Once again, we’re back it. While triple j‘s Requestival has just crossed its halfway point, they’re not slowing down as far as delivering some tunes that we might never hear again on the station.
Let’s dive in, god help us.
It took Sally & Erica a little bit to really get the heat going on the BBQ, but the ‘cooked-o-meter’ hit 11 once they spun Bowling For Soup’s ‘1985’.
They then gave us the ultimate hit of early 00’s nostalgia with Kisschasy, Justin Timberlake and OutKast. Oh, and they also played The Darkness’ ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’ which was just made for this type of thing.
In struts Lucy Smith, boombox in hand, as she opens her show with Beastie Boys and ‘Fight For Your Right To Party’ only for her throw us some black eyeliner to accurately belt out Evanescence’s ‘Bring Me To Life’.
She gave us Dolly Parton, and she gave us Mariah Carey. She gave us Daft Punk’s ‘Around The World/Harder, Better, Faster Stronger’ and then, 90 minutes later, she gave us the same thing again. And, for whatever reason, she gave us the theme song to Bill Nye The Science Guy. Go figure.
Dave Woodhead’s Thursday show was all about balancing between the old and the very, very new – with a selection of songs usually only given play on the internet.
While he gave us Disturbed’s ‘Down With The Sickness’ and Starland Vocal Band’s ‘Afternoon Delight’, he also gave us 100 gecs’ ‘Stupid Horse’ and the Zack Fox & Kenny Beats collaboration ‘Jesus Is The One (I Got Depression)’.
And, for old time’s sake, he played the shortest ever winner of the Hottest 100.
As for Hobba & Hing, sure – they played Sisqo, they played Dixie Chicks and they played Madison Avenue. But they also played the below, and thus no more needs to be said.
Bridget Hustwaite opened the final ‘Requestival’ set of the evening taking us to Chromatica with the lead single, ‘Stupid Love’, from Lady Gaga’s forthcoming album.
In fact, she might have seen Lucy Smith give the gays everything they wanted on Tuesday and tried to one up her, because she also played Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Run Away With Me’.
But she also gave us a chance to get our supreme head bang on with Slipknot and Papa Roach. Not to mention, the added surprise of ‘Everything Stays’ taken from the very popular cartoon Adventure Time.
Stay tuned for Friday’s recap, and check out Tuesday’s here and Wednesday’s here.