The Top 40 Fantasies: No. 14

  1. The Real Thing (Parts1 and 2) (1969) Russell Morris
  2. If I Can’t Have You (1978) Yvonne Elliman
  3. Baby Love (1964) The Supremes
  4. Bye Bye Blackbird (1926) Gene Austin
  5. When I Dream (1979) Crystal Gayle
  6. Itchycoo Park (1967) The Small Faces
  7. I Understand (1964) Freddie and The Dreamers
  8. Somebody That I Used To Know (2011) Gotye, featuring Kimbra
  9. Knock On Wood (1966) Eddie Floyd
  10. Imagination (1940) Glenn Miller and his Orchestra, vocalist: Ray Eberle
  11. You’re No Good (1963) The Swinging Blue Jeans
  12. I’m Your Hoochie Cooche Man (1954) Muddy Waters
  13. Going Up The Country (1968) Canned Heat
  14. Jeanny (1985) Falco
  15. I Like It (1963) Gerry and The Pacemakers
  16. Each Minute Seems A Million Years (1945) Eddy Arnold
  17. Why Don’t We Do This More Often? (1941) Kay Kyser and his Orchestra, vocalists: Ginny Simms and Harry Babbitt
  18. After The Lights Go Down Low (1956) Al Hibbler
  19. You Better Run (1966) The Rascals
  20. On Second Thought (1989) Eddie Rabbitt
  21. Walkin’ In The Sunshine (1967) Roger Miller
  22. Saxophobia (1920) Rudy Wiedoeft
  23. Girls Just Want To Have Fun (1984) Cyndi Lauper
  24. There Is A Tavern In The Town (1953) The Four Aces
  25. Poor Boy (1958) The Royaltones
  26. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (1963) Peter, Paul and Mary
  27. Five Minutes More (1946) Frank Sinatra
  28. The Street Of Memories (1957) Johnnie Ray
  29. Starry Eyed (1960) Michael Holliday
  30. Too Much Of A Little Bit (1951) The Royales
  31. The Little Blue Man (1958) Betty Johnson
  32. Get Out Those Old Records (1951) Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians, vocalists: Kenny Gardner and Carmen Lombardo
  33. Why Don’t They Understand (1957) George Hamilton IV
  34. Hit And Run (1979) Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons
  35. Just Before Dawn (1963) Ned Miller
  36. My Chickashay Girl (1947) Roy Rogers
  37. When I Dream (1978) Jack Clement
  38. The Men In My Little Girl’s Life (1965) Mike Douglas
  39. MMMBop (1997) Hanson
  40. Fancy Pants (1975) Kenny

Your Side Is My Side!: Friday, 9th December, 1977

Having awoken and ventured outside to the toilet, I asked Tiki if I might revert to sleeping on what I consider to be my side of the bed. The radio’s alarm woke me at twenty-four past six to the sound of the American pianist, Floyd Cramer, playing Badfinger’s hit of 1972, “Day After Day”, on 2CH. We continued to listen to Bob Moore’s breakfast programme, both at home and in the car on the way to work.

As we travelled in light traffic, on what was a bright and sunny morning, I learned that Abba’s latest release is entitled “The Name Of The Game”. After work, Tiki deposited a further one hundred dollars in her account at the bank. This has raised its balance, which we intend to spend on a holiday in Fiji next year, to eight hundred dollars.

We dined at her parents’ after which Tiki washed the dishes while I dried. Once we had watched an edition of “Police Story”, which screens from half past eight on Channel Nine and stars Desi Arnaz Jr., “Dad” presented me with a large sprinkler to use on our lawns. He estimated that it was twenty years old and assured me that it had lost none of its effectiveness in that time.