Favorite "Sun" Songs #10 - "Holidays in the Sun"

@teamfreak16 (43434)
Denver, Colorado
May 13, 2017 9:22pm CST
I'm fairly certain that someone has done this before, but with summer right around the corner, let's go with a Favorite "Sun" Songs series. As always, #10 starts us off: "Holidays in the Sun" by the Sex Pistols. Did you know that the Sex Pistols are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame despite releasing just one studio album and four singles? The 70's British punk band are in as much for their influence as anything else. Both Joy Division and the Buzzcocks formed after a Manchester Pistols show, and there are countless similar stories. The opening track from that one album, 1977's Never Mind the ******** Here's the Sex Pistols (offensive word filter) "Holidays in the Sun," was the fourth and final single from the record. While not as notorious as either their "God Save the Queen" or "Anarchy in the U.K." singles, "Holidays" did alright for itself, reaching #8 on the UK Singles chart. The song, according to vocalist Johnny Rotten (John Lydon,) was written after the band had spent a couple weeks in Berlin, which Lydon claims to have loved. All four Pistols received a writers credit: Lydon, Steve Jones, Paul Cook, and Sid Vicious (credited as John Beverley.) A great opener to one of punk's most important albums. (Info verified by Wikipedia)
Music video by Sex Pistols performing Holidays In The Sun. (C) 2012 Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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@silvermist (20010)
• India
14 May 17
@teamfreak16 It is good that you have come up with a new song series.This is one band,I never liked.
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@teamfreak16 (43434)
• Denver, Colorado
14 May 17
I actually know of quite a few people that don't care much for them. You aren't alone. Important band, though.
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@andriaperry (96113)
• Anniston, Alabama
14 May 17
I do not recall this one, I will listen tomorrow when I am on a computer
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@teamfreak16 (43434)
• Denver, Colorado
14 May 17
It was only a hit in England, so you might not remember it.
• United States
14 May 17
Love this sunny punk.
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@teamfreak16 (43434)
• Denver, Colorado
14 May 17
Pretty energetic start to the series, no?
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• United States
14 May 17
@teamfreak16 Yes, good pick Scott..you are great at this
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@teamfreak16 (43434)
• Denver, Colorado
14 May 17
@TiarasOceanView - Thank you. I do them for my own amusement, for the most part.
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@FayeHazel (30048)
• United States
14 May 17
When I read the title of this series my mind instantly came up with "Sun" songs. I can't wait to see where you go with this
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@teamfreak16 (43434)
• Denver, Colorado
14 May 17
Ooh, you could do one. See if we match on any.
@responsiveme (23290)
• India
14 May 17
Not listened to this...The only one I can think of is ,"Here comes the Sun"....Which I love...Wonder what is it's listed number....I'll wait
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@teamfreak16 (43434)
• Denver, Colorado
14 May 17
If you aren't a punk rock fan, this particular song might not be to your liking.
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