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Jon Astley — Jane's Getting Serious
Album: Everyone Loves The Pilot
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Released: 1987
Length: 4:17
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I like get up
With my partner in crime
We love to dress up
And have ourselves a good time
We have an understanding
She can never be mine
We get on so well
There's no pressure on us
It's a relationship
Based entirely on trust
No complications
You will never see me focus
Come around eleven
And it's time to go home
I'm going her way
But I can't leave her alone
But she's looking at me
As If I'm something she owns

Oh
Jane's getting serious (Jane)
Jane's getting serious
Jane's getting serious (Jane)
And I could get serious too

She introduces me
To all her freinds around town
She gets approval
I say I can't stick around
The writing's on the wall
So come around eleven
And we're on our way home
I can't leave her here
But I should leave well alone
Cause she is looking at me
Like I am something she owns

Oh
Jane's getting serious (Jane)
Jane's getting serious
Jane's getting serious (Jane)
And I could get serious too
So I'm pretending I'm not

Caught in between
The devil and the deep blue sea
And I cannot believe
That I would ever admit
That I could take Jane seiously
Come around eleven
We're still on our way home
All dressed up
And nowhere to go
But all along
I should have really known

That
Jane's getting serious (Jane)
Jane's getting serious
Jane's getting serious (Jane)
And I could get serious too
Jane's getting serious...
(Fade)
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What a voice !
Bassline - can’t post a comment without removing spellcheck—aaaargh!
Baseline sounds like a slowed down version of “she blinded me with science”.
Yeah, not the same Astley.

Screw the haters  - this song is funny.  You guys probably don't like Stan Ridgway either.
Yea!  Great track. I wonder if the title of this album is a reference to his work as a producer, the bands being the "crew."
was that a dog?... who's dog got loose?

"we're doing this in one take, dog or no dog"
 the_jake wrote:

Are  Rick and Jon related?
 
Bill says '..according to Wikipedia, NO'
For the love of God, why can't I spend a buck ninety-nine or whatever to buy this?
 thatslongformud wrote:
I guess its better than Rick Astley Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down....
 
Are  Rick and Jon related?
I like is voice 
 coolpeople_rule wrote:
Just a fun song.  {#Dancingbanana_2}

 
Very 80's and fun song.  
One of my favorites!
Sounds to me like Elmer Fudd impersonating David Bowie.
Just a fun song.  {#Dancingbanana_2}
Nice production - sounds a lot like what Bowie did on Let's Dance - lots of space.
The perfect pop song...perfectly executed.  Such fun, too.

And subject matter I know something about. {#Mrgreen}

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A good jam. Kinda takes you back to a certain time/place, no? {#Cheers} 
 thatslongformud wrote:
Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down....
 
Aaah, now we're even getting rick-rolled on RP!

 thatslongformud wrote:
I guess its better than Rick Astley Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down....

 
RP just introduced a new Internet Meme: We've all been JohnRolled, which sounds WAY worse than a RickRoll

HAHA I think this came out the year I graduated high school!   {#Eek}
I guess its better than Rick Astley Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down....
Wow!!! This brings back memories.
Wolf825 wrote:
I don't like the song, but it definitely reminds me of David Bowie.
gutboy wrote:
I like the song... it definitely reminds me of David Bowie.
JGD wrote:
it really is a good day for RP.
It's ALWAYS a good day on Radio Paradise!
crockydile wrote:
Crocky getting nauseous...
:lol: :lol: :lol: It's like riding on a roller coaster that's going waaaaayyyy toooooo slowwwwww.
Haven't heard this song in 20 years, and could easily go another 20. Wasn't bad in its day, but pretty horrible now.
strat37 wrote:
Clapton playing guitar
Didn't Pete Townsend play somewhere on this album as well? IIRC, I heard an interview with Astley at the time saying they were brothers-in-law and had talked for years about working together on an album for Astley but it was an "oh yeah, someday, we should do that" and Astley didn't take the talk seriously. Then one day Pete called him up and said he was ready to do it, let's go. Astley got caught up in Pete's momentum and he had an album.
strat37 wrote:
Clapton playing guitar
Interesting note there... well, perhaps not seeing that he produced some of Clapton's records. Also, Astley was Pete Townshend's brother-in-law at the time of this recording.
\'Always liked this one. Not pushing any musical envelopes but a catchy hook. Got to do something about Jane!
Ahhhh, the 80s. Got to get the mullet going again :lol:
OH MY GOD. I am totally surprised by this. RP rules all.
ankhara99 wrote:
Definitely a guilty pleasure. :shhh: :dance:
I have no idea what you mean. :liar:
this really sucks
I don't like the song, but it definitely reminds me of David Bowie.
Granted, it's a bit pop-y... and it's obviously 80's, so very dated. But I always liked this song because his voice sounds like David Bowie's.
Nice and flakey, at least a 7. The weird plunky background reminds me of Japan (the 80s popular beat combo, not the country).
ankhara99 wrote:
Definitely a guilty pleasure. :shhh: :dance:
I agree with you... liked it then, like it now :shifty:
Crocky getting nauseous...thees why me leesened to Prog in 80's...
*MUTE*
Definitely a guilty pleasure. :shhh: :dance:
it really is a good day for RP.
DjThirteenP wrote:
we're all gliding around the same roller rink together back in grade school . . .
Watch me glide across the rink with one foot. You guys can come to my house and play some Atari later.
reznorsgrrl wrote:
I don't know but I think I'm stuck in it now...very weird. S.O.S :eyes:
we're all gliding around the same roller rink together back in grade school . . .
willb wrote:
It's like I'm trapped in some horrible wrinkle in time! Agghhh! How do I escape?
I don't know but I think I'm stuck in it now...very weird. S.O.S :eyes:
It's like I'm trapped in some horrible wrinkle in time! Agghhh! How do I escape?
kaosmonkey wrote:
What an aircraft
brewcity wrote:
Or how about the classic "I always feel like... somebody's watching me" by Rockwell? Can we focus here?
Hey look... it's another Milwaukee peep! I kinda like this tune... once in a great while, it isn't too bad.
And thus was the prophecy fulfilled ...
Wow, some hostility is aimed at this cut. I dunno, I always liked this song. I liked new wave and this has a good new wave feel to it. :dance:
:beat: :puke: :puke:
When this spins up I think it's Ric Ocasek or the Cars coming along. It's not. but it's a damn sight better as a palate cleanser after Lindsey Buckingham...
80s synth at its best
ciscochasbro wrote:
Always loved this little ditty but never noticed the excellent guitar solo - nice!
Clapton playing guitar
Radiohead-head wrote:
This song is seriously bad. 80's synth at its worst.
No.
Always loved this little ditty but never noticed the excellent guitar solo - nice!
This song is seriously bad. 80's synth at its worst.
another song that shouldn't have seen the new millenium.
Or how about the classic "I always feel like... somebody's watching me" by Rockwell? Can we focus here? serendipity_blue wrote:
Hey! It's 80's night at RP! Where is "Come on Eileen"?
Hey! It's 80's night at RP! Where is "Come on Eileen"?
dadofsammy wrote:
how 80's not that there's anything wrong with it....
oh yeah there is!
radiojunkie wrote:
Not that it matters, but -- does anybody have any idea whether Jon Astley is related to Rick Astley, who was sort of the male Donna Summer for a while?
Did a quick Google search and it does not look like they are related. But I did see that this is the same Jon Astley who has been responsible for all the Who remasters/reissues.
One of my favorite songs...thanks bill!
Heh, great little pop song from the 80s. Thanks Bill, good to hear songs from the 80s that were actually darn good.
radiojunkie wrote:
...Rick Astley, who was sort of the male Donna Summer for a while?
:lol:
I believe it is Clapton playing the solo.
Not that it matters, but -- does anybody have any idea whether Jon Astley is related to Rick Astley, who was sort of the male Donna Summer for a while?
Yeah, well personally I'm getting XM
Is this, like, David Bowie's evil (or nicer) twin?
now THAT is a drum machine
how 80's not that there's anything wrong with it....
Boy. I haven't heard this song in a million years! It still is a catchy song...
Got my attn - No longer background - Turned up. Got attn. @ work, too, now - where the comments are - Combo of The Cars & David Bowie. Nice! :jump:
Yikes! I'm having flashbacks to Greg Stump ski videos. Ah, the Maltese Flamingo...
I bought this when it came out - late 70s I think. The rest of the album was very average, but this is excellent
It was a commercial that I did for Heinz ketchup way back in the day. It had a girl running through a house of mirrors. It seemed to fit at the time. Thanks Bill.
Originally Posted by orpheus: wasn't this a ketchup commercial like a decade ago? :p
was it? I like this song myself :D
wasn\'t this a ketchup commercial like a decade ago? :p
i hear the skips, too. Pretty bad, especially near the end.
Originally Posted by newwavegurly: Anyone else hearing some jumps in this song? :??:
Yep, wonder if I should email Bill my copy of this song....might be better than his.
Originally Posted by newwavegurly: Anyone else hearing some jumps in this song? :??:
Yes I hear them too. :cry: I was dating a girl name Jayne when this song came out.... We had alot of fun with it back then...... Jayne married my mechanic. Happily ever after so far....
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! HA! I really dig this song - so glad to hear it on RP! I actually remembered this song a while back, and it took me forever to find anyone online sharing it.
Anyone else hearing some jumps in this song? :??: