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Two chaps talking about music, life, and the bits in-between

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/5betterpodcast/id1270699625?mt=2
Twitter: @5betterpodcast
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Incredible Christmas

Incredible Christmas

2020-12-2354:41

With the end of year soon, Guy and Jim choose this new wannabe Christmas favourite, 'Incredible Christmas' by Gary Barlow. With chat turning to Bond singers, Boe and Ball, and yet another contested decision, will this festive episode end on them being on the naughty list?! Episode details: Incredible Christmas song discussion Booze Talk (08:40) Song 1: He's the greatest dancer (11:45) Song 2: It's the most wonderful time of the year(18:55) Song 3: Ernie, the fastest milkman in the West (25:50) Song 4: The littles hobo (31:50) Song 5: The best thing that ever happened to me (40:06) Near misses (47:35)
Stand By Me

Stand By Me

2020-11-1059:07

Jim and Guy finally record their Film episode and look at the song featured in the 1986 film, Stand By Me. Will they be able to find better songs that also share a film title, than this Ben E. King classic? Chat turns to both Sister and Percy Sledge as well as the word of the episode, 'Kayfabe'. Will they get the better of the King? Episode details: Stand by Me song discussion Booze Talk (07:08) Song 1: Sunshine on Leith (10:40) Song 2: When a man loves a woman (20:00) Song 3: Bugsy Malone (27:39) Song 4: Footloose (37:10) Song 5: Man on the moon (45:00)
In what has been described as the last of the lockdown trilogy, Jim and Guy get forensic on The Police's 1980 hit, 'Don't Stand So Close To Me'. Can they find 5 better songs about distance than this? Talk turns to Goths, Margarita Pracatan, and a new attempt to get Jim's 'bangers and stinkers' new catchphrase off the ground. Will The Police lay down the law and get the better of Jim and Guy? Episode details: Don't Stand So Close To Me song discussion Booze Talk (09:50) Song 1: Golden Earring (12:25) Song 2: Blur (17:15) Song 3: The Proclaimers(25:30) Song 4: The Cure(35:15) Song 5: Edwin Starr (43:40)
We Close Our Eyes

We Close Our Eyes

2020-06-0559:02

Go West’s 1985 powerhouse of a tune ‘We Close Our Eyes’ is the focus of this episode. Finding songs about eyesight and seeing is gonna prove a tough one for Jim and Guy. With an interview from a 'proper' musician about the song, chat also turns to Bruce Willis, Roger Moore, Monkey Wrenches, and the age old question, why does Japan hate Sheena Easton?! Will the boys see themselves clear to beat Go West? Download to find out! Episode details: Go West song discussion Interview with Simon Merry (07:12) Booze Talk (13:52) Song 1: Belle and Sebastian (16:10) Song 2: Sheena Easton (22:18) Song 3: Stormzy(30:48) Song 4: David Bowie(39:39) Song 5: The Beatles (46:28)
Trapped

Trapped

2020-05-1252:18

As lockdown becomes the new 'normal', Jim and Guy look at the song 'Trapped' by the 1980s singer, Colonel Abrams. Basing their choices on the idea of being trapped, talk turns to amusing alcohol names, links to old TV shows, and June Ackland from The Bill. Will the Colonel pull rank?!
3 is a Magic Number

3 is a Magic Number

2020-02-2156:26

Season 3 kicks off with Bob Dorough's classic, '3 is a magic number'. With the unenviable task of finding better songs that features numbers (there are literally millions!), Jim and Guy venture into their usual familiar territory of 80s films, Kajagoogoo, running, and an unusual take on the regular feature Booze Talk. Will the 3 times table get the better of the podcast duo?!
Stay Another Day

Stay Another Day

2019-09-0156:39

As promised, Jim and Guy take a look at the East 17 classic, 'Stay another Day'. Will they find 5 better songs about leaving? Talk turns to Pineapple milkshake IPA, Blues Brothers, and a contact with an East 17 member. But what we all want to know is will Jim get his #SoulRoots catchphrase trending?!
Summer Holiday

Summer Holiday

2019-08-1601:04:28

With summer underway and in a twist to the usual format, can Jim and Guy find 5 WORSE than Cliff Richard's "Summer Holiday"? Talk turns to Andrew Lloyd Webber, Zammo, and new beginnings- but who is the mysterious Chris?
Rocketman

Rocketman

2019-04-2301:08:20

Elton John's 'Rocketman' is the focus of this episode with Jim and Guy trying to find better songs that feature in a biopic. Talk turns to, cemetery visits, the King, Queen and the (mis)pronunciation of Mezzanine?!
Changes

Changes

2019-01-0559:10

With the new year comes changes and in this episode Jim and Guy look at the legend that is David Bowie and his song, 'Changes'. Talk turns to Ian Brown, Bucks Fizz, Punk, and is it Guy's turn to not get this episode's theme?!
Macho Man

Macho Man

2018-12-0501:01:08

With international men's day in November, what better way to celebrate with a look at the Village People's 'Macho Man'. Talk turns to Shakin' Stevens, the King (and Queens), but more importantly, do Jim and Guy actually understand this episodes theme?!
Hallowe'en Special

Hallowe'en Special

2018-10-2858:14

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Unfinished Sympathy

Unfinished Sympathy

2018-08-0901:06:32

Season 2 kicks off with Jim and Guy looking at the classic, Unfinished Sympathy by Massive Attack. With music talk wandering via 1950s American Rock and Roll, staggering through Kansas and ending up in Bristol via the East End, will they be able to match this 90s classic?
World Cup Special

World Cup Special

2018-07-0654:23

It's the summer and Jim and Guy are cashing in on a 'World Cup Special' podcast. Thoughts turn to England's chances, Miley Cyrus' heritage, Kings of Leon, as well as the opportunity to bring out their inner singing hooligan!
Mary Jane's Last Dance

Mary Jane's Last Dance

2017-10-2501:15:23

Jim and Guy pay tribute to Tom Petty in this episode by trying to find 5better songs than the 1993 hit, 'Mary Jane's Last Dance'. Surely, finding songs with girls' name in the title is easy, right? Thoughts and chat turn to a singing postman, embarrassing dancing, and an unintentional homage to Burt Reynolds. However, the main question has to be, who is 'Furry Elsie'?!
The Headmaster Ritual

The Headmaster Ritual

2017-10-0401:15:17

Jim and Guy have a tricky episode this week, trying to find 5 better songs than 'The Headmaster Ritual' by one of their favourite bands, The Smiths! Talk turns to Heather Locklear, misheard song lyrics, and the ever present topic of The 80s!
Waterloo Sunset

Waterloo Sunset

2017-08-2701:25:43

Jim and Guy attempt to find 5 better songs than The Kinks' classic, "Waterloo Sunset" With chat on Dave Davies, Christmas (What? In August?!), Trenchcoats, and Cover versions, is this the episode where they finally find no better?
Everybody's Talkin'

Everybody's Talkin'

2017-08-1801:07:10

Jim and Guy chat about songs that have a form of communication in the title, can they find 5 better than Harry Nilsson's " Everybody's Talkin' "? Musings on terrible 1980s videos, the lost episode, Rude boys, and Nicholas Lyndhurst are, as always, a distraction to the main focus of 'what song is better?!'
Despacito

Despacito

2017-08-1201:19:02

A chat about songs that have a 'Non-English' title, are there any better than the currently most downloaded song of all time, 'Despacito'? Listen to Jim and Guy discuss childhood crushes, football, and Belgian punk.
U Can't Touch This

U Can't Touch This

2017-08-0401:16:29

A chat about songs that have a reference to one of the five senses in the title that are better than MC Hammer's 'U can't touch this' Listen to Jim and Guy discuss in this episode Studio 54, Mick Fleetwood, Norway's finest, and Rick James.
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