Deployment songs

#1
You know what I mean- there is always one song that gets kicked to death on mess stereos whilst away - for me , our Ocean Wave '97 song was "dont speak " by No Doubt.

Every time I hear it I remember sitting in the Hilton bar in Kota Kinabalu listening to the live band singing it-- they were bloody brilliant to btw!
 
#4
My first ever deployment, HMS Cardiff 1980 as W.I.G, 3N messdeck and the song, t'was Reo Speedwagon and "Keep on loving you" That bloody song haunts me to this day.
 

Winsk

Lantern Swinger
#6
I've got a few:

Joining up at Raleigh:
The whole mess chipped in and bought a CD player, new technology at the time, and had enough money for one CD- that CD was 'Good Morning Vietnam', played to death is was. Nearly every tune off that CD give me the shivers.

WIGS: Atlantic crossing with ONE :roll: mess video- Gloria bloody Estefan

Every deployment on the Fearless:
Ships band. Quite talented on their own, put them together, they only knew three songs- all three of which were 'Mustang Sally'.
 

CRYSTALTIPS

Lantern Swinger
#7
HMS Ocean - The Med = Moving too fast by the Artful Dodger and Craig David = Rewind

HMS Campbeltown - The Gulf = Different points of view by Boulevard
Russia = Castles in the sky by Ian Van Dhal
 
#9
brazenhussy said:
You know what I mean- there is always one song that gets kicked to death on mess stereos whilst away - for me , our Ocean Wave '97 song was "dont speak " by No Doubt.

Every time I hear it I remember sitting in the Hilton bar in Kota Kinabalu listening to the live band singing it-- they were bloody brilliant to btw!
Weird, every time I hear that song it makes me think of Ocean Wave too! Although for me the Becoming X album by Sneaker Pimps would be my Ocean Wave soundtrack.
 
#10
One for us old and bold.........

This ALWAYS cropped up no matter where you were.

To the tune of RAWHIDE

Paintin paintin paintin

Keep paintin paintin paintin
though the lads are faintin
keep those sailors paintin...port side
through rain and windy weather
we'll paint the side together
wishing we were on weekend
my hearts palpitatin
the meat wagon will be waitin
be waitin at the end of my run
 
#11
2 trips on Hermes, 1st one all the SRE had was Earth,Wind & Fires greatest hits & Bat out of hell after 3 weeks we were all bouncing. 2nd trip we watched Blazing Saddles every day for 3 months & sadly i still recite it word for word after 26 years!

More beans Mr Taggart
 

Winsk

Lantern Swinger
#12
stirling said:
One for us old and bold.........

This ALWAYS cropped up no matter where you were.

To the tune of RAWHIDE

Paintin paintin paintin

Keep paintin paintin paintin
though the lads are faintin
keep those sailors paintin...port side
through rain and windy weather
we'll paint the side together
wishing we were on weekend
my hearts palpitatin
the meat wagon will be waitin
be waitin at the end of my run
:mrgreen:
Same tune, different words:

Rollin' rollin' rollin'
Towed array patrolin'
Keep those engines rolin'
Alloooooooooong.....

Through storms and heavy weather.......sorry can't remember the rest.

I half remember a song to the tune of one of the Carpenters;

Stood on the bridge-wing,
Looking.........down on the f'csle'
And the only part of ship hands I can see...

My memory's gash.....sorry.
 
#13
Another one Winsk...there are more verses but I cannot remember them

To the tune of Give peace a chance by John And Yoko

Everybodys talkin 'bout long weekends
make and mends
trappin snappers gettin crappers
all we are saying is give us a chance.....
 
#14
Never ever forget the song Life in the Fastlane (came out in 76, but for the fall of 77 that's all that was played, even at Neptune, couldn't get away from it... during WUPS out of ...yep you guessed it..."Faslane"...needless to say, was not a favorite... :rambo:
 
#15
Bringing the Triumph back from Mombasa: Puppy Love by Donny Osmond.Arrrgh

Ganges 71 Johnny Regae.

Dolphin 76 Tears on my Pillow

Onslaught 77 Cabaret We showed to film approx 20 plus times and everyone bought the tape in Gib after the patrol along with a tape player.
 

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