With St. Patrick’s day tomorrow, the second hour of the show was devoted to Irish artists. I counted down the top five best selling artists from world wide sales. At number 5 are the Corrs with 45 million sales across a career of 11 years. Number 4 are The Cranberries with 50 million sales in 17 years.
Number 3 is Van Morrison with 55 million sales across a career of 46 years,
No 2 is Enya. Her career has been 27 years and she has sold over 80 million.
Way ahead at number one are U2. With a thirty seven year career they have sales of a staggering 170 million world wide. I asked listeners to guess how many were their sales. Rene came close with 200 million. Chris wrote, ‘no idea how many…zillions!’
Ronan Keating – Lost for words
Simon & Garfunkle – Old friends – continuing our look through Paul Simon’s career.
ECHO – People get ready – looking forward to the live set in the studio from their keyboard player Ollie Lincoln in April.
Joni Mitchel – Free man Paris – Loved by Lee working on USA tax returns.
Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes – Up where we belong – requested by Patrick
Marillion – Kayleigh – requested by Chris as it always reminds her of her time training to teach.
Sam Outlaw – Dryin in the sun
Sophie Griffiths – I wish
Lisa Harman – This is my moment – recorded with John Parr (St. Elmo’s fire) and with him playing guitar
Beach Boys – Warmth of the sun – loved by Bob.
Fleetwood Mac – Albatross
Chris De Burgh – Lady in red
Boyzone – Father and son – Emails saying Cat Stevens original is best. Who can argue with that?
Thin Lizzy – Whisky in jar – who does not love this track?
Snow Patrol – You are all I have
Westlife – You raised me up – for Phyl who loves this song whoever sings it.
Fergal Sharkey – A good heart
Corrs – Radio
Cranberries – Dream
Van Morrison – Brown eyed girl. Have I told you lately that I love you.
Enya – Orinoco Flow
U2 – Angel of Haarlem. Still haven’t found what I’m looking for.
Thanks to the many people who contacted the show. Join me next week between 8-10 for another edition of Friday Night Extra, live from Brentwood.