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Retro Runners - Calling for Boy Band Playlist Nominations Please

Yes , I’ve got bored with my playlists again, and so fellow retro runners, I thought we could manage a ‘boy band’ playlist.

Decades are immaterial - just the best of the boy bands, as ever the editor’s choice is final. But as an 80s bird, my knowledge of boy bands is limited, given the attraction seems to be linked to adolescent hormones, (although I am partial to Harry Styles)

Please, if you are choosing groups like 911 - would you tell me your favourite track, to give me a chance in compilation.

I am not going to discriminate here, if you think The Beatles counted as a boy band, then that’s fine. Cheesiness is also fine my favourites include The Rubettes, Bay City Rollers, and Slik!

I’ll post them under my Spotify profile Jancanrun and subtitled Retro Runners and will do a final listing in the next couple of weeks.

Mummycav and Razouski I have high hopes of you both!

If you pardon the pun, this one may run and run...

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Has to be West life ‘you raise me up’ for some inspirational key changes!!

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done!

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Or some osmonds ‘love me for a reason’- showing my age now!

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double done

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I’ve got Duran Duran Reflex on one of my playlists 😂

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They’re one of my faves... that works

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Also kaisers ruby, oh my god, I predict a riot

Blur song 2

Green day American idiot

Killers mr brightside

Nirvana lithium, smells like teen spirit

Not boy bands though really

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I like this playlist. Currently running to Green Day. I finish to Still Breathing!

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Green day - Nice guys finish last!

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Ha ha ha!!!!

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It’s a belter 👍. One to sing along to. I sing, Nice girls finish last 😁

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Am adding it to my playlist !

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Beware It has a swear word in it “i’m so f*@#ng happy I could cry” 😎

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Oh I know! Very sweary playlist! Sounds best loud too!

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Tasha I like all of these, but I think they’re not quite boy band adolescent enough. Having said that - I think we have can have a second playlist of the 'nearly boy bands’. Just give me some slack to get the first one done. Currently at 27 tracks and growing!

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Great plan!

Backstreet Boys - Everybody and Quit playing games

N-sync - bye bye bye

Don’t even get me started on Take That:

Shine

Rule the world

Could it be magic

A million love songs (slow but my fav 😁)

It only takes a minute girl

Relight my fire

😊

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Okay I’ve got started - this is my test run with the first batch of the play list...

jancanrun.com/2018/05/17/17...

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Okay - not all of Take That are on there, but Backst Boys, nSync

Million, relight, and minute make the first playlist - I am thinking we’ll end up with a second one, like we did on the 60s tracks....

Brilliant choices

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Looks like an awesome playlist! 👍🎧

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Feeling slightly like an intruder on a private grief here, but "got to" include:

Take That - Shine;

Backstreet Boys - As Long as You Love Me;

Wham - Wake Me Up;

Bay City Rollers - Bye Bye Baby;

Jackson 5 - Blame It on the Boogie.

I cannot believe I have replied to this lol....

Have fun girls!!! xxx

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No intruder policies here... all retro runners are welcome. Even Mr JCR admits BCR and Bye Bye Baby is a classic - well he was seen singing along on Hogmanay in Edinburgh when they were playing!

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Lol...

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All on with the exception of Backstreet Boys as have already got two of theirs, but will probably create a second boy band playlist....

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Oh!!

Obvs...

Sugar Baby Love - Rubettes

and if they're not a boy band, perhaps the finest pop song every recorded:

Captain and Tenille - Love Will Keep Us Together.

I need to go lie down now!!

x

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Capt and Tenille weren’t a boy band 😃. They were a husband and wife band 🙂

Speaking of Boy bands - The Monkeys. Daydream Believer. Mind you I loved most of theirs 👍

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Husband and Wife maybe. But too good a song not to put on a playlist. Any playlist. Ever. Lol

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Capt and Tenille may have to wait for another genre... just not sure what genre... Daydream Believer is on....

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Sugar baby Love - was an absolute must who can forget the berets?

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Paul da Vinci (who sand the lead on that with the amazing falsetto) wasn't actually ever part of the band. He decided to pursue a solo career which went precisely nowhere. It is a fantastic record tho.... xx

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I know a whole load of weird sh*t :-)

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I was singing the falsetto as I read that. Bop shoowaddy 😁

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It was the first track on my run today... thank god Italians drive fast and with the windows up, saved them from a JCR caterwaul!

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Let’s Get Ready to Rumble -Ant and Dec !

One of my all time favourites to run to :-)

Hi Jan , btw ! :-D xxx

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Hi poppyp...

, oh yes who could forget them - except I had!

They’re in.... I think this list could end up being two or three playlists long. Still it keeps me off the streets...

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Love this Jan....

Duran Duran -The Chauffeur (good for slowing pace!!)

Jackson five - rockin robin

The beach boys - good vibrations

Spandau ballet - only when you leave......

I’ve got LOADS in my head....I’m a proper disco girl!!

💃💃💃💃

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I wait with bated breath to see what else comes out then... I love the Beach Boys but hadn’t really defined them as a boy band, but of course they were really... Okay this lot are going on! This is going to be a fun one...

My next idea is worse!

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😂😂😂

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Oh dear Lord.....

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Beach boys were fab. Bluebirds over the mountains ....... 😃 and wo oh darlin. Happy,days 😁

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California Dreaming. Sail on Sailor. More beautiful than any pop music has the right to be. Secretly I'd rate the Beach Boys over The Beatles or The Rolling Stones any day... :-)

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I had a fab best of B.B. cassette. Everyone a gem 🙂. Top notch stuff I reckon

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These young folk will never understand lol. Cassette? Gosh 😁

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I’ve still got my 78’s 🤓. My vinyl too (hug) 😁

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😲

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The specials -rat race

Simple minds - glittering prize

The jam - bitterest pill

Madness -madness they call it madness

U2 - beautiful day

Inxs-suicide blonde & bitter tears

The Jam - English rose & Saturdays kids......ohhhh, I am in my element here!! Ha ha xx

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Okay I think these are a bit older than ‘boys’ but I love them all, I think I am going to do a ‘nearly boy band’ playlist and these will go on there...

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😂😂😂

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Oh Jancanrun ....what have you done to me??!! X

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sorry....I can’t help it, I run out of music....it’s all these blinking kms I’m running. My trainers and playlists are wearing out, especially as shuffle doesn’t seem to shuffle some of the rarer tracks..

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I also like bad manners - lip up fatty ....that is on one of my playlists & remember it played on one of my early running days & made me laugh!! Just when I was thinking of stopping!!

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okay in no way could Bad manners be treated as a boy band! I loved his Can Can version too!

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😂😂😂😂😂

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In fact....any INXS song!

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Michael Hutchence , so wasted on Kylie!

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Ohhhh yes...Kylie?! What was he thinking??? 🤨

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The specials....enjoy yourself! Ohhhh, they keep coming!!

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That’s Two Tone I reckon - do you have exactly the same music tastes as me? This is weirdly familiar - especially the Jam and Paul Weller stuff...

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Ha ha...yes two tone, I love it!!! There’s the title for another playlist!!! Ha ha x

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We must have the same taste eh?? X

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I LOVE Up town top ranking...but they’re girls...🙄

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😂

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Boy bands, hmm you’re on! A couple for you that came up on my run today....

Shine - take that

The call - backstreet boys

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done!

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I’m struggling to know what the definition of a boy band is Jan, having read some of the above contenders... 🤣

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I’d say just a band full of boys? X

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I know some of them weren’t exactly boys!! 😂

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I think it is somewhat loose - for me it means the teenybopper bands aimed specifically at teenage girls screaming and crying. Teenybopper _ I think that word disappeared decades ago!

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I would still scream at Duran Duran!!!

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me too

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😂😂 xxx

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In a way l think l may be qualified to suggest an alternative option to a standard playlist. If you really prefer a tight kick when running them maybe you should try Du Hast by Rammstein on a continuous loop! It will prompt you to run faster and more vigorously, hence working the cardio to a higher level. Just a thought ;)

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A scary thought tho ,😂

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I am sometimes frightened by your music choices - still it spurs you onto greater distances than me, so maybe worth a go! Even the artwork for it, is scary...

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Haha, they are not bad people! They influenced Marilyn Manson so can't be that scary. And it's all one big show. ;)

Today l exposed my gentle side by listening to Johnny Cash who for over an hour sang about poverty, loss, loneliness and a guy who ended up on the electric chair. See! I can also go soft! :)

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I listened to it... yup it would frighten me to greater efforts I think.... Okay soft and squishy playlist may also be necessary... but stores about an electric chair - see thats scary too!

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The Beach Boys - Fun Fun Fun - this is on one of my go-faster play lists :D

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Yeah that’s proper fast that is Vrooooooooooom 🏃‍♀️

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I've only got little legs so they twinkle down the trail at double time :D

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Oh to have long legs ey 😁.

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In my mind I have long legs :D

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done and on...

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Thank you!

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Speaking of boys

I love this to death despite being an elderly lady 👵🏻

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Oh yeah brilliant!

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Int it though! Belting tune to run to! I sing along loudly 😎

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I think they are going on the ‘nearly boy band’ list, because I agree with you it’s a banging tune

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Brill

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NSYNC s Bye, Bye, Bye is still one of my guilty pleasures 😃

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It’s on

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Morning !

These two came up on my playlist last night

Mamma Do the Hump - Rizzle Kicks

Years and Years - King

Have a good day y'all ! :-) xxx

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I only know the Kenny version ☺️

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Rizzle on and King could only find Love and Pride so that’s on instead... Nice choices as ever poppyp!

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Thanks Jan , sorry I may have confused you. King is the name of the song and Years and Years are the band , but Love and Pride is a top choon anyway , so I am happy with that :-) xxx

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Got them just found years and years - sorry 3 days of migraine has limited my screen time! List to be released asap

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Awww Jan, Big hugs and I hope youre feeling better xxx

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Thanks poppypug much better thanks, and that list has just gone live baby!

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Woo Hoo ! Fab , thank you so much Jan ! :-) xxx

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Rizzle Kicks must be included surely. What about Get Down With the Trumpets?

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Sorry Razouski migraine stopped play - just added them now....

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Hope you're feeling better now.

You must message me the dates when you'll be back in London so we can fix a PCT fix at Fix!

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Thanks - much better now - we will be back soon and will Pm separately!

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Old man band.....

Paint it black

Sympathy for the devil

Brown sugar

All on my playlist

Also anything by stylistics or the temptations (real old school)

And combined...Aerosmith and run DMC and ‘walk this way’

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Okay - these are going to have to go on the ‘nearly boy band’ list because even in their heyday they didn’t aim at teenyboppers, but nice choices anyway. I think the ‘nearly’playlist will be as much fun as the boy band one....

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I love stones and stylistics.

Saw the Temptations several times, thankfully 😃

I had Brown Sugar for my 13th birthday. I’m nearly 61 😳

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Ahhh thank you so much Jan for doing this , what a star ! :-) xxx

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My pleasure - it keeps me busy... :)

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Im suprised you can fit anything else in ! :-)

Thanks again xxx

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I think she must do them whilst running along!!

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Ha ha ! :-) xxx

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On the radio I just heard ‘Float On’ by the Floaters

Marvellous cheese!

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I love that cheesy tune but am thinking we may need a “cheese” playlist, as I can’t recall them having screaming teenage girls as fans? Anyway I agree I love the song pure formaggio

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Step by Step - New Kids on the Block! I cannot guarantee you won't break into dance mid-run though...

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Done and it’s impossible not to dance, which is tragic on country lanes!

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Backstreet Boys “larger than life” is pretty good.

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