Musical coincidenced # 226

April 25, 2012

My coincidence-finding friend Michael (Hi, Michael!) supplied today’s coincidence. I’ve known both those songs for years and years – why didn’t I ever notice the similarity?*

Wizzard – “See My Baby Jive (1973) (excerpt)


The Rubettes – “Sugar Baby Love (1974) (excerpt)


Here are the full versions:

Wizzard – “See My Baby Jive (1973)


The Rubettes – “Sugar Baby Love (1974)


Thanks, Michael!

(*That was a purely rhetorical question directed at myself. You’re under no obligation to answer it.)

Song of the day: The Rubettes – "I Can Do It"

October 14, 2010

A visitor to the blog (Hi, pb669!) recently commented on a post about “Juke Box Jive” by The Rubettes:

“They had a great follow-up to Juke Box Jive called I Can Do It. Should give that one an airing.”

Can do, pb669, can do:

The Rubettes – “I Can Do It” (1975)


I must admit that I hadn’t heard “I Can Do It” in years and had forgotten how it went, but once the song got going (after the vocal introduction with all those wonderfully high vocals that would give Def Leppard a run for their money), it all came back to me. And I was surprised by how much it now reminded me of a fairly recent song on the hit parade. It took me a little while to figure out what that other song was, but I finally found it:

Eagles Of Death Metal – “I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News) (2006)

(Video – embedding disabled.)

On second thought, I suppose that Eagles Of Death metal song doesn’t sound that much like “I Can Do It”. (Maybe it’s just the beat.)

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Song of the day: The Rubettes – "Juke Box Jive"

July 24, 2009

Yesterday’s Song of the day was Sailor‘s “A Glass Of Champagne,” a jolly old shanty with a touch of glam, and that got me in the mood for something fully glamtastic (I can’t get enough of glam).

Here are The Rubettes with “Juke Box Jive” (1974), a song I love, love, love (what a chorus!):


As a bonus, here’s their only number one, the magnificent “Sugar Baby Love” (1974):