December 8, 2011
I think this is one of the weirder coincidences I’ve noticed.
I was in a huge Supertramp phase a couple of weeks ago, listening to their discography (and loving it – except for the post-Breakfast In America albums, which I think are dreadful). I’m only mentioning this because a part of a Supertramp song popped into my head yesterday. As I was humming* that tune, and for no discernible reason I can think of, it immediately reminded me of a very well known tune in a very well known pop song.
I’m sure this is an entirely coincidental coincidence:
Supertramp – “Just Another Nervous Wreck” (1979) (excerpt)
Kylie Minogue – “I Should Be So Lucky“ (1987) (excerpt)
The full versions:
Supertramp – “Just Another Nervous Wreck” (1979)
Kylie Minogue – “I Should Be So Lucky“ (1987)
(*I hum a lot at home, and it bothers my family no end. I try not to do it in front of them, but I occasionally forget. My Charming Companion™ tells me my humming “sounds like a wounded animal.” Given the looks on the faces of those who hear me humming, I wouldn’t doubt that for a moment.)
July 2, 2009
Here’s Kylie Minogue (yes, really) with “Some Kind Of Bliss” (1997):
The first time I heard this song, I was with the family at a circus that had been set up on a football oval in a country town. It was a wonderfully sunny day, and I was sitting on the railing that surrounded the oval. A song I’d never heard before played over the football club’s PA system, so the sound quality wasn’t the greatest, but I thought, “Ooh, I like this song. Power poppy.”
A few days later I heard it again, this time on the radio, and the announcer named the performer. My first response was that of horror: “But I don’t like Kylie Minogue’s music! It’s horrid! And I don’t like her voice! She’s The Singing Budgie! How can I like a Kylie Minogue song?” etc.
After the shock wore off, and after a few more listens, I thought to myself: “I don’t care if Kylie Minogue is singing it – I like this song. Power poppy.”
But I ain’t supplyin’ a bonus track, ’cause I still don’t like Kylie Minogue’s songs (or her voice).