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6 MUSIC MR MEN MUSICAL MISSION

6 MUSIC MR MEN MUSICAL MISSION

THE '6 MUSIC MR MEN MUSICAL MISSION'.

It's the Early Show search for the ultimate list of songs mentioning every character in the Mr Men series.

Songs might include The Smith's 'Heaven Knows I'm MISERBABLE Now', Ian Dury's 'Reasons To Be CHEERFUL' or Xpress 2/David Byrne's 'LAZY'.

 

MR: The Fall – Mr. Pharmacist 

BOUNCE: Rachael Dadd - Bounce The Ball 

BRAVE: Giorgio Moroder/Phil Oakey - Together In Electric Dreams

BUMP: Kenny - The Bump

BUSY: Adam & The Ants - Family Of Noise

CHATTERBOX: Bob Marley & The Wailers - Mr Chatterbox

CHEERFUL: Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Reasons To Be Cheerful

CLEVER: Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Clever Trevor

CLUMSY: The Smiths - Half A Person

COOL: Boney M - Daddy Cool

CHRISTMAS: Low - Just Like Christmas

DAYDREAM: The Monkees - Daydream Believer 

DIZZY: Vic Reeves/Wonder Stuff - Dizzy

FORGETFUL: Cocteau Twins - Pur

FUNNY: Airhead - Funny How

FUSSY: Rory Gallagher - Calling Card  

GOOD: Chic - Good Times

GREEDY: Go Kart Mozart - We're Selfish, Lazy and Greedy

GRUMBLE: Chas & Dave - Musn't Grumble

GRUMPY: The Fiery Furnaces - Borneo

HAPPY: Altered Images - Happy Birthday

IMPOSSIBLE: Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine - The Impossible Dream 

JELLY: The Flaming Lips - She Don't Use Jelly

LAZY: Deep Purple - Lazy

MEAN: David Bowie - Heroes

MESSY: Spencer Davis Group - I'm A Man

MISCHIEF: The Joy Formidable - Austere

MISERABLE: The Smiths - Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now  

MUDDLE: Ella Fitzgerald - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

NOBODY: Louis Prima - Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody

NOISY: Reverend & The Makers - Noisy Neighbour

NONSENSE: Squeeze - Annie Get Your Gun

NOSEY: Bull Moose Jackson - Nosey Joe 

PERFECT: The The - Perfect

QUIET

RUDE

RUSH

SILLY

SKINNY

SLOW

SMALL

SNEEZE

SNOW

STRONG

TALL

TICKLE

TOPSY-TURVY

UPPITY

WORRY

WRONG

 

50 STATES IN 50 PLAYS HAS NOW ENDED.

Presenter Chris 'The Hawk' Hawkins challenges his listeners to help him compile the ultimate list of songs mentioning every state in the USA, all 50 of them!

ALABAMA - Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama

ALASKA - Michelle Shocked - Anchorage

ARIZONA - The Beatles - Get Back

ARKANSAS - Bruce 'The Boss' Springsteen - Mary Queen Of Arkansas

CALIFORNIA - The Mamas And The Papas - California Dreamin'

COLORADO - John Denver - Rocky Mountain High

CONNECTICUT - Ben Folds - Kylie From Connecticut

DELAWARE - Faithless - Postcards

FLORIDA - Modest Mouse - Florida

GEORGIA - Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind  

HAWAII - Elvis Presley - Blue Hawaii

IDAHO - B52's - Private Idaho

IIIINOIS - Sufjan Stevens - The Man Of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts

INDIANA - R Dean Taylor - Indiana Wants Me

IOWA - Til Tuesday - Coming Up Close

KANSAS - The Wolfgang Press - Kansas

KENTUCKY - The Soggy Bottom Boys - I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow

LOUISIANA - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dani California

MAINE - Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers - New England

MARYLAND - Jesus Jones - Maryland

MASSACHUSETTS - Bee Gees - Massachusetts

MICHIGAN - Devendra Banhart - Michigan State

MINNESOTA - Weird Al Yankovic - The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota

MISSISSIPPI - Lissie - Oh Mississippi

MISSOURI - Depeche Mode - Route 66

MONTANA - Frank Zappa - Montana

NEBRASKA - The Decemberists - Calamity Song

NEVADA - The Jayhawks - Nevada, California

NEW HAMPSHIRE - Sonic Youth - New Hampshire

NEW JERSEY - Pixies - Monkey's Gone To Heaven

NEW MEXICO - The Dandy Warhols - The Legend Of The Last Of The Outlaw Truckers Aka The Ballad Of Sheriff Shorty  

NEW YORK - Bobbie Gentry - Fancy

NORTH CAROLINA - Joan Baez - East Virginia

NORTH DAKOTA - Tom Waits - Had Me A Girl

OHIO - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Ohio  

OKLAHOMA - Throwing Muses - Dizzy

OREGON - Loretta Lynn & Jack White - Portland Oregon

PENNSYLVANIA - Glenn Miller - Pennsylvania 65000

RHODE ISLAND - Ike & Tina Turner - Sweet Rhode Island Red

SOUTH CAROLINA - Gram Parsons - Hickory Wind

SOUTH DAKOTA - Bob Dylan - Ballad Of Hollis Brown

TENNESSEE - Arrested Development - Tennessee

TEXAS - The Hold Steady - Sequestered In Memphis

UTAH - Utah Saints - Something Good

VERMONT - Captain Beefheart - Moonlight On Vermont

VIRGINIA - Laurel & Hardy - The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine

WASHINGTON - Pixies - Trompe Le Monde

WEST VIRGINIA - John Denver - Take Me Home Country Roads

WISCONSIN - Bon Iver - Wisconsin

WYOMING - Damien Jurado - Wyoming        

*MASSIVE THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUGGESTIONS* 

 

The 6 Music Early Show launches 'Home Team Glory: World Cup 2014 Special' with presenter Chris Hawkins challening his listeners to help him compile the ultimate list of songs mentioning every team in the competition. 

Not a football fan? No problem - this is just as much about place names in song. 

Songs could include, Springsteen's 'Born In The USA', Arcade Fire's 'Brazil' or Manic Street Preachers 'Australia'. 

Find out how you can get involved here

Home Team Glory has already found songs to acknowledge every football club in the Premier League, Scottish Premiership, English Championship, League 1 and League 2.

Here's where we're at so far:

WORLD CUP 2014 SPECIAL

ALGERIA - Sloan - Penpals

ARGENTINA - Suede - My Dark Star

AUSTRALIA - The Kinks - Victoria

BELGIUM - Farm - All Together Now

BOZNIA HERZEGOVINA - Todd Rundgren - If Not Now When?

BRAZIL - Sultans Of Ping FC - Kick Me With Your Leather Boots

CAMEROON - Buju Banton - African Pride

CHILE - Cat Power - Ruin

COLOMBIA - Kirsty MacColl - England 2 Colombia 0

COSTA RICA - Saint Etienne - Girl VII

CROATIA - U.S.Bombs - Croatia Breaks

ECUADOR - Sash - Ecuador

ENGLAND - Billy Bragg - A New England

FRANCE - John Cale - Half Past France

GERMANY - Sparks - Girl From Germany

GHANA - Dorothy Masuka - Ghana

GREECE - The Rolling Stones - Laugh, I Nearly Died

HONDURAS - Warren Zevon - Lawyers, Guns And Money

IRAN - Steve Earle - Good Ol' Boy (Gettin' Tough)

ITALY - PJ Harvey - Good Fortune

IVORY COAST - Turin Brakes - Bye Pod

JAPAN - Tom Waits - Big In Japan

MEXICO - The Coasters - Down In Mexico

NETHERLANDS - Steely Dan - Slang Of Ages

NIGERIA - Third World - Lagos Jump

PORTUGAL - Baxter Dury - Isabel

RUSSIA - The Sisters Of Mercy - Dominion / Mother Russia

SOUTH KOREA - Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire

SPAIN -  Doors - Spanish Caravan

SWITZERLAND - Feeder - Cement

URUGUAY - Serge Gainsbourg - S. S. in Uruguay

USA - Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA

 

PREMIER LEAGUE  

 

ARSENAL – Winter Of ’79 by the Tom Robinson Band

ASTON VILLA – The Sun Never Sets On Aston Villa by Spizzenergi

CARDIFF – Cardiff In The Sun by the Super Furry Animals

CHELSEA – Chelsea Morning by Judy Collins

CRYSTAL PALACE – Winter by Tori Amos

EVERTON – People Ghetto Song - Everton Blender  

FULHAM FC - Ian Dury - What A Waste 

HULL CITY - Chumbawumba - Hull or Hell 

LIVERPOOL - The Mighty Wah - Heart As Big As Liverpool 

MAN CITY - The Jam - In The City 

MAN UTD - Fun Boy Three - We're Having All The Fun

NEWCASTLE - It's Immaterial - Driving Away from Home 

NORWICH - Tears For Fears - Schrodinger's Cat

SOUTHAMPTON - The Beatles - The Ballad Of John & Yoko

STOKE - Public Service Broadcasting - Night Mail

SUNDERLAND - The Streets - Trust Me

SWANSEA - John Cale - Ship Of Fools

TOTTENHAM - Chas And Dave - Gertcha

WEST BROM - Go Kart Mozart - West Brom Blues

WEST HAM - The Cockney Rejects - Police Car

 

SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP

 

ABERDEEN - Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros - Arms Aloft

CELTIC - Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart

DUNDEE UNITED - The Dubliners - Dundee Weaver / Sham 69 - If The Kids Are United

HEARTS - Candi Staton - Young Hearts Run Free

HIBERNIAN - The Proclaimers - Joyful Kilmarnock Blues

INVERNESS - The Shirehorses - (Now) I Know (Where I'm Going) Our Kid

KILMARNOCK - Johnny Flynn - The Mountain Is Burning

MOTHERWELL - The Fiery Furnaces - Sullivan's Social Slub

PARTICK THISTLE - Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine - Do Re Me, So Far So Good

ROSS COUNTY - The Fall - Hurricane Edward

ST JOHNSTONE - Richard Thompson - Bonnie St Johnstone

ST MIRREN - The Beat - Mirror In The Bathroom (Shaun Keaveny Version) 1st FAIL

 

CHAMPIONSHIP

 

BARNSLEY - John Shuttleworth - She Lives In Hope

BIRMINGHAM - Electric Light Orchestra - Birmingham Blues

BLACKBURN - Seven - Blackburn

BLACKPOOL - The Kinks - Autumn Almanac

BOLTON WANDERERS - Planningtorock - Bolton Wanderer

AFC BOURNEMOUTH - The Fall - Bournemouth Runner

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION - Elastica - Brighton Rock

BURNLEY - The Pendle Folk - Old Pendle

CHARLTON - Stump - Charlton Heston

DERBY COUNTRY - Erland And The Carnival - The Derby Ram

DONCASTER ROVERS - The Courteeners - The Opener

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN - Iron Maiden - Sheriff of Huddersfield

IPSWICH TOWN - Jarvis Cocker - From a to i

LEEDS UNITED - Amanda Palmer - Leeds United

LEICESTER CITY - Saint Etienne - He's On The Phone

MIDDLESBROUGH - The Wedding Present - Cumberland Gap

MILLWALL - Half Man Half Biscuit - Uffington Wassail

NOTTINGHAM FOREST - Rudi London - Nottingham Forest Is My Rock N Roll

QUEENS PARK RANGERS - Pete Townshend - White City Fighting

READING - William Bell - A Tribute To A King

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY - Gomez - Whippin' Piccadilly / Flight Of The Conchords - Business Time

WATFORD - The Orb/Alan Parker - Grey Clouds 

WIGAN - Houghton Weavers - Ballad of Wigan Pier

YEOVIL - The Chesterfields - Last Train To Yeovil

 

LEAGUE ONE

 

BRADFORD - Mott The Hoople - All The Way To Memphis

BRENTFORD - Burning Spear - As It Is

BRISTOL CITY - Fink - Wheels

CARLISLE - Little Comets - One Night In October

COLCHESTER - Kinky Machine - Christopher

COVENTRY - Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Luxembourg

CRAWLEY - The Who - Boris The Spider

CREWE - Richard & Linda Thompson - The Little Beggar Girl

GILLINGHAM - The Singing Loins - Ascending Chatham Hill

LEYTON ORIENT - Drive By Truckers - Plastic Flowers On The Highway / Elton John - The Scaffold

MK DONS / MILTON KEYNES - Kirsty MacColl - Still Life

NOTTS COUNTY - Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman / Pete & The Pirates - Knots

OLDHAM - The Clint Boon Experience - Presley On Oldham Street

PETERBOROUGH - Barenaked Ladies - Peterborough And The Kawarthas

PORT VALE - Little Feat - Vale of Tears / David Bowie - Amsterdam

PRESTON - Doves - Kingdom Of Rust

ROTHERHAM - Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales Of San Francisco

SHEFFIELD UNITED - The Clash - This Is England / Pete & The Pirates - United

SHREWSBURY - The Gaslight Anthem - Wooderson

STEVENAGE - Morrissey - Maladjusted

SWINDON - XTC - Red Brick Dream

TRANMERE - Richard Digance - Earl's A Winger

WALSALL - Spirit Of The West - The Hammer & The Bell

WOLVES - Dexy's Midnight Runners - My Life In England [Part 1]

 

LEAGUE TWO

 

ACCRINGTON STANLEY - The Waterboys - Burlington Bertie And Accrington Stanley

BRISTOL ROVERS - Van Morrison - Summertime In England / The Pogues - Irish Rover

BURTON - Terry Hall - I Drew A Lemon  

BURY - Joanna Newsom - Sadie

CHELTENHAM -  The Monochrome Set - The Ruling Class

CHESTERFIELD - Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombone

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE - Morrissey - Dagenham Dave / Sam Hagar - Bad Motor Scooter

EXETER - Frank Turner - I Am Disappeared

FLEETWOOD - The Liverpool Scene - I've Got These Fleetwood Mac Chicken Shack John Mayall Can't Fail Blues

HARTLEPOOL - Darren Hayman - Who Hung The Monkey

MANSFIELD - Sigue Sigue Sputnik - Hey Jane Mansfield Superstar!

MORECAMBE - Squeeze - Christmas Day

NEWPORT - Woody Guthrie - Baltimore To Washington

NORTHAMPTON - Graham Coxon - Running For Your Life

OXFORD - Bob Dylan - Oxford Town

PLYMOUTH - The Barracudas - Summer Fun

PORTSMOUTH - 999 - English Wipeout

ROCHDALE - Elbow - Jesus Is A Rochdale Girl

SCUNTHORPE - KLF - It's Grim Up North

SOUTHEND - Billy Bragg - A13, Trunk Road To The Sea

TORQUAY - Donovan - Mad John's Escape

WIMBLEDON - The Wombles - The Wombling Song 

WYCOMBE - Andover Museum Loft Singers - The Wycombe Caning Girl

YORK - Velvet Undergound - Rock And Roll

 

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