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My Final Sunday Replay… Some of the Best!

Enjoyed saying goodbye to the Replay today, and took the opportunity to play a tiny selection of some of my favourite music. With Nile Rodgers playing a blistering set at Glastonbury on Friday I thought I’d start with a mix of great hits from his work with Chic and Sister Sledge

The other music played was –

Chas & Dave – Margate

Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar

The Who – Magic Bus

Wilson Pickett – 634 5789

Edwin Starr – 25 Miles

Smokey Robinson and The Miracles – You Really Got a Hold on Me

Barry White – Can’t Get Enough

Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Else’s Guy

The Beatles – Drive My Car/The Word

The Travelling Wilburys – End Of The Line

3@3 was from George Harrison – When we Was Fab/Isn’t it a Pity/My Sweet Lord

Lynrd Skynrd – Free Bird

AC/DC – Back to Black

Motown Spinners – It’s a Shame

Luther VanDross – Never Too Much

Blackbyrds – Walking in Rythm

Adrian Gurvitz – Classic

Adele – Someone Like You

and we finished with

Pink Floyd – The Great Gig in the Sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Penultimate Sunday Replay and Extreme Shampooing!

In my penultimate Sunday Replay we had a story about the new craze of extreme shampooing!

An internet blogger called Jim Chapman started the craze, which involves people washing their hair in extreme places.

The first challenge was at a fire training college in Oxfordshire. Two firemen blasted the blogger with a fire hose which reaches between 8 and 20 bars of pressure – the equivalent of having 10 showers at once.

He then washed his hair in the River Thames by pushing his head over the side of a speedboat which was travelling at nearly 40mph, before putting his head under the Hardraw Force in Yorkshire, the UK’s highest unbroken waterfall.

The 25-year-old then climbed to the top of the second-largest working Transporter Bridge in the world before stepping down from a 160-foot bungee jump into the water, with a member of the bungee team taking the place instead.

The final challenge was at the top of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the country, where he washed his hair in the 2-metre-deep snow.

Chapman said: “I’ve done some crazy things in my life but Extreme Shampooing has to be one of the most exhilarating and outrageous ways to road test a new product.

“The most extreme challenge was the dip underneath Hardraw Waterfall – the sheer force of the fall was incredible, however, climbing to the peak of Ben Nevis was one shampooing experience I’ll certainly never forget!”

Extreme Shampooing is becoming an online trend, with people submitting their own videos and photographs on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

The music played today was –

Genesis – Throwing it All Away

Elvis Costello and the Attractions – Every Day I Write the Book

Faith Hill – This Kiss

Lily Allen – Smile

ZZ Top – Give Me all Your Lovin’

Ian Dury and The Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

The Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go

Bachmann Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

The Monkees – I’m a Believer

The Beatles – Revolution

The Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Woman

Sam Brown – Stop

Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out

Donna Summer – Bad Girls

The Eagles – Life in the Fast Lane

Elton John – Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting

Faces – Stay With Me

Marvin Gaye – I Heard it Through the Grapevine

The Isley Brothers – Harvest For The World

Thin Lizzy – The Boys are Back in Town

Third World – Now That We’ve Found Love

UB 40 – Can’t Help Falling in Love With You

Roy Orbison – Only The Lonely

It’s my final Sunday Replay next week after two years in the chair. Tune in from 2pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fathers Day Songs and Static Man

A three hour edition of Sunday Replay today – in the first hour we heard some cool chilled out oldies, then in the next it was songs for Dad’s Day. We heard,

Alexander O’Neal – Dance with my Father

Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Annie I’m not your Daddy

Cat Stevens – Father and Son

Chicory Tip – Son of my Father

Cliff Richard – Daddy’s Home

Darts – Daddy Cool

Elvis – Don’t Cry Daddy

James Brown – Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag

Loudon Wainwright III – Father and A Son

Madonna – Papa Don’t Preach

Mike and The Mechanics – Living Years

Nizlopi – JCB Song

Sister Sledge – We are Family

In the final Hour we livened things up a bit with some more great oldies and a couple of weird stories including this one –

An Australian man built up so much static electricity in his clothes as he walked that he burned carpets, melted plastic and sparked a mass evacuation.

Frank Clewer, of the western Victorian city of Warrnambool, was wearing a synthetic nylon jacket and a woollen shirt when he went for a job interview.

As he walked into the building, the carpet ignited from the 40,000 volts of static electricity that had built up.

“It sounded almost like a firecracker or something like that,” he said.

“Within about five minutes, the carpet started to erupt,” he told Australian radio.

Perplexed firemen evacuated the building and cut its electricity supply, thinking the burns could have been caused by a power surge.

“There were several scorch marks in the carpet, and we could hear a cracking noise – a bit like a whip – both inside and outside the building,” said fire official Henry Barton.

Mr Clewer said that after leaving the building, he scorched a piece of plastic in his car.

His clothes were measured by firemen as carrying an electrical charge of 40,000 volts, the Reuters news agency quoted Mr Barton as saying.

The fire official added that the charge was close to being high enough to cause the items to spontaneously combust.

“I’ve been firefighting for over 35 years and I’ve never come across anything like this,” he said.

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The Final Sunday Replay Rocks – Listen Again Here

Well it’s been a great six weeks of 100 classic rock tracks. You can listen again here –

http://www.mixcloud.com/bobsimpson391/the-final-sunday-replay-rocks-on-phoenix-fm/

We started how we finished last week –

Led Zeppelin – Rock and Roll

AC/DC – Back in Black

Motorhead – Ace of Spades

The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again

Free – Alright Now

Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child of Mine

Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love

Rainbow – Stargazer

Black Sabbath – Paranoid

Led Zeppelin – Kashmir

Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb

Deep Purple – Smoke on The Water

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird

Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven

 

THE END! (until the next time…)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rockin Replay Five – Listen again here.

Ahh despite a few gremlins it was good to rock out again this week!

You can hear an edited version of the show here – http://www.mixcloud.com/bobsimpson391/sunday-replay-rocks-on-phoenix-fm-part-5/

This was the music –

LED ZEPPELIN – ROCK AND ROLL

DEEP PURPLE – HIGHWAY STAR

RUSH – THE SPIRIT OF RADIO

AC/DC – HIGHWAY TO HELL

JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE – ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – BORN TO RUN.

QUEEN – WE WILL ROCK YOU

AC/DC – LET THERE BE ROCK

JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE – VOODOO CHILE

BOSTON – MORE THAN A FEELING

MEAT LOAF – BAT OUT OF HELL

THIN LIZZY – THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN

METALLICA – ENTER SANDMAN

RUSH – 2112

DEEP PURPLE – BURN

SLADE – CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE

NIRVANA – SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT

EAGLES – HOTEL CALIFORNIA

So it’s the last week of rocking out on The Sunday Replay next week and I’ve saved the best until last. Tune in from 2pm.

 

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Sunday Replay Rocks! Part 4 – Listen Again Here.

Woo Hoo! – Simpson Rocks on Phoenix FM! Loved the music today! You can enjoy it again here –

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Tracks played were –

Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter

Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone

Guns N Roses – Welcome To The Jungle

Jimi  Hendrix – Purple Haze

Derek & The Dominoes – Layla

Led Zeppelin – Black Dog

Who – Baba O’Riley

Black Sabbath – War Pigs

Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Rush – Xanadu

AC/DC – Thunderstruck

Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear the Reaper

Rush – Tom Sawyer

AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long

Bon Jovi – Livin on a Prayer

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More Rocking on the Sunday Replay

Another great two hours of Classic Rock on this week’s Sunday Replay courtesy of the following bands –

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

Led Zeppelin – When The Levee Breaks

Cream – Crossroads

Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me

Foo Fighters – Everlong

Faces – Stay With Me

Metallica – Master Of Puppets

Neil  Young – Rocking In The Free World

Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil

Steppenwolf – Born To Be Wild

Who – My Generation

AC/DC – For Those About To Rock

Alice  Cooper – School’s Out

Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills

Led Zeppelin – Achillies Last Stand

UFO – Rock Bottom

Whitesnake – Still Of The Night

Another two hours of great Classic Rock next week…..

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Rocking Out Replay and D’ukes – The Finest Ukelele Band in the Land – Listen Again Here

We Rocked some more this week, but first, my lovely guests were D’ukes

D’ukes

D’ukes are a quirky 8 piece ukulele band that has given the small four-stringed, two hundred year old, modest ukulele a makeover for the 21st century. The Essex based band features lead singers, backing vocalists, strumming ukuleles, dazzling solos, pounding bass and exciting percussion. The music is an eclectic mix. If it’s a good song, D’Ukes will take it apart, rebuild it and uke it up! A D’Ukes performance is fun (with a few surprises!) and guaranteed to get you smiling.

You can hear our chat and four great songs from D’ukes here – [audio:http://www.phoenixfm.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Dukes-Session-12-5-13.mp3|titles=D’ukes Session 12-5-13]

You can get more information about D’ukes from their website – http://www.d-ukes.co.uk/

The music played in the Rock section of today’s show was –

AC/DC – Shoot to Thrill

Iron Maiden – Number of the Beast

Dire Straits – Money for Nothing

Led Zeppelin – Since I’ve Been Loving You

Pink Floyd – Time

Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road

Iron Maiden – The Trooper

Europe – The Final Countdown

Iron Maiden – Hallowed Be Thy Name

Metallica – One

AC/DC – Hells Bells

Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’

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Sunday Replay Rocks! – Listen Again Here…

Well we finished the countdown of the top 100 of the 1970’s last week. Where to next I thought…..

Yea lets Rock OUT!!!

You can listen to the show again here – http://www.mixcloud.com/bobsimpson391/sunday-replay-rocks-part-one/

For the next few weeks I’ll be playing some of the best rock songs ever made. Today’s tracks in reverse order (just to be awkward) were:

Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode

Black Sabbath – Iron Man

Free – Wishing Well

Kinks – You Really Got Me

Thin Lizzy – Whiskey In The Jar

Metallica – Nothing Else Matters

Led Zeppelin – In My Time of Dying

Kiss – Detroit Rock City

Deep  Purple – Speed King

Pink Floyd – Money

Iron Maiden – Fear Of The Dark

Jimi Hendrix – Hey Joe

Pearl Jam – Alive

Thin Lizzy – Still In Love With You

Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar

Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall Part 2

Uriah Heep – July Morning

Deep  Purple – Black Night

We’ll be rocking out some more next week and we’ll also have some live music from my guests in the studio – D’Ukes – The finest ukelele band in the world!

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Top 100 of the 1970’s – The Final Top Ten

Yes we made it all the way down from 100 – 1

The best selling single of the 1970’s was Mull of Kyntire by Wings

From next week we are rocking out on the Sunday Replay, but for now I’ll leave you with the Top Ten of the 1970’s

1

“Mull of Kintyre” / “Girls’ School  The song’s broad appeal was maximised by its pre-Christmas release and it became a Christmas number one single in the UK, spending nine weeks at the top of the charts. It also became a massive international hit, dominating the charts in Australia and many other countries over the holiday period. It went on to become the first single to sell over two million copies in the UK. The song remains the UK’s best-selling non-charity single. Wings

1977

2,050,000

1

2

“Rivers of Babylon” / “Brown Girl in the Ring”  In the UK Boney M. sold more than 1,985,000 copies of the song, meaning the single was awarded a platinum disc and is one of the top ten all-time best-selling singles in the UK. Boney M.

1978

1,985,000

1

3

“You’re the One That I Want “The only single from the Grease soundtrack to top both the US and UK pop charts. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

1978

1,975,000

1

4

“Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord” Recorded in a hurry early November, and rushed out at the end of the month, topping the UK charts for four weeks during its eight week stay in the charts Boney M.

1978

1,790,000

1

5

“Summer Nights” The song was a big hit in the UK, spending seven weeks at No. 1. Combined with an earlier nine-week run with “You’re the One That I Want,” the Travolta-Newton-John duet team spent 16 weeks at No. 1 during 1978 in the UK. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

1978

1,515,000

1

6

“Y.M.C.A.” The song remains popular due to its status as a disco classic and gay anthem, even among listeners who are otherwise uninvolved in disco or gay culture.  A popular dance in which the arms are used to spell out the four letters of the song’s title may have much to do with this Village People

1978

1,380,000

1

7

“Bohemian Rhapsody” In 2012, the song topped the list on an ITV nationwide poll in the UK to find ‘The Nation’s Favourite Number One’ over 60 years of music. Queen

1975

1,190,000

1

8

“Heart of Glass” Released as a single in January 1979 and topped the charts in several countries including the United States. Blondie

1979

1,180,000

1

9

“Bright Eyes” From the soundtrack of the 1978 British animated adventure drama film Watership Down Art Garfunkel

1979

1,155,000

1

10

“Don’t Give Up on Us”Riding high on the success of playing in the hit TV show Starsky and Hutch, Soul returned to one of his early career choices as a singer. His debut, “Don’t Give Up on Us” was a worldwide smash, spending four weeks at #1 on the UK Singles Chart in January and February 1977 David Soul

1976

1,145,000

1

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