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Old 08-03-2013, 20:36
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I do a show on a hospital radio station in Dartford and next week we're going to be embarking on a 50-hour long marathon broadcast in aid of Comic Relief.

I'll be hosting the first stint and so I'm looking for some big songs that'd be suitable for starting this big event and I hope that some of you might be able to suggest some.

The kind of songs I'm looking for are along the lines of:

Emerson Lake and Palmer - Fanfare For The Common Man
Status Quo - Rockin' All Over The World
2 Unlimited - Get Ready For This
Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For
Republica - Ready To Go

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Old 08-03-2013, 20:42
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I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Heroes - David Bowie
Lose Yourself - Eminem

I saw this - 50 motivational songs athletes listen to, you might find some inspiration here! http://blog.257sports.com/50-motivat...tes-listen-to/
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Old 08-03-2013, 20:51
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I Drove all Night by Cindi Lauper.

That sounds like a lot of fun.

I volunteer on Insight Radio (RNIB) and read newspaper articles on the breakfast show and its the best thing that I do!

Good luck and enjoy!
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Old 08-03-2013, 20:58
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Start Me Up - The Stones

Let me Entertain You - Robbie
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Old 08-03-2013, 21:19
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Pink - Get the Party Started
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Old 08-03-2013, 21:26
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All Fired Up - The Saturdays
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Old 08-03-2013, 22:27
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Start Me Up - The Stones

Let me Entertain You - Robbie
I love the rolling stones track, it's one of my favourites.

My Generation - The Who
London Calling - The Clash
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Old 08-03-2013, 22:40
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Love Bites by Halestorm: opening track from " A Strange case of"

Listen to it and you'll understand why
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Old 08-03-2013, 22:53
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Michael Jackson- Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
The Jam- Town Called Malice
Depeche Mode- Just Can't Get Enough
Florence + The Machine- Dog Days
Madonna- Holiday
Led Zepplin- Whole Lotta Love
Eurythmics- There Must Be (An Angel Playing With My Heart)
Rolling Stones- Satisfaction
Rihanna- We Found Love/Don't Stop The Music
Oasis- She's Electric
Blur- Country House
Spiller Ft Sophie Ellis Bextor- Groovejet
Lady Gaga Ft colby o'donis- Just Dance
Kate Bush- Wuthering Heights
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Old 08-03-2013, 23:08
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Ready to Start - Arcade Fire
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Old 08-03-2013, 23:15
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Right Here Right Now - Fatboy Slim.
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Old 08-03-2013, 23:50
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The Temptations - Get Ready
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:25
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I love the rolling stones track, it's one of my favourites.

My Generation - The Who
London Calling - The Clash
The Stones haven't done much since though!

Another suggestion for a startup song is

Hot Chocolate's 'Everyone's a Winner'
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Old 09-03-2013, 10:46
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Ellie Goulding- Anything Could Happen.
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Old 09-03-2013, 15:14
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Bruce Springsteen, Radio Nowhere
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Old 09-03-2013, 15:21
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'Let's Get It Started' Black Eyed Peas

'Glorious' by Andreas Johnson... you could do your opening link over the quiet bit in the first 20 or so seconds, then let the music take over.
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Old 09-03-2013, 15:24
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Not sure if its the kind of stuff you're looking for but a few of the old Rock & Roll songs have brilliant starting riffs to them
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Old 09-03-2013, 15:38
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Bonnie Tyler- Believe In Me

A bit of Euro patriotism
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Old 09-03-2013, 21:17
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Look to the nineties decade for some good music.
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Old 09-03-2013, 23:10
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Just run through each and every Britney album.
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Old 09-03-2013, 23:22
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As it's for Comic Relief you really should open with a humorous song, and the best one to start a marathon I can think of is Joy Division Oven Gloves by Half Man Half Biscuit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEag0ss9pFU
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Old 09-03-2013, 23:26
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As it's for Comic Relief you really should open with a humorous song, and the best one to start a marathon I can think of is Joy Division Oven Gloves by Half Man Half Biscuit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEag0ss9pFU
Funnily enough, I was asked to compile a list of comedy songs to play out during the marathon show and I did have HMHB listed - but it was 'Dukla Prague Away Kit' rather than the song you've suggested.

Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions, incidentally - they're a great help.
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Old 10-03-2013, 00:26
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I would play 25 Miles by Edwin Starr for my own amusement....and because it's awesome, obviously.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:24
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Funnily enough, I was asked to compile a list of comedy songs to play out during the marathon show and I did have HMHB listed - but it was 'Dukla Prague Away Kit' rather than the song you've suggested.

Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions, incidentally - they're a great help.
Another HMHB song that fits the subject (but its not a starter song) is Deep House Victims Minibus Appeal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bltadBQ3MZY
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:12
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I would play 25 Miles by Edwin Starr for my own amusement....and because it's awesome, obviously.
I agree with this. Very motivational song and best dance track ever.
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