Well, it doesn’t have to be the Jason Donovan version actually, I’d prefer it to be ‘the guy who sang it in my big sister’s school production in Germany’ version but that’s not available on the internet. I will have to just keep watching the video round at my parents’ house to experience that particular joy. (I’m amazed that video still works to be honest, given that I watched it over and over and over and over and over and over again for years…)
The Jason Donovan version was number one on my birthday in 1991 though, so I figured it was a good version to choose.
I know this song word for word – both the main part and the backing vocals. My Mum and I must have sung it together hundreds of times walking to school/the train station/wherever. I remember once finishing it at the train station having started somewhere on the walk down and a woman nearby saying she didn’t know whether to join in or just applaud at the end!
I think that’s why I love it so much. It’s a song almost everybody knows and it just lends itself to singing in a group or belting out on your own if you feel like it. It’s great for a sing along and is a total ear worm (so I apologise if you are now singing it!)
(From my 3rd birthday ToTP and everything!)
If you have Spotify you can follow the playlist for my Music Alphabet by clicking this link – I will update it each time I add a blog post 🙂
Playlist so far:
Any Dream Will Do by Jason Donovan