Saturday, 31 August 2013

NOW! That's What I Call A Tune! 78

It's been a while - and the character of this blog has changed - but I'm determined to finish my series featuring one track from each NOW! That's What I Call Music! album. 

The premise is that this will normally be the track that, on browsing the contents, I'd be inclined to play first: for novelty value, because it brings back particular memories or because it's a favourite. 

This week I've gone for the comic video genius that sees Peter Kay as Geraldine McQueen as Elaine Paige and Susan Boyle as Barbara Dickson. Filmed for Comic Relief in 2011, this is their take on the original video. Keep watching for the little comic details - and the big "reveal" as to whom the song is about:

And here, as a bonus, is that original video with the real Barbara Dickson and Elaine Paige:


1 comment:

Raybeard said...

FAB-ulous song ( + both videos).
I was lucky enough to have seen the original, relatively short-lived and ill-fated 'Chess' in the West end - with Elaine Paige leading the cast, though Barbara Dickson was not in it. (That particular role was quite small.)
The song is undoubtedly one of the Abba guys' very best that they ever wrote. Not that many pop songs can still provide shivers of pleasure on every single hearing nearly thirty years later. It's melodically very strong indeed, despite my recalling one of Radio 1's female DJs at the time (I don't remember who) decribing it as 'a crap song'.!