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Black Lace are a British band noted for hits such as "The Music Man", "Agadoo", and "Superman". They also represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest 1979 in Jerusalem with the song "Mary Ann", which finished seventh. The group, whose hits were obtained as a duo, started out as a four-piece group. The Music Man is a traditional (ie. ... Superman is a song by the rapper Eminem (along with Dina Rae, who is the female voice, and has been on all of Eminems albums on Track 13 since his first major release), released in 2003 as a single in the US only. ... The Eurovision Song Contest 1979 was the 24th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on March 31, 1979 in Jerusalem. ... Emblem of the Municipality of Jerusalem Jerusalem and the Old City. ...

Among songs by other artists Black Lace has recorded are The Sweet's "Wig Wam Bam", The Village People's "YMCA" and Los Del Rio's Macarena. Some of their many original works, meanwhile, are "Music Man", Mimic Man, and Superman. "Agadoo", one of their biggest hits is often thought to be an original but is in fact a translated cover version of a French song, "Agadou", a European hit in 1975. Sweet, on the cover of their 1974 Desolation Boulevard LP. From left to right: Andy Scott, Steve Priest, Brian Connolly, & Mick Tucker. ... The Village People Village People were a novelty disco band of the late 1970s. ... Members of the grounds crew of Yankee stadium pause to do the YMCA dance. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Macarena may mean: Macarena. ...

A few of the duo's songs (e.g. "Gang Bang" - not the song by the Sensational Alex Harvey Band) are somewhat risqué, but the overall feeling is "seaside postcard" rather than obscene. They appeared in the British independent film Rita, Sue and Bob Too, as themselves, performing the song. Alex Harvey (February 5, 1935 - February 4, 1982) was a Scottish rock and roll performer. ... Rita, Sue and Bob Too is a British film directed by Alan Clarke about two Yorkshire schoolgirls who have a sexual fling with a married man. ...

During their career, which now spans almost 30 years, they were immortalised in the spoof TV show "Spitting Image" in the mid-1980s, with "The Chicken Song" a parody of "Agadoo". Spitting Image was a satirical puppet-show that ran on Britains ITV Network from 1984 to 1996. ...

They are well known for their catchy, cheerful bubblegum pop style of music, and their music is often played at children's parties. Bubblegum pop (bubblegum rock, bubblegum music) is a genre of popular music and rock and roll. ...

The anarchist collective Chumbawamba, after being told by Radio 1 that their single "She's Got All The Friends" was "too pop", responded by having Black Lace record their own version of the song. The "new version" sounded typical of Black Lace -- much more "cheerful" and "pop-like" than the original, which was the whole idea of the joke. Chumbawamba performing at Guildford Live 2001 Chumbawamba is a band from the UK who play pop music with influences of folk and several other styles of popular music. ...

External links

  • Black Lace Official website

The lead singer of Black Lace now performs at the LA Showbar at the Beverly Hills Club Tenerife.

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