Monday, March 11, 2019

Musical Monday - Shaddap You Face by Joe Dolce Music Theatre

#1 on the Billboard Hot 100: Never.
#1 on the Cash Box Top 100: Never.
#1 on the U.K. Chart: February 21, 1981 through March 7, 1981.

I can't even.

The only explanation I can come up with for this song is that every now and then the entire U.K. simply fucking loses its collective mind. Compounding the insanity, this idiotic song was number one in the U.K. for three weeks. This song rather famously kept Ultravox's Vienna from reaching the number one spot in the U.K., which doesn't really seem like that big of a loss until one considers that Shaddup You Face is insipidness personified while Vienna is only pretentiously ponderous.

After listening to this song I can kind of understand how Brexit happened.

Previous Musical Monday: 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton
Subsequent Musical Monday: Keep On Lovin' You by REO Speedwagon

Previous #1 on the U.K. Chart: Woman by John Lennon
Subsequent #1 on the U.K. Chart: Jealous Guy by Roxy Music

List of #1 Singles from the Billboard Hot 100 for 1980-1989
List of #1 Singles from the Cash Box Top 100 for 1980-1989
List of #1 Singles on the U.K. Chart for 1980-1989

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