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Day 8: Twist and Shout, The Beatles.

So firstly I am late because we are redecorating Grace’s room. Took the radiator off and then over the day noticed a slow leak. The washer on the pipe had failed. Long story shot, had to drain the central heating system so no central heating or hot water tonight. Need new washer or compression joint (can you get these during a shutdown)? Guess I will find out tomorrow.

OK so the Beatles is one of those bands where choosing a single hit is just about impossible. I really have come to consider them the greatest rock band of all time. What do I choose: Let it Be, Hey Jude, A Day in the Life, Elanor Rigby, Strawberry Fields, Norwegian Wood, The Long and Winding Road, A Hard Days Night, Penny Lane, Revolution 1, Ticket to Ride, Yesterday, For no One, Tomorrow Never Knows, Nowhere man, Michelle, The Fool on the Hill, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club band, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, She’s leaving home? Incredible that one band consistently produced so many iconic songs that have stood the test of time.

So why did I choose Twist and Shout? Well it is a song that I think most of us associate with great teenage parties and late nights where this song is played to get everyone on the dance floor. Given our current depressing time, I thought this song might be good to cheer you all up and get you on your living room floor with your families dancing. You know what to do.

One final dilemma do I put the link to the album version or to a live concert version? Given it is Youtube, I decided to choose the latter but sadly that means you got to put up with screaming teenage girls.

My Video Summary

If you click on the Playlist Video for Week 2 (top right of this page) you will be taken to a single video which allows you to play each song in this week's list one after the other. Alternatively, if you watch my own video summary below of this week's songs at the end of the video two playlist links will appear. The one on the left hand side will take you to the video playlist for this week while the one on the right will take you to a single video playlist that allows you to play the complete Covid Island Discs collection for all the currently completed weeks so far — well over 200 songs and counting!

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