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1984 obscure song help!

1984 obscure song help!

Postby sbw » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:54 pm

I'm trying to figure out a song I know I heard infrequently on the radio in 1984, but I loved it. It was something about girls chase boys or girls like boys or girls want boys. It was not by a trendy popular band. Something obscure. Please help me remember what it was! Thanks!
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Re: 1984 obscure song help!

Postby rewind » Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:30 am

Sounds like you're describing Blur "Girls And Boys," but that came out in 1994.

The Higsons did a cover of "Music To Watch Girls By" in 1984, maybe that's it?
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Re: 1984 obscure song help!

Postby sbw » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:53 am

No, neither of those songs are the one I am trying to remember. But thanks so much for trying to help me figure it out.
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Re: 1984 obscure song help!

Postby rewind » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:06 am

We're not talking the Waitresses "I Know What Boys Like," are we?
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Re: 1984 obscure song help!

Postby rewind » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:08 am

...or Talking Heads "The Girls Want To be With The Girls"?
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Re: 1984 obscure song help!

Postby sbw » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:37 pm

No, neither of those either. But I think it was a female singer or band. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Re: 1984 obscure song help!

Postby crichert » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:31 pm

What about "Girls Keep Swinging" by Tin Janine. It's a Bowie cover of "Boys Keep Swinging" that she covered in 1984.

Here's a short snippet:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girls-Keep-Swi ... B00EUNKHKG
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Re: 1984 obscure song help!

Postby swerve » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:41 am

Language - We're Celebrating (Boys And Girls Come Out To Play ) released in 1983
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Re: 1984 obscure song help!

Postby sbw » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:49 am

Thanks for all the suggestions. None of those so far. The song I'm thinking of sounds very similar to Ingrid Michelson's Girls Chase Boys in parts of her chorus. This is what made me remember it in the first place. Every time I hear Ingrid Michelson's song I am transported back to 1984 when I was desperately waiting for this particular song to come on the radio and every once in a rare while I would hear it. Wish I could figure this out! Thanks for everyone who's tried to help.
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Re: 1984 obscure song help!

Postby PaL » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:00 am

modern music sucks..
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Re: 1984 obscure song help!

Postby df118 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:34 pm

Human League 'Boys and Girls' ?
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Re: 1984 obscure song help!

Postby plagiarism » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:47 pm

Maybe "How to Pick Up Girls" by Little Girls?
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