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It's only Wednesday? You need to visit the 'House of Fun'

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February

In the U.S., Madness only charted two Top 40 singles, however in their native England, Madness scored 15 Top 10 UK hits including their only # 1 song - House of Fun. In October 1982, nearly six months before breaking in the states with the iconic ‘80s hit Our House, HBO’s Video Jukebox aired House of Fun.

While the House of Fun video looks like it is about the nutty bunch acting silly in a carnival setting, listen closely to the words and you will find that this ditty is probably the only song you know about a teenager buying prophylactics.

Madness is still going strong today and continues to perform anywhere, including on top of the Royal Palace.  

- Kevin Wuench, guest blogger

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 7:31am]

    

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