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Listening to a few songs from August 1980 today. These songs remind me of a fading summer and the coming of autumn.

Private Life - Grace Jones

Ashes to Ashes - David Bowie

Wednesday Week - The Undertones

Babooska(can’t spell that damn word) - Kate Bush 

Abba - Winner takes it all

Upside Down - Diana Ross

Oops up - The Gap Band

9-5 - Sheena Easton 

Give me the night - George Benson

 

Other songs that remind me of summer fading, or late summer are:

Club Tropicana - Wham

Rockit - Herbie Hancock

I’m Still Standing - Elton John 

I’ll Fly for you - Spandau Ballet

After the love has gone - Earth Wind and Fire

 

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Forever Autumn sung by Justin Hayward from the war of the worlds album... ...memories from 1978.

The Drugs don't work by the Verve - very melancholic coming at a rather mournful time in early September 1997.

I doubt it.  Thank god for the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's!

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12 hours ago, Sunny76 said:

Listening to a few songs from August 1980 today. These songs remind me of a fading summer and the coming of autumn.

Private Life - Grace Jones

Ashes to Ashes - David Bowie

Wednesday Week - The Undertones

Babooska(can’t spell that damn word) - Kate Bush 

Abba - Winner takes it all

Upside Down - Diana Ross

Oops up - The Gap Band

9-5 - Sheena Easton 

Give me the night - George Benson

 

Other songs that remind me of summer fading, or late summer are:

Club Tropicana - Wham

Rockit - Herbie Hancock

I’m Still Standing - Elton John 

I’ll Fly for you - Spandau Ballet

After the love has gone - Earth Wind and Fire

 

That brings back memories, i met my wife sept 80, here's a couple more. eighth day - Hazel o'connor.   Start - the Jam.   Baggy trousers - madness.  Tom Hark - The Piranhas. -   Special Brew - Bad Manners. Great days.

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4 hours ago, thunderpants said:

That brings back memories, i met my wife sept 80, here's a couple more. eighth day - Hazel o'connor.   Start - the Jam.   Baggy trousers - madness.  Tom Hark - The Piranhas. -   Special Brew - Bad Manners. Great days.

Yes, all those are classics. Might as well add Stereotype by The Specials while we’re at it.

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3 hours ago, Weather-history said:

Fairground by Simply red, it reminds me of October 1995 which was an Indian summer month,

Haha, yeah I remember that and they played it to death. The warm sunny October, before the cold winter of 95/96.

 

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Greece 2000 by Three drives on a vinyl ...... has a reflective mood, the summer party is over and is in its last throws.

Still im sad by the Yardbirds, and turn to earth (not a single) "Dying leaves of seasons brown, Losing life as they drift down"

Run by Sandie Shaw,  samples a storm and wind, cant get much more autumnal then that!

Some velvet morning by Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra ... extremely moody Lee sounds foreboding like Autumn compared with Nancys summery female vocals

For me its the mood of the song that counts more then the time of year it was released

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Never gonna give you up - Rick Astley

Red Red Wine - UB40

Save a prayer - Duran Duran

Cars - Gary Numan

Street Life - Crusaders

Strut your funky stuff - Frantique (lol)

Three times a lady - Commodores

Starlight - Superman Lovers 

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No Matter What:  Boyzone

Candle in the Wind following Diana's death, that was autumn 1997

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, the Timmy Mallett version

Mick Jagger and David Bowie version of Dancing in the Streets

 

 

 

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Indian Summer by Stereophonics. Although I was young when they came out I also associate Wonderwall by Oasis and Country House by Blur with early autumn.

 

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Fading summer memory songs. Some of these may seem non specific to late summer but to me personally they are very reminiscent of this time of year

Kristin Hersh - Me and My Charms/Tuesday Night

Throwing Muses - Honeychain / Two Step

Belly - Puberty 

Widowspeak - Girls/True Believer

Fleetwood Mac - Dreams/ Rhiannon

Jefferson Airplane - Embryonic Journey/Today

The Who - Bargain/Behind Blue Eyes 

Carly Simon - Love Still Growing/Look Me In The Eyes

Joni Mitchelll -  Urge For going/Blue (more autumn) 

PJ Harvey -  No Child of Mine/Teclo

Skip James - Hard Time Killing Floor Blues/Crow Jane

Lord Huron - Louisa

Liz Phair - Girls Room/ Dogs Of L.A / Open Season



 

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1 hour ago, Scorcher said:

Indian Summer by Stereophonics. Although I was young when they came out I also associate Wonderwall by Oasis and Country House by Blur with early autumn.

 

And Camden Town by Suggs.

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10 hours ago, Weather-history said:

Fairground by Simply red, it reminds me of October 1995 which was an Indian summer month,

Remember it well! Was only 7.

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‘Time of No Reply’ by Nick Drake (opening lines: Summer was gone and the heat died down / And Autumn reached for her golden crown..”) and, at the other end of the music spectrum, ‘Give It’ by X-Press 2...
 

Both get played at this time of year!

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The Day Before you came - Blancmange

Probably the poor cover version compared to ABBA’s, but I remember the cover version more.

Your Gonna find me out in the country - Farmers Boys 

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