The 8 Tracks Ed Miliband SHOULD Choose For 'Desert Island Discs'

18/11/2013 17:06
  • Andrea Mann Writer of sentences like this one. Also, occasionally, longer ones. But not this time.
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So - The Artist Also Known As The Labour Leader is going to be on 'Desert Island Discs' this Sunday. Here are the eight tracks we think Ed Miliband should pick...

  • 1 'Red Alert' - Basement Jaxx
  • As a wise Marxist once said: "Ain't nothin' goin' on but history". Set out your stall early, Ed, by kicking off with this track.
  • 2 'Labour Of Love' - Hue And Cry
  • It was a rallying cry by pretty boys against callous conservatism in the 1980s. It can be again.
  • 3 'Leader Of The Pack' - The Shangri-Las
  • Choose this song, Ed, and you'll subliminally assert your authority and make everyone imagine you in biker leathers. HAWT.
  • 4 'One Nation Under A Groove' - Funkadelic
  • Relaunch the 'one nation' theme into the nation's consciousness with this Funkadelic track. (Bonus tip: 'Ready or not, here we come' could also double up as an election slogan.)
  • 5 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' - The Hollies
  • Get the David issue out there before Kirsty does by assuring her that while the road is long, with many a winding turn, it doesn't reach as far as New York - which is where your brother is, thank f***.
  • 6 'Father And Son' - Cat Stevens
  • Talk about your admiration for your father Ralph and the cruelty of the Daily Mail - then play this. We promise there won't be a dry eye in the house of commons.
  • 7 'Mandy' - Barry Manilow
  • "I remember all my life/Raining down as cold as ice/A shadow of a man/Peter Mandelson". Oh yes.
  • 8 'Great Balls Of Fire' - Jerry Lee Lewis
  • He shakes your nerves and he rattles your brain... with his amazing economic plan for Britain! Dismiss rumours of tension between you and Ed Balls (of fire) by paying tribute to him with this classic, Mr M.

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