Editorial: Desert Island Risks


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The Independent Online

With Sir Mervyn King gearing up for his pre-retirement appearance on Desert Island Discs this weekend, The Independent sneaked into the Threadneedle Street offices of the Bank of England and cast an eye over an early draft of the Governor’s musical choices...

1. Olivia Newton-John: “Let’s Get Fiscal”

2. Queen: “We Will Northern Rock You

3. Tom Jones: “The Green, Green Shoots of Recovery”

4. Gerry Rafferty: “Stuck in the Squeezed Middle with You”

5. Chris De Burgh: “The Old Lady in Red”

6. Sex Pistols: “God Save the QE”

7. Hank Williams: “Your Cheatin’ Fan Chart”

8. Anything at all by Busted