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Next week's themes...

Bryan Burnett | 17:11 UK time, Sunday, 28 February 2010

It was an exciting night on Friday's Get It On as I had thought it would be great idea to get you to come up with next week's themes and submit them during the show. I thought that perhaps we might get five or six really strong ideas and get them down to the final four. Wrong! We were inundated with good and really creative ideas for future themes. Myself and the team will be going through them all properly this week and you can hear some of them on air in the coming months.
In the meantime here's the four we have gone with for this week.
Ross from Larkhall's idea is one happy song followed by a sad song. " An emotional roller-coaster of a show" said Ross. I don't want to ask for ideas in advance as I think it would be better to do it 'live' on Monday night when you have had the chance to hear the preceding song. We will of course be checking the blog/Facebook etc throughout the show. Feel free to suggest one to get us started though...

First time ever I saw this theme I knew it was going to be a nice one. First attraction is the theme which has been suggested by Paul Handley. Looking forward to seeing the romantic side of our bloggers...


Get It On goes on safari tonight because, Kira who is 10 has suggested 'animals' as a theme.

Anne in Plean chooses the final theme of the week. 'Which ringtone would you assign to your loved ones and why?" Maybe best if your partners/bosses/mother in laws are not listening!


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  • Comment number 1.


    Laughing Blues - Bonzo Dog Band
    Both are happy and sad
    Here Comes My Baby - The Tremeloes

    It's all subjective. Some happy songs are depressing (Agadoo) and some sad songs are hilarious (Old Shep)


    Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann - Instant mutual attraction over three chords


    Gorilla You're A Desperado - Warren Zevon - At the zoo, keep your car keys in a safe place.


    You Were Meant For Me - Gene Kelly - This song from Singin' In The Rain coincidentally uses the same notes as the Nokia ringtone, itself based on a Spanish composition from 1902.

  • Comment number 2.

    D:ream - Things Can Only Get Better
    Yazz - The Only Way Is Up
    happy and sad?

    Tuesday/ Wednesday
    The Monkees - I'm a believer

    Yello - Great Mission a whole jungle full of animals in there
    Survivor - The Eye of the Tiger
    no wonder he's hitting those high notes
    The Beatles - I am the Walrus

  • Comment number 3.

    damn - forgot to add in for Wednesday - the cat in the hat Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity. one for the blog.

  • Comment number 4.

    Don't know if it's the tilt of the theme but I've went for songs about being happy or sad (rather than ones that evoke those emotions) and in most cases, obvious in the title



    Sad Sad World ~ If It Makes You Happy - Sheryl Crowe
    Happy ~ Disappointed - Public Image Limited
    I COULD Be Happy ~ Happy Birthday - Altered Images
    Glad To Be Unhappy ~ Sometimes I'm Happy - Billie Holliday

    other happy songs

    Happy Birthday - Stevie Wonder
    Happy - Travis
    Everybody's Happy Nowadays - Buzzcocks

    other sad songs

    Sentimental and Melancholy - Billie Holliday
    Sad Songs and Waltzes - Willie Nelson
    I Just Can't Be Happy - The Damned
    Superstar - The Carpenters (...loneliness, is such a sad affair...)

    Bet i ken 2 happy songs Henri'll ask for :D

  • Comment number 5.

    Further proof of the vox pop tendency - don't blog in advance for Monday's show - except the opening number - bit of a disadvantage for the blogotariat leaving work etc...

    Glen is right, it depends on how you hear it.Therefore, I think the opening number should be both happy and sad and 2nd the suggestion of 'Here Comes My Baby' by The Tremeloes although there is a digital remake that is a huge improvement on the original - which was very badly recorded, particularly the bass.

    Another song which has a really upbeat happy disposition but is accompanied by a truly miserable lyric is 'The Happening' by the Supremes.

    #4 good on you, erlando - what did you have in mind?.


    good to see you back in the blogosphere, thought you'd left us on Friday.

    Not being able to contribute in advance for Monday is a pain - I've got lots to suggest, but will they be disregarded because, like Friday, we can't start until 6:11 on Monday?

    Although blog tracks were played on Friday, they were prior submitted, which doesn't make me feel confident about Monday's outcome.

    regardez youse


  • Comment number 6.

    One was your antidote to "Sunshine on Leith" and the other was a track by a band your young lady got you into as you've mentioned before.

    That reminds me were you at the "Magic of Motown" show on Friday night? Lots of folk up dancing in the aisles and in front of their seats, one was an older guy with younger woman and i thought, hmm could be Henri ;)

    I agree about the Monday night thing. Can't quite see what difference the previous track'll make to what you'd suggest for the next but, hey ho. I'll be at work so wont be able to participate, maybe something'll catch BBs eye for an opening track, perhaps

    - Glad to be Unhappy - as it mentions both sides in one title

  • Comment number 7.


    Happy Jack - The Who


  • Comment number 8.

    Oh well, wrong-footed again, I spent some time putting together a few pairs but not wanted till I'm in the middle of putting the tea out. Ho hum. OK, for starters, (and I've also gone for songs about being happy or sad)
    You've Made Me So Very Happy - Blood Sweat and Tears
    Why Does Love Got to be so Sad - Derek and the Dominoes
    Your Smiling face - James Taylor
    Tears of a Clown - Isley Brothers
    Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone - Bill Withers
    Sunshine of Your Love - Cream

  • Comment number 9.

    Monday Happy followed by Sad:

    I'm a Believer - Monkees
    The River - Bruce Springsteen

  • Comment number 10.


    I Saw You - Arab Strap

    Love at First Sight - Joe Jackson
    I Saw her Standing There - The Beatles
    Angel Eyes - Jeff Healey

  • Comment number 11.


    Sad song

    'Jackie's Train' - Mary Gauthier

    Happy song

    'You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd' - Roger Miller

    "But you can be happy if you've a mind to
    All you got to do is put your mind to it
    Knuckle down, buckle down, do it! do it! do it!"

  • Comment number 12.


  • Comment number 13.

    silver fox,

    Don't know if you saw this when MadMac posted the link. Brad Paisley and William Shatner!

    PDB, BTW!

  • Comment number 14.

    Hi how about "Old Shep by Elvis Presley, which would bring a tear to a glass eye.Followed by"Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves,a real happy song, It would also be a good one for Tuesday as it sum`s up my girl friend Belinda and how I felt when I saw her for the first time after a gap of 25 years.We are of skiing to Glencoe Monday so will be listening in the car on the way home. All the best keep up the good work Scott Ruthven.

  • Comment number 15.

    After receiving forgiveness of biblical proportions (on the previous thread), the "prodigal" would like to humbly suggest the following for...


    Oh Happy Day - Bobby Womack, never could work out the lyrics on this one but I think it is pretty uplifting.

    Sentimental Friend - Hermans's Hermits, haven't heard this since the 60s, maybe because it is just too sad! Good tune tho'.

    Paul from Ayr

  • Comment number 16.

    You're in danger of losing your king of the one liners title

    a big hand for the two on the right

  • Comment number 17.

    #5 do you know something I don't? I just thought I'd leave the building for a bitty. sometimes that's the best way. I have a habit of getting myself misconstrued. yes, it's me - not this place or any of you. I'm the Miss Havisham of the GIO blog.

    #13 - that was just too wonderful and apposite (did I spell that correctly? I'm a tad paranoid after that consencus episode) William Shatner, selling his soul to ridicule. more power to the man. he knows his limits, but will not let that stand in his way of worldwide domination. or summat.

  • Comment number 18.


    Don't take the Pip!


  • Comment number 19.

    #18 desperado

    I forgot another blinder for Wednesday. alzheimer's is winning at the

  • Comment number 20.


    Eddie Mair is a big fan. Check it out!

  • Comment number 21.

    #20 I also like Eddie Mair. that's spooky. maybe we've both been blessed with poor taste.

  • Comment number 22.

    Ok Mr PH here's my contribution for your theme on tuesday.

    I remember standing on the corner at midnight
    Trying to get my courage up
    There was this long lovely dancer in a little club downtown
    I loved to watch her do her stuff
    Through the long lonely nights she filled my sleep
    Her body softly swaying to that smoky beat
    Mainstreet / Bob Seger

    losing control
    When I saw you standing there
    I about fell off my chair
    When you moved your mouth to speak
    I felt the blood go to my feet
    I'd Love You to Want Me / Lobo

    out of my league
    'Cause she's so high...
    High above me, she's so lovely
    She's so high...
    Like Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, or Aphrodite
    She's so High / Tal Bachman

    trying to resist
    Just one touch, just one look
    A dangerous dance
    One small word can make me feel
    Like running away
    You can't say you're in it, no, until you reach the limit
    I've been in love before / Cutting Crew

    ah telt ye
    I was the only one who
    Offered to carry your books
    Took all the stares and laughter
    With the dirty looks
    But I saw then
    What they see now
    Homely Girl / The Chi-Lites

  • Comment number 23.

    this won't fit any of the nights. but who cares? they might fit it in somewhere. soon. the hankies are on me!

  • Comment number 24.

    I have a list for Monday, but I'll hold on to it until six-ish.

    My suggestions for the rest of the week are:

    Tuesday - First attraction
    Strangers in the night - Sinatra
    It had to be you - Harry Connick Jnr
    I saw her standing there - the Beatles (endorsing GB at #10)
    I thought you should know - Steve Earle (I've been watchin' you watchin' me, I could feel your eyes from way across the room)
    Not pretty enough - Kasey Chambers
    24 hours from Tulsa - Gene Pitney
    Dancing in the moonlight - Thin Lizzy
    The girl of my best friend - Elvis
    Do wah diddy diddy - Manfred Mann (endorsing GM at #1)

    Wednesday - Animals
    Black duck blues - the Young Republic
    Father and son - Cat Stevens
    Cat's in the cradle - Harry Chapin
    Black horse and the cherry tree - K T Tunstell
    A horse with no name - America
    Little bird - Emmylou Harris
    Me and the eagle - Steve Earle
    I'm like a bird - Nelly Furtado
    Night fever - BEE Gees
    Come FLY with me - Sinatra
    Straight as the crow flies - Kim Richey

    Thursday - Ringtones
    When my phone plays:
    "She's no lady she's my wife" by Lyle Lovett, my better half is calling
    "The boys are back in town" by Thin Lizzy, my eldest is calling;
    "Carry on my wayward son" by Kansas, it is my youngest son; and
    "I feel good" by James Brown, my brother is on the line.

    The default for everyone else is "Sylvia" by Focus.

    have a good week everyone.


  • Comment number 25.

    Brilliant themes this week!


    Kinks - Better Things

    Springsteen - Better Days

  • Comment number 26.

    For opening song I mean.

  • Comment number 27.



  • Comment number 28.

    A great opening song for Monday if it is to be both happy and sad would be

    Don't Give Up - Peter Gabrial (with Kate Bush)

    all that misery in the man's life, yet there is still hope.

  • Comment number 29.

    That was meant to be Gabriel of course. Norrieitis creeping in! :-)

  • Comment number 30.

    I don't think Peter Gabriel is miserable!

  • Comment number 31.

    #22 Good to see your taking this seriously Mr PP, I particularly like the Seger one.

  • Comment number 32.

    Just thought of one that would do for today and tomorrow:-

    Lonely Girl - Eddie Holman

  • Comment number 33.

    Monday: I think ska may very well be the most happy-making musical style ever:
    'Carry Go Bring Come' - Justin Hinds and the Dominoes

    Soaring vocals also have the knack of lifting my spirit:
    'You Are My World' - The Communards

    I'll have to away to watch some Eastenders reruns before coming back with the sad ones :o)

  • Comment number 34.

    #31 Paul, you don't think I Saw You is serious? It's a tale of insecurity, social ineptitude, and unattainability. Not to mention an incipient drink problem. That's both sad and serious. ;-)

  • Comment number 35.


    All sad and thoughtful from me...

    The River: Audra Mae (Big recommendation from me here. This young lady is Judy Garland's Grandniece and wrote the only original track on Susan Boyles Album). I promise, you won't regret giving this a play.

    Angel Sarah Mclachlan

    Motherland: Natalie Merchant

    Travelin' Soldier: Dixie Chicks

    Give Me Strength: Eric Clapton

  • Comment number 36.

    Monday Opening Track: Happy and Sad

    * Sting - I'm So Happy; I can't stop Crying
    * Tom Waits - Martha
    * Luka Bloom - The Man is Alive
    * Strange Fruit - The Flame Still Burns

    Also JFE (#28) is bang on with Peter/Katie
    (nawww, not yon Jordan burd; ra yin wi ra Bush).

    Hmm, I'm seeing a theme there: the kind of 'hope mixed with loss/sorrow' thing. Or am I just bonkers..?

  • Comment number 37.

    #33 Back with a couple of suitably depressing songs:

    'I Wish It Would Rain' - The Temptations
    'In The Ghetto' - Elvis

    And another happy one:
    'Joy To The World'(Jeremiah was a bullfrog) - Three Dog Night'

  • Comment number 38.

    I bet Ross from Larkhall is singing happy songs today. Are you looking for some kind of link from one song to the next? If not I don't get the whole "request one at a time" thing.

    For Monday - (Sad) - Everybody Hurts - REM

    (Happy) - Happy Days - Theme from the sitcom.

  • Comment number 39.

    Tuesday: First Attraction

    OK, let's go for the QI buzzer with:
    * George Michael - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
    (from his quite wonderful but woefully unknown 'Songs from the Last Century' album)

    But also:
    * Free - All Right Now
    * Billy Bragg - The Fourteenth Of February
    Looking back to the first meeting
    * Bill Bailey - Unisex Chipshop
    * Madness - Lola
    As usual, going for the lesser known version - this is from the Dangermen Sessions.
    * The Passions - I'm In Love with a German Film Star
    Foo Fighters cover also good
    * Hothouse Flowers - The Lakes of Pontchartrain
    * Fairport Convention - Matty Groves
    * Benjamin Zephaniah - Tam Lyn (retold)
    One of the standout tracks from the Imagined Village project
    * Pink Floyd - Young Lust
    The live version from The Wall in Berlin with Bryan Adams' vocal would be ace.

    Was going to suggest
    * The Streets - Fit But You Know It
    but it contains a few swearies very unsuited to teatime radio. Shame...

  • Comment number 40.

    sadder than sad, Lorraine Ellison - Stay With Me
    and saddest of all? Rachmaninov's Variations on a Theme of Paganini, the bit in the middle. Used to play it as a heartsick teenager when I wanted a good cry.
    I think I'll go and have one now unless someone can come up with a happy song pronto

  • Comment number 41.


    'You're Such a Good Looking Woman' - Joe Dolan

    It's one for tomorrow, but you're welcome to borrow it!


  • Comment number 42.

    ... and here's a link!

  • Comment number 43.

    #41,42 cheers, S-g. I can go back to concentrating on my work now the tears have stopped...

  • Comment number 44.


    Composer of the week on Radio 3 is Chopin. (12 noon - 13:00)

    That'll cheer ye up!


  • Comment number 45.



    You messed up thae Lobo lyrics;

    When I saw you standing there
    I about fell off my chair
    When you moved your mouth to talk
    I felt the blood go to my socks

    Mmmmm. Cancel that. You're right, I'm wrong.

  • Comment number 46.

    #33, Julie, Yeh, the Ska style was full of fun!

    #34 Gaie, The Arab Strap One? Sorry for appearing to blank that, I've not heard it before. Just had a look at the lyrics and they're excellent!
    No sound on my works PC so I'll check it later.

  • Comment number 47.

    #46 re Ska

    You're not wrong there. Perhaps it's time for a genre theme on the Reggae/Ska/Rocksteady/Rude Boy spectrum..?

  • Comment number 48.

    Wednesday Animals:

    * The Cure - The Lovecats
    * Fleetwood Mac - Albatross
    Beatles Fans may find something familiar in that one...
    * Adam and the Ants - Dog Eat Dog
    * Goats Don't Shave - Las Vegas (In The Hills of Donegal)
    * Everley Brothers - Bird Dog
    * June Tabor - The King of Rome about a homing pigeon
    * Snowy White - Bird of Paradise
    (hmm are these avian suggestions still on-topic? Depends on whether you take the Biologist/Zoologist view of what an Animal is)
    * Hendrix - Foxy Lady
    * Michelle Shocked - To Be a Cat
    Western Swing version of the Disney standard
    * Incredible String Band - The Hedgehog's Song
    Note to Pratchett fans - not that Hedgehog Song
    * Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench
    * Traveling Wilburys - Tweeter and the Monkey Man
    * Led Zep - Black Dog Hayseed Dixie cover also good
    * Adam and the Ants - Kings of the Wild Frontier
    * Soup Dragons - I'm Free
    Do mythical animals count? if so:
    * Warren Zevon - Werewolves of London

    And finally:
    Fathers Ted Crilly & Dougal McGuire aka The Divine Comedy - My Lovely Horse
    If you don't have a copy, I can provide one.

  • Comment number 49.

    Great list Cap'n - My Lovely Horse would be fun to hear. As much fun as maybe Chas 'n Dave and Rabbit - lets GIO!

  • Comment number 50.

    Another three dead certs for Wednesday's show:

    Bert Kaempfert
    Swingin' Safari

    Flanders & Swann
    The Hippopotamus Song
    I'm a Gnu

  • Comment number 51.


    John Lithgow (the actor) has a great version of the Hippopotamus Song.

  • Comment number 52.

    #40 Yes, the Lorraine Ellison track is wonderful.
    #39 ...and so is Tam Lyn (retold).

  • Comment number 53.

    #6 ha ha, I was at Magic of Motown on Friday and the older guys up 'dancing' were hilarious.

  • Comment number 54.

    #46 Paul, I never heard it myself before yesterday, but I did like the lyrics. I can't even remember now how I got to it but it seemed to fit OK in a daft sort of way!

  • Comment number 55.

    Wow, I missed the end of the show on Friday as I was out on a run for my marathon training. I thought I would have a quick peek at the blog before I jump in the car to head home and there it is: my theme suggestion !!!!

    I'll give my happy song some thought, there are so many that make me smile!

    My sad song would be "Something Inside So Strong"
    It always makes me think of my eldest daughter Emma.
    We lost her 18 months ago to Motor Neurone Disease at the age of 17.
    The spirit, drive, energy and enthusiasm for life that she showed despite being confined to a wheelchair was an inspriration to everyone who met her.

    It is directly due to her spirit that will make sure I get my 19 stones to the end of the Edinburgh Marathon in 12 weeks time.

    (and a blatent plug)

  • Comment number 56.

    #44 That's not what it says in the Radio Times

    I hate it when folk Chopin change things for no good reason....


  • Comment number 57.

    Bryan the wonderful Loudon Wainwright, America's answer to Michael Marra, has many happy and sad songs - a great pick for tonight would be the sad song "So Damn Happy" with the first line " The sad thing is I'm so damn happy"
    Tried to get "Tip that Waitress" from LW3 when you did the eating out theme but texted Radio 2 by mistake - now that is sad.

    Fraser from Newton Stewart

  • Comment number 58.


    I love Chopin. He's got the chops.

  • Comment number 59.

    :-)My Girl - Temptations
    :-(Jealous Guy - Roxy Music but preferably Frankie Miller

    :-)Your Smiling Face - James Taylor
    :-(Tears of a Clown - Isley Bros or Tears Frankie Miller

    :-)High Time - Paul Jones
    :-(Sad Sad World - Sheryl Crow

    :-)Stuck With You - Huey Lewis & The News
    :-(Without You - Lenny Kravitz

    :-)Good Times - Journey;
    :-(For the Good Times - Perry ComoY
    :-)You've Made me so Very Happy - Blood Sweat & Tears:-(
    :-(Why Does Love Got to be so Sad - Derek & the Dominoes

    :-(Aint no Sunshine When she's Gone - Bill Withers
    :-)Sunshine of Your Love - Cream

    :-(Sad Eyes Crosby & Nash
    :-)Laugh Out Loud - Robert Cray

  • Comment number 60.

    Another happy and sad song:

    Waiting For The Day - Gerry Rafferty (check the lyrics at the 'water of life' sections)

    and of course the happy one off the same album...

    City To City

  • Comment number 61.

    How about pencil full of lead by paolo nutini? That's as happy as it gets.

  • Comment number 62.

    2HB by Bryan Ferry - twice as happy.

  • Comment number 63.

    This Woman's Work - Kate Bush

    the saddest of them all......

  • Comment number 64.

    I'd second Gordon from Kirknewton's suggestion for Paolo's Pencil Full Of Lead.

    Concerning the bias to sad sonds, don't worry, even the sad ones are making me smile !

    Ross From Larkhall

  • Comment number 65.

    This Woman's Work - Kate Bush

    the saddest of them all......supernaturally sad... about the saddest of all circumstances...worth hearing, bring the house down...

  • Comment number 66.

    Happy: 'Yellow sun' by The Raconteurs
    Sad: 'Videotape' by Radiohead

    I am listening to your show while revising for my physics prelim tomorrow, and these two songs are great. Cheers.

  • Comment number 67.


    (For Henri)

    The Girl From Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz

    "When she walks, she's like a samba that swings so cool and sways so
    gently that when she passes, each one she passes goes - aah.
    Ooh But he watches so sadly, How can he tell her he loves her,
    Yes he would give his heart gladly,
    but instead when she walks to the sea,
    she looks straight ahead not at he,
    Tall, and tan, and young, and lovely, the girl from Ipanema goes walking
    And when she passes, he smiles - but she doesn't see"

    But I have no doubt that if it had been our Henri sitting at that corner bar on the road to Ipanema Beach, he would have had much more success with said young girl as she walked by....


  • Comment number 68.

    Three points on the poetic licence for that "not at he"

  • Comment number 69.

    This Woman's Work - Kate Bush

    ...and like Ross above, I have lived it.

  • Comment number 70.

    Yes, Bush takes some beating.

  • Comment number 71.

    #69 - the persistence of blogs? good call. not a dry eye in the house. even the dog was howling.

  • Comment number 72.

    #51 I youtubed that one - lacked a certain gravitas (the accent was all wrong), but a no' bad cover. Really glad they didn't inflict Paulo Nutini on us - he sounds like an old man with half his teeth missing. no offence to old men with half their teeth missing. no doubt he'll grow into his sound.

  • Comment number 73.


    Unfortunately, I wasn't at the Motown gig, so I'm afraid I wasn't one of the geriatric jiggers - I was at a similar gig at the SECC about '94. It was fantastic! I was jigging about that night!


    That's decent of you Adam - as it turns out, I downloaded this at the weekend after stumbling across Astrud when I was listening out for a version of 'Light My Fire' that I liked.

    Of course, this could turn into 'Gaie's 'Dear Mr Wilbury' letter... and we don't want to get moderated again.

    But accepting the Girl from Ipanema is tall and tanned and young and lovely,I've got absolutely nothing to lose...the older the fiddle, the better the they say.

    As she glides forward, I look up and say

    'Do your legs go all the way up to your bum?'

    She says:

  • Comment number 74.

    #68 - Well in fairness the original was written by a man in the first person so Astrud and Getz had tae jiggle it a bit for a lady singer.
    I think Getz may well have written "him" and not "he" (some sites back this up) however, Astrud sings "he" simply because it rhymes.

  • Comment number 75.

    Bryan and Babs

    Many thanks for playing 'This Woman Work'- much appreciated.

    regardez youse


  • Comment number 76.

    Suddenly - Billy Ocean
    Pretty Flamingo - Manfred Mann
    Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
    Just one Look - Hollies
    All Right Now - Free
    Then He Kissed me - The Crystals
    Just Say Yeah - Jackson Browne:

    I started looking for your little MG
    In my neighborhood
    I started feeling kind of funny and free
    When you were around
    And I began to cook up a plan to
    Take you out of town

    but was it her or the car he was after?

    Are birds and insects allowed on animals night?

  • Comment number 77.

    ....and humans and dancers?

  • Comment number 78.


    Careful - you'll get burned.

  • Comment number 79.

    If they can play Rachmaninov twice on Monday, they can play Handel once on Thursday.



  • Comment number 80.

    #76, Wouldn't have thought so Gaie, but why not suggest them as themes?
    I can think of at least 20 with bird names.

    But wait, you've used one of them already for tomorrow! Good suggestions nonetheless.

  • Comment number 81.


    "When you sing this song in public it always works. I have five children to prove it!"

    'Seduced' - Mary Coughlan


    Please don't reject this one out of hand. It's wonderful. In fact, I'm gonna abandon Joe Dolan and make this my sole request.


  • Comment number 82.


    an+i+mal _ n. _ 1. _ Zoology. any living organism characterized by voluntary movement, the possession of cells with noncellulose cell walls and specialized sense organs enabling rapid response to stimuli, and the ingestion of complex organic substances such as plants and other animals.

  • Comment number 83.

    Sounds like my ex.......

  • Comment number 84.

    #82, OK Scotch I stand corrected.

    Gaie just ignore my last post.

  • Comment number 85.

    You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller

    Nebraska - the Boss ( I saw her standing on her front porch etc)

    and asked for loads never come close to a play

    Angel Of The Morning - pp Arnold

  • Comment number 86.

    Great suggestions all Norrie, I got nervous about the quality of the show last time I had a theme accepted, but if they just use the stuff from the blog we should be set for a good show.

  • Comment number 87.

    #81 in public? that's a bit risque.

    Pulp - Something Changed
    love before first sight.

    Hall & Oates or Nelly Furtado - Maneater
    That surely covers a shedload of animals?

    do personal motivators count?
    Matt Bianco - Get out of your lazy bed

  • Comment number 88.



    As the Captain points out on #48, it depends who you ask. When in doubt look at a dictionary definition. Anyway, the theme is only ever as broad or as narrow as the team want it to be.

  • Comment number 89.


    Not to mention risky.......

  • Comment number 90.

    And so to Tuesday

    Well, we've all dried our eyes now and are ready to concentrate on tomorrow night's theme.

    I've Just Seen A Face - The Beatles

    this is one of my favs from the fab four. Great C&W song.We've had 'I Saw Her Standing There' a few times over the last six months.

    Light My Fire - Clarence Carter from The Definitive Clarence Carter

    Sorry to inanely rehash comments on last weeks thread, but when I heard Shirley Bassey's version last week, I realised I'd never heard a version of this (including the original)that I liked.

    The trouble with nearly all of them is that in an endeavor to sound 'sexy' they only demonstrate what a hard song it is is to get right. Either too 'musical' like the original or too overblown, like Shirley.

    Only one gets it absolutely spot on - Clarence Carter - a lovely soulful feel, which suggests that this is a really sexy soul number, something even the Doors didn't get.Pity Marvin didn't cover it.

    You're Beautiful - Love & Money

    One of James Grant's finest, a tale of looking and longing - sadly unrequited.But it is beautiful.

    Oh and, of course, You're Gorgeous - Babybird

    hard to overlook, but doesn't take repeated listening - now and again, it's pleasent enough

    Light My Fire is the preferred choice

    regardez youse


  • Comment number 91.

    #88, Good point Scotch, I have to say the captain didn't really need to enlarge the theme as Black Dog is well good enough on it's own. Well OK that makes it sound like the main course in a far eastern restaurant but you know what I mean!

    #90, Henri, Light my Fire by the Doors is great so I'd be intrigued to hear the superior version you suggest.

  • Comment number 92.

    #79 not sure I can handel Thursday's music...

    Was the show good? Too busy to listen in this past few days

    Did they play any Gilmour / Floyd / Tull?

    OK, stupid question...


  • Comment number 93.

    #55 moving story Ross.

    A good pal of mine passed away a year or so ago to the same disease. We raised a fair bit of money through Edinburgh Marathon & also through the book "Great Sporting Memories" written in memory of my pal (copies still available, with all proceeds to SMNDA!)

    I'm donating. Keep us in touch with your progress. I'm sure there are a few more bloggers will donate to this worthwhile cause

    (A blatant plug for Ross)

    DC in Cellardyke

  • Comment number 94.

    Another for Tuesday...a slushy song but a lovely one. The Rodgers and Hart song 'Where or When'. Recorded by lots of singers (e.g.Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Julie London and the like). I fancy hearing Bryan Ferry singing it or Dave Edmunds does a pretty version too.

  • Comment number 95.

    Another for Tuesday

    I'm You're Man - Leonard 'Laughing Lenny' Cohen

    those who know the artist well know that the nickname, although sarcastic, is actually well deserved - this is typical - quietly hilarious

  • Comment number 96.

    Tuesday - First Attraction:

    The Model - Kraftwerk
    - I'd like to take her home, that's understood!

    Peaches - The Stranglers (radio edit!!)
    - well, it's true, isn't it?

    A Big Hunk O' Love - Elvis Presley
    - from the early days when he was a DECENT singer!

    See Those Eyes - Altered Images
    - oh Clare... Yes, you are sexier than Dana! sigh... ;-)

    Get It Right The First Time - Billy Joel
    - how to make SURE the first time really works...

    Sexy Boy - Air
    - Partly in French but trust me, it's a fit for the theme!

    I Just Want To Touch You - Utopia
    - great Beatles-inspired track from their excellent themed album

    Do You Remember The First Time? - Pulp
    - remembering what that first time was like...

    Feels Like The First Time - Foreigner
    Love At First Sight - Styx (superb song)
    When I Saw You - The Ronettes
    I Looked At You - The Doors

    ...and - fits the theme but perhaps a little too abstract -
    No. 1 Lowest Common Denominator - Todd Rundgren

  • Comment number 97.

    #numerous paulhandley posts

    Paul, you know, once you have a theme chosen there`s no obligation for you to monitor it afterwards. I mean by all means open the Blog and just sit and stare at it for an hour or so, but really it`ll be alright on the night. You`ll see, it`ll look after itself.

  • Comment number 98.

    I was thinking of suggesting "BIRDS" for a theme on Friday but was out so couldnae dae it but there's loads enough to make it a seperate theme (see #48 for a couple)

    talking of being out on Friday
    #53 JFE
    Two lassies next to us dancing at their seats, had a big fight with the folk behind them. Think there was a lot of that going on


    First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Johnny Cash (tried for this last week)
    Dancing in the Moonlight - Thin Lizzy (also suggested by JoeK earlier)
    The Look of Love - Dusty Springfield

    The Blondie tracks Atomic, Denis, Dreaming, Pretty Baby could all fit the theme but the most appropriate would probably be

    (I'm Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear - Blondie

  • Comment number 99.


    Refers to JFE and not JFE.

  • Comment number 100.


    Dog Eat Dog - Adam and the Ants
    Swimming Horses - Siouxsie and the Banshees
    Horse Nation - The Cult
    White Rabbit - The Damned (or Mamas & Papas)
    Bring on the Dancing Horses - Echo and the Bunnymen
    Johnny the Fox - Thin Lizzy
    Hobo Humpin Slobo Babe - Whale


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