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Wednesday 7 November 2012, 09:18

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Blogging and watching TV. It's that president chap making a speech. Decided not to stay up but had all the tension I needed waiting for the 6 am news to start. Breakfast with the TV on this morning in contravention of family rules I expect. Normally it's radio only of course but occasionally pictures help a little if you're trying to explain the world to the kids. And then the need for music returns...
And this morning I'm recording Taylor Swift for Drivetime consumption. She's played for us before and the woman appears unstoppable. 22 million albums sold and her new cd 'Red' has sold 1.2 million in the first week. This is popularity the way few solo artists aged 23 ever get. She'll sing a couple of tunes and I'll report back tomorrow...Then it's a Cameron Diaz chat for the movie show (I know, it's tough here) and we are again live at 5 for DT and Squeeze playing live. This is always good news. Glen and Chris have so many great songs that we hardly know where to start. They're off on tour again and will strum some favourites tonight. I saw them live in Southend in 1987 and it was one of the best gigs ever. Like ever, as Taylor Swift might say. Some Squeeze memories from 6.
And oldies for OBAMA please. A slight variation from yesterday's theme I believe and certainly enough to produce a different crop of tunes. And come 5pm it'll still be the only show in town.
Have a healthy and encouraging Wednesday, see you after 5.

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    Comment number 1.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Happy Birthday Ken!

    #Obamaoldies

    I'M YOUR MAN - Wham

    THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL - Abba

    LET'S GO ROUND AGAIN - Average White Band

    WELCOME BACK - John Sebastian

    BACK FOR GOOD - Take That

    GET BACK - Beatles

    BABY COME BACK - Eddy Grant

    ~X~

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    Comment number 2.

    Morning all.

    Here I go again - Whitesnake.

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    Comment number 3.

    Good morning Simon, team and encouraged poppets all,

    Thank goodness sanity prevailed across the pond.

    I'll try my tune from yesterday again...

    SO YOU WIN AGAIN - HOT CHOCOLATE

    and a few more

    YOU WIN AGAIN - THE BEE GEES

    HERE I GO AGAIN - WHITESNAKE

    ANOTHER TRY - AMERICA

    Hope everyone has a wondrous Wednesday.

    Jx

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    Comment number 4.

    Good morning everyone

    Windy, dry and fairly mild here today. Looking forward to hearing Squeeze tonight but not so keen on Taylor Swift songs because they all sound so similar, but I'm sure she's good for a bit of a chat with you, Simon.

    ELECTED ~ Alice Cooper

    CALL ME NUMBER ONE ~ The Tremeloes

    SO YOU WIN AGAIN ~ Hot Chocolate

    THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL ~ Abba

    WE'RE THROUGH ~ The Hollies

    THE WINNER'S SONG ~ Geraldine

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    Comment number 5.

    Lets go round again - Average White band.

    I'm your man - Leonard Cohen.

    I'm the man - Joe Jackson.

 

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