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22 Dec 2016 00:15 - 22 Dec 2016 00:19 #1287202 by Evariste Euler Gauss
Something "on the tip of my memory" as it were.

A friend has just posted an image of some desirable location to his FB feed with the caption "where I'd rather be".

And the words "I'd rather be" are now driving me round the bend with some half=triggered recollection of the chorus of some crappy song. I have a feeling it's some MOTR popular pop song from the 70s or 80s, bordering on the "novelty song" genre perhaps, or perhaps not.

Any ideas?

Edit: and it has bugger all to do with that crappy Clean Bandit song which is what comes up when you google "lyrics rather be rather be"
Last Edit: 22 Dec 2016 00:19 by Evariste Euler Gauss.
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22 Dec 2016 00:31 - 22 Dec 2016 01:05 #1287203 by Gerontophile
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22 Dec 2016 00:51 #1287205 by tee rex
I've now picked up a similar "rather be" earworm, also not revealing its title, and so the answer will come to me when I least want it. Will it be the same song? Stay tuned (no don't, it could take days ... )
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22 Dec 2016 01:09 - 22 Dec 2016 01:10 #1287212 by Gerontophile
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22 Dec 2016 01:13 #1287214 by tee rex
OK, I've got mine. "Sorry I'm a Lady" by Baccara.

As always, by doing something else entirely, I suddenly remembered it.
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22 Dec 2016 01:13 #1287215 by Gerontophile
Bootsy's Rubber Band?

A song which has been sampled at least 45 times. And is pretty damned good.

(I have too much time on my hands at this moment)
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22 Dec 2016 01:14 - 22 Dec 2016 01:16 #1287216 by Gerontophile
I suspect that's going to be EEG's too.

Baccara.

This is truly of its time.
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22 Dec 2016 01:27 #1287218 by Evariste Euler Gauss
ha! I knew OTF would not let me down! Thanks tee rex, it was indeed that god-awful Baccara hit that was at the back of my mind. And thanks Gero for your suggestions.

This message board community, even after all the regrettable departures, is a thing of wonder where such queries are concerned. I'm sorry I can't remember who it was, but a while ago I summarised a few aspects of the plot of some 1970s TV drama episode, without more, and somebody was able to identify it for me as an episode of Macmillan and Wife.
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22 Dec 2016 06:01 #1287228 by G-Man
God-awful Baccara hit? Take that back, you heathen! True, it's no "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie", one of the greatest pop-disco songs ever committed to vinyl. But "Sorry I'm, A Lady" is great fun. That spoken intro...
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22 Dec 2016 09:32 #1287241 by Evariste Euler Gauss
G-Man, I'm afraid that on that question I'm with comedian Tony Hawks, who once gave the song a minute or two in one of his routines, noting that the message "I'm a lady" should not need any apology, and that "sorry I'm in Baccara" might be more appropriate.
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22 Dec 2016 14:31 #1287284 by treibeis
I don't wish to pick nits and piss on fireworks, but Baccara sang "I would rather be", not "I'd rather be". Two entirely different things.
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22 Dec 2016 14:44 #1287288 by Benjm
'Itching half-memory' sounds like a poetic term for a STI, or the literal translation of a word in another language which has no direct equivalent in English.
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23 Dec 2016 14:42 #1287418 by Jah Womble
'Itching half-memory' sounds like the description of some kind of predicament in which I'd have found myself during my college days.

As for 'I'd rather be', I'm getting something by Catatonia - which frankly can stay put.
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23 Dec 2016 16:50 - 23 Dec 2016 16:50 #1287436 by Gerontophile
Yes Jah, even as big a Catatonia fan as I was, I fucking hated that song. (Mulder and Scully, for those interested.)
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23 Dec 2016 21:04 #1287477 by Amor de Cosmos
I was getting I Want You but I was wrong:

She is good to me
And there's nothing she doesn't see
She knows where I'd like to be
But it doesn't matter
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29 Dec 2016 12:34 #1288127 by Gangster Octopus
I'd've gone with Oliver's Army.
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29 Dec 2016 21:58 #1288183 by Satchmo Distel
I think the OP is simply misrembering "I'd like to be" as ""where I'd rather be"

The source might be Lady In Red, as that is the earworm I now have.
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11 Jan 2017 21:10 - 11 Jan 2017 21:11 #1290652 by Sean of the Shed
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11 Jan 2017 21:36 #1290659 by evilC

Sean of the Shed wrote: What ids the tune playing at the start of this clip?

Sounds like something by Paris Angels, but I'm not quite sure what.
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12 Jan 2017 08:47 #1290718 by Benjm
Good/irresponsible call there, Mr Shed - that's going to bug me all day.

Paris Angels is a definite possibility but it isn't either of the two songs of theirs that I remember.
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