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Sunday Breakfast May 29th 2016

Bank Holiday weekend and Sunday started a little overcast… the music we played on breakfast was like this..

Major Lazer – Lean On (feat. M� & DJ Snake)

Cyndi Lauper – Funnel of Love

Turin Brakes – Fishing For A Dream

The Strokes – Under Cover of Darkness

Albert Hammond – Moonlight Lady

 

On This Day

The hits from this day with year and chart placing…

Sparks – This Town Ain’t Big Enough For… No 2 1974

Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer No 4 1986

Pulp – Common People New No 2 1995

Naughty Boy – La La La (feat. Sam Smith) New No 1 2013

 

Francoise Hardy – Comment Te Dire Adieu

DJ Snake – Middle (feat. Bipolar Sunshine)

Paolo Nutini – Someone Like You

Poli Genova – If Love Was a Crime (Eurovision 2016)

 

Felix Jaehn – Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)

Dolly Parton – Potential New Boyfriend

ABC – Viva Love

R.E.M. – Driver 8

The Walkmen – While I Shovel the Snow

The Vamps – Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart)

 

UK Top 40

Sigma – Cry (feat. Take That) Highest New Entry No 21

Justin Timberlake – CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! No 2

Drake – One Dance (feat. Wizkid & Kyla) No 1

 

Amos Milburn – French Fried Potatoes and Ketchup

Blink 182 – Bored To Death

Grace – You Don’t Own Me (feat. G-Eazy)

Britney Spears – I’m A Slave 4 U

 

The Golden Year

Maroon 5 – This Love

The Calling – Our Lives

The Rasmus – In The Shadows

Cassidy – Hotel (feat. R. Kelly)

Justin Timberlake – Rock Your Body

 

Was 2003….

 

Mari Wilson –  I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love

Chris Howland – Japanisches Abschiedslied

Coldplay – Adventure of a Lifetime

Blondie – Maria

Little Mix – Hair (feat. Sean Paul)

Corrs – Radio

Chris Rea – Fool if you think its over

And you can listen again here…

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Sunday Breakfast April 24th 2016

Playlist for April 24 Sunday Breakfast as follows…a four hour show today!

Robbie Williams – Candy

Tracy Chapman – Fast Car

The Sundays – Can’t Be Sure

 

Eurovision…with the news that Romania have been banned so you won’t be hearing this

Ovidiu Anton – Moment of Silence (Eurovision 2016 – Romania)

Ira Losco – Walk on Water (Eurovision 2016 – Malta)

Poli Genova – If Love Was a Crime (Eurovision 2016 – Bulgaria)

 

On this day…

Spandau Ballet – True (Nr 1 1983)

Madonna (Feat Justin Timberlake)- 4 Minutes (Nr 1 2008)

Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Radio Edit) (New at Nr 3 2013)

 

Sam Smith – Writing’s on the Wall

Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind (Part 2)

Relish – You I’m Thinking Of

 

ELO – The Diary Of Horace Wimp

Adele – Chasing Pavements

Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out

Marina and the Diamonds – Primadonna

The Locomotives – Rudi’s In Love

The Primitives – Petals

 

UK top 10 highlights this week

Desligner – Panda….Highest new entry

Sia – Cheap Thrills (feat. Sean Paul) ….Number 2

Drake – One Dance (feat. Wizkid & Kyla)…..Number 1

 

Pete Seeger – Little Boxes

Bread – The Guitar Man

James Bay – Best Fake Smile

Bruce Hornsby – That’s Just The Way It Is

 

Just after 9 the Golden Year was…

 

The Boomtown Rats – She’s So Modern

Chic – Everybody Dance

Raydio – Jack And Jill

Andrew Gold – Never Let Her Slip Away

The Michael Zager Band – Lets All Chant

CoCo – Bad Old Days

The Bee Gees – Night Fever

 

………1979!

 

The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face

Years and Years – Desire

The Monkees – Pleasant Valley Sunday

The Breakers – Long Way Home

Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong

Cyndi Lauper – Funnel of Love

Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet

 

Hour four with some of the artists who have passed away to date in 2016….

Prince – If I Was Your Girlfriend

Sheila E – The Belle of St. Mark

Ronie Corbett & Bob Monkhouse – Dear Old Syracuse

Victoria Wood – It Would Never Have Worked (Live)

Alicia Keys – How Come You Don’t Call Me

Glenn Frey – The One You Love

The Bangles – Manic Monday

The Barry Gray Orchestra – Thunderbirds

David Bowie – Life on Mars

David Bowie – Lazarus

Prince – Little Red Corvette

Emerson Lake and Palmer – Fanfare For The Common Man

Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U

 

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Dinosaurs in the 21st Century

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 1st 2015

So today the competition featured songs Deeply Dippy – Right Said Fred, Five Years Time by Noah and the Whale and Was (Nt Was) Walking the Dinosaur……getting you to a conundrum in the Science Museum between a Dinosaur and a Whale! Otherwise it looked like this……

Royseven – We Should Be Lovers (Radio Edit)
Matthews Southern Comfort – Woodstock (Single Version)
Florence And The Machine – You’ve Got The Love
Adele – Chasing Pavements

English song in a foreign language

G – Dragon – This Love (Live)

Otherwise this South Korean is known as Kwon Ji Yong (born August 18, 1988)…….Check it out


Freddie White – Ol’ Buttermilk Sky

On this day
John Lennon – Imagine (Number 1 1981)
Lady Gaga – Just Dance (Number 1 2009)

Billy Joel – Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song)
Imagine Dragons – I Bet My Life
Blondie – Sunday Girl
London Grammar – Hey Now
Ronan Keating – Life Is A Rollercoaster
The Avalanches – Since I Left You
Manfred Mann – My Name Is Jack
Train – Bulletproof Picasso
Tom Jones – The Young New Mexican Puppeteer

UK Top 10
Avicii – The Nights
Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars) (Nr1)

Roy Murphy – This Year
Paloma Faith – New York
Lily Allen – Alfie
The Intruders – (Win, Place Or Show) She’s A Winner

The Golden Year
The Imperials – Who’s Gonna Love Me
The Modern Lovers – The Morning of Our Lives
Tonight – Drummer Man
Smokie – For a Few Dollars More
Odyssey – Native New Yorker 

The golden year was 1978
Carrie Underwood – Something In The Water
Paolo Nutini – Coming Up Easy
The Yachts – Suffice To Say
Lesley Gore – Look of Love
Leo Sayer – Orchard Road

I’m away next week but will see you in two weeks time……..enjoy!!!

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Here Comes Christmas!

Sunday Breakfast 30th November 2014
This was the playlist.
This weeks competition was Black – Wonderful Life, Katy Perry – Last Friday Night and Rebecca Black – Friday getting you to Black Friday where in the US and apparently now in the UK people spend most of their Christmas Money? Anyway the rest was

Clean Bandit feat Jess Glynne – Real Love
Caro Emerald – Riviera Life
Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite

Top Ten Best Selling Xmas Hits of All Time began today with these
The Pogues & Kirsty McCall – Fairytale of New York ( Nr 15)
Johnny Mathis – When A Child Is Born (Nr 10)
Every Sunday until December 28th we will countdown the Everyhit top 10 to Number 1

On This Day
Chicago – If You Leave Me Now (Number 1 1974)
Killers – Human (New Nr 3 2008)

Sebastian Sinbad – Emily
Pixie Lott – Caravan Of Love
Belle Stars – Sign Of The Times
The Carpenters – Those Good Old Dreams
Script – No Good In Goodbye
Foster the People – Waste
Englebert Humperdinck – I’m a Better Man (For Having Loved You)

UK Top 10
Only Murs – Wrapped Up (feat. Travie McCoy) (Nr 3)
Band Aid 30 – Do They Know It’s Christmas_ (2014) (Nr 1)

Beggin – Timebox
Catfish and the Bottlemen – Pacifier
The Frank and Walters – Indie Love Song s
Those Nervous Animals – The Business Enterprise (My Friend John)

And then the Golden Year ran for a whole hour mainly because I couldn’t make up my mind what to play

Culture Club – Time (Clock Of The Heart)
Blancmange – Living On The Ceiling
Renee & Renato – Save Your Love
Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
Duran Duran – Rio
Modern Romance – Best Years Of Our Lives
Paul McCartney &  michael jackson – The Girl Is Mine
A Flock of Seagulls – Wishing (If I Had A Photograph of you )
The Pretenders – Back On The Chain Gang
Dionne Warwick -Heartbreaker
Mike Post – Theme from _Hill Street Blues

And the year was 1982.I’m back December 7th for Breakfast with all the usual stuff!

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Hey It’s Winter

 

So the first Sunday in November and the competition brought you Eye of the Tiger by Survivor, Don’t you want me by the Human League and Wannabe by the Spice Girls getting you to the …..perhaps catchiest tune in the UK! Todays playlist was…

Ollie Murs Wrapped Up
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Jimmy Clanton – Venus In Blue Jeans

KATE BUSH
Every week for 10 weeks I feature a Kate Bush album. (Ever since her comeback tour this summer). Today it was Album number 7 called Aerial. Aerial was Bush’s first double album, and was released after a twelve-year absence from the music industry during which Bush devoted her time to family and the raising of her son.  Aerial entered the UK Albums Chart at number three, selling more than 90,000 copies in its first week on release. Songs I chose were

Kate Bush – King of the Mountain
Kate Bush – Bertie

ON THIS DAY

Today this happened in

1904 British newspaper “Daily Mirror” begins publishing

1959 – The first section of the M1 motorway, the first inter-urban motorway in the United Kingdom, is opened between the present junctions 5 and 18, along with the M10 motorway and M45 motorway

Songs were

The Chi-Lites – Too Good To Be Forgotten – New Entry 1974
Culture Club – Karma Chameleon – Number 1 1983

Eartha Kitt – Just An Old-Fashioned Girl
The Frank and Walters – Each Tree
Donald Fagen – Walk Between Raindrops

Magic – Let Your Hair Down
Rixton – Me and My Broken Heart
Right Now
Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work (The Twelves Remix)
ABC – All Of My Heart

UK TOP 10
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
All About That Bass

The Honeycombs – Have I The Right
Friendly Fires – Paris (Ambient Version)
Come Get Some

THE GOLDEN YEAR

Clues Included

March 23 – The 70th Academy Awards ceremony, hosted for the 6th time by Billy Crystal, is held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Titanic wins 11 Oscars including Best Picture.

May 26Bear Grylls, 23, becomes the youngest British climber to scale Mount Everest

Rose Royce – Car Wash

U2 – Sweetest Thing

Crush
Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
The Cardigans – My Favourite Game
Cher – Believe  ( Number 1 today in our golden year!!!!)

Dexys Midnight Runners – Jackie Wilson Said (I’m in Heaven)
David Bowie – Where Are We Now
Dido – Thank You
One Direction – Steal My Girl
Bobby Vee – Take Good Care Of My Baby
The Eagles – One Of These Nights

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The Last Rose Of Summer

August 31 The Last Rose Of Summer

So this week the competition featured clips from Choux Pastry Heart by Corinne Bailey Ray , Cake to bake from the 2014 Eurovision by Aarzemnieke and Eileen Barton If I knew you were comin’ getting you toBake Off Gate and an Alaska in the Bin!!! . The Rest is here

Blondie – Hanging on the telephone
Mamas Guns – Red Cassette (Radio Edit)
Moonlight Feels Right

Dollys Legacy – The End

Dolly Parton – Lay Your Hands on Me

On This Day
Brian Hyland – Sealed With A Kiss  ( 1962 Nr 8 )
Wretch 32-Don’t Go (Radio Edit) ( New at Nr 1 2011)

Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill
Foster The People – Coming Of Age
Maria Mc Govern – The Continental
Van Morrison – Crazy Love
Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart

Foreigner – Urgent
The Blowmonkeys – It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way
The Script – Superheroes
Aarzemnieke – Cake To Bake (Eurovision 2014 –
Trockener Kecks – Met Hart en Ziel

Top 40
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
David Guetta – Lovers on the Sun ( Number 1 and NEW!!)
Billy Joel – My Life
Olly Murs – Heart Skips a Beat (feat. Rizzle Kicks)
Jess Glynne – Right Here

The Golden Year
Apollo Forty Four – Stop The Rock
Mercury Rev – Goddess On A Highway
Hepburn – Bugs
Texas – Summer Son
Louie Bega – Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of… )
Macklemore & Lewis – Same Love (feat. Mary Lambert)
Beatles – Things We Said Today
Maroon 5 – Maps
Mary Hopkins – If You Love Me (I Won’t Care)
London Grammar – Hey Now
Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer

 

So the Competition answer was Bin Gate on Bake Off and the Golden Year was……….1999, so see you tomorrow for Breakfast!

James

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Bank Holiday , Brilliant Weather ….Not!

August 24th 2014

Bank Holiday , Brilliant Weather ….Not!

Todays competition featured bits of The Dutchman by Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy, Fast Car by Tracy Chapman and The Chain by Fleetwood Mac so what was the link? … See Below! So with On this day the Golden Year and all the rest here’s the playlist

The Script – Superheroes
The Feeling – Without You
The Velvets – That Lucky Old Sun

The Dolly Parton Legacy

Since she appeared at Glastonbury we have , every week, played a bit of Country Music. Todays offering was
Glenn Campbell – Dreams of the everyday Housewife

On This Day

Stuff that happened today in the past included

1853 – 1st potato chips prepared by chef George Crum (Saratoga Springs, NY)

1995 – Windows 95 debuts
Chumbawumba – Tubthumping  (New at 2 1997)
2 of a kind – Babycakes (Radio Edit)  ( New at 1 2004)

1975 – Girls
Train – Angel In Blue Jeans
Cat Stevens – Another Saturday Night
Nabs Tino – Forgive Me (For Giving You Such A Bad Time)
Tom Jones – If He Should Ever Leave You
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Forgotten Man

Earth, Wind and Fire – September
Spandau Ballet – Only When You Leave
Connie Stevens – Mr. Songwriter
Rooney – When Did Your Heart Go Missing

Top 40
One Republic – Love Runs Out
Magic! – Rude
Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong ( This Was Number 1)

Flo Rida – Sugar
Patience & Prudence – Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now

Junior Senior – Move Your Feet

The Golden Year

Stuff that happened in this year was

5 January – Actor Rowan Atkinson launches the new Comic Relief charity appeal.

5 July – The Church of England announces that it will allow the ordination of women priests from 1992.

Brother Beyond – The Harder I Try
Jane Wiedlin – Rush Hour
Robbie Robertson – Somewhere Down the Crazy River
Guns n’ Roses – Sweet Child o’ Mine
Tanita Tikaram – Good Tradition

The Beatles – Good Night
Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart
Super Furry Animals – Juxtapozed With U
Something Happens – Parachute
Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through The Grapevine

So The answer to the competition was Max Verstappen will drive for Toro Rosso next season and by the way the Golden Year was 1988.

See You Soon

 

 

JM

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Midsummer Nights Dream

So today the competition clips were Alice Cooper – Schools Out, The Godfathers – Birth, School, Work ,Death ,Hall & Oates – Adult Education getting you to various A level stories in the news this week both local and national. I went for the BBC story ‘ A-Level Grades edge down  , as University places rise’ , but also mentioned local success as reported in the Brentwood Gazette. The rest of the playlist was like this
Jan & Dean Heart And Soul
Bertie Higgins – Key Largo
Pixie Lott – Mama Do
Dolly Parton Legacy
Billie Jo Spears – What I’ve Got In Mind

On This Day
The Stylistics – Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love) – Number 1 today 1975
PM Dawn – Set Adrift On Memory Bliss – Highest new entry Number 5 today 1991

Kodaline – Brand New Day
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Forgotten Man
Janice Ian – At Seventeen
Bob Luman – Lets Think About Living
Two Door Cinema Club – Something Good Can Work
One More Day (Stay with Me)

Sheila B Devotion – Spacer
The Frank & Walters – Indie Love Song
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honeybunch)
Konkan – I Beg Your Pardon

The Top 10 UK Singles
One Republic – Love Runs Out
Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong – New Number 1!

The Sultans of Ping F.C. – You Talk Too Much
Peter Jay & The Blue Men – Just Too Late
5 Seconds Of Summer – Don’t Stop
Lloyd Cole & the Commotions – Perfect Skin
The Golden Year
Example – Kickstarts (Radio Edit)
Flo Rida – Club Can’t Handle Me (feat. David Guetta)
Train – Hey, Soul Sister
Eliza Doolittle – Pack Up
Ne Yo – Beautiful Monster

The Killers – Runaways
Fancy (feat. Charli XCX)
The Beatles – Here Comes the Sun
Tennis – Petition
Nada Surf – Jules and Jim
The Housemartins – I Smell Winter
And so the Golden Year was 2010 and I’m back tomorrow for Breakfast whether that’s Quorn Bacon and Sausages or a Full English I’ll be there from 7am. Don’t Miss It!!

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August 3rd, Thunderbolts of Lightning!

Sunday August 3rd 2014

So weatherwise okay, traffic wise booooring we put together a competition (which I couldn’t remember at 8.20!) featuring an excerpt from ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen…….’Thunderbolt of lightning very,very fri…..Then Stephen Bishop…..’Down in Jamaica……’ from On and On and finally….the Three Degrees and ..’The runner…’ getting you to Usain Bolts comments on the Commonwealth Games this week….a little bit ssss..was it the games , the weather or something else,anyway the rest was…

Barry Manilow – Let’s Hang On
Shift Key – Touch (Radio Edit)
Killers – Human

The Dolly Parton Legacy (Since Glastonbury) 
Ray Stevens – Misty

On This Day
Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go  (1996 New )
The Spice Girls – Wannabe (Radio Edit)   (1996 Nr 1)

The Style Council – My Ever Changing Moods
Foster The People – Coming Of Age
Moby – Hymn
Michael Buble – Cry Me a River
One Direction – Kiss You
White Stripes – Hotel Yorba

Huey Lewis and the News – Do You Believe In Love
Frances Nero – Footsteps Following Me
Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Not Giving Up On Love
Sam Smith – Money On My Mind
Gary Benson – Don’t Throw It All Away

Top 40
Rixton – Me and My Broken Heart
Magic! – Rude
Cheryl – Crazy Stupid Love (feat. Tinie Tempah) (Nr 1)

Arrow – Hot Hot Hot
Jean Jacques Smoothie – 2 People
The Vamps – Can We Dance

The Golden Year
It  Bites – Calling All The Heroes
Lulu – Shout
Gwen Guthrie – Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But The
The Smiths – Panic
Sinatra – So Macho
Heywood – Roses

The Carvells – The L.A. Run
The Beatles – Dear Prudence
Paul Carrack – One In A Million
Marmalade – Falling Apart At the Seams
Eden Kane – Forget Me Not
Scissor Sisters – I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’

The Golden Year was….1986. We will do it all again tomorrow from 7 at phoenixfm.com and on fm to Brentwood and Billericay etc.,. To get involved you can e-mail radio@phoenixfm.com  also facebook and @phoenixfm or @yenolom which you will see is my surname spelt backwards!!

See you soon

James Moloney

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A Hoy There 27th July.

Sunday 27th July 2014

So this week past at the Commonwealth Games Chris Hoy ahem…Sir Chris Hoy was asked for ID to enter his dedicated arena at Edinburgh….We put together ….Richard Hawley, ‘Open Up Your Door’,The Who, ‘Who are you’ and The Bombay Bicycle Club, ‘Luna’ to represent this, we did the golden year and all the other stuff as here…

The Undertones – Here Comes The Summer
The Avalanches – Since I Left You
Robbie Williams – Morning Sun

Dolly Parton Legacy ( Remember Glastonbury)
Jim Croce – Operator (That’s Not The Way It Is)

On This Day

The Cure – Inbetween Days  (1985)

Madonna – Into The Groove   (1985)

 

Gabriella Cilmi – On A Mission
Conchita Wurtz – Rise Like a Phoenix (Eurovision
Georgie Fame – Sunny
Kodaline – Brand New Day
The Vaccinnes – Norgaard
Can’t Get Along (Without You)
Such a Good Feeling (Radio Mix)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Forgotten Man
Steely Dan – Hey Nineteen
The Beachboys – Good Vibrations
William – Heartbreaker (Remix)
Kirsty Bertarelli – There She Goes

Top 40
Ariana Grande – Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea)
Rixton – Me and My Broken Heart  (Nr 1)

We Are The People (Radio Edit)
The Drums – Let’s Go Surfing
Mila Falls – I’m A Control Freak

The Golden Year
The Gibson Brothers – Ooh What a Life
Rickie Lee Jones –  Chuck E’s In Love
The Pretenders –  Kid
The Korgis – If I Had YouThe Boomtown

Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays (Edit)

Owl City – Fireflies (UK Radio Edit)
The Beatles –  When I’m Sixty-Four
Halo James – Could Have Told You So
The Seekers –  Georgy Girl
Jess Glynne – Right Here
Boyzone – When The Going Gets Tough

The Golden Year was 1979 and that was it….til the next time!

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