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13:47 UK time, Wednesday, 7 February 2007

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It's time for the Punorama results.

As ever, we gave you a story and you sent us punning headlines.

This week's story was news that the Beatles could be set to storm up the charts again when their songs become available online.

A decades-old dispute - with computer firm Apple, over the Fab Four's apple logo - had meant pop pickers could not download the band's songs legally.

But the two camps have reached a deal, heralding the Beatles' launch on iTunes and a return to the Top 40.

Hmm, who’d have thought that so many of you would take song titles for inspiration…

There’s the psychedelic Lucy in iTunes with downloads (Kevin of Glasgow) and Lucy in the hi-fi with iTunes (Nigel Macarthur, who also sent in Hey, Tunes…)

Then there’s Niall Nugent’s I wanna download your band, Gareth Jones’ Let it B-side and Murray Milne’s It’s been a hard decades’ fight.

Nicely done is Lovely data, media-played by Helene Parry. And fellow Monitor regular Candace is on fire, contributing An Apple delay kept the Fab Four away, Pomme Together AND, best of the bunch, When I’m 64(MB).

As if to prove that great minds think alike (or is it weak minds never differ?), fellow regular Simon Rooke contributes When I’m 64 bit (as does Grollope).

Simon’s on firmer ground with Back in the USB bar, derived from the song which inspired Andrea K to contribute Back in the UK pop charts, which we also liked.

For achievement without recourse to Beatles’ song titles, let's hear it for William Dewe contributes Don't upset the Apple Mac-Cartney; Offshore Alan weighs in with Download Re-peel for Apple; David Gorton with The apple of your i-pod; Phil’s Repeatlemania; and, last but not least, Pomme my soul by Kip.

Comments

  1. At 12:42 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Martin Price wrote:

    Resolver

  2. At 12:50 PM on 06 Feb 2007, lynn wrote:

    Set for a Mersey Killing

  3. At 12:51 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Bob wrote:

    Apple lets you download Mac!

  4. At 12:56 PM on 06 Feb 2007, lynn wrote:

    'Pool resources

  5. At 01:02 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Niall Nugent wrote:


    We have worked it out.

  6. At 01:03 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Matt Collinson wrote:

    The Beatles worm their way into Apple.

  7. At 01:12 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Gareth Jones, Isle of Anglesey wrote:

    Back in the US A&R

  8. At 01:14 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Simon Rooke wrote:

    You're taking the pith.

  9. At 01:20 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Mike Monk wrote:

    Apple decider

  10. At 01:23 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Patrick Mcgarry wrote:

    iPaul

  11. At 01:24 PM on 06 Feb 2007, lynn wrote:

    Hey you've got to give your songs
    away

  12. At 01:33 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Simon Rooke wrote:

    Would you Adam and Eve it?

  13. At 01:34 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Ryan W wrote:

    Let it be... Downloaded!

  14. At 01:36 PM on 06 Feb 2007, David wrote:

    Deal over forbidden fruit leads to record payout for the Beatles.

  15. At 01:41 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Mike Monk wrote:

    Apple Decider

  16. At 01:43 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Gareth Jones, Isle of Anglesey wrote:

    Apple Corp. Buy Me!

  17. At 01:43 PM on 06 Feb 2007, David wrote:

    Deal over forbidden fruit leads to record payout for Beatles.

  18. At 01:46 PM on 06 Feb 2007, PJ, West Yorks, thelbiq.co.uk wrote:

    Flat cap and ferret.

  19. At 01:47 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Niall Nugent wrote:

    Yesterday, all my downloads seemed so far away.

  20. At 01:47 PM on 06 Feb 2007, John Coulthard wrote:

    Can Buy Me Love

  21. At 01:47 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Simon Rooke wrote:

    Would you Adam and Eve it?

  22. At 01:49 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Andrew Wilde wrote:

    pay-for-back (copy) writer

    or

    will you still need me, will you still feed me, when i'm 64 pence per track!

  23. At 01:50 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Andrew Wilde wrote:

    pay-for-back (copy) writer

    or

    will you still need me, will you still feed me, when i'm 64 pence per track!

  24. At 01:51 PM on 06 Feb 2007, lynn wrote:

    Hey you,ve got to give your songs
    away
    Apple of my I pod

  25. At 01:52 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Nigel wrote:

    Steven Jobs gets Apple’s Logo Banned.

  26. At 01:52 PM on 06 Feb 2007, QJ wrote:

    "John, Paul, George and Ring-tone"

  27. At 01:52 PM on 06 Feb 2007, John Coulthard wrote:

    Can Buy Me Love

  28. At 01:53 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Douglas Lee wrote:

    Beatles get new Apple appeal as Inc dries on Corps deal

  29. At 01:54 PM on 06 Feb 2007, John Coulthard wrote:

    Can Buy Me Love

  30. At 01:55 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Patrick McGarry wrote:

    iPaul

  31. At 01:56 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Craig Wall wrote:

    Apple's true deal
    I-pod the Walrus

  32. At 01:56 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Alexander Lewis Jones wrote:

    Applely ever after.

  33. At 02:00 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Mike Monk wrote:

    Apple Decider

  34. At 02:05 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Douglas Lee wrote:

    Beatles get new Apple appeal as Inc dries on Corps deal

  35. At 02:07 PM on 06 Feb 2007, John Coulthard wrote:

    Can Buy Me Love

  36. At 02:08 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Cayley wrote:

    Mac's well silver apple

  37. At 02:10 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Michael Sargent wrote:

    A pleasant beat

  38. At 02:13 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Simon Rooke wrote:

    Grab apples

  39. At 02:14 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Minty wrote:


    Apple - let it be

  40. At 02:16 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Mike Grimes wrote:

    iPod saw her standing there.

  41. At 02:21 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Nigel Macarthur wrote:

    Here Comes The Money.

  42. At 02:23 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Nigel Macarthur wrote:

    A Hard Day's Fight...

  43. At 02:23 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Nigel Macarthur wrote:

    I'm Down(loading)

  44. At 02:26 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Mark Bohan, Dublin wrote:

    The new look Beatles back catalog:
    iJude
    iWant to hold your hand
    iFeel fine
    iSaw her standing there
    etc.


  45. At 02:27 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Nigel Macarthur wrote:

    I Wanna Own Your Band

  46. At 02:28 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Kirsten wrote:

    The Beatles: 'Appley back in the charts

  47. At 02:31 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Nigel Macarthur wrote:

    Just The Jobs

  48. At 02:34 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Kip wrote:

    Hard Core Music

  49. At 02:34 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Simon Rooke wrote:

    Top of the Pips

  50. At 02:36 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Nigel Macarthur wrote:

    Golden Numbers

  51. At 02:36 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Nigel Macarthur wrote:

    Give Steve A Chance

  52. At 02:37 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Kip wrote:

    Pipped at the post

  53. At 02:37 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Robin, Edinburgh wrote:

    Yesterpay

    Or

    Hard Drive My Car (payments)

    Or

    We can work it out

    Or

    Can buy me Love

    Or

    Tracksman

    Or

    Beatles songs available Here, There and Everywhere

    (that's enough...)

  54. At 02:42 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Kip wrote:

    Apple Juice

  55. At 02:43 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Simon Rooke wrote:

    Rotten to the Corps

  56. At 02:43 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Kip wrote:

    Jobs for the Boys

  57. At 02:43 PM on 06 Feb 2007, William Dewe wrote:

    Don't Upset the Apple Mac-Cartney!

  58. At 02:44 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Nigel Macarthur wrote:

    The Grabbed Four

  59. At 02:45 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Nigel Macarthur wrote:

    Mersey Neat

  60. At 02:47 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Gareth Jones, Isle of Anglesey wrote:

    She's got to Click-it to Buy

  61. At 02:47 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Simon Rooke wrote:

    Logo emotion

  62. At 02:47 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Nigel Macarthur wrote:

    The 'Ave 'Em Club

  63. At 02:49 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Glenn J wrote:

    Jobs: For the boys

  64. At 02:50 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Nigel Macarthur wrote:

    The 'Ave 'Em Club

  65. At 02:50 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Andy Wilde wrote:

    will you still need me, will you still feed me, when i'm 64 pence per track!

  66. At 02:51 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Nigel Macarthur wrote:

    Lucy In The Sky With iTunes

  67. At 02:52 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Gary Seymour wrote:

    Would you Adam and Eve it? Bet Michael Jackson's laughing NOW!

  68. At 02:52 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Nigel Macarthur wrote:

    Pretty Penny Lane

  69. At 02:53 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Simon Rooke wrote:

    John, Paul, George and Bingo!

  70. At 03:02 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Helene Parry wrote:

    I wanna load your brand

  71. At 03:05 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Simon Rooke wrote:

    It's Apple wack

  72. At 03:16 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Simon Rooke wrote:

    Help! I need Steve Jobby...

  73. At 03:20 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Robb wrote:

    Penny gains are in my ears and on my iPod

  74. At 03:29 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Candace wrote:

    Downloading Ringo's

  75. At 03:31 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Candace wrote:

    Beatles with an 'A' for Apple

  76. At 04:15 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Candace wrote:

    Now here man

  77. At 04:22 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Anne wrote:

    The Long and Winding Download

  78. At 04:23 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Gillian Eaton wrote:

    Apple turnover

  79. At 04:27 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Helen wrote:

    Chart aux pommes

  80. At 04:29 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Candace wrote:

    Now here man

  81. At 04:31 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Andrea K wrote:

    Back In The UK Pop Chart

  82. At 04:32 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Candace wrote:

    Now here man

  83. At 04:33 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Simon Rooke wrote:

    Claimants papers only hurts the band

  84. At 04:37 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Paul wrote:

    Appley Ever After

  85. At 04:42 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Paul wrote:

    79 Penny Lane

  86. At 04:44 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Pix6, Vienna wrote:

    pip pip hooray

    Ruling from the Court of A-peel

    Hey, Jude-icial agreement reached!

  87. At 04:44 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Candace wrote:

    Here comes the run

  88. At 04:44 PM on 06 Feb 2007, J Bright wrote:

    Chart Days Re-ignite

  89. At 04:47 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Kip wrote:

    My PC has a Beatle drive.

  90. At 04:47 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Phil, Cardiff wrote:

    iWalrus

  91. At 04:48 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Gillian Eaton wrote:

    Apple turnover

  92. At 04:51 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Mark Wrighton wrote:

    Hey Jude, don't let her down-load

  93. At 05:01 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Kip wrote:

    A Taste of Money

  94. At 05:04 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Keith wrote:

    iCame, iSaw, iConquered

  95. At 05:07 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Simon Rooke wrote:

    It's Apple, wack

  96. At 05:15 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Helene Parry wrote:

    Hello, good buy

  97. At 05:17 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Mark wrote:

    "We now live with a mellow apple that's green"

  98. At 05:18 PM on 06 Feb 2007, QJ wrote:

    John, Paul, George & Ring-tone

  99. At 05:25 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Stephen Ross wrote:

    Come Together
    You Never Give Me Your Money
    The End

    All suitable puns and all songtitles from the Abbey Road Album. Please can I get a special mention

  100. At 05:47 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Helene Parry wrote:

    Get back catalogue

  101. At 05:48 PM on 06 Feb 2007, David wrote:

    It's Top of the iTunes for the Fab 40

  102. At 06:02 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Brian Gunn wrote:

    John, Paul George and Gringo!

  103. At 06:23 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Brian Gunn wrote:

    Jobs for the Boys

  104. At 06:35 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Brian Gunn wrote:

    Apple turnover

  105. At 06:36 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Christy wrote:

    Let It Be, Mac, Let It Be

  106. At 06:41 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Simon Robinson wrote:

    While my iPod Gently weeps

  107. At 06:46 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Helene Parry wrote:

    Can buy me "LOVE"

  108. At 07:18 PM on 06 Feb 2007, david lowe wrote:

    I'm Downloading
    Let It Download
    Free As An mp3
    All Itunes Want Is You
    Because Itunes Love You
    Itunes Don't Want To Spoil The Party
    Itunes Feel Fine
    Itunes Need You
    Itunes Should Have Known Better
    Itunes Want To Hold Your Hand

  109. At 07:26 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Sam Kleeman wrote:

    Substitute for prison: An apple for an apple

  110. At 07:43 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Stig wrote:

    Apple of my i-Tune

  111. At 07:44 PM on 06 Feb 2007, S Murray wrote:

    Don't Let Me Download

  112. At 07:58 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Grollope wrote:

    Here's a couple of songs reworked:-


    Why Don't we do it download?

    When I'm 64 bits.

    I'm only bleeping.

    Cheers,
    Bill

  113. At 08:15 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Gareth Jones wrote:

    Top of the Pips

  114. At 09:00 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Helene Parry wrote:

    Don't let me download

  115. At 09:03 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Helene Parry wrote:

    Digital history law

  116. At 09:25 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Michael Bailey wrote:

    Ap-please please me

  117. At 10:39 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Mojzis Stukpa wrote:

    Apple-less Beatles beat Apple less

  118. At 11:46 PM on 06 Feb 2007, Simon Rooke wrote:

    Beatles For Sale, again

  119. At 12:53 AM on 07 Feb 2007, norm brown wrote:

    Golden! Delicious!!

  120. At 01:03 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Murray Milne wrote:

    A Hard Decade's Fight

  121. At 07:13 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Simon Rooke wrote:

    Oh no! Not my baby

  122. At 07:23 AM on 07 Feb 2007, David Dee wrote:

    Can't Buy Me Bluff

  123. At 07:32 AM on 07 Feb 2007, David Dee wrote:

    Can't Buy Me Bluff

  124. At 07:39 AM on 07 Feb 2007, tim mcmahon wrote:


    1)Hey Jude,do'nt download me now.
    2)Apple crumble is good for you.
    3)The apple of ones 'eye-pod'.
    4)Pip,pip hooray.

  125. At 08:09 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Nigel Macarthur wrote:

    I'm Fixing An Old (Dispute)

  126. At 09:21 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Peter Forrester wrote:

    Pleased pleas for Mersey

  127. At 09:23 AM on 07 Feb 2007, PJ, West Yorks, thelbiq.co.uk wrote:

    Grafted Apples

  128. At 09:37 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Peter Forrester wrote:

    Pleased pleas for Mersey

  129. At 09:40 AM on 07 Feb 2007, PJ, West Yorks, thelbiq.co.uk wrote:

    Beatles Jobs grafting Apples

  130. At 09:45 AM on 07 Feb 2007, PJ, West Yorks, thelbiq.co.uk wrote:

    Grafted Apples

  131. At 09:58 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Offshore Alan wrote:

    Apple pips Apple - Core blimey !

  132. At 10:02 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Pip wrote:

    An Apple a day keeps the lawyers in pay.

  133. At 10:03 AM on 07 Feb 2007, SaneScientist wrote:

    Can buy me love.

    or

    You never give me your money

  134. At 10:08 AM on 07 Feb 2007, PJ, West Yorks, thelbiq.co.uk wrote:

    Old Apple Corps grafted onto younger Apple

  135. At 10:16 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Susan wrote:

    Appellant's Fab Fourtunes

  136. At 10:17 AM on 07 Feb 2007, PJ, West Yorks, thelbiq.co.uk wrote:

    How to graft Apples

  137. At 10:17 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Gearoid O'Muimeachain wrote:

    An Apple a Day kept the Beatles Away!

  138. At 10:19 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Gearoid O'Muimeachain wrote:

    An Apple a Day kept the Beatles Away!

  139. At 10:22 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Phil wrote:

    Resurrection Shuffle

  140. At 10:23 AM on 07 Feb 2007, PJ, West Yorks, thelbiq.co.uk wrote:

    How to graft Apples

  141. At 10:27 AM on 07 Feb 2007, PJ, West Yorks, thelbiq.co.uk wrote:

    How two well known Apples were finally grafted

  142. At 10:51 AM on 07 Feb 2007, PJ, West Yorks, thelbiq.co.uk wrote:

    After years of resistance, well known Apples are finally grafted

  143. At 10:51 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Helene Parry wrote:

    Apple & BlackBerry chart

  144. At 10:53 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Will Parkhouse wrote:

    iTunes Want to Hold Your Hand

  145. At 10:54 AM on 07 Feb 2007, sarah trieste italy wrote:

    Apple branches out.


    Apple bytes


    Apple Come together.

  146. At 10:55 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Offshore Alan wrote:

    Apple latest: Online comeback for Granny's Myth

  147. At 10:58 AM on 07 Feb 2007, sarah trieste italy wrote:

    Apple branches out.


    Apple bytes.


  148. At 10:58 AM on 07 Feb 2007, PJ, West Yorks, thelbiq.co.uk wrote:

    Apples to be grafted

  149. At 11:01 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Murray Milne wrote:

    It's been a Hard Decades' Fight.

  150. At 11:02 AM on 07 Feb 2007, PJ, West Yorks, thelbiq.co.uk wrote:

    After years of resistance, well known Apples are finally grafted

  151. At 11:04 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Niall Nugent wrote:

    All ipod to do

  152. At 11:05 AM on 07 Feb 2007, PJ, West Yorks, thelbiq.co.uk wrote:

    Apples to be grafted

  153. At 11:05 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Helene Parry wrote:

    Apple & BlackBerry chart

  154. At 11:19 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Offshore Alan wrote:

    Apple comeback for Granny's Myth

  155. At 11:21 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Danny Burke wrote:

    Yes today
    Mac sells Silver Hammer

  156. At 11:27 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Niall Nugent wrote:

    The Quarrel Men

  157. At 11:33 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Kieran Boyle wrote:

    Greater than ipod

  158. At 11:34 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Gareth Jones, Isle of Anglesey wrote:

    Apple in pairs

  159. At 11:43 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Gareth Jones, Isle of Anglesey wrote:

    iPod now holds your band

  160. At 11:54 AM on 07 Feb 2007, Pat wrote:

    Apple Turnover

  161. At 12:51 PM on 07 Feb 2007, Cliff S wrote:

    Sergeant Peppers Lots of Downloads Planned

  162. At 12:56 PM on 07 Feb 2007, Candace wrote:

    Let it MP3

  163. At 12:58 PM on 07 Feb 2007, Boris wrote:

    Pip pip, pip pip - Yeah!

    ; )

  164. At 01:00 PM on 07 Feb 2007, Sally wrote:

    Talkin' 'bout a resolution

  165. At 01:10 PM on 07 Feb 2007, Joseph Sutherland wrote:

    Apple-Macca

  166. At 01:21 PM on 07 Feb 2007, Kip wrote:

    She loves you. Pear! Pear! Pear!

  167. At 01:26 PM on 07 Feb 2007, Boris wrote:

    Top of the Pips

    ; )

  168. At 01:28 PM on 07 Feb 2007, Kip wrote:

    Apple juiced

  169. At 01:33 PM on 07 Feb 2007, David Davies wrote:

    Forbidden fruit deal leads to record payout for Beatles.

  170. At 01:38 PM on 07 Feb 2007, Mike Thomas wrote:

    I thought apples were better for producing No 2s rather than No 1s

  171. At 01:48 PM on 07 Feb 2007, Mike Thomas wrote:

    The Beatles may be bigger than God, but not bigger than Jobs

  172. At 02:11 PM on 07 Feb 2007, Kerry Gluck wrote:

    It's Been a Hard Day's Byte....

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