Smorgasbord Summer Music Festival – Get your rock ‘n’ roll boots on with my top five picks..


This week it is time go get your feet tapping and take to the floor for some serious rock ‘n’ roll…I have hundreds of rock songs in the music folders and on tapes, vinyl and CD… and it was tough to just pick five tracks to share with you..

If I had to choose my top bands then Status Quo would definitely be on the list…here is Caroline…I dare you not to tap your feet… uploaded by Mahogany Records

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Then of course there has to be Queen with a song that gave hope to all well endowed girls in a time of skinny models….  Fat Bottomed Girls…uploaded by  Queen Official

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Two amazing artists getting together with Tearing us Apart.. Eric Clapton and Tina Turner.. fabulous…I have this on repeat….uploaded by hifi metallic

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There would not be a top five without Bruce Springsteen Dancing in the Dark uploaded by Bruce Springsteen

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And to finish this very short selection of my top picks… Creedence Clearwater Revival with Bad Moon Rising…uploaded by DRIVERATOMIC

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Thank you for tuning in and I hope it has got your heart pumping and your feet tapping… next week a little more classical…..

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Sally’s Drive Time Play List – #Music to get the Weekend Started – 1977 – Kenny Rogers and Status Quo


1977 was one of those watershed years that most of us have when we reach rock bottom and call time on a relationship or perhaps head off into the sunset for one reason or another.

It had been a turbulent two years and finally my marriage reached breaking point despite our efforts. It was a time when divorce was still frowned upon but for the first time in my life I knew that it was the best thing for both of us.

There probably was only one constant in my life during 1977 and that was my love of music. I seldom switched the radio off especially when I began living on my own.

Johnny Mathis began the year at Number One with When A Child Is Born... David Soul came next with one of the greatest break-up songs of the year and particularly poignant for me with Don’t Give Up On Us.

Others in the top spot in 1977 were Abba, The Name Of The Game and Knowing Me, Knowing You, Donna Summer, I Feel Love, Leo Sayer, When I Need You, Baccara with one of the dance hits of the summer, Yes Sir, I Can Boogie. For those wanting something to smooch to, The Manhattan Transfer gave us Chanson D’amour and Barbra Streisand with Evergreen.  As a Status Quo fan… and still am 40 years later… there was Rockin’ all over the World.

I have to say that many of the songs I listened to seemed to mirror my situation and I expect most of you can relate to that when you have experienced romantic heartbreak.

However, I have chosen a song that I have always loved and still listen to today. Kenny Rogers is one of my country idols and he certainly knew how showcase a song.

Kenny Rogers with ‘Lucille’.   Kenny Rogers Amazon

And to end on a high note another track that helps me keep moving. Status Quo with Rockin’ All Over The World.  Status Quo on Amazon

Thanks for tuning in today and there will be a request show coming up in the next few weeks. to please leave the artist and name of your favourite song in the comments.. Thanks Sally