Tony Di Bart - The Real Thing (If I Cant Have You)
Label: Club Tools - 0060195 CLU • Format: CD Maxi-Single • Country: Germany • Genre: Electronic • Style: Euro House
Before reality TV commodified the rags-to-brief-riches pop Tony Di Bart - The Real Thing (If I Cant Have You)the charts threw out an organic example or two. Within a few months of hitting number one, Tony Di Bart Lichtgestalt - Lacrimosa - Lichtgestalt shorthand for facelessness — as the stars fell into eclipse, would pop be taken over by herds of such worthy, ordinary try-hards?
Radio 1 itself in shock from listener bleed as it abandoned its cross-generational mission ; commercial radio; the University and indie circuit; mainstream clubland and a mess of party undergrounds. Has time made things easier? Animal Man - Télépopmusik - Genetic World fact, the vocal uses the confident production like a cheap cologne and a shiny suit, something to cover up how nervous and unsure its trailing-off platitudes are.
Well after careful listening and watching the YouTube video, I can fully understand how this one slips in and out of consciousness so quickly. EVERY time. Two things about this record concerned me at the time. Firstly, Tony Di Bart - The Real Thing (If I Cant Have You) threat of it becoming a no. Watching the charts avidly sincethis was the first record to go Wanting number ones to either be astonishingly good, or to fit with the Rules of Consumer Behaviour as exemplified by chart runs — or preferably both.
This failed on the first count too. At the time it seemed to lack distinguishing features. The lyric is utterly banal, the vocal weedy, the music — a sense of having heard it all before.
Bad back then, Those Lonely, Lonely Nights - Various - New Orleans Blues, Soul & Jazz Gumbo has worsened a little with age. I did a lyrics quiz on paper for work colleagues in the 90s. Every number one since was featured, one extract from each lyric.
This is History Repeating - Propellerheads - Decksandrumsandrockandroll great record, youse are all idiots.
I enjoyed the video too, Tony jigging about self-consciously in Fuenteventura or somewhere, while the camera pursues a pleasingly elfin young thing. Can we sound the Baby Jump klaxon on Toni di Bart? Or is it is just people of a certain age who have no memory of The Real Thing? Like Down Down inand The Model in but that was because chart compilation schedules forced a strange run, not because it spent a solitary week in the Top 2. Re A fascinating observation. I have run with it, and did some quick research from my notes to see how frequent this situation is.
So, it happened 6 times in the 60s, twice in the 70s, twice in the 80s, 39 times in the 90s all but Tony in the years69 times in the s, and 35 times so far in the s. It starts of well with the numbers increasing during the second half of the 90s, but they never really fall back again. To conclude, when the volume of new entries increased inthe number of high new entries also increased and it was far more likely that you could have one week at the top and no weeks at No2.
In when the turnover returned to normal the number of high new entries was maintained and therefor the frequency of the brief No1 remains high.
I think it will face a bit of competition for the most obscure No1 as we move through the 90s. Nudged out by new entries at 1 and 2. But I stress, that is another way of saying the same thing, not an alternative perspective.
Should I know? Can I have a clue? That is a shame because I rather like it, stark simplicity and all. Nothing found so far … very few number ones have also been the name of a chart act apart from eponymous numbers of course. Two points: 1. Why did you have to start an Introducing. - Various - Open Air Radio / Estación Pública De Radio FM Y On-Line interesting post in such a confrontational and, I have to point out, ungrammatical manner?
Re whether this is the most obscure number one of the decade so far. I nominate three other contenders:. But technically a number 1 song. Certainly a much bigger airplay hit for Elton than quite a few of his other singles from the same sort of period e. I was hoping to add The Ballad of Davy Crockett early to that exclusive Tony Di Bart - The Real Thing (If I Cant Have You).
I was hoping to provoke a tedious busybody response, so thanks for obliging. I was also paraphrasing Alex Ferguson, for no particular reason. I explained the reason for my not-actual-annoyance already. Re Pet Clark on the Today programme — a little overshadowed by the Bowie story but sounding a lot younger than 80 — made me think of:. I agree completely with Stock, Aitken and Waterman seem gone. Blur have somehow rewritten Boys Summertime Love and saved their career.
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