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Monday 17 September 2012, 11:12

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Pheeww. Well that was a weekend and a half (including Friday). Monday seems very straightforward and straightforward is good. Friday's 3 shows all sped away at lightening speed and everyone seemed happy. The Salford shows with the BBC Philharmonic for R2 and 5L were epic indeed (evidence on the red button).

I had never done Friday Night Is Music Night before but what a treat to just say a few words and then sit down while the band play. They make such a brilliant sound. The conductor Robert Ziegler is a fine fellow and sitting, watching as he takes control is a delight.

And those Bond themes! So many top melodies in such a short time. LIve and Let Die tore the house down and it was great to watch the knowing nods and smiles as the 'ding dingading ding ding ding ding dingading' etc as the James Bond Theme filled the air.

For me Ren Harvieu stole the show. She came on DT a few months back and I suggested her for the role of vocalist; as a Salford lass she seemed perfect. Well she was terrified but her Nobody Does It Better proved what a star she is. I think I was as relieved as she was!

Today, just the one show but singing again to the fore as Gareth Malone is in today - the nation's choirmaster. What a rise to fame he has had! He has written an account of his time with the big choir shows that have made his name and see him now making tv shows in America. Of course therefore we do GARETH MALONE oldies and harmonise, smile and project like there is no tomorrow.

Have a pitch-perfect and rousing Monday. See you after 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Good morning Simon, team, NYM, and hard-working bloggers,


    Well if you’re doing Gareth Malone oldies, you HAVE to start here....


    I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING – The New Seekers

    SING – Travis

    SING BABY SING – The Stylistics

    SONG SUNG BLUE – Neil Diamond

    WHISTLE FOR THE CHOIR – The Fratellis

    YOU’RE THE VOICE – John Farnham

    ALL TOGETHER NOW – The Farm

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    Comment number 2.

    Sing baby sing - The Stylistics :)

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    Comment number 3.

    Morning again everyone

    Sunny and windy again here today as it's been all weekend, other than a half hour of rain at our motorbike racing late Sunday. Good racing all weekend including a flypast for us, complete with smoke trails, from the fab Red Arrows when they were on their way from RAF Leuchars to Newcastle airport to prepare for the Great North Run!

    Songs for Gareth Malone, how about....

    SING ~ Travis

    WHISTLE FOR THE CHOIR ~ Fratellis

    YOU’RE THE VOICE ~ John Farnham

    JUDY IN DISGUISE (WITH GLASSES) ~ John Fred & His Playboy Band

    LADIES' NIGHT ~ Kool and The Gang

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    Comment number 4.

    Hello again

    Inspired by JonTully69 over the page

    JOYBRINGER - MANFRED MANNS EARTH BAND

    JW

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    Comment number 5.

    Good Morning Simon and everyone in blogland

    Really enjoyed the Bond theme show on the radio on Friday!

    Today's oldies

    STAND AND DELIVER - ADAM ANT

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    Comment number 6.

    Gareth Malone oldie:

    CHORUS - Erasure

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    Comment number 7.

    Good Morning All;

    Blogging from my sick bed, and desperately hoping I'll be fit and well for my London trip tomorrow... :-S

    Oldie suggestions...

    YOUR SONG - ELTON JOHN

    SING - TRAVIS

    SING - THE CARPENTERS

    MAKE YOUR OWN KIND OF MUSIC - MAMA CASS

    ONE VOICE - BARRY MANILOW

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    Comment number 8.

    Good Morning again


    Suggestions –

    SING – Gary (Wah!) & Gareth!

    THIS CHARMING MAN - Smiths

    I’D BE SURPRISINGLY GOOD FOR YOU – Linda Lewis

    I COULD BE SO GOOD FOR YOU – Gerrard Kenny /Denis Waterman

    I CAN MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD – Shalamar

    JOY BRINGER – Manfred Mann

    THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC - Abba

    I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING – New Seekers

    LISTEN TO THE MUSIC – Doobie Brothers

    SING – Travis

    ONE VOICE – Bazza

    SING BABY SING – Stylistics

    TO SING FOR YOU – Donovan

    SING – SING A SONG – Perry Como

    SING A SONG OF FREEDOM – Sir Cliff

    SING A LITTLE SONG – Desmond Dekker

    SINGALONG – Shanks & Bigfoot

    SING A SONG – Earth Wind & Fire

    YOU CAN MAKE ME DANCE SING OR ANYTHING – Rod Stewart

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    Comment number 9.

    Good morning Simon & fellow bloggers

    Wet & miserable here and someone has nicked my laptop power thingy over the weekend. Don’t you just love Mondays?

    I was told I couldn’t sing in primary school, kicked out of the class choir and haven’t sung a note in public since. I would love to spend some time with Gareth!

    As I said yesterday, I agree with Simon that Ren Harvieu was fantastic.


    How Can I Keep From Singing - Enya

    Song for Whoever - The Beautiful South

    Sing All Our Cares Away – The Proclaimers

    I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing - The New Seekers

    Sing a Song – Earth, Wind & Fire

    Johnny One Note – Ella Fitzgerald

    Make Your Own Kind of Music – The Mamas and the Papas

    Listen to the Music – The Doobie Brothers

    Sing (Sing a Song) – The Carpenters

    American Pie – Don McLean

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    Comment number 10.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Epic indeed, Simon! And I'm sure Zoe will agree with me that it was a pleasure and a privilege to be in the audience.

    Anyway, my Gareth Malone oldies:

    SING BABY SING - Stylistics

    SING - Carpenters

    I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING - New Seekers

    MUSIC - John Miles

    ALL TOGETHER NOW - The Farm

    HARMONY - Elton John

    COME TOGETHER - The Beatles

    YOU'RE THE VOICE - John Farnham

    LIVING IN HARMONY - Cliff Richard

    ~X~

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    Comment number 11.

    A couple more then I really need to be somewhere else

    THIS IS MY SONG - PET CLARK

    I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING - NEW SEEKERS

    Byeeeee

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    Comment number 12.

    Wow... Billie!!! You're bound to have some of all those songs played tonight!!! ;o)

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    Comment number 13.

    Morning all! Hope everyone had a good weekend. I watched some of the Bond show on Friday afternoon on the webcam and then caught up with the rest over the weekend - really enjoyed it and good to spot Deebee and Zoe in the audience photos afterwards.

    Please can I suggest:

    Sing a Song - Earth Wind and Fire

    I Shall Sing - Art Garfunkel

    Sing a Song - The Carpenters

    and finally:

    Patience - Take That (only because Mr Malone must have to have quite a lot of patience at times?!

    Have a good day. See you soon x

    Ps. Congratulations on the move Billie - hope all going well with the unpacking. Make sure you take regular breaks though!!

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    Comment number 14.

    Morning again,

    I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING by The New Seekers
    SHARP DRESSED MAN by ZZ Top
    SING A SONG by The Carpenters
    COME TOGETHER by The Beatles
    THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC by The Beatles

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    Comment number 15.

    Joe Jackson - Slow song (lovely it is too)

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    Comment number 16.

    158 was only a slight exaggeration!

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    Comment number 17.

    enjoyed the BBC Orchestra concert on Friday. Was hiding in my bedroom as my daughter had friends over for a birthday sleepover, so some pleasant listening whilst reading a book.

    Army Dreamers - Kate Bush
    Masterpiece-Madonna
    Praise You - Fatboy Slim
    Rhythm is gonna get you - Gloria Estefan
    Sing our own song - UB40
    Something got me started - Simply Red
    Song bird- OAsis
    Thank you for the music -Abba
    The Voice - John Farnham
    Wehn we stand together - Nickelback
    We are the people - Empire of the sun.

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    Comment number 18.

    SING - GARY BARLOW AND THE COMMONWEALTH CHOIR AND THE MILITARY WIVES

    JW

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    Comment number 19.

    UNCHAINED MELODY - Righteous Brothers

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    Comment number 20.

    Oops! Did you spot my deliberate mistake at #14?

    THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC by Abba
    even

    Get well soon Zoe.x

    Hiya Hoffs!

    Billie, Saw the reference to 158 and was waiting for you to post again ;-) BTW - What did you KB last night?

    Must dash...

    Holding a committee meeting at mine tonight so need to tidy this house up.

    Hands up if you find Mr Malone rather attractive.

 

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