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NFB Listens To Numbers Ones: “Do The Bartman” – The Simpsons

This song of all songs for the RNG to land on. Looking at the way the still young Simpsons – only three years old at the point of this release – dominated even the Irish number one chart makes you … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “Saturday Night” – Whigfield

I bet if you’re in my demographic, when you hear this song you suddenly have a memory of being very young in the mid-nineties and watching your sister and her friends doing the dance that is almost as famous as … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “Telephone” – Lady Gaga feat. Beyonce

In 2010, were Lady Gaga and Beyonce the two biggest acts in the world? Lady Gaga started that year with “Bad Romance” and Knowles was still riding high on I Am…Sasha Fierce. And at that moment, they choose to form … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “Goodbye” – Mary Hopkin

Authors note: Oh boy, here we go. It’s always funny what sets people off, but judging by the amount of negative comments this one has gotten, including threats, it’s fair to say we can add “Saying anything critical about Paul … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “The Wonder Of You” – Elvis Presley

The first of what could potentially be many Elvis Presley entries in this series, “The Wonder Of You” came at a time in Presley’s career when he was on his way to his last apogee, touring again before things deteriorated … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “Heart” – The Pet Shop Boys

This one came out in a very competitive year of 1988, where the majority of number ones held that spot for only one or two weeks – “Heart” for three – which might explain why it is a song I … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “The Power Of Love” – Jennifer Rush

Like me, you may have gotten very excited when you saw the title of this song, and then much less excited when you saw the singer. No, it’s not Frankie Goes To Hollywood or Huey Lewis & The News, it’s … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “One Kiss” – Dua Lipa And Calvin Harris

Would I be exaggerating to say that this is one of the best songs of the last few years? The fact that I, a guy who generally has very little time for anything that you could describe as “club music” … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “One Of Us” – ABBA

To quote Tommy Tiernan, “And now it’s time for a sad song”. Not that ABBA’s back catalogue is 100% full of up-tempo bangers of course, but one can’t help but listen to this, their very last number one from late … Continue reading

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NFB Listens To Number Ones: “Bohemian Rhapsody” – Queen

It may seem odd, given my first memories of this one are from its use in Wayne’s World, but I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t enthralled by it. There’s no words of mine that could come close to … Continue reading

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