Elliot and I chatted a bit about the Rugby World Cup this morning, wondering to what extent people in England have been getting behind Wales, and also how much sport can really lift the mood of a nation – bearing in mind the earthquake that hit Christchurch last year and New Zealand’s bid for the final.
Tomorrow evening on Phoenix FM Gary Casserly will be playing the “most naff song of the 70s”, based on votes from a shortlist of 12 songs – and we mulled over which we thought were the worst. Elliot picked “There’s no-one quite like Grandma” and I went for “No charge” – put your own vote in on Gary’s showpage!
We also played another two songs that were Acceptable in the 80s – UK top 40 hit singles that you probably haven’t heard in a while. My clues to the first were that this song includes the lyrics “They can remember quiet sides of midnight; they can remember attraction of fame”, and that this Scottish band is still alive and kicking. For the second song I said that the album from which it came gives its name to one of our long-running popular programmes on PFM, and that the song is a flashback to 1981.*
*Acceptable in the 80s were Glittering Prize by Simple Minds and Imagination’s Body Talk, “Alive and kicking” and “Flashback” both referring to later songs.