Wednesday, October 29, 2008

BANDS & ARTISTS FROM SCOTLAND & THEIR HITS IN HELLAS


Bands & artists of Scottish origin known in Hellas

1) Scottish groups

ALTERED IMAGES (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: Bring Me Closer, 1983 - Don't Talk To Me About Love, 1983)
ASSOCIATES, THE (Dundee / hit: Party Fears Two, 1982)
AVERAGE WHITE BAND (Dundee / hit: Pick Up The Pieces, 1974)
AZTEC CAMERA (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: Jump, 1984 - Somewhere In My Heart, 1988)
BELLE & SEBASTIAN (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: The Wrong Girl, 2000 - I'm Waking Up To Us, 2001)
BETA BAND, THE (Edinburgh / hit: Squares, 2002)
BIG COUNTRY (Dunfermline / biggest hits in Hellas: In A Big Country, 1983 - Look Away, 1986)
BIG DISH ( Airdrie / hit: Miss America, 1991)
BLUE NILE, THE (Glasgow / hit: Stay, 1984)
BLUEBELLS (biggest hits in Hellas: I'm Falling, 1984 - Young At Heart, 1984)
BOTANY 5 (Edinburgh / hit: Only One In Your Love, 1991)
COCTEAU TWINS (Grangemouth / hit: Pandora, 1984)
LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS (Glasgow / biggest hit in Hellas: Forest Fire, 1984)
DANNY WILSON (Dundee / hit: Mary's Prayer, 1987)
DEACON BLUE (Glasgow / hit: Real Gone Kid, 1988)
DEL AMITRI (Glasgow / hit: Nothing Ever Happens, 1989)
EL PRESIDENTE (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: Turn This Thing Around, 2005 - Without You, 2005)
ENDGAMES (Glasgow / hit: Waiting For Another Chance, 1983)
FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION (biggest hits in Hellas: Perfect, 1988 - Find My Love, 1988)
FICTION FACTORY (Perth / biggest hits in Hellas: (Feels Like) Heaven, 1984 - Ghost Of Love, 1984)
FRANZ FERDINAND (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: The Dark Of The Matinee, 2004 - Walk Away, 2005)
FRATELLIS, THE (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: Chelsea Dagger, 2006 - Whistle For The Choir, 2006)
FRIENDS AGAIN (biggest hits in Hellas: South Of Love, 1984 - State Of Art, 1984)
GENTLE WAVES, THE / ISOBEL CAMPBELL (hit: Falling From Grace, 2000)
GUN (Glasgow / hit: Word Up, 1994)
HIPSWAY (Glasgow / biggest hit in Hellas: Ask The Lord, 1986)
HORSE (biggest hits in Hellas: You Could Be Forgiven, 1989 - The Speed Of The Beat Of My Heart, 1990)
HUE & CRY (Coatbridge / biggest hits in Hellas: Labour Of Love, 1987 - Looking For Linda, 1989)
JESUS & MARY CHAIN (East Kilbride / biggest hits in Hellas: Psychocandy, 1985 - Happy When It Rains, 1987)
LOVE & MONEY (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: River Of People, 1986 - Halleluiah Man, 1988)
MARMALADE (Glasgow / hit: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, 1968)
MIDDLE OF THE ROAD (hit: Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep, 1971)
NARCOTIC THRUST (Glasgow / hit: I Like It, 2004)
NAZARETH (Dunfermline / hit: Love Hurts, 1974)
ORANGE JUICE (Bearsden, Glasgow / hit: Rip It Up, 1983)
PRIMAL SCREAM (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: Loaded, 1990 - Rocks, 1994)
PROCLAIMERS, THE (Auchtermuchty / hit: I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles), 1988)
SHAMEN, THE (Aberdeen / hit: Move Any Mountain, 1991)
SILENCERS, THE (biggest hits in Hellas: Painted Moon, 1987 - Number One Friend, 1995)
SIMPLE MINDS
SLIDE
(Glasgow / hit: Why Is It A Crime, 1989)
SOUP DRAGONS, THE (Bellshill / hit: I'm Free, 1990)
STEALERS WHEEL (Paisley / hit: Stuck In The Middle, 1972)
STRAWBERRY SWITCHBLADE (Glasgow / hit: Jolene, 1985)
TEXAS (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: I Don't Want A Lover, 1989 - Summer Son, 1999)
TRAVIS (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: Side, 2001 - Sing, 2001)
WET WET WET (Clydebank / biggest hits in Hellas: Angel Eyes, 1987 - Love Is All Around, 1993)


2) Scottish artists

IAN ANDERSON (Dunfermline)
ANEKA (hit: Japanese Boy, 1981)
DAVID BYRNE (Dumbarton)
EDWYN COLLINS (Edinburgh / biggest hits in Hellas: A Girl Like You, 1994 - If You Could Love Me, 1994)
JIM DIAMOND (Glasgow / hit: I Should Have Known Better, 1984)
BARBARA DICKSON (Dunfermline / biggest hits in Hellas: January February, 1980 - I Know Him So Well, 1985)
DONOVAN (Glasgow / hit: Colours, 1965)
BILL DRUMMOND (Butterworth, South Africa)
SHEENA EASTON (Bellshill / biggest hits in Hellas: 9 To 5, 1980 - Hard To Say It's Over, 1984)
FISH (Dalkeith, Midlothian / singer of MARILLION: Kayleigh, 1985)
ANNIE LENNOX (Aberdeen / biggest hits in Hellas: Why, 1992 - No More "I Love You's", 1995)
LULU (Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire / biggest hits in Hellas: Shout, 1964 - To Sir With Love, 1967)
AMY MacDONALD ( Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire / hit: This Is The Life, 2007)
SHIRLEY MANSON (Edinburgh)
KELLY MARIE ( Paisley, Renfrewshire / hit: Feels Like I'm In Love, 1980)
BILLY MacKENZIE (collaboration: Moon On Ice / YELLO, 1987)
FRANKIE MILLER (Bridgeton / hit: Darlin', 1978)
MOMUS alias NICK CURRIE (Paisley / hit: The Hairstyle Of The Devil, 1989)
OWEN PAUL (Glasgow / hit: My Favourite Waste Of Time, 1986)
GERRY RAFFERTY (Paisley / biggest hits in Hellas: Baker Street, 1977 - Right Down The Line, 1977)
EDDI READER (Glasgow / hit: Town Without Pity, 1996)
RICHARD SANDERSON (Taplow / hit: Reality, 1980)
BON SCOTT (Kirriemuir)
MIKE SCOTT (Edinburgh)
JIMMY SOMERVILLE (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real), 1989 - To Love Somebody, 1990)
AL STEWART (Glasgow / biggest hits in Hellas: Year Of The Cat, 1976 - On The Border, 1977)
ROD STEWART (London)
MIDGE URE (Cambuslang, Lanarkshire / hit: If I Was, 1985)
ERIC WOOLFSON (ALAN PARSONS PROJECT)
ANGUS & MALCOLM YOUNG (of AC/DC)


3) Other significant Scottish acts less known or less successful in Hellas

BALAAM & THE ANGEL
BAY CITY ROLLERS

BLOOMSDAY
CAMERA OBSCURA
CRADLE, THE
GOODBYE MR. MacKENZIE

IDLEWILD
JOSEF K
KISSING THE PINK
MOGWAI

THE RIVER DETECTIVES
THE SKIDS
TEENAGE FANCLUB



4) The 10 most popular songs by a Scottish act in Hellas ever:

A Girl Like You-EDWYN COLLINS
Baby Jane-ROD STEWART
Baker Street-GERRY RAFFERTY
Don't You (Forget About Me)-SIMPLE MINDS (by far the most popular song by a Scottish act in Hellenic radio stations ever)
I Don't Want A Lover-TEXAS
Love Hurts-NAZARETH
Summer Son-TEXAS

also (by exception) included:
Eye In The Sky-THE ALAN PARSON'S PROJECT (feat. ERIC WOOLFSON)
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)-EURYTHMICS (feat. ANNIE LENNOX)
The Whole Of The Moon-THE WATERBOYS (feat. MIKE SCOTT)

Runner's up:
Maggie May-ROD STEWART
Perfect-FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION
Year Of The Cat-AL STEWART

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Colin Hay is from Scotland too...the singer from Men at Work