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#showertune: ‘love letters’ by ketty lester

good morning, good morning.

today is the day that not only sees the return of #showertune, but also sees the song selected by the winner of our competition become the 101st entry in our auspicious list.

our deserving winner, Tom Wateracre, chose Love Letters by Ketty Lester (which apparently doesn’t have the connotations for him that it has for me – as a result of its use in David Lynch’s Blue Velvet – or maybe it does?)

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given that Tom is an up and coming writing/performing superstar, you might want to check out his website (www.wateracre.co.uk) or follow him on Twitter (@wateracre), and maybe even see if he will be your friend – now, before he’s mega-rich.

#winnertune: ‘you’re the best’ by joe esposito

shadies and mentalmen the time that we’ve all been waiting for is here…

i am now pleased to be able to announce the winners of the RQT #showertune 100th post celebration competition. before i do so, a quick word on how the winners were decided:

i created an iTunes playlist from all the tracks that had been chosen, with each song representing the person that chose it. where more than one person had chosen the same song, i added an additional version to my library with a distinguishing feature and then added that to the playlist. when all the tracks were added, i set the playlist to shuffle and pressed the skip button 3 times. whoever had picked whichever song then played, was the winner. i then pressed skip two more times to come up with second place.

therefore…without further ado, i take great pleasure in being able to announce that the song that was playing after the initial three skips was Pounds of Soul by Betty Bibbs which was nominated by Tom Wateracre – a sporting RQT round of applause for Tom please.

not only will Tom receive a bespoke, custom designed and handmade CD containing 15 of his favourite #showertunes, but he also has the great honour of choosing the 101st #showertune, which will be posted on Thursday. well done Tom.

the next song to play was All I Want Is You by Zilla Mayes, which meant second place went to Alexis Walch – congratulations! Alexis wins a fine pair of black RockBand branded drumsticks.

in honour of both our winners, and in fact all those of you who took the time to enter (you’re all winners in my eyes) here is a #winnertune – it’s You’re The Best by Joe Esposito

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#showertune: ‘you’ve made me so very happy’ by lou rawls

so, here we are, the big one zero zero.

i’ll not lie, it’s a satisfying achievement. i like writing this blog and i enjoy the discipline of listening to cheerful, uplifting songs each morning while i shower. i hope you enjoy being party to the process, and that the music i share makes you feel happier too.

for this landmark #showertune i’ve chosen a true classic and one of my favourite songs ever, You’ve Made Me So Very Happy by Lou Rawls.

happy 100

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ps: don’t forget our #showertune competition
(see here for details)

#rompofacomp: 100 strong

today’s #showertune was the 99th that i’ve posted, and therefore tomorrow with see us ton-up.

to celebrate the passing of this arbitrary milestone, over the next few days we will be running a kickass competition. to enter, all you have to do is leave a comment, either on this post or tomorrow’s 100th entry, telling us which is your favourite #showertune (here’s the full list).

not only will the winner receive a bespoke, home-designed and handcrafted mixtape (well, unmixed CD) containing any 15 #showertune tracks of their choice, but they will also win the privilege of choosing their very own #showertune. (no i can’t believe it either). their choice will then be posted on Thursday the 5th August, along with publicity for any blog or (appropriate) webcontent that they would like to draw readers’ attention to.

i also have a set of genuine, RockBand branded, 5A wooden drumsticks (just like these) to give away to one lucky runner-up (yeah, weird choice, right?).

comments must be posted by midnight on Sunday 1st August, and the winners will be contacted soon after. my decision is final. (remember to leave contact details so we can get back to you if you win).

friends, please don’t make RQT look stupid by not entering. i’ll be OK, but i know that the #gastrognome will be gutted if we don’t get a fair amount of entries – you don’t want to make a small, felted gnome cry, do you? do you?

if you regularly read RQT and like the cut of our jib, then maybe you could take this opportunity to spread the word among your many and various friends – what with that Facebook and Twitter, it’s not that hard to do a blog a favour, is it?

if you’re new to us, why not take a stroll around?

thanks, and good luck.