Sunday, January 19, 2014

AFC Championship Game inspired Awesome Old Song of the Week: "Walk Like an Egyptian" by The Bangles

The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos have met three times previously in NFL post-season history:  Most recently was in the divisional round two years ago, January 14, 2012, when the Pats demolished a Tim Tebow led Broncos team 45-10 in Foxboro.  In 2006 a Jake Plummer quarterbacked squad eliminated New England 27-13 in Denver, also on Jan. 14.  And all the way back on January 4th, 1987 (the year after the Patriots first Super Bowl appearance) John Elway and company beat Tony Eason's Pats 22-17.

On that day 27 years ago the #1 song on Billboard's Top 40 was The Bangles' "Walk Like an Egyptian."  If only New England was playing Cincinnati instead...

Originally called "The Bangs," the band added the "le" due to a copyright issue, creating a name that's pronounced the same as the tiger of a different spelling (Bengal).

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