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The Human League - Don't You Want Me

Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:19 pm

One of the greatest singles [and videos] of the 1980's.

Driven along by an innovative synthesizer score and Phil Oakey's distinctive lead vocal; Don't You Want Me is a track that has aged very well.

You've also gotta love Susan Ann Sulley's charmingly amateurish and yet memorable solo, "I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar, that much is true...."

Electronic ABBA at it's best!

Enjoy the memories.

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The classic video

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1981 TOTP performance (lip-synch)

Re: The Human League - Don't You Want Me

Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:52 pm

A Bona fide brit pop classic,thanks for posting

Re: The Human League - Don't You Want Me

Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:08 pm

keninlincs wrote:A Bona fide brit pop classic....

Sure is, Ken.

It also topped the Hot 100 in the U.S. in 1982.

In return we got Hall & Oates. :D

Re: The Human League - Don't You Want Me

Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:36 pm

Thanks mate. Forgot about that song. Real catchy record it was. Brought back lots of good memories. Now how about All of my Heart by an outfit called ABC ? You recall that one ?

Re: The Human League - Don't You Want Me

Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:08 am

ABC were never on my radar, Rob.
They had a few fairly catchy hits but nothing that memorable, IMHO.
Martin Fry's gold lamé suit was pretty cool though..

Re. Don't You Want Me:

Did this not make it to number 1 down under?

P.S. ABBA's 1976 Australian TV special [export version] is due out on DVD soon. Thought you might like to know.

Re: The Human League - Don't You Want Me

Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:00 pm

I'll take Hall & Oates over The Human League any day of the week.

Re: The Human League - Don't You Want Me

Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:56 pm

Fantastic song. :D There was some fantastic music to come out of the UK in the 80's.
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Re: The Human League - Don't You Want Me

Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:15 pm

midnightx wrote:I'll take Hall & Oates over The Human League any day of the week.

I can't go for that!

Re: The Human League - Don't You Want Me

Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:35 am

elvisalisellers wrote:ABC were never on my radar, Rob.
They had a few fairly catchy hits but nothing that memorable, IMHO.
Martin Fry's gold lamé suit was pretty cool though..

Re. Don't You Want Me:

Did this not make it to number 1 down under?

P.S. ABBA's 1976 Australian TV special [export version] is due out on DVD soon. Thought you might like to know.


Not that i can recall. After your topic and the memory it brought back I been reviewing the music charts of 1982 and found many songs I long forgotten or not heard of in years, like some wacker who had a record called Homosapien You remember that one ? LOL LOL LOL

P.S. Thanks that's Great news about ABBA in Australia 1976 but what about ALL of the Wembly 1979 !! concert on blue ray or CD ?

Re: The Human League - Don't You Want Me

Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:19 am

Robt wrote:
elvisalisellers wrote:ABC were never on my radar, Rob.
They had a few fairly catchy hits but nothing that memorable, IMHO.
Martin Fry's gold lamé suit was pretty cool though..

Re. Don't You Want Me:

Did this not make it to number 1 down under?

P.S. ABBA's 1976 Australian TV special [export version] is due out on DVD soon. Thought you might like to know.


Not that i can recall. After your topic and the memory it brought back I been reviewing the music charts of 1982 and found many songs I long forgotten or not heard of in years, like some wacker who had a record called Homosapien You remember that one ? LOL LOL LOL

P.S. Thanks that's Great news about ABBA in Australia 1976 but what about ALL of the Wembly 1979 !! concert on blue ray or CD ?

Re. ABBA at Wembley Arena in '79:
Apparently no complete shows were filmed. Sound familiar?
There is however a great quality BBC transcription [audio] disc of one of the complete Wembley shows "available".

I'd personally love to see the February '77 Albert Hall gig/s [filmed on 16mm] see release.
I can't for the life of me understand why "peak period" UNRELEASED visual ABBA material is being held back.

Re. Topic:
Don't remember the song Homosapien, lol.
But no discussion on the pop of 1982 would be complete without mentioning this little toe tapper. :lol:

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P.S. Seriously, we should start an 80's thread. It should be fun. Up for it?

Re: The Human League - Don't You Want Me

Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:35 pm

I love that song "Land Down Under" from "Men At Work". An absolute classic, imo. I never get tired of listening to it, it is timeless.

Personally, i have always preferred the 80's period of music to any other. So much great music came from that time.

Re: The Human League - Don't You Want Me

Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:54 pm

Classic 80s track, lovely stuff.

Not my words, Lyn, the words of Shakin' Stevens.