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Twixtmas Retro Runners - New Playlist Request

Hello all of you lovely runners,

Now that my 2018 Alzheimer’s Challenge is completed, I find myself with some time on my hands, because I’m not on my feet!

So without further ado, our new playlist theme is:-

The first single/track you bought/downloaded.

I’m hoping this avoids things like Orville songs, which I’m convinced are only ever bought for you and that no-one would actually buy themselves. UnfitNoMore you cannot tell me you bought Orville or any other comedy single!!!

Mr JCR and I have just chosen ours which are:-

Ride A White Swan - T Rex

Without You - Harry Nilsson

It will be interesting to see which artist comes out most popular.

Happy New Year all

JCR X

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Well done on your challenge Jan 👍. I’ve been racking my brains and I think the first single I bought was How Long by Ace

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Thanks Kim - I’m writing up my thank you roll call to all the C25Kers who supported me - it’s a long list! - Okay your first single is going on and is there already. I will have to work out when to release it...

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Mine was Only You by the Flying Pickets! Really not good running music so don’t add it to the playlist but so thought it would raise a smile 😊

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Hi Molly - the great thing about being the playlist editor is I can wield power ... - actually it may work as a cool down track, so I’m putting it in. You went to the trouble to reply, so I can at least act on it.

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I'm sorry to admit that the first single that I actually bought for myself with my own money was Don't You Want Me Baby by The Human League. If it makes the playlist I will have to sing a long to it as I run, I'm afraid.

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Oh you’re sooo young... looking at possible PCT dates too will pm later

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My first single was Living For The City by Stevie Wonder.

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Class Act - It’s in..., so far so good, no comedy records!

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Love this track. I'm going to pinch it, if I may.

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I think we are allowed to pinch them all... ;)

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Of course ☺️

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Congratulations Jan on completing the 2018 Alzheimer Challenge, the very first record I bought was for my 13th birthday was Living Doll by Cliff

Richards, incidentally my late wife who died of Alzheimer in 2010 also bought that same record back in 1959 for her 11th birthday. By the way Happy New year to you.

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Oh Al, thanks so much for telling me this, I have been astonished at how many folk have been/are affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia. Every step was worth it, to provide some funds towards the research effort. One day we will see this scourge gone. And Living Doll is most definitely in... And a very Happy New Year to you too

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Haha, this could be a good one Jan!

My first single was The Ugly Duckling by Mike Reid, bought with a 50p birthday voucher from WH Smith. Can we not count that please 😂

Instead, my first grown up single was ‘Turning Japanese’ by The Vapours. Bit fast on the bpm but could use it for interval training???

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I really hoped we wouldn’t get any comedy ones ... but I accept your plea bargaining - The Vapours are in and I have averted my eyes from Mr Mike Reid ;)

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🙏 thank you! I was only about 5 years old, so I had an excuse 🤫

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That’s a very reasonable excuse, and I think my first single (but bought for me) was ‘Lily the Pink’ - equally as gruesome, although I did hear a Pinky and Perky single on the radio the other day and shivered...

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Please, no music by Pinky or Perky, Mr Blobby or the Chipmunks.

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agreed!!

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My mum bought us Lily The Pink in French!

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OMG -in French - get you - dead posh. We being Liverpudlians only had The Scaffold’s version...

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Pinky and Perky still available here on vinyl 😂😂

And I played Lily the Pink just the other day... great song!

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Razouski has the French Lily La Rose, if you’re really interested...

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It was called “Sirop Typhon” in the French version. 😀

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This is hilarious...my first single was actually 'remember you're a womble' but that was bought by one of my big brother's so thankfully, that doesn't count either!!! Haha x

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Thankfully it doesn’t count

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That would be great, we could run like Wombles! 😂😂😂

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I’m Orinoco the lazy one...

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We’ve got costumes we could lend you! 😂 My son dressed up as a womble for the pre-Christmas fancy dress Parkrun because he was promoting the local litter picking group 😂

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😂😂😂

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🤣🤣🤣

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I think it was Maggie May by Rod Stewart. I still like it but no longer have a crush on Mr Stewart :)

Hope you are enjoying your rest!

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Hi Helen - it is in. The rest is going well, but I think I won’t mange the promised 2 weeks, - I think I have to run tomorrow - my leggings are whispering every time I pass them. Also I get a mysterious leg ache when I don’t run... Happy New Year to you

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Oh this brings back memories Jan. ...The Israelites, Desmond Dekker & the Aces.....

It was soooo cool for its time 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻

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Hi Millsie - another cool pick. I love this it’s on my Ska and Two Tone list, already - but the rhythm is perfect for my pace. What a star you are for having bought this...

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Oh yes...... Two Tone Stay Press , Ben Sherman shirts, Harrington Jackets, Crombie coat, Brogues...... cooler than cool!

A couple of years later I met my lovely husband...... a Biker Boy at the time ... ( Ive shined up that term), complete opposites in the fashion stakes. It appears it is true...., opposites do attract.

Mind you Ive also shined him up over the years....so much so he is now a bit of a lable tart 🙄

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Mine was a punk, I was more New Romantic and Glam Rock. But now I can see he would have loved to have been Beau Brummel - man he is a label freak too...

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Way back in the seventies, I spent too much money on vinyl :) I can't be sure this was my first record, but it's in my collection, and one that helps me along today, 40 years later!

"Roadrunner" by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers

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It’s in... and very appropriately named given this place

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David Bowie - Changes

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It’s definitely in

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Ronnie Lane - The Poacher. Maybe for the cool down list?

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Its in...

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😳😳 Crazy Horses by The Osmonds was my first album .

Cool For Cats by Squeeze was my first single (I think!)

I mentioned the album as I would feel disloyal to the Osmonds otherwise 🤩

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Ooh good single and good running music!

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Cool for Cats is in - I was thinking I may do an ‘iconic’ album track as one of my playlists, so when I do you needn’t feel disloyal!

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My iconic album track wouldn’t be metal or punk... so you could get a month off my noise there!

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Well... first single I bought was Creeping Death by Metallica, so I guess that’s going to be my nomination.

The first track I bought would be long since forgotten and probably not available as I used to spend my pocket money buying tapes of, mainly, Bay Area thrash metal bands before they were signed, demos and live stuff and I can’t for the life of me remember which would have been the first one... some still exist in a box in the loft... one was sold for a lot of money a few years ago when Metallica hit the charts.

The first track I owned would have been on the first album I owned, so Holidays in the Sun - Sex pistols... though this was bought for me by my Dad... and the subject of a blazing row between my parents.

The first track I bought for myself would have been on Dirk Wears White Sox, and so Cartrouble (parts 1 & 2) - Adam and the Ants.

I believe that one of yours Without you, was number 1 in New Zealand the day I was born!!!

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Mr JCR is responsible for without you, me for Ride a White Swan - did you never like normal music?

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Yeah... in fact though mine is loud and fast it’s probably closer related to classical than most of the chart stuff, thrash metal pretty much demands virtuoso guitar playing. The singing sounds rough, but no auto tune in the studio so they sound the same live. I did and do like some mainstream and I PMed my ultimate album track to you earlier.... but I’ve also seen too many artists who sound good on a recording and damn awful live. I do have a love of horror fiction and film, so that has carried over into my music though.

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Album track to follow probably late January.

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Ooh Adam & the Ants! Fab stuff UNM!

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As you know Jan...'temptation' by heaven 17 is my offering...I still absolutely love this song and can often be heard singing it somewhere around the house!! As I said earlier on in this thread, 'Remember you're a womble' ....nuff said...

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I sing that while running sometimes... usually I’m listening to a cover version but I do like the original.

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Wombles are almost as bad as Joe Dolce in my book. But Temptation an all time class song

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Love this track, Bev. I have it on one of my ‘80s running playlists.

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Ohhhh...I love it x

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I think ‘Temptation’ is one of those songs you have to sing along to waving your hands in the air. Fantastic song, got it on 7” tucked away somewhere.

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theres a few songs that make me want to wave my hands in the air and this is def one of them!! 💃🙋🏼‍♀️

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And Carol Kenyon's vocals on this were stunning - I wanted to be able to sing like her.

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Aren’t they just! I sing like her when no-one is listening (or maybe just in the same building?!) 😁

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The first record I ever bought was ‘Lay your love on me’ by Racey. Please accept my apologies for this naff blot in your playlist - and for the fact that I secretly still like it 😁

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It is the New Year and the spirit of kindliness hasn’t yes deserted this playlist editor, so you are utterly forgiven and it’s in the list!

To be honest - Joe Dolce would have got you a red card, plus anything involving children like St Winifreds School Choir. As UnfitNoMore can testify, I’m a fairly reasonable music editor ;)

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This is so embarrassing. I don’t remember buying a single, but I do remember buying the vinyl Top Gun soundtrack album with my birthday money and listening to ‘Take my breath away’ a lot. It was released in 1986 but I bought it a couple of years after 😂

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It’s in...as your first ever, but the favourite and best album track playlist may give you something to think about, I think I am doing that one next

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