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Pop Music Interest Group Keep on Groovin'

10th May 2020

Not to be daunted by the lockdown, the Pop Music Interest Group has embraced technology to keep going. In late March we each submitted our favourite songs for the theme "What, Where, When, Why?" (Song title or Artist name). A list of the songs was published and we all played the songs at the same time on Spotify or YouTube, coordinated on WhatsApp. We then voted for our favourite three songs (excluding our own choices) and you can see our Top 20 chart below.

"What, Where, When, Why?" Top 20

Song Artist Chart
Watcha gonna do about it Small Faces 1
When you are king White plains 2
Here, there and everywhere Beatles 3
What have they done to the rain Searchers 4
When my Little Girl is Smiling Drifters 5=
What am I doing here Moody Blues 5=
When will I see you again Three Degrees 5=
Where do you go to my lovely Peter Sarstedt 5=
What's a matter baby Timi Yuro 5=
Where did our love go Supremes 5=
When Kalin Twins 11=
That's what love will do Joe Brown & the Bruvvers 11=
When Will I be Loved Everly Brothers 13=
Why do fools fall in love Frankie Lymon & the teenagers 13=
You better, you bet Who 13=
What becomes of the broken hearted Jimmy Ruffin 13=
What's new pussycat Tom Jones 13=
What's going on Al Stewart 18=
When you walk in the room Searchers 18=
Tell me why Neil Young 18=
Who's Sorry Now Connie Francis 18=

We missed seeing each other and chatting about the songs, so in April we tried out Zoom with a theme of "Food". This was very successful and we all agreed to use that medium for the rest of lockdown. There's no chart available yet, but choices included the classic "There's a guy works down the chip shop thinks he's Elvis".

Our theme for May is "Animals and Birds, including Insects (excluding Artist is called the Beatles). I am the Walrus still qualifies for song name.

Have fun deciding what your top 3 song choices would be for each of these themes.

Roger Howe

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