Tonight the music mix was themed around the word Happy. Songs that make you feel happy when you hear them. Songs that bring back Happy memories. Songs that when you hear them you just have to sing along, or dance, or both! There was also an exclusive tracks from Lisa Harman and the single release by Sophie Griffiths that we gave the world’s first radio play to on the show two weeks ago.
Walk off the Earth – Happy – check out the video. You will be happy.
Turtles – Happy together – I was happy to see them play live in Nashville
Three Dog Night – Momma told me not to come – the lead singer was part of the same Nashville concert.
Aha – take on me – a singalong favourite
Cliff Richard – In the country – loved by Phyl
Lisa Harman – I can’t stop laughing. We simply cannot understand why Lisa is not signed. Jonty commented that he would buy this track if he could.
Chicago – Make me smile
Beach Boys – Good vibrations – from the Smile album
ECHO – We are family – they made us all happy when they played at Ingatestone parish church
The Monkees – I’m a believer – for Angela , who remembers seeing them live in Cambridge.
Joe Stilgoe – Totally – I was happy to see Joe at an intimate gig in Maldon.
Sophie Griffiths – A thousand times –
Quincy Jones – Soul Bossonova
Pentantonix & Dolly Parton – Jolene – another sing along classic
Norman Greenbaum – Spirit in the sky – and this one as well
Johnny Cash – Ring of fire – for Adrian and his parents who are visiting from Ireland. They were happy to sing along
Katrina & the Waves – Walking on Sunshine – we learnt that this track earned the band $1 million every year for the first ten years after its release. they are very happy.
Andrew Gold – Never let her slip away – Happy memories from 1978
Wax – Bridge to your heart – with Andre Gold on lead vocals
Enya – Caribbean Blue
Enya – How can I keep from singing – requested by Patrick
Jason Mraz – I’m yours
The Foundations – baby now that I’ve found you
The Proclaimers – I’m gonna walk 500 hundred miles – Jonty has happy memories of seeing the show based on their music on TV.
Jeff Beck – Hi ho silver lining – for everyone one of a certain age, happy memories of this song on the disco dance floor.
Abba – Dancing Queen – this one too!
Join me next week when my studio guests are telling us about a new music initiative at St Thomas’ church in Brentwood.