Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sweet Sixteen (Part 1/2)


This is the first part of the playlist for my broadcast on Radio Boo tomorrow Wednesday 26 October 2016


Bachelor Boy - CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS (single, 1962 / OST Summer Holiday, 1963)
UK # 1, NO # 8
Lyrics: When I was sixteen I fell in love with a girl as sweet as could be




Blasphemous Rumours - DEPECHE MODE (LP Some Great Reward, 1984)
UK # 16, CH # 19, DE # 22, BE # 24, NL # 34
Lyrics: Girl of sixteen, whole life ahead of her, slashed her wrists, bored with life... Didn't succeed, Thank the Lord for small mercies




Bobby Jean - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (LP Born In The USA, 1984)
Lyrics: me & you, we've known each other, ever since we were sixteen




Brown Sugar - THE ROLLING STONES (LP Sticky Fingers, 1971)
US # 1, UK # 2, CA # 1, NL # 1, CH # 1, DE # 4, NO # 4, BE # 7, AT # 10, AU # 5
Lyrics: I bet your mama was a Cajun Queen and all her boyfriends were sweet sixteen




Calendar Girl - NEIL SEDAKA (single, December 1960)
US # 4, CA # 1, BE # 7, NL # 11, DE # 34, NZ # 7
Lyrics: (September) I light your candles at your sweet suxteen




Cry - WATERFRONT (single, 1988 / LP Waterfront, 1989)
US # 10, UK # 17, NZ # 30
Lyrics: I know you're just sixteen but looking all of twenty-one




Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves - CHER (LP Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves, 1971)
US # 1, UK # 4, CA # 1, NL # 23, DE # 25, BE # 27, AU # 5
Lyrics: I was sixteen, he was twenty-one




Half A Person - THE SMITHS (b side on ''Shoplifters Of The World Unite'', 1987 / LP The World Won't Listen, 1987)
Lyrics: sixteen, clumsy & shy, I went to London




Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen - NEIL SEDAKA (single, 1961)
US # 6, UK # 3, NO # 8, DE # 27
Lyrics




House Of Fun - MADNESS (single, 1982 / LP Complete Madness, 1982)
UK # 1, NL # 34, NZ # 23
Lyrics: Good morning miss, can I help you son, 16 today & up for fun




I Don't Like Mondays - THE BOOMTOWN RATS (LP The Fine Art Of Surfacing, 1979)
UK # 1, NL # 2, SE # 2, BE # 3, NO # 3, DE # 6, CH # 6, AT # 10, US # 73, CA # 4, AU # 1, NZ # 3
The songs refers to 16-years old Brenda Ann Spencer who fired at children in a school playground at Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego, California, US on Monday 29 January 1979, killling 2 adults and injuring 8 children and one police officer.
Lyrics: sweet sixteen ain't that peachy keen




Into The Night - BENNY MARDONES (LP Never Grun, Never Hide, 1980)
US # 11, CA # 12, AU # 19, NZ # 29
Lyrics: She's just sixteen years old, leave her alone they say




It Started With A Kiss - HOT CHOCOLATE (LP Mystery1982)
BE # 1, UK # 5, CH # 6, NL # 7, DE # 11, AT # 18, NZ # 2
Lyrics: then, when you were sixteen, I had just turned seventeen, I couldn't hold on to my love, I couldn't hold on to my dream





Jack & Diane - JOHN COUGAR (LP American Fool, 1982)
US # 1, CA # 1, UK # 25, NL # 32
Lyrics: hold on to sixteen as long as you can, changes come around real soon, make us women & men




Lonely Girl - P!NK feat. LINDA PERRY (LP Missunerztood, 2001)
Lyrics: I'm lookin' foa a way to become the person that I dreamt of when I was sixteen




Madame Butterfly (Un Bel Di Vendremo) - MALCOLM McLAREN feat DEBBIE COLE (as Cho Cho San) & soprano BETTY ANN WHITE (LP Fans, 1984)
UK # 13, NL # 19, BE # 29, DE # 36, NZ # 48
Based on Puccini's Madama Butterfly (1904)
Lyrics: ''little sweet, sweet butterfly'' I hear him crowing faintly,  he thinks I'm just still sweet sixteen




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