Musical coincidences # 293

August 31, 2012

The other day I was sitting on a bench in a shopping mall waiting for my charming companion (Hi, Renate!) to come back from whatever shopping she was doing, and as I sat there I heard an old, old disco song being piped through the shopping mall’s multitude of little speakers they have nestled in their ceilings.

The song was Maxine Nightingale‘s “Gotta Be The One”, and I hadn’t heard it in ages. (Not since The Disco Boom of ’76.)

There was a bit in the song where Maxine sings “gotta be the one”…

Maxine Nightingale – “Gotta Be The One” (1976) (excerpt)


…and it instantly reminded me of a bit of an Australian song from four years later:

Flowers – “Sister” (1980) (excerpt)


Here are the full versions:

Maxine Nightingale – “Gotta Be The One” (1976)


Flowers – “Sister” (1980)