50 Ways To Prove I’m Rubbish #19

This morning, another song from the file marked “Why Didn’t I Buy This?”

Seriously, this was a huge hit, and a breath of fresh in the UK charts, where it clambered up to #3. Recent re-runs of Top of the Pops reminded me of just how often it appeared on the show back in 1987.

And yet, and despite me liking it, I didn’t buy it at the time. I soon rectified the absence of any Proclaimers records from my record collection, buying the next single, Make My Heart Fly followed shortly afterwards by their magnificent debut album, This Is The Story.

It’s one of those head-scratchers. I can’t think of a single reason why I didn’t buy it at the time, and yet there it still isn’t nestling amongst my vinyl collection.

It still sounds bloody great, mind, perfect Saturday morning fodder:

The Proclaimers – Letter From America

More soon.