THE last show. Weepy.
End To End – Blondie
Old Brown Shoe – The Beatles
Get Back – The Beatles
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Back To You – Bryan Adams
Red Light Spells Danger – Billy Ocean
Uummannaq Song – KT Tunstall
Moonlight Shadow – Mike Oldfield (feat. Maggie O’Reilly)
Baby Park [Mario Kart Double Dash]
I’ve Just Seen A Face – The Beatles
You Win Again – Bee Gees
Roots – Show of Hands
You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift
Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
Jurassic Park (Main Theme) – John Williams
Mother Of Dragons – Ramin Djawadi
The Power Of Love – Huey Lewis & The News
Friday I’m In Love – The Cure
I Will – The Beatles
Easy Lover – Phil Collins & Philip Bailey
Africa – Toto
Give Me Strength – Snow Patrol
On Every Street – Dire Straits
The Bouncer – Electric Light Orchestra
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Back Of My Hand – Jags
Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles
My Little Town – Simon & Garfunkel
Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
Penny Lane – The Beatles
While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Beatles
Old Town – The Corrs
Lucky Town – Bruce Springsteen
All About You – McFly
Every Breath You Take – The Police
Turn It On Again – Genesis
Slow It Down – Amy Macdonald
Saving My Face – KT Tunstall
All For Leyna – Billy Joel
The Spectre Of Love – The Stranglers
Leggy Blonde (feat. Rhys Darby) – Flight of the Conchords
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
Down Home Town – Electric Light Orchestra
Confusion – Electric Light Orchestra
Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble
Save The World – Orson
Heat On The Street – Phil Collins
The Boy In The Bubble – Paul Simon
A Little Respect – Erasure
Breakthru – Queen
Teardrops On My Guitar – Taylor Swift
Get Over You – The Undertones
End Of The Line – Traveling Wilburys
Somewhere Else – Razorlight
All My Loving – The Beatles
Here, There And Everywhere – The Beatles
Story Of A Heart – Benny Anderssons Orkester
You Got It – Roy Orbison
And She Was – Talking Heads
Foot Of The Mountain – a-ha
Analogue – a-ha
Up On The Roof – Robson & Jerome
The King Of Wishful Thinking – Go West
Atomic – Blondie
Heading For The Light – Traveling Wilburys
Not Alone Any More – Traveling Wilburys
In My Place – Coldplay
Careless Whisper – George Michael
Too Late – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Over My Shoulder – Mike + The Mechanics
Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones
The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite – R.E.M.
Love On The Rocks – Neil Diamond
Hangin’ On You – Nena
Keeping The Dream Alive – Freiheit
God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
Lay All Your Love On Me – ABBA
A film/TV special. Yep, another one. And an Old Browne Shoe-Follow the Snails collaboration. Old Browne Snails?
Star Wars (Main Titles) – John Williams
If You’re Into It/Coco’s Song – Flight of the Conchords
Pencils In The Wind/Sellotape – Flight of the Conchords
Skyfall – Adele
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees
Misty Mountains – Richard Armitage & The Dwarf Cast
The Tudors (Main Theme) – Trevor Morris
Un Amico – Ennio Morricone
Trinity (Titoli) – Annibale E I Cantori Moderni
Dennis and Gnasher theme [ugh]
Dennis the Menace theme
Fireman Sam theme
Two Hearts – Phil Collins
Out There – Tom Hulce & Tony Jay
You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman
Doctor Who theme – Murray Gold
(Don’t You) Forget About Me – Simple Minds
Star Spangled Man – The Star Spangled Singers
I’m Not Crying – Flight of the Conchords
Raiders Of The Lost Ark – John Williams
The Living Daylights – a-ha
Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard – Paul Simon
Boys – The Beatles
Rocky Raccoon – The Beatles
Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) – Billy Joel
What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? – R.E.M.
Vincent – Don McLean
Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Is Vic There? – Department S
Telegram Sam – T. Rex
Romeo And Juliet – Dire Straits
Sloop John B – The Beach Boys
Making Plans For Nigel – XTC
Bret, You’ve Got It Going On – Flight Of The Conchords
Gordon Is A Moron – Jilted John
Jackie Wilson Said – Van Morrison
Denis – Blondie
David Watts – The Kinks
Alexander Graham Bell – Sweet
Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
There Goes Norman – The Undertones
Jimmy Jimmy – The Undertones
Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones
Richard Cory – Simon & Garfunkel
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
A Game of Thrones special. I loved doing this so much.
Game Of Thrones (Main Title) – Ramin Djawadi
The King’s Arrival – Ramin Djawadi
If I Fell – The Beatles
Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley (feat. The Jordanaires)
The Fool On The Hill – The Beatles
Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
Secret Love – Bee Gees
Killer Queen – Queen
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
The Winner Takes It All – ABBA
Game Of Thrones (Finale) – Ramin Djawadi
Warrior Of Light – Ramin Djawadi
Badlands – Bruce Springsteen
Evil Woman – Electric Light Orchestra
King For Day – XTC
Wild Thing – The Troggs
Pay The Iron Price – Ramin Djawadi
Wildfire – Ramin Djawadi
Fire On The Water – Chris de Burgh
The Rains Of Castamere – The National
Rule The World – Take That
Bones – MS MR
The Name Of The Game – ABBA
It is lines like this which help to explain why Game of Thrones is so good. I often find that films/TV can ruin good books (*cough* the ending of Harry Potter *cough*), but I have no hesitation in saying that George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series has been done justice by HBO.
The scripts are sharp, the acting superb, the locations and costumes stunning.
So, in homage to the first two series of Thrones and in celebration of the third series being just around the corner (1 April for the UK), I am doing a themed show. I have spent quite a bit of time putting this together, but really Ramin Djawadi’s soundtrack could run the show itself.
Yes, from the now iconic main theme to moments of high drama, disaster and triumph, the music of Thrones is another crucial part of the show’s success.
How will my show work? I will be taking you on a whistle-stop tour of series one and two (i.e. I won’t spoil things for anyone who hasn’t read the later books), pointing out my favourite moments – i.e. Joffrey being slapped – and also some aspects of the plot that frustrate me – i.e. Robb being an idiot.
That will, naturally, be interspersed with music. Some of it from the soundtrack, the rest from other artists. Yep, tenuous links time.
Those tenuous links will – I hope – be made up for my use of Bruce Springsteen, Elvis, Queen, Take That and other such people wot are good at music.
I’m beyond excited for this. I hope you are too. It’ll be on http://www.standrewsradio.com (and the STAR app, hey hey) tomorrow, 2-4 PM.
Mr Blue Sky – ELO
Something – The Beatles
What Is Life – George Harrison
SOS – ABBA
Summer Sunshine – The Corrs
Girls In Their Summer Clothes – Bruce Springsteen
This Is The Life – Amy MacDonald
Crying – Don McLean
Room In Your Heart – Living in a Box
I Got A Name – Jim Croce
Un Amico – Ennio Morricone
Too Much Love Will Kill You – Queen
Do You Want To – Franz Ferdinand
Working My Way Back To You – The (Detroit) Spinners
Before The Worst – The Script
The Closest Thing To Crazy – Katie Melua
Paint It, Black – The Rolling Stones
As Long As You Follow – Fleetwood Mac
Love It When You Call – The Feeling
For Whom The Bell Tolls – Bee Gees
The Final Countdown – Europe
Solitary Man – Neil Diamond
Can’t Stop Loving You – Phil Collins
Classical Gas – Mason Williams
Please Please Me – The Beatles
Yesterday – The Beatles
I Want You Back – The Jackson 5
I Will Go Sailing No More – Randy Newman
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Every Breath You Take – The Police
Do Ya – Electric Light Orchestra
Handle With Care – Traveling Wilburys
The Tudors (Main Theme) – Trevor Morris
Downton Abbey (The Suite) – The Chamber Orchestra of London
London Calling – The Clash
Going Underground – The Jam
Victoria – The Kinks
Hello – Lionel Richie
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Walking With Dinosaurs (Time of the Titans) – Ben Bartlett
Towers Of London – XTC
Back On Top – Van Morrison
Chocolate – Snow Patrol
White Horse – Taylor Swift
Django – Luis Bacalov & Rocky Roberts
Clocks – Coldplay
Warning lights on for City
A week ago there were five points between Manchester United and Manchester City. Then there were seven, and now there are nine.
Man Utd had to put up with a break in play due to floodlight failure at Craven Cottage (which took far less time to fix than the issues at the Superbowl), and a determined Fulham side which defended resolutely and attacked with intent, but ultimately Wayne Rooney’s late goal secured a 1-0 win and three points.
Man City could only manage one point on Sunday, drawing 2-2 at home to Liverpool. Daniel Sturridge and Steven Gerrard scored long-range efforts to give Liverpool a 2-1 lead, before Sergio Aguero equalised after a horrible Pepe Reina mistake.
Roberto Mancini, clearly unhappy with his side’s display, chose to blame his team’s goalscorers – Dzeko and Aguero – for not taking more of their chances. But really Liverpool were more than good value for at least a point, and Man City are faced with a much bigger task to defend their Premier League title compared to the start of this week.
North Londoners nick wins
Both Tottenham (fourth) and Arsenal (sixth) won 1-0 to keep up their bids for Champions League football next season. Arsenal were frustrated by Stoke – particularly goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, who added a few more £s onto his price tag – until 78 minutes, when Lukas Podolski’s deflected strike broke down the resistance.
And Tottenham won 1-0 at West Brom thanks to a spectacular Gareth Bale goal… he is scoring a few of those, isn’t he? Goran Popov was the villain for West Brom, being sent off for spitting in the direction of Kyle Walker. At a player or in his general direction, it was a stupid thing for Popov to do, hence the red card and his manager’s outrage at his actions.
Bad news for Tottenham: Jermain Defoe limped off injured, leaving Spurs with no senior strikers. Better news for Tottenham: Togo were knocked out of the African Cup of Nations yesterday, so striker Emmanuel Adebayor returns.
None of the bottom seven teams lose
Yes, really. Thing are getting tight, because teams who have been on atrocious form are now positively racking up the points.
Bottom side QPR got another 0-0 draw, at home to Norwich, although it should really have been a win. Adel Taarabt played well in the match, but his penalty was saved by Mark Bunn – there was nothing much wrong with the penalty, it was just a very good save.
Second-bottom Aston Villa drew with Everton, but again they were disappointed not to have won. Christian Benteke caused havoc up front for Villa, making a mockery of Johnny Heitinga in particular, and he grabbed two goals as his side went 3-1 up. But then Everton’s own Belgian unit, Marouane Fellaini, scored two late goals to salvage a point.
18th drew with 16th, as Wigan and Southampton finished level at 2-2. Goals from Rickie Lambert and Morgan Schneiderlin looked to have given Mauricio Pochettino his first win as Saints manager, only for Shaun Maloney to score a last-minute equaliser for Wigan.
Reading won against Sunderland with another late goal, although this time it was Jimmy Kebe, not Adam Le Fondre, finding the net.
Oh, and then Newcastle. Chelsea have been pretty good away from home under Rafa Benitez, but they lost 3-2 at St James’ Park. After the superb Davide Santon set up Jonas Gutierrez to give Newcastle the lead, brilliant strikes from Frank Lampard and Juan Mata turned things around.
But then enter Moussa Sissoko. The Premier League’s “new Yaya Toure” – he’s strong, quick and has an eye for goal (we’ll just have to see if his good form continues…) – blasted two goals past Petr Cech to give his side a stunning victory. Two wins in a week for the Magpies means their relegation fears are lessened, although – with only nine points between 10th and 19th places – no one at St James’, or anywhere in the bottom half, can relax for quite some time yet.
I left West Ham to the end last week, and here they are again. I said they were on a bad run of form, but did not need to panic yet. Their worries were alleviated this weekend with a 1-0 win over Swansea courtesy of Andy Carroll’s goal. Well done Big Sam and team.