WHAMAGEDDON 2018

Discussion in 'Can I Play with Madness?' started by Edington, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Oddly enough, I don’t think I’ve heard the Mariah Carey song this year.
     
  2. Edington

    Edington More Than Two Problems

    Me either. Honestly, I'd rather not hear Mariah for a month than Wham!. It's funny, not hearing Last Christmas every five minutes has made me appreciate it's actually a pretty good song.
     
  3. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I’m fine with both songs although I prefer the Mariah (I prefer her as a singer too). George Michael/Wham is OK but I’m not a fan of the airy productions found in their music. The vocal performance on Last Christmas is good though.
     
  4. Brigantium

    Brigantium Grim Reaper Staff Member

    I'd be far happier to hear Wham than Mariah. But I'm amazed I haven't heard Slade or Wizzard yet.
     
  5. Diesel 11

    Diesel 11 As you scream into the web of silence...

    Shockingly, the song I've been hit with the most this year is Meghan Trainor's "I'll Be Home".
     
  6. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide ...quite like the Jack of Hearts...

    Have you heard the Pogues, though?

    Also, isn't it funny how Roy Wood more or less became a one hit wonder, despite being in the Move, ELO, Wizzard and solo and putting out great music everywhere... yet for everyone it's all just about the fact he wishes it could be Christmas everyday...
     
  7. Brigantium

    Brigantium Grim Reaper Staff Member

    A Santa sleigh going around the streets visiting local kids a few years ago was playing Fairytale of New York as it went. Quite amusing hearing lines like "you scumbag you maggot, you cheap lousy faggot" while the kiddies waved and ran alongside picking up sweets.
     
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  8. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway (slow heavy metal music playing)

    Strange yes, but I don't think he himself worries too much about that. If you manage to make a bona fide christmas hit it's a goldmine in royalties every year, I don't know how much he makes on that song but I'm sure it's OK.

    No wonder that so many pop and rock bands were pushed to make a Christmas song eventually if they had a little taste of success. Worst case scenario it blew but everyone would forget about it, best case, it actually became a hit for both the studio and the artist, to basically live off the rest of their lives. According to wiki, Slade and the writer Holder makes about £500,000 in royalites every year from "Merry Xmas Everybody"....

    I wonder what Mariah Carey makes from the royalties in both the US and Europe and everywhere else in the world. EDIT: Something along the lines of 60 million that's she's earned for that one song alone :D
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2018
  9. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway (slow heavy metal music playing)

  10. Zare

    Zare Automaton Sovietico

    We'll see about that :)
    I haven't heard anything bar heavy metal and memes for the last week.
     
  11. Brigantium

    Brigantium Grim Reaper Staff Member

    Yeah, Flash, I'm still in this too, even if I've been Mariah'ed to death :p
     
  12. The Flash

    The Flash Dennis Wilcock did 9/11

    Your best bet is becoming joint-winners.
     
  13. Zare

    Zare Automaton Sovietico

    Always nice to win a joint!
     
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  14. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Cereal Litigator

    I just got Mariahed in Tesco.
     
  15. Brigantium

    Brigantium Grim Reaper Staff Member

    Commiserations.
     
  16. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Cereal Litigator

    I also got re-Whammed immediately after too. :(
     
  17. Brigantium

    Brigantium Grim Reaper Staff Member

    I just got Wizzarded by a passing car. Still Wham-free, though.
     
  18. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    I got Whammed while running trivia the other night and then announced to the entire audience of 100 people that they had also been Whammed.
     
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  19. Edington

    Edington More Than Two Problems

    I like your style. :lol:
     
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  20. Dr. Eddies Wingman

    Dr. Eddies Wingman Brighter than thousand_suns

    Whammed on Christmas Eve ...
     

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