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  1. 41 Falco – Rock me Amadeus +4 36 a-ha – The sun always shines on TV 36 Rick Astley – Never gonna give you up 35 Pet Shop Boys – It´s a sin 31 Communards & Sarah Jane Morris – Don´t leave me this way 29 Whitney Houston – I wanna dance with somebody (who loves me ) 29 Starship – Nothing´s gonna stop us now 26 M/A/R/R/S – Pump up the volume 24 Los Lobos – La Bamba 23 Bee Gees - You Win Again 22 T´Pau – China in your hand 22 George Michael & Aretha Franklin – I knew you were waiting (for me) 22 Pet Shop Boys — West End Girls 22 Berlin – Take my breath away 21 Madonna – Papa don´t preach 21 Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite 21 Mel & Kim – Respectable 20 Madonna – La isla bonita 18 Diana Ross – Chain Reaction 18 George Michael – A different corner 17 Ben E. King – Stand by me 16 The Housemartins – Caravan of love 15 Billy Ocean – When the going gets tough, the tough gets going 14 Wham – The edge of heaven 13 Michael Jackson & Siedah Garrett – I just can´t stop loving you 12 Boy George – Everything I own 12 Steve ´Silk` Hurley – Jack your body 10 Madonna – True Blue 8 Europe – The Final Countdown -6
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    Authors Last A Long Time, But....

    TMI
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    Famous celebrity births , pregnancies and babies

    There is never a shortage of fuckwits.
  4. 39 a-ha – The sun always shines on TV 37 Pet Shop Boys – It´s a sin 34 Falco – Rock me Amadeus +4 30 Rick Astley – Never gonna give you up 28 Whitney Houston – I wanna dance with somebody (who loves me) 26 M/A/R/R/S – Pump up the volume 26 Pet Shop Boys — West End Girls 25 Communards & Sarah Jane Morris – Don´t leave me this way 25 Starship – Nothing´s gonna stop us now 24 George Michael & Aretha Franklin – I knew you were waiting (for me) 23 Berlin – Take my breath away 22 Los Lobos – La Bamba 22 Bee Gees – You win again 21 Billy Ocean – When the going gets tough, the tough gets going 21 Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite 21 Mel & Kim – Respectable 21 Diana Ross – Chain Reaction 21 Ben E. King – Stand by me 19 Madonna – La isla bonita 18 Madonna – Papa don´t preach 18 George Michael – A different corner 18 T´Pau – China in your hand 16 Wham – The edge of heaven 16 Madonna – True Blue 16 Steve ´Silk` Hurley – Jack your body  15 Michael Jackson & Siedah Garret – I just can´t stop loving you 15 Spitting Image – The Chicken Song 14 The Housemartins – Caravan of love 12 Madonna – Who´s that girl 12 Boy George – Everything I own 12 Europe – The Final Countdown -6 9 Boris Gardiner — I want to wake up with you
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    Famous celebrity births , pregnancies and babies

    Oh I know what you mean, royal ones usually aren't too bad, if a bit stuffy, your Edwards, Williams, Charles, Harry etc. though latterly Andrew might take a bit of a dip I suppose The prevalence of ridiculous names in here just goes to show what a bunch of self aggrandizing Essex or Cheshire nincompoops they are in the first place and is yet another reason (as if one were needed) that I don't frequent it.
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    Cost of living crisis

    I've little experience of it myself having never run my own business. But I'm aware that commercial rates for all sorts of things are implemented on a totally different basis than private ones. Which is why I asked. And no private standing charge is ever going to be 67 quid a month, they'd never get that through without poll tax type rioting in my view. (whether the folks at the sports club fancy a ruck is perhaps another matter). The only one I ever had any practical experience of is commercial rents which are often implemented vastly differently to private rents (basically long ago I once worked on software that dealt with commercial properties).
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    Famous celebrity births , pregnancies and babies

    I'll take that every time over Bambi. Especially as a male Not many names don't date. That's fashion for you.
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    Cost of living crisis

    Again I have to assume this refers to commercial. I've had 5 tariffs over the last 3 years and all included some form of standing charge. The reason for 5? Used Martin Lewis old (sold for a profit bla bla, whole other story) money saving experts switch site. House had Eon(1) when I bought it in 2020, switched to Yorkshire Energy(2), low tariff, went bust so was auto-swapped to Scottish Power(3), dreadful mob, terrible record so switched again manually to Green Energy(4) who promptly also went bust and was auto-swapped again to Shell(5) whom I also detest, but by this time the 'money saving expert' pretty much says it doesn't matter where you are any more if you're on standard tariff as they've stopped doing decent deals, so you're stuck with it if you don't have a deal already. So much for that then.
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    Cost of living crisis

    So commercial then. There was no standing charge at all before? Don't really understand that. I don't like standing charges, nobody does, but I understand why they exist.
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    Cost of living crisis

    This is a block of flats? Communal heating? Some other form of collective? I only ask because I'm curious if this Applies individually or collectively, because assuming a 30 day month, that's 67 quid odd before you use any gas at all.
  11. 37 a-ha – The sun always shines on TV +4 29 Pet Shop Boys – It´s a sin 28 Falco – Rock me Amadeus 27 Ben E. King – Stand by me 26 Rick Astley – Never gonna give you up 24 Bee Gees – You win again 24 Whitney Houston – I wanna dance with somebody (who loves me) 24 Steve ´Silk` Hurley – Jack your body 23 Starship – Nothing´s gonna stop us now 22 T´Pau – China in your hand 21 Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls 21 Berlin – Take my breath away 20 Billy Ocean – When the going gets tough, the tough gets going 20 Diana Ross – Chain Reaction 20 Spitting Image – The Chicken Song 20 Boris Gardiner – I want to wake up with you 20 Communards & Sarah Jane Morris – Don´t leave me this way 20 Europe – The Final Countdown 20 Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite 20 George Michael & Aretha Franklin – I knew you were waiting (for me) 20 Mel & Kim – Respectable 20 Madonna – La isla bonita 20 Los Lobos – La Bamba 20 M/A/R/R/S – Pump up the volume 19 Madonna – True Blue 18 The Housemartins – Caravan of love 18 George Michael – A different corner 18 Wham – The edge of heaven 17 Michael Jackson & Siedah Garret – I just can´t stop loving you 14 Boy George – Everything I own 14 Pet Shop Boys – Always on my mind 14 Madonna – Who´s that girl 14 Madonna – Papa don´t preach 14 Ferry Aid – Let it be 13 Cliff Richard & the Young Ones – Living Doll 9 Firm – Star Trekkin´ 6 Chris de Burgh – Lady in red 2 Nick Berry – Every loser wins Ok @Bibliogryphon I've put him back. (rest of this is as @Paul Bearer above) Some editing error when I moved Chris de Bleurgh I presume.
  12. No, but only because we'd all be doing it in advance. You have to be the one that bins them. Of course, by posting, you've already claimed it anyway ;).
  13. 32 a-ha – The sun always shines on TV 32 Rick Astley – Never gonna give you up 24 Falco – Rock me Amadeus +4 24 Whitney Houston – I wanna dance with somebody (who loves me) 24 Steve ´Silk` Hurley – Jack your body 22 T´Pau – China in your hand 20 Billy Ocean – When the going gets tough, the tough gets going 20 Diana Ross – Chain Reaction 20 Spitting Image – The Chicken Song 20 Madonna – Papa don´t preach 20 Boris Gardiner – I want to wake up with you 20 Communards & Sarah Jane Morris – Don´t leave me this way 20 Nick Berry – Every loser wins 20 Berlin – Take my breath away 20 Europe – The Final Countdown 20 Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite 20 George Michael & Aretha Franklin – I knew you were waiting (for me) 20 Ben E. King – Stand by me 20 Mel & Kim – Respectable 20 Ferry Aid – Let it be 20 Madonna – La isla bonita 20 Pet Shop Boys – It´s a sin 20 Los Lobos – La Bamba 20 M/A/R/R/S – Pump up the volume 20 Bee Gees – You win again 19 Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls 19 Starship – Nothing´s gonna stop us now 19 Madonna – True Blue 18 The Housemartins – Caravan of love 18 George Michael – A different corner 18 Wham – The edge of heaven 17 Boy George – Everything I own 17 Cliff Richard & the Young Ones – Living Doll 14 Pet Shop Boys – Always on my mind 14 Madonna – Who´s that girl 9 Firm – Star Trekkin´ 9 Chris de Burgh – Lady in red -6 8 Doctor & the Medics – Spirit in the sky
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    Inverse Dead Pool 2023

    It's probably just as well you're running this and it's your list/picture. The format of that submission would likely drive a number of game runners to an apoplectic level that could power a city for a day or two (never mind numbers up/numbers down eh?)
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