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touch&go
20th Mar 2005, 22:01
This record must be the hardest tune to get out of your head, been singing it all week, great video with Peter Kay, let hope it is the top seller of the year and makes a change from the usual crap in the charts.

Evanelpus
21st Mar 2005, 16:12
touch and go..Are you mad or what? The song was crap 20 years ago and just because some second rate comic is singing on it, doesn't make it any better.

Yes, it's infuriatingly inside your head once you've heard it but for gods sake, don't add to our misery any more by going out and buying it. The sooner it leaves the charts, the better.

Jerricho
21st Mar 2005, 16:30
Oh for chrissakes. This isn't a direct attack at you T&G

This is the very crux to the argument the British music industry at the moment is shite. Bloody cover version, remake, re-release after another after another. No originality, nothing earth shatteringly good...................nothing. It's just manufactured commercialistic (is that a word?) garbage being fed to the population

And the sadder thing is that the population are buying it.

CosmosSchwartz
21st Mar 2005, 16:33
sha la la lala lala la

sha la la lala lala la

sha la la lala lala la

and sweet Marie who waits for me......

IB4138
21st Mar 2005, 17:04
Don't insult the most famous son's of Stockport and Bolton.

Superb record and video.....and proceeds go to a good cause...lest ye forget.

It's all in the best possible taste!

Oh by the way Jerricho , I'm looking forward to the follow up release as well...."I Did What I Did for Maria" mimed by Tyrone from Coronation Street.

GearDown&Locked
21st Mar 2005, 18:33
Whats the best way to punish somebody really really bad? forcedly listening to The Sound of Music :E if he gets the punishment twice he'll confess just about anything. Could be useful in Guantanamo ;)

acbus1
21st Mar 2005, 18:37
I resisted posting on this thread to avoid promoting it to the top.

Since it currently sits at the top I can do no harm (except to take the bait), so can I just say :mad: :mad: :mad:


Now, for :mad: sake don't anyone post here any more and all memory of it will go away. :mad: :mad: :mad:

touch&go
21st Mar 2005, 19:10
just for you acbus1, back to the top :D :D :D

Jerricho
21st Mar 2005, 19:15
"I Did What I Did for Maria" mimed by Tyrone from Coronation Street.

Now, as Corrie was banned from the Jerricho household, I haven't got a clue who you're talking about. But it sounds dreadful.

Solid Rust Twotter
21st Mar 2005, 19:25
Sorry, Acbus...

Couldn't resist!:p

ShyTorque
21st Mar 2005, 19:32
Jerricho, thank goodness someone else feels the same about Corobloodynationstreet. Used to be reasonably good entertainment some years ago, now it's utter drivel in which it seems the more recent scriptwriters attempt to come up with ever more awful domestic situations to exploit. I sit in the other room if someone's watching it because I can't even bear to listen to it these days.

The ultimate Matt Monro often sings his heart out to camouflage the so-called actors' voices screaming at each other. Walk Away, he sings, so I do. Yes, I remember Matt, let alone Tony Christie! :ok:

Onan the Clumsy
21st Mar 2005, 19:58
bump :E

reynoldsno1
21st Mar 2005, 21:56
Superb record and video

The video is very amusing ... I assume it is on the CD. Let's face it, no-one would buy the thing if it wasn't for the video - how often do you hear people talk about "oh, I love that video", rather than the merits (or not) of the song. As the late George Harrysong said, the good thing about most of these videos (especially those rap/hip-hop monotonies) is that you can turn the sound down....

Solid Rust Twotter
22nd Mar 2005, 06:36
...And again.....:E

Avtrician
22nd Mar 2005, 06:38
Ah what the heck

Paranoid Parrot
22nd Mar 2005, 06:39
:= :\ :O :sad: and :E

Solid Rust Twotter
22nd Mar 2005, 06:51
You're an evil budgie, Parrot, and yes, they are out to get you...:E

acbus1
22nd Mar 2005, 07:04
:{

At least nobody's posted a link.

Wait for it. :rolleyes:

FLCH
22nd Mar 2005, 07:32
Jeez all this ime I was thinking " Do you know thway to San Jose...........DUHHHH !!

Sorry Do you know the way to San Jose....sorry too many beers...

lasernigel
22nd Mar 2005, 09:33
Here yer goAcbus 1
The official one (http://www.ci.amarillo.tx.us/)
The t shirt (http://stores.ebay.co.uk/t-shirt-shack) one.
The singer (http://www.tonychristie.com/)
The comedian (http://www.peterkay.co.uk/).

See all you had to do was ask.:ok:

Mr Chips
22nd Mar 2005, 11:43
Would anyone mind awfully if I bring some facts to the proceedings? ;)

"Amarillo" featrured in series 2 of Phoenix Nights - Max and Paddy sang along with it in the minibus.... Hence the song became associated with the show.

The current "version" is actually the original, Peter Kay mimes on the video, and the song itself has always gone down really well at discos, before the Comic Relief thing...

And we go back to the top!! :E :E

CosmosSchwartz
22nd Mar 2005, 12:31
Just for you acbus1, the dance steps to the slosh so you can join in!

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and repeat

Orange Arm Waver
22nd Mar 2005, 14:29
I saw the title of this thread and now all I've got is that damn tune going round and round in my head you b:mad:rds...

sha la la lala lala la
and sweet Marie who waits for me......

:mad: !!!!:suspect:
Aaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Jerricho
22nd Mar 2005, 14:36
Speaking of songs that once they get in there, your singing it for the next week........

"Do you know the way to San Jose (La, la , la-la")

Orange Arm Waver
22nd Mar 2005, 14:43
It ain't working... My mind still is on its way to Amarillo... :E :sad: :bored: :ouch: :mad:

Jerricho
22nd Mar 2005, 14:45
Do you know the way to St. Tropez?
I never have been there
I'd like to be there and go bare
Do you know the way to St. Tropez?
Maybe I'll wear a thong, a little thong in St. Tropez

Got to fly over the ocean
Got to feel some sun and see some waves
All my dimes and nickels I've gotta save
When I get there I won't need a car with gas
Cause I'll be playing on the beach and very likely burn my ass

I might make some friends in St. Tropez
Wo oh oh oh oh.......
Can't wait til I get to St. Tropez
Wo oh oh oh oh....
Do you know the way to St. Tropez?

barry lloyd
22nd Mar 2005, 15:08
So Evanelpus, since you're so critical of this song, what would you like to see at the top of the charts? Sandy Shaw - Puppet on a String/Max Bygraves - Deck of Cards/The Chicken Song/Chas & Dave/one of Mr Callow's prodigies maybe? - do tell!

IB 4138 - Who was born in Stockport then? Neither TC nor PK. Tony Christie was born in Conisborough Yorks, and lived in Sheffield during the 80s.

Remember folks, it's just a bit of fun in a good cause. Catchy tunes are just like buses - there'll be another one along soon.

By the way, Tony Christie used to be very interested in aviation, and took flying lessons with a view to getting a PPL. Don't know whether he made it eventually though.

Jerricho
22nd Mar 2005, 15:18
Catchy tunes are just like buses - there'll be another one along soon.

Agadoo-doo-doo, push pineapple, shake the tree,
Agadoo-doo-doo, push pineapple, grind coffee,
To the left, to the right, jump up and down and to the knees,
Come and dance every night, sing with the hula melody.

IB4138
22nd Mar 2005, 21:19
and where is Tony Christie now barry lloyd ?

With the good people on the Costa del Sol!

Did I say Peter was from Stockport?.......please wash your mouth out with original Tizer..not that foul stuf from Barr's.

Orange Arm Waver
23rd Mar 2005, 08:36
There must be a conspiracy.. Got that tune out of my mind. Left the office to go home get in the car and......:\ :\ :\ :uhoh:

UniFoxOs
23rd Mar 2005, 10:52
And now, after reading this thread:-

http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=167947

and listening to the sample song I am humming "Supercallifragilisticexpialidocious" all day.

touch&go
23rd Mar 2005, 15:55
Just in case you didn't know the words and wanted to sing along:

Sha la la lala lalala
Sha la la lala lalala
Sha la la lala lalala

When the day is dawningon a Texas Sunday morning
how I long to be there
with Marie who's waiting for me there
every lonely city where I hang my hat
ain't as half as pretty as where my baby's at

Is this the way to Amarillo
every night I've been hugging my pillow
dreaming dreams of Amarilloand sweet Marie who waits for me
show me the way to Amarillo
I've been weeping like a willow
crying over Amarillo
and sweet Marie who waits for me

Sha la la lala lalala Sha la la lala lalala
Sha la la lala lalala and Marie who waits for me

There's a church bell ringing
hear the song of joy that it's singing
for the sweet Mariaand the guy who's coming to see her
just beyong the highway, there's an open plain
and it keeps me going through the wind and rain

Is this the way to Amarillo
every night I've been hugging my pillow
dreaming dreams of Amarilloand sweet Marie who waits for me
show me the way to Amarillo
I've been weeping like a willow
crying over Amarillo
and sweet Marie who waits for me

Sha la la lala lalala Sha la la lala lalala
Sha la la lala lalala and Marie who waits for me

Lost_luggage34
23rd Mar 2005, 16:10
I thought it was an OK tune and it has it's merits for raising money for charity.

But NOT when your neighbour plays it at 60dB and has all his kids singing along to it.

Hopefully at the volume at which it was played he will have buggered his new surround system.

My now ex(undecided) partner also loves the song. Her kids bought it as a present for Mother's Day - do they not like her or am I missing something ?

Solid Rust Twotter
23rd Mar 2005, 22:04
...Ups-a-daisy.....!



(Sorry, Mr Acbus.........) :E

Pontious
24th Mar 2005, 00:42
Great song, great video and for a great cause. I was in my local B&Q on tuesday and saw the 9 year old son of a friend of mine correcting his 7 year old younger brother on the lyrics.

Rollingthunder
24th Mar 2005, 00:47
Damn, I thought Amarillo No 1 was an oil platform working at capacity in the Gulf of Mexico.

acbus1
24th Mar 2005, 07:31
*Thinks.....try another tack.*


The armadillo is a truly interesting animal.

The nine banded is interesting enough, but this http://www.nature.ca/notebooks/english/giantarm.htm really is fascinating. :ok:


There, even a link to keep em happy for hours.

IB4138
24th Mar 2005, 08:26
acbus1

What a load of tosh, it doesn't mention the lesser spotted yellow armadildo, only found in a little whorehouse in Texas......somewhere near Amarillo, I believe.;)

Orange Arm Waver
24th Mar 2005, 09:00
I've learned from my ex-wife my son loves the song so I'm not going to escape it... I had to give into it yesterday... Radio turned up windows down in traffic - why should I suffer alone!!!!

Circuit Basher
29th Mar 2005, 11:39
As it's such a catchy tune, it warrants a Morse conversion!! :E:D
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[Sorry, acbus!! :D]:E

Orange Arm Waver
29th Mar 2005, 14:08
Even catchier in Morse....

(Trolls off into distance humming the tune....)

acbus1
29th Mar 2005, 18:16
The amaryllis is an interesting plant.

:suspect: :\

IB4138
29th Mar 2005, 18:30
I don't think the song features in any episode of Morse.:\

I'll get mi coat!

Orange Arm Waver
30th Mar 2005, 06:09
I don't think the song features in any episode of Morse.

Such a waste opportunity... Oh the image of Morse and Lewis walking though Oxford (in a Peter kaye stylie) would have been one to treasure...:E

ORAC
30th Mar 2005, 06:26
So, what was it about the place that caused them to name it yellow then? :confused:

SilsoeSid
30th Mar 2005, 22:54
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IB4138
31st Mar 2005, 07:22
Nice to hear it come booming out of the PA system after the England match last night.

Possible candidate for new national anthem one thinks.:\

Orange Arm Waver
31st Mar 2005, 07:56
I know a song that will get on your nerves, get on your nerves, get on your nerves, I know a song that will get on your nerves, get on, get on your nerves

I'm sure the second part of that line should read...
I know a song that will get on your nerves, get, get, get on your nerves
:8 :ouch:

VP8
10th May 2005, 17:09
Directions

1.Catch flight from London Heathrow to Dallas Fort Worth Airport.

2. Hire car at Dallas Fort Worth Airport.

3.Start going toward the "Airport Exit" on "International ParkwaySouth" - follow for 0.2 miles.

4.Bear left onto the highway toward "Terminal East Parking" - follow for 0.3 miles

5.Bear left onto "International Parkway North" toward "North AirportExit" - follow for 2.9 miles

6.Take the "Highway 114 west" exit toward "Fort Worth" - follow for 29.2 miles

7.Then continue on "US 287 north" - follow for 91.1 miles

8."US 287 north" becomes "Interstate-44 east" - follow for 0.7 miles

9.Take left fork onto "US-287 north" toward "Vernon" - follow for104.0 miles

10."US 287 north" becomes "Avenue F (US-287)" - follow for 2.8 miles

11.Continue to follow "US 287 north" - follow for 104.9 miles

12.Take left ramp onto "Interstate 40 west" toward "Dumas" - follow for7.8 miles

13.Take "Exit 70" onto "US 60 east" toward "Dumas" - follow for 0.5miles

14.Take the "Buchanan Street" exit toward "Dumas/Pampa" - follow for1.7 miles

15.Turn right onto "Old Route 66 (Interstate 40)" - follow for 0.1miles

16.Arrive at the centre of "Amarillo, Texas"

Now that's the way to Amarillo!!!!!!!!

SO CAN EVERYONE STOP SINGING IT NOW . . .!

Gouabafla
10th May 2005, 19:38
That's all very well VP8 but where does Marie live?

SilsoeSid
10th May 2005, 20:55
VP8, That is only 'one' way to sweet marie. So lets keep singing!!

Gouabafla;
That's all very well VP8 but where does Marie live? If I may answer that for you with a bit of a clue;

"Is this the way to Amarillo
Every night I've been hugging my pillow
Dreaming dreams of Amarillo where sweet Marie who waits for me"

I am no Columbo, but she either lives there or is just waiting for Tony there. If it is the latter, who knows? :confused:

It doesn't really matter, as according to Tonys other song about her, I Did What I Did For Maria, she's dead anyway.
So she doesn't live anywhere!!!


What is most worrying is the reason why Tony is really hugging/biting his pillow. :eek: