Tuesday, 27 February 2018

The Hot 100 Countdown #95

This is Sam's biggest hero. Number 95. Lightning McQueen. The perfect start to this week's Hot 100 Countdown. #95 was a much tougher nut to crack than #96... but thanks for having a go.

Chris set the ball rolling with The Ramones - Durango 95. And let's face it, those guys will always be in with a chance. The song's named after another car too... this one:

Nice as that is though, it's an instrumental and it's only 55 seconds long, so hardly the Ramones at their most memorable.

But then came Alyson (who's currently in the lead in this quiz, if anybody's counting) with her most amazing suggestion yet. Digging back into the hidden treasures of her record collection, she reveals one of her favourite tracks of the 80s... prepare yourself to be rocked!

Much respect to Alyson: she knows how to play this game. But she doesn't get any points this week, I'm afraid. My actual choice is far less nasty...

There were three songs in my collection that referred to this famous American highway. And they're all winners... even if none of them is W.A.S.P.

Jimmy Buffet - I-95 (The Asshole Song)

Hamell On Trial - 95 South

But in the end, it had to be the Fountains of Wayne, taking a 9 hour drive just to see you...

Next week: #94. And if I'm to avoid using a year, I might have to drive really fast to find a song that only references the number 94 in its lyrics. Unless you have a better suggestion that I can pretend was mine all along.


  1. I think you may be alluding to 'Always Crashing In The Same Car' by David Bowie, yes? The only 94 lyric I can find at the moment anyway!

  2. Great to hear Fountains of Wayne - I'd totally forgotten about that tune.
    Here's a 94 suggestion for ya! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPDmdj1WJFs

    1. Wow - A blast from the past for we Scots! They don't make 'em like that any more.

  3. WASP - they were a bit rubbish, and perversely because of that fact I quite liked 'em.
    Well, their debut was a cracker, but after that it was ever diminishing returns

    How about the ever so subtle balladry of 94 Hours by As I Lay Dying

    Or a lyrical 94 can be found in Ben Folds - Brainwascht

  4. I don't think at any point I said it was one of my favourite tracks, just did a bit of digging and there it was!

    As for 94, I'm stumped - Can't quite remember the rules to this game but getting back to more familiar territory for me, the Bee Gees did sing about that New York Mining Disaster 1941. There is a 94 there just a number 1 on either side!


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