Sunday, April 04, 2010

THE PENGUIN AWARDS THAT NEVER WERE: CONCLUSION! Happy Lepus everybody. At last, we are bringing the nominations for the Penguins Awards that never were to a crashing bore. . . .er I mean halt! Let's wind things up with the final two years of nominations: 1981 and 1980!
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1981
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SONG OF THE YEAR:
Scorpios - Adam & the Ants
Prince Charming - Adam & the Ants
The Weakness In Me - Joan Armatrading
Best of Friends - Pearl Bailey
My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone) - Chilliwack
Rock the Casbah - The Clash
New Lace Sleeves - Elvis Costello & the Attractions
Planet Earth - Duran Duran
Van Lingle Mungo - Dave Frishberg
Still They Ride - Journey
Predictable - The Kinks
Ace of Spades - Motorhead
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
A Woman In Love (It's Not Me) - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police
Tom Sawyer - Rush
Ghost Town - The Specials
One Step Ahead - Split Enz
Tempted - Squeeze
Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club
Gloria - U2
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ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
PRINCE CHARMING - Adam & the Ants
MOVING PICTURES - Rush
CORROBOREE (WAIATA) - Split Enz
AFTER EIGHT - Taco
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COVER SONG OF THE YEAR:
Goo Goo Muck - The Cramps
Working in a Coal Mine - Devo
Crimson and Clover - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Let's Hang On - Barry Manilow
Theme From Halloween - MX-80 Sound
Jealous Guy - Roxy Music
Puttin' On the Ritz - Taco
I Should Care - Taco
The Sea Named Solaris - Isao Tomita
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DUET OF THE YEAR:
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around - Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty
Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie
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1980
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SONG OF THE YEAR:
The Winner Takes It All - ABBA
Back In Black - AC/DC
Antmusic - Adam & the Ants
I'm Gonna Follow You - Pat Benatar
Rapture - Blondie
I Don't Like Mondays - The Boomtown Rats
Breathing - Kate Bush
Ashes To Ashes - David Bowie
Love On the Rocks - Neil Diamond
Everytime You Go Away - Hall & Oates
Icehouse - Icehouse
(Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon
Redemption Song - Bob Marley & the Wailers
Sit On My Face - Monty Python's Flying Circus
I Hope I Never - Split Enz
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ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
SUPER TROUPER - ABBA
BACK IN BLACK - AC/DC
THE TURN OF A FRIENDLY CARD - The Alan Parsons Project
CRIMES OF PASSION - Pat Benatar
NEVER FOR EVER - Kate Bush
THE JAZZ SINGER - Neil Diamond
MONTY PYTHON'S CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION ALBUM - Monty Python's Flying Circus
TRUE COLOURS - Split Enz
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After a decent and respectable amount of time, the actual winners of the Penguin Awards That Never Were (The Nineteeneighties Edition) will be announced right here right then.

1 comment:

Claire's squirrel baby thing said...

Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club
Moving Pictures - Rush
Puttin' on the Ritz - Taco
Under Pressure


Sit on My Face - Monty Python
Back in Black - ACDC