Sunday, 31 January 2021

Saturday Snapshots #174 - A Top Ten Thief Songs

The internet would have you believe that this is a photo of Keanu Reeves stealing a camera from a paparazzi and legging it. Apparently, that's not what happened... but it still seems an appropriate image to accompany this week's answers, given that they represent...


10. Learning to read on the hifi.

Phonics is the system used to help kids read these days. "Never had 'em when I was a kid and I read fine, etc. etc."

Another word for hifi is your stereo. 

Stereophonics - The Bartender & The Thief

9. Saltwater dynamite.

Teardrops are saltwater (according to Julian Lennon, anyway).

Dynamite explodes.

The Teardrop Explodes - Thief of Baghdad

8. A fop perturbs.


(Yes, that is Paddy McAloon.)

Prefab Sprout - The Best Jewel Thief In The World

7. What made Elvis the Pelvis?

Swaying hips, of course!

Hipsway - The Honeythief

(See, CC - I had been listening to it recently!)

6. Have you got the stomach for this?

Belly - Thief

5. Over abundant.

INXS - Listen Like Thieves

4. A younger android, but still paranoid (almost).

Marvin was the paranoid android. 

Junior Murvin - Police & Thieves

3. Charming.

Prince Charming, obviously.

Prince - Thieves In The Temple

2. Is that... a fake lager, Rhys?

"A fake lager, Rhys" is an anagram of...

Feargal Sharkey - You Little Thief

Still one of the greatest intros of the 80s.

1. Expensive.

Cher is expensive in French, not just dear.

And "I was born in the wagon of a travelling show" is a hell of an opening line.

I'll be back next Saturday to steal more of your time...

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