« Previous | Main | Next »

They've gone where?

Simon Mayo | 10:35 UK time, Friday, 20 April 2012

Hooray for that Friday feeling and all the optimism for the weekend. It's like a Christmas Eve every week; it might be that it's just another mooch through shopping, tv and family but who knows? It might be the best ever, full of rocknroll spontaneity, glamour and a lottery win. Me? I'd settle for a day when I don't lose 1500 words from the new book. For some unknown reason, a whole chapter just upped and left yesterday. I spent quite a while rootling around in the on-line advice world to find out if these words might still exist somewhere in a hidden folder in cyberspace. In the end I decided to write them again while they were still vaguely familiar and late last night, still raging against the machine, I finished. And who knows, maybe version 2 will be better. Or make no sense, one of the two.

This morning's soundtrack is an old The Band compilation which I never worked my way through, but hearing again all that great Levon Helm music last night after he passed away yesterday, has made it a must-listen today. And Dirt Farmer was a great record.

So today, a 2 show day as 5 Live beckons again for some movie chat for 2 hours till 4, and then to R2 for some Drivetime ARF and a party to start the weekend with a flourish. I'm thinking something big, bright and brassy, what about you?

Have an energy-filled and computer crash-free Friday, see you after 2 and 5.

Comments

Page 1 of 2

  • Comment number 1.

    For HOFFS please:

    DEATH TO MY HOMETOWN - Bruce Springsteen





    For SHONA W please:

    BAMA, LAMA, BAMA LOO - Little Richard

  • Comment number 2.

    Good morning all - lovely sunny day so far.........

    I think

    LETS TWIST AGAIN - CHUBBY CHECKER

    would get the party going, and hopefully not put too many backs out!!

    JW

  • Comment number 3.

    Good morning everybody!

    Bored to tears on a training course yesterday.
    The coffee was good though ;)

    Congrats on all the menshes yesterday.

    ARFO
    LOVE SPREADS - STONE ROSES

    Off to the coffee machine....
    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 4.

    Morning Simon, team, NYM, and autosaved bloggers.

    Oh, the pain of losing a document you've spent hours working on. Been there, done that, got the hole in the wall.

    Big, bright and brassy you say? Bet Lynch for ARFO! Would look good as a slogan on a T Shirt. But wouldn't be understood my many, except the DT inner sanctum.

    Could it be the week to initiate THE JAM into the ARFO Hall of Fame?? Ask those nice people in Queen and Rush to make some space....

    TOWN CALLED MALICE - The Jam

    GOING UNDERGROUND - The Jam

    ETON RIFLES - The Jam

    NEW ORLEANS - Gillan

    REAL WILD CHILD or THE PASSENGER - Iggy Pop

    I WISH - Stevie Wonder

    ARE YOU GONNA BE MY GIRL - Jet

    ..and if all else fails,

    JOHNNY BE GOODE - Chuck Berry

    Good day all

    JBG

  • Comment number 5.

    Ah! At last! Good Morning!

    ARFO -

    Well just for a change (Ha!) I'd like to request something by FOREIGNER please - never been played as ARFO -

    URGENT

    JUKE BOX HERO

    COLD AS ICE

    FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME

    HEAD GAMES

    HOT BLOODED

    Take your pick!



    And then of course there's always -


    THE BEAT by The Look



    Happy Friday!

  • Comment number 6.

    Good morning Simon, Team & Blogpoppets!

    Sorry to hear about your techy problems yesterday, Simon. I hope the rewrite is even better than the original.

    No ARFO from me this week but a plea for a song that hasn't been played before as ARFO. Or if that's too much to hope for at least one that hasn't been played for a wee while.

    No #ff either but I look forward to seeing what other bloggers come up with. I have been using the shuffle button on my existing collection that I can just let wash over me.

    x

  • Comment number 7.

    Morning one and all.......................3 word Friday.........very very late........but obviously not alone!............................................good ol' Mr Sunshine is back in this part of Cambs..............hope he stays for a while...................................


    DO ANYTHING YOU WANT TO DO - EDDIE & THE HOTRODS

    SQUEEZEBOX - THE WHO

    LADY MARMALADE - LA BELLE

    WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOING ON - JERRY LEE LEWIS

    MUSTANG SALLY - WILSON PICKETT

    ONEWAY OR ANOTHER - BLONDIE


    or maybe you might like.................................................................


    STAY WITH ME - THE FACES



    Couldn't decide today............................Happy Friday everyone..............

    Dougal x...............................................................................................

  • Comment number 8.

    Good morning everyone.

    ARFO? Well, it’s 21 years ago today that we lost Steve Marriott so how about:

    SHA LA LA LA LEE by THE SMALL FACES

    And, for anyone who isn’t aware what a great rock voice Marriott was blessed with, and a great all-round rock ‘n’ roller to boot, treat yourself to a listen to this, Humble Pie live in 1970*:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbgef8S-xqc


    *PSL, I don’t think you need bother ;0)

  • Comment number 9.

    Oh, DAVID WATTS or BEAT SURRENDER by THE JAM

    or

    even bigger and brassier WALLS COME TUMBLING DOWN - Style Council

    might also sound rather fine.

  • Comment number 10.

    Hi again everyone

    ALONE AGAIN OR ~ The Damned

    I CAN'T EXPLAIN ~ The Who

    ROCKING ALL OVER THE WORLD ~ Status Quo

    BORN TO BE WILD ~ Steppenwolf

    and one from way back....

    PALISADES PARK ~ Freddy Cannon

  • Comment number 11.

    #4 LOL John, I would be very happy indeed if The Jam made it into the hall of fame/infamy ;-)

    x

  • Comment number 12.

    Happy Fridays all round and Hello Simon, Drive Team & Constructors
    :^)

    RIP indeed for the late great Levon Helm. My first proper grown-up gig just happened to be at Wembley Stadium ... The Band played. As did Joni Mitchell. And a couple of other acts. Oh yes - Crosby, Stills Nash & Young were there as well.
    http://www.ukrockfestivals.com/wembley-1974.html

    ARFO choice for now ..

    DON'T BREAK MY HEART AGAIN - WHITESNAKE from 1981

  • Comment number 13.

    I do fear my wish won't be granted. Have just seen the suggestions on fb :-(

    x

  • Comment number 14.

    Good morning all

    Just been shopping with Mrs Vildeen to the local Hypermarket and as usual parked on the corner of the approach roundabout was the man with his trailer on which was mounted his 3 vast drums of draught local vine. Todays special offer was Merlot at 1.90 euros a litre !

    Now then if I can still concentrate on a selection for today ARF opener can I suggest

    EVER FALLEN IN LOVE - THE BUZZCOCKS

    Enjoy the weekend

  • Comment number 15.

    Morning All,

    Enjoying the sunshine while it lasts. Very dark clouds looming on the horizon.

    Hows about

    Are you gonna go my way - Lenny Kravitz

    Maybes Laters

    A.

  • Comment number 16.

    #11 Mo - listening to them at the moment. Just fantastically good musicians making really good songs. By the way, I remembered I never replied to your message the other day about travelling during the Olympics - no advice really, except to add lots of extra time!

  • Comment number 17.

    Big, bright and brassy? Surely that means my perennial suggestion of

    CHICAGO - 25 or 6 to 4

    fits the bill, doesn't it?

    Also suggested via Twitter (though not big, bold and brassy):
    JOHN KONGOS - He's Gonna Step On You Again

  • Comment number 18.

    *is listening her way through the ARFO suggestions so far ...*

    LOVE un-busy Fridays.

    :^D

  • Comment number 19.

    #6, #11, #13 Mo
    I don't 'do' FriendFace, but I can imagine

    #all
    Request for assistance after the ARFO-chase has settled down, after lunch probably.

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 20.

    OK, so Big & Brassy? Isn't that a dubious top shelfer.....?

    ROCKARIA - ELO or

    GENO - Dexys Midnight Runners or

    EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE - Blues Brothers

  • Comment number 21.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Aargh the woes of the computer crash....happened to me on Wednesday and lost 5 hours work and in my new contract too! 1st week has gone well, a client who I am doing the VAT return for was impressed at the speed I had got back to her with queries as I was faster than the lady on maternity leave!

    Absolutely on a high as a result of Chelsea's win against Barcelona on Wednesday and I so want them to win the Champions League final more than ever now for very personal reasons which I would rather not mention here as this is such a jolly place ;'(.

    And my ARFO:

    HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS - Bob Seger

    Laters my lovelies

    Mandy ;)

    PS Still on chapter 3 of Itch!!

  • Comment number 22.

    #4.......John......my very first ever ARFO suggestion was for A Town Called Malice..........but a little typo crept in and I suggested A Town Called Alice........I now cringe everytime I see it typed on this blog!............surprised that the modders let such a numpty in!...............................................................

    Dougal x...........................................................................................

  • Comment number 23.

    #22 Dougal, if the modders didn't permit numpties to post the place would be empty ;0)

  • Comment number 24.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    There was nobody here when I looked about an hour ago... didn't want to be the first, so I'm relieved you've all turned up now!

    For the ARFO today, as it didn't get played as a LUCK oldie

    WHILE YOU SEE A CHANCE by Steve Winwood

    Alternatively, how about

    TWIST AND SHOUT by the Beatles

    SOMETHING ABOUT YOU by Level 42


    and for some reason the following has been going round my head

    ROLL AWAY THE STONE by Mott the Hoople

    ~X~

  • Comment number 25.

    I shouldn't be on here as I have curtains to sew!

    Have a lovely Friday everyone and Deebee enjoy your holiday!

    Back later xx

  • Comment number 26.

    #23.....................Harry.......................you are very funny..............................

  • Comment number 27.

    Another ARFO suggestion:

    CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL - AROUND THE BEND



    Still yoo-tyoobin' my way through the selections so far. Became transfixed by the beauty of Peter Frampton then remembered he was also a fine guitarist, etc. Have 'done' Foreigner - ta Billie. Am now enjoying The Driver's selections - both of which I've tried a few times ARFO-wise ..

    :^)

  • Comment number 28.

    Well with the way the weather has been this week.

    "Will it ever stop raining?" by The Saw Doctors would be a good opener.

  • Comment number 29.

    What a great idea, Katy! I have been inspired by John and am listening to The Jam. Not sure it is very work friendly though ;-). Maybe a bit fast.

    I'm not sure there was a question in my waffles but thanks for the response, John. Not looking forward to being in London that weekend. But it'll be worth it when I get to Cambridge I'm quite sure.

    Harry, LOL but true! And Mr Poskett, LOL!

    x

  • Comment number 30.

    #ff Anyone remember this bunch?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DOcro7VeDo
    [The Babys - Isn't It Time? - from 1977]



    #10 Flo - Palisades Park/Freddie Boom Boom! LOL. Led me into assorted Sha-Na-Na tracks. Now there's a group who weren't afraid to shake their maracas ...

    :^D

  • Comment number 31.

    Afternoon,

    Fields of Fire - Big Country

    Down on the corner - Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Friday on my mind - The Easybeats

    Are friends electric - Gary Numan

    White Lines - Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel

    Feeling Good - Nina Simone

    Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix

    Lets see action - The Who

  • Comment number 32.

    Good morning Simon, the crew and blogettes... hope all is well and funky.
    Not been around a while.. personal stuff bla bla bla
    Having survived 2 weeks on call and not having dropped a touch of the stuff, it's going to be chablis night and sleep in tomorrow.

    For ARF Simon, I have been requested, by your self acclaimed biggest fan in Oklahoma, and my mate,Mary (Jeff) Beck to play either of these as your opener tonight

    Here Comes My Baby - The Tremeloes her fave..bit weird for a rock chick
    or
    When You Where young - The Killers ..lively,top start and ending and great for air guitar and steering wheel drumming great 5.03 wake up call.

    also if lucky enough to get the first song, can you give a big shout to Issy in Paris for me... no need to mention me..just the hellays to Jeff and Issy please Simon

    Hope you all have a great weekend..lots of fun and wine and Haribo for the little people... Be good and good luck for the ARF everyone :)

  • Comment number 33.

    Afternoon all #2 Jenny that was spooky – having had a number of 2 year olds in the family having birthdays recently caused me to recall that my mum had me doing ‘The Twist’ on mine. It’s a good floor filler and having been round the first time I can show these young ‘uns how to do it properly – I just need a bit of help getting up now.

    Alternatively – you want big & brassy….

    THE STRIPPER – DAVID ROSE.

    TTFN

  • Comment number 34.

    Afternoon all

    Not exactly bright and brassy, but quite fancy hearing:

    ALL THE YOUNG DUDES - Mott the Hoople

    Deebee - Mr B shares his birthday with my Dad, although Dad's considerably older!
    If I don't get back here again, hope you have a lovely holiday.

    T-C x

  • Comment number 35.

    hi all arfo

    WONT GET FOOLED AGAIN-THE WHO

  • Comment number 36.

    Good ARFternoon Each! I've just snuck onto fb to request the promotion of...

    'Half A Boy And Half A Man' by Nick Lowe

    to show opener. It'll be punctuating the show anyway, so why not give it the prominence it deserves?

    In a similar vein...

    'I Knew The Bride' by Dave Edmunds

  • Comment number 37.

    Is this your new strategy, Gazza?

  • Comment number 38.

    Good Afternoon All :)

    Is there still time to squeeze in a few ARFO suggestions...

    THE BALLROOM BLITZ - SWEET

    THE JEAN GENIE - DAVID BOWIE

    COZ I LUV YOU - SLADE

    ELECTED - ALICE COOPER

    They are all big, bright and brassy, methinks :D

  • Comment number 39.

    #30 Katy, I've no idea how Palisades Park/Freddy Cannon came into my mind this morning, but I still love funfairs and roller coasters, the higher and faster the better and I know it doesn't have a hope in hell's chance of being played, but it reminds me of the atmosphere of funfairs of my childhood!

    The Ramones also sing it but it's not got quite the same atmosphere!

    Some nice old pics on this clip, once it gets to the song (30 secs).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkNVwV5zquM

  • Comment number 40.

    Greetings!

    Tried to post yesterday but phone didn't want to play.

    Hope all are fine and dandy. Missing being able to pop in here regularly.

    Deebee, have a fab holiday and pass on birthday greetings to Mr B.

    New contract going well - nice people, interesting work. Long days though but I am sure I will get used to it.

    So much to comment on but difficult via phone.

    Laters

  • Comment number 41.

    Afternoon all,

    Far too late for any suggestion, but I really like Regular John's idea of The Jam for an opener.

    I don't mind which song, as I don't think they ever made a bad one.

    Wishing everyone relaxing and refreshing weekends and have a wonderful holiday, Deebs and Mr Deebs.

    madchick x

  • Comment number 42.

    I hear that Bert Weedon died today at the grand old age of 91.

    :-(

  • Comment number 43.

    #42 madchick
    I read that too. Sad news, but what a legacy he has left: teaching thousands (millions?) to play guitar and inspiring a generation.

    *raises a glass*

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 44.

    *clinks glass*

  • Comment number 45.

    Happy holidays and happy birthdays to the Deebee's family. It should be warmer than here where you are going! Have a good one!

    JW

  • Comment number 46.

    *clinks coffee mug* ;-)

    Bert Weedon always takes me back to former R1 DJ Mike Reid learning to play guitar using Bert's book. Hate to think how long ago that was. Pretty sure I was still at school.

    x

  • Comment number 47.

    Now this will age me ...............

    I remember Bert Weedon on a children's programme many moons ago, with Muriel Young, and puppets called Ollie Beak and Pussy Cat Willum. They used to sit on a wall I think. I can't remember much about it at all, just the names ringing a huge bell from my childhood. Am I the only one or are you all too young? ;o)

    JW

  • Comment number 48.

    #47 Jennie - I don't remember the show or anything, but the mister has a cousin that had the nickname 'Ollie Beak', and that must be where it came from. This is what I found when I G**gled http://www.televisionheaven.co.uk/five.htm

  • Comment number 49.

    #48 Thanks for that Zoe - I don't remember Fred Barker at all but Wally Whyton sets another bell clanging in the depths somewhere! I quite often call stray moggies that wander through the garden, Pusscat Willum, so that must be where that comes from.

    JW

  • Comment number 50.

    #47. Could we be talking about Ollie and Freddie's 5 O'Clock Club? I seem to recall musical guests on that.

  • Comment number 51.

    #47 Not that I'm old enough to remember (LOL) but wasn't that "The Five O'clock Club" ................... Ollie Beak and Fred Barker?


    Does anyone remember Tinger & Tucker? With Aunty Jean Mortimer (?) or was it only in the Midands? An ATV production, I think?

  • Comment number 52.

    That's right Paul. Apparently there were guests but I don't remeber that at all.

  • Comment number 53.

    #50 PoS, as Leonard Cohen sang: "one of us cannot be wrong" :0D

  • Comment number 54.

    Didn't Wally Whyton present Junior Choice for a while?

  • Comment number 55.

  • Comment number 56.

    Don't remember that one Harry - just the old classics -
    The Woodentops
    Bill and Ben
    Tales of the Riverbank
    Torchy the Battery Boy
    Twizzle
    and probably more given a little prompting!

    I also used to love Jackanory and to this day, love being read to - not that it happens very much in the flesh, so to speak. Listening to stories on the radio or CD is one of the most relaxing things for me...................

    I remember children's tv was only on for an hour and then we had to go to bed - er-probably why it was called Children's Hour!!

    JW

  • Comment number 57.

    Tingha And Tucker, Auntie Jean, Willy Wombat, Katy Kookaburra? Nope, I'm far too young.;0)

  • Comment number 58.

    #51 No , Harry, not only in the Midlands - I used to love Tinger & Tucker!

    And, I'm old enough to remember Ollie Beak and Fred Barker!

    T x

  • Comment number 59.

    #57 & #58 And Aunty Jean rubbing that boomerang? Innocent times! LOL

  • Comment number 60.

    #47 JW,
    Erm... sorry! :-)

    Happy holidays to DeeBee & family! :)

    #all
    Now for the assistance I alluded to earlier.

    With both venue set for the wedding the planning phase is under way.
    Mrs coffeeBuzz to-be has purchased a dress, favours have been ordered, invite-writing is progressing nicely, but...
    ..the venue is rather small so we've decided not to have either ceilidh band or DJ to maximise 'whirling space' on the dance floor.
    So I'm asking for suggestions for the playlist to go on the fruitPod, in a kind of ARF way.
    More like Mostly Requests Playlist, than ARF.

    All suggestions appreciated :-D

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 61.

    #60
    d'oh!

    For 'both venue set', read 'both venue and date'

    Coffee required, methinks.

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 62.

    #60 & #61 Do you and Mrs Coffee-buzz-to-be have any particular music genre preferences, or are you just looking for general floor-fillers, wedding do type songs?

  • Comment number 63.

    #62 Zoe,
    We have a few 'specifics', but struggling on floor-fillers.
    There will be quite a range of generations, from 3-years to 80-ish, even with our small guest list!

    I suppose it's also a way of having the bloggers there too.

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 64.

    "Gimme Dat Ding" by The Pipkins - Thanks Daniel

  • Comment number 65.

    #63 CoffeeBuzz - Aww that's a nice thought, about us bloggers :)

    I will get my thinking cap on for some good tunes, and maybe the odd bit of cheese... ;D

  • Comment number 66.

    #65 Thanks Zoe

    I think I may take some inspiration from the oldies mensh-chase next week too.

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 67.

    Plan A worked! Tired out the old dears and they are now haveing a snooze so a chance for me to pop my head in.

    Thanks Flo for making my ARFO this morning and goodness what a late blog it was.

    Coffeebuzz will have a think for you on the wedding choon choices and I'd appreciate a wee bit of help with an uplifting choon to put to a power point presentation that represents "achievement" please everybody.

    Never heard of Tinger and Tucker or Torchy the Battery Boy and I was always glued to the Children's TV programmes especially on BBC1 up to the 5.35pm news. Perhaps I am too young after all ;~

    Liking the brassy choon choices from you all - wouldn't it be funny if Simon played The Stripper?

  • Comment number 68.

    #67 I'm giving you too much of a good thing with that extra "e" in having.

    Happy birthday also to Mr B. X

  • Comment number 69.

    #60

    coffeeBuzz - here's a list of the Drivetime ARFO's up until a couple of months ago ... you'll note there are some repeats!

    * indicates how many times the track has been played as a Friday Opener
    Eagles - Life In The Fast Lane**
    Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize ****
    Status Quo - Caroline
    Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
    David Bowie - Suffragette City
    Eddie Cochran — C'mon Everybody – PATRICK KIELTY
    The Greedies — A Merry Jingle
    The Ronettes — Sleigh Ride
    The Teardrop Explodes — Reward
    Ashton, Gardner & Dyke — Resurrection Shuffle
    The Beatles - Hey Bulldog
    Bee Gees - Stayin Alive - CHILDREN IN NEED JUKEBOX
    Mental as Anything - Live It Up
    Dave Edmunds - I Knew the Bride **
    Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive **
    Rush - The Spirit of Radio ***
    Status Quo - Roll Over Lay Down
    Tom Petty - Runnin Down A Dream **
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
    The Rolling Stones - Get Off Of My Cloud
    Big Country - Fields of Fire
    Stray Cats - Rock This Town
    Queen - Tie Your Mother Down**
    Eddie Cochran – Summertime Blues
    Arthur Conley — Sweet Soul Music – LIZA TARBUCK
    The Knack - My Sharona **– LIZA TARBUCK
    The Rubettes — Sugar Baby Love – LIZA TARBUCK
    Madness – Night Boat To Cairo
    Alice Cooper – Schools Out
    Beatles - Revolution
    Led Zeppelin – Black Dog
    Wizzard – See My Baby Jive***
    Little Richard - Tutti Frutti
    Eddie Cochran – Something Else
    George Harrison – What Is Life
    Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
    Slade - Cum On Feel The Noize****
    Led Zeppelin – The Immigrant Song
    The Trammps — Disco Inferno
    AC/DC — Highway To Hell
    Dave Edmunds — I Knew The Bride**
    Blues Brothers — Everybody Needs Somebody To Love** LIZA TARBUCK
    The Eagles — Life In The Fast Lane**
    Rush — The Spirit Of Radio***
    The Who — Won't Get Fooled Again****
    Johnnie Allan — The Promised Land
    Huey Lewis and The News - The Power Of Love
    Guns n Roses – Sweet Child of Mine
    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
    Frankie Goes to Hollywood — Relax PATRICK KIELTY
    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
    The Who — Won't Get Fooled Again****
    Queen — Don't Stop Me Now

  • Comment number 70.

    RAG MAMA RAG - The Band

    Willy the Shake
    x

  • Comment number 71.

    #67.........................................Shona..........below I have c&ped the songs I suggested for the Olympic Motto oldies the other evening...............some might do for your presentation............................................................................

    DON'T STOP BELIEVING - JOURNEY

    I'VE GOT THE POWER - SNAP

    SIMPLY THE BEST - TINA TURNER

    YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE - NEW RADICALS

    SOMETHING INSIDE SO STRONG - LABI SIFFRE

    ORDINARY PEOPLE - JOHN LEGEND

    YOU RAISE ME UP - JOSH GROBAN

    HOLD ON - WILSON PHILLIPS


    As they say in Hollywood.....................it's a wrap...........have a good evening everyone..............................................................................................

    Dougal x.................................................................................................

  • Comment number 72.

    #67 Shona - How about:
    The Hustle - Van McCoy (instrumental, so you can voice-over if required)

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 73.

    #69 Katy, wow!

    Collating and analysing the ARFO's must be a much underrated task, but a very useful one for compiling a party list of choons!

    Thanks :D

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 74.

    Shona - One Moment In Time - written by Albert Hammond who has just been on Steve Wright's BS

    xx

  • Comment number 75.

    Y'welcome coffeeBuzz - haven't kept it up to date since I had my Lenten break from the blog.

    I believe Gazza has found a UTube ref. for every ARFO and posted them in a thread for 'Blogpoppets of Simon Mayo Drivetime' which is on Fb. I expect he's kept that up to date

    :^)


    Anyway - I shall say farewell for now - off to town for shopping and an early doors in our local. Drink may be taken.
    Will miss ARF.

  • Comment number 76.

    Katy Mac, great ARFO admin, makes one proud to blog! Also confirms my darkest thoughts that a hairy old rocker is choosing the ARFO each week....still nice to see my own Resurrection Shuffle there!

    Mr & Mrs Coffebuzz: I'm a DJ in my idle time and much as I despair on the no-DJ front (DJ union and all that) here are some of my all-ages floor fillers. I don't necessarily like any/all of them but when you DJ you grow to appreciate the songs that fill the dance floor:

    Are You Ready for Love - Elton John
    Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
    You Can't Hurry Love/Baby Love - The Supremes
    Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
    Valerie - Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse
    Dancing in the Moonlight - Toploader
    Use it Up - Odyssey
    Give it Up - KC & The Sunshine Band
    Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
    Sunchyme - Dario G
    Crazy in Love - Beyonce
    Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
    Dance with Me Tonight - Olly Murs

    That might get some toes tapping anyway!

  • Comment number 77.

    Shona - how about PROUD - Heather Small + M People?

    CoffeeBuzz - my ARFO suggestion today would be a good floor-filler - LETS TWIST AGAIN - Chubby Checker, wouldn't it?

    JW

  • Comment number 78.

    When you look at the ARFO list, as good as some of the songs are, how is Tom Petty's Runnin' Down a Dream getting two starts?! If you're a fan of 80's electronica you have what is officialy known as No Chance of getting a ARFO chosen. Hang about, now there's a challenge.....!

  • Comment number 79.

  • Comment number 80.

    #76 Rostronposkett, I appreciate you 'doing the dirty' on your fellows. I have no doubt that a good number of those suggestions will make it to the fruit-machine. ;)

    #77 Jennie - cracking suggestion. I hope it makes the ARFO now!!

    We won't be completely bereft of 'proper' entertainment. My cousin's husband is a professional pianist and entertains the public in various bars and hotel lounges. He has kindly offered to 'do a turn'.

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 81.

    Thank you for all the choon suggestions. I have written them down and will see which one suits the best. An uplifting tearjerker at happy memories for my newbees reaching the end of their induction year is what I'm looking for.

    Plan B coming in to action now. The Old Dears are up! Looking forward to a good sing song with them tonight and Mr W has gone to fetch his cousin so there will be plenty geeetars and music making done for the 70+ year olds ;)

    Best go. Good luck with the ARFO. Have a great evening everyone and catch you later X *waves good bye* Have a nice holiday Deebee. X

  • Comment number 82.

    Shona - in case this catches you:
    The Greatest Day - Take That
    Fanfare for the Common Man - ELP is always good for background....

  • Comment number 83.

    #79
    Thanks Paul. One day I'll probably get me one of them-thar friendface thangs :S

    Time to go home - good luck with the ARFOs!!

    --
    cBzz

  • Comment number 84.

    Well done Queen Zoe on your ARFO... is this the first 'shared' Friday opening song?

  • Comment number 85.

    I bet some non-blogging listeners will wonder what Simon meant by saying 'Queen' Zoe and Rhiannon a few minutes ago!!!

  • Comment number 86.

    Woohoo Zoe!! Bet that put a smile on your face! :-) x

  • Comment number 87.

    Zoe, well done to you!!

    Simon, how awful and please keep at because I'm looking forward to Itch sequel. You are an excellent writer, loved Itch #1. Thanks team for Neil Young last night as hubby dropped his fork when my nom plume got a mensh with Suzieeee. That quacked my duck!:)

    Have a fun weekend all and see you next week,
    LB, x

  • Comment number 88.

    Congratulations to Queen Zoe (and pretender to the throne, Queen Rhiannon) for the ARFO! (But the Office of Pendantry on our Blog {OPOOB} will be meeting later to adjudicate whether that was really a brassy tune).

    Just to rub it in, the NYM selected Johnny Be Goode for the first tune from a caller. But there are no prizes for second place, not in this game.

    Bechod! As some people are known to say.

    Nice weekends all

    JBG

  • Comment number 89.

    Congratulations Queen Zoe - the crown suits you my dear! Enjoy your reign..............

    JW

  • Comment number 90.

    Ah! Queen Zoe! Congratulations to you! I curtsy!

  • Comment number 91.

    Hey...........................CONGRATULATIONS..............Queens Zoe and fb Rhiannon...........great to hear a bloggers name.............well done you........................................hope your twins will be enamoured with the sparkly crown you will be wearing all week....................................................

    Pretty sure Jennie will be tickled with all of the Twist discussions.................shame Simon didn't know how to do it!........obviously led a sheltered life!.........................

    Been a good show tonight.....but must go now.......jobs to do........dinner to cook....dog to feed..................................no rest for the?.........................

    Enjoy everyone......................................................................wishing you all the bestest...............................................................................................

    Dougal x..........................................................................................

    P.S No Deebs.....hope she had a lovely day enjoying her hubs B'Day........plus have a wonderful holiday........we will miss you x.....................................................

  • Comment number 92.

    Deep curtesy to Queen Zoe!! Good one.

    Have good evenings all

    Noses:

    Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Comment number 93.

    Whoop, whoop, Zoe!

    I was wondering if you'll only get a half-crown but I'm sure Katy is absent knocking up a replica for Rhiannon so that you can have the genuine article all to yourself.



    As for the the tune-choosing, I imagine goes something like this for ARF.

    Picture the scene, if you will ................ we're in the DT offices; it's 5.00pm:

    Tune-Chooser: "Hello, you're through to DT what are you doing this weekend?"
    Caller: "We're going to Devon"
    Tune-Chooser: Hangs up

    Tune-Chooser: "Hello, you're through to DT what are you doing this weekend?"
    Caller: "We're going to the Peak District"
    Tune-Chooser: Hangs up

    Tune-Chooser: "Hello, you're through to DT what are you doing this weekend?"
    Caller: "We're going to the Yorkshire Dales"
    Tune-Chooser: Hangs up

    Tune-Chooser: "Hello, you're through to DT what are you doing this weekend?"
    Caller: "We're going to the Lake District"
    Tune-Chooser: "And what song would you like to hear?"
    Caller: Anything by Queen
    Tune-Chooser: "Just what we're looking for!"

    :0)))))

    Have a great weekend everyone.

  • Comment number 94.

    I have posted about this before - so please forgive - I just can't get used to the brilliant technological world we live in.

    About 10 mins. ago - Simon played "My Sharona" and I thought I'd love to play that on KB - so went to my digital download site - they had the sheet music so I printed it off! I'll be playing it - or at least attempting to - just after 7! £2.25!




    pst! There are some "shady" lyrics!


    Supper - for anyone who's interested - Salad, Tuna Fillets in a Sweet Chilli Sauce, Homemade Pot. Wedges - in the same sauce. Some Tangerine Segments. Bought Beer-Battered Onion Rings for Mr.

    Yummy!

  • Comment number 95.

    #93......Harry....just ditto my comment from earlier.......................................

  • Comment number 96.

    #93........if PSL was here I'm sure she would be sending you to that cold wet naughty step!......................................................

  • Comment number 97.

    .......really am going this time..........enjoy...............................................

    Dougal x................................................................................................

    P.S Doesn't that 180 seconds malarkey get on your nerves!

  • Comment number 98.

    If my ARFO had been chosen, Sally could have demonstrated The Twist to Simon! I don't think he would have joined in though with his history of back troubles!!

    Mind you, it might have done some good?!

    Have great weekends all..

    JW

  • Comment number 99.

    #93 Harry... we have bets in our house as to what time the Friday DT Queen song will be on!!! I was closest tonight!!! :o))

  • Comment number 100.

    I loved hearing tonight's young star of the show... my husband works with her dad!!

    Ooohhh just noticed my last post was #99... I don't suppose I'll be #100 too!

 

Page 1 of 2

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.