Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Desert Island Discs - matching the archive

Desert Island Discs has released its searchable archive: now you too can match who would choose the same tracks as you...

Remember Rullsenberg's Desert Island Disc list? I think I'd still stick to this as reflecting memorable tracks for me, despite other favourites looming...

Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin - 54 matches including Ian McMillan, John Noakes, Lang Lang, Matthew Bourne, Dusan Greenfield, and Jack Lemmon

The River by Bruce Springsteen - 2 matches (Britt Ekland and Alan Parker)

Common People by Pulp - 5 matches (Johnny Vegas, Lynn Barber [who I vividly recall loving JC when she interviewed him], AA Gill, Stephen Frears, Fran Landesman)

Funnily, a song about suicide [Blue Oyster Cult's (Don't Fear) The Reaper], Squeeze's Labelled with Love, Echo and the Bunnymen's Never Stop, The Smiths' Ask, and The Wedding Present's Kennedy don't get a look-in.


Though other songs by Squeeze and The Smiths DO get a mention!

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