Song Lyric Sunday: Famous – ‘Waterloo’

It’s not all time-warp tie-dye here at Brokedown Palace, you know…..although it mostly is, if I’m honest. This week, Jim is looking for a song that name-checks somebody famous. It’s fair to say that Napoleon Bonaparte fulfils that criterion. This was the song that announced Abba to the world in 1974 when it walked away…

Song Lyric Sunday: First – ‘Take A Chance On Me’

“… I think you know That I can’t let go” Yep, that’s right. Monsieur Deadhead goes pop for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday Challenge of ‘First’ But this is very superior pop: Abba, of course. And I can relate to this, because I found myself in very similar circumstances once – albeit before this song…

My Music Lexicon: A is for Adams (and Abba)

I confess to having been rather behind the curve on Bryan Adams. In fact I don’t think I’d even heard of him – or anything by him – until his big, gloopily sentimemtal hit ‘Everything I Do’ got a huge amount of radio play and spent 16 consecutive weeks at Number One in the UK…