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The fifth and final Christmas song I thought I’d share with you is “Happy Christmas (War is Over)” by John Lennon, released in 1971 in the USA and 1972 in the DUK.



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This song was part of a long running anti-war campaign by John & Yoko which included the “bed-ins” for peace in Amsterdam and Toronto, the 1969 single Give Peace a Chance, and a billboard campaign which is shown in the video. Lennon said in a 1980 interview that he wanted to write a Christmas song so that there was an alternative to White Christmas. John & Yoko are joined in the song by the Harlem Community Choir.





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Today I thought I would share this great song “All the Young Dudes” by Mott the Hoople. The song was written by David Bowie, specifically for Mott the Hoople when he heard that they were on the verge of splitting up. I have known this song for many years, and although I knew it was not sung by David Bowie, I always felt it bore similarities to some of his work. Now I know why. It was released as a single by Mott the Hoople in 1972 and got to number 3 in the Disunited Kingdom and to number 37 in the USA.

In 2004, it was rated at number 253 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. I was reminded of the song when I blogged here about the albums from 490 to 481 in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, as the album by the same name is listed at number 484.



"All the Young Dudes" was written by David Bowie.

“All the Young Dudes” was written by David Bowie specifically for Mott the Hoople.



Well billy rapped all night about his suicide
How he kick it in the head when he was twenty-five
Speed jive don’t want to stay alive
When you’re twenty-five
And wendy’s stealing clothes from marks and sparks [Marks and Sparks is slang for the DUK retailer Marks and Spencer]
And freedy’s got spots from ripping off the stars from his face
Funky little boat race
Television man is crazy saying we’re juvenile deliquent wrecks
Oh man I need tv when I got t rex
Oh brother you guessed
I’m a dude dad
All the young dudes (hey dudes)
Carry the news (where are ya)
Boogaloo dudes (stand up come on)
Carry the news
All the young dudes (I want to hear you)
Carry the news (I want to see you)
Boogaloo dudes (and I want to talk to you all of you)
Carry the news

Now lucy looks sweet cause he dresses like a queen
But he can kick like a mule it’s a real mean team
But we can love oh yes we can love
And my brother’s back at home with his beatles and his stones
We never got it off on that revolution stuff
What a drag too many snags
Now I’ve drunk a lot of wine and I’m feeling fine
Got to race some cat to bed
Oh is there concrete all around
Or is it in my head
Yeah
I’m a dude dad
All the young dudes (hey dudes)
Carry the news (where are ya)
Boogaloo dudes (stand up)
Carry the news
All the young dudes (I want to hear ya)
Carry the news (I want to see you)
Boogaloo dudes (and I want to relate to you)
Carry the news
All the young dudes (what dudes)

Carry the news (let’s hear the news come on)
Boogaloo dudes (I want to kick you)
Carry the news
All the young dudes (hey you there with the glasses)
Carry the news (I want you)
Boogaloo dudes (I want you at the front)
Carry the news (now you all his friends)
All the young dudes (now you bring him down cause I want him)
Carry the news
Boogaloo dudes (I want him right here bring him come on)
Carry the news (bring him here you go)
All the young dudes (I’ve wanted to do this for years)
Carry the news (there you go)
Boogaloo dudes (how do you feel)
Carry the news


Enjoy!





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