Ian Dury and the Blockheads : Reasons to be Cheerful, Pt 3
In July of 1979, Ian Dury and the Blockheads released "Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3", his third Top Ten U.K. single, peaking at #3. According to Dury, the song was inspired by a near-fatal accident involving a lighting roadie. Roadie Charley almost got electrocuted in Italy by a microphone stand while leaning over a mixing desk. Another roadie saved his life, hence 'no electric shocks' is included in the song's lyrics.
Other reasons to be cheerful include:
Fanny Smith and Willy ( female and male genitalia)Gigolos and Brasses (male and female prostitutes)
Smoking from bongs (lighting up the chalice) and
Coming out of chokey ( being released from prison
The song ranked #5 in Sounds end of year singles list.