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Strictly, Starlings and Star Wars spin-offs

This week’s Feelgood Saturday was a V festival homage as I went off to Hylands Park to partake straight after the show on Saturday. So the show was all about getting in the festival spirit and enjoying some of the great artists on the line-up this year.

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We also caught up with the Entertainment News and squeezed in this week’s Headliner… just in time (that’s a clue by the way).

You can listen back to the whole show here:

Full track listing is below:

Madison Avenue – Don’t call me baby

Busted – On what you’re on

Rudimental feat. John Newman – Feel the love

Pete Tong with the Heritage Orchestra and Jules Buckley – Insomnia

Anne-Marie – Ciao adios

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Leann Rimes – LovE is LovE is LovE

Pink – Get this party started

Sean Paul feat. Dua Lipa – No lie

Madness – One step beyond

Shapeshifters – Lola’s theme

JLS  – Beat again

Saturdays – Up (Wideboys radio edit)

Jay Z – Empire state of mind (feat Alicia Keys)

Madonna – Vogue

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Feeling feline

 

On this week’s Feelgood Saturday I was joined by two purrrrrfect guests… Edna and Jacqui from Pussycat Lodge. It’s a Brentwood-based charity that rescues cats and kittens and they can have up to 100 cats in their care at any one time. Edna is one of the fosterers who helps take care of homeless kitties until they are ready to move on to a new home and Jacqui is the co-ordinator (the boss!).

We talked all things feline – hearing all about the great work the charity do to rescue cats and their specialism in dealing with “hissy, spitty ferals!”, which are great for catching mice. We also  If you’d like to know more do pop along to their open day on Sunday 3rd September. We also answered listeners’ cat questions – finding out that cats are not too different from people really – they mainly just need love and attention!

Edna, me and Jacqui

You can hear the full interview with the ladies here:

As well as all this, we had a sporting edition of Headliner and also found time to check out the Entertainment News for this week.

Listen back to the full show below:

Tracks I played on the show this week are:

Bee Gees – You should be dancing

Whitney Houston – I wanna dance with somebody (Who loves me)

Beatles – All you need is love

Kideko & George Kwali feat. Nadia Rose & Sweetie Irie – Crank it (Woah)

Destiny’s Child – Survivor

Jamiroquai – Superfresh

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Eric Prydz – Call on me

Eric Carmen – Hungry eyes

Aerosmith – Love in an elevator

George Michael – Outside

Shania Twain – Life’s about to get good

Whigfield – Saturday night

Byrds – Mr. Tambourine man

Calvin Harris feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean – Feels

 

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A tale of two Dans!

This week’s show was jam-packed, with two great guests (Daniel Molyneaux and then Dannielle Emery), another Headliner challenge, the Entertainment news and of course the usual travel news and events guide for Brentwood and Billericay.

Luckily I had an extra hour to fit it all in!

A full track listing for Feelgood Saturday, including the Bonus Hour is below. Listen back to the whole show here:

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Daniel and me!

Singer-songwriter Daniel joined me in the studio to talk about his new album “I’ll Be Waiting” and the first single to be released from it – “Guess what? I need you”. Having just turned twenty he stopped by to chat about his musical influences, why James Brown would always be welcome for dinner at his and how he goes about creating his music. Plus what he would do if he had a pet elephant… You can listen back to the full interview here…

Daniel’s album, “I’ll be waiting” is available through all music streaming services and online stores and you can follow him on instagram (@soundofdaniel), facebook (@DanielMolyneauxOfficial), twitter (@soundofdaniel) or snapchat (soundofdaniel). The single “Guess what? I need you” is out now and the video is on YouTube.

Dannielle Emery

The very busy Dannielle made time in her hectic schedule to stop by for a chat about all her projects. Dannielle is an ambassador for This Girl Can Essex – a movement to help women get into fitness, sport and physical activity.

Dannielle Emery

She’s also got her own fitness app – Reward Fitness – available through the iTunes store, that helps you track your progress against your fitness goals and sends you helpful reminders about when to exercise, when to rest and when to drink water (something many of us don’t do enough).

She’s also an instructor in all kinds of fitness and dance classes – including a silent-disco inspired class taking place in the park this summer! You can find out more about everything Dannielle does through her facebook and listen back to the full interview below.

Hard Fi – Hard to beat

Duran Duran – Girls on film

Oasis – Roll with it

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Rihanna – Umbrella (feat. Jay-Z)

Avicii – The days

Blue Cantrell (feat. Sean Paul) – Breathe

Mark Ronson – Oh my god

Daniel Molyneaux – Home

Daniel Molyneaux – Guess what? I need you

Britney Spears – Toxic

Daniel Molyneaux – Don’t stop

Shampoo – Trouble

T-Rex – Twentieth century boy

Beyonce & Shakira – Beautiful liar (Freemasons Mix)

Calvin Harris feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean – Feels

Lorde – Green light

The Killers – The man

Far East Movement, Flo Rida & Sidney Samson – Change your life

Supertramp – The logical song

Jamiroquai – Superfresh

Chris Brown – Turn up the music

The Rembrandts – I’ll be there for you

Snow Patrol – Run

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An ode to Geoff the Huntsman

In this week’s Feelgood Saturday we covered the full spectrum of topics – from what it takes to be a professional mermaid, to Geoff the giant spider, to what the heck has Justin Bieber been up to this week?

Plus a royal instalment of Headliner

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You can listen back to the whole two hour extravaganza here:

All the tracks I played are shown below (apart from the five Headliners):

Boy Meets Girl – Waiting for a star to fall

Daft Punk – Digital love

Mick Jagger & David Bowie – Dancing in the street

Ms Dynamite – Dy na mi tee

The Killers – The man

Moloko – Sing it back

Amy Sky, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Olivia Newton-John – Stone in my pocket

Cara Delevingne – I feel everything

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown funk

Liam Gallagher – Wall of glass

Outkast – Hey ya!

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The Faces – Stay with me

Mylo vs. Miami Sound Machine – Dr. Pressure

Jamiroquai – Cosmic girl

Daniel Molyneaux  – Give your love to me

George Michael – Faith

 

If you just fancy dipping your toe in and giving the Headliner a go – that’s here:

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A collaboration going on between ourselves and something outside of ourselves…

… the immortal words of Beth Nielsen Chapman, who spoke to me ahead of her gig at Emmanuel Church, Billericay on 26 July.

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Feelgood Saturday came over a bit country this week, as twice Grammy-nominated Beth called for a chat. The most recent inductee into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame, Beth is swapping Nashville for Essex as a warm-up for her gig at the Cambridge Folk Festival next weekend. She made time during her hectic rehearsal schedule to speak to me, so you’ll hear that interview as part of this week’s Feelgood Saturday. You can also listen to it separately below:

I also brought you the latest Entertainment News round-up, as well as a nice, easy Headliner to ease you in. Listen back to the whole show here:

 

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Full track listing is shown below:

Taylor Swift – Shake it off

Arcade Fire – Everything now

Zoe – Sunshine on a rainy day

Talking Heads – Road to nowhere

Busted – What I go to school for

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Bananarama – More,  more, more

Shakira – Whenever, wherever

Justin Bieber – Sorry

Rupert Holmes – Escape (the Pina Colada song)

Faith Hill – This kiss

Beth Nielsen Chapman – Happy girl

Foster the People – Pumped up kicks

Grace – Not over yet (Perfecto edit)

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Digital Love

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On this week’s Feelgood Saturday we covered SO MANY TOPICS! Ranging from what Donald Trump thinks of Daft Punk, to whether I should call myself Ms, Mrs or Miss and why Andy Murray did the right thing at Wimbledon.

Plus I played the below, awesome music:

Bryan Ferry – Let’s stick together

Bruno Mars – 24K magic

Lucky Soul – No ti amo

Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull – Let me be your lover

Blur – Coffee & TV

Ed Sheeran – Galway girl

Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera – Moves like Jagger

Clean Bandit – Rather be feat. Jess Glynne

Van Morrison – Brown eyed girl

Louisa Johnson – Forever young

Daft Punk – Digital love

Beach Boys – Wouldn’t it be nice

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Arcade Fire – Everything now

Electric Six – Danger (High voltage)

ATB – 9pm (Til I come)

Shaggy – It wasn’t me

Soft Cell – Tainted love

You can listen back here:

As usual if you want to hear what the Headliners were you’ve got to listen to the show! But as a special treat, here is just the Headliner for this week if you’ve only got half an hour or so to spare…

And then the feelgood music and chat continued for an extra hour, with The Bonus Hour. You can listen to that below, and here’s the track listing:

Mini Viva – Left my heart in Tokyo

Toto – Africa

Madonna – Like a prayer

Isley Brothers – This old heart of mine

Smash Mouth – Walking on the sun

Sister Sledge – Lost in music

All Saints – Pure shores

Duran Duran – Hungry like the wolf

Suede – Trash

Phil Collins and Philip Bailey – Easy lover

Haddaway – What is love?

 

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If I were a rich girl…

On this week’s Feelgood Saturday there was loads to talk about, including why Ed Sheeran has quit twitter, how you’ll know if I ever win the lottery and some words of wisdom from Judy Murray. Plus, it’s the third edition of HEADLINER – play along at home and see if you can guess which news story we cover this week.

 

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Then, once you’ve had a listen to Feelgood Saturday, if you’re hungry for more, do not despair as the Bonus Hour is here again – a whole extra hour of fun music and chat – including a particularly graphic reminder of the perils of owning cats!

Full track listing for both shows is below (minus the headliners as you’ll have to listen to get them!):

Feelgood Saturday tracks:

Arcade Fire – Everything now

No Doubt – Hey baby

Jamiroquai – Lifeline

Norah Jones – Sunrise

Blondie – Heart of glass

Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Californication

Adele – Set fire to the rain (Moto Blanco edit)

Fleur East – Sax

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee – Despacito ft. Justin Bieber

Miley Cyrus – Malibu

Housemartins – Happy hour

Cardigans – Lovefool

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Tom Jones – Help yourself

The Fratellis – All along the watchtower

Sigma and Take That – Cry

Muse – Dig down

Simon Webbe – Lay your hands

 

The Bonus Hour tracks:

Steve Winwood – Higher love

Westlife – World of our own

Ray Parker Jr – Ghostbusters

Fatboy Slim – Because we can

The Four Tops – I can’t help myself

John Newman – Love me again

The Saturdays – Up

The Killers – The man

George Michael – Freedom

Rihanna – We found love (feat. Calvin Harris)

Shakira – She wolf

Gnarls Barkley – Crazy

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An added bonus!

In this week’s show, HEADLINER, my topical music quiz, makes a return and I also serve up an extra bonus hour of feelgood music. You can listen to the whole two-hour Feelgood Saturday show, as well as that extra hour here.

 

A full track listing (excluding my Headliners) is below:

Alphabeat – Fascination

Sister Sledge – We are family

Len – Steal my sunshine

Skee Lo – I wish

The Killers – The Man

Will Young – Your Game

Artists for Grenfell – Bridge over troubled water

Dire Straits – Money for nothing

Zombies – Time of the season

Train – Hey, soul sister

Anastacia – Not that kind

Dean Friedman – Your pretty face

Huey Lewis and the News – The power of love

 

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Coldplay – Paradise

Starship – We built this city

The Rembrandts – I’ll be there for you

Pussycat dolls feat. Busta Rhymes – Don’t ya

 

THE BONUS HOUR:

Jungle – Busy earnin’

Chic – Good times

Girls Aloud – Love machine

Billy Idol – Rebel Yell

The Jacksons – Can you feel it

Sweet Female Attitude – Flowers

INXS – Need you tonight

Anne-Marie – Ciao adios

Armand van Helden and Duane Harden – You don’t know me

Madonna – Vogue

Miley Cyrus – Malibu

Drake – Hotline bling

 

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Just come along!

On this week’s show I returned from a weekend off to bring you all the usual feelgood music for your Saturday morning, as well as the top entertainment stories from the week.

I also had a lovely chat to Keith Miller from Billericay Choral Society. Keith and the choir are busy preparing for this Saturday’s Summer Concert – a performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Trial by Jury, so we heard about that, including what to expect if you’re not a G&S aficionado! Keith then also shared a little of his own musical experiences with me, as well as a few words of encouragement for anyone who sings in the shower but isn’t sure about making that leap to performing in public.

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Listen again to that interview here:

Or to the full show here:

All the tracks I played are listed below:

Justin Timberlake – Can’t stop the feeling

Major Lazer – Cold water (feat. Justin Bieber)

The Cuban Brothers – So sweet (feat. Mica Paris)

Rod Stewart – Baby Jane

Spice Girls – Who do you think you are?

The Charlatans – The only one I know

Lorde – Green light

Rudimental – Feel the love (feat. John Newman)

Beyonce feat. Jay-Z – Deja vu

Prince – Raspberry beret

Kano – 9 to 5

Foxes – Body talk

The Beatles – I saw her standing there

Blondie – Rapture

Katy Perry feat. Migos – Bon appetit

Ella Fitzgerald – All the things you are

Frank Sinatra – I get a kick out of you

Bruno Mars – 24k magic

Meredith Brooks – Bitch

Sash! feat. Stunt – Raindrops (encore une fois)

 

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Down the with Trumpets!

On today’s #Feelgoodsaturday I brought you more feelgood music than you can shake a stick at – getting your weekend off to a great start.

I threw in a round up of the week’s top entertainment stories – including some great news for Cher fans and then launched the first installment of my new feature – Headliner. It’s a topical music quiz, where I play five songs that add up to a news story from that week. That’s in the second hour so have a listen along and see if you can guess!

 

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Full track listing is below (excluding the five #Headliner songs as that’s cheating!)

Pitbull feat. John Ryan – FIREBALL

Florence & the Machine – YOU GOT THE LOVE

Katy Perry feat. Migos – BON APPETIT

Kings of Leon – MOLLY’s CHAMBERS

Sister Sledge – THINKING OF YOU

Melanie C – DEAR LIFE

Ariana Grande – INTO YOU

Budapest – IS THIS THE BEST IT GETS?

Cher – THE SHOOP SHOOP SONG

Justin Bieber – SORRY

Kylie Minogue – LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

Kygo feat. Ellie Goulding – FIRST TIME

Freak – I LIKE TO SMILE

Harry Styles – SIGN OF THE TIMES

Gary Barlow – SINCE I SAW YOU LAST

KC & the Sunshine Band – GIVE IT UP

The Cure – IN BETWEEN DAYS

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Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney – THE GIRL IS MINE

Little Mix – BLACK MAGIC

Freemasons feat. Amanda Wilson – LOVE ON MY MIND

 

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