Drunken Sailor BABE
              Walk like an Egyptian BANGLES
               Loop di love J BASTOS
Do it Again  BEACH BOYS
I can hear music BEACH BOYS
Student Demonstration Time BEACH BOYS
Baby I'm a Rich Man BEATLES
Back in the USSR  BEATLES
I am the Walrus BEATLES
Rain BEATLES
Baby I'm a Rich Man BEATLES
Love is Blue JEFF BECK GROUP
Spicks and Specks BEE GEES
Funky Nassau BEGINNING OF THE END
Picture Me Gone    MADELINE BELL
One Way Love  CLIFF BENNET REBEL TROUSERS
Mama DAVE BERRY
African velvet BLACK  VELVET
Atomic BLONDIE
One Way or Another BLONDIE
Out of the Blue ROGER BLOOMS HAMMER
Summertime Blues BLUE CHEER
Count Me in BLUE MINK
Randy BLUE MINK
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
            GRAHAM BOND ORGANISATION
Super Girl GRAHAM BONNEY
Manana BONNIE ST CLAIRE
Locomotion  BONNIE ST CLAIRE
Tame me Tiger BONNIE ST CLAIRE
Doin' the Do  BETTY BOO
You keep tightening up BOX TOPS
Choo choo Train BOX TOPS
Neon Rainbow BOX TOPS
Step Inside Love (disco mix) CILLA BLACK
Let your Love Go  BREAD
Sweet Nuthins BRENDA LEE
The world is turning on BOBBY BRIDGER
Kiss Me Kiss Your baby BROTHERHOOD OF MAN
Reach Out Your Hand BROTHERHOOD OF MAN
United We stand BROTHERHOOD OF MAN
Out Demons Out  EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND
A Picture of you JOE BROWN
Music JOHN MILES
River deep, Mountain Hi  ERIC  & New ANIMALS
Good Rockin Tonight  SOLOMON BURKE
So you wanna be a rock'n'roll star BYRDS

Favourites


            Paul Rusling

  

          Deadlier than the Male
WALKER'S
          Que Sera Sera  GENO WASHINGTON
War of the Worlds    JEFF WAYNE
I can see for miles
THE WHO
Play that funky music
WILD CHERRY
Kids In America
  KIM WILDE
Smokestack Lightning   HOWLING WOLF
7 Days Too Long  CHUCK WOOD
Shoorah Shoorah,  BETTY WRIGHT


Don't Stick Stickers   -  X CERT'


Craise Finton Kirk  JOHNNIE YOUNG



Hair
 
ZEN
Time of the Season  ZOMBIES
          Big Time Operator ZOOT MONEY'S
X
Y

Z

White Christmas JACKIE EDWARDS
Sky 
EKSEPTION
One day Like this ELBOW
Get me to the world  ELECTRIC PRUNES
Too much to dream ELECTRIC PRUNES
Celebration  EMERSON LAKE & PALMER
Flames ELMER GENTRYS VELVET OPERA
Little Sister ELVIS
I Get so excited  EQUALS
Give Love a Try  EQUALS
I Can see but you don’t know EQUALS
I Cant stand the rain ERUPTION
One way ticket ERUPTION with Precious Wilson
Peace Planet  EXCEPTION
All over the world FRANCOIS HARDY
Temptation. HEAVEN 17
Hey Joe JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE
Old MacDonald had a Girl
MEL HENKE
Cant Take my eyes off You   HERMES HOUSE BAND
Country Roads   HERMES HOUSE BAND
Blowing in the Wind HOLLIES
I can't let go HOLLIES
I'm Alive HOLLIES
Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress HOLLIES
Those DJ Shows   PATRICE HOLLOWAY
One Monkey Don't Stop No Show HONEY CONE
Every ones a winner HOT CHOCOLATE
Dont Leave Me This Way  THEMLA HOUSTON
Rock The Bopat  HUES CORPORATION 
Russian Spy and I HUNTERS
Don't let it Die  HURRICANE SMITH
               Poupée de cire,   FRANCE GALL

                 Ilkla Moor Bah't
LESLEY G & BB
Sock it to em JB
REX GARVIN & M CRAVERS
Peanut duck
MARSHA GEE
Girly Girly
SOPHIE GEORGE
Back home GOLDEN EARRING
Just a little bit of Peace GOLDEN EARRING
Blame it on the Bossa Nova EYDIE GORME
Living on the Front Line  EDDY GRANT
Dear Delilah GRAPEFRUIT
Deep Water GRAPEFRUIT
At The River GROOVE ARMADA
I see you baby GROOVE ARMADA
American Woman  GUESS WHO
Clap for the Wolfman  GUESS WHO
Race with the Devil
THE GUN
        
Eighth Day
HAZEL O'CONNOR
        
Down At Lulus
OHIO EXPRESS
Chewy Chewy
OHIO EXPRESS
I Love Music  O'JAYS
Love is Life    OPUS
Down by the Lazy River  OSMONDS
Havin' a Party  OSMONDS
Twitter Bird
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Jingles
Turning to jingles, these are usually crafted so that they become an ear worm and people DO love to hear them. What does irk me is that so many people  in radio really flog to death the same old, same old.  I adored the PAMS  Jet Set series (they have "the fastest thing in the air" tagged onto every ID) #27 that were first heard in 1964 but it does get a bit tedious after a while. Indeed, if I'm honest, many jingles are also a little bit annoying after so many thousands of hearings.

Most UK produced radio jingles are just too 'wishy washy'; they have little drive or real enthusiasm and some can sound excruciating after a while.  The jingles I love are 'proper jingles', with sung IDs and loud but lush, brass-laden orchestration. 

There are one or two jingles that I don't ever seem to tire of - one is sung by a Dutch singer, Patricia Paay, and is one of a couple that she recorded for Radio Veronica in 1970. It just evokes that time and some lovely memories, perhaps for you too?






Favourites? 
Everyone has favourites and I am no exception.  When it comes to records, songs, jingles and even commercials, I just have a few more than most.

Songs
At one of my former radio stations, Radio Caroline,  listeners are invited to contribute a Top 5 songs - I must admit I would struggle to make it 5 - I have somewhere approaching 400 favourites!

These are pretty diverse in type (my main favourite music styles are soul, rock, pop and a fision of all those. There are two reasons for this - firstly, I've been immersed in the stuff for so long, about fifty years, and secondly you will probably find that most of my favourite songs and artistes, by and large, are not the ones that regularly feature in other people's Top Fives. How many times can you hear Smoke on the Water, Stairway to Heaven or Bohemian Rhapsody. I don't dislike those songs, classics - certainly, but having heard each of them thousands of times I don't really want to hear them a few hundred more times!

Radio & TV Commercials
And then there are commercials.  Well, my favourite of all time might be the SMASH processed potato one where the martians are discussing earthling's habits on potato preparation. ". . then they smash them all to bits!  Clearly most primitive!"  I love the scene of the Martians rolling around on the floor of their space station in mirth.


It was always odds-on that my favourite ever commercial would be one made for radio.  Number 3 in my chart of 'best radio commercial jingles' is Ever Ready Batteries (for longer, longer life), the runner up is a really brassy jingle for 'Lip Colour by Yvette', a well known product at the time from Woolworths.

But most of all I  adore the silky voiced Patti Paay on a Skol International beer advert, run on Radio Veronica in the late 1960s.
A couple of my real favourite TV adverts are musical ones, my all time favourite being the one featuring Jenny Logan doing a number called
"
Dancing Lady: Shake and Vac
"
that was aired in the early 1980s. I dont think I ever saw the product in anyone's home, but we all knew the jingle.
(All together now . . . !)

        Gimme a Man After Midnight  ABBA
        I Do I Do, I Do, ABBA
Take o Take these lips CLIFF ADAMS CHOR
Smile and Shine
LILY ALLEN  
To Whom it concerns CHRIS ANDREWS
Crying at the Discotheque ALCAZAR
Uptown top ranking ALTHEA & DONNA
Hello Suzie   AMEN CORNER 
High in the Sky  AMEN CORNER
Bend Me Shape Me   AMERICAN BREED
Green light   AMERICAN BREED
This is the Life AMY MACDONALD
Cant get used to losing you ANDY WILLIAMS
Cant Help falling in Love ANDY WILLIAMS
Incense ANGLOS
Baby let me take you home ANIMALS
Obsession ANIMOTION
Don’t Worry  KIM APPLEBY
Resurrection shuffle  ASHTN GRDNR & DYKE
A
          Drunken Sailor BABE
           Walk like an Egyptian BANGLES
           Loop di love J BASTOS
Do it Again  BEACH BOYS
I can hear music BEACH BOYS
Student Demonstration Time BEACH BOYS
Baby I'm a Rich Man BEATLES
Back in the USSR  BEATLES
I am the Walrus BEATLES
Rain BEATLES
Baby I'm a Rich Man BEATLES
Love is Blue JEFF BECK GROUP
Spicks and Specks BEE GEES
Funky Nassau BEGINNING OF THE END
Picture me Gone
MADELINE BELL
One Way Love  CLIFF BENNET REBEL ROUSERS
Mama DAVE BERRY
African velvet BLACK  VELVET
Atomic BLONDIE
One Way or Another BLONDIE
Out of the Blue
ROGER BLOOM'S HAMMER
Summertime Blues BLUE CHEER
Count Me in BLUE MINK
Randy BLUE MINK
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
            GRAHAM BOND ORGANISATION
Super Girl GRAHAM BONNEY
Manana BONNIE ST CLAIRE
Locomotion  BONNIE ST CLAIRE
Tame me Tiger BONNIE ST CLAIRE
Doin' the Do  BETTY BOO
You keep tightening up BOX TOPS
Choo choo Train BOX TOPS
Neon Rainbow BOX TOPS
Step Inside Love (disco mix) CILLA BLACK
Let your Love Go  BREAD
Sweet Nuthins BRENDA LEE
The world is turning on BOBBY BRIDGER
Kiss Me Kiss Your baby BRO'HOOD OF MAN
Reach Out Your Hand BRO'HOOD OF MAN
United We stand BROTHERHOOD OF MAN
Out Demons Out  EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND
A Picture of you JOE BROWN
Music JOHN MILES
River deep, Mountain Hi  ERIC BURDON
Good Rockin Tonight  SOLOMON BURKE
So you wanna be a rock'n'roll star BYRDS

B

Erotica
RITA CADILLAC
Sexologie
RITA CADILLAC
Who do you think you are CANDLEWICK GREEN
Action FREDDIE CANNON
Dedication Song  FREDDIE CANNON
Comin Home baby CASEY & PRESSURE GROUP
Elmo James CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD
Finders keepers  CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD
I Cant Turn you Loose   CHAMBERS BROTHERS
What'd I Say   RAY CHARLES
Proud Mary   CHECKMATES
Im A Man   CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY
Oops
NEIL CHRISTIAN
I Love Onions
SUSAN CHRISTIE 
I wanna go back there again CHRIS CLARK
From Head to toe CHRIS CLARK
My World
PETULA CLARKE
Vietnam JIMMY CLIFF
Come Up And See Me   COCKNEY REBEL
A Girl Like You EDWYN COLLINS
Thunder and Lightning CHI COLTRANE
Go Like Elijah CHI COLTRANE
You were my friend CHI COLTRANE
Thunder and Lightning CHI COLTRANE
Softly Whispering I Love You  CONGREGATION
All the Love in the world CONSORTIUM
Psychotice Reaction  COUNT FIVE
Little old man BILL COSBY
Suzi Q CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
Up around the Bend  CREEDENCE  C R
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown    JIM CROCE
He's a Rebel  CRYSTALS
Yesterday Has Gone  CUPIDS INSPIRATION
My World CUPIDS INSPIRATION
Mr Bass Man JOHNNY CYMBAL

C
       Catch us if you can    DAVE CLARK 5
       Everybody get together DAVE CLARK 5
Hideaway DAVE DEE DOZY BEAKY etc
Last Night in Soho DAVE DEE DOZY etc
Yankee Rose DAVID LEE ROTH
I want you to be my baby  BILLIE DAVIS
Tell him   BILLIE DAVIS
Death of a Clown DAVE DAVIES
Susannah's Still Alive  DAVE DAVIES
You spin me Round  DEAD OR ALIVE
Ariel DEAN FRIEDMAN
Do You Love Me
SHARIF Dean
Hush    DEEP PURPLE
Woman From Tokyo  DEEP PURPLE
Spacer
SHEILA B DEVOTION
Get Dancin DISCO TEX SEXOLETTES
Tickatoo DIZZY MANS BAND
The Show DIZZY MANS BAND
Make Me an Island  JOE DOLAN
Good Looking Woman  JOE DOLAN
Radio DOLLY DOTS
If You Hold my hand DONNA HIGHTOWER
The world today is a mess DONNA HiTwr
Goo Goo Barabajagal DONOVAN & JEFF B 
Riders on the Storm DOORS
Road House Blues DOORS
Move over darling DORIS DAY
Captain of your Heart   DOUBLE
United   DRAFFI
Baby What I Mean   DRIFTERS
Tiger JULIE DRISCOLL, BRIAN AUGER & TRINITY
Lily was here CANDY DULFER & DAVE STEWART
Et Moi JACQUES DUTRONC
Baby what I Mean DRIFTERS
Up on the roof DRIFTERS
Hungry Like the Wolf  DURAN DURAN
Girls on  Film  DURAN DURAN
Hurricane BOB DYLAN
Rainy Day Women Nos 12 & 35 BOB DYLAN
Wig Wam  BOB DYLAN

O
D
E
Seventh Son GEORGIE FAME
Yeh Yeh   GEORGIE FAME
Out of Time   CHRIS FARLOWE
Ride on Baby CHRIS FARLOWE
A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall BRYAN FERRY
Let the Sunshine In FIFTH DIMENSION
Go Where you Wanna go  5TH DIMENSION
Bottle of Wine FIREBALLS
Beach Baby FIRST CLASS
Fire FIVE BY FIVE
Westbound No 9 FLAMING EMBER
The Message  GRANDMASTER FLASH
White Lines  GRANDMASTER FLASH
Nothing But A Heartache FLIRTATIONS
Someone out there FLIRTATIONS
Big Bird EDDIE FLOYD
Hocus Pocus FOCUS
Sylvia FOCUS
Tell it to the Rain   FOUR SEASONS
Love Ship  FOX
Touch Me
SAMANTHA FOX
Get Off FOXY
Chelsea Dagger FRATELLIS
Hey Hey Bunny JOHN FRED & PB BAND
Green Door
  WYNDER K FROG
F
G

H

Vehicle   IDES OF MARCH
White Wedding BILLY IDOL
Always There INCOGNITO f Joclyn Brown
Win Place or Show   INTRUDERS
Take some time out for love ISLEY BROTHERS
Shout ISLEY BROTHERS
My Man-  Sweet Man  MILLIE JACKSON
Tell mama ETTA JAMES
Little old lady from Pasadena JAN AND DEAN
Somebody to love JEFFERSON AIRPLANE
My Pledge of Love  JOE JEFFREY GROUP
Karate Boogaloo JERRY O
Airport JIGSAW
Wives and Lovers JACK JONES
Who Do Ya Love JUICY LUCY
Reach out to your Fellow Man Jnr CAMPBELL
Shake & Fingerpop Jnr WALKER & ALLSTARS
Sliced Tomatoes JUST BROTHERS
J

Bye Bye Blues BERT KAEMFERT
Moon Over Naples BERT KAEMFERT
Boys Cry   EDEN KANE
Lambada KAOMA
All Summer Long KID ROCK
What is Soul BEN E KING
Let it all hang out JONATHAN KING
Victoria  KINKS
Veronica Sorry
PETER KOELEWIJN
Autobahn  KRAFTWERK
Lady Marmalade  PATTI LABELLE
Radio Africa
LATIN QUARTER
Communication Breakdown
   LED ZEPPELIN
It's that time of the year
LEN BARRY
Such a Cad
  LES BAROQUES
Mister Bang Bang Man
LITTLE HANK
In the Midnight Hour
LITTLE MAC & BOSS
SNDS
Here Comes the Judge   SHORTY LONG
Function at the Junction
SHORTY LONG
What shall we do with a Drunken Sailor   LOVE
A Day Without Love    LOVE AFFAIR
Bringing on back the good times
LOVE AFFAIR
Sabre dance
LOVE SCULPTURE
Boat that I row
LULU
Man Who Sold the World
LULU
Tossin and Turnin
LULU
Call me
    LULU 
I'm Gonna Run Away From You  TAMI LYNN
K

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        Pop Music  'M' (Robin Scott)
        Night Boat to Cairo
MADNESS
        Du
(You)      
PETER MAFFAY
Here comes the Judge
MAGISTRATES
Heartache avenue
MAISONETTES
I Saw Her Again
MAMAS AND PAPAS
Words of Love
MAMAS AND PAPAS
Sudden Life   MAN
Philly Dog
HERBIE MANN
Monya
ROBERTO MANN & SINGERS
Loving you has made me bananasGUY MARKS
Bad boys
BOB MARLEY
A Day without Love
MARMALADE
Reflections of My Life
MARMALADE
Wait For Me Mary-Ann
  MARMALADE
You can't love me in the Midnight Mour

      ANN MASON f LITTLE MAC & BOSS SNDS
Heatwave
MARTHA & VANDELLAS
My Baby Must Be a Magician   MARVELLETES
We got to have Peace
CURTIS MAYFIELD
Lets live it up
MARVIN GAYE
It takes two
MARVIN GAYE & KIM WESTON
As Years Go By   MASHMAKKAN
Fever  McCOYS
Respectable
MEL & KIM
Backfield In Motion
MEL AND TIM
Coming Home Baby
MEL TORME
Devil with the Blue dress MITCH RYDER & DW
That driving beat
WILLIE MITCHELL
Everything's alright
MOJOS
Girls   MOMENTS & WATNAUTS
Cloud Nine
MONGO SANTAMARIA
Some Kinda Fun
CHRIS MONTEZ
The More I see you
CHRIS MONTEZ
There will never be another you CHRIS MONTEZ
Touch of Velvet, Sting of Brass   MOOD MOSAIC
A singer in a Rock'n'roll band  MOODY BLUES
Underdog  GIORGIO MORODER
Sock it To Em Soul Brother  BILL MOSS
Airport  MOTORS
Wild Tiger Woman
MOVE
Alright, Alright, Alright  MUNGO JERRY
Baby Jump
MUNGO JERRY
Long Legged Woman   MUNGO JERRY
Gonna change the world
MATT MUNRO

M
       
This Flight Tonight
NAZARETH
Open My Eyes  NAZZ
Morning Girl   NEON PHILHARMONIC
Run Baby Run  NEWBEATS
America
NICE
Karelia's Five Bridges Suite
NICE
Rainbow Chaser
NIRVANA
Love is All Right (the Horse) CLIFF NOBLE
N
            Watch'cha gonna do
PATRICIA PAAY
            Something Here in Heart  PAPER DOLLS
I love how you love me
PARIS SISTERS
No no no
DAWN PENN
I Know a Place   PETULA CLARK
Peace
PETER
Who is the Doctor
JON PERTWEE
Everybody needs somebdy WILSON PICKETT
Land of 1000 Dances
WILSON PICKETT
She's Looking Good
WILSON PICKETT
Here comes the judge PIGMEAT MARKHAM,
Gimme Dat Ding
PIPKINS
Ca Plane Pour Moi
PLASTIC BERTAND
Early to Bed
PONY TAILS
Little Sister  ELVIS PRESLEY
Such a Night  ELVIS PRESLEY
US Male  ELVIS PRESLEY
Billy Bag
BILLY PRESTON
Hold me
P J PROBY
Niki Hoeky P J PROBY
Together
P J PROBY
P
       If you cant give me love SUZ QUATRO
       She's in love with you SUZI QUATRO
96 Tears
? & THE MYSTERIANS
Soul Bossa Nova
QUINCY JONES
Youre my best friend
QUEEN
Q
             Kind of BoyYou Can't 4get RAINDROPS
             Get Ready
RARE EARTH
I Know Im Losing you
RARE EARTH
I Just wanna Celebrate RARE EARTH
The witch
RATTLES
Can't turn you loose
OTIS REDDING
Love man
OTIS REDDING
Knock on Wood   OTIS REDDING & CARLA
I
f it feels good, do it
DELLA REESE
Heatwave  MARTHA & VANDELLAS
Nowhere to RUn  MARTHA AND VANDELLAS
Life is a Rock
REUNION
Hungry
PAUL REVERE
Kicks
PAUL REVERE
Let me
PAUL REVERE & RAIDERS
Do You Wanna Dance  CLIFF RICHARD
On the Beach
CLIFF RICHARD
Song of Joy    MIGUEL RIOS
Cuddly toy   ROACHFORD
Never everyday thingROEKS FAMLY
Around and Around
ROLL STONE
S
Carol
ROLLING STONES
Come On  ROLLING STONES
Route 66 
ROLLING STONES
Around and around
ROLL STONES
We love you
ROLLING STONES
Baby I love you
RONETTES
Be my baby
  RONETTES
What'd I Say  RONETTES
Walk Right In
ROOFTOP SINGERS
Love is the Drug
ROXY MUSIC
HUSH
BILLY JO ROYAL
Twinkle toes
ROY ORBISON
I can do it
RUBETTES
Sugar Baby Love
RUBETTES
Juke Box Jive   RUBETTES
Willy Nilly
RUFUS THOMAS
Cherry bomb
RUNAWAYS
I Saw the Light  TODD RUNDGREN
Kitsch BARRY RYAN
Magical Spiel
BARRY RYAN
I love how you love me
PAUL & BARRY RYAN
Wild One BOBBY RYDELL
R
             Smooth Operator
SADE
           You don’t know like I know
SAM & DAVE
           Wooly Bully
SAM THE SHAM
When I look into your eyes
SANTANA
Push it
SALT n PEPPA
Jingo Lo Ba
SANTANA
Hes so Fine
SANTELLS
Take off your clothes  PETER SARSTEDT
Have you ever loved somebody  SEARCHERS
Oh How Happy
SHADES OF BLUE
Jumping Jack Flash
ANANDA SHANKAR
Sway
SHAFT
I love your smile
SHANICE
Long Live Our Love SHANGRI LAS
Past Present & Future SHANGRI LAS
Remember (Walking in the Sand)  SHANGRI LAS
Keep Searchin'  DEL SHANNON
Shame, Shame, Shame. SHIRLEY & COMPANY
Blossom Lady
SHOCKING BLUE
Send me a Postcard
SHOCKING BLUE
Let the Good Times Roll
BUNNY SIGLER
Love Missile F-1-11
SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK
Uptight
NANCY SINATRA
Like I Do
NANCY SINATRA
Summer Wine
NANCY  & LEE  
Lady Bird  NANCY  & LEE 
Some Velvet Morning
  NANCY & LEE
She's about a mover
SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET
Lost in music
SISTER SLUDGE
We are Family
SISTER SLEDGE
Toccata
   SKY
M'Lady
SLY & FAMILY STONE
Dancin' Medley
SLY & FAMILY STONE
Tin Soldier
SMALL FACES
Hey Girl
SMALL FACES
What Ya Gonan  Do About it   SMALL FACES
I Got My Mojo Working
JIMMY SMITH
Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp    O.C. SMITH
Happiness Is Love  SONS AND LOVERS
Baby Dont Go  SONNY AND CHER
Little Man   SONNY AND CHER
Im Free  SOUP DRAGONS
Goodbye to Hollywood  RONNIE SPECTOR
Motorbiking  CHRIS SPEDDING
Gimme some living
SPENCER DAVIS GROUP
I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten
DUSTY
Summer is Over
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
How can I be sure
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
You don't own me
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
Island of Dreams
SPRINGFIELDS
Cool for Cats   SQUEEZE
Tame Me Tiger  BONNIE ST CLAIRE
Magic Carpet Ride  STEPPENWOLF
Moonlight Special
RAY STEVENS
Donald Where's Ya Troosers   ANDY STEWART
Summertime
BILLY STEWART
Hot Legs
ROD STEWART
Teach me Tiger
  APRIL STEVENS
Never Gonna Get My Love
STOCKINGTOPS
Runaway Boys
STRAY CATS
Stray Cat Strut   STRAY CATS
Its a Game  STRING DRIVEN THING
Soulful dress
SUGAR PIE DESANTO
Love to Love You Baby  DONNA SUMMER
I Live for the Sun
SUNRAYS
I hear a symphony
SUPREMES
You're no good
Swinging Blue Jeans
(You make me feel) Mighty Real  SYLVESTER
Skinhead Moon Stomp
SYMARIP
Best Part of Breaking up
SYMBOLS
S
             I Love my Radio
TAFFY
             Relight
My
Fire   TAKE THAT f LULU
             Hold On
SHARON TANDY
I Feel Love Comin' On
FELICE TAYLOR
Who's Making love
JOHNNIE TAYLOR
Wang Dang Doodle 
KOKO TAYLOR
Gotta See Jane  
    
R.DEAN TAYLOR
Love Story
NINO TEMPO & APRIL STEVENS
Deep Purple
NINO TEMPO & APRIL STEVENS
Sea of Love & Dock of the Bay 
TEMPO
& STEVENS
Aint too proud to beg
TEMPTATIONS
Show me
JOE TEX
Walking The Dog   RUFUS THOMAS
Willy Nilly   RUFUS THOMAS
Bad to the Bone  GEORGE THOROUGHGOOD
The Runner
THREE DEGREES
Alley Cat Song    DAVID THORN
Beggin
TIMEBOX
Alice Long (favourite girlfriend)
BOYCE & HART
Crimson and Clover   TOMMY JAMES & SHND'LS
Do
S
omething
T
o
M
e TOMMY JAMES & SHND'LS
54-46 was my number
TOOTS & MAYTALS
A
L
overs
'
Concerto
TOYS
I Want your Love
TRANSVISION VAMP
Baby I don’t care
TRANSVISION VAMP
Surfin Bird
TRASHMEN
Ghost Riders in the Sky
TRASHMEN
Call me number one
TREMELOES
I'll do anything
DORIS TROY
Baby, Get It On IKE & TINA TURNER
Proud Mary 
IKE & TINA TURNER
Elenore
  TURTLES
Maximum Overdrive
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Nah neh nah
VAYA CON DIOS
          
I Live for the Sun
VANITY FAYRE
Turning Japanese   VAPORS
Needle in a  Haystack
VELVELETTES
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Faves

Favourites? 
Everyone has favourites and I am no exception.  When it comes to records, songs, jingles and even commercials, I just have a few more than most.

Songs
At one of my former radio stations, Radio Caroline,  listeners are invited to contribute a Top 5 songs - I must admit I would struggle to make it 5 - I have somewhere approaching 400 favourites!

These are pretty diverse in type (my main favourite music styles are soul, rock, pop and a fision of all those. There are two reasons for this - firstly, I've been immersed in the stuff for so long, about fifty years, and secondly you will probably find that most of my favourite songs and artistes, by and large, are not the ones that regularly feature in other people's Top Fives. How many times can you hear Smoke on the Water, Stairway to Heaven or Bohemian Rhapsody. I don't dislike those songs, classics - certainly, but having heard each of them thousands of times I don't really want to hear them a few hundred more times!

        Gimme a Man After Midnight  ABBA
        I Do I Do, I Do,         ABBA
Take o Take these lips CLIFF ADAMS CHORALE
Smile and Shine
LILY ALLEN  
To Whom it concerns CHRIS ANDREWS
Crying at the Discotheque ALCAZAR
Uptown top ranking ALTHEA & DONNA
Hello Suzie   AMEN CORNER 
High in the Sky  AMEN CORNER
Bend Me Shape Me   AMERICAN BREED
Green light   AMERICAN BREED
This is the Life AMY MACDONALD
Cant get used to losing you ANDY WILLIAMS
Cant Help falling in Love ANDY WILLIAMS
Incense ANGLOS
Baby let me take you home ANIMALS
Obsession ANIMOTION
Don’t Worry  KIM APPLEBY
Resurrection shuffle  ASHTON GARDNER nDYKE

Erotica
RITA CADILLAC
Sexologie
RITA CADILLAC
Who do you think you are CANDLEWICK GREEN
Action FREDDIE CANNON
Dedication Song  FREDDIE CANNON
Comin Home baby CASEY & PRESSURE GROUP
Elmo James CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD
Finders keepers  CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD
I Cant Turn you Loose   CHAMBERS BROS
What'd I Say?  RAY CHARLES
Proud Mary   CHECKMATES
Im A Man   CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY
Oops  NEIL CHRISTIAN
I Love onions   SUSAN CHRISTIE
I wanna go back there again CHRIS CLARK
From Head to toe CHRIS CLARK
My Woprld   PETULA CLARK
Spooky   CLASSICS IV
Vietnam JIMMY CLIFF
Come up & See ME COCKNEY REBEL
A Girl Like You EDWYN COLLINS
Thunder and Lightning CHI COLTRANE
Go Like Elijah CHI COLTRANE
You were my friend CHI COLTRANE
Thunder and Lightning CHI COLTRANE
Softly Whispering i Love You  CONGREGATION
All the Love in the world CONSORTIUM
Psychotice Reaction  COUNT FIVE
Little old Man BILL COSBY
Suzi Q CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REV'
Up around the Bend  CREEDENCE  C R
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown  JIM CROCE
He's a rebel  CRYSTALS
Yesterday has gone  CUPIDS INSPIRATION
My World CUPIDS INSPIRATION
Mr Bass Man JOHNNY CYMBAL

         Catch us if U can     DAVE CLARK 5
          Everybody get together DAVE CLARK 5
Hideaway DAVE DEE DOZY BEAKY etc
Last Night in Soho DAVE DEE DOZY etc
Yankee rose DAVID LEE ROTH
I want you to be my baby BILLIE DAVIS
Tell him   BILLIE DAVIS
Death of a Clown DAVE DAVIES
Susannah's Still Alive  DAVE DAVIES
You spin me Round  DEAD OR ALIVE
Ariel DEAN FRIEDMAN
Do You Love Me
SHARIF Dean
Hush    DEEP PURPLE
Woman From Tokyo  DEEP PURPLE
Spacer
SHEILA B DEVOTION
Get Dancin DISCO TEX SEXOLETTES
Tickatoo DIZZY MANS BAND
The Show DIZZY MANS BAND
Make Me an Island  JOE DOLAN
Good Looking Woman  JOE DOLAN
Radio DOLLY DOTS
If You Hold my hand DONNA HIGHTOWER
The World today is a mess DONNA HIGHTOWER
Goo Goo Barabajagal DONOVAN & JEFF BECK
Riders on the Storm DOORS
Road House Blues DOORS
Move over darling DORIS DAY
Captain of your Heart   DOUBLE
United   DRAFFI
Baby What I Mean   DRIFTERS
Tiger JULIE DRISCOLL, BRIAN AUGER & TRINITY
Lily was here  CANDY DULFER & DAVE STWRT
Et Moi  JACQUES DUTRONC
Baby what I Mean DRIFTERS
Up on the roof DRIFTERS
Hungry Like the Wolf  DURAN DURAN
Girls on  Film  DURAN DURAN
Hurricane BOB DYLAN
Rainy Day Women Nos 12 & 35 BOB DYLAN
Wig Wam  BOB DYLAN

White Christmas JACKIE EDWARDS
Sky 
EKSEPTION
One day Like this ELBOW
Get me to the world on Time ELECTRIC PRUNES
Too much to dream ELECTRIC PRUNES
Celebration  EMERSON LAKE & PALMER
Flames ELMER GENTRYS VELVET OPERA
Little Sister ELVIS
I Get so excited  EQUALS
Give Love a Try  EQUALS
I Can see but you don’t know EQUALS
I Cant stand the rain ERUPTION
One way ticket ERUPTION & Precious Wilson
Peace Planet  EXCEPTION
Seventh Son GEORGIE FAME
Yeh Yeh   GEORGIE FAME
Out of Time   CHRIS FARLOWE
Ride on Baby CHRIS FARLOWE
A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall BRYAN FERRY
Let the Sunshine In FIFTH DIMENSION
Go Where you Wanna go  FIFTH DIMENSION
Bottle of Wine FIREBALLS
Beach Baby FIRST CLASS
Fire FIVE BY FIVE
Westbound No 9 FLAMING EMBER
The Message  GRANDMASTER FLASH
White Lines  GRANDMASTER FLASH
Nothing But A Heartache FLIRTATIONS
Someone out there FLIRTATIONS
Big Bird EDDIE FLOYD
Hocus Pocus FOCUS
Sylvia FOCUS
Tell it to the Rain   FOUR SEASONS
Love Ship  FOX
Touch Me
SAMANTHA FOX
Get Off FOXY
Chelsea Dagger FRATELLIS
Hey Hey Bunny JOHN FRED & PLAYBOY BAND
Green Door    WYNDER K. FROG
               Poupée de cire, poupée de son FRANCE GALL

                 Ilkla Moor Bah't  'at
LESLEY GARRAT
Sock it to em JB
REX GARVIN & MIGHTY CRAVERS
Peanut duck
MARSHA GEE
Girly Girly
SOPHIE GEORGE
Back home GOLDEN EARRING
Just a little bit of Peace GOLDEN EARRING
Blame it on the Bossa Nova EYDIE GORME
Living on the Front Line  EDDY GRANT
Dear Delilah GRAPEFRUIT
Deep Water GRAPEFRUIT
At The River GROOVE ARMADA
I see you baby GROOVE ARMADA
American Woman  GUESS WHO
Clap for the Wolfman  GUESS WHO
Race with the Devil
THE GUN
My Man is a Sweet Man  MILLIE JXN
Tell mama ETTA JAMES
Little old lady from Pasadena JAN AND DEAN
Somebody to love JEFFERSON AIRPLANE
My Pledge of Love  JOE JEFFREY GROUP
Karate Boogaloo JERRY O
Airport JIGSAW
Wives and Lovers JACK JONES
Who Do Ya Love JUICY LUCY
Reach out to your Fellow Man JNR CAMPBELL
Shake & Fingerpop JUNIOR WALKER 
Sliced Tomatoes JUST BROTHERS
Bye Bye Blues BERT KAEMFERT
Moon Over Naples BERT KAEMFERT
Boys Cry   EDEN KANE
Lambada KAOMA
All Summer Long KID ROCK
What is Soul BEN E KING
Let it all hang out JONATHAN KING
Victoria  KINKS
Veronica Sorry
PETER KOELEWIJN
Autobahn  KRAFTWERK
Lady Marmalade  PATTI LABELLE
Radio Africa
LATIN QUARTER
Communication Breakdown   LED ZEPP
It's that time of the year
LEN BARRY
Such a Cad
  LES BAROQUES
Mister Bang Bang Man
LITTLE HANK
In the Midnight Hour  LITTLE MAC  B.S.
Here Comes the Judge   SHORTY LONG
Function at the Junction
SHORTY LONG
What shall we do with a Drunken Sailor   LOVE
A Day Without Love    LOVE AFFAIR
Bringing on back the
LOVE AFFAIR
Sabre dance
LOVE SCULPTURE
Boat that I row
LULU
Man Who Sold the World
LULU
Tossin and Turnin
LULU
Call me
    LULU 
I'm Gonna Run Away From You  TAMI LYNN
             Kind of Boy Can't RAINDROPS
             Get Ready
RARE EARTH
I Know Im Losing you
RARE EARTH
I Just wanna Celebrate RARE EARTH
The witch
RATTLES
Can't turn you loose
OTIS REDDING
Love man
OTIS REDDING
Knock on Wood   OTIS  CARLA 
If it feels good, do it DELLA REESE
Heatwave  MARTHA & VANDELLAS
Nowhere to RUn  MARTHA AND VANDELLAS
Life is a Rock
REUNION
Hungry
PAUL REVERE
Kicks
PAUL REVERE
Let me
PAUL REVERE & RAIDERS
Do You Wanna Dance  CLIFF RICHARD
On the Beach CLIFF RICHARD
Song of Joy    MIGUEL RIOS
Cuddly toy   ROACHFORD
Never an everyday thing
ROEKS FAMILY
Around and Around
ROLLING STONEs
Carol
ROLLING STONES
Come On  ROLLING STONES
Route 66 
ROLLING STONES
Around and around
ROLLING STONES
We love you
ROLLING STONES
Baby I love you
RONETTES
Be my baby
  RONETTES
What'd I Say  RONETTES
Walk Right In
ROOFTOP SINGERS
Love is the Drug
ROXY MUSIC
HUSH
BILLY JO ROYAL
Twinkle toes
ROY ORBISON
I can do it
RUBETTES
Sugar Baby Love
RUBETTES
Juke Box Jive   RUBETTES
Willy Nilly
RUFUS THOMAS
Cherry bomb
RUNAWAYS
I Saw the Light  TODD RUNDGREN
Kitsch BARRY RYAN
Magical Spiel
BARRY RYAN
Wild One BOBBY RYDELL
        
Eighth Day
HAZEL O'CONNOR
         Down At Lulus
OHIO EXPRESS
Chewy Chewy
OHIO EXPRESS
I Love Music  O'JAYS
Love is Life    OPUS
Down by the Lazy River  OSMONDS
Havin' a Party  OSMONDS
           Watch'cha gonna do
PATTI PAAY
           Something Here  PAPER DOLLS
I love how you love me
PARIS SISTERS
I love how you love me
PAUL & B
.
RYAN
No no no
DAWN PENN
I Know a Place   PET CLARK
Peace
PETER
Who is the Doctor
JON PERTWEE
Everybody needs somebody W. PICKETT
Land of 1000 Dances
WILSON PICKETT
She's Looking Good
WILSON PICKETT
Here comes the judge  PIGMEAT MKM,
Gimme Dat Ding
PIPKINS
Ca Plane Pour Moi
PLASTIC BERTAND
Early to Bed
PONY TAILS
Little Sistert  ELVIS PRESLEY
Such a Night  ELVIS PRESLEY
US Male  ELVIS PRESLEY
Billy Bag BILLY PRESTON
Hold me
P J PROBY
Niki HoekeyP J PROBY
Together
P J PROBY
             Kind of Boy
RAINDROPS
             Get Ready
    
RARE EARTH
I Know Im Losing you
RARE EARTH
I Just wanna Celebrate RARE EARTH
The witch
RATTLES
Can't turn you loose
OTIS REDDING
Love man
OTIS REDDING
Knock on Wood   OTIS REDDING & CARLA THOMAS
If it feels good, do it DELLA REESE
Heatwave  MARTHA & VANDELLAS
Nowhere to RUn  MARTHA AND VANDELLAS
Life is a Rock
REUNION
Hungry
PAUL REVERE
Kicks
PAUL REVERE
Let me
PAUL REVERE & RAIDERS
Do You Wanna Dance  CLIFF RICHARD
On the Beach CLIFF RICHARD
Song of Joy    MIGUEL RIOS
Cuddly toy   ROACHFORD
Never an everyday thing
ROEKS FAMILY
Around and Around
ROLLING STONEs
Carol
ROLLING STONES
Come On  ROLLING STONES
Route 66 
ROLLING STONES
Around and around
ROLLING STONES
We love you
ROLLING STONES
Baby I love you
RONETTES
Be my baby
  RONETTES
What'd I Say  RONETTES
Walk Right In
ROOFTOP SINGERS
Love is the Drug
ROXY MUSIC
HUSH
BILLY JO ROYAL
Twinkle toes
ROY ORBISON
I can do it
RUBETTES
Sugar Baby Love
RUBETTES
Juke Box Jive   RUBETTES
Willy Nilly
RUFUS THOMAS
Cherry bomb
RUNAWAYS
I Saw the Light  TODD RUNDGREN
Kitsch BARRY RYAN
Magical Spiel
BARRY RYAN
Wild One BOBBY RYDELL
            
Smooth Operator
SADE
           You don’t know like I know
SAM & DAVE
           Wooly Bully
SAM THE SHAM
When I look into your eyes
SANTANA
Push it
SALT n PEPPA
Jingo Lo Ba
SANTANA
Hes so Fine
SANTELLS
Take off your clothes  PETER SARSTEDT
Have you ever loved somebody  SEARCHERS
Oh How Happy
SHADES OF BLUE
Jumping Jack Flash ANANDA SHANKAR
Sway
SHAFT
I love your smile
SHANICE
Long Live Our Love SHANGRI LAS
Past Present & Future SHANGRI LAS
Remember (Walking in the Sand)  SHANGRI LAS
Keep Searchin'  DEL SHANNON
Shame, Shame, Shame. SHIRLEY & COMPANY
Blossom Lady
SHOCKING BLUE
Send me a Postcard
SHOCKING BLUE
Let the Good Times Roll
BUNNY SIGLER
Love Missile F-1-11
SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK
Uptight
NANCY SINATRA
Like I Do
NANCY SINATRA
Summer Wine
NANCY  & LEE  
Lady Bird  NANCY  & LEE 
Some Velvet Morning
  NANCY & LEE
She's about a mover
SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET
Lost in music
SISTER SLUDGE
We are Family
SISTER SLEDGE
Toccata
   SKY
M'Lady
SLY & FAMILY STONE
Dancin' Medley
SLY & FAMILY STONE
Tin Soldier
SMALL FACES
Hey Girl
SMALL FACES
What Ya Gonan  Do About it   SMALL FACES
I Got My Mojo Working JIMMY SMITH
Happiness Is Love  SONS AND LOVERS
Baby Dont Go  SONNY AND CHER
Little Man   SONNY AND CHER
Im Free  SOUP DRAGONS
Goodbye to Hollywood  RONNIE SPECTOR
Motorbiking  CHRIS SPEDDING
Gimme some living
SPENCER DAVIS GROUP
I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten DUSTY
Summer is Over DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
How can I be sure DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
You don't own me
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
Island of Dreams
SPRINGFIELDS
Cool for Cats   SQUEEZE
Tame Me Tiger  BONNIE ST CLAIRE
Magic Carpet Ride  STEPPENWOLF
Moonlight Special
RAY STEVENS
Donald Where's Ya Troosers   ANDY STEWART
Summertime
BILLY STEWART
Hot Legs
ROD STEWART
Teach me Tiger
  APRIL STEVENS
Never Gonna Get My Love
STOCKINGTOPS
Runaway Boys
STRAY CATS
Stray Cat Strut   STRAY CATS
Its a Game  STRING DRIVEN THING
Soulful dress
SUGAR PIE DESANTO
Love to Love You Baby  DONNA SUMMER
I Live for the Sun
SUNRAYS
I hear a symphony
SUPREMES
You're no good
Swinging Blue Jeans
(You make me feel) Mighty Real  SYLVESTER
Skinhead Moon Stomp
SYMARIP
Best Part of Breaking up
SYMBOLS
             I Love my Radio
TAFFY
             Relight My Fire   TAKE THAT f LULU
             Hold On
SHARON TANDY
I Feel Love Comin' On
FELICE TAYLOR
Who's Making love
JOHNNIE TAYLOR
Wang Dang Doodle 
KOKO TAYLOR
Gotta See Jane        R.DEAN TAYLOR
Love Story
NINO TEMPO & APRIL STEVENS
Deep Purple
NINO TEMPO & APRIL STEVENS
Sea of Love & Dock of the Bay   TEMPO & STEVENS
Aint too proud to beg
TEMPTATIONS
Show me
JOE TEX
Walking The Dog   RUFUS THOMAS
Willy Nilly   RUFUS THOMAS
Bad to the Bone  GEORGE THOROUGHGOOD
The Runner
THREE DEGREES
Alley Cat Song    DAVID THORN
Beggin
TIMEBOX
Alice Long (favourite girlfriend)
BOYCE & HART
Crimson and Clover   TOMMY JAMES & SHND'LS
Do Something To Me TOMMY JAMES & SHND'LS
54-46 was my number
TOOTS & MAYTALS
A Lovers' Concerto
TOYS
I Want your Love
TRANSVISION VAMP
Baby I don’t care
TRANSVISION VAMP
Surfin Bird
TRASHMEN
Ghost Riders in the Sky
TRASHMEN
Call me number one
TREMELOES
I'll do anything
DORIS TROY
Baby, Get It On IKE & TINA TURNER
Proud Mary 
IKE & TINA TURNER
Elenore
  TURTLES
Maximum Overdrive
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Jingles

Turning to jingles, these are usually crafted so that they become an ear worm and people DO love to hear them. What does irk me is that so many people  in radio really flog to death the same old, same old.  I adored the PAMS  Jet Set series (they have "the fastest thing in the air" tagged onto every ID) #27 that were first heard in 1964 but it does get a bit tedious after a while. Indeed, if I'm honest, many jingles are also a little bit annoying after so many thousands of hearings.

Most UK produced radio jingles are just too 'wishy washy'; they have little drive or real enthusiasm and some can sound excruciating after a while.  The jingles I love are 'proper jingles', with sung IDs and loud but lush, brass-laden orchestration. 

There are one or two jingles that I don't ever seem to tire of - one is sung by a Dutch singer, Patricia Paay, and is one of a couple that she recorded for Radio Veronica in 1970. It just evokes that time and some lovely memories, perhaps for you too?






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