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Wednesday 5 September 2012, 11:15

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

And good day to you too. Another sparkling September morning here. Back door open, shorts being considered (not by me I hasten to add). Family stirring. Last day of hols for child 3 and so a last chance to watch tv and eat chips. The newly-bought and pristine uniform is in the drawer and ready to go but it's jeans and t-shirt just one more time.

And for me, after a summer off, the school run beckons again. The tangled rat run I follow is a well worn groove by now but these lazy months (blogging in pyjamas for heavens sake) have been an indulgence.

Top BBC meeting yesterday with Hyde Park producers and Jo Whiley, prepping for Sunday. The line-up is top-notch, the weather looks as though it will be fantastic, so it'll be just down to Jo and I to not mess up. Make up and wardrobe obviously will need to be in attendance for those red button moments. Any bloggers coming? Banners needed!

Today we mosh for the new term with the return of the bloggers favourite Dr Mosh (Chris and Lynn Bowles really should give it a go) and we need oldies please for the return of MR AND MRS to television. Cue hilarious embarrassment as husbands and wives reveal how little they know about each other etc. Derek Batey is the host I remember from school days I think. This is a celeb version (of course) but the principle remains the same (I assume).

Have a smiley and energised Wednesday.

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    Comment number 1.

    Morning everybody

    Don’t Marry Her – The Beautiful South

    Marry Me – Sparks

    If You Don’t know me by now - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes

    Let’s Get Married – The Proclaimers

    This Shirt - Mary Chapin Carpenter

    When will we be Married – The Waterboys

    You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry

    Grounds for Divorce – Elbow

    The Sorrowful Wife - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

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    Comment number 2.

    Good Morning Simon and Poppeteers

    Wish I could come to Hyde Park Simon!

    YOURS FOR LIFE - BREAD

    MY BEST FRIEND - DON WILLIAMS

    WHEN I'M 64 - THE BEATLES

    IT STARTED WITH A KISS - HOT CHOCOLATE

    A meeting beckons.....................

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    Comment number 3.

    Good morning all

    IF YOU DONT KNOW ME BY NOW - HAROLD MELVIN AND BLUE NOTES or SIMPLY RED

    KNOWING ME KNOWING YOU - ABBA

    QUESTION - MOODY BLUES

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    Comment number 4.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM and banner-waving bloggers

    So, after Blockbusters and Dallas, it’s Mr & Mrs’s turn? Whatever next - Call My Bluff, It’s a Knockout, or, “live-from-Norwich, the-quiz-of-the-week” Sale of the Century?

    #Mr&Mrsoldies it is then:

    KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU - Abba

    YOU KNOW ME – Robbie Williams

    LIKE TO GET KNOW YOU WELL – Howard Jones

    IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW? – Duran Duran

    IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW – Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes

    I KNOW HIM SO WELL – Elaine Page and Barbara Dickson

    YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND – Don Williams

    YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND – Queen (would be nice on Freddie’s 65th birthday)

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    Comment number 5.

    Good morning again everyone

    I really enjoyed listening to Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh last night and it was a shame Jamie Cullum took up some of their time, as they could have sung another song! I was hoping he would invite them onto his show to make up for their lost time! ;o)

    ME AND MRS JONES ~ Billy Paul

    MRS ROBINSON ~ Simon and Garfunkel

    MR MOONLIGHT ~ The Beatles

    MR BOJANGLES ~ Sammy Davis jnr

    LET'S GET MARRIED ~ Al Green (or the Proclaimers)

    IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME BY NOW ~ Simply Red

    WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN ~ The Carpenters

    I KNEW THE BRIDE WHEN SHE USED TO ROCK AND ROLL ~ Dave Edmunds

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    Comment number 6.

    Good morning again!

    ELO - Mr Blue Sky

    Robbie Williams - Mr Bojangles

    The Jam - Mr Clean

    ABBA - Knowing You Knowing Me

    Elain Paige & Barbara Dickson - I Know Him So Well

    Glenn Campbell - Mr Tambourine Man

    Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson

    The Proclaimers - Let's Get Married

    Dean Martin - Takes Two to Tango

    Billy Paul - Me & Mrs Jones


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    Comment number 7.

    Good Morning All (again, as we've been chatting for some time on yesterday's blog!)

    We're going to the Hyde Park concert en famille - we booked our tickets before we knew who would be hosting, so that's an added bonus! I'll instruct the children to start working on the banner then, shall I?

    My MR AND MRS oldies suggestions:

    MRS ROBINSON - Simon and Garfunkel

    HAPPY TOGETHER - The Turtles

    ME AND MRS JONES - Billy Paul

    KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU - Abba (don't they have to answer questions about each other on the show?)

    LET'S GET MARRIED - Proclaimers

    SOULMATE - Natasha Bedingfield

    ~X~

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    Comment number 8.

    THE PINA COLADA SONG - RUPERT HOLMES

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    Comment number 9.

    THAT’S NOT MY NAME – The Ting Tings

    I DON’T LIKE SPIDERS AND SNAKES – Jim Stafford

    WE HAVE NO SECRETS - Carly Simon

    ESCAPE (THE PINA COLADA SONG) - Rupert Holmes

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    Comment number 10.

    MR PITIFUL ~ Otis Redding

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    Comment number 11.

    Good morning again,

    I thought Chris was giving it a go this morning with AC/DC! ;-)

    #oldies choices:

    You're Still The One - Shania Twain

    Rockin' Years - Dolly Parton & Rick Van Shelton

    Marry Me - Neil Diamond

    Husbands And Wives - Neil Diamond

    Band Of Gold - Freda Payne

    Let's Get Married - The Proclaimers

    I Know Him So Well - Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson

    Stand By Me - John Lennon

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    Comment number 12.

    #3/4 and #8/9 Vildeen - I promise I'm not looking over your shoulder!


    SECRETS THAT YOU KEEP - Mud

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    Comment number 13.

    Morning all! Busy, but had a quick brain dump...
    So with Mr & Mrs contestants in mind:

    BILL WITHERS - Just The Two Of Us

    RICK ASTLEY - Together Forever

    HOWARD JONES - Like To Get To Know You Well

    SIMPLY RED - If You Don't Know Me By Now...

    RAY CHARLES - You Don't Know Me

    FRANK SINATRA - They Can't Take That Away From Me
    ('cos of noticing the hat wearing, hair combing, etc.)

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    Comment number 14.

    One more if I could be so bold:

    Mrs Hutchinson - Madness

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    Comment number 15.

    Morning all

    I'm clearly running at a different angle to everyone else cos the first thing I thought of was

    LET'S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF - ELLA FITZGERALD & LOUIS ARMSTRONG

    Cheers

    A

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    Comment number 16.

    Beautiful morning, windows wide open and the prospect of a little light gardening......

    .......combine has just driven by, looks like the wheat field at the bottom of our garden is to be harvested at last. And we are all going to get a nice covering of dust!!

    :-(

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    Comment number 17.

    Good morning again

    LOVE AND MARRIAGE - FRANK SINATRA

    Thank you all for your good wishes re hospital news - you are lovely! x

    JW

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    Comment number 18.

    JOHN LENNON - Nobody Told Me

    MOODY BLUES - Question

    RADIOHEAD - No Surprises
    (hopefully)

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    Comment number 19.

    Good Morning All;

    I've had a lovely lie-in this morning, and I feel fresh as a daisy now... Except for an achy back!

    Well done to my fellow menshees last night, and I thought Deacon Blue were particularly splendid.

    Alas, I won't be at the party in the park, but I do have a trip to London coming up soon, so starting to get excited about that. :-)

    Mr & Mrs, eh? I remember family friends, a couple my grandparents used to go on holiday with and such, they went on the show during the Derek Batey era, they didn't win anything though, but they got a carriage clock for going on.

    Oldie suggestions...

    JUST THE TWO OF US - GROVER WASHINGTON JR

    HOW BOUT US - CHAMPAIGN

    ALL THE THINGS SHE SAID - SIMPLE MINDS

    WONDERFUL TONIGHT - ERIC CLAPTON

    IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME BY NOW - HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUE NOTES

    HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE - THE BEEGEES

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    Comment number 20.

    Surely there can only be one song - *** Cynicism Warning ***

    D. I. V. O. R. C. E. - preferably the Billy Connolly version

 

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