Song of the day: The Swingers – "Counting The Beat"

It’s occurred to me that there may still be some power pop fans who have never heard today’s song.

If you haven’t heard “Counting The Beat” by New Zealand Australian band The Swingers, then you’ve been missing out on what Kylie Minogue once quite accurately described as “the coolest song ever“:

(Gentle advice before playing the song: TURN IT UP)

The Swingers – “Counting The Beat (1981)

Link

Actually, I think that video could also classify as “coolest ever”, too. Great video.

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2 Responses to Song of the day: The Swingers – "Counting The Beat"

  1. Simon says:

    The Swingers were a New Zealand band – 100%

  2. Peter says:

    Hey, Simon: that may be so, but because the band had that huge success in Australia they automatically became an Australian band. It's just the way it is with New Zealand artists. (See also: Split Enz, Dragon, Crowded House, Mi-Sex, Jenny Morris et al.)

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