Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Childhood Memories with the Mini-Pops!


So, I found this record the other day, boy it sure took me back. Does anyone else remember the Mini Pops? You can get the total lowdown of them HERE, but in a nutshell, they were a kiddie pop group from the UK that came out in 1982 doing random covers of hit songs. I mean random. Here's what you're gonna get with adorable Mini Pops...

1. Video Killed The Radio Star - The Buggles

2. MEDLEY:
Japanese Boy - Aneka
Morning Train (9 to 5) - Sheena Easton
My Guy - Mary Wells
My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small
Japanese Boy (reprise)

3. ABBA MEDLEY:
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Super Trouper
Money, Money, Money
Mamma Mia
S.O.S.
Waterloo
Dancing Queen

4. DISCO MEDLEY:
D.I.S.C.O. - Ottawan
Y.M.C.A. - The Village People
In The Navy - The Village People
Go West - The Village People
Celebration - Kool and the Gang
Happy Birthday - Stevie Wonder
Una Paloma Blanca
Brown Girl In The Ring - Boney M
Daddy Cool - Boney M
Swinging On A Star
Loop De Loop

5. Birdie Song - The Tweets

6. Stupid Cupid - Connie Francis

7. NOVELTY MEDLEY:
Green Door - Shakin' Stevens
Turning Japanese - The Vapors
Baggy Trousers - Madness
Stop The Cavalry - Jona Lewie
You Drive Me Crazy - Shakin' Stevens
There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop - Kirsty MacColl

8. ROCK 'N' ROLL MEDLEY:
Under The Moon Of Love - Showaddywaddy
When - Shakin' Stevens
This Ole House - Shakin' Stevens
Rip It Up - Little Richard
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley and The Comets

9. BLONDIE MEDLEY:
Call Me
Sunday Girl
Denis, Denis

10. I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door - Eddie Hodges

11. Can Can - Bad Manners

Oh boy. If you had this album and want to reminisce; or you just like pain, you can rock out to it here (with the exception of track 5 which is just a lot of horrible whistling if I recall anyways):
LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE



Also, you can watch the complete BBC documentary "Mini-Pops: Where Are They Now" right here...


This time, I call it a Miss in pop culture. I call into evidence exhibit A. Hello Jon Benet...

5 comments:

  1. if their is any chance of a re-up of this, my brain would melt in gratitude.

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  2. It has been re-posted on megaupload... http://www.megaupload.com/?d=L78DRS5Y pass: stupidcupid

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  4. just checked back... thanks so much. Had this record and "Let's Dance", the follow up, when I was 5 or somewhere in that neighborhood. Now I need to track that one down... you just made my day.

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  5. I so remember the Mini Pops I had their album when I was a Kid... My favorite songs they did were Una Paloma Blanca and Video Killed the Radio Star... and several others. Too bad they were portrayed in such a bad way.

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