I was reading in the Independent today that the President of Indonesia, one Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (top name!), has composed a whole album of romantic ballads, entitled My Longing for You. How cool is that? What’s more his anticipated opponent at the next General election, the former army chief General Wiranto, has also recorded an album. Now it got me thinking that we should have more of this in British politics. How much less bitter would it have been if Tony and Gordon had recorded an album of songs to celebrate their political fortunes over the last 12 years or so. It’d be a cracker ….
Themed along a time-line covering the 4 main periods in their careers, I reckon the tracks would pick themselves:
Track 1 Cheek to cheek
Track 2 Beauty and the beast
Track 3 The way we were
Track 4 As time goes by
Track 5 It had to be you
Track 6 Do you really want to hurt me?
Track 7 Theme from Shaft
The Tony Years
Track 8 Tainted love
Track 9 Where did our love go?
Track 10 Stormy weather
Track 11 I’ve had the time of my life
Track 12 Don’t rain on my parade
Track 13 Up where we belong
Track 14 Golden Brown
What do you reckon? The Xmas no 1? Let me know if you can think of better tracks or tracks for other politicians maybe. Prescott’s theme tune has gotta be Johnny B Goode hasn’t it?