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

Free, All Right Now

Today's Transcript:

'Never Forget' should have been Take That's last single, but they then released 'How Deep Is Your Love', which was originally a hit for the Bee Gees. The Bee Gees were famous for having big hair and big teeth. Big teeth is also a characteristic of lions and tigers which live in the wild. 'Wild Thing' was a 1966 hit for The Troggs, whose singer Reg Presley also wrote 'Love Is All Around', which was a hit for Wet Wet Wet from the soundtrack of the film 'Four Weddings And A Funeral, which starred Hugh Grant. Hugh Grant was caught in controversy in 1998 with hooker Divine Brown. Divine Brown shares the same surname as Gordon Brown, who's the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister lives at no10. Ten is the amount of years in a decade, which is one tenth of a century, which is one tenth of a millenium. 'Millenium' was a hit for Robbie Williams, who used to go out with Nicole Appleton, who's now with Liam Gallagher, who used to be with Patsy Kensit, who was married to Jim Kerr, who wrote a song about Nelson Mandela's incarceration, but he's free so it's all right now, which links to Free and 'All Right Now'.

Flaws:

Problem-free today.

Tedious Facts:

Released - June 1970

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

Black Box, Ride On Time

Today's Transcript:

'All Right Now' was the only record played yesterday that met with musical acceptance from guest Jeremy Clarkson. Jeremy Clarkson is famous for driving fast cars. 'Fast Car' was a hit for Tracy Chapman, who also sang 'Baby Can I Hold You Tonight', which was covered by Boyzone. Boyzone included Keith Duffy, who went on to play Kieran in 'Coronation Street'. 'Coronation Street' is set in Weatherfield and filmed in Manchester. Manchester is the home city of Terry Christian, who used to present 'The Word', where Jo Whiley used to be a researcher, along with Zoe Ball. Zoe Ball shares the same surname as Michael Ball, who plays for Manchester City. Manchester City are managed by Sven Goran Eriksson, who used to manage Italy. Italy is famous for spaghetti and scooters, and when you think of great music to come out of Italy you think of Black Box, which links to Black Box and 'Ride On Time'.

Flaws:

Seamless once again.

Tedious Facts:

Released - August 1989

Highest UK Chart Position - #1

Dave last linked to this track just six months ago, in May.
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Today's Tedious Link:

Placebo, Pure Morning

Today's Transcript:

A black box flight recorder is crucial for analysis in a plane crash. 'Crash' was a hit for the Primitives, who were from Coventry. Coventry are managed by Ian Dowie, who played football for Northern Ireland, who have failed to qualify for Euro 2008. Euro 2008 is taking place in Switzerland and Austria. Austria is where Arnold Schwarzenegger is from, and he's now the Mayor of California. California, first name Dani, is a character in the TV show 'californication' the makers of which are being sued by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Peppers come in three main colours, green, yellow and red, just like traffic lights, which are what you'd find on a road. 'Road Rage' was a hit for Catatonia, whose singer Cerys Matthews is in 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here', which a couple of years ago featured East 17's Brian Harvey. Brian Harvey shares the same first name as Brian Molko of Placebo, which links to Placebo and 'Pure Morning'.

Flaws:

All fine today.

Tedious Facts:

Released - August 1998

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

Kaiser Chiefs, I Predict A Riot

Today's Transcript:

Placebo are fronted by Brian Molko. If you add an extra 'O' to 'Molko' you get 'Moloko', who are a band whose singer is called Roisin Murphy. Murphy is a popular surname in Ireland. Ireland is where The Corrs are from, and they had lots of hits including 'Runaway'. If you remove an 'A' from 'runaway' you get 'runway', which is something you'd expect to find at an airport, along with planes. Planes have wings, as do pigeons, eagles and tits. 'Tits' rhymes with 'mitts', which are what you wear on your hands when it's cold. Coldplay's first single was titled 'Shiver'. 'Shiver' rhymes with 'liver', which is sometimes served with bacon. Bacon comes from pigs, which is also street slang for police, who deal with riots. If you were psychic and could predict a riot situation you might say "I predict a riot", which links to the Kaiser Chiefs and 'I Predict A Riot'.

Flaws:

Nothing to report.

Tedious Facts:

Released - November 2004

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

Spice Girls, 2 Become 1

Today's Transcript:

'Riot' is an anagram of 'trio', which is how you describe a musical group of three people or a chocolate biscuit from the 1980s. The 1980s is a decade that took its toll heavily on Steve Strange. Strange is how you might describe the paranormal and ghosts and stuff. Ghosts and stuff is the area of expertise of Yvette Fielding, who'll be joining us tonight in Liverpool. Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez looks to be on his last legs at Anfield, which is sad news. 'Sadness Part 1' was a big hit for Massive Attack. Massive attack is how you might describe Everton's 7-1 demolition of Sunderland on Saturday. The word 'Saturday' contains eight letters. Eight minus three is five, which is how many members there are in the Spice Girls, which links to the Spice Girls and '2 Become 1'.

Flaws:

Seamless link.

Tedious Facts:

Released - December 1996

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

The Beatles, A Hard Day's Night

Today's Transcript:

Spice Girl Victoria is married to footballer David Beckham, who used to play for Real Madrid. Madrid is the capital of Spain, which is where you'd go if you were a big fan of tapas. 'Tapas' is an anagram of 'pasta', which normally contains flour and eggs. 'Egg' rhymes with 'leg', which is normally an option when eating chicken. Chickens are rubbish at flying. 'Flying' was a hit for Cast, who were from Liverpool, which is where we are today. Today comes after yesterday. 'Yesterday' was a hit for the Beatles, which links to the Beatles and 'A Hard Day's Night'.

Flaws:

Fresh pasta usually contains eggs, but dried pasta, the most commonly used type, does not.

Tedious Facts:

Released - July 1964

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

Stone Roses, Waterfall

Today's Transcript:

Beatles legend Paul McCartney is currently going through a divorce from Heather Mills. Heather Mills shares the same surname as Scott Mills, who likes wine, which is made from grapes. Grapes grow on a vine, as do tomatoes. Tomatoes are a good thing to have in your greenhouse, and people who live in greenhouses shouldn't throw stones. Stones that are rolling tend not to gather moss. Moss, first name Kate, is a model who used to go out with Pete Docherty, who was in the Libertines with carl Barratt. Carl Barratt shares the same first name as Dr Carl Kennedy, who will soon be playing the same venue as we were in on Tuesday night. Tonight we're at another venue in Manchester, and when you think of bands from Manchester you think of the Stone Roses, which links to the Stone Roses and 'Waterfall'.

Flaws:

Once again problem-free.

Tedious Facts:

Released - January 1992

Highest UK Chart Position - #27
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Today's Tedious Link:

The B-52s, Love Shack

Today's Transcript:

Stone Roses guitarist John Squire went on to fotm the Seahorses, who had a hit with 'Love Is The Law'. Law, first name Denis, is a Scottish footballer who played for Manchester United and Manchester City. Manchester city play their home matches at the City of Manchester Stadium, and Manchester is where we were on Friday, when we finally received some sweet and sour king prawn balls. Prawns have a shell, and other creatures that have shells include crabs and lobsters. Lobsters tend to be the most expensive thing on the menu. The word 'menu' originates in France, as does the eating of horse. Horses were an important mode of transport in the olden days. In the olden days there was lots of disease, and the poor lived on a diet of rats and porridge. Porridge is made from oats. Oates, first name John, was one half of Hall & Oates. Hall & Oates are from America, as are the B-52s, which links to the B-52s and 'Love Shack'.

Flaws:

Not sure exactly what period in history Dave was referring to when he declared that people "lived on rats and porridge", but we'll say seamless.

Tedious Facts:

Released - March 1990

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

Michael Jackson, Thriller

Today's Transcript:

The B-52s are from Athens in Georgia, which is probably named after Athens in Greece. Greece is a country where houmous is popular, which is good served with pitta bread. 'Pitta' rhymes with 'sitar', which is a type of Indian guitar popular with the band Kula Shaker. Shaker is a word associated with a style of cabinets for the kitchen. The kitchen is where most people keep their fridge. Fridge was the nickname of American football player William Perry, who played for the Chicago Bears. Bears can be ferocious when they attack. Attack is apparently the best form of defence, while 'Best Defence' was a comedy movie starring Dudley Moore. Dudley Moore shares the same surname as Roger Moore, and I would imagine both have met Michael Jackson, which links to Michael Jackson and 'Thriller'.

Flaws:

'Pitta' really doesn't rhyme with 'sitar'.

Tedious Facts:

Released - November 1983

Highest UK Chart Position - #10
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Today's Tedious Link:

Dire Straits, Money For Nothing

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'Thriller' was taken from the album of the same name, which is still one of the best-selling albums of all time, ever. 'Ever Fallen In Love' was originally a hit for Elvis Presley, later covered by the Fine Young Cannibals. Cannibals eat people by boiling them in a big pot. 'Pot' is a word that precedes 'luck' and 'noodle'. The word 'noodle' derives from the German word 'nudle'. Germany is a large country well-known for beer and lederhosen-wearing busties. 'Busty' rhymes with 'gusty', which is how you might describe the weather in most of the UK this morning, which is probably something to do with a front. A front can be both warm and cold, a bit like the taps in your bathroom. Your bathroom is probably the firt place you go in the morning. 'In The Morning' was a big record for Razorlight. A razor light would enable you to shave in the dark. 'Dark' rhymes with 'mark', as in Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits, which links to Dire Straits and 'Money For Nothing'.

Flaws:

Dave declared the link seamless, but there was one major error - Elvis did not have a hit with or indeed ever sing 'Ever Fallen In Love', it was written in 1978 by Pete Shelley of The Buzzcocks, a year after Elvis passed away. I have no idea what Dave was confused with.

Tedious Facts:

Released - July 1985

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

Stereophonics, Local Boy In The Photograph

Today's Transcript:

Dire Straits were formed in Newcastle, where last night Steven Taylor rescued a point for Sam Allardyce against Arsenal, to ease or maybe even drop the pressure. 'Drop The Pressure' was a hit for Milo. Milo is also the name of one of The Tweenies, which is a favourite in children's telly. 'Telly' rhymes with 'Nelly', as in Nelly Furtado. whose first hit was 'I'm Like A Bird'. Bird poo tends to differ from that of other animals in that it's white. White is a popular colour for painting ceilings. Painting the ceiling can sometimes result in getting paint in your hair. Hair grows all over the body. 'The Body' is the nickname of model Elle MacPherson, who's from Australia. 'Australia' was a hit for the Manic Street Preachers, who are Welsh and mates with Jo Whiley. Other people who are Welsh and mates with Jo Whiley include Lostprophets, who she went to see on last year's Live Lounge tour. This year's Welsh leg is in Carmarthen, the birthplace of the Stereophonics, which links to Stereophonics and 'Local Boy In The Photograph'.

Flaws:

Some texters disputed Dave's assertion as to where the Stereophonics are from. They actually hail from Cwmaman, and it sounded to me like Dave said Carmarthen, which is a completely different place - but it could just have been his poor Welsh pronunciation.

Tedious Facts:

Released - February 1998

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

Third Eye Blind, Semi-Charmed Life

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'Local Boy In The Photograph' was taken from the Stereophonics album 'Word Gets Around'. 'Around The World in 80 Days' is something you'd associate with Phileas Fogg. Fog is a form of weather a bit like mist. 'Mist' is an anagram of 'mitts', which is what you'd wear on your hands. 'Hands' rhymes with 'bands', which is what Michael Eavis has to book a lot of for the Glastonbury festival. Glastonbury takes place in a field in Somerset. 'Somerset' shares many of the same letters as 'marmoset', which is a type of monkey that was mentioned in 'The Tempest', which is a play by Shakespeare. Shakespeare lived in Stratford-upon-Avon. If you reverse the letters in 'Avon' you get 'nova', which is probably Latin for 'new'. New is a word associated with potatoes, which grow in the ground. Ground is the past tense of grind, which is what you do with coffee. Coffee is big business in America, with cities like San Francisco having loads of coffee shops. San Francisco is the city that gave us Third Eye Blind, which links to Third Eye Blind and 'Semi-Charmed Life'.

Flaws:

Once again the link was pronounced seamless on air, but there was one problem: 'mist' is not an anagram of 'mitts'. Somewhat ironic that Dave got this wrong yet was correct in his Latin translation.

Tedious Facts:

Released - September 1997

Highest UK Chart Position - #37
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Today's Tedious Link:

Young MC, Know How

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If you had a third eye, you'd be a triclops. 'Triclops' sounds a bit like 'triceratops', which is one of my favourite types of dinosaur. Dinosaurs ruled the world, before the stone age. Queens of the Stone Sge are a band that Dave Grohl does some drumming for. 'Drumming' rhymes with 'humming', as in a hummingbird, which is the smallest bird in the world. The world consists of the planet Earth, which exists within the milky way. 'Milky' is a word associated with cows. Cowes is on the Isle of Wight, which is good to go to on a ferry. 'Ferry' rhymes with 'berry', which might grow on a bush or tree. Trees are a good source of wood. Wood, first name Victoria, is a comedian from Lancashire. Lancashire is famous for cheese, and if you told a famous Lancastrian that they made nice cheese they'd say "I know", which links to Young MC and 'I Know'.

Flaws:

The main flaw today would be that Dave got the title of his track wrong; the actual link was seamless.

Tedious Facts:

This song has never been released as a single in the UK.
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Today's Tedious Link:

The Hives, Hate To Say I Told You So

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Young is the opposite of old, which is a good quality in whisky. Whisky is made in places like Scotland and Ireland and aged in barrels made of oak. Oak is a type of tree that you might find in a forest. Forrest Whittaker is a famous actor who was in 'Forrest Gump' with Tom Hanks. If you swap the last letter of 'Hanks' for a 'Y' you get 'hanky', which is something used to blow your nose. Your nose is something you shouldn't cut off to spite your face. Face is the character in 'The A-Team' played by Dirk Benedict, who was in 'Celebrity Big Brother' with Jade Goody. Jade's mum is called Jackie, who shares the same first name as Jackie Stewart, the motor racing legend. 'Legend' was the title of a 'best of' album by Bob Marley. Bob Marley's royalties must be worth a lot of money. 'Money' rhymes with 'honey', which is made by bees. Bees are kept in hives, which links to the Hives and 'Hate To Say I Told You So'.

Flaws:

Forrest Whittaker wasn't in 'Forrest Gump'.

Tedious Facts:

Released - February 2002

Highest UK Chart Position - #23
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Today's Tedious Link:

Wildchild, Renegade Master

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The Hives are from Sweden, which is where producer Rachel went at the weekend. 'The Weekend' was a hit for Michael Gray, who shares the same name as Michael Gray the footballer, who used to play for Sunderland. Sunderland play their home matches at the Stadium of Light. Light is the opposite of shade, which you might want over your head if you were on holiday in the sun. Sun can give you a tan, but you must apply cream. Cream is what you might serve with strawberries. Strawberries are sold in a punnet, which shouldn't be mistaken for a pundit, which is what Alan Shearer is on 'Match Of The Day'. 'Match Of The Day' is on every Saturday night. 'Saturday Night' was a hit for Whigfield, who was Danish. Danish is a word you'd associate with pastries, which the Continentals like to eat for breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Day follows night, and a knight of a different type is what you might find atop a horse. Wild horses are so-called because they live in the wild. If you add the word 'child' to the word 'wild' you get Wild Child, which links to Wildchild and 'Renegade Master'.

Flaws:

Many people pointed out that the opposite of light is in fact dark.

Tedious Facts:

Released - October 1995

Highest UK Chart Position - #11

Dave last linked to this track just four months ago, in August.
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Today's Tedious Link:

Fun Lovin' Criminals, Scooby Snacks

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'Renegade Master' was remixed by Fatboy Slim. 'Slim' rhymes with 'Jim', as in Jim Rosenthal, who does ITV sport. If you remove the first letter of 'sport' you're left with 'port', which is left in the world of nautical navigation. Nautical navigation has probably been replaced now by satellite navigation, which is done from space. Space is always dark, a bit like Scandinavia in winter. Winter, first name Geoff, is a famous retired referee. Referees traditionally used to wear black. Black had a hit with 'Wonderful Life'. Lifeguards are in charge of making sure people don't drown at the swimming baths. Swimming baths smell of chlorine, which is a gas that features on the periodic table, along with helium. Helium balloons are fun. Fun is a word associated with many bands, including the Fun Lovin' Criminals, which links to Fun Lovin' Criminals and 'Scooby Snacks'.

Flaws:

Seamless link.

Tedious Facts:

Released - August 1996

Highest UK Chart Position - #22
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Today's Tedious Link:

Chesney Hawkes, The One And Only

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Scooby Doo and the rest of his gang ride around in the Mystery Machine. Rage Against The Machine had a hit with 'Bulls On Parade'. A parade is somewhere that you might expect to see a marching band. Marching bands are normally made up of brass instruments such as tubas and cornets. Cornets of a different type are what you get from the ice-cream man. Duncan Bannatyne used to be an ice-cream man, but now he's a gazillionaire on 'Dragon's Den'. Den is the character in 'Eastenders' played by Leslie Grantham. Grantham is a town in Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire is famous for making sausages, and in that respect shares something in common with Cumberland, which is now called Cumbria. Cumbria shares a border with Scotland. Scotland voted at the weekend to make Leon Jackson the 'X-Factor' winner. Winner is the opposite of loser. 'Loser' was a hit for Beck. Beck is also a Danish striker who has floppy hair like Chesney Hawkes, which links to Chesney Hawkes and 'The One And Only'.

Flaws:

Nothing to report.

Tedious Facts:

Released - February 1991

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

Blur, Country House

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'The One And Only' was written by Nik Kershaw, who had many hits in the 80s, one of the most famous being 'The Riddle'. If you like to speak in riddles you might be described as being a 'riddler'. The Riddler was a character in 'Batman'. Batman's sidekick was called Robin. A robin is a type of bird famous for its red breast. Breast is an option in the world of eating poultry. Poultry is the area of expertise of Bernard Matthews. Bernard Matthews shares the same first name as Bernard Sumner, who's the lead singer in New Order. Order is what you have to do in a restaurant to get your food. Food is the name of the record label that had on its roster Blur, which links to Blur and 'Country House'.

Flaws:

All fine today.

Tedious Facts:

Released - August 1995

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

Bing Crosby, White Christmas

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Blur's Damon Albarn is one of the people behind Gorillaz. Gorillaz had a big hit with 'Clint Eastwood', who's the actor who starred in the Dirty Harry movies and is the mayor of the Californian town Carmel. If you add an extra 'A' to 'Carmel' you get 'caramel', which is nice with chocolate. 'Chocolate Salty Balls' was a hit for Chef from 'South Park', while 'Chocolate' was a hit for Snow Patrol. Snow is a Canadian rapper who had a hit with 'Informer'. An informer is someone who might be of use to the police. The Police were a band whose singer was Sting. If you remove the first letter of 'sting' you get 'ting', which is street slang for 'thing'. Thing was a member of the Addams Family. 'Addams' Groove' was a hit for MC Hammer. MC Hammer is a man of the cloth, which means he's going to be busy this Christmas, like bookies who will have to pay out if it's a white Christmas, which links to Bing Crosby and 'White Christmas'.

Flaws:

Apparently Clint Eastwood is no longer the mayor of Carmel.

Tedious Facts:

Released - December 1977

Highest UK Chart Position - #5

This song is named by the Guinness Book of Records as the best-selling single of all time. Bing Crosby originally recorded it in 1942, before there was a UK singles chart. It was re-released in 1977 following his death in October of that year, when it charted in the UK for the first time.
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Today's Tedious Link:

Dodgy, Good Enough

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Bing Crosby is now sadly dead, and in that respect shares something in common with Henry VIII. If you had an eighth and then added another eighth you'd have a quarter, and if you multiply a quarter by four you get a whole. 'Whole Again' was a hit for Atomic Kitten's original lineup, which included Kerry Katona. Kerry Katona used to be married to Bryan McFadden from westlife. Bryan McFadden is now with Delta Goodrem, who used to be in 'Neighbours', as did Kylie Minogue. 'Kylie' rhymes with 'Filey', which is somewhere you might like to enjoy fish and chips by the sea. The sea can be perilous if you're a fisherman. A fisherman might wear a hat, which are also things that Elton John likes to wear on his head. If you swap the first letter of 'head' for an 'L' you get 'lead', which is what they used to put in the water. Water is something you need to be careful in foreign countries as it can make you feel a bit dodgy, which links to Dodgy and 'Good Enough'.

Flaws:

Nobody ever put lead in water. It was the use of lead pipes that used to make water dangerous.

Tedious Facts:

Released - August 1996

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

Wham!, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go

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Dodgy were made up of three blokes, one of whom, the drummer, had brown hair. Brown is the surname that links singers Jocelyn and James. James Brown famously went to prison. Prisons are apparently overcrowded and they might have to put baddies onto prison ships. Ships are where you'd expect to find anchors and ropes. Ropes are traditionally made in damp places like caves. Caves are an ideal home for bats. Bats are used in cricket, and I would imagine someone like Ian Botham has loads of bats at his house. 'House' rhymes with 'mouse', and there was a mouse yesterday in our cupboard, which had to be cleared out by Rachel and Aled. Rachel and Aled both live in London and like dancing, and in that respect share something in common with George Michael who used to be in Wham!, which links to Wham! and 'Wake Me Up Before You Go Go'.

Flaws:

Seamless link.

Tedious Facts:

Released - May 1984

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

Weezer, Buddy Holly

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Wham! made history in 1985 when they became the first Western pop group to play in Communist China. 'China In Your Hand' was a hit for T'Pau. T'Pau took their name from a character in 'Star Trek'. Trek is a word associated with ponies, which are like small horses. Some of the smallest horses in the world come from the Shetland islands, which are located off the north coast of Scotland. Scotland is where Craig Logan is from, who was on 'Strictly Come Dancing' this year along with Brendan Cole, who sat opposite me on a flight to Mexico. Mexico is a country where they like to wear hats. 'Hats' is an anagram of 'tash', which is something that Magnum PI was famous for. Magnum PI had a famous friend called Biggins who had scary Dobermann dogs. Dobermanns come from Germany, as does Boris Becker. Boris Becker made his name at Wimbledon, which takes place in the summer, which is a bad time of year for for allergy sufferers. If you suffer from allergies you might get out of breath and be described as a wheezer, which links to Weezer and 'Buddy Holly'.

Flaws:

Watertight.

Tedious Facts:

Released - May 1995

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

Wu-Tang Clan, Gravel Pit

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Buddy Holly died in a plane crash, and his passing was referred to by Don McLean as 'the day the music died' in his song 'American Pie'. 'American Pie' was also the title of a movie famous for a scene involving an apple pie. Apple pie is good with ice-cream or custard. Custard is made primarily from milk and eggs. Eggs come from chickens, which seem to be the obsession of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, who's mates with Gordon Ramsey. Gordon Ramsey is good at running, having done the London Marathon several times. 'Times Like This' was a big hit for the Foo Fighters, who took their name from a term used during the Second World War. A rap war has been going on in America between the East Coast and West Coast crews, and one of the biggest names in East Coast rap is the Wu-Tang Clan, which links to Wu-Tang Clan and 'Gravel Pit'.

Flaws:

The Foo Fighters song is 'Times Like These', not 'This'.

Tedious Facts:

Released - November 2000

Highest UK Chart Position - #6
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The Shamen, Ebeneezer Goode

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A gravel pit is a large hole in the ground full of diggers, and in that resepct is very similar to a quarry. The Quarrymen was the name of the Liverpool group founded by John Lennon, that would eventually evolve into The Beatles. The Beatles' other main songwriter was Paul McCartney, who was on with Edith Bowman just before Christmas. Christmas is an annual festival that celebrates the birth of Jesus in a manger. If you swap the first letter of 'manger' for a 'D' you get 'danger', which is normally represented by the colour red. Red squirrels are indigenous to this country, but are being barged out by the not so nice grey squirrel. Squirrels have bushy tails and like to eat nuts. Nuts can be a problem for those with allergies, and they might have a reaction that sends them into a state of shock, which is why they don't give you complimentary peanuts on flights anymore, which is a shame. If you take the word 'shame' and add an extra 'N' onto the end you get 'shamen', which links us to The Shamen and 'Ebeneezer Goode'.

Flaws:

Jesus wasn't exactly born in a manger, rather placed into one after birth, but that's a mere technicality.

Tedious Facts:

Released - September 1992

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

The Waterboys, The Whole Of The Moon

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If you swap the 'H' in 'Shamen' for a 'T' you get 'stamen', as in the part of a flower. Tim Flowers used to play for Blackburn, who yesterday beat Bolton 2-1. 1 and 2 are numbers that you might say while mic-testing onstage at a concert or live music event, like Radio 1's Big Weekend, which last year took place in Preston. Preston is where the first ever stretch of motorway in this country was built. Building is what you do if you're a builder, like Bob. Bob the Builder shares the same first name as Bob Holness, who used to present 'Blockbusters'. 'Blockbusters' featured a tricky round called the Gold Run. Run is what people like Paula Radcliffe do. when she trains for the marathon. Marathon is the old name for the chocolate bar now called Snickers, which rhymes with 'knickers', which are what girls wear. If girls didn't wear knickers and showed their bottom it would be called a moon, which links to the Waterboys and 'Whole Of The Moon'.

Flaws:

Seamless link.

Tedious Facts:

Released - November 1985

Highest UK Chart Position - 26

This track was re-released in April 1991, when it reached the much more respectable chart position of 3. The song is about people who inspired writer Mike Scott, including CS Lewis and Prince.
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It’s a tiny change - probably done in house. Nowhe[…]