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It's OK to like them now, right?
but i make up for it by liking east 17
had a burst of "everything's gonna be alright" by east 17 on it. most unexpected!
Personally I don't get it. They're just a dull group with some dull songs. Shine is particularly bad.
Well, for a boy anyway. All the girls loved them obvs. I've since learned that other schools in the area operated on a strict system of Girls Like Take That, Boys Like East 17. Was this generally how it was elsewhere? Boys weren't into East 17 at all in my school. Brit Pop was pretty much the 'in' thing for us when I was coming to the end of junior school
A couple of their recent songs are dull though, I'll give you that. But you can't argue with that back catalogue. Smash after smash!
Oh well, when I was in Junior school I have no idea what the big musical thing was as this was 1982 'til 1986. I don't think anyone had reinvented that shit really for the 80s. Once Bros and the whole Stock Aitkin and Waterman thing got going I remember the girls in secondary school were fans of them and of New Kids on the Block but the boys didn't seem to have any sort of musical demographic that I remember.
Take That pencil cases were rife at my school. I remember when I hid Emily Hale's, being the japesman that I was. She cried, and I got in trouble. Massive fail
There must be someone else I am confusing you with. Hmm hmm.
My big Take That moment at university was when I questioned why they had a capacitor symbol as their band symbol. Luckily I was in a first year flat of engineers, physicists and chemists, so the result of this was more of an 'Oh yeah' than an 'Oh Theo'.
YEP YEP. DO GET OFF MY LAWN PLEASE. YEP YEP.
it would be a sri lankan one
Take That & Party is bloody superb. I still have the tape of it that I bought from Woolworths in Burton knocking around somewhere. Good times.
what was wrong with liking them the first time around.
also: Robbie Williams: a pop genius.
He teamed up with a good songwriter and they wrote some decent songs. When they started out they wrote a fair bit of rubbish so it was clearly the result of work rather than genius. That aside, his songs are so popular only because he was so famous and ended up with a natural cross-over appeal of 'pop fans' and 'indie kids'; the songs themselves aren't great and even the big singles pale compared to Blur's good stuff.
I just took a look at their Wiki entry because I really couldn't remember anything apart from 'Never Forget', 'Back for Good' and the covers 'Relight My Fire' and 'Could It Be Magic'. In fact the latter two were the only songs I remember being played from about 1994 to 1997 (whenever they 'handed over' to the Spice Girls). They seem to have a reputation built on a less 'classic' songs than other bands.
Back For Good
Why Can't I Wake Up With You?
Love Ain't Here Anymore
'Why Can't I Wake Up With You?', 'Babe', 'Love Ain't Here Anymore' or 'Patience'. I seem to remember 'Pray' was one of those hideous Christmas songs.
Does everyone else remember those songs, then? Maybe they were played and I never took them in.
So I would assume that some people remember them, yeah.
And the vast majority of number ones haven't been by Take That.
jsut as long as you dont like
'today this could be the greatest day of our lives...'
DULL DULL DULL