PMB179: What’s Your Favourite Number? (Belbury Poly, Max Harris, G.P. & G.F. Reverberi, Mongo Santamaría, xyce, Douglas Wood, Herbie Flowers & Barry Morgan, Pete Moore, Hugo Montenegro, Tito Rodriguez)

PMB179 What's Your Favourite Number?This week we return to a news story we covered recently in which mathematician Alex Bellos sought to find out why people have a favourite number and what in fact the most popular numbers around the world are.

So in true Pick of the Pops style we bring you the world’s top ten favourite numbers, through the medium of chiptune, erotic Italian soundtrack music, library music and cha cha.

We also invite you to play Moon Bingo along with the show this week, using the cover art for the show to mark off each number as it comes up, perhaps downing a glass of port each time you find one. The first listener to call “house” will also win a prize, but only if you manage to get your entry to us here at the Moonbase in a sealed envelope.

Find out more at @alexbellos

Listen now:

The Music

1. Belbury Poly: The Eleventh House from Farmer’s Angle (Revised edition) Buy on Amazon Farmer's Angle (Revised Edition) - EP - Belbury Poly
2. Max Harris: Two Tone from Super Sounds Unlimited – Amphonic Music (1971-81) Buy on Amazon
3. G.P. & G.F. Reverberi: Sequence Six from Erotica Italia Buy on Amazon
4. Mongo Santamaría: Cloud Nine from Blow Up A Go-Go Buy on Amazon
5. xyce: thirteen from 4chpcm love Buy
6. Douglas Wood: Five To A Bar from G-Spots Buy on Amazon
7. Herbie Flowers & Barry Morgan: Light Four from KPM 1000 Series: Bass Guitar and Percussion, Vol. 1 Buy on Amazon
8. Pete Moore: Take Eight from Gypsy Creams & Ginger Nuts: Sounds That Swept The Supermarkets Buy on Amazon
9. Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra: Theme For Three from The Best Of Buy on Amazon The Best Of Hugo Montenegro - Hugo Montenegro & His Orchestra
10. Tito Rodriguez & His Orchestra: The Magnificent Seven from Motion Picture Themes Cha Cha Cha Buy on Amazon Motion Picture Themes Cha Cha Cha - Tito Rodriguez & His Orchestra

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