Transcripts of Dave's Tedious Links
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Today's Tedious Link:

D:Ream - Things Can Only Get Better

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Released - January 1993

Highest UK Chart Position - #24
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Today's Tedious Link:

The Verve and The Drugs Dont Work

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D:Ream Things Can Only Get Better - D:Ream are from Northern Ireland as are Colin Murray and Gloria Hunniford - Gloria Hunniford shares the same christian name as Gloria Gaynor - Gloria Gaynor is most famous for her hit I Will Survive - Survivor were the band that brought us Eye Of The Tiger from the film Rocky - Rocky rhymes with Ockie which is where you stand in the sport of darts - If you take the D away from darts you get arts which is a collective for theatre and ballet and stuff - If you add Spandau to the word Ballet, you get an 80's group fronted by Tony Hadley - Tony Hadley shares his christian name with Toni Di Bart who had a number 1 in 1994 with The Real Thing - Toni Di Bart is from Slough - Slough is a five letter English town as is Wigan - And Wigan is famous for its pier, its pies, the JJB stadium and of course The Verve - Which links us to The Verve and The Drugs Dont Work.

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Released - September 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #1
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Today's Tedious Link:

Livin' Joy and Dreamer

Today's Transcript:

The Verve The Drugs Dont Work - Verve rhymes with Merv as in Merv Hughes the EX Australian Cricketer - Another moustached sporter from the world of entertainment is Tom Selleck - Selleck rhymes with Relic which is a word for something that is really old - Fully grown oak trees are really old as are fossilized woolly mammoths - Mammoths are just like hairy elephants - Elephants are known to be an intelligent creature much like the Dolphin - Dolphins are most at home in the water as are Salmon - Sam and Dave had a hit in 1967 with Soul Man - Trevor Nelson is a soul man who has no hair and in that respect he is bald - Bald men have to be careful in the sun as do vampires - Vampires have large protruding teeth as does Cilla Black - Cilla Black is most famous for her role of TV most annoying matchmaker on the now cult tv show Blind Date where social inadequates are given a 1 in 3 chance of experiencing LIVIN JOY as their DREAMS of actually copping off come true - Which links us blindingly obvious to Livin' Joy and Dreamer from 1995.

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Released - September 1994

Highest UK Chart Position - #18
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Today's Tedious Link:

Oasis and Cigarettes & Alcohol

Today's Transcript:

Livin' Joy Dreamer - Dreamer rhymes with Beamer which is what Dave will probably buy when he is rich and famous - Lifestyles Of The Rich and Famous is the name of a track by Good Charlotte but also the name of a programmes in America hosted by Robin Leech - Leeches suck blood as do vampires - Vampires come from Transylvania as do the Cheeky Girls - The Cheeky Girls are twins - Twins was a film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny De Vito - In real life Danny De Vito is married to Rhea Perlman who played Carla in Cheers - Cheers starred Ted Danson - Ted Danson shares the same christian name as Ted Rogers, the late great host of 3,2,1 - 3+2+1=6 - Six packs are what you cans of beer in, in the offie and the offie is where you would need to go if you required some cigarrettes and alcohol - Which links us to Oasis and Cigarettes & Alcohol.

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Released - October 1994

Highest UK Chart Position - #7
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Today's Tedious Link:

East 17 and Deep

Today's Transcript:

Oasis Cigarettes & Alcohol - Both carry an age restriction as does hiring a mucky video - Video killed the Radio Star - Radio Stars dont come much bigger than DJ Wes - DJ Wes shares the same first name as Wes Craven, the horror movie bloke who in turn shares the same surname as John Craven who now hosts CountryFile - CountryFile is concerned about looking after the environment as are hippies - I Wanna Be a Hippie was a hit for Technohead - Technohead shouldnt be mistake for Radiohead who are fronted by Thom Yorke - Thom Yorke shares the same surname as the Duchess Of York who is better known as Fergie - Another Fergie is Fergie the DJ who works her at fabulous 1FM and is from Northern Ireland as is James Nesbitt - James Nesbitt currently stars in Murphys Law but is most known for Cold Feet - Cold Feet is what you get when you forget to put your socks on - Socks on sounds a bit like Saxon who were a native tribe in this part of the world whose saxon burial remains and other old stuff are still buried still to this day deep underground. Which links us to East 17 and Deep.

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Released - January 1993

Highest UK Chart Position - #5
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Today's Tedious Link:

Red Hot Chili Peppers and Give It Away

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East 17 Deep = Deep of the bottom of the ocean is where lobsters live = Lobsters have sharp fingers as did Edward Scissorhands = Edward Scissorhands shares his christian name with Edward Woodward who was the Equalizer = Equalizer sounds a bit like AquaLisa who Dave thought made water coolers = Kula Shaker were a mid nineties band fronted by Crispin Mills = Crispin Mills shares his surname with Scott Good Morning Mills = Good Morning was hosted by John Leslie = John Leslie shares one of his names with Lesley Joseph who played Dorien in Birds Of A Feather = Feathers are found on the outside of birds and on the inside of pillows = Pillow sounds a bit like Pilau which is a type of rice - Rice rhymes with mice and if you ran a cheese processing plant and mice got into the cheese you would probably be forced to give it away = Which Links us to Red Hot Chili Peppers and Give It Away.

Tedious Facts:

Released - February 1994

Highest UK Chart Position - #9
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Today's Tedious Link:

Soul II Soul and Back to Life

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers are an essential part of Mexican cookery as are nachoes - Nacho rhymes with Macho as in Jurgen Macho who plays for Sunderland - Sunderland are managed by Mick McCarthy - Mick McCarthy shares his surname with John McCarthy, a former Beirut hostage - Hostage nearly rhymes with sausage - Sausages have different types and in that respect they have something in common with dogs - Dogs have wet noses as do sharks - Sharks or more precisely basking sharks can be found off the coast of the Isle Of Man - The Isle of Man is an Island as is Australia - Australia is where Paul Hogan is from - Paul Hogan starred in Crocodile Dundee - Dundee in Scotland is where Lorraine Kelly was born - Lorraine Kellys entertainment correspondant is Radio 1's Emma B - Emma B shares her surname with Jazzie B, the brains behind Soul II Soul - Which links us to Soul II Soul and Back to Life.

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Released - June 1989

Highest UK Chart Position - #1
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Today's Tedious Link:

Strike and U Sure Do

Today's Transcript:

Soul II Soul - Back To Life - Back to life is another way of saying reincarnation - Take away the rein and you get carnation which are famous for making condensed milk - The word milk contains many of the same letters as the word Kiln which is a stone oven fired to make pottery - Pottery rhymes with lottery or lotto as its now known - Lotto is advertised by Billy Connolly - Billy Connolly has long hair as does David Seaman - David Seaman has a moustache and in that respects is not disimilar to Tom Selleck - Tom Selleck starred as Magnum and drove a ferrari as does Simon Cowell - Cowell rhymes with Powell as in Jenny Powell who used to be Nicky Campbells assistant on Wheel OF Fortune - Fortune favours the brave - A brave is a type of American Indian and before the days of Calor Gas, American Indians used to have to light a fire using just a strike of a match to keep them warm, do you get cold out there?, U Sure Do - which links us to Strike and U Sure Do.

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Released - December 1994

Highest UK Chart Position - #31
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Today's Tedious Link:

Jamiroquai with Return of the Space Cowboy

Today's Transcript:

Strike U Sure Do - Strike is what the Firefighters had to do recently as part of their industrial dispute - Dispute sounds a bit like Das Boot which was a German film about a submarine - Submariners are able to see what is happening above the water with the aid of a periscope - Periscope rhymes with Telescope which is what people like Patrick Moore use to look up into Space = Patrick Moore shares his surname with Roger Moore - Roger Moore was a former James Bond - James Bond drives an Aston Martin as does Rio Ferdinand - Rio Ferdinand is related to Les Ferdinand - Les Ferdinand knows Dani Behr - Dani Behr shares her surname with Yogi Bear - Yogi Bear is mates with Bubu - Bubu rhymes with Lulu who had a number 1 exactly 10 ten years ago with Take That with Relight My Fire and the next year was 1994 and Jamiroquai with Return of the Space Cowboy. (Yes, very poor last piece of a link, it wasn't even tedious... and i would have preferred Relight My Fire).

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Released - October 1994

Highest UK Chart Position - #17
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Today's Tedious Link:

Dodgy and Good Enough

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Jamiroquai Space Cowboy - Jamiroquai should not be mistaken for Bridge On The River Kwai which was a film starring Alec Guinness - Guinness comes from Dublin as does Samantha Mumba - Mumba rhymes with Lumber which is a term for the lower region of the back - Back to the Future was a trilogy of film starring Michael J Fox - Michael J Fox also starred in the film Teen Wolf - The plural of Wolf is Wolves - Wolves, newly promoted, play their games at Moulinex - Moulinex is a French word as are Poulet and Bibliotheque - Bibliotheque has the same ending as the word Discotheque which is a formal name for a disco or formal gathering such as Homelands - Homelands takes place in Hampshire as does the Farnborough Air Show - If you remove the O sound for Airshow you would get Ayrshire which is a county in Scotland - Scotland embarrasingly could only muster a pathetic 1-1 draw against minnows New Zealand which simply wasnt good enough - Which links us to Dodgy and Good Enough.

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Released - August 1996

Highest UK Chart Position - #4
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Today's Tedious Link:

Chic and Good Times

Today's Transcript:

Dodgy Good Enough - Good Enough usually is followed with the words To Eat - If you say To Eat really quickly you get Tweet who had a top 5 hit last year with Oops Oh My - Oops Oh My is what you might say if you accidentally drop a fax machine on your cat - Cats have claws as do Eagles - Eagles can fly up high on a wing - Anna Wing is the name of the actress who used to play Lou Beale in Eastenders who is currently not dead unlike Jim Robinson in Neighbours who passed away in his kitchen rather than Madges Kitchen or indeed Martikas Kitchen - Martikas Kitchen was the follow up song from Martika after her big hit Toy Soldiers - Soldiers of a different type are what you dip in your egg - Eggs come from Chickens - Chickens have wings - Wings was the group that featured Paul McCartney in the 70's - Paul McCartney is married to Heather Mills - According to a recent newspaper article and prime time TV expose and certainly not the views of myself or the BBC as a whole, used to hang out with an Arab Sheik with whom she probably had some Good Times - Which links us to Chic and Good Times. (1979 kids!)

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Released - June 1979

Highest UK Chart Position - #5
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By Nicola_Red
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Today's Tedious Link:

Run DMC, It's Tricky

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Last time was the Foo Fighters and Breakout. 'Breakout' was also the title of a 1996 hit for Swing Out Sister. A sister is just the male equivalent of a brother. Brother, the sewing machine manufacturers, used to sponsor Man City. Man City scored four goals in their last game, something they share in common with Leicester City, who last night annihilated Leeds, whose white shirts matched the white flag of surrender. Surrender is the action of a coward. Coward, first name Noel, was a famous playwright, which he shared in common with William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare shares the same Christian name as William Tell, who was famous for shooting apples off people's heads. 'Heads' is the opposite of 'tails'. Tails are sometimes worn at weddings, as are hats. 'Hats' rhymes with 'cats', which are also known as felines. 'Felines' rhymes with 'sealions', who are traditionally good at balancing beach balls on their noses, which is to be admired as it isn't easy, in fact it's tricky, which links to Run DMC and 'It's Tricky'.

Flaws:

'Sister' isn't the male equivalent of 'brother', it's the female.

Tedious Facts:

Released - May 1987

Highest UK Chart Position - #16
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By Nicola_Red
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Today's Tedious Link:

The Charlatans, How High

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Run DMC grew up in a district called Queens. Queens are the female equivalent of kings. Kings of Leon are famous for having lots of hair, something they share in common with Dave Lee Travis. Dave Lee Travis was known as 'the hairy cornflake'. Cornflakes are a type of cereal, as is Holby City. Holby City is set in a hospital. A hospital is where you go when you're sick. Sick birds are not admitted to hospitals, and have to go to the vets. Vets played a vital role in the Vietname War. The Vietnam War was the setting for the film 'Full Metal Jacket'. Jacket potatoes are a good lunch option if you want to maintain a healthy diet like Tim Burgess of the Charlatans, which links to The Charlatans and 'How High'.

Flaws:

Texters claimed that Holby City is a soap rather than a serial, but otherwise seamless.

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Released - June 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #6
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Today's Tedious Link:

Stereo MC's, Step It Up

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'How high' is a question that might be asked by an apprentice scaffolder when tyrying to put together his first erection. 'Erection' shares many of the same letters as 'election', which is what politicians dream of winning. Dreams happen in your sleep. Sleep, first name Wayne, is a dancer, and Wayne, second name Rooney, is the answer against Turkey. The king of turkey is Bernard Matthews. If you remove the first three letters of 'Bernard' and reverse the letters that you have left you get 'darn', which is a way of mending your socks. Socks are sold in pairs, and in that respect share something in common with gloves, except for oven gloves. Oven gloves protect your hands from hot, hot heat. Hot Hot Heat are a band, as are Simple Minds, who are fronted by Jim Kerr. The gym is where you might go to improve your calves with some step-it-ups, which links to Stereo MC's and 'Step It Up'.

Flaws:

Reversing the last four letters of 'Bernard' makes 'dran', not 'darn'.

Tedious Facts:

Released - December 1992

Highest UK Chart Position - #12
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Today's Tedious Link:

Perfecto Allstarz, Reach Up (Papa's Got A Brand New Pig Bag)

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'Step It Up' was released in 1992, the same year as 'Sleeping Satellite' by Tasmin Archer. Tasmin Archer is from Bradford, as are Terrorvision. Terrorvision had a big hit with 'Tequila'. Tequila comes from Mexico, which is famous for bandits. Bandits can often be armed and dangerous. If you add the letters 'M' and 'E' to the word 'dangerous' you get 'Dangermouse', who is probably the world's second most famous mouse after Mickey. 'Mickey' was a 1982 hit for Toni Basil. Basil was the name of John Cleese's character in 'Fawlty Towers', which also featured Manuel, who was Spanish. A Spanish word is 'perfecto', which links to Perfecto Allstarz and 'Reach Up (Papa's Got A Brand New Pig Bag)'.

Flaws:

Texters commented that Jerry (as in Tom and) may be the world's second most famous mouse. Also, Aled read out a text from our very own Tedious contributor Uglybob, pointing out that Dave had wrongly stated yesterday that the Stereo MC's record was from 1993.

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Released - February 1995

Highest UK Chart Position - #6
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Today's Tedious Link:

Robbie Williams, Old Before I Die

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Perfecto Allstarz consisted of Paul Oakenfold and Steve Osbourne. Steve Osbourne shares the same surname as Jack Osbourne. Jack Osbourne has curly hair, something he shares in common with Art Garfunkel. Art Garfunkel is mates with Paul Simon, who has visited South Africa in the past for the purposes of work. Other celebrities who have visited South Africa for work are Alan Titchmarsh and Charlie Dimmock, who did a garden makeover for Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela has met the Spice Girls, as has Prince Charles. Prince Charles plays polo. Polo involves horses, as do all equestrian events. The Word 'events' is an anagram of 'Steven'. Steven Seagal is a famous actor, as is Leslie Grantham, who was often seen behind the bar in the Queen Vic. The Queen Vic provided the backdrop for a cameo by Robbie Williams, which links to Robbie Williams and 'Old Before I Die'.

Flaws:

There was some argument as to whether Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon are in fact still mates or whether they had a bust-up, but the jury was out.

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Released - April 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #2
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Today's Tedious Link:

4 Non Blondes, What's Up

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Robbie Williams has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, as has Billy Connolly. Billy Connolly is married to Pamela Stephenson, who used to perform on 'Not The Nine O' Clock News' with Rowan Atkinson. Rowan Atkinson recently starred in a movie with Natalie Imbruglia. Natalie Imbruglia is from Australia, which is the birthplace of Rolf Harris. Rolf Harris wears glasses, something he shares in common with Elton John. Elton John plays the piano. Pianos have keys, as do prison wardens, who look after baddies. The word 'baddies' shares many of the same letters as 'daddies', which is a type of sauce. Other sauces include tomato and brown. Brown, first name James, no doubt provided inspiration for De La Soul. De La Soul had a hit with 'The Magic Number', which is now being used by BBC3, the station that brought us '3 Non Blondes'. 3 non blondes plus another give you 4 Non Blondes, which links to 4 Non Blondes and 'What's Up'.

Flaws:

Rolf Harris was in fact born in Wales. Also, Daddies is not a type of sauce but a brand, although Dave contested this issue as a technicality.

Tedious Facts:

Released - June 1993

Highest UK Chart Position - #2
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Today's Tedious Link:

The Divine Comedy, Something For The Weekend

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4 Non Blondes achieved a top 60 hit with their follow-up single 'Spaceman'. 'Spaceman' was also the title of the 1996 no 1 by Babylon Zoo. Babylon Zoo were fronted by Jas Mann, who supports Wolverhampton Wanderers, as does Kevin Rowland of Dexy's Midnight Runners. Dexy's Midnight Runners first got to no 1 with the track 'Gino'. Gino Ginelli make ice cream, which is often difficult to eat for people with sensitive teeth, who can also have problems with hot drinks such as coffee. Coffee is made from roasted beans. Beans of a baked variety are often served with breakfast, although not by Mark Radcliffe, as he doesn't like them. Mark Radcliffe plays the drums, as does Rick from Ash. Ash are from Northern Ireland like the Divine Comedy, which links to the Divine Comedy and 'Something For The Weekend'.

Flaws:

Apparently Gino Ginelli ice cream has been discontinued. There was also some debate as to whether the Divine Comedy are in fact from Northern Ireland, and in fact their ever-changing lineup has included many non-Irish members, but the main component of the band Neil Hannon is indeed from Enniskillen, so we'll allow Dave that one.

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Released - June 1996

Highest UK Chart Position - #14
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By Nicola_Red
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Today's Tedious Link:

Feeder, High

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The phrase "something for the weekend?" is hairdresser-speak for "do you need any johnnies?" Johnnies come in different flavours, like crisps. Crisps are made from potatoes, which live in the ground, as do moles, and it's as a result of their subterranean existence that they suffer from poor eyesight. Poor eyesight can be corrected by wearing spectacles. If you remove the first four letters of 'spectacles' and replace them with 'ten' you get 'tentacles', which are commonly found on octopii. Octopii are so named because their tentacles add up to eight. Eight multiplied by three is 24. '24' is a programme starring Kiefer Sutherland, whose dad is called Donald. 'Donald Where's Your Troosers' is a Scottish song about trousers. Trouser-wearing is a trademark of Simon Cowell who is well known for having his trousers pulled up too high, which links to Feeder and 'High'.

Flaws:

There was debate as to the plural of 'octopus', and in fact wikipedia uses 'octopuses' rather than 'octopii'.

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Released - October 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #24
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Today's Tedious Link:

Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, (I've Had) The Time Of My Life

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The lead singer of Feeder is Called Grant. Grant was the surname of the 'Brookisde' character Sheila, who was played by Sue Johnstone. Sue Johnstone teamed up once again with Ricky Tomlinson in 'The Royle Family', which was written by Caroline Aherne. Caroline Aherne shares the same surname as the Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern. Bertie Ahern's daughter Georgina is married to Westlife star Nicky Byrne. Nicky Byrne shares the same surname as Tony Byrne. Tony Byrne likes to hang out with the Mis-teeq ladies. The Mis-teeq ladies have performed in Leeds, as have Green Day. Green Day had a hit with 'Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance)'. "Good riddance" wasn't what people thought at the announcement that Will was defecting to television, in fact if I had to sum up how he'll look back on his time with us I'd imagine he'll say "I've had the time of my life", which links to Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes and '(I've Had) The Time Of My Life'.

Flaws:

Caroline Aherne and Bertie Ahern don't technically share the same surname, but otherwise all good.

Tedious Facts:

Released - October 1987

Highest UK Chart Position - #6

This track was dedicated to producer Will Kinder on his last show.
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Radiohead, Creep

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It was Steve Watson who had the time of his life yesterday as he hit a hat-trick in Everton's demolition of Leeds United in what has been dubbed 'the Roque-ay Horror Show'. The Rocky Horror Show stage production recently starred Jonathan Wilkes. Jonathan Wilkes was once on the books at Everton, and would have enjoyed playing against Rooney's men yesterday. Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away. 'Far And Away' was a film starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Nicole Kidman has got lots of curly hair, something which she shares with Leeds United's Roque Junior. Junior Senior had a recent hit with 'Move Your Feet'. "Move your feet" is probably what Peter Reedd was saying during yesterday's half-time talk. 'Talk' rhymes with 'york', and if you add an 'E' to 'york' you get 'Yorke' as in Thom Yorke, which links to Radiohead and 'Creep'.

Flaws:

Seamless today.

Tedious Facts:

Released - September 1993

Highest UK Chart Position - #7
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Today's Tedious Link:

Arrested Development, People Everyday

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A creep is what you might call someone who is constantly paying you compliments. 'Compliments On Your Kiss' was a hit for Red Dragon featuring Bryan & Tony Gold. 'Gold' was a hit for Spandau Ballet. 'Ballet' rhymes with 'chalet', which is like a mountainous house for skiiers. Skiiers wear woolly hats, as do some Rastafarians. One of the most famous Rastafarians was Bob Marley. Bob Marley was a keen follower of football, something he shares in common with Jimmy Hill. Jimmy Hill shares the same surname as Damon Hill the racing driver. A driver of a different sort might be found on a golf course. A golf course has lots of holes, as does a wooden bungalow invaded by termites. The word 'termite' shares many of the same letters as 'Marmite'. Marmite is spread on toast by some people every day, which links to Arrested Development and 'People Everyday'.

Flaws:

All factually correct today.

Tedious Facts:

Released - October 1992

Highest UK Chart Position - #2
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Today's Tedious Link:

Cameo, Word Up

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Speech from Arrested Development has collaborated with Neneh Cherry, who worked with Radio 1's Dreem Teem on the track 'Buddy X'. Buddy X shares the same surname as Malcolm X, who shares the same Christian name as Malcolm McClaren, former manager of the Sex Pistols. The Sex Pistols were fronted by Johnny Rotten, who now resides in California. California is currently in the midst of state elections, where Arnold from 'Diff'rent Strokes' is up against Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold Schwarzenegger is from Austria, the capital of which is Vienna. 'Vienna' was a big hit for Ultravox, who were fronted by Midge Ure. A midge is like a fly, and a fly is a device used in fishing. Fishing is how fish get from the sea to the chippy, where you might order a piece of cod. if you reverse the words 'piece' and 'cod' you get 'codpiece', which were made famous by Cameo, which links to Cameo and 'Word Up'.

Flaws:

Nothing to report.

Tedious Facts:

Released - August 1986

Highest UK Chart Position - #3
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Today's Tedious Link:

The Cranberries, Linger

Today's Transcript:

Cameo's codpiece has in fact got nothing to do with cod, peace or cricket. Cricket goolies protection is provided by what's known as a box. A box of a different type can provide shelter for the homeless. Homeless dogs from TV don't come much bigger than the Littlest Hobo. 'Hobo' rhymes with 'MOBO', which is an award for black music. 'Black music' shares many of the same letters as 'black magic', which is a type of African witchcraft. The word 'witchcraft' shares the same ending as the word 'hovercraft'. A hovercraft can move across land or water, as could Jesus. Jesus fed the five thousand with fishes and loaves of bread. Bread is a rich source of carbohydrate, as are baked beans. Baked beans make you fart, and if you fart in a still room with no draughts the smell will linger, which links to The Cranberries and 'Linger'.

Flaws:

Watertight today.

Tedious Facts:

Released - February 1994

Highest UK Chart Position - #14
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Today's Tedious Link:

Tori Amos, Professional Widow

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The Cranberries are from the city of Limerick. Limerick is the surname of dance diva Allison, who shares the same Christian name as Betty Boo star Alison Clarkson, who shares the same surname as 'Top Gear' star Jeremy. 'Jeremy' was a hit for Pearl Jam, who hail from Seattle, like Starbucks. 'Starbucks' was a hit for A. 'A' is the most frequently used vowel in the word 'abracadabra'. 'Abracadavra' was a hit for the Steve Miller Band, who reached the top spot in 1990 with 'The Joker'. The Joker is a character in Batman. Batman wears tights, which are sold in chemists, as is toothpaste. Toothpaste is an important thing to pack if you're gong away, perhaps on a recruitment weekend for the Territorial Army. The Territorial Army are known by the initials TA, which are also the initials of Tori Amos, which links to Tori Amos and 'Professional Widow'.

Flaws:

Seamless, although Dave did have trouble pronouncing 'abracadabra'.

Tedious Facts:

Released - January 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #1
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