Saturday, January 25, 2014

The songs of Hip Hip Hooray Hurrah

I adore the 1983 single by the Newcastle band Hurrah called 'Hip Hip'

but it sent me on a search for other similarly titled songs, with some excellent results.

First up is this 1967 slice of French ye ye pop from the formidable Claude Francois

some nice moves and sexy dancers.

But Claude pales in comparison with the prince of Pakistani film music
Ahmed Rushdi, who came up with this classic 'Three Cheers Per Bhabi Hip Hip Hurray'

The 1950s/1960s Pakistani film song is not a genre well known to me,
but on the basis of this example I think it seems pretty good.

More modern Bollywood provides this song 'Hip Hip Hurrah' from the recent film Mere Dad Ki Maruti

The lyrics are a little bit naughty, as you can tell from the audience reaction.
I think the film may be a comedy. The singer is Sonu Kakkar, although she isn't the actress playing the part.

Next up we have appropriately some Hip Hop in the form of Naughty By Nature's Hip Hop Hooray,
also a fine song derived from what one would think is a pretty shallow pool of inspiration

Finally, some modern American slacker indie-rock from the band Coming This Fall. No, I'd not heard of them either.

That's it. But let us know if you find another. Hip Hip.

Fury at expat banker expressed

(another passenger shot)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Thinker

Battersea Power Station in the rain

...another train shot by Jon Southcoasting

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

This is the game

Towering above, originally uploaded by Southcoasting.

and today I am winning