Song Of The Day 8/9/2016: The Flying Pickets – “Only You”
Okay, so, here we have the Flying Pickets doing one of my favorite synth-pop songs, Yazoo's "Only You." This was what the British call a "Christmas number one" hit in 1983. Christmas number ones are some kind of big deal over in the motherland. I don't get the prestige factor, but I understand the sentimentality aspect. Quite often they are novelty songs or Christmas-themed hits, and recently they've been decided by dedicated campaigns for certain songs to land on top of the British charts on Christmas Day. Either than or reality show competitions. The Flying Pickets handle the vocals admirably, although I have a profound resistance to contemporary a cappella groups that almost certainly stems from overhearing the theme to the TV show Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? I like this one though. I can't figure out if the video is a parody or not. I'm saying yes because you're supposed to play comedy super-straight, like in Sausage Party.