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Simon Mayo | 10:08 UK time, Thursday, 28 June 2012

Late blog, life getting in the way. I'll be brief!
Loved the chat with Celia Imrie yesterday. What a woman! Very funny, very smart, very talented. And she was in Star Wars. As I mentioned on the show 'which member of Calendar Girls was in Star Wars?' has to be quite a good quiz question at the very least. In the run of form she's in, that dame-hood can't be far away. It also sounds right. Case closed, point proven.
Today it's Nige's fancy swiss roll. Presumably it won't just be the way my mum used to buy it, though rolled up sponge with stuff inside seems to be what it is, however you tart it up. A fattening treat anyway; I'll eat it so you don't have to.
Oldies please on LIES AND CHEATS. We've heard much in the last few hours of the bankers who have been up too nefarious activities so let's serenade with a few carefully selected tunes.
Have a sprightly and athletic Thursday! See you after 5.
And hi to Lilac Blue!

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  • Comment number 1.

    Morning! First time for a while - too much sailing in Scotland & Olympic Torch watching. Here we go:

    FLEETWOOD MAC - TELL ME LIES

    Word of the day - Sultry.

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  • Comment number 3.

    Morning (again)

    Would I Lie to You – Eurythmics

    Cheating on you – Franz Ferdinand

    Little Lies – Fleetwood Mac

    Wages of Sin – The Proclaimers

    Worthless Lie – The Beautiful South

    Rebellion (Lies) – Arcade Fire


    Back in a bit

  • Comment number 4.

    So, lies and cheats, eh? Initial thoughts...

    STATUS QUO - Lies

    THE THOMPSON TWINS - Lies

    STATUS QUO - Break The Rules

    Cogitating...

  • Comment number 5.

    Good Morning again

    AH! A lovely “Hi to LilacBlue”!

    Suggestions –

    LYING EYES - Eagles

    YOUR CHEATING HEART – Ray Charles

    LIES – Thompson Twins

    AIN’T NO DOUBT SHE’S LYING – Jimmy Nail

    TELL ME LIES - Fleetwood Mac

    WOULD I LIE TO YOU? - Charles & Eddie


    HOW COULD YOU BELIEVE ME WHEN I SAID I LOVE YOU WHEN YOU KNOW I’VE BEEN A LIAR ALL MY LIFE?

    There is a YUMMY version by The Muppets!

  • Comment number 6.

    Good morning :-)

    THE IMPRESSIONS.....YOU'VE BEEN CHEATIN'

    CHARLES & EDDY....WOULD I LIE TO YOU

    AMY WINEHOUSE....YOU KNOW YOU'RE NO GOOD

    PSL xxx

  • Comment number 7.

    Hi again everyone

    Lies and cheats.... here's my suggestions!

    WOULD I LIE TO YOU ~ Charles and Eddie

    LITTLE LIES ~ Fleetwood Mac

    LIAR ~ Queen

    YOUR CHEATING HEART ~ Ray Charles

    CHEAT ~ The Clash

    TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN ~ Steve Miller Band

  • Comment number 8.

    Good morning all,

    **WISHING HOFFS A MOST WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY**

    Celia was great, and no, I didn't realise that she was in Star Wars.

    My oldie choices:

    LITTLE LIES - FLEETWOOD MAC

    CARELESS WHISPER - GEORGE MICHAEL

    LIES - THOMPSON TWINS

    HONESTY - BILLY JOEL

    ENDLESS LIES - ELO

    THE CAMERA NEVER LIES - ELTON JOHN

    PROMISES & LIES - UB40

    THE LIES IN YOUR EYES - SWEET


    x

  • Comment number 9.

    ALL MEN ARE LIARS ~ Nick Lowe

  • Comment number 10.

    "Cheating" songs -

    TEMPTED - Squeeze

    I SAW HER AGAIN LAST NIGHT - Mamas & Papas

    FALLEN ANGEL - 4 Seasons

    WHY DO YOU TREAT ME LIKE YOU DO? - Donovan

    BYE BYE BABY - Bay City Rollers

    RUBY - Kenny Rogers

  • Comment number 11.

    BACK STABBERS...THE O'JAYS

    PSL

    not be around much today second family funeral in as many weeks today :-(

    PSL xx

  • Comment number 12.

    Morning all

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOFFS!

    And well done to Lilac Blue for a name check!

    *whispers* CAMERA NEVER LIES - Bucks Fizz

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 13.

    THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKING - NANCY SINATRA

    POLICY OF TRUTH - DEPECHE MODE

    BACKSTABBERS - THE O'JAYS

  • Comment number 14.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    A Very Happy Birthday to the lovely Hoffs!!!!!!!!

    Oldies for liars and cheats:

    LITTLE LIES by Fleetwood Mac

    HONESTY by Billy Joel

    WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES by the Doobie Brothers

    LYING EYES by the Eagles

    TEARDROPS by Womack and Womack

    CARELESS WHISPER by George Michael

    ~X~

  • Comment number 15.

    last two....

    ARETHA FRANKLIN...CHAIN OF FOOLS

    MARVIN GAYE...I HEARD IT THTROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

    PSL

  • Comment number 16.

    BEFORE HE CHEATS - Carrie Underwood

    I'LL BUST YOUR WINDOWS OUT YOUR CAR - Jazmin Sullivan - or Glee

    YOU LITTLE THIEF - Feargal Sharkey

  • Comment number 17.

    *WAVES loudly and vigorously to LadyStormrider*
    :^D


    #Oldiestheme

    HEY JOE – JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE

    LIES IN YOUR EYES- THE SWEET

    TELL ME LIES – FLEETWOOD MAC

    LIES – STATUS QUO

    CATHY'S CLOWN - BROTHERS

    MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRL - THE CARS

  • Comment number 18.

    Great minds PSL re The O'Jays!

    Last one from me: KARMA CHAMELEON - CULTURE CLUB

    x

  • Comment number 19.

    GOD'S GONNA PUNISH YOU - Thymes

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  • Comment number 21.

    The Complete Banker – The Divine Comedy

  • Comment number 22.

    JBG not around?

    GYPSIES TRAMPS & THIEVES - Cher - (©JBG) Ha!

  • Comment number 23.

    Happy Birthday Hoffs!! (late to pick up on these things yet again...)

    STRETCH - Why Did You Do It?

    WHITNEY HOUSTON - It's Not Right, But It's Okay

    ALANIS MORRISSETTE - You Oughta Know

    FUN LOVIN' CRIMINALS - Scooby Snacks ("Running around, robbing banks...")

    THE CLASH - Bank Robber

  • Comment number 24.

    Catríona Tells Lies - The Saw Doctors from there 1998 album Songs from Sun street.

  • Comment number 25.

    Just read back properly. How lovely that Lilac Blue gets a special blog mensh!

    And welcome back Lady_Stormrider - good to 'see' you!

    #21 LOL!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 26.

    #21 Top suggestion, Wendy!

  • Comment number 27.

    Hi Simon and everyone

    Happy birthday Hoffs!

    Nice mensh from Simon Lilac Blue!

    Thought it was the end of the world just....seems it is brightening up now in Kings Heath!

    Liars and Cheats it is then.

    1. LITTLE LIES - Fleetwood Mac
    2. WOULD I LIE TO YOU - Charles and Eddie
    3. BEG STEAL AND BORROW - The New Seekers
    4. BACKSTABBERS - The O'Jays
    5. LYING EYES - The Eagles
    6. I CAN SEE IT IN YOUR EYES - Randy Travis
    7. IS THERE SOMETHING I SHOULD KNOW? Duran Duran
    8. TEMPTATION - Heaven 17
    9. TEMPTED - Squeeze
    10. WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES - The Doobies

    Well must crack on, VAT Returns to do ...its so rock and roll!

    Sorry for mistaking you for a woman Sir C! I too contract which seems to be the way forward for companies at the moment!

    Have a nice day

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 28.

    #Oldiestheme
    Ah. OK. It was 'bankers' Simon meant

    One day - one day - this might get a play ...
    A I G - SHOW OF HANDS

    Some more cheaty songs:

    WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS - BEATLES

    WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN - THE WHO

    IT'S A SIN - PET SHOP BOYS

    STOP DRAGGIN MY HEART AROUND - TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS

    DON'T BREAK MY HEART AGAIN - WHITESNAKE

    DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME - CULTURE CLUB

  • Comment number 29.

    Good morning (or is it afternoon yet?) everyone.

    "the bankers who have been up too (sic) nefarious activities so let's serenade with a few carefully selected tunes."

    Bob Diamond must have known this humiliation was coming.

    The revolution must be almost upon us!

  • Comment number 30.

    Morning All,

    A Very Happy Birthday to Hoffs, hope you have a great day

  • Comment number 31.

    "Humourous" - not of "menacing character" -

    I'M GONNA GET ME A GUN - Cat Stevens

  • Comment number 32.

    #21 Great choice. Very clever lyrics as always with the DC.

  • Comment number 33.

     
    She Just Started Likin' Cheatin' Songs - Alan Jackson


    Keep it Country!

  • Comment number 34.

    LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR - Connie Francis

  • Comment number 35.

    'Thick As Thieves' The Jam

    'Town Called Malice' The Jam

    'You Keep It All In' Beautiful South

    'Would I Lie To You' The Eurythmics

  • Comment number 36.

    For barefaced lying how about:

    IT WASN'T ME - Shaggy

  • Comment number 37.

    And of course...

    WOULD I LIE TO YOU - Charles & Eddie

    I'm a confirmed entrant on Mastermind R1. My specialist subject is Number 1 hit singles 1963-2000 so please start firing over your 'interesting' facts/questions about that topic! This song is in my strike zone of course.

  • Comment number 38.

    Three posts in 9 minutes? Sorry all but Just seen one of my fave all time songs on Sir Cumference's selection: Bank Robber by The Clash. Dr Mosh seems to have an aversion to playing a Clash mosh (a Closh? a Mash?) so this dark reggae-fied number will do instead....

  • Comment number 39.

    Good Morning Each!


    'Blue Badge Abuser' by Half Man Half Biscuit

    'Fun Day In The Park' by Half Man Half Biscuit


    That'll do, will it?

  • Comment number 40.

    MONEY FOR NOTHING - Dire Straits

  • Comment number 41.

    #37 Hey - well done Rostronposkett!


    Such a wide range though ... 1963 - 2000!

    OK - here's one
    Who was the only French solo male chart topper?

  • Comment number 42.

    #29 Oh Harry - you are absolutely spot on - and your quote merely highlights what a 'rush job' today's blog must've been.
    However, I am rather taken by 'less than perfection' now and again. And fallibility is strangely attractive ..
    ;^)

  • Comment number 43.

    Happy Birthday Hoffs. Hope you present isn't too distracting!

    What a lovely mention for Lilac Blue, hope it puts a small smile on your face.

    #11 - Sorry to hear about the funeral PSL

    #1 - Word of the day DREICH (again)

    #25 – Thanks Deebee et. al

    I love Neil Hannon. Great live, I've been to some fantastic gigs with him and Duke Special, another underrated Northern Irish singer songwriter; his voice is quite extraordinary. New album out in the UK 9 July.

    #37 – Wow exciting and scary

  • Comment number 44.

    Good morning all - really humid and sticky today - feels very stormy.

    Well done Rostronposkett- will keep an eye out for you and bet my pound that you win (game played with my Mr when watching Mastermind.)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY HOFFS - hope it's a good one!!

    Feeling bit better today - have worked out that if I sleep on my left side with 2 pillows the whirling pits stay away.

    I like Bank robber - The Clash too. Hope it gets picked.

    JW

  • Comment number 45.

    #37. Which No.1 doesn't mention the name of the song anywhere in the lyrics, but does mention the name of the song that knocked it off the No.1 spot?

  • Comment number 46.

    No googling no cheating but neither may be right!

    Katy Mac - Charles Aznavour?
    PofS - Bohemian Rhapsody?

  • Comment number 47.

    Helloooo! Just a quick poop in - Thursday is 'listening to readers day' at Mini Hoffs' school and I didn't get away until later than planned.

    Consequently, brain more frazzled than usual so only one suggestion:

    WOULD I LIE TO YOU - THE EURYTHMICS

    Apologies if anyone has already chosen this - haven't time to read back and check.

    Off out for lunch with my Mum and Stepfather - didn't think in the depths of the winter when he was undergoing all the radiotherapy that we would be in a position to do this today. So thankful that he is on the mend. Oh yes - well done Lilac Blue on the M-i-D!!!

    Back later to read back and catch up on the blog-chatter. See you soon xx

  • Comment number 48.

    #46. You got mine right, dunno about Katymateys. I'd have guessed at Sacha Distell (sp?)

    Another. Who sang lead vocals on a No.1 hit of 1970, and when appearing on TOTP that week, also sang lead vocals with two other groups, all of which appeared on the same edition of TOTP?

  • Comment number 49.

    Tony Burrows: Edison Lighthouse, White Plains and one other which escapes me.

  • Comment number 50.

    #49. You're very good. (Brotherhood Of Man, btw.)

  • Comment number 51.

    Afternoon all

    Lots of blog b'days this week (t'was mine on Tuesday) so many happy returns to one and all!

    First thoughts:

    'Who Is S/he (And What Is S/he To You?)' - Gladys Knight And The Pips or Bill Withers
    'Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town' - Kenny Rogers
    'Runaround Sue' - Dion and the Belmonts

    N xx

  • Comment number 52.

    #46 Rostronposkett

    Spot on for my question!

    As for Paul's - your reply works for when Bohemian Rhapsody was No 1 in 1975 - but how about when it topped the UK chart yet again - so
    What year was that? And what was the No 1 that followed it?

  • Comment number 53.

    Afternoon all

    You Lie, You Cheat - Spiritualized

    Or slightly more melodically....

    My Cheating Heart - Energy Orchard

    John Hiatt last night was fantastic. Great songs + tip-top band (Doug Lancio on guitar and mandolin was stunningly good) = a recipe for a brilliant night. Even having to walk past a photo of Ray Wilkins on the Stamford Bridge perimeter wall could spoil an excellent evening.

  • Comment number 54.

    or maybe:

    'Reason To Believe' - Rod Stewart
    'Moving On Up' - M People
    'Stop' - Sam Brown

  • Comment number 55.

    #51 Aww N - you should've said!

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  • Comment number 56.

    One more:

    Till It Feels Like Cheating - Jewel

  • Comment number 57.

    #37 Which group had a number one single that featured none of the original members from their first hit?

  • Comment number 58.

    #17 Many thanks Katy - I took part in the flotilla down Windermere, 100 boats of every size. Mad but fun & danced on the foredeck of the floating caravan for most of it. Then the rain came & put a foot of rain in Windermere :-(

    Oh and happy buffdy to the Hoffs - X.

    Was the Guitar Concerto by De Rodrigo dedicated the Concierto de Aranjuez the shortest no 1 ever?

  • Comment number 59.

    #1 - Welcome back to Lady_S. How does it feel to be at NO 1 ?

    You forgot to mention carrying the bloggers' torch. A great honour and one that passed on to me the next day as it moved into Lancashire. There was more than a little significance in that handover. If I were to mention

    Genghis
    Girls Talk
    HGS / PGHS
    Egnaro
    War of attrition

    I think that might mean something.

    Hope you aren't too shocked and stunned.

  • Comment number 60.

    Good Afternoon All :)

    Simon isn't the only one who's tardy today...

    Happy Birthday Hoffs! We are practically twins! ;-) I hope you have a very lovely day x

    A nice blog "hello" from Simon to Lilac Blue :)

    I would have solved Katy's French singer question, if I'd have posted what was number one the week I was born...

    Oldie suggestions (if I'm not too late!)

    LYIN' EYES - THE EAGLE (might be an Eagles overdose this week though...)

    THE POLICY OF TRUTH - DEPECHE MODE

    CREEP - TLC

    YOU'VE BEEN TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP - CRYSTAL GAYLE

  • Comment number 61.

    #55 Thanks for the cake Katy!

  • Comment number 62.

    Bit late today as on break from full day health and safety course. Just a couple
    Come undone - Duran Duran
    Dirty Diana - Michael Jackson

    Thanks for the mention yesterday. delighted to be called a 'hot' blogger - Definitely a first, and from Simon who I've followed since Radio 1 days. Made my day

  • Comment number 63.

    TELL ME WHY = THE BEATLES

  • Comment number 64.

    Also:

    'Getting Away With It' - Electronic

  • Comment number 65.

    bonjour

    happy birthday hoffs x


    LITTLE LIES-FLEETWOOD MAC

    WOULD I LIE TO YOU-CHARLES AND EDDIE

    TAKE IT ON THE RUN-REO SPEEDWAGON

    IT WASNT ME-SHAGGY

  • Comment number 66.

    Was Tony Burrows also the vocal of Pipkins' 'Gimme Dat Ding'? Don't know where that came from.

    Anyway, in answer to your teasers:

    #52 - not sure I know! I think Bohemian Rhapsody was Xmas Number 1 after Freddie died so I'll say 1991, what knocked it off, no idea, I'll guess Color Me Badd.

    #57 Sir C- great question. Could be so many groups but I''ll go for Sugababes (although possibly out of my questions time zone), if not them, then a motown/philly style group like The Real Thing or Detriot Spinners. Put me out of my misery!

    #58 - Manuel & his music of the Mountains was the erroneous number 1 that was announced the week they had a computer/hand-written sales return glitch and so although announced as number 1 was in reality just a number 3 hit. I think...!

  • Comment number 67.

    Happy (belated) birthday Lady C! Hope you had a nice day :) We are also practically twins ;-)

    More oldie suggestions...

    OUR LIPS ARE SEALED - FUN BOY THREE

    THE GREAT PRETENDER - FREDDIE MERCURY

    THE BOXER - SIMON & GARFUNKEL (lots of "lies" in that)

  • Comment number 68.

    #57 Sound reasoning but actually not such an obvious contender.

    The answer is Tight Fit, whose hots started with the Back to the Sixties medleys before being given a completely new line-up and recording a cover of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight".

    Good luck to you on Mastermind - I've been tempted to apply for this same topic (though I was going to restrict it to the 70s and 80s, so you're a braver soul than I).

  • Comment number 69.

    How thoughtful of Simon to say a personal 'Hi' to Lilac Blue on his blog. :o)

    RUN LIKE A THIEF ~ Bonnie Raitt

  • Comment number 70.

    One last one...

    DON'T BELIEVE A WORD - THIN LIZZY

    It's so hot here... And we've had a thunder storm *swoons in heat*

  • Comment number 71.

    #67 Thanks Zoe! Group {{{hug}}} to all the blog siblings!

  • Comment number 72.

    Congratulations Rostronposkett! You'll have to tell us when you're on so we can all watch and cheer you on. Although apparently Mastermind is filmed quite a long time in advance of it being shown on TV, so you're going to have to keep schtum about how well you do.

    Here's one for you:

    What No 1 from 1980 links Dr Who, Coronation Street and The Office?

    ;o)

  • Comment number 73.

    ☆ TORCH RELAY ☆

    Today Thursday - LINCOLN, MANSFIELD, NEWARK, GRANTHAM to NOTTINGHAM

    Friday - NOTTINGHAM through CHESTERFIELD, MATLOCK, BUXTON to DERBY

    Saturday - DERBY to BIRMINGHAM

    Sunday - BIRMINGHAM to COVENTRY


    Please shout out if you want a touch. Toots is pretty fit because she does a lot of running - but she may need a comfort break soon ..

    :^D

  • Comment number 74.

    Too late for choon chasing now but some great suggestions so far. Belated birthday wishes to Lady_C too.

    Isn't Simon just the best giving Lilac Blue a special mention?

  • Comment number 75.

    Oh yes, posted too soon... I also meant to say

    Happy Birthday to Lady_C!!!!!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 76.

    #73. Katy, you minx. Still, seeing as you are offering, I'd very much like a touch. Erm, will just there be OK?

  • Comment number 77.

    #72 - Another blinding question! Soaps are my absolute Achilles Heel so the merest whiff of Corrie unnerves me. I know all the 1980 number 1s but can't piece a single link to any of them! I'm torn between Theme from M.A.S.H. on a vague Sterophonics connection or St Winifred's School Choir on one of the kids being in all 3. So that's my guess 'There's no one quite like Grandma'!

  • Comment number 78.

    Hi Everyone!

    W0W, Hi to you Simon! :) I read to the end of the blog and my jaw dropped and then I cried but don't mind me, I do that a lot lately.

    Happy Birthday beautiful mummy Hoffs!
    Queen Flo such clever cards.

    Jealousy - Natalie Merchant
    Help Me - Joni MItchell
    When you say nothing at all - Alison Krauss

    Love to all,
    LB, x

  • Comment number 79.

    What do Georgie Fame, Status Quo and the Venga Boys have in common?

  • Comment number 80.

    #58 Really pleased to hear you were in that Flotilla LadyStorm! I was watching Torch Cam live as it passed thru Harry's patch and then down thru Ambleside - then the satellite pics whilst on Windermere itself... did you see the dedication to you in the blog? [ 21st Jun - 19:17 - #134 ]


    Good question for Rostron, Deebs. Can you hear the sound of my brain cells cranking themselves up?

    :^)

  • Comment number 81.

    Hi Simon,

    A couple of HLN Oldies suggestions...

    SOME OF MY LIES ARE TRUE (Sooner Or Later) - Huey Lewis And The News
    TELL ME A LITTLE LIE - Huey Lewis And The News

    Thanks,

  • Comment number 82.

    Sweet Lady_C, Happy Birthday and sorry to miss it off my last post.

    Katy, I'm the worst and never take me to a pub quiz, LOL.

  • Comment number 83.

    Can't get the link to any of these posers ;(

  • Comment number 84.

    I've waited to see if anyone has the answer to Deebs poser. I think RoPo is correct, as I know that Sally Lindsay was in the choir, and Corrie, but I have no clue as to how that ties to The Office. Come on, Deebs, put us out of our misery.

  • Comment number 85.

    I've got the Corrie/Who/Office one - but am struggling with Sir Cumf'ses Vengaboys, Georgie Fame and Quo one -

    *thinks laterally*

  • Comment number 86.

    In the office on my own and lovely boss has just come in and said "Why don't you put on the radio on t' internet ? Simply go to the Radio2 website and you can access it from there."

    Oh really?

  • Comment number 87.

    #82 Hi LilacB - would love to see the entire Mayoblog collective in a pub - quizzing or otherwise.
    :^)

    .. and while you're here - are you close to all the wonderful events at Hop Farm Festival this weekend?
    M'girl and her gang are all attending - really envy them. I still get misty-eyed when I see an oasthouse ..



    #bestyearsofmylife

  • Comment number 88.

    #86 LOL Shona. I can just picture your *innocent face*
    :^D

  • Comment number 89.

    #85 Katy, would you like a clue?

  • Comment number 90.

    #89. I would!

  • Comment number 91.

    I don't want a clue, I just want the answers

  • Comment number 92.

    #79 Yeah Yeah, Down Down, Boom Boom?

  • Comment number 93.

    Aah! Well done Harry The Snapper. Or is that Basil The Brush?

  • Comment number 94.

    #92 So Holly Valance should be in there as well?!

    ;^)

    yesh - I know - it was 2002

  • Comment number 95.

    Very belated hello.

    Far too late for a mensh-chase, but just in case: Before he Cheats - Carrie Underwood (a great 'angry-chick' song)

    Going to read back....

  • Comment number 96.

    #93 PoS, Basil? Afraid not, just Daft as a

  • Comment number 97.

    Surely RostRon should be answering these before we all dive in?
    *polite face*

    Or is it a free-for-all?
    *anarchic face*


    mwahaha

  • Comment number 98.

    #92. Well done, that man! My clue was going to say that you could include The Archies (Sugar Sugar) which I think would have given the game away.

    I do a pub quiz every week with Lady Cumference, and if music - especially pop music - is one of the rounds we inevitably use that to play our joker.

  • Comment number 99.

    #92 Katy, I don't know .............. I'm just guessing.

  • Comment number 100.

    #77 #84 Well guessed! Sally Lindsay (Coronation Street), Jennifer Hennessy (Dr Who, The Office) both sang in St Winifred's School Choir's 'There's no-one quite like Grandma', which was the Christmas No 1 in 1980.

    :o))

    #86 Teehee!

    ~X~

 

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