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Simon Mayo | 06:22 UK time, Friday, 11 March 2011

Very busy Friday here. Fifth day on the trot I've written before 6.30am. Roll on the weekend! Here's today's line up:
9am Roger Waters. Yes really! He's recording a Desert Island Discs for Radio 4 later today but first, he's coming into Radio 2. "The Wall" is on tour later this year and what an extraordinary gig it sounds. The original "Wall" only played in a handful of cities worldwide and no footage of it has been released as far as I can find out. So for most, this is their first and presumably only ever chance to see one of the biggest selling albums ever, played live. He's a fascinating man, will let you know when you can hear it.
Then at 10.30 it's Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell who star in "The Eagle", a loose adaptation of Rosemary Sutcliffe's "Eagle of the Ninth". It's a classic sword 'n' sandals romp in the Highlands which I really enjoyed. They have since become firm friends apparently and they have a great on-screen relationship. That's for 5 Live this afternoon at 2 where Mark K is in New Orleans for some conference or other.
And then, hooray, it's an All Request Friday. Great opening songs in recent weeks coming through, so if there is a mighty dashboard and steering wheel tapper that is a compulsory listen in your mind, then tell me now!
Then, a glass of lemonade.
Have an accomplished and stylish Friday, see you after 5.


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  • Comment number 1.

    The idea of ARF seems rather trivial in the light of events developing across the Pacific. As I said on the blog yesterday, I was going to ask for


    and this now seems a pertinent song.

    So for all the people affected by this disaster, I invite all bloggers:

    “ .......... who feel the breath of sadness
    Sit down next to me “

  • Comment number 2.

    Morning Simon, Team and fellow blogpoppets,

    Yes, Harry, truly alarming events going on in Japan.

    I'm going to request one of my favourite songs ever:


    It would be lovely to hear,

    Mcw x

  • Comment number 3.

    Wholly agree with Harry - friends in Japan not yet emailed back to say theiy're okay. I guess communications are probably not good even for those who are fine. If you've any prayers in you, let them out today.

    I also endorse

    SIT DOWN - James

    and before the news broke was going to suggest also...

    SQUEEZE ME PLEASE ME - Slade (though I think they spelled it differently).

    Strangely, on Twitter yesterday afternoon, Yoko Ono wrote something to the effect of "Water, whatever it's direction, will always come together" How prophetic! Have a good day everybody.

    On a lighter note - my 14 yr old son was doing his French homework last night, and had to compose a letter in French. After a lot of tutting and sighing, he got up from the laptop and disappeared. When I looked to see what he was doing, I found the Google search result he had got from typing in "French Letter"!!

    A bientot...

  • Comment number 4.

    #3 That story about your son made me smile, B&B.

  • Comment number 5.

    Morning everyone thus far present

    B&B - that made me smile. Thank you.

    I've messaged an online friend in Japan but not heard from her as yet. She's only recently moved there due to her husbands relocation so I hope she's ok.

    Will also endorse "Sit Down" by James but would also like to throw into the hat of ARFdom ....


    Have a lovely day everyone. And Simon, I'll join you for that glass of "lemonade" after the sun goes down over the yardarm!


  • Comment number 6.

    Good morning Simon, Team, NYM and fellow blogpoppets.

    #3 Thanks for the coffee on screen moment BandB.

    Having a bit of a rubbish start to the day but nothing compared to what many less fortunate have to suffer.

    Going to go back to Bryan Ferry/Roxy Music and DANCE AWAY


  • Comment number 7.

    Ah! Deevs - hope you don't find yourself living in a shotgun shack - fab record, fab band! Meant to ask Simon and the NYM if there was any news on Nige's thumb this morning? He really did sound as though he was in shock yesterday - agh! Horrible sounding injury, made me screw my face up at the windscreen as he described it. Happened to my brother in law - cut it off slamming the car door. Rushed to hospital, scraped finger off the icey road the following morning.....

  • Comment number 8.

    Morning all

    Truly awful in Japan - thoughts very much with them.

    My choice for ARFO wasn't going to be a 'tub thumper' anyway, so I would like to ask for


    For no other reason than I love that song!

    I finally got to listen to their new CD last night. On first listen, it's not as good as Seldom Seen Kid, but I think it wiill grow on me!

    Back later

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 9.

    Morning All,

    Truly feel for all those caught up in the earthquake disaster in Japan and surrounding areas. Hope you all hear back from your friends and loved ones soon.


    Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding


  • Comment number 10.

    #7 B&B - I too meant to ask after Nigey. You're right, he sounded strangely calm, considering what had happened to him. Hope he's OK.

  • Comment number 11.

    Good Morning All -

    Simon - I do have a "a mighty dashboard and steering wheel tapper that is a compulsory listen " it is

    THE BEAT by The Look.

    Love to you all.


  • Comment number 12.

    morning all from a sunny Shire, which doesn't sound that important after watching the news from Japan :-(.

  • Comment number 13.

    Morning all

    Please may I request ROCKS by Primal Scream ..

    Hopefully I will hear it on the Breakfast Show/Graham Norton if not tonight


  • Comment number 14.

    Simon tweeted that Nigel was bandaged and slinged!

  • Comment number 15.

    #14 Thanks psl!

  • Comment number 16.

    well here goes my ARFO....

    'I get the sweetest feeling' Jackie Wilson

    a lovely song to lift your spirits...

  • Comment number 17.

    Good Morning All,

    What a morning! With dreadful news and scenes from Japan :( My thoughts are with them.

    Sorry to hear about your rubbish start to the day Mo ((hugs))

    I am tempted to ask for a Pink Floyd song, as Simon is interviewing Roger Waters this morning. Their stuff has a tendancy to be contemplative and a bit downbeat though :/ I have listened to 'The Wall' MANY times, it being one of Mr Moogs favourite albums, ever. I think my personal favourite song from it would be COMFORTABLY NUMB, but like I said it's a bit grim for an ARFO.


    For all those, wherever they may be, that are facing adversity head on today.

  • Comment number 18.

    good call Mrs M :-)

  • Comment number 19.

    Good Morning all.

    I dont think I can ever eat Beef Wellington again. Poor Nigel, it was all a bit graphic wasn't it!

    Anyway, my ARF, which has managed one air play so far in the last week ( so I know its there Simon and NYM!) is ......

    *** Twilight ***

    By ELO.

    If by any chance it is played, I will thump my steering wheel so hard that my air bag will probably go off!!!!

    Wishing everyone a fab Friday and I hope those of you waiting for news from Japan, get it soon. What a dreadful situation it is over there.

    I'll be joining the lemonade slurpers tonight. Taxis R Us!!


  • Comment number 20.

    Could ....

    GOOD VIBRATIONS...... be a sort of prayer for the people in japan

    but it has to be....

    HOLD ON by Michael Bublé


  • Comment number 21.

    Morning All,

    Dreadful news from Japan, my thoughts are with those suffering.

    My suggestion for the ARF

    'Fields Of Fire' Big Country

    Hope everybody has a good day

  • Comment number 22.

    Well, the good news at this end is that I have heard back from my Tokyo friends and all is well, so that's at least one positive tick for the day. And - checking up on my ambition to live for ever, today is my 18,589th consecutive day of success for the project!!! Not a birthday, just another chalk malk on the wall...

  • Comment number 23.

    Good Morning Each! For my ARF this week, I have actually sat down and given it some thought, rather than the normal, 'I quite fancy hearing that'. Seeing as lots of those listening will be driving, as reflected in the name of the show, a decent 'driving sopng' would seem to be called for, as Simon hints at above. I take that gentle nudge, and considering that a good driving song needn't neccessarily be ABOUT driving, but rather a good accompaniment TO driving, I find myself with two choices. Seeing as one of these has already been asked for (a bit), by MTF, I will plump for t'other, and say, Simon, NNYM and team, would you please give some consideration to starting the show with...


    Ta very much!

  • Comment number 24.

    The events in Japan lead me to suggest a slightly obscure ARF:

    Mother Earth - Threshold

  • Comment number 25.

    #22 B&B - a friend of mine used to say, "I plan to live forever - so far, so good". You seem to be of the same ilk.

    And, just because no one has achieved it before now, does not make immortality impossible.

    Personally, give me another 30 years of good health and, as long as the end comes very quickly and as a complete surprise, I'll not complain.

    What I certainly wouldn't want is to be sat on a Pacific Island right now being told that there is a 100m high wave heading in my direction and knowing that the highest land is only 95m!

  • Comment number 26.

    #25 - indeed, all round Harry! I think the line "my ambition is to live for ever - so far, so good" came from the 1980s comedy Absolutely. At least that's where I got the idea from originally. It was the same guy who used to do the Welsh character Shadwell I think?

  • Comment number 27.

    #26 We live and learn. Quoting Ecclesiastes, once again as I did last week, "there's nothing new under the sun" :-)

  • Comment number 28.

    morning all

    my arf song is

    something about you-level 42

  • Comment number 29.

    Good Morning All

    Simon, thank you - I take the "Great opening songs in recent weeks coming through" comment as a compliment. So glad you didn't add "well, apart from last week's..."

    No ARFO suggestion from me this week - I'm looking forward to handing over the crown to another blogpoppet. I've taken great care of it, of course...

    Actually, it's a bit chewed on one side where the dog got hold of it. It'll buff out though, you'll never notice. Honestly....

    Deebee X

  • Comment number 30.

    #28 Thank you Gazza - fingets crossed!


  • Comment number 31.

    your welcome deebee

  • Comment number 32.

    From the Guardian: Bobby "Don't Worry, Be Happy" McFerrin is 61 today.

  • Comment number 33.

    #32 - Blimey! I wonder if Osama has woken up with a headache this morning?

  • Comment number 34.

    #18 Thanks PSL :)

    I had completely forgotten that the Liberal Democrats were holding their Spring Conference in Sheffield! o_o I suppose we can expect traffic around the city centre to be even worse than usual then (Take note Sally Traffic!)

    I would love to go and give Clegg and Co a piece of my mind, and maybe help them to locate their backbones!! But I doubt I will get the chance. Oh well, back to seething and impotent rage it is then!

  • Comment number 35.

    #33 - "I wonder if Osama has woken up with a headache this morning?" Oh, I do hope so, B&B, I do hope so! :-)

  • Comment number 36.

    Morning all devastating news about the earthquake and resulting tsunami in Japan makes an ARF seem rather trivial don't you think?

    Anyway U2 "Where The Streets Have No Name" Still gets my vote.


  • Comment number 37.

    Please, please, please...

    Sweet Child of Mine by Guns and Roses...for my son Axel's 10th birthday. An obvious choice for him, despite spelling differences!!!

  • Comment number 38.

    Ah - home again, so once more Hello Fello Blogpopsters

    And also a big smiley Hello to Simon and the Friday Choon Choosing Team.
    About this ARFOpener. This week I'm going for the 80s:

    ERIC CLAPTON - BEHIND THE MASK [Who do you love?]

    Thank you.


  • Comment number 39.

    Horrible news from Japan, that side of the globe really seems to be getting hit horribly at the moment.

    The Wall - the first chance to see it since the last time Roger carted it round the world. Keeps Snowy White nicely employed and able to enjoy his own White Flames and blues projects in between :-).

    Does anyone remember the version Waters did alongside the Berlin Wall? Went out live on one of the TV stations. I remember Snowy White standing on one tower and Andy Fairweatherlow on the other as the main guitarists, I think the Scorpions may have been the "surrogate band", and there were various other guests. Definitely Van Morrison, maybe Sinead O'Conner?

    They had terrible sound problems and there were chunks where songs ground to a halt where nobody knew what was going on. I think they all stayed behind afterwards and did another run through of chunks of it to ensure they had the ability to put out the live album and DVD afterwards.

    It was painful viewing at the time. Personally, I don't think Comfortably Numb works without Gilmour's voice. Everyone thinks about his guitar work, but his voice was essential in much of the Floyd's best work IMO.

    Would like to have seen the original tour - there's definitely a live album that's been made from that tour called "Is There Anybody Out There?" - shame it never had a DVD version, although I think Roger may have an additional solo "Wall" DVD on top of the Berlin job.

  • Comment number 40.

    #34 - Mrs M - don't get me started on Nick Clegg!!

  • Comment number 41.

    Friday Cupcakes for all ...





  • Comment number 42.

    Simon's latest tweet ....

    "So need that earthshattering opening tune for today's all request Friday."

    ............... ooops!!

  • Comment number 43.

    Anyone fancy taking a punt on when in the show Queen get played again? And Tina Turner? And Europe? Because we are the champions it will inevitably be the final countdown, and we will be simply the best. Oo and it will probably be a bit of a Thriller!

    Simon and Co. - lets have an ARF free of Jacko, Tina, Freddie and.... er .... Europe!

  • Comment number 44.

    Hello Simon and everyone,

    ARF - how about Under my thumb by the Rolling Stones especially for Nigel. Hope he's ok, that was horrible for him.


  • Comment number 45.

    #42 do you think he's seen what we've put up so far and isn't impressed? Might have to change my request to Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run


  • Comment number 46.

    I'm very much a firm believer in requesting what YOU want to hear.

    Ok, so it hasn't worked for me yet, but one day, one day!!


  • Comment number 47.

    #46 In all honesty, I don't really care which requests are played. I enjoy the communality of the blog and the shared interest in music. If someone asks for something that intrigues me, I find it online and have a listen anyway. I find it's a useful pointer to half-remembered songs and an introduction to new stuff.

    I love this place!

  • Comment number 48.

    #38 Great choice for the ARFO KatyMac, I have chosen one myself but I would be more than happy to hear yours :)

    #40 Sorry B&B I shall henceforth refer to that fellow as 'He Who Shall Not Be Named...'

    #42 I know Harry! I thought it was an unfortunate turn of phrase too, but I'm sure Mr M didn't mean anything disrespectful by it.

  • Comment number 49.

    #47 Ditto here Harry! :)

  • Comment number 50.

    #49 Hi mrs_moog, I read your blog. Beautifully written and very thought provoking.

  • Comment number 51.

    #48 I'm sure he didn't mean anything disrespectful either; he seems too decent a bloke for that.

  • Comment number 52.

    #50 Thank you for your kind words Harry :) xx

  • Comment number 53.

    #52 I don't want to upset anyone by talking religion but I do hope God was doing something very important somewhere in the universe at 5.46 this morning.

  • Comment number 54.

    @43 .... it'll be a case of Blame It On The Boogie too!


  • Comment number 55.


    I get a real thrill out of hearing other peoples requests read out.

    My request is very tongue in cheek, I know it will never get played, but its become something of a weekly ritual.

    I love the diversity of this blog, which as well as being mainly about music, can also go off in many other directions too.


  • Comment number 56.

    Yikes, I am talking to myself!! LOL!

    #47 is what I should have put.


  • Comment number 57.

    #56 Talking to yourself is sometimes the only way to get an intelligent conversation!

  • Comment number 58.

    Absolutely Harry :)


  • Comment number 59.

    And it's a #50 hat for Harry the Snapper
    ..................... ◒ ◒...............

  • Comment number 60.

    Thank you Katy.

    ARF doesn't seem to attract the same amount of traffic. This time yesterday you were doling out three if I remember correctly?

  • Comment number 61.

    #53 Not sure about God, Harry, but some are blaming this http://theweek.com/article/index/212899/could-a-super-moon-cause-climate-chaos

  • Comment number 62.

    Lunchtime - nicely rounded off by one of KatyMaty's cakes. Thank you!

    If anyone's interested in continuing the religion debate, I've posted a reply to Mrs Moog's blog (link is post 177 from yesterday's Drivetime blog).

    And on an altogether more frivolous note, I've been blogging again myself http://deebeesblog-debbie.blogspot.com/2011/03/holding-out-for-hero.html I'd be grateful if you can spare the time to read. Oh, and can I ask for any comments be posted on the blog itself, rather than here. Just to save me any potential embarrassment. You'll see why.



  • Comment number 63.

    #48 Thanks Mrs_moog :^)

    and greetings Deevs and MTF and Harry and Baxter&B and twigsan and Mo and Debbie and Gazza and Tortie and anyone else ^^^up there that I missed.

    Oh my - we're rather thin on the ground even for a Friday blog.
    Not sure if there are enough of us to do a Queen/Bruce Sweep.
    It may pick up a bit later, but I am not going to be around to do a chart or listen live.

    If you are of a sensitive nature, you may wish to avoid the next paragraph.

    A pic of the Beef Wellington has been posted on Drivetime Fb page.
    I was really hoping it would look as good as it sounded.
    Unfortunately it closely resembles an amputated limb prior to medical treatment. I know this because I've seen one.


  • Comment number 64.

    #53 - here's a thing, and you;re right Harry - never want to offend anyone by talking about religion, but I had a long chat once with a completely bonkers woman who apart from being bonkers was also a missionary zealot who would not accept anyone else's view of god but her own. And I hit her with the "but if God is so kind why does he allow four year old children to die painfully" argument. And what she said was that (to paraphrase)our lives in God are eternal. They have no beginning and no end. Our lives on this earth are so short they are worth nothing other than for what we can give back to God while we are here. But it doesn't matter whether we live eight months or eighty years, because our life in God is eternal. Now - I'm not going to make any comment on that, but it is an argument in defence of events like today from a certain corner of the Christian community.

    On another subject....(cos my blogging time is limited today, so I am cramming everything into one post for now!)... I always suggest songs that I'd like to hear, and it's great to get a mention, and I also know that every one of us has different taste and that - particularly as Simon's is such a good show - it must reflect a broad range of tastes - so I never complain if I don't agree with the songs played. But I do get a bet fed up of "The Final Countdown", Michael Jackson, "Simply the Best" and "Something by Queen" on ARF!!! I can cope with Brucie - I'm not a big fan, but I love Dancing in the Dark and Born to Run, and if far too much Bowie, Beatles, Cure or Smiths were played I would never complain once! But Tina, Michael, Freddie and The Final Countdown belong on another show somewhere further down the dial!!!

    Have lovely afternoons and evenings folks... nice to be meeting one or two of you on Twitter as well!

  • Comment number 65.

    #63 Maybe they posted the wrong picture, Katy...

    Okay, I'll kick off then. How about 4 for Brucie and 12 for Queen?

    Deebee X

  • Comment number 66.

    #62 Great blog Debbie :) xx I have posted a comment on there to spare your blushes here! ;)

    #63 Your welcome! :) I also saw that Beef Wellington pic... *Heaves*

  • Comment number 67.

    Without giving anything away, I have read your blog Deebee, and thought perhaps, you might be requesting some Bonnie Tyler this afternoon? ;-)

    ...Ouch! Just felt a 'virtual' kick under the desk!

    It was a lovely read, and I will probably post a reply there and not here!

  • Comment number 68.

    #66 Thanks very much Mrs Moog, I appreciate it. I'll have a look when I get home.

  • Comment number 69.

    I reckon it will be a Queen opener, especially as Simon or 'Enid' talked of 'Tie Your Mother Down' as a good contender in his blog last Friday.

  • Comment number 70.

    #67 LOL! I don't think you are giving anything away, as it's in the link.

  • Comment number 71.

    #63 Of course that should have been - You're welcome! *Raps own knuckles with ruler!*

    #64 B&B I thought the answer to - Why does God let bad things happen? Was that he gave us free will :-/ I have heard about our lives being eternal through God though, and if you are a believer I suppose that must bring much comfort at times of hardship and great sorrow. I tend to think religion was invented as a way of getting people to accept, and endure terrible things in this life, in hopes of being rewarded in the next life. I could be wrong, but religion seems to flourish and be stronger in places of great suffering and deprivation.

    On the music issue - I have sort of come to accept that ARF will generally be a mix of ABBA, Queen, Bruce Springsteen, Status Quo with the odd bit of Michael Jackson or Madonna thrown in for good measure! There is the OCCASIONAL unexpected delight, but by and large ARF offers no great musical surprises. I still listen though, and will keep listening (although I am less sad if I miss Friday's Drivetime than the Mon-Thur shows) A bit more variety wouldn't go a miss! I hope NYM or whoever peruses this blog, takes that as constructive criticism because I DO love the show, and have been a loyal listener since day one! :) Mind you, as the choice is down to whoever phones in, I don't suppose Simon and the team can be held responsible for it, unless they turn away perfectly good tunes in favour of old faithfuls!!

  • Comment number 72.

    #64 I used to like Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Want To Have Fun, which is also a popular choice for those who ring in on their way to a hen night. Now I've added it to the Europe, Tina Turner, Spruce Springgreen pile!

  • Comment number 73.


    Deebeedeebeedeebs - meant to say before ... perhaps it's my OS/Browser set-up, but I am finding it quite difficult to read what you have written [a pale grey/blue shade] against the swirly sunshiny orange magnificence of the background.

    I am short-sighted so I only wear specs for distance work and still don't require them for reading, so I've eliminated 'dodgy eyesight' as one of the causes. lol.

    Would be interested to hear your other reader's comments ..

  • Comment number 74.

    #73 Point taken - maybe I need to have another look at the design.

  • Comment number 75.


    after Lolling at Mrs_M correcting her apostrophe fail - I have a hunch that my penultimate word in the post to Deebs should be readers' comments by iimplication - there is more than one other!

  • Comment number 76.


    oooh - I don't want you to go changing anything just on my sayso Deebs - it might be just me! The heading Deebeesblog is lovely and clear and proper stands out from the backdrop ...

  • Comment number 77.

    #71 - Mrs M - I think you are right to a degree. Some days I am a card carrying atheist, and some days I fall on my knees and ask for forgiveness! I am a bit like Rory McG the other night - you can't escape your upbringing, however much you run. When I'm in a cynical mood though, I often think that religion was invented so that blokes could get their washing done for free AND get the best cheese, while wifey slaved away and made do with the scraps. And it still feels like that sometimes. That rule applies to pre-Christian religions and to the Church of England - all this hoo ha about women vicars... the argument being that in a church men should do the important stuff and women clean the brasses! But - when I have a church it is a Methodist one - we don't have any of that nonsense. Plenty of female ministers and not a lot of brass. And plenty of hymns!

    ARF...some weeks it's great, because there will be a whole host of songs that I could have picked - one week fairly recently had REM followed by XTC followed by Talking Heads one after another - my perfect night in! And some weeks ain't so good for my tastes. An d I agree about Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - there must be other hen night songs out there? Apart from Dancing Queen. I very often request a stomping glam guitar-heavy classic for the opener - Sweet, Slade, TRex etc, because I think they sound great coming out after a long bit of serious stuff on the news. So to that end, while it's a bti late in the day, let's go for another pop at...

    REBEL REBEL - David Bowie



  • Comment number 78.

    Apropos of chattage above:

    I have an updated list of All 52 ARF Openers - the ones that have emerged triumphant when Simon is in the chair. Would anyone care to see it?

  • Comment number 79.

    #78 Yes, KatyMac I would :)

  • Comment number 80.

    #78 Yes please Katy.

    Day hasn't gone to plan (I really shouldn't be surprised anymore). Will have more time to join in later.


  • Comment number 81.

    #76 I'm just jealous really - I wear contact lenses for distance AND still need glasses for reading!

    #78 Yes please!

  • Comment number 82.


    OK this is FROM latest TO earliest
    ★ indicates played at least twice

    Wizzard – See My Baby Jive★
    Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark
    Blues Brothers — Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
    Soft Cell — Tainted Love
    T. Rex — Metal Guru
    Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band — Hollywood Nights
    Joe Walsh — Life's Been Good
    The Who — Won't Get Fooled Again★
    Steely Dan — Reelin' In The Years
    Slade — Merry Xmas Everybody
    Sweet — Blockbuster
    Talking Heads — Once In A Lifetime
    Free — All Right Now
    KISS — God Gave Rock And Roll To You II
    Gloria Gaynor — I Will Survive
    Tony Christie — Is This The Way To Amarillo
    Chris Rea — Let's Dance
    The Who — Won't Get Fooled Again★
    AC/DC — Whole Lotta Rosie
    Patrick Hernandez — Born To Be Alive
    Supertramp — It's Raining Again
    Bruce Springsteen — Born In The USA
    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts — I Love Rock 'n' Roll★
    Donna Summer — I Feel Love
    Eddie & The Hot Rods — Do Anything You Want To Do
    U2 — Pride (In The Name Of Love)
    Thin Lizzy — Jailbreak
    Led Zeppelin — Whole Lotta Love
    Traveling Wilburys — Handle With Care
    Queen — Tie Your Mother Down
    Earth, Wind & Fire With The Emotions — Boogie Wonderland
    Wizzard — See My Baby Jive★
    Meat Loaf & Cher — Deadringer For Love
    Slade — Cum On Feel The Noize★
    The Eagles — Take It Easy
    Love Affair — Everlasting Love
    The Knack — My Sharona
    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts — I Love Rock 'n' Roll★
    Meat Loaf — Bat Out Of Hell
    Slade — Cum On Feel The Noize★
    Faces — Stay With Me
    The Jacksons — Blame It On The Boogie
    Led Zeppelin — Rock 'n' Roll★
    ZZ Top — Sharp Dressed Man
    Tom Petty — Runnin' Down A Dream
    Derek and the Dominos — Layla
    Rush — The Spirit Of Radio
    Whitesnake — Here I Go Again (Remix)
    Led Zeppelin — Rock 'n' Roll★
    Elvis Costello & The Attractions — Pump It Up
    Thin Lizzy — The Boys Are Back In Town
    Madness — Baggy Trousers
    Queen — Don't Stop Me Now

  • Comment number 83.

    I think we may be safe from the 'Final Countdown' as Steve Wright has just played it.

  • Comment number 84.

    #82 Thank you for that Katy :)

    There certainly does seem to be a strong leaning towards rock songs, and it only feels like Bruce Springsteen is the ARFO every week! LOL

  • Comment number 85.

    I know I'm too late for....

    PRETTY IN PINK ~ The Psychedelic Furs

    Lucie'sMum x

  • Comment number 86.

    Right! My time's up for a bit because my twins will be home any second! I shall probably be loitering with intent later on though! :D

    BFN xx

  • Comment number 87.

    KatyMac... that must have taken you AGES to sort!!! :o)

  • Comment number 88.

    B&B - live and let live, that's what I say (see my reply to Mrs Moog's blog). But can I just take you to task on one thing - your comment that religion was 'invented'. That implies that someone consciously thought it up as a good idea - a bit like a bagless vacuum cleaner or a phone you can carry around with you. But people who have faith in a higher being aren't necessarily making the decision to believe as some sort of addition to their life that will improve it in some way (although I agree that does sometimes happen). In fact, some people come to a belief in God almost against their will. Such as CS Lewis, for example.

    Okay, back to frivolity...


  • Comment number 89.

    #82 Looks like it's time we had 'Dont' stop me now' again...


  • Comment number 90.

    #82 #89 and not a Level 42 track in sight :(

  • Comment number 91.

    What a great list KatyMac - really interesting. And of the tracks duplicated - Wizzard, The Who, Joan Jett - I heartily approve! No Bowie Smiths or Cure though, so come on NYM!!!!

    #85 - LuciesMum - you can never be too late playing this. Fantastic song.

  • Comment number 92.

    #82 Katy - are these in any order? That is, is the most recently played at the top?

  • Comment number 93.

    #92 It is indeed! That was my suggestion last week :o)

  • Comment number 94.

    #88 Debbie...well, you know, I do wonder whether religion (as opposed to faith) was "invented". Faith is something you or I either have or don't have within ourselves - faith is the belief. "Religion" is the organisation of that belief into a structure that works for society, so Islam, Christianity, Hinduism etc, and then sub divided into Catholicism, Sunni, Methodism etc. Now I think that individuals can develop faith independently (or as you say even against their will) but religion is an imposed structure which tells us HOW to use our faith. Which is why people with devout faith rarely cause trouble in the world but religions cause more trouble than anything else apart from malaria! And I can't help thinking that most of the religions in the world favour blokes and give them all the power and give the women the rubbish jobs to do. Sorry to still be being a bit heavy, man! Lets have a song...

  • Comment number 95.

    Soon be time for Tom Petty - Runnin' Down a Dream to played again then!

    I would still like to hear James - Sit Down.

    In fact, I was going to suggest (not, strictly speaking, a Friday thing) a 3 Worder:


  • Comment number 96.

    Let's have......

    SEE MY BABY JIVE - Wizzard

  • Comment number 97.

    #94 - Seminal work on this, although published in 1970, is Kate Millet's Sexual Politics

  • Comment number 98.

    Afternoon each

    For ARF - 'Start me up' - The Rolling Stones please.


  • Comment number 99.

    #97 - Indeed - had a girlfriend back in the day who rammed that down my throat ad infinitum!

    Is there a hat knocking around here somehwre? Or a cup cake?

  • Comment number 100.



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