Showing posts with label Bluebells (the). Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bluebells (the). Show all posts

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Young at heart - The Bluebells

The Bluebells was a Scotting band, performing jangly guitar based pop. Their single 'Young at heart', originally released in 1984, was written by guitarist and founder member Bobby Bluebell with Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama (and originally recorded on Bananarama's album 'Deep sea skiving') and made it to number 8 in the UK Singles Chart.

The band split up in the mid 1980s, but enjoyed an unexpected revival in 1993 when 'Young at heart" was used in a Volkswagen television advertisement. Re-issued as a single, it was number 1 in the UK for four weeks and led to the band reforming temporarily to perform the song on BBC Television's Top of the Pops. In the Netherlands, where the Bluebells never had a hit, the re-released single reached number 20.

My collection: 7" single no. 5214
Found: Kringloop, Den Haag, October 22, 2011
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'Young at heart' / 'Tendy mercy'

Monday, 4 May 2009

I'm falling - The Bluebells

The Scottish band the Bluebells was formed in the first half of the Eighties by Bobby Bluebell, David McCluskey, Ken McCluskey, Lawrence Donegan, Craig Gannon, Russell Irvine and Neal Baldwin. 'I'm falling' was their first big hit, peaking at number 11 in the UK singles chart.

I discovered the song after 'Young at heart' made it into the charts later on in 1984. I hated that song and preferred this one. Unfortunately, it was 'Young at heart' that made a revival in 1993, eight years after the band had fallen apart. I still think this song is a lot better.

My collection: 7" single no. 373
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, 1985
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'I'm falling' / 'H.O.L.L.A.N.D.'

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