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FRESH: ‘We Built This City (On Sausage Rolls)’ – LadBaby

Social media phenomenon LadBaby releases his Christmas number one contender “We Built This City (On Sausage Rolls)”!

by Christopher Smith

Ladbaby We Built THis City

Facebook and YouTube phenomenon Mark Doyle aka LadBaby has revived the old Starship classic “We Built This City” with new lyrics about…sausage rolls(!) and aims to be Christmas number one this year!

The 31 year old from Nottingham, together with his wife, will donate all proceeds from the song to The Trussell Trust, a charity formed in 1997 to stop people on the streets going hungry and currently operates over 80 foodbanks across the UK alone.

“We Built This City” was released in 1985 by American rock group Starship (“Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now”) and topped the singles charts in The US, Canada and Australia as well as being a huge hit all over the world, despite Rolling Stone magazine placing it in the top ten worst songs of the 1980’s!

LadBaby describes himself as “The transition from Lad-to-Dad…one beer at a time, Dad Blogger, Entrepreneur, Trophy Husband, King of Dad Hacks and Inventor of the Toolbox Lunchbox and Zim Zimmer! Appointed father figure in 2016”. He currently has over 19,000 followers on Twitter, 460,000 on YouTube and 2.9 million on Facebook!

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The song was released together with a video on Friday 14th December and on the UK midweeks chart released on Monday 17th, was sitting at No.2, with only Ava Max’s “Sweet But Psycho” above it! And we say GOOD LUCK LadBaby!

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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