The Official General Blog of the Tom Ryan Show (updated)

8th March 2011

Welcome to The Official General Blog of the Tom Ryan Show! This is where I save you from listening to every show but still make it possible for you to join in the conversation down at the pub! So here it is the summary of all the weekly features! Any questions or queries feel free to get in touch emailing

Golden Oldies
The elite group of songs that deserve more time than they are actually given, whether they be that foot tapper your grandmother is always talking about or that one your dad is always whistling! This is the Hall of Fame list, so far…

All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
Smoke on the Water – Deep Purple
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Pinball Wizzard – The Who
Yesterday – The Beatles
Life in the Fast Lane – The Eagles
Ground Control to Major Tom – David Bowie
The Animals – House of the Rising Sun
Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA
Money – Pink Floyd
Guns ‘N’ Roses – Sweet Child of Mine

Something A Little Different
The mainstream music surrounds us all from every perspective this feature is dedicated to those tunes that for some strange reason never got any time of the day from the masses!

No Problem – Chase & Status
I’m Drinking – Beenie Man
UKF Dubstep Tutorial (presented by Dubba Jonny)
Like A G6 (H3’s Dubstep Remix) – Far East Movement
Erasure – Always (Robot Unicorn)
Sub Focus – Splash (feat.Coco) Rusko ReMix)
Hello Zepp (Saw theme ReMix) – Charlie Clouser
Heads will Roll (A-Trak Remix) – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Savoy Cinema Challenge!
Every Afternoon Show gives you the chance to win a pair of Savoy cinema tickets. Here on Tuesday afternoons you must put solve the three clues, tag line, soundtrack single and film clip to determine which film it is! Tune in at 4pm everyday for your chance to win a pair of Savoy cinema tickets!!!

Take Cover
Every song has been played in one manner or another, but who has covered one and mad it greater than the original could even have imagined!

Hurt – Johnny Cash (Original Nine Inch Nails)
Smooth Criminal – Alien Ant Farm (Original by Michael Jackson)
Seven Nation Army – Ben L’Oncle (The White Stripes)
Gone Going – Black Eyed Peas (Original by Jack Johnson)
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley (Original by Leonard Cohen)
Crazy – Ray Lamontagne (Original by Gnarls Barkley)
You’ve Got the Love (Original by Florence & the Machine)
Umbrella – The Baseballs (Original by Rihanna)

The Minute Moan
The Minute Moan is where the anchor of Tuesday’s Pulse is allowed one minute to moan/rant about anything that has annoyed them during the week (as they never get the opportunity on The Pulse) however to make it a little challenging they are not allowed no hesitation, deviation or repetition during their moan! Here’s the leader board so far:

1) Sasha – 28 seconds – Parking
2) Lucy – 27 seconds – Public Nudity
3) Emma – 24 seconds – Downstairs in the Library