51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 42: Jason Donovan – Too Many Broken Hearts

A big thank you to Mr Steve McSteveface for taking over the controls of my music time machine last week and for taking you back to the year 2014, where you all had the chance to swing on a chandelier. Wasn’t that the greatest of fun? Thanks to everyone who left Steve a comment on his guest post. I’ve already booked him for something else I have up my sleeve for when this feature comes to an end.

This week, we’re heading back to the twentieth century, having spent the last two weeks in the twenty-first century.  Next stop, 1989!

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How many times have you had your heart broken? Well, this week’s featured artist had probably broken many a heart (including mine when he married Kylie Minogue). Back in 1989, he was riding high in the popularity charts, not just with me, but with many others. Let’s have a listen to this (according to me), his most famous song.

Written and produced by Stock, Aiken and Waterman (whom we’ve met before), ‘Too Many Broken Hearts’ became a number one hit the United Kingdon and Ireland. Not only that, but it also became a top ten hit in five other countries, and even scrapped into the Billboard Hot 100, in the U.S.A, where it peaked at number 39.

The video for the song was shot in Jason’s home country, Australia, and features a very handsome Jason exchanging fleeting glances with a beautiful young lady of many talents. We never quite find out if the couple does get to speak to each other, but then Jason never really gets the chance to show her what talent he has when he plays the guitar, sings, walks and looks at the camera at the same time. How clever is that? However, for me, it’s the scenery and location in the video that really steals the show.

And, here’s the day that Jason and Kylie broke the hearts of many people.

Do you have a favourite ‘broken heart’ song? Share a link to it in the comments.

Thank you to everyone who left a link to a favourite song in the comments section of last week’s post from Steve. And, a big thank you to Marie who published a post about a favourite song to dance around the kitchen too.

Want to join me in building up your 51 favourite songs from the past? There’s not much time left, but you can still leave a link in the comments section and showcase your next song.

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