Friday Night Extra 20.10.17 Happy

Walk off the EarthTonight 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.




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About Patrick Sherring

As a child I listened to the pirate radio ships, particularly Radio London on 266. I loved the romance of the DJs playing the latest music for the listeners to hear. After most of the pirate stations closed in August 1967 I used to listen to Fabulous 208 Radio Luxembourg, the continuing Radio Caroline, Radio North Sea International and Radio 1. I particularly enjoyed listening to radio in the evening and at night. One of my favourite shows was Late Night Extra in the early days of Radio 1. All kinds of guests would just turn up and be part of the show. As a listener radio should feel like a friend is talking directly to you. I dreamed of being on the radio for many years. In 1988 I began on Hospital Radio with Radio Enfield in north London. I had my own request show and used to commentate from Spurs and Enfield F.C. home games. I was also part of the Radio Enfield Roadshow team, taking part in many outside broadcasts. Now I am delighted to be on Phoenix FM, where I have had a Friday show since May 2011. On the show there are a mixture of musical genres. Often there are guests giving lengthy interviews on a wide range of topics including faith and social action. There are also some live music performances. This little boy's dream has come true!