him him him...' is by Rupert Holmes, who also sang the Pina Colada song. I have the 'LP' that they;re on! (Brill 'story' songs!)

NoahFence Sat 05-Sep-09 09:37:26

dead skunk?

PuppyMonkey Sat 05-Sep-09 09:41:12

Oh naff-tastic FoJo, I might have to get that album. I should have known they were by the same person really.

Of course there were also all the Barry Manilow classics... Bermuda Triangle and etc.

And let's not forget John Denver...

Hassled Sat 05-Sep-09 10:26:03

What was that one about trucking that involved whatever that trucker radio thing is called?

PuppyMonkey Sat 05-Sep-09 10:29:33

...looks like we got us a convoy??????

Hassled Sat 05-Sep-09 10:35:12

Yay! Convoy!

(please note the clip was put on Youtube by EddieStobartMan )

moondog Sat 05-Sep-09 10:37:23

Git, am staggered yuo have REO Speedwagon as 'borderline' naff. Nooo, they are heavy duty naff.

We were singing the Pina Colada song last w/end as i had a party and made them. I blasted out a few lines as i handed them out.

Guffaw at 'Did you see Lisa?'

I have Boston 'More than a feeling' on my iPod for gym. Superbly naff!
Love love love it.

PuppyMonkey Sat 05-Sep-09 10:54:36

All I wanna do is make love to you....

Is another favourite. With the line: We made magic that night.... ooh, he did everything right. grin grin

moondog Sat 05-Sep-09 10:59:40

Fantastic Puppy. grin

Wasn't that Heart?
Those fat birds in corsets with big hair???

PuppyMonkey Sat 05-Sep-09 11:01:59

It was Heart I think.... she shags another bloke just to get pregnant if I recall. hmm

moondog Sat 05-Sep-09 11:03:02

Ah,remmeber all those soft focus vds.

Thing is, even then I knew this stuff was supremely naff.

PuppyMonkey Sat 05-Sep-09 11:19:15

Yeah... the one thing he can't give me, is the one thing you can. Or something!!! grin]

moondog Sat 05-Sep-09 11:20:29


I have shameful weakness for Huey Lewis.


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