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Wednesday 23 July 2014, 09:55

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

The queues are forming, the crowds are enthusiastic. They've been looking forward to today since the tickets were announced. Years in the making, today finally and with great fanfare, the Ken Bruce show is live from Glasgow. Let the adulation flow! Sure there is the sideshow of Simple Minds playing live and the running and jumping later but it's Ken that is the star of the show. Give the man a medal now.

The Commonwealth Games is always a bit of a curiosity I think but their big trump card is the friendliness. 'The friendly games' is a great label and seems to make participation a treat. Drivetime will be in Edinburgh in August of course for our Scottish extravaganza but from today it's all about Ken Bruce and Glasgow. And we should of course do COMMONWEALTH GAMES/ FRIENDLY GAMES tunes as our small contribution.

Scottish and Northern Irish schools have been off for a while and this week the last of the English schools pack up for the summer. The magic of the end of term. A Megamosh is called for. You have been warned.

Until 5 then...

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    Hello again!

    YOU’VE GOT THE POWER – Win

    PLAY TO WIN - Heaven 17

    JUMP IN THE POOL – Friendly Fires

    GAMES PEOPLE PLAY – Joe South

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    Comment number 2.

    Hi again everyone

    GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS ~ Peter Gabriel

    GOLD ~ Spandau Ballet

    GOING FOR GOLD ~ Shed Seven

    SILVER ~ The Searchers

    GAMES PEOPLE PLAY ~ Joe South

    SILVER STAR ~ Four Seasons

    HI HO SILVER ~ Jim Diamond

    THE RACE IS ON ~ Dave Edmunds & The Stray Cats

    JUMP ~ Pointer Sisters

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    Comment number 3.

    Morning again folks


    TINSELTOWN IN THE RAIN – THE BLUE NILE

    MOTHER GLASGOW – HUE & CRY

    BORN TO RUN – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

    GLITTERING PRIZE – SIMPLE MINDS

    COMMON PEOPLE - PULP

    COME TOGETHER – THE BEATLES

    YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND – QUEEN

    WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS – JOE COCKER

    OLD FRIENDS / BOOKENDS THEME – SIMON & GARFUNKEL

    THE WAY OLD FRIENDS DO - ABBA

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    Comment number 4.

    And the fun begins!

    TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT – EAGLES

    HAPPY TOGETHER - THE TURTLES
    ALL MY FRIENDS - FRANZ FERDINAND
    REACH FOR THE STARS ~ S CLUB 7 (couldn’t resist!)

    GET READY -THE TEMPTATIONS

    GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS – PETER GABRIEL

    AIN'T NO STOPPING US NOW - MCFADDEN AND WHITEHEAD

    BORN TO RUN - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

    GLORY DAYS – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

    I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU – THE REMBRANDTS (theme from Friends)

    DEAR FRIENDS - ELBOW

    IT AIN'T WHAT YOU DO (IT'S THE WAY THAT YOU DO IT) - BANANARAMA & FUN BOY THREE (works both ways, methinks)

    AFTER THE GOLD RUSH – NEIL YOUNG (Come on, Scotland!!!)

    MORE THAN JUST FRIENDS – MARIAH CAREY

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    Comment number 5.

    Good morning everyone. I am excited about the Games as my former pupil, Jason Smyth, is representing Northern Ireland. He is a 4 times Paralympic gold medallist in the sprints but sometimes competes against able bodied athletes.

    Enjoyed Simple Minds on Ken Bruce!
    Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

    Run to You - Bryan Adams

    Run - Snow Patrol

    Jump - Van Halen

    Games without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel

    You've got a Friend in me - Randy Newman

    You're my Best Friend - Queen

    Mother Glasgow - Hue and Cry

    Caledonia - Dougie MacLean

    Glory Days - Bruce Springsteen

 

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