Monday, 25 January 2010

Reasons to be cheerful, part 3 - Ian Dury and the Blockheads

'Reasons to be cheerful, part 3' can be described as a 'shopping list song'. It is a simple list of a number of reasons to be cheerful. The list of reasons to be cheerful includes Buddy Holly, equal voting rights for men and women, Piccadilly Circus in London, porridge oats, wine, Elvis Presley, a cure for smallpox, going to the toilet, National Health Service's free glasses, Woody Allen, the song 'Volare', Smokey Robinson and nudity.

The single was released in July 1979 and reached number 3 in the UK singles chart. How apt.

My collection: 7" single no. 1601
Found: Record fair, March 28, 1992
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Reasons to be cheerful, part 3' / 'Common as muck'

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