Show 100: Centenary open mic show: No.1 hits

100 shows 😮

We never thought we’d get this far, but to be fair we don’t think too much ahead, the next few shows, perhaps regular events such as cavern anniversaries, and more recently the new year review of artists we’ve said goodbye to over the previous year.  Yet, here we are, our first century completed, and still not short of ideas.

Our theme was No.1 hits, but that was to a certain extent a reason to have familiar songs on the show so we could leave the mic open.  Which we did, and you were able to hear all of the thrashing around that goes on behind the scenes.  Including my late arrival, forced on me by an unexpected mandatory update to the Teamspeak client.  Which failed, so it was -reinstall from scratch- time.

All of the tracks had been No.1 somewhere, at some time, including the pre and postshow tracks.  It was Hugh’a birthday, so he had prior engagements, and could not join us.  Selections came from four of us (Mal, Ed, Hugh and I) and we had an audience of more than 30 listeners, something we have not managed for some time.  Do come again 🙂


Title Artists Album Year
Joy To The World Three Dog Night Naturally 1970
Another Brick In The Wall Pink Floyd The Wall 1979
Moonlight Shadow Mike Oldfield Crises 1983
Baker Street Gerry Rafferty Baker Street 1997
Jump Van Halen 1984 1984
Broken Heart White Lion Mane Attraction 1991
The Final Countdown Europe single 1986

The Show

Celebration Kool & The Gang Celebrate! 1980
9 To 5 Dolly Parton Favourites 1980
Last Train to Clarksville The Monkees The Monkees 1966
Down Under Men At Work Men at Work 1980
Get Away Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames single 1966
The Joker Steve Miller Band The Joker 1973
Layla Derek & The Dominos Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs 1970
Angie The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup 1973
I Want A New Drug Huey Lewis & The News Sports 1983
You Really Got Me The Kinks Kinks 1964
I Hear You Knocking Dave Edmunds single 1970
Down Down Status Quo single 1974
I Was Made for Lovin’ You KISS Dynasty 1979
I’m Not In Love 10cc The Original Soundtrack 1975
Kokomo The Beach Boys Still Cruisin’ 1987
Money for Nothing Dire Straits Brothers In Arms 1985
Reet Petite Jackie Wilson single 1957
Spirit In The Sky Norman Greenbaum single 1970
Waterloo ABBA Waterloo 1974
Heat of the Moment Asia Asia 1982
The Land of Make Believe Bucks Fizz Are You Ready 1982
You Belong to Me Jo Stafford Let Him Have It 1992
The Fly U2 Achtung Baby 1991
A Day In The Life The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967
Good Vibrations The Beach Boys Smiley Smile 1967


Rock ‘N Roll Train AC/DC Black Ice 2008
Every Breath You Take The Police Synchronicity 1983
Right Down The Line Gerry Rafferty Baker Street 1997
Walk Like An Egyptian The Bangles Different Light 1986
You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon Graceland 1986
White Room Cream Wheels of Fire (Remastered) 1998
One Of These Nights Eagles One Of These Nights 1975