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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…

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




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


Dinosaurs in the 21st Century


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!!!

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!

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

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


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

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
All About That Bass

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


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

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

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!


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




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!!

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 and on fm to Brentwood and Billericay etc.,. To get involved you can e-mail  also facebook and @phoenixfm or @yenolom which you will see is my surname spelt backwards!!

See you soon

James Moloney

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!

Summer of Sport?

Sunday July 6th 2014.

Today’s quiz consisted of clips of Coldplays Speed of Sound,flash and the Pan Waiting on a train and Sam Smith Money on my mind taking you to the story that HS2 are going to pay six people higher salaries than the Prime Minister! We also learned that today in 1189 Richard the Lionheart was crowned King of England and it was Sylvester Stallones birthday.He’s 68 and still working. In our Top 40 roundup at 8.30 Example was new at Number 3 with One More Day ( Stay With Me ). The rest of the playlist went like this

The Monkees – Pleasant Valley Sunday 
Alison Moyet – Invisible 
Lonyo – Summer of Love (Radio Edit)
Elvis – Stuck On You 

On This Day
Katie Perry – California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg).      (2010)
The Pet Shop Boys – It’s a Sin.      (1987)

Harry Nilsson – Everybody’s Talkin’ 
Duck Sauce – NRG
Steely Dan – FM [Edit]
Julie London – Fly Me To The Moon 
Marina and the Diamonds – Primadonna 
Simply Red – Sunrise
David Charvet – Jusqu’au bout 
The Bee Gees – Three Kisses of Love 
St Paul and the Broken Bones – Call Me
Flash and the Pan – Waiting for a Train 
Freddie White – Ol’ Buttermilk Sky

UK Top 40
Mr Probz – Waves (Robin Schulz Radio Edit)
Example – One More Day (Stay with Me).  ( New Nr 3 )
oliver Heldens & Becky Hill – Gecko (Overdrive) [Radio Edit].      ( Nr 1 )

The Rezillos – Top Of The Pops 
Matchbox – Over the Rainbow-You Belong to Me 
Kooks – Around Town

The Golden Year

This was the year of the original low cost airline with  Freddie Laker launching his new budget Skytrain airline. The first single fare from Gatwick to New York cost £59 – compared to the normal price of £186. Oh and the Queen opened the Jubilee Line Extension to Heathrow. Music highlights were

The Stranglers – Peaches 
Boney M – Ma Baker 
Bo Kirkland and Ruth Davis – You’re Gonna Get Next To Me 
Rita Coolidge – We’re All Alone 
Hot Chocolate – So You Win Again 

Beach Boys – Lady Lynda 
Clean Bandit – Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne)
The Beatles – Across the Universe
Frank Sinatra – What a Difference a Day Makes
Elvis Costello – Everyday I Write The Book
Rodney Franklin – The Groove 

And the Golden Year was 1977.
‘Til Next Time!

The one with the Tour De France

Sunday June 29th
At the risk of stating the obvious this was the last Sunday of June.Three songs got us to the story in the news that the Tour de France was coming to the UK , Leeds and London to be precise, next week.The songs were Les bicyclettes de belsize by Englebert Humperdinck,London Bridge by Black Eyed Peas and Bicycle Race by Queen. Sunday Breakfast also featured On this day, Uk top 10 highlights and the Golden Year more of which below

Tiesto – Wasted (feat. Matthew Koma)
Andrew Gold – Thank You For Being A Friend
Lesley Gore – Look of Love
Elvis – Fever [Essential Elvis version]

On This Day
The Beatles – From Me To You ( 1963 )
The Police – Every Breath You Take  ( 1983 )

Shift K3Y – Touch (Radio Edit)
Foster the people – Pumped Up Kicks [Radio Edit]
Bobby Womack – Across 110th Street
Windsor Davies and Don Estelle – Whispering Grass
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott – Moulding Of A Fool
Tony Christie – Avenues And Alleyways

ELO – Mr. Blue Sky
Dolly Parton – 9 To 5
Morcombe and Wise – Bring Me Sunshine
Rixton – Me and My Broken Heart
The Vamps – Wild Heart

UK Top 40 w/c 22nd June 2014
George Ezra – Budapest
5 Seconds of Summer – Don’t Stop ( New Nr 2 )
Ella Henderson – Ghost.       ( Nr 1 )

The Isley Brothers – Summer Breeze
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme – I Just Want To Stay Here And Love
Katie B – Lights On (feat. Ms Dynamite)

The Golden Year
Muse – Map of the Problematique
Paramore – Misery Business
The Hoosiers – Worried About Ray
Fergie – Big Girls Don’t Cry (Personal)
Rhianna – Umbrella

Donna Summer – On the Radio
The Beatles – Penny Lane
Only Murs – Thinking of Me
Calvin Harris – Summer
The Applejacks – Tell Me When
Corrs – Runaway

The Golden Year was 2008, oh and by the way the reason for playing 9 to 5 was it was D day today, or Dolly Parton day at Glastonbury where she played Sunday afternoon. That’s it, A Bientot!

Win,Lose or Draw Sunday Breakfast is always here

Sunday June 15th 2014
Today the Sunday Breakfast Competition featured three songs….. The Toy Dolls – Nelly the Elephant, Meco – Star Wars Theme, Disney – Every Girl Can Be a Princess
……this goot us to a row, resolved in the week, with Disney over the fact that whilst Star Wars male dolls are available , Princess Leia isn’t. Now resolved the
new toys are coming soon ….apparently. We also featured Phoenix fm’s world cup competition  Win,Lose or Draw….  in association with Papa Johns Pizza and The Brentwood Brewing Company.  But hey the rest of the playlist was like this…

Calvin Harris – Ready for the Weekend
New Order – World In Motion
Leona Lewis – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Elvis – Pocketful Of Rainbows

On this day
Kyu Sakamoto – Sukiyaki (US Number 1 – 1963)
Smokey Robinson – Being With You ( UK Number 1 – 1981)

The Wanted – All Time Low
Paolo Nutini – Let Me Down Easy
Englebert Humperdinck – Quando Quando Quando
Nicola Paone – Blah, Blah, Blah
Rooney – When Did Your Heart Go Missing_
Sam Smith – Safe With Me

Wax – Bridge To Your Heart
The Frank and Walters – Indie Love Song
Madness – The Return Of The Las Palmas 7
Mika – Relax
Chrissie Hynde – You Or No One

UK Top 40
Neon Brotherhood – Hope Aint a Bad Thing
Ed Sheeran – Sing ( New at Number 1)

Deacon Blue – Fergus Sings The Blues
Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite
Count on me – Chase And Status Featuring Moko

Golden Year
Maroon 5 – If I Never See Your Face Again
The Mystery Jets – Two Doors Down
Sarah Barreilles – Love Song
Ne-Yo – Closer (Album Version)
Alphabeat – Fascination [Radio Edit]
Mint Royale – Singin’ In The Rain ( Number 1 this week in our Golden Year)

Sham ’69 – Hurry Up England – The People’s Anthem
Orson – Ain’t No Party (Radio Edit)
Katy Perry – Birthday
The Beatles – Blackbird
Rixton – Me and My Broken Heart
The Turtles – Elenore
Fox the Fox – Precious Little Diamond

So the Golden Year was 2008 and I’m back Sunday 22nd for more Sunday breakfast.
See you then!

World Cup Is Coming…..!

Sunday June 8th 2014
The sun shone.The competition clues were excerpts from Agnetha Feltskog’s Colouring Book
(original by Barbara Streisand , I think), Carla Bruni Quelq’un m’adit and Donovan , Colours getting you to a story about French,
women (mainly) who have taken up colouring to relieve stress and the fact that Colouring Books are being marketed as stress relief!(In France)

The rest of the playlist was

Rixton – Me and My Broken Heart
Gary Benson – Don’t Throw It All Away
Shift K3y – Touch (Radio Edit)
Elvis – Wooden Heart

On This Day

The Pearls – Guilty (1974 Today New at 29)

Iyaz – Solo  (2010 New today at NR 3)

Ell &Nikki – Running Scared (Eurovision 2011)
Michael Jackson – Love Never Felt So Good
Propaganda – Duel
Benny Hill – Transistor Radio
Matt Monro – My Kind Of Girl
Sheila B Devotion – Spacer

Pseudo Echo – Funky Town

Chumbawumba – Top Of The World (Olé, Olé, Olé) – For the coming World Cup!!

Eden Kane – Forget Me Not
Enrique Iglesias feat Flo Rida – There Goes My Baby
Mary Wells – My Guy
Bobby Fuller Four – I Fought The Law
The Vamps – Can We Dance

UK Top 40 this week

Klingande – Jubel
Secondcity – I Wanna Feel (Radio Edit)

Dido – Hunter
Dante & The Evergreens – Time Machine
Haim – Forever

The Golden Year

The Lightning Seeds – Sense
Cyndi Lauper – The World Is Stone
Annie Lennox – Precious
Utah Saints – Something Good
KWS – Please Don’t Go (77 Sunshine Ed)

Harmony Grass – Move In A Little Closer
Clean Bandit – Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne)
Beatles – Drive My Car
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Pharrell Williams – Happy (from _Despicable Me 2_)
The Belle Stars – The Clapping Song
Editors – The Racing Rats

So the Golden Year was 1992, the news stories were great and Mike Porter was standing in for Andrew,
See you tomorrow.



It’s June Already!

Anyone for eggs benedict?
Sunday Breakfast June 1st 2014

So June dawned with a new resolution…..must do my show page. The Competition Clues today
were Weird Al Yankovich – Eat it, Zoom – Fat Larrys Band, Roy Young  – Big Fat Mama, Joe Tex – Ain’t Gonna Bump No More
with no big fat woman…..getting you to a Daily Mail story about Obesity in the UK!
I also have a new promo, a picture and On this Day, Top 40 and the rest …. then the Golden Year (see tunes below)
Otherwise todays playlist was this

Style Council – Shout To The Top
Friendly Fires – Paris (Ambient Version)
Don McClean – Castles In The Air
Elvis – In The Ghetto
The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club
Paul McCartney & Wings – Live And Let Die
Plain White T’s – 1, 2, 3, 4
Katy Perry – Birthday
Trockener Kicks – Met Hart en Ziel
Michael Buble – I Haven’t Met You Yet
Shift K3Y – Touch (Radio Edit)
Glenn Frey – The One You Love

Phil Fearon & Galaxy – What Do I Do
Leona Lewis – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Vampire Weekend – Have I the Right (iTunes Session)
Rixton – Me and my broken heart
Black Eyed Peas – Mas Que Nada (feat. Black Eyed Peas)

UK Top 40
Fuse ODG – Dangerous Love (feat. Sean Paul)
Clean Bandit – Extraordinary (feat. Sharna Bass)
Sam Smith – Stay With Me ( Number 1 this week)

Franz Ferdinand – Darts Of Pleasure
Echo and the Bunnymen – Lovers On The Run

The Golden Year

Kool & The Gang – Cherish
Propoganda – Duel
Mai Tai – History
Stephen Tin Tin Duffy – Icing On The Cake 1
Scritti Politti – The Word Girl (Flesh and Blood)

Peter Sarsted – Frozen Orange Juice
Royseven – We Should Be Lovers (Radio Edit)
Right Said Fred – Don’t Talk Just Kiss
Freddie White – Buttermilk Sky
Englebert Humperdinck – Quando Quando Quando
Beatles – Eleanor Rigby
Mark Ronson – Just

So the Golden Year Was……..1985
And see you next week/tomorrow for more Sunday Breakfast
Not Rashers perhaps Vegetarian!!!

Babies,Beards and Boney M

Sunday May 11th 2014
And so we woke up to the news that Austria had won the eurovision with Conchita Wurst, a lady with a beard.On Sunday breakfast therefore we played the top three Sweden,The Netherlands, and of course Austria.On this day featured Paul Hardcastle number 1 on 11th May in 1986.All of this in the first hour as well as our competition! This took Paul Anka – You,re having my baby, Twins – Philip Bailey and Little Richard and The Brat – Chalk Dust to refer to the news story in the week of the birth of Roger Federer’s second set of twins.The second hour had this answer and the top two from this weeks UK top 40.We also did sport and local news in the second hour and some random rock n’ roll? from Shorty Long.After 9 was the Golden Year see the clues and answer below…and we had the Beatles too.
The song I played were these

The Killers – Human
Tears For Fears – Sowing the Seeds of Love
Elvis – Return to Sender
Zoe – Sunshine On A Rainy Day

Paul Hardcastle – 19 (Nr 1 1986)

Sanna Nielsen – Undo (Eurovision 2014 – Sweden)
The Common Linnets – Calm After the Storm
Conchita Wurst – Rise Like a Phoenix

Morecambe and Wise – We’re The Guys (Who Drive Your
Shift K3Y – Touch (Radio Edit)
Bondax – Giving It All

The Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Paolo Nutini – Scream (Funk My Life Up)
Kool and the Gang – Get Down On It
UB40 – Red Red Wine (Single Edit)
Fleetwood Mac – Little Lies
Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Runaway Daydreamer
Young Soul Rebels – I Got Soul

Mr Probz – Waves (Robin Schulz Radio Edit)
Calvin Harris – Summer (No 1)

Shorty Long – Here Comes The Judge
Frank Sinatra – I Get A Kick Out Of You
Vaccines – Teenage Icon

Tom Robinson Band – Up Against The Wall
Izhar Cohen and the Alpha Beta – A Ba Ni Bi
Yvonn Elliman – If I Can’t Have You
Blondie – (I’m Always Touched By Your) Presence Dear
Darts – The Boy From New York City
Bonet M – Rivers Of Babylon

The Wombats – Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)
Peggy Lee – ‘Til There Was You
The Beatles – Girl
Imelda May – It’s Good To Be Alive
Toploader – Dancing In The Moonlight
Leslie Gore – Maybe I Know
Stereophonics – Pass The Buck

So the Golden Year answer was 1978 yes it was that long ago, so for the Best Sunday Breakfast in Brentwod and Billericay join me May 18th for much more stuff! And if you want to get involved e-mail or check out twitter and facebook and twitter

See you soon!

Sunday Breakfast Catch Up for April so far

Sunday April 6th


The competition centred around three bits of music ranging from ‘Underneath the Mango Tree’ from Dr. No. through some 70’s ‘Sand Between our Toes’ to ‘The Air that I Breathe’. This got you to the news stories about the air quality over the UK this week including atmospheric sand from the Sahara. The past week also saw the death of Frankie Knuckles and the 20th birthday of Britpop, so I played some Blur. The rest of the Playlist was like this


Whitney Houston –  Million Dollar Bill (Frankie Knuckles Mix)

Imagine Dragons – Radioactive

Paul Thomas Saunders – A Lunar Veteran’s Guide to Re-Ent


On This Day

The Bay City Rollers – Bye Bye Baby  No 1 1975 today

Estelle – American Boy (feat. Kanye West) No 1 2008 today


Mari Wilson – Just What I Always Wanted

Foster the people – Life On the Nickel

Owl City – Fireflies


Elvis Presley – In My Way (From _Wild In the Country)


David Castle – Ten To Eight

Take That – What Do You Want From Me


Blur – Charmless Man

Lily Allen – Smile (Radio Edit)

Danny Kaye – Little white duck

Kaiser Chiefs – Coming Home

Glenn Medeiros – She Ain’t Worth It (feat. Bobby Brown)


From this weeks Uk Official Top 40

Christina Perri Human

Faul & Wad Ad & Pnau  Changes (Radio Mix)

5 Seconds of Summer  She Looks So Perfect  Number 1


The Del Vikings – Come Go With Me

Ronan Keating – Life Is A Rollercoaster

The Pierces – Believe In Me


Then the Golden Year brought these gems

Ten City – Devotion (Edit)

T’Pau – Only the Lonely

Kon Kan – I Beg Your Pardon

Holly Johnson – Americanos


Young Rebel Set – Tuned Transmission

Lookalikes – Can I Take You Home Tonight

Iglu & Hartly – In This City

The Beatles – Hard Day’s Night

Caro Emerald – One Day

Lindisfarne – Run For Home


And then it was time for Andrew, oh and by the way the Golden Year was 1989



A week later it was


April 13th


This weeks competition had the Teletubbies, Top Gear and Doctor Who themes, or bits of them getting you to a story in the news on which BBC programmes may be considered suitable for watching in North Korea by the regime there. Apparently watching non approved programmes is a shooting offence! Bearing that in mind our approved playlist for this week was


Pet Shop Boys & Dusty Springfield – What Have I Done to Deserve This 1

Christina Perri – Human

Aswad – Don’t Turn Around


On This Day

Andrew Gold – Lonely Boy New Entry 1977

Dusty Springfield -You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me 1965

OMD – Locomotion New Entry 1984


Elvis – The Wonder Of You

Sara Bareilles – Brave

Peter Sellars – I Haven’t Told Her, She Hasn’t Told Me

Super Furry Animals – Juxtapozed With U 1

5 Seconds Of Summer – She Looks So Perfect

Gotye – Somebody That I Used to Know (feat Kimbra)


The Four Tops – Loco In Acapulco

Sister Sledge – All American Girls

The Newbeats – Run Baby Run (Back Into My Arms)

Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Runaway Daydreamer

China Crisis – Black Man Ray


From the Official UK Top 40

John Martin – Anywhere For You

Route 94 – My Love (feat. Jess Glynne)

Aloe Blacc – The Man  Number 1


Stevie Wonder – A Place in the Sun 1

Olly Murs – Heart Skips a Beat (feat. Rizzle 1

Noisettes – Never Forget You


The Golden Year

Blazin Squad – Crossroads

George Harrison – My Sweet Lord

Stereophonics –  Handbags And Gladrags

Blue – One Love

Enrique Iglesias –  Hero


The Dooleys – Honey I’m Lost 1

The Wanted – All Time Low

The Beatles – With A Little Help From My Friend 1

Beach Boys –  Wouldn’t It Be Nice 1

Gary Barlow – Since I Saw You Last

The Diamonds – Little Darlin 1

Ironik – Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)


And so the Golden Year was 2002 and that was it ’til next time.

Sunday Breakfast is back

So for the last few weeks I have been back on Phoenix, right back where I started from , Sunday Breakfast 7- 10 Sundays. So now I’m catching up with the writing!

On the all new Sunday breakfast, we have some great music and features. On this day, Golden Year, Front Page, Top 40 Look Up and our usual phoenixfm excellent stuff but there’s a competition as well. No prizes , but send your thoughts to

The playlist for March 9th was this:

Wings – Listen To What The Man Said
Tom Jones – If He Should Ever Leave You
Robbie Williams – The Road To Mandalay

On This Day
Take That – Shine Nr 1 2007

Little Mix – Word Up!
Akon – Lonely
Ben Watt – Some Things Don’t Matter
Madness – My Girl
Nelly – Dilemma
The Corrs – Summer Wine

The Mystery Jets – Half In Love with Elizabeth 2
Odyssey – Native New Yorker 1
James Blunt – Bonfire Heart
Lesley Gore – Heartaches At Sweet Sixteen
Little Jackie – The World Should Revolve Around 1
The Dooleys – Love Of My Life

Top 40 tracks
Clean Bandit – Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne)
Pharrel Williams – Happy (from _Despicable Me 2_)

The Fray – Mahna Mahna 1
David Cassidy and the Partridge Family – I Think I Love You
Scouting for girls – Elvis Ain’t Dead [Radio Edit] 1

The Golden Year
Hipsway – The Honeythief
Tavares – Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel 1
Huey Lewis & the News – Do You Believe In Love 1
Frank Sinatra – Theme from New York, New York 1
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11 1
Diana Ross – Chain Reaction

And it was 1986.

Bastille – Bad Blood
Squeeze – Pulling Mussels (From The Shell)
Royseven – We Should Be Lovers (Radio Edit)
Deacon Blue – Fergus Sings The Blues
Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme I Just Want To Stay Here And Love you
Red Dragon – Compliments On Your Kiss
Our competition takes three bits of music to represent a story in the weeks news, can you guess it? join in this Sunday from 7-10 am.

Patricks Day, Sport, Give Me A Ball and A Yard Of Grass !

17 March 2012

So it was St Patricks Day 2012. Normally at 4 on Saturdays Dave does between the lines, expertly keeping Brentwood and Billericay abreast of all that is sport from around the world……….today you had me….so I renamed it Give Me a Ball and a yard of Grass… almost to start, and the rest of the playlist here…

Sultans Of Ping F.C. – Give Him a Ball (And a Yard of Grass)
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
Flo Rida feat Sia – Wild Ones
J90 – Distracted
That Petrol Emotion – Big Decision
The Original Rude Boys – Travelling Man
New Edition – Mr. Telephone Man
Razorlight – Up All Night
Michelle Branch and Santana – Game Of Love
Brian Deady – Over Like McGyver (Radio Mix)
Candy Flip – Strawberry Fields Forever
Graham Coxon – What’ll It Take
Sultans Of Ping F.C. – Red Cadillac and a Black Moustach
Young Rascals – Groovin’
Lana Del Ray – Off to the Races
Florence & The Machine – No Light, No Light
Aslan – Too Late for Hallelujah
Gotye feat Kimbra – Somebody That I Used To Know
The Frames – Revelate
Main Attraction – Everyday
Rizzle Kicks – When I Was a Youngster
Cranberries – Show Me The Way
James Blunt – Stay The Night
Sultans Of Ping F.C. – 2 Pints of Rasa 2

I’ll be back in my usual 10 to midnight slot Thursday to Start The Weekend!
See you then.

James M

Valentines Day, It’s February and the Weekend Starts Here!

Thursday 16th February 2012

Two days after Valentines Day and a First from the New Studios at the Brentwood Centre the Playlist looked like this

Huey Lewis & The News – Heart and Soul
Newton Faulkner – Dream Catch Me
The Arctic Monkeys – The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala
Hall & Oates – Adult Education
Mull Historical Society – City Lights
Turin Brakes – Pain Killer
The Ronettes – Do I Love You?

Friday Facts Featured Two New Entries from the Chart of 16 Feb 1980 –
Peter Gabriel – Games Without Frontiers
Elvis Costello – I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down

Super Furry Animals – Demons
Missing Andy –
Mumm Ra – What Would Steve Do?
Leo Sayer – Heart (Stop Beating In Time)

This weeks Pole to Pole Country was Senegal and musically these –
Abdul Tee-Jay – Wele Kpeku
Ebenezer Callendar and His Maringer Band -Arria Baby
Seydu – The Well

Simple Minds – Hypnotised
Steely Dan -FM
Arthur Alexander – All I Need Is You
Chris Rea – Stop
Hall & Oates – Sara Smile
The Beautiful South – Pretenders to the Throne
Phil Collins Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away
Randy Crawford – Rainy Night In Georgia
Tracy Chapman – Fast Car
Beatles – Goodnight

TWSH is back this Thursday 23rd Feb. Join me 10 to midnight for weekend local events, Phoenix stuff and more music you don’t hear on the Radio anymore.