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Author Topic: Song Question for the Mature Listener ??? 80s number??  (Read 15770 times)
Hurricane Annie
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« on: April 23, 2015, 04:49:18 pm »


A song came on the radio I had not heard in years . It is quite a haunting song. It has  chorus  with the lyrics  "today is the 1st day of the rest of your life".  I wanted to find t again somewhere but can't find the song or band name anywhere.

 I am fairly sure it is from back in the early 80s and a British New Wave   cult hit. It is along the lines of a Talk Talk or OMD sound. It is a male singer  with a high voice and a lot of synth.

 I tried Youtube  but they had a long list of   recent hip hop songs and  John Denver.

 All suggestions appreciated
 
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2015, 05:55:24 pm »

Maybe???

Timo Maas feat. Brian Molko - First Day
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2015, 06:03:04 pm »

How about This Is The First Day by Bread?
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2015, 06:08:07 pm »

How about This Is The First Day by Bread?   
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2015, 06:12:11 pm »



 It does sound  a lot like the the one I am thinking of.  But it is not the same one.  The lyrics are a little different  and the song is slower.    The one I am thinking of is an old song

Thanks for sharing  , it is a good video none the less.
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2015, 06:22:19 pm »

Has the radio station you heard it on have a web site?

Sometimes they have a playlist of that day, just a thought  Undecided
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2015, 06:32:47 pm »

Has the radio station you heard it on have a web site?

Sometimes they have a playlist of that day, just a thought  Undecided

 I should have looked but I thought I would find it easily on You tube. I could  email them  I guess and ask them  about   "that song you played a few days  ago from way back  in the day that goes something like....."

 It might have been a request.
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2015, 06:41:47 pm »

How about This Is The First Day by Bread?   

 It wasn't an easy listening station  Wink Its a rock station that occasionally plays some old classic punk and new wave.

 I checked  that one  -   on the off chance   they went new wave  .
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2015, 04:31:36 pm »

Is this it?

"This is the first day on the rest of your life" - Terry Devine-King and Mark Long

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8r6zftMrxs

Even if it isn't, this has the makings of a great mystery to it! Game = afoot Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2015, 07:25:23 pm »

Is this it?

"This is the first day on the rest of your life" - Terry Devine-King and Mark Long

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8r6zftMrxs

Even if it isn't, this has the makings of a great mystery to it! Game = afoot Smiley


 It sounds a lot  like this other  version  of that song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_848174&feature=iv&src_vid=v8r6zftMrxs&v=bQHCqkiaiNU

 But its not quite it.

 It is an older song or an older version of a sample  perhaps

 This is a treasure hunt

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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2015, 12:24:21 pm »

I spent a few hours googling this morning and have come up with nothing.

Shazam online drew a blank too.

I'm outa ideas at the mo, but if you discover it, be sure to post the song as this kinda thing can get to person sometimes. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2015, 12:48:38 pm »

I'm bugged now. Do let us know if you work out what it was.
In the meantime....Life Goes On.  Wink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5uSsK3t2pw
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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2015, 10:34:16 pm »

I spent a few hours googling this morning and have come up with nothing.

Shazam online drew a blank too.

I'm outa ideas at the mo, but if you discover it, be sure to post the song as this kinda thing can get to person sometimes. Roll Eyes

I'm bugged now. Do let us know if you work out what it was.
In the meantime....Life Goes On.  Wink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5uSsK3t2pw

 You people just don't understand   or car how life affecting this conundrum is for me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Angry Shocked Huh Embarrassed Lips sealed  :'( Undecided Huh Angry

  On a lighter note  this quandary  has brought to the surface
A. Some pretty groovy songs
B. Just how many electronica tracks from the  early 8s on have lyrics about the  1st day of the rest of your life

 Please don't stop the music.  The thread has been worth it alone -  if not  just for hearing the tracks being posted.  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2015, 01:01:01 am »

I'll start throwing song around until someone remembers something  Cheesy




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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2015, 01:05:26 am »

And this is a bit more Steampunk
(now you got me thinking whether this thread would be better "off topic"

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« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2015, 01:56:06 am »

 

  If I can't have my song

 this is what I want

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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2015, 10:05:37 am »

Aaaargh!  I'm trying girl, but gi'me somethin'!  Throw me a bone here!  I've scoured the Interwebs and gleefully sampled, OMD, The Motels, The Church, Dream Academy, Human League, Depeche Mode, A flock of seagulls, Modern English, Naked Eyes....

If it's really that Synth-poppy, then it HAS to be in the range 1981-1984
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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2015, 11:36:35 am »

It's got me mystified too.

I'm only replying to keep tabs on this thread, to see if anyone comes up with it.
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« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2015, 06:30:20 pm »

Thanks guys for your persistence  and perseverance in hunting down the mystery song.

 This isn't the song , but it  is a controversial little  number with a similar sound  from that era, that they  wont  play on the radio.

 For all the Cyberpunks out there


Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Enola Gay
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« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2015, 07:19:43 pm »

that they  wont  play on the radio.

Why on Earth not?
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« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2015, 07:21:52 pm »

Aaaargh!  I'm trying girl, but gi'me somethin'!  Throw me a bone here!  I've scoured the Interwebs and gleefully sampled, OMD, The Motels, The Church, Dream Academy, Human League, Depeche Mode, A flock of seagulls, Modern English, Naked Eyes....

If it's really that Synth-poppy, then it HAS to be in the range 1981-1984

  the repeated line through  the song  is  something along the lines of  "don't/ never  forget - today  is the 1st day of your life"
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« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2015, 07:32:20 pm »

I think I may have an idea.

Back in a tick.
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« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2015, 07:34:53 pm »

The The - This Is The Day maybe?

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nonGWDxcJNA
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« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2015, 07:41:08 pm »

Any chance it was a little earlier that 1980?  I found this from Bread
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« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2015, 07:43:49 pm »

that they  wont  play on the radio.

Why on Earth not?

It was  to do with the controversy surrounding the lyrical  subject matter  of the bombing of Hiroshima and the US bomber the  "Enola Gay "  involved in the bombing and the general protest  nature of the song. It offended  the delicate  sensibilities  of the powers that be.

 Nuclear weapons and nuclear ships  were a political hot potato here and in the US  at the time the song was released. We were having a general election around that time with big policy debate around  nuclear armaments, testing in the Pacific  and the US alliances.   The US did not want reminders of the harm it was doing in the Pacific and had done in Japan.  The song disappeared from the air waves.

New Zealand banned  US warships from  our ports and  protested US/ French nuclear tests in the Pacific.  The  Green peace  ship Rainbow Warrior was blown up here  by French espionage agents . 2 generations on  it is still  a searing memory and an explosive  political  debate
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