Mike’s Music Monday #1

Like many bloggers no doubt, I’ve been struggling to find new material for this site.  Over the past 4 years I’ve walked almost all of the paths in the Val d’Hérens (many of them, several times over) and I’ve been conscious that long time followers will, perhaps, be getting a little bored with the ‘same old, same old’ pictures.

With that in mind, I do plan to go further afield this year to bag a few more ‘new’ Swiss peaks and Judith and I have at least two holidays booked (so far) to ‘new’ locations later this year.  But that is not enough for yours truly…

The idea for this series of posts came while I was in my car listening to my ipod (yes, they do still exist) and I thought, why should I have all the fun!   So today starts a series which (you may eventually be glad to know) will only last 52 weeks, unless there is a blogosphere outcry of course…

You can look forward to hearing masses of marvellous music including some Motown, Madonna, Marvin, M People and more.  I’m sorry, but you’ll not be listening to any AC/DC nor Leonard Cohen here…  So what better way to start than with a song by ‘M’ called Pop Muzik.  Released early in 1979 (yes, 40 years ago), it reached no. 1 in several countries, including Canada, South Africa, Australia, Denmark, Sweden, the US and even Switzerland.  However, a rather endearing, though some might say soppy, tune by Art Garfunkel, called Bright Eyes, kept it off the UK no. 1 spot.  So it was clearly a popular song at the time.   I hope you enjoy this series and that it brings back some fabulous memories (for those of you old enough to remember this stuff of course!)

I defy anyone, once they hear the words New York, London, Paris, Munich (in any order) in any other everyday context, not to say “Pop Muzik”!  My wife and I always do! 😊

With thanks to Youtube for providing the video and my apologies for any adverts which might appear.  All good things are worth waiting for though. 🙂

14 thoughts on “Mike’s Music Monday #1

  1. I did not know this song, but it’s fun and now I know! Ha ha, cool. And just because I didn’t know this song doesn’t mean I want know a lot of other ones from the 50s onwards! Neat idea for blog material, Mike. Looking forward to following

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  2. Oh wow, that’s a flashback. I was surprised to see this was still in the 70s, albeit ’79. Yeah, now I get why you weren’t thrilled with some of the music I’ve posted sporadically on my blog. 😀

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