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Postby Benny » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:34 am

Stock Aitken Waterman (abbreviated as SAW) are an English songwriting and record producing trio consisting of Mike Stock, Matt Aitken, and Pete Waterman. The trio had great success from the mid-1980s through the early 1990s. SAW is considered to be one of the most successful songwriting and producing partnerships of all time, scoring more than 100 UK top 40 hits, selling 40 million records and earning an estimated £60 million (about $104 million).

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Postby Benny » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:27 am

63 singles produced by SAW reached the UK top 10, 4 additional singles were top 20 hits in the US.
I divided these 67 songs into 11 groups, using random.org.

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_s ... n_Waterman

GROUP 1

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Bananarama - I Heard A Rumour
The Reynolds Girls - I'd Rather Jack
Rick Astley - Together Forever
Bananarama - Venus
Big Fun - Blame It On The Boogie
Rick Astley - It Would Take a Strong Strong Man

RANK THE 6 SONGS (6 = FAVE)
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Postby Jerz » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:33 am

6 Bananarama - Venus
5 Rick Astley - Together Forever
4 Bananarama - I Heard a Rumour
3 Rick Astley - It Would Take a Strong Strong Man
2 Big Fun - Blame It on the Boogie
1 The Reynolds Girls - I'd Rather Jack
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Postby Benny » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:52 am

6 Bananarama - Venus
5 Rick Astley - Together Forever
4 Bananarama - I Heard a Rumour
3 Big Fun - Blame It on the Boogie
2 Rick Astley - It Would Take a Strong Strong Man
1 The Reynolds Girls - I'd Rather Jack
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Postby matthew_dixon » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:06 pm

6 Rick Astley - Together Forever
5 Bananarama - Venus
4 Big Fun - Blame It On The Boogie
3 Bananarama - I Heard A Rumour
2 Rick Astley - It Would Take a Strong Strong Man
1 The Reynolds Girls - I'd Rather Jack

Strong first batch. I loved "Together Forever" and the Big Fun cover at the time (we all knew the dance moves in my primary school!) and those two Bananarama songs are classics. Don't know the other Rick one, but "I'd Rather Jack" really isn't great. I remember it being ranked quite high in a poll of the worst songs of all time on TV once!
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Postby Thriller » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:50 pm

6 Rick Astley - Together Forever
5 Bananarama - Venus
4 Big Fun - Blame It On The Boogie
3 Bananarama - I Heard A Rumour
2 Rick Astley - It Would Take a Strong Strong Man
1 The Reynolds Girls - I'd Rather Jack
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Postby Chantal » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:29 pm

6 Bananarama - Venus
5 Big Fun - Blame It On The Boogie
4 Bananarama - I Heard A Rumour
3 Rick Astley - It Would Take a Strong Strong Man
2 The Reynolds Girls - I'd Rather Jack
1 Rick Astley - Together Forever
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Postby HotPotato » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:54 pm

Jeees it's tough already! Some classics there.

6 Rick Astley - Together Forever
5 The Reynolds Girls - I'd Rather Jack
4 Bananarama - I Heard A Rumour
3 Bananarama - Venus
2 Rick Astley - It Would Take a Strong Strong Man
1 Big Fun - Blame It On The Boogie
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Postby Benny » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:32 am

ROUND 1 - RESULTS

Bananarama - Venus 31 points
Rick Astley - Together Forever 29 points
Bananarama - I Heard A Rumour 22 points
Big Fun - Blame It On The Boogie 19 points
Rick Astley - It Would Take a Strong Strong Man 14 points
The Reynolds Girls - I'd Rather Jack 11 points
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Postby Benny » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:34 am

6 Kylie Minogue - Better the Devil You Know
5 Jason Donovan - Too Many Broken Hearts
4 Kylie Minogue - Give Me Just a Little More Time
3 Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Somebody
2 Band Aid II - Do They Know It's Christmas?
1 Samantha Fox - Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
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Postby Thriller » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:21 am

6 Kylie Minogue - Better the Devil You Know
5 Jason Donovan - Too Many Broken Hearts
4 Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Somebody
3 Kylie Minogue - Give Me Just a Little More Time
2 Band Aid II - Do They Know It's Christmas?
1 Samantha Fox - Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
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Postby HotPotato » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:28 am

6 Samantha Fox - Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
5 Band Aid II - Do They Know It's Christmas? (a camp classic)
4 Kylie Minogue - Better the Devil You Know
3 Jason Donovan - Too Many Broken Hearts
2 Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Somebody
1 Kylie Minogue - Give Me Just a Little More Time
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Postby matthew_dixon » Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:10 pm

I was about to create a post here and then saw that you'd already cast exactly the votes I was going to cast, so I'll just copy them. Band Aid II isn't great and I never did go for Sam Fox's music at all. (I was too young at the time to go for anything else about Sam Fox really...!)

Benny wrote:6 Kylie Minogue - Better the Devil You Know
5 Jason Donovan - Too Many Broken Hearts
4 Kylie Minogue - Give Me Just a Little More Time
3 Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Somebody
2 Band Aid II - Do They Know It's Christmas?
1 Samantha Fox - Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
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Postby Chantal » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:41 pm

6. Kylie Minogue - Better the Devil You Know
5. Jason Donovan - Too Many Broken Hearts
4. Kylie Minogue - Give Me Just a Little More Time
3. Band Aid II - Do They Know It's Christmas?
2. Samantha Fox - Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
1. Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Somebody
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Postby heppolo » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:09 pm

6. Kylie Minogue - Better the Devil You Know
5. Jason Donovan - Too Many Broken Hearts
4. Kylie Minogue - Give Me Just a Little More Time
3. Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Somebody
2. Samantha Fox - Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
1. Band Aid II - Do They Know It's Christmas?
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Postby Spartan » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:14 pm

6. Kylie Minogue - Better the Devil You Know
5. Jason Donovan - Too Many Broken Hearts
4. Samantha Fox - Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
3. Kylie Minogue - Give Me Just a Little More Time
2. Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Somebody
1. Band Aid II - Do They Know It's Christmas?
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Postby Jerz » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:17 am

6 Kylie Minogue - Better the Devil You Know
5 Kylie Minogue - Give Me Just a Little More Time
4 Jason Donovan - Too Many Broken Hearts
3 Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Somebody
2 Samantha Fox - Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now
1 Band Aid II - Do They Know It's Christmas?
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Postby Benny » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:37 am

ROUND 2 - RESULTS

Kylie Minogue - Better the Devil You Know 46 points
Jason Donovan - Too Many Broken Hearts 37 points
Kylie Minogue - Give Me Just a Little More Time 28 points
Rick Astley - Whenever You Need Somebody 21 points
Samantha Fox - Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now 19 points
Band Aid II - Do They Know It's Christmas? 17 points
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Postby matthew_dixon » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:31 am

6 Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky
5 Ferry Aid - Let It Be
4 Sybil - When I'm Good And Ready
3 Pepsi & Shirlie - Heartache
2 Jason Donovan - Every Day (I Love You More)
1 Pat & Mick - I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet

Much as I loved "Fun House", Pat Sharp's music career was dreadful!
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Postby Benny » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:59 pm

6 Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky
5 Jason Donovan - Every Day (I Love You More)
4 Ferry Aid - Let It Be
3 Sybil - When I'm Good And Ready
2 Pat & Mick - I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet
1 Pepsi & Shirlie - Heartache
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Postby Thriller » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:06 am

6 Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky
5 Sybil - When I'm Good And Ready
4 Ferry Aid - Let It Be
3 Pepsi & Shirlie - Heartache
2 Jason Donovan - Every Day (I Love You More)
1 Pat & Mick - I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet
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Postby Jerz » Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:53 am

6 Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky
5 Ferry Aid - Let It Be
4 Sybil - When I'm Good and Ready
3 Pepsi & Shirlie - Heartache
2 Jason Donovan - Every Day (I Love You More)
1 Pat & Mick - I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet
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Postby heppolo » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:02 am

6 Kylie Minogue - I Should Be So Lucky
5 Pepsi & Shirlie - Heartache
4 Sybil - When I'm Good And Ready
3 Pat & Mick - I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet
2 Jason Donovan - Every Day (I Love You More)
1 Ferry Aid - Let It Be
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