Category Archives: Remember That Song?

One Hit Wonders of the ’80s: 1982 – Bob and Doug McKenzie

“Take Off” by Bob and Doug McKenzie

Just as the last one-hit wonder – “Pac-Man Fever”, “Take Off” was another novelty hit. In case you hosers don’t know, Bob and Doug McKenzie were brothers who played on the Canadian show SCTV, eh. Bob was played by Rick Moranis and Doug was played by Dave Thomas (not the same Dave Thomas from the Wendy’s fast food chain). SCTV was a sketch comedy show, which was basically Canada’s version of Saturday Night Live. Bob and Doug’s segment was called “Great White North” (originally known as “Kanadian Korner”). Before long, the segment was the most popular of the show.

SCTV began to air in the U.S., and their popularity took off. The fad peaked around 1982/1983, when they produced a comedy album, and came out with their hit movie Strange Brew. The album, “The Great White North” went platinum, won a Grammy nomination and broke the top ten on Billboard’s Top LPs and Tapes list in March, 1982.

The song “Take Off” was released from that album, and became a #16 hit, peaking on March 27, 1982. The song featured fellow Canadian Geddy Lee of the rock group Rush chorusing between the McKenzies’ banter.

The album also featured the McKenzies’ own version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, which is frequently played on the radio around the holidays in both Canada and the United States.
However, “Take Off” was their only charted hit in the U.S.

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Remember That Song? – 10/18/11

Can you name the song and complete the lyrics:

There’s nothing can hold me when I hold you.
Feels so right, __ ___’_ __ _____
______’ ___ ______’ __ ____ ____


Last Song: “Hard to Say I’m Sorry” by Chicago:

After All That We’ve Been Through
I Will make it up to you, I promise to

Remember That Song? – 10/17/11

Can you name the artist and song and complete the lyrics:

After All That We’ve Been Through
I Will ____ __ __ __ ___, _ _______ __


Last Song: “Heaven In Your Eyes” by Loverboy:

I never want this feeling to end
It took some time to find the light
But now I realize
I can see the Heaven in Your Eyes

Remember That Song? – 10/6/11

Can you name the artist and song and complete the lyrics:

I never want this feeling to end
It took some time to find the light
But now I realize
I can ___ ___ ______ __ ____ ____


Last song: “Take It On the Run” by REO Speedwagon:

I don’t believe it
Not for a minute
You’re under the gun so you take it on the run

Remember That Song? – 10/5/11

Can you name the artist and song and complete the lyrics:

I don’t believe it
Not for a minute
You’re under the ___ __ ___ ____ __ __ ___ ___


Last Song: “West End Girls” by The Pet Shop Boys

In a West End town, a dead end world
The East End boys and West End girls

Remember That Song? – 9/30/11

Can you name the artist and song:

You take my breath away
Love thinks it’s here to stay


Last Song: “No One is to Blame” by Howard Jones:

You can look at the menu but you just can’t eat
You can feel the cushions but you can’t have a seat

Cool “Unplugged” version
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