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Wednesday 23 April 2014, 09:41

Simon Mayo Simon Mayo Presenter

Those with soft tops have (on my journey's evidence) been showing off today. Their journey might be slow and fume-filled but by heck they want you to see they're catching a few April-strength rays. Me, I'm in a poky enclosed minicab bouncing and swerving around London's most speed-humped streets. Jealous?

Another set of innocent pupils are about to sit through my totally terrific talk and wonder why they couldn't be in Maths.

Then a jaunty return to R2 towers where Lisa Stansfield drops by for the show. 25 years after topping the charts with All Around The World she has a new album and is singing the soulful stuff she became associated with. On the basis of what I've heard, her voice is as rich as ever and she's very welcome back.

And oldies please on MUMBLING. A top subject I think and all because Jamaica Inn viewers couldn't hear the actors dialogue. This is quite a regular complaint with viewers and you would imagine one that is easy to rectify. Radio sound folk always think TV sound is inferior anyway, so we all nod wisely at this point. Mumbling, incomprehensible tunes welcome.

Essex beckons. See you at 5

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    Comment number 1.

    Morning Simon, DT team and blog friends all
    Good show last night, Simon with lots of highlights to keep me sane in amongst traffic that was just plain mad!
    EVERYBODY'S TALKIN' – NILSSON
    TALK TALK – TALK TALK
    I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT - ROD STEWART

    WE DON'T TALK ANYMORE - CLIFF RICHARD

    TALK THAT TALK – RIHANNA

    TALK OF THE TOWN – PRETENDERS

    JIVE TALKIN' - BEE GEES


    LET LOVE SPEAK UP FOR ITSELF - THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH


    SPEAK NOW - TAYLOR SWIFT

    WE NO SPEAK AMERICANO - YOLANDA BE COOL (it won’t get played but it is boppy and with an everso funny video)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3s4dbk4e1g&feature=kp

    I CAN’T TELL YOU WHY – EAGLES (That’s because no one can hear a blinking thing!)


    UNIVERSALLY SPEAKING - RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

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    Comment number 2.

    Morning Simon and bloggers! It’s been raining here today – first we’ve seen for ages. What a difficult theme today!! Or is it just me?
    Don’t Speak – No Doubt

    Whispers in the Dark – Mumford and Sons

    Careless Whisper – George Michael

    A Whisper – Coldplay

    Shout - Tears for Fears (maybe they should have tried that in Jamaica Inn!)

    Shout – The Isley Brothers (or Lulu)

    Say What you Want – Texas (just make sure we can hear it ;-O)

    Thank you for Hearing Me – Sinead O’Connor

    Are you Hearing (What I Hear?) - Level 42

    Sound of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel

    Silence is Golden – The Tremeloes (Or Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons)

    Enjoy the Silence – Depeche Mode

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    Comment number 3.

    MUMBLING oldies

    THOUSANDS ARE SAILING – The Pogues

    LULLABY – The Cure

    INTO MY ARMS – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

    SURE ‘NUFF ‘N YES I DO – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

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    Comment number 4.

    Good Morning Simon and thank you for playing Neil Sedaka yesterday. 25 years since All Around The World???? Crikey!

    WE DON’T TALK ANYMORE – SIR CLIFF

    WE CAN WORK IT OUT – THE BEATLES / STEVIE WONDER

    NOT FADE AWAY – THE ROLLING STONES

    NO REPLY – THE BEATLES

    NOBODY TOLD ME – JOHN LENNON

    SILENCE IS GOLDEN – THE TREMELOES

    DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD – THE ANIMALS

    MR SOFT – COCKNEY REBEL

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    Comment number 5.

    Morning folks


    THE SOUND OF SILENCE – SIMON & GARFUNKEL

    DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD – THE ANIMALS

    STOP WHISPERING – RADIOHEAD

    WHAT’S HAPPENING?!?! – THE BRYDS

    EVERYBODY'S TALKIN’ - HARRY NILSSON

    IT’S OH SO QUIET – BJORK

    SOUND AND VISION – DAVID BOWIE

    MISSING WORDS – THE SELECTER

    HUSH – DEEP PURPLE

    THE SOUND OF THE CROWD – THE HUMAN LEAGUE

 

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