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3,313: Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now

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Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship was number one in the UK thirty years ago.

This was written by pumper-outer-of-hit-songs Diane Warren and dad-of-him-out-of-the-Strokes Albert Hammond. That’s a little unfair, as Daddy Hammond had his fair share of success. Looking at that Wikipedia page, I noticed that Albert Hammond, Jr. from the Strokes is the son of someone – this song’s Albert Hammond – already with a “Jr.” at the end of his name. Are there not rules about such things? Can a Jr. be the son of a Jr.? Shouldn’t Strokes boy be Albert Hammond III?

Anyway, this Starship song is quite nice, innit? It’s easy to be transported back to that time just watching the video. My feeling is I probably wouldn’t have admitted to liking this song back then. This was a time when my brain was, stupidly, starting to shun pop music a bit. I was into Simple Minds and U2 and Bruce Springsteen, so, y’know. There was a couple of years there when things got fairly boring. All that rocky stuff infecting my brain. Thankfully it wasn’t too long before Kylie came along and reminded me that pop music will always be number one.

The main thing that comes back, though, when I watch this video is how there was quite a few years there where music videos were barely more than adverts for movies.

Previous posts about number ones from thirty years ago:
18/1/2017: Jack Your Body
1/2/2017: I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
15/2/2017: Stand By Me
8/3/2017: Everything I Own
22/3/2017: Respectable
29/3/2017: Let It Be
19/4/2017: La Isla Bonita

The song in my head when I woke up this morning
Jump (For Your Love) by the Pointer Sisters

On this day
Cafetière, 3 May 2009. I can close my eyes and still feel the pain in my feet.

Here’s an interesting Wikipedia article
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Written by Craig

May 3rd, 2017 at 1:55 am

Posted in Blah blah,Music

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