Tuesday, December 13, 2011

No 13 - Caravan of Love - the Housemartins

Had Jackie Wilson's Reet Petite not knocked The Housemartins from the top spot the week before Christmas, Caravan of Love would probably be one of those songs that we're all heartily sick to the back teeth of by now.

It would've been looped to within an inch of it's life in shops around the country.

Well done dead pop star, you saved us.

Politically red in tooth and claw, how many more chart topping bands do you know who asked of you to 'take Jesus...take Marx...take Hope'?. Certainly not Amazulu (though their drummer was from Scunthorpe) or Brother Beyond.

If you're looking for a song that perfectly sums up the yuletide spirit then look no further than this accapella gem from the four loveable crop tops from the north bank of the Humber.

"We'll be living in a world of peace,
In the day when everyone is free,
We'll bring the young and the old,
Won't you let your love flow
From your heart"

1 comment:

Yer actual Keith Telly Topping said...

Ah, The Fish City Five. Happy memories.