After the launch of TouchTunes’ latest jukebox, Angelina, and the first My TouchTunes trip with Carl Adams, we continue to uncover the industry’s defining track with some personal picks from Tony Glanville, Managing Director for RLMS Sales, who takes us on a journey of heartbreak, blue skies and the Cha-Cha Slide…
Tony’s three decades in the UK gaming industry, culminating in his current position as Managing Director of RLMS Sales, is matched only by his unique brand of enthusiasm and a perverse desire to complete marathons! Since joining RLMS Sales in 2012, he has helped the company to become one of the most successful distributors in the coin-op sector. In addition to his contribution to the industry, Tony and wife Sarah have also gone above and beyond for those less fortunate, completing marathons, swims and cycling challenges to raise more than £40,000 for a range of charities not least Bacta’s charity partner, Rays of Sunshine.
First song you remember hearing?
My parents loved Radio 2 and ‘The JY Prog’ and that’s how I heard Roger Miller’s King Of The Road. If you’ve not heard it, get onto Google now.
Song from your teenage years?
My first girlfriend Tracey dumped me and broke my heart so I used to listen to UB40’s Red Red Wine over and over again.The only difference was I drank pints of light and bitter rather than wine! Tracey if you’re reading this, I’m over you now.
First single ever bought?
Marshall Hain’s Dancing In The City from the Mecca of music, Woolworths.Why I bought this is a mystery as it didn’t even make No.1. I put it down to teenage hormones.
First album ever bought?
Out Of The Blue by ELO. I used to come back from the pub and plug my headphones into my Dad’s stereo. Un- fortunately I would then jump about ripping the jack out resulting in earth shattering decibels being pumped through the house in the small hours!
Song you sing to in the shower?
Either Whitesnake’s Here I Go Again with a Lynx shower gel as the mic and my wife’s long handled brush for the guitar or it’s UB40’s Swing Low Sweet Chariot sung at maximum effort, I absolutely crucify it!
Song that makes you want to dance?
DJ Casper’s Cha Cha Slide, I love it. The almost idiot proof instructions give me the delusion I look cool on a dancefloor usually full of kids while every other mature adult is thinking, “look at that old twat!”
Song you can no longer stand?
I was serving on the HMS Fearless in the Royal Navy and Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean seemed to be on night after night, week after week on the ship’s TV station.
Song that is a guilty pleasure?
The Bee Gees’Tragedy. When the kids were young we’d change the lyrics to“when you’re in the town and your pants fall down, it’s a Tragedy” which they found hilarious. Note to self: Must get a life!
Song you want played at your funeral?
Hopefully we are a way off this yet but I’d choose Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life by Monty Python. I love to think of everyone belting out the lyrics and whistling along.
Last song you heard before now?
An odd one, she who must be obeyed is packing for our journey to Manchester to run a half marathon and she’s listening to Abba’s Waterloo.What’s that all about?
First song you played on a jukebox?
Sunday lunchtime at The Borough Arms in Kingston was the best – a couple of beers, couple of games of pool and The Jam’s Down In The Tube Station At Midnight on the jukebox.Then off home for Sunday roast and Brian Moore on ITV’s The Big Match, happy days.
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