Week 13 Run 2 – Hitting a Six

Okay,  Paula is still a problem, but slowly improving, so today I thought I’d try the run/walk method to see if I could run six kilometres. No need to rush it, just take a walking break and re-start running, the distance run is more important than time.

It’s a glorious day for it, a bit of shade and not too hot, although heaven alone knows how I will acclimatise back in Italy with 30 degrees+ and mosquitoes…

I hope to do one final run before we leave London, but with a car to pack, house to clear and some re-decorating to finish – yes F..ing and Bo..ks I mean you again, it seems a bit of wishful thinking, Therefore this is a brief post, so I don’t prevaricate before getting down to the clear down out of lockdown.

I ran, I rested, I ran again

I managed 6.09km, my first time since re-start.

It was hard, I’m hot and sweaty and my face is a rather unappealing shade of puce. In fact I’ve just checked it against the latest Dulux colour chart, I’m calling it in as Volcanic Red.

Which reminds me I need to update the runners’ colours page. And the beautiful flowers c/o Salters Hall gardens – my favourite mini oasis in the City. Soon I get to see my own lavender in Italy – yay

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Stats

6.09km run

Average Pace 6:37/km – not exactly Speedy Gonzales…

Music

Sweetie Playlist

Best track was  Cake By The Ocean – DNCE, it got me through the terrible tens…

Physio

Yes:-

  • Clams
  • Hip Flexor Things
  • Bridges
  • Squats
  • Touching Toes
  • Constipated Crabs
  • Pelvic Thrusts

 

 

Stumbling into Unknown Territory

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By no stretch of the imagination is this park hidden…

Last week I was reading about how a journalist was discovering his home city of Edinburgh – through walking as part of his lockdown exercise hour. He was describing many places and sights that had remained unseen, although he was a regular walker in his own area. As he pointed out, prior to the lockdown his other walks had never been done for the pleasure of a walk, but always as part of doing something else, such as buying a paper, going to the off-licence and so on.

With his focus on the destination and not the journey (Mr JCR will hate that last word), he realised there were many byways he didn’t know and unusual sights to discover, and that is exactly what I found today. I’ve lived, walked, work and ran in London on and off for 15 years and I discovered a hidden park, well to be frank not in the least bit hidden. Evidently, every time I’ve ran through Bunhill Fields, thinking it was a cemetery and all behind iron railings,  I’d been blinkered and  failed to notice that there was an open area of parkland in there too. We are in EC1, so the word parkland maybe stretching it a bit, if you’re thinking open savannah with Toto’s Africa playing in the background, and a gentle breeze caressing grasses –  it’s a  little bigger than your average suburban lawn, but it does have trees and Covid isolation benches and for all these years I’ve missed it.

Hmmm, I wonder what else I’ve missed? Well looking at my last post again, I’ve realised I have missed basic maths too. Half way through C25K would be Week Five JCR, not Week Four and a Half. Doh, Stupid Tart Syndrome has hit me again.

During the early hours of this morning, when I couldn’t sleep I was calculating the number of runs left to C25K graduation and the number of days in lockdown. Realistically, I will re-graduate in May, hopefully in Italy, but I’m guessing probably in the UK. If I keep to the regime, I may even graduate on my dad’s birthday, which wasn’t in the plan, as the whole family were supposed to be going to Liverpool to scatter his ashes in the Mersey and hit Chinatown for his favourite Chinese restaurant.

This leads me to wonder whether graduating on his birthday would be a good idea or not. I’m guessing our family won’t be together, because we live in different towns and countries and I have a feeling that May 19th, maybe one of the hardest runs to get through, not least because it’s the culminating run, but I have a feeling I’ll be stumbling over tears.

Still best not dwell on something you can’t control, which leads me to today’s run. Well I actually found this one harder than the other two, although the run/walk intervals are exactly the same. It was cooler today, which is generally a help, but it just didn’t work out very well. The first run interval was quite laboured, brightened up by the incredibly rare event of a motorcyclist beckoning to me continue running, even though the traffic lights were in his favour.

Ordinarily that kind of courtesy gives me a shot in the arm or legs to be more precise, but I was a bit ploddy. After the second walk interval, I was off again and the feet were leaden, but more concerningly my right hip was aching quite a bit. The hip issue stopped me from running last year – any kind of motor action such as walking/jogging or sprinting hurt significantly and on both sides. I’ve been doing my physio religiously, despite not being bendy and hating it every time, so I have a little niggling feeling that all is not well in the JCR hip front. Upside  – it is only on one side not both.

Still best not dwell on something you can’t control, I continued my run up to Upper Street to buy fish on a Friday, and a second courtesy occurred, this time a cyclist gestured me to go ahead of him. This did give me a shot in the legs and I spurted up a bit, trying to look as though I could accelerate easily, and yup Stupid Tart Syndrome hit and I stumbled across the road having tripped over my own feet.

I tried to look like Joe Cool, and focussed my attention on two guys working out in the local park, but I don’t think the cyclist was fooled for one moment as he smiled at my trip.

Still that is Week Four done and dusted, it wasn’t unknown territory at all, but it does lead me to Week Five, and things start getting interesting. Mr Smooth is going to have his work cut out as I get to do my first 20 minutes interval run – yikes.

Stats

Walk /Run combo – shows as 6k but I missed 10 minutes of walking so probably 7kms

2 courtesy gestures

I hidden park

I stumble

Physio

Everything I did last time, with the addition of some swinging attempts to touch toes – the guys in the park could do it easily, so I thought I’d give it a try. Let’s just say touching toes remains an unknown territory too.

Playlist 

Deck of Ginger Ale

Best songs, (even though I was stumbling and not really running) Running Down a Dream – Tom Petty and I Ran (So Far Away) – A Flock of Seagulls

 

9 April – J in the City lacking some K

 

 

You should never show you’re too keen when your date comes calling, and so I made Mr Smooth wait for my company today.

Nothing to do with playing hard to get and all to do with finding it very hard to get to sleep last night. Half past three in the morning saw me reading the newspaper, trying to tire myself out, as a consequence my sleep pattern shifted by a good three hours.

After a groggy lie in and a mental telling off, I got changed into my running gear and went for a nice light run in the City. Run 2 Week 3 of Couch to 5K, last run in July 2017 in Italy, in the sun.

Fast forward 18 months and it’s being run in the sun, but London. I don’t know if it’s the lack of pollution but I’ve never seen so many blue sky days all at once, which is quite an encouragement to go out. I had hoped to wear my newly ordered shorts and running top, however they hadn’t arrived, so I was wearing full-on winter gear, which made me a little red in the face, as overheating took hold.

Like my last run, I thought I’d collect smiles during my run, but evidently the smilers had decided to self isolate, not a glimmer of a smile, no head nodding, no thank yous, but in fairness not that many people around, so today was an epic fail on smile collecting, but a win on completing the run.

Imagine a beetroot wearing camouflage leggings, grinning inanely at random passers-by.  Note to self – I think I’ve just realised why people didn’t respond, me looking like a loon was probably a tad off-putting for most people.

Mr Smooth suggested I maybe feeing a little tired and so water would be a good idea – ah yes, water flask, I thought something was missing. Never mind JCR it takes a little while to get back in your groove. How did the run feel? Well, in truth I could go faster and I could run for longer (presumably this is muscle memory kicking in), but my hip is still quite sore, and I don’t want another year off running, so slow and sensible will do the job, although I cringe at having run an eight minute kilometre – I could ‘fast walk’ it more speedily.

For the warm down, I took the opportunity to jay walk on a closed road – pedestrians are usually potential roadkill in the City, so it seems slightly naughty to do it, but it kept me in the shade and in good spirits.

Music was my Disco Divas re-mix on Spotify, with the most appropriate track being Cruel Summer, because it’s warm and we can’t do what we would like to. But I ended up on Donna Summer’s  I Feel Love, which pretty much summed up how I felt about the run

In all it’s eight runs of C25K done, a bit of jay walking some kit missing, but some new kit ordered. I got home to a parcel of Lululemon running goodies – summer shorts, two summer tops and a front-loading bra, (which I thought would be better than my Shock Absorber, which I find really hard to fasten), so JCR got some new K (kit)

Well what an absolute hoot it was, wrangling my boobs into the front loader, in truth it wasn’t so much putting on clothes as a full yoga  and wrestling work out. So this J can’t really handle her K at all. And I thought finding motivation might be an issue on running, it could be the hardest job is getting my boobs in order.

Physio

Bridges – which are pelvic thrusts without the thrusting – 10

Pelvic thrusting – 2 sets of 10 reps, I’m not sure that’s what they are called, but it’s what Rocky did in Rocky Horror Show…

Clams – 15 each leg

Hip Flexor Weights – too difficult to count the positions but 3 sets of reps each side

Squats – 2 sets of 10 reps

Demented Crab movement – 1 set of 12 reps for each leg (the bedroom isn’t that big so I can only do 4 in any one direction)

Boob Wrangling – 10 minutes and a few eff words

Toe touching – am not in the least bendy, so let’s leave it as a work in progress

 

 

Distant Socialising or Social Distancing?

Yesterday was official rest day from C25K, but a walk was in order to keep up a minimum amount of exercise during lockdown.

The City was quiet as ever, and Mr JCR and I were chatting about how much nicer it would be if people were smiling when out. In fact, Mr JCR commented it would be like collecting happiness, and would help you feel so much better during these sad days.

With that in mind today I went on Week 3 Run 1 of C25K, determined to collect some happiness. Whilst we have to do social distancing we needn’t be socially distant and I made up my mind to smile through the run at fellow exercisers, pedestrians, workers whatever.

Mr Smooth decided we were alternating between 90 seconds of running and then three minutes intervals. Not exactly a stretch for me on the puffing and panting front, but a bit of a stretch for the gippy hip, which did start to grumble on the second three minute interval.

The sun was shining and I ticked off my first two smiles, a fellow runner and I dodged each other and both of us smiled  in thanks to each other. I know I said let’s not be socially distant, but this is London you can’t just talk to strangers randomly it will get you arrested.

A little later on a little old lady passed by laden down with her shopping, so I pushed my back to the wall so she had space, she smiled and nodded her thanks.

A few metres later I was jogging happily along and two walkers were coming towards me, the pavement space was limited so I darted into Moorgate on the road, and they both smiled and she said thank you.

I was avoiding the sun, as ordinarily by now I’d be running in Italy, (which is where all my summer running kit is) in London I just have winter running gear, which is a little bit too warm in this gorgeous weather. Keeping in the shade listening to a rather glorious Two Tone and Ska Playlist, I hit the last run interval and I felt fine save for an occasional twinge from my right hip. Turning back towards home I saw the workers in Moorgate not distancing at all – real workers and fake social distancing, but on my cool down walk I saw these cute fake workers in a window, but they were doing real social distancing.

Note to the real workers – maybe it’s not a bad idea to take a leaf out of the fake workers’ book…

Whilst I ran with social distancing physically, I wasn’t socially distant and so my stats are:-

Stats

Run 3.8km

4 Smiles

1 Nod

1 Thank You

And the usual physio routine, pelvic thrusts, squats, clams, bridges, hip flexor weight training

Playlist – Two Tone and Ska – perfect for a run in the sun.

 

 

 

 

 

Week 2- Don’t Lock Me Down

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Quiet, empty blue skies in London

To be honest it was a toss up between using Chris Rea’s Road To Hell and ELO’s Don’t Bring Me Down (with some artistic licence from me) on the post title.

The sun was shining and it’s a beautiful day, hey hey, with Mr Blue Sky going around my head.  It was no contest, ELO won out on the title battle. I’ll keep Road to Hell for when the lockdown gets tougher.

But what about my battle to keep going on Couch 2 5K. Well Mr Smooth helped as always, his dulcet tones getting me out of the apartment and onto the mean streets of olde London Town.

My alternative lyrics for Don’t Lock Me Down,  these took me quite a while to work out whilst running in the City, as I kept on getting sidetracked by cyclists.

With thanks to Jeff Lynne

You got me runnin’ to keep my mind
You got me thinkin’ that I’m wastin’ my time
(Don’t lock me down, no no no no no)
I’ll tell you once more, the lockdown’s a bore
(Don’t lock me down)
You want us to stay away from friends
I’m tellin’ you it’s going to be the end
(Don’t lock me down, no no no no no)
I’ve told you before, there’s no wine anymore
(Don’t lock me down)
Don’t lock me down, Boris
Don’t lock me down, Boris
Don’t lock me down, Boris
Don’t lock me down
What happened to the PM we used to know?
You used to run all the way down the road
(Now you’re locked down, no no no no no)
I’ll tell you once more before I get out the door
(Don’t lock me down)
You’re always talkin’ how we’ve lost our rights
We must stay indoors all thru’ the nights
Don’t lock me down….and repeat
The thing is I think we’re due the full lockdown, there were people in the City but not many so it was easy for me to social distance and run, except for the arsey cyclists, who despite having empty roads, insist on cycling on the pavement.
I interrupted my run to stop for a cyclist who was on the pavement and then cycled sooooo slowly past me. He didn’t even say thanks or nod or acknowledge the gesture. and what’s more he made me mess-up my run, I started running although I was actually on a walking session, and I got totally mixed up on my intervals.
This cycling on the pavement drives me crazy – in London we have little public space and usually it’s chock full of folk. Now we have lots of space, no folk and still plonkers think it’s okay to cycle on the pavements, even though the roads are EMPTY.
In fairness, these were not lycra clad cyclists, it was the Boris bike bunch mainly. Twelve cyclists on the pavement in a 3.5km run in an empty City. Oh and yes three of them were cycling in a group within touching distance of each other.
I wish them a bad bout of cyclists arse. The thing is, they just don’t think that it’s them that may cause us to lose the right to exercise outdoors. We have a tiny balcony, about four paces long – if we are restricted to home all day every day, it’s going to be a really tough time.
Rant over – the run in the sun was lovely, and I’d forgotten the bliss of it.
That ’s Week Two, Run Three done and dusted.
So Mr Smooth, we’ve done two weeks dating, are you ready to up the commitment?
Stats
3.5kms of running ish
Razouski Playlist – loads of 80s gooduns
Physio
Pelvic Thrusting – I know it’s inappropriate to say so, but that’s what I was doing
Some back bridge thing with weights
Clam shells
Bridges
Squats

 

 

16 Jan – Preparation for Running

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As I can’t actually run until I’ve seen the gruesome twosome of Mut and Victor tomorrow at the Physios, I have to do something else.

Therefore I have put my mind to overcoming the upcoming Blue Monday – which is January 21st.

And this is what I’ve got:-

In 2005, British psychologist Dr Cliff Arnall came up with a formula to predict when we feel the post Christmas blues at its worst. It generally falls on the third Monday of January every year – so-called Blue Monday which is 21st January this year.

The formula is: [W+(D-d)]xTQ/MxNA.

Here’s what it all means:

W = Weather

d = Debt

T = time since Christmas

Q = time since failing New Year’s resolutions

M = low motivational levels

Na = Need to take action

I am suggesting a new day for C25Kers or runners in general, instead of Blue Monday how about we have  Wonderful Wednesday? The day when we create a brand new playlist for running, and hopefully we are so energised by the thought that we are on a musical high and sail through Blue Monday, not noticing it at all. I accept a playlist may not get you over all the horrid news around, but a little distracting tactic is never a bad thing in my view.

My Wonderful Wednesday ‘formula’ is

CR X TPL = H

Couch 25K/Runners multiplied by tracks on playlist = Happiness.

To all fellow retro runners, we needed a theme that made us feel happy with get up and go, so my proposed theme for all your wonderful ideas is 70s and 80s Dancefloor Anthems. And I’ve started us off with my favourites:-

DISCO – Ottawan

War and Eye To Eye Contact – Edwin Starr

Might Real – Sylvester

Stayin’ Alive, Jive Talking’, Saturday Night Fever – Bee Gees

Tainted Love – Soft Cell

Boogie Wonderland – Earth Wind and Fire

Hot Stuff – Donna Summer

Le Freak – Chic

Celebration Kool and the Gang

Looking forward to seeing those Wonderful Wednesday song suggestions, for when I can return to running

JCR X

 

23 Aug – Disco Diva Playlist

 

It’s been a week since we lost Aretha,  and so it seems a little too late to be celebrating the Disco Divas with my latest playlist. Aretha’s Respect – was the first song I chose for this list. Thanks to all, for the suggestions. Please enjoy it and perhaps ‘Say A Little Prayer’ for the ultimate diva of Soul Music, who will be sadly missed.

Playlist

Knock on Wood – Amii Stewart

Ring My Bell – Anita Ward

Respect – Aretha

Think – Aretha

I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha

Yes Sir, I Can Boogie – Baccara

Cruel Summer – Bananarama

Really Sayin’ Something – ditto with Fun Boy Three

Ma Baker, Sunny, Gotta Go Home – Boney M

Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton

I Feel For You, I’m Every Woman – Chaka Khan

Let’s Hear It For The Boy – Deniece Williams

Upside Down/Chain Reaction – Diana Ross

I Say A Little Prayer – Dionne Warwick

I Feel Love, Hot Stuff, Love To Love You Baby – Donna Summer

Love Come Down – Evelyn Champagne King

Rescue Me – Fontella Bass

Rhythm Is Gonna Get You – Gloria Estefan

Never Can Say Goodbye – Gloria Gaynor

Pull Up To the Bumper – Grace Jones

Ain’t Nothing Going On But The Rent – Gwen Guthrie

Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown

Funkytown – Lipps Inc

Borderline – Madonna

Heatwave – Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Terrell and Gaye

Forget Me Nots – Patrice Rushen

Lady Marmalade/ Stir It Up – Patti LaBelle

Jump, Automatic, I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters

Street Life – Randy Crawford

Car Wash – Rose Royce

Ain’t Nobody – Rufus and Chaka Khan

Let the Music Play – Shannon

He’s The Greatest Dancer, Lost in Music – Sister Sledge

Object Of My Desire – Starpoint

Boogie Oogie Oogie – Taste Of Honey

Tell It To My Heart – Taylor Dayne

Don’t Leave Me This Way – Thelma Houston

What’s Love Got To Do With It – Tina Turner

It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls

I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know  – Whitney Houston

 

 

 

 

 

16 July – Ska and Two Tone Playlist

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In an attempt to change the feeling of my playlists, a lot of which are very New Romantic and 80’s oriented, I pleaded for some help on the C25K Forum to create a new playlist for running. We now have a (long overdue) Ska & TwoTone list on Spotify. I’ve tested it on a 4km walk and it’s a nice rhythm, so hopefully will spur me on beyond the 1200km mark.

The Playlist can be found under Retro Runners on Spotify,

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Young, Gifted and Black – Bob & Marcia

Night Boat To Cairo, House of Fun, Baggy Trousers, One Step Beyond- Madness

Ghost Town, Gangsters, Too Much Too Young, Rat Race, – The Specials

Selector, On My Radio, Too Much Pressure, Back To Black, – The Selector

It Mek, 007 Shanty Town, Israelites, – Desmond Dekker

Mirror In the Bathroom, Cant Get Used To Losing You, Hands Off She’s Mine, – The Beat

Walking In The Sunshine, Lip Up Fatty, – Bad Manners

One Step Beyond, Al Capone -Prince Buster

Our Lips Are Sealed, The More I See, – Fun Boy Three

Liquidator – Harry J Allstars

Guns of Navarone – The Skatalites

Police On My Back – Eddy Grant and The Equals

Carry Go Bring Come – Justin Hinds and The Dominoes

54-56 Was My Number, Monkey Man – Toots and The Maytals

Skinhead Moonstomp – Symarip

Housewive’s Choice – Derrick and Patsy

Rudy Got Married – Laurel Aitken

The Tide Is High – Blondie

Return of Django – The Upsetters

Rudy, A Message To You – Dandy Livingstone

My Boy Lollipop – Millie Small

King Of Kings – Jimmy Cliff

Red Red Wine – Tony Tribe

Tom Hark – The Piranhas

Let’s Do Rock Steady – The Bodysnatchers

Free Nelson Mandela – The Starlite Singers

Going Underground, Start – The Jam

Uptown Top Ranking – Althea and Donna

Monkey Man – Amy Winehouse

Train To Skaville – The Ethiopians

17 May – Bitch Perfect

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After the other day’s epic climb, I had an unscheduled day of rest yesterday. Girding my loins, I decided to see if I could do a longer run again. Taking inspiration from The Rubettes’ ‘girded loin pose’ , I set out.

The bitch beckoned, only this time I thought it would be easier if I ran downhill instead. Well what a difference that makes, she’s about 3.5km long, after my warm up walk distance. It took me about 22 minutes to do the downhill, allowing for traffic stops around the blind bends. That’s about half the time taken to run up it. I then took Laundry Lane which has a long winding section with hairpins uphill. In effect I cover more or less the same elevation, only over a 5/6km route.

In theory this is an easier option, same elevation with a longer run-up. Unfortunately today the sun decided to shine on Laundry lane, and nope not much shade to be had. Exacerbated by the fact I had dressed for the cooler morning and had a long sleeved top, I looked and felt like a sweating sausage, in fact I probably smelt like one too! The sun really takes its toll on pace; when its out I lose anywhere between 1 minute and 2.5 minutes a km.

I used the same running method on the steep parts – to run X number of paces and then take a breather. This worked reasonably well, except with little shade, sometimes my ‘breather’ was in full sun, which led to more sweating. Towards the peak of Laundry Lane, there’s a blind left hand with a road leading off it. A cyclist came haring out and of course he wasn’t looking to his right only to his left. When he saw me he got quite a shock, swore (whether at me or himself, who knows), wobbled and continued. I hope that has taught him a lesson to look both ways.

The rest of Laundry Lane went without incident, and then the final push – up the Slope of No Hope this is still not to be sneezed at, taking in a 15% gradient in parts and covering about 45 metres elevation gain in less than a km. I stopped for 3 breathers.  I think I could do it in one go, but not after a 10km run.

All in all, a reasonably good day’s work – same elevation gain as my big run, over a shorter distance, so still not a walk in the park.

And another 11km banked – 900km marker -I have you in my sights.

Playlist (my nascent boy band version – thanks to C25Kers and Fb friends for getting me started)

Sugar Baby Love – The Rubettes

Bye Bye Baby – Bay City Rollers

Shang A Lang – Ditto

Pass the Dutchie – Musical Youth

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – Wham

Forever and Ever – Slik

A Little Bit More – 911

ABC – The Jackson 5

You Raise Me Up – Westlife

Love Me For A Reason – The Osmonds

The Reflex – Duran Duran

When Will I Be Famous – Bros

When You Say Nothing At All – Boyzone

I’ll Make Love To You – Boyz ll Men

What I Go To School For – Busted

Stay Another Day – East 17

A Million Love Songs – Take That

Mandy – Westlife

Seasons In The Sun – Westlife

Boxerbeat – Jo Boxers

Relight My Fire – Take That, Lulu

Everybody – Backstreet Boys

Quit Playing Games With My Heart – Backstreet Boys

Bye Bye Bye – NSYNC

Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble – PJ and Duncan

Stats

Distance 11.18km

Time 1:26:03

Average Pace 7:41 (mins/km)

Elevation Gain 221 metres

Alzheimer’s Challenge

Kms Run 855.44

Kms to Run 1162.56

 

 

 

 

 

A New Playlist – Thanks To BestCat & Razouski

The 1960’s a decade full of rich and varied material. After a plea on C25K Health Unlocked for 1960’s suggestions. We ended up with way too much material.

So the original 1960’s playlist is here

 

The follow on playlist is here and includes the following:-

  • Ode To Billie -Joe – Bobbie Gentry
  • White Room – Cream
  • Runaway – Del Shannon
  • I Love You Because – Jim Reeves
  • Shaking All Over – Johnny Kidd and The Pirates
  • Poetry in Motion – Johnny Tillotson
  • My Girl – The Temptations
  • Oh! Carol – Neil Sedaka
  • A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Procol Harum
  • You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling – The Righteous Brothers
  • Let’s Spend The Night Together – Rolling Stones
  • Blue Bayou – Roy Orbison
  • Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – The Animals
  • The House Of The Rising Sun – ditto
  • Help – The Beatles
  • What Do You Want – Adam Faith
  • All I have To Do Is Dream – The Everly Brothers
  • Take Good Care Of My Baby – Bobby Vee
  • Dream Lover – Bobby Darin’
  • The Locomotion – Little Eva
  • Will You Love Me Tomorrow – The Shirelles
  • Do Wah Diddy Diddy – Manfred Mann
  • Walking Back to Happiness – Helen Shapiro
  • Stupid Cupid – Connie Francis
  • These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra
  • Blue Velvet – Bobby Vinton
  • Happy Together – The Turtles
  • Bye Bye Love – The Everly Brothers
  • The Great Pretenders – The Platters
  • No Regrets – The Walker Brothers
  • The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore – Ditto
  • Make It Easy On Yourself – Ditto
  • That’s Life – Frank Sinatra
  • Chain Gang – Sam Cooke
  • Wonderful World – Sam Cooke
  • Why Do Fools Fall In Love – Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers
  • Sherry – Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
  • Wake Up Little Susie – The Everly Brothers
  • Be Bop A Lula – Gene Vincent
  • He’s So Fine – The Chiffons
  • La Bamba – Ritchie Valans
  • Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino
  • Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
  • Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson
  • Tell Him – The Exciters
  • Big Girls Don’t Cry – Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
  • Sweet Little Sixteen – Chuck Berry
  • Then He Kissed Me – The Crystals
  • The Hippy Hippy Shake – The Swinging Blue Jeans
  • Cathy’s Clown – The Everly Brothers
  • Shout – Lulu
  • No Particular Place To Go – Chuck Berry
  • Tell Laura I Love Her – Ricky Valance
  • One Fine Day – The Chiffons
  • Leader Of The Pack – Shangri-Las
  • You Were Made For Me – Freddie and The Dreamers
  • Downtown – Petula Clark