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Help needed: help me with identifying a song!


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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   EricSchulz

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Posted January 28 2007 - 12:03 AM

There was a song, probably released in the mid 80's, which I thought was called "Holiday" (or a close variation of that). I remember the song being really fun/upbeat and the video was made to look like 1950's postcards come to life. I was POSITIVE that 'til Tuesday was the artist, but searching iTunes and Napster revealved nothing. ...and before anyone suggests it, it is NOT "Vacation" by the Go-Go's! Thanks in advance!

#2 of 9 OFFLINE   Matt Fisher

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Posted January 28 2007 - 02:53 AM

Holiday by Madonna...?

#3 of 9 OFFLINE   Bill Cowmeadow

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Posted January 28 2007 - 04:33 AM

Summer Holiday -- Cliff Richard. Probably not, but the title seems right. And it's a 60's tune

#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Will_B

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Posted January 28 2007 - 08:11 AM

So female vocalist, and by holiday it was referring to summer holidays? Or to Christmas?
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#5 of 9 OFFLINE   Aaron Silverman

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Posted January 29 2007 - 05:55 AM

You might be thinking of the song "Holiday Road" by Lindsey Buckingham (of Fleetwood Mac fame), which was used as the theme song for National Lampoon's Vacation. It played over the opening credits, which were made to look like antique postcards.

Then again, Lindsey Buckingham is definitely not a female singer. Posted Image
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Posted January 30 2007 - 02:51 PM

I have no idea what the video looks like, but there's also "Holiday" by The Other Ones. It fits the description and time period. As I recall, it was a minor hit, following up their other minor hit, "We Are What We Are."

I should dig that out...I think I have it on vinyl. Posted Image
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#7 of 9 OFFLINE   EricSchulz

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Posted January 30 2007 - 03:05 PM

MalcolmR: YOU F****** ROCK!!!!!!!!!!! That is what I was looking for!!!! YouTube has a "homemade" video (user: Jeffrey1974) but at least I was able to hear the song...I LOVED that song! Now if I can only find a legal download for it! ...and thanks for reminding me about "We Are What We Are" by them also. I was pretty sure that "Holiday" was a follow-up single to a bigger hit.

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Posted January 30 2007 - 03:30 PM

Glad to help. Posted Image It's funny, I was just thinking about that album a night or two ago. I've been listening to a lot of 80's music lately and was thinking I should dig out some of the old vinyl.

To refresh my memory I looked it up in my Billboard Book of Top 40 hits. "Holiday" was actually their biggest, and only, Top 40 hit. It peaked at #29.

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#9 of 9 OFFLINE   EricSchulz

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Posted January 31 2007 - 10:18 AM

I did find it available for download. If you go to www.msn.co.uk, click on the "Music" link near the top of the page, then "Music Downloads" on the Music Home Page. I've been using them for a year or so and LOVE the selection of stuff available WAY before it is available here---since I love UK pop music!




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