Memorable English Songs

Everyone has a few special songs. Memories, loved ones, special landmark events are the usual things that make a song special. Here a few of mine.

 

Name Of Song

Performer Of Song

Reason Why It Is Special

Right Here Waiting For You

Richard Marx

I sang this to the woman I met over the internet. I thought this song had appropriate lyrics. Little did I know that this song is one of few English songs that everybody knows in China. She cried. I married her. Read full story in my vacations section.

Babe

Styx

Linda Hansen performed a great version of this song for
Lakewood Grade 10 graduation cermony.

Brother Louie

Modern Talking

The first Europop song I listened to that really got me
into that genre of music.

You Could Have Been The One

America

To Angela Ottesen, where ever she is.

DMC

Run DMC

To Wai Ho, aka Mr. Clean, the only Chinese Rapper I knew.
I am sure the D is for Dirty and the MC is for Mr. Clean....

I Go Crazy

Paul Davis

One the only English songs that my mom can hum the lyrics
to.

Everybody Was Ku Fu Fighting

Carl Douglas

My dad use to do Tai-Chi stance martial arts and he would
repeat a lyric here or there. His big debut when he got on
the dance floor on my 16th birthday and made up Tai-Chi
dance.

Cruel Summer

Bananarama

One of my favourite female bands. This song reminds me of
the hot and long Prince George summers.

In The Mood

Wildrude Orchestra

I remember in PE 10 with Trish Clark were about the only
couple who could do some of the complex jive moves like the
Octopus. Shows all those lame loser that I was good at
something else other than academics.

Night Of Fire

Niko

It was used in Initial-D and Para Para Paradise, and is
what got me into playing the rythmn games at the arcade.

Relax

Frankie Goes To Hollywood

If you remember the music video for this, it was a bunch
of gay guys dancing around shaking their butts and doing the
pelvic thrusts. Oh, lets not forget the gushing climax in
the middle... Now, must of looked pretty stupid on the dance
floor dancing like that. Worse yet, it was at my 17th
birthday dance and I was dancing with Colleen Moshenko.

Early Distant Warning

Rush

I am not much of a Rush fan until this album. This was
the first tape I got from my buddy and neighbour Sid, who
tells me months after that he had shop lifted it from
K-mart. This is the first tape I had that was stolen
property. Of course, now, I buy lots of CDS from pawn shops
and the flea market which is probably 99% stolen too.

Saved By Zero

Fixx

I worked at CKPG radio on a job placement program for a
few months. While I was in their studio I saw the shelving
area with all the new demo 45's. One of them was the 45rpm
version this song.

Some Like It Hot

Power Station

In the 80's, when air bands were the cool fad. I always
wanted to air drum this song.

Keep The Phone Off Hook

MT Vessels

A band that opened for Parachute Club, at Expo 86. Since
I recorded that concert, I got them too. Almost 10 years
later, I met Rob who was looking at my music list and
remembers going to that concert.

Save It

Shari Ulrich

One of my favourite local talent singers. It was really
great to see her perform close up and live at Expo 86.

Let The Music Play

Shannon

I tried so hard to do the moonwalk to this song. Never
did get it right.

It Doesn't Really Matter

Platinum Blonde

After waiting 3 hours in line in front of A&B Sound
trying to get my record signed by the band, I got turned
away. Reminds me not to bother with silly things like that
when the line exceeds reason.

Sunglasses At Night

Corey Hart

I remember walking home from Erik's place down 5th Avenue
in Prince George. It was 10pm and pitch dark outside. I must
have had a lapse of logic or something, I decided to flip
down the shades of my clip on sunglasses. Sure enough, I
walked into telephone pole... OUCH!!

"Believe It Or Not"

Joey Scarbury

Theme to the Greatest American Hero TV show. Along with
"Silver Spoons" and "WKRP" are my favourite TV themes.

Wot!

Captain Sensible

One of the many weird groups that Peter Rooney introduced
to me along with The The and Cabaret Voltare.

You Look Marvellous

Billy Crystal

Ron Walberg was the resident short guy in our PG group.
He fit the role well, prefect with a nasal accent too.