Baby love, my baby love, I need your Family
First preferences…
Has there ever been a more popular trio in pop history than The
Supremes? No wonder when a trio of our pols got together last
week – Tony Abbott, Chris Pyne and John Anderson – they decided to
release a cover of a Supremes song, Baby Love.

How odd of the compilers, then, of the Political Top 40 at Rehame not
to list them together. (Being Rehame they must have worked out
they can charge more if they put the three separately or something.)

Abbott, Pyne and Anderson weren’t quite singing completely in tune last
week, but they were certainly singing from the same songbook.
Together, they should have at least made number three on the charts
with a combined total of 1,352.

Baby Love was the song of last week and is still dominating the
airwaves even now. And look at the tributes and follow ups it
sparked. Barnaby Joyce, Sharman Stone and Steve Fielding wouldn’t
have made the top 20 if it wasn’t for their new version of the
Holland/Dozier/Holland classic.

Still, it is a little odd that in all their “Baby, baby” this and that the trio left out these lines:

“Baby, baby, ooh ’til it’s hurtin’ me

“’Til it’s hurtin’ me…”

And how strange of the three to state so categorically that they never,
ever intend to release a version of “He’s Having Your Baby”.

Still, that’s showbusiness. Or showbusiness for ugly people, as Pyne likes to call it.

Who’s hot, who’s not: The Rehame Top 40 Pols

Rank

NameMentionsMentions
Last Report
Rank
Last Report
1

John
Howard
208234992
2Mark
Latham
161435931
3Tony
Abbott
75616025
4Brendan
Nelson
7404752
5Peter
Costello
5128058
6Andrew
Bartlett
47927717
6Barnaby
Joyce
4797139
8Alexander
Downer
4688607
9 John
Anderson
36416423
10Lyn
Allison
32513428
11Robert
Hill
31942613
12Kevin
Rudd
26364110
13Stephen
Smith
26011226
14Chris
Pyne
23213108
15Ron
Boswell
21412433
16Sharman
Stone
2006145
17Mark
Vaile
18214127
18Kevin
Andrews
18019220
19Warren
Truss
15712433
20Steve
Fielding
1538130
21Helen
Coonan
146 3367
22Wayne
Swan
13313533
23Jenny
Macklin
11934815
24Bob
Brown
1069538
25Ian
Campbell
10011336
26Nick
Minchin
812285
27Chris
Evans
7920719
28Philip
Ruddock
7016324
29Bronwyn
Bishop
696145
30Martin
Ferguson
672090
30Meg
Lees
6716100
32Julie
Bishop
657840
33Peter
Andren
642383
34Dick
Adams
564455
35Eric
Abetz
494257
36Kay
Patterson
4817822
37Brian
Greig
461895
37Natasha
Stott Despoja
465549
39Bruce
Baird
454151
39Ian
Macdonald
457043
39Tanya
Plibersek
4528816

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