EPISODE 125 – Spam bam thankyou ma’am


Well, hello there!

After a refreshing month in the Podcasters’ Rehabilitation Facility, we’re back with springs in our step, twinkles in our eyes, and most importantly (as far as you’re concerned), Answer Me This! Episode 125:

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Into which vessel we pour such conversational juices as:

Jason Orange
Carl Perkins
the Sugababes
John Steinbeck
psoriasis vs. cirrhosis
Voodoo Doughnut fail
Boney M x4
Columbia Law School
Duffy by proxy
the truth and Alan Titchmarsh
deuce (not the band!)
the sex life of E.M. Forster.

Plus: Olly opens up a can of whup-ass on a listener who is an even more massive pedant than Helen; Helen yearns one day to be given the sack; and Martin the Sound Man has a practical solution for all you flatulent yoga-practicing types out there.

For more solutions, practical or impractical, to YOUR QUESTIONS, send us an email to answermethispodcast@googlemail.com, or leave a voicemail on Skype ID answermethis or our question line 0208 123 5877. If you do that, we can come back next week to answer yet more of your questions, see? How splendid! See you then!

Helen and Olly

PS. Help yourself to a bit of Olly’s birth-song ‘Stand and Deliver’, why don’t you? And head to the comments to tell us what was the Number 1 song on the day you were born, too!

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45 Responses to “EPISODE 125 – Spam bam thankyou ma’am”

  1. spongebob Says:

    12 September 1984
    Stevie Wonder – I just called to say I love you – also shared my birthday with the walrus of love (RIP BARRY!!!!!)

  2. T Says:

    Mine would have been “God Save the Queen” by the Sex Pistols had it been allowed to chart, as it is wasn’t I’m burdened with “I don’t want to talk about it/The first cut is the deepest” by Rod Stewert instead. Bah!

  3. Dom from Twickenham Says:

    17th April 1995 in the UK was….
    Song: “Back for Good” by Take That
    Album: “Wake up!” by The Boo Radleys

  4. Susan Says:

    ‘Blaze Of Glory’ by Bon Jovi. Never liked it much, but it’s better than ‘Mr. Blobby’.

  5. Caroline Says:

    My Birth Number 1 was D:Ream, with “Things can only get better”. My brother has Boys II men and my sister has Simply Red. Lucky family.

  6. Docker Dave Says:

    Bit late putting this up but my birthday song 01/07/75 is school disco fave “10cc i’m not in love” bring on that slow dance i hope i dont get a boner while we are dancing feeling 😉

  7. Sarararah Says:

    Number one on the day I was born was:

    Stay Another Day by East 17 *cringe*


  8. Angela Says:

    Looking through the above list, I suddenly feel old…

    Son of My Father, by Chicory Tip.

  9. Willow Says:

    Birth song – September 16, 1973 “Delta Dawn” by Helen Reddy (of “I Am Woman” fame.) Never heard of that one, though of course I’d heard of “I Am Woman”.

  10. Abs Says:

    Mine was ” You’re The First, The Last, My Everything” by the Walrus of Love, Barry White.

    I hate Barry White.

    By the way, go to 0.28 in the “Stand and Deliver” video – I swear that’s one of the Chuckle Brothers!

  11. Brad Says:

    Paul McCartney – Pipes of Peace

  12. Mysterious Matt Says:

    Apart from the hours (number of more than specific choice of hours), I love my job. I am a high school teacher. I thoroughly recommend it if you want to feel good about the future. The kids are alright, as they say in the classics.

  13. PastyLes Says:

    Albatoss by Fleetwood Cack

  14. Amy Says:

    My birthday number 1 was apparently ‘USA For Africa – We Are The World’ which I assume was something to do with Live Aid.

    More interestingly, the number 1 album was ‘Various artist compilation – The Hits Tape 2’ which sounds absolutely stonking.

  15. Teneeka Says:

    12th March 1997
    It’s my birthday the day after you realese your next podcast!

    The Number 1 single was:
    Spice Girls – “Who Do You Think You Are / Mama”

    The Number 1 album was:
    U2 – “Pop”

    Considering I have the song on my iPod, not bad 🙂

  16. Louise Says:

    Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody” – not bad!

  17. Lisa Says:

    Number one on the 7th September 1992,

    ‘Rhythm is a Dancer’ by ‘Snap’.
    😐 cringe.

  18. Nicole Says:

    5/4/91 – The One & Only by Chesney Hawkes 🙂

  19. LimboJimbo1341 Says:

    “The Power” by Snap! What a tune.

  20. Nige from Dorset Says:

    Well mine is really cool!…

    30th March 1973…..”Cum on feel the Noize” – Slade…

    I’m happy with that….

  21. Joe from Newnham Says:

    Oh, and Olly, Stand And Deliver is one of the greatest songs of all time.

  22. Joe from Newnham Says:

    I have possibly the worst number one:

    22nd May 1995: Robson & Jerome – “Unchained Melody / The White Cliffs Of Dover”

  23. Moz Says:

    As stated on the facebook fanclub mine are….

    UK : David Essex – ‘Hold Me Close’ (dont let me go…..oh no)

    US : Neil Sedake – ‘Bad Blood’ (Never even heard of it)

  24. Kieran Says:

    Well, mine is “Working My Way Back to You” by the Detroit Spinners which I believe was the same as Helen’s one. I feel almost apologetic at not being able to add a new track…

  25. Lois Says:

    Duran Duran – The Reflex!

    What a start to life!

  26. Sophie Says:

    March 8th 1995… my birth song is Think Twice by Celine Dion. (thanks Wikipedia!)

  27. Thor Elsson Says:

    Birth Date No 1

    Maggie May – Rod Stewart

    By the Gods I abhor Rod Stewart – the freakish tartan gravel voiced twat!!!

  28. daveyhampton Says:

    Righteous Brothers – Unchained Melody.
    Oh dear lord. Although, I can see that being used for a meme though. And I do sort of like that song…

  29. Michaela Says:

    Hahaha – The song that was number 1 when I entered the world was;

    Color Me Badd – I Wanna Sex You Up…

    What a world!

  30. Jessee Says:

    Unfortunately, but to the huge amusement of my parents, the number 1 song on my birthday was “Mr Blobby” by Mr Blobby.

  31. Cormac Lawler Says:

    9th August, 1977, Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”. Tune! However, I will always grudge the fact that, in my ‘birth book’, on the theme of currently popular music, my parents put “Gary Glitter”. In 1977 for god’s sake! Even Talking Heads named an album after it! Grrr. Anyhoo, Happy Returniversary!

  32. TylerVan Says:

    April 30 1992, Right Said Fred – Deeply Dippy

  33. royston Says:

    Peter Sarstedt – “Where Do You Go To My Lovely” was the No 1 on my birthday, this link will help everyone http://www.everyhit.com/dates/

  34. akd Says:

    I remember standing up in front of P4 class with a few friends singing the “da dilly qua qua” part of “Stand and Deliver”

    Birth-song: The Sweet – Blockbuster

  35. Jenny Says:

    3rd August 1986 – Lady in Red – Chris de Burgh.

  36. Carmen Monroe Says:

    The number 1 in the charts on 16th July 1988 : Glenn Mederios – nothing gonna change my love for you

    Complete belter of a song!

  37. Kathryn Says:

    Martin is four days older than me. My #1 hit here in the US? “With a Little Luck” Paul McCartney & Wings

    Jealous? No…probably not.

  38. Ah!Belinda Says:

    8th November 1991 – The Number One single was Vic Reeves and the Wonderstuff with ‘Dizzy’.

    Fun. =) x

  39. CJ Says:

    I hate my job…Recently moved to London and it sucks azz.

  40. CMad Says:

    THANK GOD!!! I can’t do data entry without you!

  41. lardboy Says:

    Re: toasted cheese sandwiches – Cheese toasties must be made in a toastie maker and a toasted cheese sandwich is just that a cheese sandwich toasted under the grill.

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