Selected in advance for their knowledge of popular music

Here’s a shamelessly predictable thing – but then, when has this blog been anything else?

A tupperware sandwich box of leftover Simon Mayo Golden Year Points to whoever can identify the songs (and the artist/s) which namecheck the following programme titles:

1) Blue Peter
2) Dallas
3) Man About The House
4) The Generation Game
5) Jeux Sans Frontiers
6) The Archers
7) Top Of The Pops
8) The Seven O’clock News

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11 Responses to Selected in advance for their knowledge of popular music

  1. David Pascoe says:

    “Get your kicks watching Bruce on the old Generation Game” – Saint Etienne, You’re in a Bad Way.

  2. Matthew Rudd says:

    1 – Flag Day by the Housemartins
    2 – The Day Before You Came by Abba/Blancmange
    3 – nope
    4 – You’re In A Bad Way by Saint Etienne
    5 – Games Without Frontiers by Peter Gabriel (sung by Kate Bush)
    6 – nope
    7 – Well, you can have the Rezillos of course, or Rat Trap by Boomtown Rats
    8 – erm…

  3. John Rivers says:

    1. 99% of Gargoyles Look Like Bob Todd – by Half Man Half Biscuit

    2.Erm…

    3… That’s it.

    Actually knowing Half Man, those shows probably appear in a fair number.

    Pretty sure Top of the Pops gets mentioned in ‘Bug Powder Dust’ by Bomb the Bass.

  4. Brian Donor says:

    7 – TOTP is Rat Trap – Boomtown Rats

  5. Andy R says:

    2. Abba – The Day Before You Came
    7. The Rezillos – Everybody’s on Top of the Pops

  6. Five-Centres says:

    1. Brown Sauce/I Wanna Be A Winner
    2. Blancmange/The Day Before You Came
    3.
    4. St Etienne/You’re In A Bad Way
    5. Peter Gabriel/Games Without Frontiers
    6.
    7. BA Robertson/Knocked If Off

  7. Ricky Y says:

    3 is ‘Photo Jenny’ by top Caledonian drabsters and twee-merchants Belle & Sebastian, of course.

  8. Ian Jones says:

    Any suggestions for 6) and 8) then? I’ll concede 8) is a bit of a cheat – it’s from an American song.

  9. Five-Centres says:

    Is it Dirty Laundry by Don Henley?

  10. Wilko says:

    8. Simon & Garfunkel – Silent Night/7 o'Clock News

  11. Ian Jones says:

    OK, these were the ones I was thinking of:

    1) Blue Peter: Flag Day by The Housemartins
    2) Dallas: The Day Before You Came by Abba
    3) Man About The House: Photo Jenny by Belle And Sebastian
    4) The Generation Game: You’re In A Bad Way by St Etienne
    5) Jeux Sans Frontiers: Games Without Frontiers by Peter Gabriel
    6) The Archers: Life On A Top People’s Health Farm by The Style Council
    7) Top Of The Pops: Waiting For The Great Leap Forwards by Billy Bragg
    8) The Seven O’Clock News: Black Diamond Bay by Bob Dylan
    Cheers to everyone who took part.

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