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Olivers Army

Elvis Costello

1979

jaar
Top 40

31

piekpositie
Top 40

4

weken
Top 40

24

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Top 40

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A-kant Titel

Oliver's Army

A-kant Lengte

2:57

A-kant Componist(en)

Elvis Costello

B-kant titel

My Funny Valentine

B-kant lengte

1:20

B-kant componist(en)

Rogers & Hart

Platenlabel

Radar

Album

[Elvis Costello And The Attractions] Armed Forces

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Don't start me talking
I could talk all night
My mind goes sleepwalking
While I'm putting the world to right
Called careers information
Have you got yourself an occupation?

[Chorus:]
Oliver's army is here to stay
Oliver's army are on their way
And I would rather be anywhere else
But here today

There was a checkpoint Charlie
He didn't crack a smile
But it's no laughing party
When you've been on the murder mile

Only takes one itchy trigger
One more widow, one less white nigger

[Chorus]

Hong Kong is up for grabs
London is full of Arabs
We could be in Palestine
Overrun by a Chinese line
With the boys from the Mersey and the Thames and the Tyne

But there's no danger
It's a professional career
Though it could be arranged
With just a word in Mr. Churchill's ear

If you're out of luck or out of work
We could send you to Johannesburg

[Chorus]

Alle Top 40-hits

Details Joost - Europapa
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Details Roxy Dekker - Sugardaddy
Details Mark Ambor - Belong Together
Details Teddy Swims - The Door
Details Beyoncé - Texas Hold 'em
Details Jaxomy, Agatino Romero & Raffaella Carrà - Pedro
Details Benson Boone - Beautiful Things
Details Rondé - Undecided
Details Alex Warren - Before You Leave Me
Details Sabrina Carpenter - Espresso
Details Post Malone feat. Morgan Wallen - I Had Some Help
Details Dua Lipa - Training Season
Details Mr. Belt & Wezol - It's Not Right But It's Okay
Details Frenna / Frenna feat. Jonna Fraser & Emms - Pretty Girls / Pretty Girls (Remix)
Details David Guetta & OneRepublic - I Don't Wanna Wait
Details Tino Martin & Anouk - Voor Je 't Weet
Details Zerb, Sofiya Nzau / Zerb, Tiësto & Sofiya Nzau - Mwaki / Mwaki - Tiësto's VIP Mix
Details Artemas - I Like The Way You Kiss Me
Details Kris Kross Amsterdam & Inna - Queen Of My Castle
Details La Fuente - Ratata
Details Dua Lipa - Illusion
Details Douwe Bob - Nothing To Lose
Details Purple Disco Machine & Ásdís - Beat Of Your Heart
Details Chef'Special - Fly Like Me
Details Lost Frequencies & Bastille - Head Down
Details Shaboozey - A Bar Song (Tipsy)
Details Hozier - Too Sweet
Details Mark Ambor - Good To Be
Details Billie Eilish - Lunch
Details Michael Marcagi - Scared To Start
Details Meau - Stukje Van Mij
Details Robert Van Hemert - Zoet Zout Zuur
Details Di-Rect - My Blood
Details Imagine Dragons - Eyes Closed
Details Kygo with Zak Abel & Nile Rodgers - For Life
Details Becky Hill - Outside Of Love
Details Nemo - The Code
Details Noah Kahan - Stick Season