After the past few days’ focus on Neighbours-themed songs, and a request from a friend who will rename unidentified, here’s the theme from the Australian soap Home And Away, to balance things up a bit! The theme song was written by Mike Perjanik and over the years seven different versions have been used, gradually getting shorter with verses and choruses cut to fit time restrictions. The original version of the sung was sung by Karen Boddington and Mark Williams and was released as a single in the UK in 1989, peaking at #74 on the UK Singles Chart.
After yesterday’s Neighbours retrospective, here’s another song from that era: Kylie and Jason’s Especially For You. I hope this brings back memories of school Christmas parties in 1988!
On logging on to Facebook this morning I was surprised to see that 25 years ago today at 5:30pm most people my age were watching Charlene and Scott’s wedding on Neighbours. The only song I could possibly play today therefore was Angry Anderson’s Suddenly, which shot (almost) to the top of the charts as a result of being featured as the wedding song in this episode of the soap opera. And which song kept Suddenly off the top spot? Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan’s Especially For You, coming soon to 365Songs…
Running at the last minute today – I’ve been a bit distracted with the launch of Coffee Break Italian! Anyway, in honour of Australians everywhere, and despite the fact that it’s already 27th January Down Under, here’s my Australian song for Australia Day. No, it’s not Waltzing Mathilda, but Savage Garden’s Truly Madly Deeply.
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