Random Pop Facts

A home for random pop facts.

The fact that Green Gartside of Scritti Polliti came up with the concept of a duet between Gregory Isaacs and Kraftwerk melts my head. The fact he wrote a song as good as ‘The Sweetest Girl’ for them to do it with is even better. Makes total sense when you hear it.

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The Visvim FBT shoe is named after Fun Boy Three. Founder, Hiroki Nakamura saw Terry Hall sporting a pair of moccasins on an album cover and, unable to source the shoe he saw, created one from scratch.

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Top fact!!

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So amazing.

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The Cheeky Girls are both now selling cars at Hyundai dealerships in York and Boston, Lincs :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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Future by Mr Monday was co-produced by Dan Donovan of Big Audio Dynamite ( ex husband of Patsy Kensit)

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Have to make this a “blind item” but I swear it’s true- there’s a top Scandinavian songwriter who has credits on dozens of number one records with a speciality in female pop divas who composed ALL of his ideas in the barking black metal style, slows them down edits the best parts and has them revoiced by a demo vocalist. It’s AMAZING hearing the original melodies to some of the biggest pop songs of the last twenty years grunted and screamed acapella.

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Two thirds of ZZ Top sported beards, the only member who is clean shaven is… Frank Beard.

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the Annie song “Me Plus One” is about Geri Halliwell locking herself in a car in a huff because Richard X gave “Some Girls” to Rachel Stevens to sing instead of Ginger herself.

Ace Of Base had a hit with “Always Have Always Will” but the original lyrics were about how they hate journalists and was called “Killer On The Rampage.”

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Rod Stewart has gone deep house.

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Ace of Base were neo nazis.

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I just googled that, very grim. Here’s an article.

Ace of Base - Neo Nazis

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Shakatak fact!

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Love it

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…and Shakatak’s Roger Odell is, of course, the father of Jimpster…

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Just spat my tea out :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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It’s a crazy story

Stanton Warriors got their name from a manhole cover.

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Salman Rushdie did the lyrics for a Promotional disco song for Burnley Building Society that came out on 12"

I await Harvey playing a re-edit of this

https://twitter.com/RealPaulPutner/status/1463151695542861836?s=20

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