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Tuesday 25 June 2013, 13:54

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Sun. A hint of warmth (though I confess some might come from a few hours of radiator action overnight. I know). A mad and crazy school run full of rude and utterly hopeless drivers, and now some quiet time with you all to restore some balance and sanity.

 

That's better.

 

Well The Proclaimers are on today and splendid company Craig and Charlie are too. We go back to those early days of 1987 and 1988 when they first turned up and, to begin with, Radio 1 wasn't too sure what to do with them; after all there weren't too many twins-with-acoustic-guitar-and-tambourine acts around in those Stock Aiken and Waterman days. The early stuff was unlike anything else that was around at the time but seeing them live was an exhilarating experience and they wormed their way into our hearts.

Then Letter From America turned up and they had a huge hit on their hands (single version produced by Gerry Rafferty). They played on my last Radio 1 show and have now appeared with a new 'best of' compilation double album, complete with notes by David Tennant. Singalongadrivetime is expected after 6.

 

And shall we try WHISTLEBLOWER oldies? I think so.

 

Have a sunkist and golden Tuesday, see you after 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    At last!

    whistlebloweroldies

    LIVE TO TELL - Madonna

    DON'T SPEAK - No Doubt

    SECRET - Maroon 5

    SECRET - The Pierces

    THE SECRETS THAT YOU KEEP - Mud

    YOU'VE REALLY GOT ME - The Kinks

    I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE - Marvin Gaye

    CARELESS WHISPER - George Michael

    TEARDROPS - Womack and Womack (whispers in the powder room...)

    TELL HER ABOUT IT - Billy Joel

    SHOUT - Tears for Fears

    DO THE RIGHT THING - Simply Red

    Off into the big bad world for the first time in a week - wish me luck!

    ~X~

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    Comment number 2.

    At Last!

    Good morning...errrr afternoon(!!) Simon, team and patient poppets.

    Whistleblower Oldies:

    LIVE TO TELL - MADONNA

    INFORMER - SNOW

    TELL HER ABOUT IT - BILLY JOEL

    IF YOU TOLERATE THIS YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE NEXT - MANICS

    DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET - THE BEATLES

    THE LOST ART OF KEEPING A SECRET - QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

    BIGMOUTH STRIKES AGAIN - THE SMITHS

    NOWHERE TO RUN - MARTHA REEVES AND THE VANDELLAS

    GOING UNDERGROUND - THE JAM

    Hope the sun is shining where you are - the dog can uncross her legs now ;)

    Jx

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    Comment number 3.

    Hi all. Well done for all the blog shoutouts last night.
    Now for today some Whistleblower songs before I go to bed its a bit late for me:(
    1. Giving It All Away by The Who
    2. Tell Him by Billie Davis
    3. Secret World by Peter Gabriel
    4. Do You Want To Know A Secret by Billy J Kramer
    5. Shout Shout Let It All Out by Tears For Fears
    6. Really Saying Something by Bananarama
    7. Secrets by Sutherland brothers and Quiver
    8. Trust Me To Open My Mouth by Squeeze
    9. The Heat Is On by Glenn Frey
    10. True Colours by Cyndi Lauper

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    Comment number 4.

    Hello again to everyone

    Whistleblowing oldies.....

    I'M TELLING YOU NOW ~ Freddie and the Dreamers

    TELL IT LIKE IT IS ~ Aaron Neville

    LISTEN, DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET? ~ Billy J Kramer (or) The Beatles

    TELL HER ABOUT IT ~ Billy Joel

    CARELESS WHISPER ~ George Michael

    WHISTLE FOR THE CHOIR ~ The Fratellis

    TELL HIM ~ Billie Davis

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    Comment number 5.

    Happy Tuesday Afternoon! Simon and the Driveteam and m'co-blogsters - again
    #WhistleblowerOldies


    WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND - NICK HEYWOOD

    CARELESS WHISPER - GEORGE MICHAEL

    THE VOICE - ULTRAVOX

    TALK TALK - TALK TALK

    [YOU'VE BLOWN IT ALL] SKY HIGH - JIGSAW

    I SAW THE LIGHT - TODD RUNGREN

    :^)

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    Comment number 6.

    Good to see you at last, Simon.


    What sort of “Whistle Blower”

    MATCH OF THE DAY – Genesis ?

    Or the other kind?

    THE INFORMER – Jools & Ruby Turner

    IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW? – Duran Duran

    STOOL PIGEON – Kid Creole & His Coconuts

    I’M TELLING YOU NOW – Freddie & The Dreamers

    HEADLINE NEWS – Edwin Starr

    CAN’T KEEP IT IN – Cat Stevens

    DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET – Beatles/ Billy J Kramer

    I WANT TO TELL YOU - Beatles

    I’VE GOT SOMETHING TO TELL YOU – I’M IN LOVE – Beatles

    EVERYBODY’S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE EXCEPT ME AND MY MONKEY – Beatles

    GOING UNDERGROUND – Jam

    TRUST ME TO OPEN MY MOUTH – Squeeze

    BIG MOUTH STRIKES AGAIN - Smiths

    HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPE VINE – Marvin Gaye

    IT’S OH SO QUIET - Bjork

    SILENCE IS GOLDEN – Tremeloes

    NOTHING HAS BEEN PROVED – Dusty

    REALLY SAYING SOMETHING – Bananarama & Fun Boy Three

    I SPY FOR THE FBI – The Untouchables

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    Comment number 7.

    SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU ~ Paul Young

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    Comment number 8.

    Afternoon all

    Quiet on here today

    Oldies......

    Bigmouth strikes again - the smiths
    Trust - new model army
    Little lies - Fleetwood Mac

    That'll do for now

    GTS

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    Comment number 9.

    #1 Good luck Deebee!
    #2 Great Manics choice Jilly!


    I'm off to help register a baby - may get a cuddle ..
    :^)

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    Comment number 10.

    well hello!

    HE WAS REALLY SAYING SOMETHING....THE VELVELETTES

    I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE.....MARVIN GAYE

    DO RIGHT WOMAN, DO RIGHT MAN....ARETHA FRANKLIN

    PSL x x x

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    Comment number 11.

    Whistle down the wind by Nick Heyward
    Wind of Change by the Scorpions
    Whispering Grass by Windsor Davies and Don Estelle
    and anything suitable by Roger Whittaker as he's known for whistling

    I know 1 or 2 of these are a "tad" literal, but...

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    Comment number 12.

    Hello!!

    DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET? – BILLY J KRAMER

    (LITTLE DOES SHE KNOW THAT) HE KNOWS THAT SHE KNOWS – THE KURSAAL FLYERS


    Sent from the virtual aisles of the flower that lingers!!

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    Comment number 13.

    Had a quick think......

    Careless whisper - George Michael (don't actually like the song)
    Somebodys watching me - colonel Abrahams (i think)

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    Comment number 14.

    Ssssh, I'm not really here......

    DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET - BEATLES
    SECRET AGENT - JUDIE TZUKE
    HONESTY - BILLIE JOEL

    Back later to fill you in on happenings.

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    Comment number 15.

    Afternoon, little late but better than never.

    Whistleblowing oldies...

    SECRETS - The Primitives
    FOX ON THE RUN - The Sweet
    DOUBLE CROSS - First Choice
    WHISPER (GETTIN' LOUDER) - Jackie Wilson
    PROTECTION - Donna Summer
    DISAPPEAR - INXS
    UNDERNEATH THE RADAR - Underworld
    GOING UNDERGROUND - The Jam
    DEEPER UNDERGROUND - Jamiroquai
    LISTEN TO ME - The Hollies
    WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL - Alison Krauss
    TALKIN' LOUD AND SAYIN' NOTHIN' - James Brown

    Steve.

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    Comment number 16.

    Afternoon folks

    I’ve already tweeted but I like to do my tune choosing here so

    DEDICATED FOLLOWER OF FASHION - THE KINKS (they seek him here, they seek him there)

    I WANT TO TELL YOU - THE BEATLES

    DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET - THE BEATLES

    RUNNING SCARED - ROY ORBISON

    SECRET MESSAGES - ELO

    LISTENING IN - THE UNDERTONES

    YOU CAN TELL THE WORLD - THE SEEKERS or SIMON & GARFUNKEL

    RUMOUR HAS IT - DONNA SUMMER

    BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND - BOB DYLAN

    IN MY SECRET LIFE - LEONARD COHEN

    POLICY OF TRUTH - DEPECHE MODE

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    Comment number 17.

    I saw a Judie Tzuke song there somewhere - Canute must be about.

    Let's try

    TELL THE TRUTH - DEREK AND THE DOMINOES

    (If it isn't too late).

    My first thought was of refereeing type activities, but I couldn't think of any tunes to go with it.

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    Comment number 18.

    I know it is daft but as was said over the page I love being associated with this place and much prefer to be "blogger / from the blog" rather than from twitter. Not that I don't love twitter for some things ;-)


    THE SEEKER - THE WHO

    WHISPERING GRASS - SANDY DENNY

    EVERYBODY’S GOT SOMETHING TO HIDE EXCEPT ME AND MY MONKEY - THE BEATLES

    EVERYBODY KNOWS (EXCEPT YOU) - THE DIVINE COMEDY

    THORN IN MY SIDE - EURTHMICS

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    Comment number 19.

    Mexican whistler - Roger Whittaker.

    (Sorry, couldn't resist)

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    Comment number 20.

    Another late one

    I WANT YOU BACK - THE JACKSON FIVE Obama to whatever his name is who is in Moscow??

 

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