Saturday, October 8, 2011

Saturday Night Song #8

I realise that if I'd stuck to this SNS idea, I'd be way into the teens now, but to be honest, I keep forgetting. So rejoice, for today, I have remembered! Yay! Tonights SNS is The One and Only by Chesney Hawkes.

Who: Chesney Hawkes was an English singer/songwriter who hit the jackpot with this song - it was (according to his website) the 20th most successful hit of the 90s, which is no mean feat. He was 20 years old at the time of this release.

It's at this point in the proceedings that I'm going to change the format of my SNS posts, because sometimes it's an awful lot of work to go digging around each artists background, and most of you know about them anyway. I'm taking it back from the factual style of... yore, and I'm instead going for the reasons why I pick these songs and what they mean to me.

Why: Because my sister was totally in love with him. She sent him a fan letter talking about how much she loved him, and she must have mentioned her family members because we ALL received autographed Chesney photographs, even one for Nana - "To Nana, love Chesney Hawkes". I have always been a bit suspicious of this - mainly, because my sister was only 4 years old in 1991 when this song came out. I think my Mum liked him more than she let on, and wanted to make sure we all got autographs. Including her. And Nana. Thanks Mum! I also picked this song because even though I detest the chorus, I LOVE the verses. I think it's a brilliant pop song and I think it's stood the test of time. It never, ever fails to make me smile - anything that reminds me of really happy lazy days in the early 90s playing Barbies with my sister is never a bad thing.

Bet you're all dying to know what Chez looks like now, right? Here he is:


He's still gigging away, fair play to him. Say what you like about this particular brand of cheesy pop - it's almost a cult hit at this point. Oh, and just to make you all feel fabulous about your ages, this song is TWENTY YEARS OLD.

Enjoy your Saturday night,

S xx


  1. I <3'ed this song so much when I was about 10, when it came out. And I still do. So does my Daughter!

    Great post! Thanks for the memories!

  2. Thanks girls! Can't beat a bit of Chesney to make you smile :) Thanks for reading xxx


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