Transcripts of Dave's Tedious Links
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Monday 12th January 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Chad Jackson, Hear The Drummer (Get Wicked)

Tedious Facts:

Released - June 1990

Highest UK Chart Position - #3

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Tuesday 13th January 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Embrace, All You Good Good People

Tedious Facts:

Released - November 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #8

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Wednesday 14th January 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Zoe, Sunshine On A Rainy Day

Tedious Facts:

Released - August 1991

Highest UK Chart Position - #4

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Thursday 15th January 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Jet, Are You Gonna Be My Girl

Tedious Facts:

Released - September 2003

Highest UK Chart Position - #23

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Monday 19th January 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Take That, Pray

Tedious Facts:

Released - July 1993

Highest UK Chart Position - #1

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Tuesday 20th January 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Razorlight, America

Tedious Facts:

Released - October 2006

Highest UK Chart Position - #1

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Wednesday 21st January 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

White Stripes, Seven Nation Army

Tedious Facts:

Released - May 2003

Highest UK Chart Position - #7

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Thursday 22nd January 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Jane's Addiction, Just Because

Tedious Facts:

Released - July 2003

Highest UK Chart Position - #14

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Monday 26th January 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Gossip, Standing In The Way Of Control

Tedious Facts:

Released - February 2007

Highest UK Chart Position - #7

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Tuesday 27th January 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Baby D, Let Me Be Your Fantasy

Tedious Facts:

Released - November 1994

Highest UK Chart Position - #1

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Wednesday 28th January 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Alien Ant Farm, Movies

Tedious Facts:

Released - February 2002

Highest UK Chart Position - #5

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Thursday 29th January 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Skee-Lo, I Wish

Tedious Facts:

Released - December 1995

Highest UK Chart Position - #15

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Monday 2nd February 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Blink 182, What's My Age Again

Tedious Facts:

Released - October 1999

Highest UK Chart Position - #38

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Tuesday 3rd February 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Alanis Morrisette, Hand In My Pocket

Tedious Facts:

Released - October 1995

Highest UK Chart Position - #26

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Wednesday 4th February 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Ian Brown, F.E.A.R.

Tedious Facts:

Released - September 2001

Highest UK Chart Position - #13

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Thursday 5th February 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Jinny, Keep Warm

Tedious Facts:

Released - July 1995

Highest UK Chart Position - #11

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Monday 9th February 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

50 Cent, In Da Club

Tedious Facts:

Released - March 2003

Highest UK Chart Position - #3

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Tuesday 10th February 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Roni Size & Reprazent, Brown Paper Bag

Tedious Facts:

Released - November 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #20

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Wednesday 11th February 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

The Zutons, Valerie

Tedious Facts:

Released - July 2006

Highest UK Chart Position - #9

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Thursday 12th February 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

The Hoosiers, Goodbye Mr A

Tedious Facts:

Released - October 2007

Highest UK Chart Position - #4

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Monday 16th February 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Manic Street Preachers, A Design For Life

Tedious Facts:

Released - April 1996

Highest UK Chart Position - #2

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Tuesday 17th February 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

The View, Same Jeans

Tedious Facts:

Released - January 2007

Highest UK Chart Position - #3

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Wednesday 18th February 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Travis, Why Does It Always Rain On Me

Tedious Facts:

Released - August 1999

Highest UK Chart Position - #10

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Thursday 19th February 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

REM, What's The Frequency Kenneth

Tedious Facts:

Released - September 1994

Highest UK Chart Position - #9

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Monday 23rd February 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Radiohead, High & Dry

Tedious Facts:

Released - March 1995

Highest UK Chart Position - #17

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Tuesday 24th February 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Fun Lovin' Criminals, Scooby Snacks

Tedious Facts:

Released - August 1996

Highest UK Chart Position - #22

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Wednesday 25th February 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Foo Fighters, Monkey Wrench

Tedious Facts:

Released - May 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #12

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Thursday 26th February 2009

tbc

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Monday 2nd March 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Run DMC featuring Aerosmith, Walk This Way

Tedious Facts:

Released - September 1986

Highest UK Chart Position - #8

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Tuesday 3rd March 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

The Bangles, Walk Like An Egyptian

Tedious Facts:

Released - September 1986

Highest UK Chart Position - #3

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Wednesday 4th March 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

The All Seeing I featuring Tony Christie, Walk Like A Panther

Tedious Facts:

Released - January 1999

Highest UK Chart Position - #10

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Thursday 5th March 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Smashmouth, Walkin' On The Sun

Tedious Facts:

Released - October 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #19

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Monday 9th March 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Primal Scream, Country Girl

Tedious Facts:

Released - May 2006

Highest UK Chart Position - #5

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Tuesday 10th March 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Skunk Anansie, Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)

Tedious Facts:

Released - February 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #13

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Wednesday 11th March 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Athlete, El Salvador

Tedious Facts:

Released - April 2003

Highest UK Chart Position - #31

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Thursday 12th March 2009

tbc

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Monday 16th March 2009

tbc

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Tuesday 17th March 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

The Hives, Hate To Say I Told You So

Tedious Facts:

Released - February 2002

Highest UK Chart Position - #23

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Wednesday 18th March 2009

tbc

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Thursday 19th March 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Cast, Walkaway

Tedious Facts:

Released - March 1996

Highest UK Chart Position - #9

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Monday 23rd March 2009

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Today's Tedious Link:

Aerosmith, I Don't Want To Miss A Thing

Today's Transcript:

Cast is a fishing term, along with stuff like hook, line and sinker. If you add a T to 'sinker' you get 'stinker', which is how you might describe a really smelly trump, or a really bad game of sport. Sport is what Fatima Whitbread is famous for, and particularly throwing the javelin, like Tessa Sanderson. Tessa Sanderson shares the same initials as Tilda Swinton, who is an actress and sounds a bit like a type of Mancunian rice. Rice is normally cooked by boiling it a pan, although you can also fry it as well to give you fried rice. Fried rice is something you'd probably find in a Chinese restaurant, along with stuff like spring rolls and crispy duck. Duck is what you'd have to do if you were a basketball player in a really small cottage. Cottage is a word that precedes 'pie', 'industry' and 'cheese'. Cheese is produced in many countries around the world, but did you know that the largest producer of cheese is actually the United States of America, rather than Holland or France or somewhere like that. France is where Greg James is going today on a road trip to Calais with Producer Neil, so they'll have to stock up on their Euros. If you swap the first letter of 'Euro' for an 'A' you get 'Aero', and if you add the name 'Smith' to 'Aero' you get Aerosmith, which links to some classic Aerosmith and 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing'.

Flaws:

Swapping the first letter of 'Euro' for an 'A' and adding 'Smith' does not produce 'Aerosmith', it produces 'Aurosmith', which, as Dave admitted, "are not a band at all, ever".

Tedious Facts:

Released - September 1998

Highest UK Chart Position - #4

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Today's Tedious Link:

Sunshine Anderson, Heard It All Before

Today's Transcript:

Aerosmith's 'I Don't Want To Miss A Thing' features on the soundtrack to the film 'Armageddon', starring Steven Tyler's daughter Liv Tyler, as well as big hitters Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton. Billy Bob Thornton used to go out with Angelina Jolie, who's now with Brad Pitt, and 'Brangelina' as they're known collectively together acted in the film 'Mr And Mrs Smith'. 'Mr And Mrs Smith' is how you might formally address Will Smith and his missus if you saw them at a posh dinner or something. 'Dinner' rhymes with 'sinner' who is someone who might need to repent in a confessional booth. Booth, first name Tim, is the lead singer of the band James, who had many hits in the 90s, including 'Born of Frustration', 'Laid' and of course 'Sit Down'. 'Sit down' is what you'd hear a lot if you kept standing up to go for a wee at the football or the theatre. Theatre is what people relied on in the olden days before the invention of telly. 'Telly' rhymes with 'jelly' which is probably the number one dessert choice at children's parties. Children tend to be really short like Danny DeVito and Clive Anderson, and Clive Anderson shares the same surname as many different Andersons, such as Gillian Anderson from 'X Files', Angry Anderson from Australia, and of course Sunshine Anderson, which links to Sunshine Anderson and 'Heard It All Before'.

Flaws:

Angelina and Billy Bob didn't just date but were in fact married - a minor point.

Tedious Facts:

Released - June 2001

Highest UK Chart Position - #9

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Today's Tedious Link:

The Fratellis, Henrietta

Today's Transcript:

Sunshine Anderson also shares her surname with Pamela Anderson from Baywatch, who starred alongside David Hasselhoff , who's now big mates with our very own Scott Mills. Mills are what they used to make cotton in in the olden days. Cotton, first name Fearne, recently climbed a large mountain with big stars such as Ronan Keating, Gary Barlow and of course Ben Shepherd. A shepherd is someone who looks after and herds sheep and therefore often live on mountains. 'Mountain' was a big hit last year for Biffy Clyro who are a Scottish band from Ayr. Air is crucial in the sport of scuba diving, where it's stored in a tank. A tank of a different type is what you store goldfish in so that they can be on view in your living room. If you remove the first letter of 'room' you get a perfect anagram of 'moo', which is the noise normally associated with cows. Cowes with an added E is the name of a town on the Isle of Wight, linked to the mainland via a regular ferry service. TThe word 'ferry' rhymes with 'Terry' as in John Terry who is captain of Chelsea FC, and 'Chelsea Dagger' was a big hit for the Scottish band The Fratellis, which links to the Fratellis and 'Henrietta'.

Flaws:

Some people on the text claimed that Biffy Clyro were actually from Kilmarnock but wikipedia confirms they are from Ayrshire. Also cotton is not made but grown, and when scuba diving the tanks hold not air but oxygen, which Dave described as a "technicality".

Tedious Facts:

Released - June 2006

Highest UK Chart Position - #19

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Today's Tedious Link:

The Beastie Boys, Sabotage

Today's Transcript:

The Fratellis are from Glasgow and will no doubt be having a few beers while they cheer on Scotland on Saturday in their World Cup qualifier in Holland. Holland is one of the few countries in Western Europe that has two names, cos as well as being called Holland it's also known as The Netherlands. 'Netherland' sounds a bit like 'Neverland' which is the name of the Michael Jackson ranch, and Michael Jackson, you may have heard, is doing a series of gigs over here this summer. If you went back in time exactly 12 months from this summer, you would get to last summer, which is the title of a hit for the Lostprophets. Lostprophets are Welsh like Charlotte and Gavin, and Cerys from Catatonia, who briefly went out with Marc Bannerman, who she met in the jungle with Ant & Dec. Ant & Dec used to be on 'Byker Grove' with Donna Air and Jeff & Spuggy. 'Spuggy' rhymes with 'buggy' which is what the Americans call a stroller and take off you at the gate before you board an aircraft. An aircraft is the best way, I think, of travelling to Fiji, which is right in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Ocean's Eleven is a film starring George Clooney, who was also in 'A Perfect Storm' with Mark Wahlberg, who's from Boston, which is on the East Coast of America, just up the way from New York, which is where the Beastie Boys are from, which links to the Beastie Boys and 'Sabotage'.

Flaws:

Nothing to report!

Tedious Facts:

Released - January 1994

Highest UK Chart Position - #19

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Today's Tedious Link:

McFly, Star Girl

Today's Transcript:

Sabotage is one of those words that's probably the same in English and French, a bit like 'rendezvous' and 'baguette'. A baguette is a large breadstick that's roughly the same size and shape as a policeman's truncheon. 'Truncheon' rhymes with 'luncheon' which is the full proper word for lunch, and lunch on a Sunday will often involve the consumption of a roast. 'Roast' rhymes with 'toast' which is what you might have for breakfast, and also what you might do with a glass of champagne at a special occasion like a birthday. Yesterday was Rachel's birthday, yay, so we wish her many happy belated returns. Returns of a different type are what you might have to deal with if you worked in a video shop. The word 'shop' is an anagram of 'posh', which is a word that links Peterborough United with Victoria Beckham. Victoria Beckham will have no doubt been very proud to see her husband make history and pick up his 109th England cap on Saturday, and Saturday is my second favourite day of the week after Friday, which in terms of the top seven days in order, ranks for me as number one. Number one is the chart position that 'Star Girl' by McFly reached all the way back in November 2006, which links to McFly and 'Star Girl'.

Flaws:

Aled doubted the similarities between a baguette and a truncheon but the definitive answer was never established. Dave also mentioned that people were bound to say his video shop reference was out of date, but that there is still such a shop at the end of his road, so all fine with that.

Tedious Facts:

Released - November 2006

Highest UK Chart Position - #1

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Today's Tedious Link:

Black Grape, In The Name Of The Father

Today's Transcript:

McFly take their name from the character Marty McFly who features in the 'Back To The Future' trilogy. A trilogy is normally a series of three films, such as 'Beverley Hills Cop 1, 2 and 3' or the first three 'Police Academy' films. 'Police Academy' introduced Steve Guttenberg to the world, who then went on to star alongside Tom Selleck and Ted Danson in 'Three Men and A Baby' and 'Three Men and a Little Lady'. 'Lady In Red' was the title of a big hit for Chris DeBurgh, who's Irish like Ronan Keating. 'Keating' rhymes with 'sheeting' as in plastic sheeting which you might put down on your carpets if you were having stuff delivered on a rainy day. A rainy day is what people traditionally save for, while a saver of a different type is what you would be employed to do if you were a top goalkeeper like, say, Tim Howard. Howard, first name Emily, is one of the classic Little Britain characters played by actor David Walliams. David Walliams obviously wasn't born with the name Walliams as that would be ridiculous, and was instead born David Williams and had to change his name to Walliams when he joined the actors' union Equity. 'Equity' is also a word associated with houses, which have rooves as do churches, and if you were in church you wouldn't be surprised to hear the words "in the name of the father", which links us to 'In The Name Of The Father' by the brilliant Black Grape.

Flaws:

The first three films of a longer series do not constitute a trilogy! But a minor point.

Tedious Facts:

Released - August 1995

Highest UK Chart Position - #8

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Today's Tedious Link:

Faithless, Mass Destruction

Today's Transcript:

Another word for father is 'papa'. as in 'Papa Don't Preach' which was a big hit for Madonna. Madonna is currently in Africa trying to adopt another baby. 'Baby Can I Hold You Tonight' was originally a hit for Tracy Chapman but was then covered by Boyzone. Boyzone are back on the road very soon as Ronan Keating told us last week. Weak is how you'd feel if you'd been ill and not eating properly for a few days. 'Days' is the plural of the word 'day' as in 'Day and Night' which was a big hit a couple of months ago for Kid Cudi. 'Cudi' rhymes with 'buddy' which is what you should have with you if you go scuba diving. Scuba diving normally involves the use of a wetsuit. Wet is the opposite of dry which is one of the most important things if you're living outdoors and camping in a tent. A tent needs to be secured from the wind with the use of guy ropes and pegs. 'Pegs' rhymes with 'legs' which an insect has six of, count 'em, one two three four five six, and if you think of bands that also have six legs you think of course of Faithless, which links us to one of their classics, 'Mass Destruction'.

Flaws:

Tracy Chapman didn't actually have a hit with 'Baby Can I Hold You', although she did record it first.

Tedious Facts:

Released - June 2004

Highest UK Chart Position - #7

This is Dave's second link in a week to feature Ronan Keating and also to mention scuba diving.

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Today's Tedious Link:

Pearl Jam, Alive

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Faithless are basically a three-piece outfit made up of Maxi Jazz, Rollo and Sister Bliss. 'Bliss' rhymes with 'Diss' which is a small town in Norfolk. Norfolk is a county that you'd associate with Bernard Matthews who's made a business out of poultry and in particular turkeys. The singular form of 'turkeys' is 'Turkey' which is also the name of a country which spans both Europe and Asia. Asia is the continent that contains the Great Wall of China. 'China In Your Hand' was the title of a big hit years ago for T'Pau. T'Pau was the name of a character from 'Star Trek', which also featured a certain Whoopi Goldberg, who will be our guest on the show tomorrow. 'Tomorrow Never Dies' is the title of a James Bond film. James Bond has a Licence to Kill and also the Special Agent number 007. 7 is the square root of 49 which is only one number short of 50 which is half a century. A century is a great score in cricket, which is the sport that Kevin Pietersen represents England at, even though he's not from England, a bit like Greg Rusedski who used to play tennis for England even though he's from Canada. If you travel South a little bit from Canada, down the West Coast maybe, you will eventually get to a city called Seattle which is the home of Pearl Jam amongst other people, which links us to some classic grunge from the early 90s in the form of Pearl Jam and 'Alive'.

Flaws:

Nothing to report - "watertight", as Dave said.

Tedious Facts:

Released - February 1992

Highest UK Chart Position - #16

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Today's Tedious Link:

Chemical Brothers, Setting Sun

Today's Transcript:

Pearl Jam are from Seattle, which is known as being the coffee capital of the United States. Coffee is made from coffee beans which are grown in places like Kenya and Colombia. 'Colombia' is the title of a classic track by Oasis which features on their debut album 'Definitely Maybe'. 'Maybe' rhymes with 'baby', while 'Maybe Baby' was the title of a film based on the book 'Inconceivable', which was written by Ben Elton. Ben Elton shares one name in common with Elton Welsby and Elton John, whose track 'Tiny Dancer' has been sampled on the new Ironik record, which also features the rapping skills of young Chipmunk. The plural of 'chipmunk' is 'chipmunks', which are regarded as having high squeaky voices. Voices are what you wouldn't have to have in your head otherwise you might think that you were going slightly mad. 'I'm Going Slightly Mad' was the title of a top 22 hit for Queen in 1991. 1991 is a good example of a palindrome year, which means it looks the same forwards and backwards, a bit like 2002 and 1881. 1881 was the year that Kansas became the first state to ban all alcoholic beverages, and beverages of any type are a thing to enjoy responsibly at the end of the day when you're relaxing and watching the setting sun, which links to 'Setting Sun' by the Chemical Brothers.

Flaws:

There were queries about the nature of a palindromic year and the difference between reversing the numbers and writing the actual figures backwards, but it was generally agreed that everyone knew what Dave meant.

Tedious Facts:

Released - October 1996

Highest UK Chart Position - #1

Today's link was in fact read by Dom in Dave's absence, and despite running over time and a minor tongue-trip towards the end, he did a sterling job. Dave also linked to this very track back in August 2006.

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Today's Tedious Link:

Elbow, Forget Myself

Today's Transcript:

A setting sun is something that announces the end of daytime and the beginning of the night. "Night-night" or "nighty-night" is a traditional way of saying you're going off to bed. Bed in French is 'lit', spelled L-I-T, which in English is 'lit', which is the past tense of what you do to a barbecue or an electric fire. 'Fire' is what you wouldn't want to hear if you were stood in front of a firing squad or or were about to be launched out of the end of a cannon at a circus. 'Circus' is the name of the current Take That album which features the massive hits 'Greatest Day' and 'Up All Night'. Up all night is what you'd be if you were an insomniac or had a baby who couldn't sleep. if you change the second letter of 'sleep' to an 'A' you get 'sheep', which are the main source of wool for use in jumpers and hats. Hats are worn on the head which is a good idea in cold countries because apparently you lose a massive percentage of your heat through your head. The plural of 'head' is 'heads', which is one of two options in the world of coin-tossing, the other one being tails. The head and the tail are two body parts that you find on a rabbit or on a horse, but one thing you wouldn't find on either of these is an elbow, which links us to Elbow and the seldom heard 'Forget Myself'.

Flaws:

Rabbits and horses do have elbows. Also it's a myth that we lose a large amount of body heat from our head - we lose the same amount from any exposed part of the body.

Tedious Facts:

Released - September 2005

Highest UK Chart Position - #22

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Today's Tedious Link:

Beverley Knight, Come As You Are

Today's Transcript:

Contrary to what many people think, animals such as horses and rabbits do of course have elbows, and it's these joints that allow their front legs to bend. The plural of 'bend' is 'bends' as in 'the bends', which you don't want to get if you're scuba diving, and 'The Bends' is also the title of an album by Radiohead. Radiohead are fronted by Thom Yorke, while York is a nice place to visit if you're interested in old architecture and Viking history. Vikings wore large helmets, paddled scary boats and came from Scandinavia. Scandinavia is a part of the world where they like to eat fondue, which normally consists of bread and cheese and stuff but can be sweet and involve chocolate. 'Sweet Like Chocolate' was a big hit in 1999 for Shanks & Bigfoot. 'Shank' is a word associated with lamb which gets its second mention of the week on this feature, and it's lamb that you normally serve with mint sauce. 'Mint' is a favourite word of former Big Brother disco dancer Anthony Hutton. 'Hutton' rhymes with 'button' which is something that wasn't invented in the olden days when chain mail and stuff was the fashion for the Knights of the Round Table, and the singular form of 'knights' is 'knight' as in Beverley Knight, which links us to Beverley Knight and 'Come As You Are'.

Flaws:

Fondue is Swiss, not Scandinavian. Additionally, there is no historical evidence at all to suggest that Vikings wore horned helmets, they are a modern invention.

Tedious Facts:

Released - July 2004

Highest UK Chart Position - #9

As well as the second link of the week to feature lamb, this was a third mention in recent times for scuba diving, which is becoming a favourite Tedious topic for Dave.

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Today's Tedious Link:

Stereophonics, Traffic

Today's Transcript:

Beverley Knight is from Wolverhampton, who look to be hosting Premier League football next season. In the world of calendars there are four seasons every year, with those being summer, autumn, winter and spring. 'Spring' is a word that can precede 'water', 'onions' and 'lamb', which are three things you expect to find in an Irish stew. 'Stew' is an anagram of 'west' which is opposite East on a standard compass. A compass for navigating shouldn't be mistaken for a pair of compasses which are used to draw circles at school and are always the most dangerous thing in a geometry kit. 'Kit' was the name of the car in 'Knight Rider' which was the telly show that launched the career of David Hasselhoff before Scott Mills got to him. Scott Mills is from Hampshire which is a county that likes to play cricket. 'Cricket' rhymes with 'ticket' which is what you need to buy before boarding a red London bus. In the olden days a bus used to have a conductor, although they are different from the ones you get standing in front of an orchestra. 'Orchestra stalls' is * rhyming slang that means the same as 'Davina McCalls'. Davina was on with the very good Zane Lowe yesterday morning, and yesterday when I was driving home on the motorway I got caught in some Easter traffic, which links us to the Stereophonics and 'Traffic'.

Flaws:

Nothing to report!

Tedious Facts:

Released - November 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #20

Yet another link to mention lamb today - Dave's favourite food perhaps?

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Today's Tedious Link:

5ive, Keep On Movin'

Today's Transcript:

Traffic is something that can be a pain and can cause you delays to your journey. 'Journey' rhymes with 'Bernie' as in Bernie Taupin who's written many songs over the years with Elton John, including 'Tiny Dancer' which has been sampled heavily by Ironik. 'Ironic' is the title of a record by Alanis Morrissette who's from Canada like Keifer Sutherland. Keifer Sutherland plays Jack Bauer in '24' and also starred in 'Lost Boys' and 'Young Guns 2' with Emilio Estevez and Lou Diamond Phillips. Lou Diamond Phillips shares one name in common with Kevin Phillips who's now at Birmingham City. Birmingham City play their home matches at St Andrew's, which is also the name of a town in Scotland, which is home to a famous golf course and university that was attended by none other than Prince William. 'William' is the full first name of famous Willies such as Thorne, Carson and i.am. AM is when you probably get up unless of course you're a student. 'Student' is a word that precedes 'debt', 'digs' and 'grant'. Grant is the first name of the lead singer of Feeder who had a big hit with 'Buck Rogers' in 2001, and 2001 was also the year that 5ive scored a number one hit with 'Let's Dance', which links us to 5ive and 'Keep On Movin''.

Flaws:

Once again, nothing to report.

Tedious Facts:

Released - November 1999

Highest UK Chart Position - #1

Dave's second link in a week to mention the Ironik record - a secret favourite of his, maybe..? He also last linked to this exact track back in July 2007.

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Today's Tedious Link:

Green Day, Holiday

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Five is the square root of 25, which is a quarter of a hundred, which is also known as a century. The turn of the century last time happened in the year 2000, which was also known as the millennium. 'Millennium' was the title of a big hit for Robbie Williams. Robbie Williams used to be in Take That and there are rumours that he may perform with them again one day. 'One Day Like This' by Elbow is in my opinion one of the most beautiful and perfect songs of all time. Time is a great healer, unless of course you're asthmatic, in which case you're better off with an inhaler. An inhaler is something you can carry in your handbag or your pocket. The plural of 'pocket' is 'pockets' which are something you'd find six of on a snooker table. 'Table' in French is 'table' which is spelt the same way as the English word 'table' and in that respect is a bit like 'baguette' and 'rendezvous'. 'Rendezvous' is the title of a big hit for Basement Jaxx, who are performing at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Swindon next month. A month is made up of, on average, about 30 days. The singular form of the word 'days' is 'day', and if you had a day that was green you might describe it as being a 'green day', which links us to Green Day and their hit 'Holiday'.

Flaws:

A few issues today. Technically the turn of the century was in 2001 not 2000. 'Baguette' and 'rendezvous' are not words that are spelt the same in French and English at all; they are French words that have been adopted wholesale into English and so have nothing in common with 'table'. And mathematically speaking, a month on average has 30.4 days, or 30.5 in a Leap Year.

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Released - March 2005

Highest UK Chart Position - #11

The second link in a couple of weeks to make use of the words 'baguette' and 'rendezvous', after Dave referenced them (correctly on that occasion!) when linking from the Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage'.

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Oasis, Go Let It Out

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Green is the colour of grass, which is what you'd like to eat if you were a cow. Cows are the primary source of milk, which is nice on your cereal at breakfast time. 'Breakfast' in French is 'le petit dejeuner', which literally translated means 'little lunch' or 'small lunch' or something. Small, first name Gladstone, used to play professional cricket, and in that respect shares something in common with Ian Botham and Alan Lamb. Lam, first name Nancy, is a celebrity chef who specialises in Chinese food. Chinese food was invented by the Chinese years ago, who also invented martial arts and golf, according to some sources. Golf is the sport that made Tiger Woods famous, and he's from America. America was discovered by Christopher Columbus who was Spanish, a bit like Rafael Benitez. Rafael Benitez received a lot of stick this week from Sir Alex Ferguson, but one thing that both men share in common is that neither of their teams are in the FA Cup Final, unlike Everton of course, who will line up against Chelsea on May 30th at Wembley, and if you were saving a bottle of champagne in the fridge for the day that Everton got to the Cup Final, now would be a good time to go let it out, which links to 'Go Let It Out' by Oasis.

Flaws:

A couple of major issues today. Columbus was not Spanish but Genoese, and also did not discover America at all - he was preceded there by the Norse. Also, while the origin of golf is unclear and open to debate, the most accepted golf history theory is that golf (as practiced today) originated from Scotland in the 12th century, with shepherds knocking stones into rabbit holes in the place where the famous Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews now sits.

Tedious Facts:

Released - February 2000

Highest UK Chart Position - #1

Another mention for the French language today - the third in a fortnight.

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Madonna, Express Yourself

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Go let it out is what you'd have to do if your neighbours were away and you'd forgotten to feed their cat. Kat Slater was the name of the Eastenders character who was played by actress Jessie Wallace. Jessie Wallace shares the same initials as John West and John Wayne, the latter of whom made his name starring in cowboy films. Films is the area of expertise for Radio 1's James King, which means he's probably seen the new Star Trek prequel like Aled, starring Simon Pegg. The plural of 'peg' is 'pegs' which are what you use to hang out the washing. Washing is something that involves the use of powder or liquid. 'Liquid' is the general term for substances which are runny, and covers a lot of stuff, from water to custard. Custard is often offered as a dessert alternative to cream or ice-cream, although I like to be out there and have custard and ice-cream. 'Cream' was the title of a mid-90s hit for Prince. Prince William supports Aston Villa and can probably ride a horse. Horse riding can be hazardous, especially if you're very famous and the papparazzi jump out of the bushes and scare the horse, which then in turn throws you off, a bit like what happened over the weekend to Madonna, which links us to Madonna and 'Express Yourself'.

Flaws:

Nothing to report today.

Tedious Facts:

Released - June 1989

Highest UK Chart Position - #5

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Today's Tedious Link:

Feeder, High

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Madonna used to be married to Guy Ritchie and Sean Penn, who shares the same first name as Sean Bean, who's from Sheffield. Sheffield is a city whose economy is based on the production of steel. Steal of a different type is what muggers, burglars and other baddies like to do to your stuff, so lock it up and don't give thieves a chance. Chance, or rather the laws of chance, couples with probability and some other stuff, are the basis for gambling. Gambling can get you into a lot of trouble, as it can be addictive, like coffee and cigarettes. Coffee and cigarettes are two things that can give you yellow teeth and bad breath like a dog. A dog is for life, not just for Christmas, unless of course you were just looking after somebody else's dog over the festive period while they go away on holiday or something. 'Holiday' was a big hit for Green Day, whose new single is great and sounds a bit like The Stone Roses' 'I Am The Resurrection' at the beginning. The beginning is the best place to start if you're attempting an exam or maybe an assault course. 'Coarse' can be a type of fishing, and if you kept tropical fish but had somebody else who just came in to clean and feed them, you might refer to them as being a 'feeder', which links us to Feeder and 'High'.

Flaws:

Once again seamless.

Tedious Facts:

Released - October 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #24

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Today's Tedious Link:

The Black Crowes, Remedy

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'Hi' is an informal greeting used as an everyday abbreviation of 'hello'. 'Hello' was the title of a big hit for Lionel Ritchie, the video to which featured a blind lady and some pottery. If you swap the first letter of 'pottery' for an 'L' you get 'lottery', as in the Lotto, which is sometimes hosted by our very own Scott Mills. Mills were used in the olden days for the production of flour and cotton, while Cotton, first name Fearne, presents the chart show with Reggie. 'Reggie' rhymes with 'veggie' which an affectionate slang term for someone who's a vegetarian, like Dom, whose name rhymes with Hom as in Ken Hom, who's pretty nifty with a wok. 'A wok' sounds a bit like 'Ewok' which is the name of those little hairy dudes in Star Wars. Star Wars shouldn't be mistaken for Star Trek, which had it's premiere this week in London. London is the city that's home to the Tower of London, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. 'Ben' was the title of an early hit for Michael Jackson, who'll soon be in this country on tour. 'Tour' rhymes with 'pour' which is the action you'd be performing if you were transferring cough medicine from a bottle to a spoon, and if you had a bad cough, cough medicine might just be the correct remedy, which links us to The Black Crowes and 'Remedy'.

Flaws:

'Tour' and 'pour' may or may not rhyme depending on one's accent! Also Dom has admitted that he's nothing like a vegetarian anymore, and in fact never was as he always ate fish.

Tedious Facts:

Released - May 1992

Highest UK Chart Position - #24

The second time in recent weeks that Dave has used the topic of cotton mills to link to or from a mention of Scott Mills, and also the second reference to the new Star Trek movie this week.

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Braund Reynolds, Rocket (A Natural Gambler)

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Crows aren't very nice birds to look at, a bit like evil ravens, which are the ones you see at the Tower of London. The Tower of London is a major tourist attraction and one of the places that tens of thousands of people ran past yesterday during the Marathon. A marathon in terms of length is 26-odd miles. Miles are an imperial measurement, unlike grams and kilograms, which are what we call metric. The word 'metric' shares many of the same letters as 'turmeric' which is something you might find on a spice rack. 'Rack' rhymes with 'pack' which is something you'd normally do before you go away on holiday. A holiday is what the Americans call a 'vacation', because when they talk about holidays I think they normally mean Christmas. Christmas is a special time of giving and receiving, and of making merry with friends and relatives and eating chestnut stuffing in a massive turkey. As well as being a member of the poultry family, Turkey is also a country whose capital is Ankara. Ankara is only one syllable away from 'anchor', which is what you drop when you're sailing, and also what sailors like to get tattooed on their arms, and sailors often don't shave and grow beards when they're away for a long time at sea, a bit like astronauts who probably don't shave either when they're away for a long time in a rocket, which links us to Braund Reynolds and 'Rocket'.

Flaws:

Nothing to report today.

Tedious Facts:

Released - December 2005

Highest UK Chart Position - #27

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Doves, Caught By The River

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As well as being something that can be fired into space, rocket is also what you might find in a salad. 'Salad' rhymes with 'Aled' as in our very own Aled who's from Aberystwyth in the West of Wales. West, first name Kanye, is a confident rapper who collaborated on 'American Girl' with Estelle, who's from the UK. 'UK' stands for 'United Kingdom' which encompasses England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Scotland is where David Tennant is from and he's the current Doctor Who. 'Who' is one of the five 'W' question words, along with 'what', 'why', 'where' and 'when'. 'When I Grow Up' was a big hit last year for the Pussycat Dolls, who are on the 'Jai Ho' record that features on the soundtrack to the film 'Slumdog Millionaire'. 'Slumdog Millionaire' was directed by Danny Boyle whose CV also includes 'Shallow Grave' and 'Trainspotting', both of which starred Ewan McGregor. Ewan McGregor likes motorbikes and has ridden thousands of miles with his good mate Charlie Boorman all around the world. 'All Around the World' was a number one hit in 1998 for Oasis, who are from the city of Manchester, and Manchester is also the home of Doves, which links us to Doves and 'Caught By The River'.

Flaws:

David Tennant is the current Doctor, not Doctor Who - Doctor Who is the name of the show, not the character.

Tedious Facts:

Released - October 2002

Highest UK Chart Position - #29

Check the archives - Dave last linked to this very track back in September 2006.

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Robbie Williams, South Of The Border

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'Caught by the river' is how you might describe something like a trout or a salmon. Salmon is what Linda Evans cooked in the final of Hell's Kitchen. Hell's Kitchen has the initials HK which are the same initials as Hong Kong. Hong Kong used to be British territory but reverted to Chinese rule in the year 1997. 1997 was also the year that The Verve released their classic album 'Urban Hymns', which spawned the hits 'Bittersweet Symphony', 'The Drugs Don't Work', 'Lucky Man' and 'Sonnet'. 'Sonnet' rhymes with 'bonnet' which in the world of cars is what the Americans call a hood. A hood of a different type can also be a rough neighbourhood where baddies and gangsters hang out. 'Out' is the opposite if 'in' in the world of doors. Doors can be made of all sorts of materials, such as steel, UPVC and wood. Wood is what cavemen used for pretty much everything when they used to hunt woolly mammoth and pterodactyls and stuff for their tea. T is the letter that appears the most times in the name Take That, and Take That is where Robbie Williams started out, which links us to Robbie Williams and 'South of The Border'.

Flaws:

Texts doubted Dave's assertion that cavemen hunted dinosaurs, and in fact whilst the image of human cave dwellers hunting dinosaurs is well established in fiction, in fact humans didn't evolve until about 65 million years after the dinosaurs' extinction. Except for the birds, who are the sole surviving descendants of the dinosaurs, the dinosaurs and people are well separated in terms of geologic time. There were also debates about the frequency of the letter 'T' in 'Take That', but Dave was clearly correct on this point.

Tedious Facts:

Released - September 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #14

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The B-52s, Love Shack

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South of the border is how the Americans would describe Mexico, which is the source of the global swine flu outbreak. 'Outbreak' was the title of a 1995 film starring Dustin Hoffman, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey. I think Kevin Spacey looks a bit like Bob Mortimer, and Vic and Bob are due back on our screens very soon with a new series of 'Shooting Stars'. Shooting stars travel at great speed through space. Space is the final frontier and unsurprisingly the setting for most of the action in the new 'Star Trek' film. The new 'Star Trek' film is a prequel, which means that it's all about the before. 'Before' is the opposite of 'after', and if you remove the 'E' from 'after' you have an anagram of 'raft', which is what you'd want to build if you were marooned on a desert island with the original line-up of the boy band 5ive. Maroon 5 are from California, and have toured in the past with Swedish band The Hives. The Hives have probably been inspired by all sorts of people, from The Clash to REM. REM are from Athens, Georgia, which is also where the B-52s are from, which links us to the B-52s and 'Love Shack'.

Flaws:

Shooting stars don't travel through space, they only exist inside the Earth's atmosphere.

Tedious Facts:

Released - March 1990

Highest UK Chart Position - #2

The third mention in a week for the new Star Trek film, which has obviously had an impact on Dave (despite the fact that upon finally going to a screening, he fell asleep in the cinema).

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Daft Punk, Digital Love

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The B-52 is the name of an aircraft used extensively by the Americans during the war. 'War' rhymes with 'saw' which is a useful tool if you're in the business of cutting wood. Wood used to be the ideal material for the construction of boats in the days of Christopher Columbus and Sir Francis Drake. A drake is a type of male duck, I think. Ducks have webbed feet as do some humans when the skin on their feet bridges the gap between their toes. 'Toes' rhymes with 'nose' which is the body's sensitive organ used to detect smell. Smell is one of the five senses along with taste, touch and hearing. Hearing is what you do with your ears, which are traditionally located on either side of the head. 'Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes' was a top 18 smash for the K.I.G. Family last month. Last month was April, which is known for its showers, and for my birthday. A birthday is where people traditionally receive the gift of cake with candles. Candles were used a lot in the olden days by the French, and while the French have never been known as a musical nation, there have been a couple of exceptions, one of those being Daft Punk, which links us to Daft Punk and 'Digital Love'.

Flaws:

Nothing cited on the show, but Dave's assertion that "Candles were used a lot in the olden days by the French" could have done with some clarification, I felt..

Tedious Facts:

Released - June 2001

Highest UK Chart Position - #14

Another mention for Christopher Columbus - Dave wisely avoided mentions of his specific history today. Also, check the archives - Dave last linked to this very track back in September 2006.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers, Give It Away

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Daft Punk were the band that was sampled heavily and provided the basis of the Kanye West track 'Stronger'. 'Stronger' is how you might describe Frank Bruno if you were comparing him to someone really diddy like Tinchy Stryder. Tinchy Stryder is big mates with N-Dubz which is why you'll be able to see them together in Swindon this weekend. Swindon is in Wiltshire which is a country of beautiful natural countryside. The countryside is the natural habitat of outdoor survival man Bear Grylls. Grills of a different type are what you'd need a few of if you were running a busy transport cafe. Transport cafes are a great place to fill up and recharge your batteries if you're a busy lorry driver. 'Lorry Driver' is the title of one of our parodies which was inspired by the hit 'Womanizer' by Britney Spears. Britney Spears is from America and used to go out with Justin Timberlake, and Justin Timberlake knows lots of cool people, like Pharrel, and Snoop, and people like that, and has probably met the Red Hot Chili Peppers on more than one occasion, which links us to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and 'Give It Away'.

Flaws:

Nothing to report today.

Tedious Facts:

Released - February 1994

Highest UK Chart Position - #9

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Kasabian, LSF

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Give It Away is what you'd be doing if you had a whole garage full of calendars that nobody wanted. 'Wanted Dead Or Alive' was the title of a classic cowboy hit for Bon Jovi years ago. 'Ago' is a perfect anagram of 'Goa' which is a place in India popular with hippies. Hippies believe in peace and love and long hair. Long hair can get tangled if it's not looked after properly and washed regularly using the right sort of shampoo. Shampoo can be made with beer, whilst beer is made using hops. Hops of a different type are what rabbits do, and also what you can do if you're good on a trials bike or BMX. 'BMX' stands for 'Birycle Motocross' and should really involve the wearing of a helmet and pads. If you swap the first letter of 'pads' for a 'D' you get 'Dads' which are like the male version of mums or mummies. Mummies is also a word associated with ancient Egypt where they like to wrap people in bandages, only when they're dead though I think, in a tomb like Tutankhamen. Tutankhamen was a Pharaoh who ruked between 1333 and 1323 BC, and when Tutankhamen died and got put in his tomb he presumably became a lost soul forever, an abbreviation of which would be LSF, which links us to 'LSF' by Kasabian.

Flaws:

'Wanted Dead or Alive' was a solo hit for Jon Bon Jovi, not for Bon Jovi the band.

Tedious Facts:

Released - August 2004

Highest UK Chart Position - #10

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