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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Session: Making Plans for Nigel

On Sundays, I join Thea at Do I Really Wanna Blog? in popping some music on the blog. The rules are: there are no rules!
Old or new or in between. Related or not.
But always songs you love!
Here are my picks for this week.
You can play along by linking up with Thea.
Happy Sunday!

My mom used to buy music compilation tapes from K-tel (for the Australian readers, this could be equated to buying the So Fresh or 100% Hits music compilations). There was one I used to play repeatedly. I think I actually wore it out. To this day, whenever I hear the songs that were on that tape, it reminds me of all the other favourites that were part of the compilation, and I wish I could get my hands on a copy of it in CD/MP3 format.

Here's one of my favourites from that tape, it's XTC with Making Plans for Nigel

What's caused me to think of this golden oldie? Well, today when I went to my Sunday Session Ideas File, I found this newer one from Nouvelle Vague. I think I love it as much as the original version, and that's saying a lot!

It's your turn, why don't you find a favourite song or two, post them on your blog and link up with Thea. It's easy and fun. Through Sunday Session, I've been exposed to so many fabulous songs I never would have found otherwise. If you don't have a blog, then I still recommend you head over to Thea's to check out what others have shared this week.


  1. Can't say I remember this song but I like the new version for sure ;)

  2. Kirsty @ My Home TruthsJuly 19, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    I have distinctive memories of my first compilation CD when I was young - I believe it was Smash Hits 87 that featured Mel & Kim and Bananarama and other 80's artists! I do like the second version of this song, thanks for sharing.

  3. I hadn't heard the original, I really like the cover, so mellow.

  4. The problem with compilation albums is that you inevitably get songs you don't like, but if you do happen to find a compilation where you like most of the songs, it is next to impossible to replace if you lose or damage it.

  5. I think it was a US/Canada hit rather than an Aussie one. The second one is lovely isn't it?

  6. Maybe it was popular in North America, but not in Oz? It's not often I find a cover that I like, but this one is the exception.


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