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Friday 2 November 2012, 09:29

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

A slow day. A one show Friday. Might even fit in a nap somewhere along the way. And all in the cause of hitting the ARF-high needed at 5pm. I will be as focused and disciplined as a high-performance athlete, albeit one that might have chips at lunch.
The cold continues to make its slow inexorable progress through my finely-honed body. Eyes-streaming, and hanky-dabbing, I made it through yesterday with the occasional sympathetic glance from Matt, Rebecca and Sally. The 2 Aussie Rules guys looked as though I might have been a danger to their sporting prowess (which I may well have been) and Nigel was so busy being 1) late and 2) waving his horrible mushrooms around that he wouldn't have noticed.
So we move on.
The weekend is almost here, there is shopping and washing to be done (yes I will be the one doing it). No movie show as the other one takes half terms off (lightweight) so just the all requester to sort. How about an opening song from (picks year at random, blindfold, terms and conditions apply) 1988? Might be tough.
Have a healthy and sneeze free Friday! See you at 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Hope your manflu gets better soon, Simon

    1988 you say? How about:

    HEAVEN IN MY HANDS - Level 42

    GET OUTTA MY DREAMS (GET INTO MY CAR) - Billy Ocean

    HAZY SHADE OF WINTER - Bangles

    NEED YOU TONIGHT - INXS

    ~X~

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    Comment number 2.

    Morning all. Lovely and sunny here.

    1988?! Tough indeed. I suspect Our Glorious Leader might go for:
    Desire - U2

    However as I haven't seen Harry for a while, in his honour I will add:
    I Want Your Love - Transvision Vamp

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    Comment number 3.

    Good Morning Simon

    I'm feeling a bit croaky and sniffly today. Oh Lordy I hope it passes quickly.

    A bit of research required for 1988 and I'll plump for

    TEARDROPS - WOMACK AND WOMACK

    PERFECT - FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION

    THE TWIST - FAT BOYS WITH CHUBBY CHECKER

    A LITTLE RESPECT - ERASURE

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    Comment number 4.

    Morning Simon & splendid bloggers

    Happy Friday everyone!

    Themed ARFO! Makes a change from my usual suggestions at least.



    BAD MEDICINE - BON JOVI

    THAT’S THE WAY I WANNA ROCK N ROLL - AC / DC

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    Comment number 5.

    1988!!

    Sweet child of mine - Guns and Roses.

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    Comment number 6.

    Good morning all,

    I had a really original ARFO lined up for this morning, but it wasn't a hit in 1988, unfortunately!

    I think that U2 is in with a shout AG, but I'm plumping for one of these:

    Hot In The City - Billy Idol

    or:

    Heatseeker - AC/DC

    mc x

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    Comment number 7.

    #3 Just shows how croaky I am. I said good morning to Simon and forgot to say good morning to all my lovely blog chums.

    Very dark and wet here and wishing I could snuggle up under a duvet.

    *atchoo*

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    Comment number 8.

    A lovely sunny morning here too, but all that looks like changing, I think we'll all get a drop of the wet stuff at some stage today...

    http://www.raintoday.co.uk/

    OOh another 1988 song, a version I quite liked...

    Hazy shade of winter - The Bangles.

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    Comment number 9.

    Pour some sugar on me - Def Leppard.

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    Comment number 10.

    Good morning all - sun is shining but it's cold

    I know it's only November but

    FAIRY TALE OF NEW YORK - THE POGUES AND KIRSTY MCCOLL

    Bearing in mind the events of the week, it could be apt?

    JW

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    Comment number 11.

    Good Morning All!

    Been busy, busy busy! Missed loads!

    An ARFO from 1988?


    REAL GONE KID - Deacon Blue ?

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    Comment number 12.

    Good morning all!

    1988? What a dire year for music! In general that is. I've managed to find a few hiding behind all the SAW releases and I'm sure there are more but these will have to do for now. I don't hold out much hope as I see AC/DC and U2 have been mentioned! Here goes anyway

    PERFECT - Fairground Attraction

    BLUE MONDAY - New Order

    I WANT YOUR LOVE - Transvision Vamp

    CRASH - The Primitives

    Might be back later if I can get my brain into gear.

    SE x

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    Comment number 13.

    #5 - you beat me to it Sal! Too slow in the research dept.!

    From yesterday's blog - Amelia - don't worry about spelling my name with a 'y' - I'm used to it and have long given up telling people that it's with an 'ie' - life is too short!

    JW

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    Comment number 14.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Hope you feel better soon Simon and all you sniffling bloggers.

    Spent a bit of birthday money yesterday on an outfit for drinky poos with the kickboxers tomorrow evening.

    Regarding your blog yesterday Simon about the man at Muse knowing all the words to their tunes, at the last Bryan Adams concert i went to at the LG Arena, I too know all the words to every single one of Bryan Adams songs which was noted by 2 young girls behind me as I heard them say "that's impossible she knows all words to all that he sang" #truefan!!!

    Now for 1988 ARFO:

    1. GOOD TRADITION - Tanita Takiram
    2. THE ONLY WAY IS UP - Yazz and the plastic population
    3. THIS IS THE RIGHT TIME - Cold Cut feat Lisa Stansfield

    Any how have lovely weekends ( sniffle free!)

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

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    Comment number 15.

    Is this love - Whitesnake.

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    Comment number 16.

    Good morning all

    Simon - I hope you get better soon, and your sympathetic colleagues don't catch your cold - you won't be popular!

    Two of my favourites from 1988:

    SHE MAKES MY DAY - Robert Palmer

    KISS - Art of Noise + Tom Jones

    Back later

    Tortie x

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    Comment number 17.

    #12 - Erica - that would explain why I couldn't think of anything for 1988. It wasn't the best year of my life - too many changes, not all of a positive nature.

    #6 - I had the idea of Jumping Jack Flash - seemed good with bonfire night on Monday. Load of good that was !

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    Comment number 18.

    Hi everyone!

    More unexpected tune choosing!!

    POP SONG 89 - REM (released in 1988, honest!)

    FISHERMAN'S BLUES - THE WATERBOYS

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    Comment number 19.

    NOBODY'S TWISTING YOUR ARM - The Wedding Present

    DOMINION - Sisters of Mercy

    PEEK-A-BOO -Siouxsie and the Banshees

    LUCRETIA MY REFLECTION - Sisters of Mercy

    Aaaah, that's a bit better. There are so many 'good' (*matter of taste, I admit) bands who just dipped out of 1988.

    I'm exhausted now, time for a brew.

    SE x

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    Comment number 20.

    Jennie - thank you but I will try harder in future!

    Couple more



    I’M GONNA BE (500 MILES) - THE PROCLAIMERS

    CULT OF PERSONALITY - LIVING COLOUR

 

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