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Worst song of the 90s

For the last two years I have, with the help of Phoenix FM listeners and staff, run a poll and found what we believe to be the worst song from the 70s (J.J. Barrie – No Charge) and then from the 80s (Anita Dobson – Anyone Can Fall In Love), so it’s only right that this year we should look at what is the the worst song from the 90s.

For the last month I have been receiving nominations and suggestions of songs and here is the final list of 20 songs for this years poll and trust me, this could be the hardest year to date! We have many artists from all around the world this time so, unlike last year, it may not be a UK winner. The result will be announced at the beginning of December during my show and the final poll will be put on here.

  • RULES – What I need you to do is look at the 20 songs below (there are links for a small 30 sec sound clip, just click the artist and song title then click again on the next screen and it should play) and then tell me the worst two. Can you please nominate your worst song first then the second worst. You can do this by replying at the foot of this page, you can add me to Facebook (Gary Casserley) or email in post@easy-2-pass.co.uk

Here are the 20 songs and I dare you to listen to all the clips!

  1. Rotterdam Termination Source – Poing  Right lets tell you how this song came about, as one of the producers got out of bed one morning,a spring in his mattress made a noise, he heard this and thought I know, if I put a drum beat to that I could make a record and low and behold Poing was born (allegedly). It eventually reached No.27 in The UK charts back in 1992 and I have never met anyone yet who bought the song! As you may tell from the groups name, they come from Holland. I bet their country is so proud of them.
  2. Doop – Doop   Back in 1994 this song was a huge hit in the UK reaching No. 1 in the charts (As many of this list did!).  Based around the Charlston dance from back in the 1920s, the same piece of music just being looped for three minutes. Just to add a bit extra to the song, someone sings the word “Doop” over and over again. The band decided to call themselves Doop in honor of the masterpiece that they had created and check this out…….they also come from Holland (The dutch obviously making a strong challange to win this poll).
  3. Teletubbies – Teletubbies Say Eh-Oh  Tinky Winky, Dipsy, La La & Po. The Teletubbies are the first UK act in this poll and they were supposed to be the ultimate childrens programme, something small children could relate too. What on earth were they thinking?? Four rather large…..”things”, one of which carried a handbag!! With antenna’s  stuck on their heads, TV screens for stomachs and hardly spoke a word of English apart from each others names. Just to add insult to injury, Simon Cowell decided in 1997 it would be a great idea to get these four…..”things” to release a single and guess what, yep, the Great British public bought it. In fact we bought 317,000 copies in its first week. It stayed in the charts for 29 weeks, (2 weeks at No. 1) selling a grand total of 1.3 million copies in the UK alone!!! and this is a frightening statistic, as of November 2012 this was the 83rd biggest selling single in UK chart History……………….REALLY????????
  4. Bombalurina – Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Polka Dot Bikini  I have to say that UK childrens TV has a lot to answer for. In 1990 we had programmes like “Wacaday” with presenter Timmy Mallett. Although very irritating, the kids liked him. But in August 1990 Timmy Mallett plunged to new depths. He was vocalist (and I type that with tongue in cheek) for Bombalurina, and they decided to cover this classic Bryan Hyland track. The song was given the worst 90s treatment possible with “Ah Yeah’s” heard throughout amongst other things. I dare say Mr Mallett had to have his voice auto tuned as well! Itsy Bitsy went to No. 1 on the UK charts and stayed there for three weeks which in fairness, was a much better performance than Bryan Hylands as he only reached No. 8 with the song back in 1960.
  5. Steps – 5,6,7,8  Now for the third Uk act in a row. This was the debut single for Steps back in 1997 (I’m beginning to dislike this year, first Teletubbies and now Steps) and thus I blame this song for inflicting years of Steps upon us. A Line dancing song which proved extremely popular with people who struggle to count from 1 to 4 as they could sing along to the chorus of “5,6,7,8”. It is the only single by Steps to fail to make it into the top 10 in the UK charts, peaking at a rather poor No. 14.  This song also has the strange fact that although it sold over 300,000 copies, it was the biggest selling single of the 90s NOT to make the top 10 of the charts.
  6. Aqua – Barbie Girl  Who would have thought that a song about some kids toys would do so well. Aqua (from Denmark) decided to write this song about the doll Barbie and her boyfriend Ken and it became a massive world wide hit selling just over 8 million copies (upto nov 2012) 1.79 million in the UK alone!! It spent three weeks at the top of the chart back in 1997 (Now i really dislike 1997!!) which then prompted the makers of the Barbie doll to then take a lawsuit out against the band. Now this is a song that divides people BIG STYLE. In one poll it was voted as 4th best No. 1 ever, and yet it appears in many worst song ever polls too. This was the first of three No. 1 singles in the UK for Aqua and without a doubt, the most annoying.
  7. Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy  Well what can i say about this one. Three blokes affectionately known as Right Said Fred released I’m Too Sexy back in July 1991 and it spent 6 weeks stuck at the No. 2 position (no jokes about number 2’s please!!) The song is basically about a model who believes he is just about too sexy for anything. Now in fairness, when this song came out it was very popular however it soon started to get on peoples nerves and as thus, is now regarded as one of the worst songs from the 90’s. (Before anyone asks…..NO its not my theme tune OK!) One impressive fact for you though……it won an Ivor Novello award for the most played song !!!
  8. Los Del Rio – Macarena  Oh dear God what have we here. Its the no less than the Spanish entry for this poll. It was recorded in 1992 and it took four years, and some English lyrics to be written and a dance routine (which to this day i still cant fathom how to do), before it became a hit in the UK. Its one of those songs where within the first five seconds of hearing it, everyone knows what it is. Although nominated by numerous people for this poll, the song is still danced to at parties to this day (I have witnessed this myself). It did reach No. 2 in The UK charts back in 1996.
  9. Billy Ray Cyrus – Achy Breaky Heart  Here we have the American entry for the worst song and its a strong contender. Not only did Billy Ray Cyrus give us Achy Breaky Heart but he is still inflicting torture on us to this day with his daughter Miley Cyrus. Anyway, back to the song. Billy released this country song back in 1992 and due to the video, the line dance craze really took off. The song was originally written for a band called the Oak Ridge Boys but they turned it down due to its title. Achy Breaky Heart reached No. 3 on the UK charts for Billy Ray and is still his biggest hit to date. Oh and BE WARNED, if you listen to the sound clip, you will be singing it over and over again.
  10. Lou Bega – Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of.  Ladies & Gentleman we present to you the German entry for this poll (Yes Lou Bega is German!!) Mambo No. 5 was originally an instrumental track by Perez Prado written back in 1949. Bega took the song to No. 1 in the UK charts back in 1999 after some lyrics were written to go with it. The worrying question is, if this is Mambo No. 5 What happened to Mambo’s 4 , 3 , 2 & 1 and are they any better? Lets just pray he doesn’t write Mambo No. 6!
  11. Mr Blobby – Mr Blobby  Now, kids loved Mr Blobby.  He started life on an evening tv programme called Noel’s House Party (So i suppose we have to say he is from the UK) as part of the “Gotcha” feature, and then made regular appearances on the show. Mr Blobby the single was released in December 1993 and went to No. 1 for one week before being knocked from the spot by Take That (Hurrah I hear you cry BUT wait!) It then went back to the No. 1 position on Christmas day 1993 for a further two weeks. The song won a poll in 2002 for being the worst ever Christmas No. 1. If you have never heard it before (your lucky), Mr Blobby can only say his name and nothing else (and there was me slating the Teletubbies for that) and so had to be joined by some children singing all about this lovely pink ……thing, with yellow spots (please, no comments about my description ok). Now i’m sure you cant resist listening to the clip!
  12. Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On  Celine Dion……now where do I start with this one? Ok lets look at her stats, she has sold over 200 million albums world wide, she won the 1988 Eurovision song contest for Switzerland (which is quite a feat actually as she is from Canada), she has won various awards including 5 grammy’s and has had 2, million selling No. 1 singles in the UK charts. Pretty impressive I hear you say.So why is she in this poll? Its because of the film Titanic and in particular, its theme tune “My Heart Will Go On”. At the end of the film the boat sinks with the band still playing, oh how we wished the band jumped off and Celine was on the ship still warbling this song as it went down the two and half miles to the bottom of the ocean. Even actress Kate Winslett has said when she hears the song “It makes me want to throw up”, and she plays one of the main rolls in the film!! Now believe it or not this song has some impressive background. It is Celine Dion’s biggest selling song, it was the WORLD’S best selling song in 1998 and is one of the biggest selling songs in the history of music. In the UK it spent two weeks at No. 1 selling just over 1.48 million copies.
  13. Babybird – You’re Gorgeous I have to confess I have a personal dislike of this record. Nothing personal against Baby bird, they are from the UK,  just the song. Lets look at the lyrics, “Remember that tank top you bought me”. Right, first off how many songs can you name that mention a “Tank Top”? Second, who would be impressed if their girlfriend bought them a tank top? Third, would you write a song telling everyone that you even own a tank top? Finally, Who wears tank tops these days??Then it goes on about being filmed on a car bonnet with his knees hitched up and pulling his legs apart and he gets paid £20 for doing it!! The song is pure filth and out of touch with modern fashion trends and on that basis it deserves to be in this poll, Rant over! Released in 1996 it somehow (And dont ask me how) managed to get to No. 3 in the UK charts.
  14. Westlife – I Have A Dream  In December 1979 this song went to No. 2 in the UK charts for Abba and we can accept that. What we cant accept was Westlife’s version that became Christmas No. 1 in 1999. Just think, in years to come people will be looking in time capsules for the end of the millennium and they will find a Westlife CD single…..OMG!! This remake is dire, lets be honest. It was released as a double A-side (if you can say that about CD’s) with another cover version, this time Terry Jack’s – Seasons In The Sun. Westlife tried to jazz up the old Abba song but maybe its me but I think a female Swedish accent sound’s better singing it rather than some Irish guys.
  15. Cliff Richard – The Millenium Prayer  Oh now here we are entering a different level of quality. Sir Cliff Richard no less. Surely he cant do no wrong? OH YES HE CAN. Just listen to this if you dare. Now its not easy for me to defend anything about this record apart from the fact it was never meant to be released as a single. Sir Cliff (Legend) was signed to EMI records, one of the largest and most established labels, even they refused to put the song out. It went out as a charity single on an independent label. Its basically the words from the Lords Prayer set to the music of Auld Lang Syne (but they just dont quite go together). This was in fact No .1 in the charts for two weeks in 1999 before being knocked of the top spot by Westlife’s – I  Have  A Dream (Do we celebrate that or not?). Now for some facts… it was Sir Cliff’s 14th Uk No. 1 single, his 112th hit overall and his third highest selling single of his career (WHAT!) and just to rub salt in the wound, it won an Ivor Novello award for the biggest selling single of 1999. (I thought 1997 was bad but 1999 is certainly churning out some rubbish songs)
  16. Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee)  Here we have the Italian entry for this years worst song poll. Another No. 1 from 1999!! (What a way to end the millennium, makes you proud to be British) Now some may say its not that bad a song, why is it in this poll, so lets look at the song more closely. The song is a bout a man (nothing wrong with that) who lives in a “blue world” (bit strange) and that he is blue “inside and outside” (I wonder if he takes medication for that). Most of the items he owns are blue too, his house is blue and so is his car (O.C.D. springs to mind now). So now to the irritating bit, the Chorus. “I’m blue” (brace yourselves) followed by numerous repetitions of the words “da ba dee, da ba di” over and over again. Its almost as if they were fed up writing and couldnt think of a chorus, I can see them now “OK so we have Im blue, now what? Ummmmm hmmmm da ba dee, yeah, now lets do ummmmm I know, da ba di. Cool, then what? Errrrr oh stuff it, just keep repeating that”. Thats why it deserves to be in this poll.
  17. Gazza & Lindisfarne – Fog On The Tyne   Footballers really should stick to football. Lindisfarne (from Newcastle upon Tyne) wrote the song in 1971 but although released as a single, it was never a hit. Now jump forward 19 years to 1990. Geordie boy Gazza (Paul Gascoigne if you didnt know) agreed to “sing” (I use that term very loosely) a reworked version of Fog On The Tyne  and renamed it Fog On The Tyne (Revisited) along with Lindisfarne. Gazza was in his prime at the time and the song went to No. 2 in the UK charts (dont ask me how). So does it deserve to be in this poll? Well, we have so far had songs about tank tops and with meaningless words like da ba dee, but Gazza bought a whole new meaning to naff lyrics. This is the first line he sings “Sittin’ in a sleazy snack-bar stuffin sickly sausage rolls” I rest my case.
  18. Mr Oizo – Flat Beat  So far we have had entries from Holland, Uk, Denmark, Spain, America, Germany, Canada, Ireland, Italy and here is the final foreign entry for this poll……The French. Mr Oizo (or Quentin Dupieux as he is known) went to No. 1 in (oh i might have guessed) 1999 with this song. It was used in a Levi jeans ad with the aid of a yellow hand puppet called “Flat Eric”. In the video for Flat Beat, Flat Eric can be seen “headbanging” along to the bass line. This spent three weeks at No. 1 in 1999 and is one of 25 instrumentals to top the UK singles charts, therefore I have no lyrics to whinge about. What I can whinge about though is the annoying tune and bass line that is just repeated for over three minutes (God help us if there is a 10 minute version!). Im sure the only reason this went to the top of the charts was so people could watch Flat Eric’s headbanging on the video!
  19. Robson Green & Jerome Flynn – Unchained Melody  Robson & Jerome rose to fame in the mid 90s when appearing on the TV programme “Soldier Soldier”. During an episode they were seen singing Unchained Melody and for days after, the TV company were bombarded with people asking how they could get hold of the song. I have no grudge with either Robosn Greene or Jerome Flynn, my grudge is once again with Mr SIMON COWELL who decided to get them to release the song!! Unchained Melody stayed at No. 1 for 7 weeks in 1995 and was the biggest selling song of the year, selling 1.86 million copies (and no doubt put more pennies in Mr Cowell’s pocket’s). Les Baxter, Jimmy Young and Al Hibler all had hits with the song in 1955 but the most well known version is the Righteous Brothers who went to No. 14 in 1965 and then to No. 1 in 1990 after it was used in the film Ghost. All I will say is this, listen to the Righteous Brothers sing this song and then listen to Robson & Jerome and you will understand why they are in this poll.
  20. Vengaboys – Boom Boom Boom Boom  Last (and possibly least!) its the final entry this year. We started off with a Dutch artist and we end with one, The Vengaboys. Now, some facts: they were not formed by, have ever featured or have anything to do with the Arsenal football manager. Boom Boom Boom Boom was released in(Oh what a surprise) 1999 and spent a whole week at No. 1. They had another No. 1 in 1999 with “We’re going to Ibiza”. (I think we can safely say 1999 has to be the worst year for music EVER). In 2001 furniture company DFS used this song on their TV adverts and say that sales went up 10 percent (can only be that people thought if we hurry up and buy something, they will stop running the advert). This is Europop at its finest and an annoying song that, if your not careful, will stick in your mind for seconds!!

So there you go, 20 of the worst songs from the 90’s. Remember vote for two songs, the worst song first and the second worst song, second. Thanks for taking part and the result will be announced the second week of December during my Getting You Home show.

 

Gary

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Monday 4-11-13 with Artist YDot

Had the pleasure of interviewing Artist YDot tonight with his friend Artist Ed Designs. We discussed how They both got into music and in particular, rapping, and what the future holds for them both. Artist YDot then disclosed he has recently recorded a rap for a former tv talent show finalist and that the single will hopefully be released in the very near future with the video being filmed in the next few weeks.

Artist YDot and Artist Ed Designs then rapped live on air their own composition called “Go Hard Or Go Yard”. Later in the show Artist YDot sang his own song “Memories” before then revealing live on air that he will be using the name Jack Gillies from now on as he wishes to move away from rapping and wants to try and concentrate on a singing career. Artist Ed Designs said he wishes to continue rapping. Whatever they do, I wish them well.

The Retro Chart tonight was from 1995 and here are the songs we played:

  • Runrig – Things That Are
  • Hed Boys – Girls + Boys 95 Remix
  • Status Quo – When You Walk In The Room
  • Bone Thugs & Harmony – 1st Of Tha Month
  • Let Loose – Everyboday Say, Everybody Do
  • Echobelly – King Of The Kerb
  • MN8 – Baby Its You
  • TLC – Diggin On You
  • McAlmont & Butler – You Do
  • UB40 – Until My Dying Day
  • Madonna – You’ll See
  • East 17 – Thunder
  • Queen – Heaven For Everyone
  • Coolio – Gangstas Paradise

The rest of the music played tonight was as follows:

  • Eminem – Berzerk
  • Muse – Feeling Good
  • 2 Pac ft Dr. Dre – California Love
  • Tinie Tempah ft John Martin – Children Of The Sun
  • Justin Bieber – Recovery
  • Drake & Majid Jordan – Hold On We’re Going Home
  • Pasadenas – Tribute (Right On)
  • Tyga ft Chris Richardson – Far Away
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Monday 7-10-13

Here we go again, another Monday evening therefore another “Getting You Home” show. The Retro Chart tonight was from 1978 and this is what was played from that top 40:

  • Rainbow – L A Connection
  • O Jays – Brandy
  • John Travolta – Sandy
  • Rolling Stones – Respectable
  • Mick Jackson – Blame It On The Boogie
  • Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldnt’v)
  • Smokie – Mexican Girl
  • Jam – David Watts
  • Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie
  • Siouxsie & The Banshees – Hong Kong Garden
  • Third World – Now That We’ve Found Love
  • E.L.O. – Sweet Talking Woman
  • Crystal Gayle – Talking In Your Sleep
  • Exile – Kiss You All Over
  • Boney M – Rasputin
  • Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
  • Leo Sayer – I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You
  • Dean Friedman – Lucky Stars
  • Abba – Summer Night City
  • 10cc – Dreadlock Holiday
  • Frankie Valli – Grease
  • Rose Royce – Love Don’t Live Here Anymore
  • John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – Summer Nights

The rest of the music played on tonight’s show was as follows:

  • Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know
  • Christians – Forgotten Town
  • Madonnas – Hung Up
  • Curtis Hairston – I Want Your Lovin (Just A Little Bit)
  • Klangharussell ft Will Heard – Sonnentanz (Sun Dont Shine)
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Worst song from the 90s

For the last two years at Phoenix I have run a vote to find the worst song from a particular decade. The first year Phoenix fm listeners and members voted J J Barrie – No Charge the worst song from the 1970s. The following year was the worst song from the 80s and after a close fought battle, the honour went to Anita Dobson – Anyone Can Fall In Love.

So why am I telling you all this? Well, this year it’s the turn of the 90s. The decade that bought us Acid house, Brit pop and some really naff songs!

What I need at the moment is nominations, so get thinking and nominate as many songs as you wish but please put the artist and title (as an example dont say something like “anything by madonna”)

You can send your nominations in various ways:

  • Nominate on here submitting a comment
  • Add me to your Facebook (search for Gary Casserley) and message me
  • E-mail: post@easy-2-pass.co.uk
  • Log into the Phoenix fm chat room on a Monday between 6-8pm whilst I’m on air

Once the nominations are in, a judging panel will sit down and put together the final list of songs, that list will be announced at the beginning of November and its then that the voting begins and at the beginning of December I will announce what Phoenix Fm listeners regard as the worst song from the 90s.

I look forward to your nominations

 

Gary Casserley

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Monday 30-09-13

Last show of the month, and another month nearer to Christmas!! I Announced tonight that i’m looking for nominations for the worst song from the 1990’s and so far so good with quite a few nominations coming in. If you want to nominate a song, please feel free to add it as a comment to this page.

The Retro Chart tonight was from 1980 and here is a list of the songs played:

  • Gilbert O’Sullivan – What’s In A Kiss
  • Matchbox – When You Ask About Love
  • Piranhas – Tom Hark
  • Coffee – Casanova
  • Nolans – Gotta Pull Myself Together
  • Splodgenessabounds – Two Little Boys
  • Specials – Stereotype
  • Linx – You’re Lying
  • Gillan – Trouble
  • Odyssey – If You’re Looking For A Way Out
  • Black Sabbath – Paranoid
  • Thin Lizzy – Killer On The Loose
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers – Three Little Birds
  • Hazel O’Connor – Eighth Day
  • Shalamar – I Owe You One
  • Split Enz – I Got You
  • Change – Searching
  • Black Slate – Amigo
  • Diana Ross – My Old Piano
  • Madness – Baggy Trousers
  • Ottawan – D.I.S.C.O.
  • Stevie Wonder – Masterblaster (Jammin)
  • Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me

The rest of the music played tonight was as follows:

  • Flo Rida – Whistle
  • Hard Fi – Living For The Weekend
  • Charles & Eddie – Would I Lie To You
  • Blondie – Union City Blues
  • Billy Ray Cyrus – Achy Breaky Heart
  • Mark Ronson ft Daniel Merriweather – Stop Me
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Monday 23/09/13

Another Monday, another show and another Retro Chart which tonight was from 1989. Here is what we played:

  • Karyn White – Secret Rendezvous
  • Curiosity – Name & Number
  • Jesus & Mary Chain – Blues From A Gun
  • Beautiful South – You Keep It All In
  • Gloria Estefan – Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)
  • Aretha & Whitney – It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be
  • Deacon Blue – Love & Regret
  • WASP – Forever Free
  • S- Express – Mantra For A State Of Mind
  • Janet Jackson – Miss You Much
  • London Boys – Harlem Desire
  • Wonder Stuff – Don’t Let Me Down Gently
  • Aerosmith – Love In An Elevator
  • Damian – The Time Warp
  • Sydney Youngblood – If Only I Could
  • Tina Turner – The Best
  • Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam
  • Madonna – Cherish
  • Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting
  • Black Box – Ride On Time

The rest of the music on tonight’s show was as follow’s:

  • Train – Drive By
  • 2 Pac – Changes
  • Ugly Kid Joe – Cats In The Cradle
  • Muse – Madness
  • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Davy’s On The Road Again
  • Billy Joel – River Of Dreams
  • Fragma – Toca’s Miricle

 

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Monday 16-09-13

Not everyone likes the Retro chart being too old, so this week’s chart is from 1998 and this is what was played from it:

  • Age Of Love – The Age Of Love
  • Kleshay – Reasons
  • LeAnn Rimes – How Do I Live
  • Pulp – Party Hard
  • Smashing Pumpkins – Perfect
  • Depeche Mode – Only When I Lose Myself
  • K-Ci &JoJo – Don’t Rush (Take Love Slowly)
  • Alishas Attic – The Incidentals
  • Cam’ron ft Mase – Horse & Carriage
  • Savage Garden – To The Moon And Back
  • Honeyz – Finally Found
  • Boyzone – No Matter What
  • T-Spoon – Sex On The Beach
  • Robbie Williams – Millenium

The rest of the music on tonight’s show was as follows:

  • Katy Perry – Roar
  • Black Machine – How Gee
  • Mike Oldfield – Moonlight Shadow
  • Lily Allen – The Fear
  • Chic – Everybody Dance
  • Sweish House Mafia ft John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child
  • Beggar & Co – (Somebody) Help Me Out
  • Corinne Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On
  • Rolling Stones – Tumbling Dice
  • Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
  • Drake ft Majid Jordan – Hold On We’re Going Home
  • Bucketheads – The Bomb
  • Mai Tai – Body & Soul

 

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Monday 09-09-13

Tonight’s Retro Chart was from 1979 and here are the songs we played from it:

  • Billy Connolly – In The Brownies
  • Madness – The Prince
  • Kate Bush – Them Heavy People
  • Rainbow – Since You’ve Been Gone
  • Squeeze – Slap & Tickle
  • Buzzcocks – Boredom
  • Gerry Rafferty – Get It Right Next Time
  • Ruts – Something That I Said
  • UK Subs – Tomorrows Girl
  • Secret Affair – Time For Action
  • Nick Lowe – Cruel To Be Kind
  • Racey – Boy Oh Boy
  • Commodores – Sail On
  • Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff
  • Bill Lovelady – Reggae For It Now
  • Sister Sledge – Lost In Music
  • Stranglers – Duchess
  • Boney M – Gotta Go Home
  • Randy Vanwarmer – Just When I Needed You Most
  • Bellamy Brothers – If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me
  • Crusaders – Street Life
  • E.L.O. – Don’t Bring Me Down
  • Gary Numan – Cars
  • Cliff Richard – We Don’t Talk Anymore

The rest of the music played tonight was as follows:

  • Pussycat Dolls ft Busta Rhymes – Don’t Cha
  • Stooshe – Black Heart
  • Squeeze – Hourglass
  • Panic! At The Disco – The Ballad Of Mona Lisa
  • Jimmy Nail – Ain’t No Doubt
  • Florence & The Machine – Rabbit Heart
  • Fun – Some Nights
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Monday 02-09-13

Played some cracking music tonight, if you missed it DON’T DO IT AGAIN! lol

The Retro Chart tonight was from 1986 and here is the list of songs played from that chart

  • Samantha Fox – Hold On Tight
  • Psychedelic Furs – Pretty In Pink
  • Run DMC – Walk This Way
  • The The – Heartland
  • Tina Turner – Typical Male
  • Stranglers – Nice In Nice
  • Eurythmics – Thorn In My Side
  • Cameo – Word Up
  • Huey Lewis & The News – Stuck With You
  • Iron Maiden – Wasted Years
  • MC Miker G & DJ Sven – Holiday Rap
  • Bon Jovi – You Give Love A Bad Name
  • Farley Jackmaster Funk – Love Can’t Turn Around
  • Cutting Crew – (I Just) Died In Your Arms
  • Janet Jackson – When I Think Of You
  • Human League – Human
  • Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Rage Hard
  • Peter Cetera – Glory Of Love
  • Modern Talking – Brother Louie
  • Jermaine Stewart – We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off
  • Communards – Don’t Leave Me This Way
  • Boris Gardiner – I Want To Wake Up With You

The rest of the music on tonight’s show was as follows:

  • Meck ft Leo Sayer – Thunder In My Heart Again
  • Tinie Tempah – Frisky
  • Paul McCartney & Wings – Jet
  • Steve Winwood – Higher Love
  • Chemical Brothers – Galvanise
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Monday 26-08-13

Its a Bank Holiday again which means a different show to normal. This one was completely different, last week whilst driving home i was discussing the bank holiday show with my friend Joe. He asked if he could have a request and i said i would play it if i can think what else to do in the show, after a few moments I ended up challenging Joe to supply an hours music and I would do an hour and we will see who’s hour is most popular. Below are the two hours, see which you prefer:

Joe’s Hour Of Music:

  • James Brown – Static
  • Gary Glitter – Rock N Roll
  • Jilted John – Jilted John
  • Hamilton Bohannon – Disco Stomp
  • Michael Jackson – Got To Be There
  • Joe – I Wanna Know
  • Mark Wynter – Go Away Little Girl
  • Matt Monroe – My Kind of Girl
  • Prince Buster – Al Capone
  • Robin S – Luv 2 Luv
  • Love Bite – Take Your Time
  • Who – Wont Get Fooled Again
  • Tom Jones – Its Not Unusual
  • Johnny Tillotson – Poetry In Motion
  • Aswad – No More Living A Lie
  • UB40 – Rat In Mi Kitchen

Gary’s Hour Of Music

  • KLF – Last Train To Transcentral
  • Wilson Pickett – Land Of A Thousand Dances
  • Arthur Conley – Sweet Soul Music
  • Andrew Gold – Lonely Boy
  • Bob Marley – Buffalo Soldier
  • Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
  • David Soul – Silver Lady
  • Kenny Loggins – Footloose
  • Harry Chapin – W.O.L.D.
  • Cars – My Best Friends Girl
  • Kelly Clarkson – Mr Know It All
  • Mama Cass – Dream A Little Dream Of Me
  • Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke
  • Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
  • Van Halen – Jump
  • New Order – True Faith
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Monday 19-08-13

Yet another Monday and yet another show here at Phoenix Fm.

This weeks Retro Chart is from 1992 and here are the songs that we played from it:

  • Tori Amos – Silent All These Years
  • Wilson Phillips – Give It Up
  • Junior Giscombe – Then Came You
  • Hyper Go-Go – High
  • Ugly Kid Joe – Neighbor
  • Lionel Richie – My Destiny
  • Faith No More – A Small Victory
  • Bobby Brown – Humpin’ Around
  • Roy Orbison & K.D. Lang – Crying
  • Annie Lennox – Walking On Broken Glass
  • Thunder – Low Life In High Places
  • Kylie Minogue – What Kind Of Fool
  • K.W.S. – Rock Your Baby
  • 2 Unlimited – Magic Friend
  • Jose Carreras & Sarah Brightman – Amigos Para Siempre (Friends For Life)
  • Undercover – Baker Street
  • Smiths – This Charming Man
  • Felix – Dont You Want Me
  • Jon Secada – Just Another Day
  • Luther Vandross & Janet Jackson – The Best Things In Life Are Free
  • Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballe – Barcelona
  • Snap – Rhythm Is A Dancer

The rest of the music on tonights show was as follows:

  • John Newman – Love Me Again
  • Brothers In Rhythm – Such A Good Feeling
  • Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy
  • Sly & Robbie ft Simply Red – Night Nurse
  • Pitbull ft TJR – Dont Stop The Party

 

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Monday 12-08-13

And still the weather is good, whats going on this year?

The Retro Chart tonight was from 1985 and this is what was played from that chart:

  • Total Contrast – Takes A Little Time
  • King – Alone Without You
  • Dio – Rock N Roll Children
  • O.M.D. – Secret
  • Baltimora – Tarzan Boy
  • Go West – Goodbye Girl
  • Phil Collins – Take Me Home
  • D-Train – You’re The One For Me
  • Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam ft Full Force – I Wonder If I Take You Home
  • Prince & The Revolution – Raspberry Beret
  • Gary Moore – Empty Rooms
  • Cure – In Between Days
  • Amazulu – Excitable
  • Princess – Say I’m Your Number One
  • Nik Kershaw – Don Quixote
  • Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill
  • Cars – Drive
  • UB40 ft Chrissie Hynde – I Got You Babe
  • Madonna – Holiday
  • Madonna – Into The Groove

The rest of the music on tonight’s show was as follows:

  • Eliza Doolittle – Big When I Was Little
  • E.L.O. – Dont Bring Me Down
  • Beyonce & Shakira – Beautiful Liar (Remix)
  • Blow Monkeys – Choice
  • Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
  • Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know
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Monday 05-08-13

OMG a minute before i’m due on air there was a deluge of rain outside which in turn meant we lost our satellite link for the news. I swiftly swapped seats with Gerry, he says bye walks out the studio and then the main computer crashed so no music Arghhhhhhhh!!! After what seemed an eternity (probably about 10 secs) a cd was loaded in the played and music played once again. Then the fun began, re boot the computer and satellite links. Needless to say I am now an expert repairer as they both worked (But dont ring for help just in case your problem is more technical than turn it off and back on again)

Tonights Retro chart was from 1994 and here is what we played from it:

  • Mr V – Give Me Life
  • Lucas – Lucas With The Lid Off
  • Bitty Mclean – What Goes Around
  • Rozalla – This Time I Found Love
  • Ce Ce Peniston – Hit By Love
  • Level 42 – Love In A Peaceful World
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime
  • Whitesnake – Is This Love
  • Status Quo – I Didnt Mean It
  • Hed Boys – Girls + Boys
  • Seal – Kiss From A Rose
  • Youssour N’Dour ft Nenah Cherry – 7 Seconds
  • Elton John – Can You Feel The Love Tonight
  • E.Y.C. – Black Book
  • Red Dragon with Brian & Tony Gold – Compliments On Your Kiss
  • Maxx – No More (I Cant Stand It)
  • Grid – Swamp Thing
  • Aswad – Shine
  • China Black – Searching
  • Let Loose – Crazy For You
  • BC-52s – (Meet) The Flintstones
  • All-4-One – I Swear
  • Wet Wet Wet – Love Is All Around

The rest of the music on tonights show was as follows:

  • Marc Almond – Tears Run Rings
  • Atomic Kitten – Whole Again
  • 10CC – Dreadlock Holiday
  • Icona Pop ft Charli XCX – I Love It
  • Nelly – Country Grammar
  • Jeffrey Osbourne – Soweto
  • Rudimental ft Ella Eyre – Waiting All Night
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Monday 29-07-13

Well yet another week goes by and the temperature does not drop below 22c and its sunny again for most of the week.

The Retro Chart tonight was from 1975 and here is what we played from it (And before anyone messages me saying I have spelt Smokey wrong, they changed the spelling to end IE from 1976 onwards):

  • Abba – I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
  • MFSB – Sexy
  • Bimbo Jet – El Bimbo
  • Sparks – Get In The Swing
  • Susan Cadogan – Love Me Baby
  • Roger Whittaker – The Last Farewell
  • George McCrae – Its Been So Long
  • Rimshots – 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (Blow Your Whistle)
  • Moments – Dolly My Love
  • Adrian Baker – Sherry
  • Billie Jo Spears – Blanket On The Ground
  • Linda Carr & The Love Squad – Highwire
  • T-Rex – New York City
  • David Cassidy – I Write The Songs
  • Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Delilah
  • Sweet – Action
  • Stylistics – Cant Give You Anything (But My Love)
  • Linda Lewis – Its In His Kiss
  • Brian Hyland – Sealed With A  Kiss
  • Smokey – If You Think You Know How To Love Me
  • Bee Gees – Jive Talking
  • Ray Stevens – Misty
  • Johnny Nash – Tears On My Pillow
  • Typically Tropical – Barbados
  • Bay City Rollers – Give A Little Love

The rest of the music on tonights show was as follows:

  • Chvrches – Gun
  • Will.I.Am – Bang Bang
  • Beautiful South – Rotterdam
  • No Doubt – Hella Good
  • Duke Dumont ft A.M.E. – Need U (100%)
  • Kiss – Creatures Of The Night
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Monday 22-7-13

All I can say is thank god for air conditioning in our studio. Its been so hot today. So the royal baby didnt appear during my show tonight, oh well im sure it will make an appearance soon. The Retro Chart tonight was from 1979 and here is what we played from it:

  • Undertones – Here Comes The Summer
  • Art Garfunkel – Since I Dont Have You
  • Gibson Brothers – Ooh! What A Life
  • Pretenders – Kid
  • Buzzcoocks – Harmony In My Head
  • Real Thing – Boogie Down (Get Funky Now)
  • Darts – Duke Of Earl
  • Judie Tzuke – Stay With Me Till Dawn
  • E.L.O. – The Diary Of Horace Wimp
  • Cliff Richard – We Dont Talk Anymore
  • Sparks – Beat The Clock
  • Korgis – If I Had You
  • Rickie Lee Jones – Chuck E’s In Love
  • Police – Cant Stand Losing You
  • Donna Summer – Bad Girls
  • Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive
  • Abba – Voulez Vous
  • Knack – My Sharona
  • Dooleys – Wanted
  • Dave Edmunds – Girls Talk
  • Boomtown Rats – I Dont Like Mondays

The rest of the music on tonights show was as follows:

  • Avicii – Wake Me Up
  • Rogue Traders – Voodoo Child
  • Status Quo – Wild Side Of Life
  • Foo Fighters – The Pretender
  • David Guetta ft Sia – She Wolf (Falling To Pieces)
  • Peter Gabriel – Games Without Frontiers
  • Oasis – Dont Look Back In Anger

 

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Monday 15-7-13

Many thanks to Nick for sitting in for me last week. One day i will have to repay the favour. Phew it was hot today so as summer has arrived, it was decided that we should play some summer tunes. Tonights Retro Chart was from 1988 and here is what we played from it:

  • Kim Wilde – You Came
  • Pogues – Fiesta
  • Will Downing – In My Dreams
  • Pat Benatar – All Fired Up
  • Wee Papa Girl Rappers ft Two Men & A Drum Machine – Heat It Up
  • Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers – Tomorrow People
  • Inxs – Never Tear Us Apart
  • Def Leppard – Love Bites
  • George Michael – Monkey
  • Debbie Gibson – Foolish Beat
  • Transvision Vamp – I Want Your Love
  • Michael Jackson – Dirty Diana
  • Eighth Wonder – Cross My Heart
  • Mac Band ft McCampbell Brothers – Roses Are Red
  • UB40 ft Chrissie Hynde – Breakfast In Bed
  • Everything But The Girl – I Dont Want To Talk About It
  • Tracy Chapman – Fast Car
  • Bros – I Owe You Nothing
  • Salt ‘n’ Pepa – Push It
  • Glenn Mederios – Nothings Gonna Change My Love For You

The rest of the music tonight was as follows:

  • Barracudas – Summer Fun
  • Undertones – Here Comes The Summer
  • Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky
  • Isley Brothers – Summer Breeze
  • Darren Hayes – Insatiable
  • Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime
  • Kid Rock – All Summer Long

 

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Monday 1-7-13

Still had to discuss my hand injury, it is getting better though. Tonights Retro Chart was from 1984 and here is what we played from it:

  • Jacksons ft Mick Jagger – State Of Shock
  • Shannon – Sweet Somebody
  • Ultravox – Lament
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers – Waiting In Vain
  • Billy Joel – Leave A Tender Moment Alone
  • Thompson Twins – Sister Of Mercy
  • Lloyd Cole – Perfect Skin
  • Prince – When Doves Cry
  • Bluebells – Young At Heart
  • Tina Turner – Whats Love Got To Do With It
  • Scritti Politti – Absolute
  • Human League – Life On Your Own
  • Alison Moyet – Love Resurrection
  • Lionel Richie – Stuck On You
  • O.M.D. – Talking Loud And Clear
  • Grandmaster flash – White Lines (Dont Do It)
  • Pointer Sisters – Jump (For My Love)
  • Ollie & Jerry – Breakin’…There’s No Stoppin’ Us
  • Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
  • Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax (The Last & Inches)
  • Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes

The rest of the music on tonights show was as follows:

  • Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds – AKA What A Life
  • Adeva – I Thank You
  • Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky
  • Nelly & Kelly Rowland – Dilemma
  • Rolling Stones – Jumpin Jack Flash
  • Pasadenas – Im Doing Fine Now
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Monday 24-6-13

Topic of discussion tonight was my self inflicted injury at home, slicing my hand open whilst doing the very dangerous job of washing up! Then we just had to mention my birthday too (where was my card eh?).

The Retro Chart tonight was from 1970 (43 years ago!!!) and here is what was played from it:

  • Andy Williams – Cant Help Falling In Love
  • Cat Stevens – Lady D’Arbanville
  • Temptations – Psychedelic Shack
  • Shirley Bassey – Something
  • Ides Of March – Vehicle
  • Ten Years After – Love Like A Man
  • Frijid Pink – House Of The Rising Sun
  • Nicky Thomas – Love Of The Common People
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Up Around The Bend
  • Status Quo – Down The Dustpipe
  • Four Tops – Its All In The Game
  • Fleetwood Mac – The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Prong Crown)
  • Marvin Gaye – Abraham, Martin & John
  • Cliff Richard – Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha
  • Gerry Monroe – Sally
  • Free – All Right Now
  • Mr Bloe – Groovin With Mr Bloe
  • Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime

The rest of the music on tonights show was as follows:

  • Panic At The Disco – The Ballad Of Mona Lisa
  • Kelly Marie – Loving Just For Fun
  • Mutya Buena – Real Girl
  • Simple Minds – Waterfront
  • Police – Roxanne
  • Flo Rida – Whistle
  • Pet Shop Boys – Go West
  • Dizzee Rascall ft Robbie Williams – Goin’ Crazy
  • Christina Aguilera – Fighter
  • Bronski Beat – Hit That Perfect Beat
  • Pitbull ft TJR – Dont Stop the Party
  • Blue Boy – Remember Me
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Monday 17-6-13

Its my birthday this coming sunday!!!! Can I stand the excitment???? All the usual stuff on tonights show with a cracking mix of music. The Retro Chart was from 1990 and this is the list of songs played from that chart:

  • Diana Brown & Barrie K Sharpe – The Masterplan
  • Massivo ft Tracy – Loving You
  • Dogs D’Amour – Victims Of Success
  • Magnum – Rockin’ Chair
  • Bruce Dickinson – All The Young Dudes
  • Yazz – Treat Me Good
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Taste The Pain
  • Guru Josh – Whose Law (Is It Anyway)
  • MC Hammer – U Cant Touch This
  • Craig Mclachlan & Check 1-2 – Mona
  • Big Fun & Sonia – You’ve Got A Friend
  • Maureen – Thinking Of You
  • Maxi Priest – Close To You
  • MC Tunes vs 808 State – The Only Rhyme That Bites
  • Wilson Phillips – Hold On
  • Luciano Pavarotti – Nessun Dorma
  • Elton John – Sacrifice

The rest of the music tonight was as follows:

  • Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger
  • Son Of Dork – Eddies Song
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime
  • Daniel Beddingfield – Gotta Get Through This
  • Hues Corporation – Rock The Boat
  • Blood Red Shoes – Light It Up
  • Nomad – (I Wanna Give You) Devotion
  • Taja Sevelle – Love Is Contagious (Ben Leibrand mix)
  • Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky
  • Tourists – I Only Want To Be With You
  • Gym Class Heroes – Cupids Chokehold
  • Gorillaz – Dare
  • Pink – Perfect
  • Will.I.Am ft Britney Spears – Scream & Shout

 

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Monday 10-6-13

2 weeks to my birthday!!! Im counting down the days, anyway tonights Retro Chart was from 1977 and this is what we played from it:

  • George Benson – Nature Boy
  • Manhattan Transfer – Dont Let Go
  • Olivia Newton John – Sam
  • Alessi – Oh, Lori
  • Queen – Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
  • Frankie Miller – Be Good To Yourself
  • Bo Kirkland & Ruth Davis – You’re Gonna Get Next To Me
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Fanfare For The Common Man
  • Gladys Knight & The Pips – Baby Dont Change Your Mind
  • Trammps – Disco Inferno
  • Bryan Ferry – Tokyo Joe
  • E.L.O. – Telephone Line
  • Carol Bayer Sager – You’re Moving Out Today
  • Jacksons – Show You The Way To Go
  • Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen
  • Rod Stewart – I Dont Want To Talk About It

The rest of the music on tonights show was:

  • Sugababes – Push The Button
  • Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams – Get Lucky
  • Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire
  • Alexander O’Neal – Fake
  • Stevie Wonder – Superstition
  • Killers – Smile Like You Mean It
  • Art Of Noise ft Duane Eddy – Peter Gunn
  • Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
  • Pitbull ft TJR – Dont Stop The Party
  • Perfecto Allstarz – Reach Up
  • Herb Albert ft Janet Jackson – Diamonds
  • Billy Idol – Cradle Of Love
  • Macklemore ft Ryan Lewis – Cant Hold Us
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Monday 3-6-13

Here’s what was played on this weeks show. The Retro Chart was from 1980 and we extended it to an hour and thirty mins as there were so many good tracks to play and this is what we chose:

  • Rod Stewart – If Loving You Is Wrong (I Dont Want To Be Right)
  • Surface Noise – The Scratch
  • Siouxsie & The Banshees — Christine
  • Iron Maiden – Sanctuary
  • Elton John – Little Jeannie
  • Liquid Gold – Substitute
  • Thin Lizzy – China Town
  • Teena Marie – Behind The Groove
  • Korgis – Everybodys Got To Learn Sometime
  • O.M.D. – Messages
  • Judas Priest – Breaking The Law
  • Mystic Merlin – Just Cant Give You Up
  • Jona Lewie – You Will Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties
  • Matchbox – Midnight Dynamos
  • Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – Back Together Again
  • Crown Heights Affair – You Gave Me Love
  • Jermaine Jackson – Lets Get Serious
  • Roxy Music – Over You
  • Specials – Rat Race
  • Don McLean – Crying
  • Lipps Inc – Funkytown
  • Hot Chocolate – No Doubt About It
  • M.A.S.H. – Theme From MASH (Suicide Is Painless)

The rest of the music on tonights show was as follows:

  • Robin Thicke ft T.I. & Pharrell Williams – Blurred Lines
  • Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse – Valerie
  • David Bowie – Modern Love
  • Rizzle Kicks – Mama Do The Hump
  • Lauren Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing)
  • Jamelia – Beware Of The Dog
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Bank Holiday Monday 27-5-13

Its another Bank Holiday so time for a show with a difference. We decided this show would be a pile of number2’s, in other words every song played only made it to number 2 in the charts and never quite reached the number 1 slot. We chose the songs from the 60s up to 2010. Here is what was played:

  • Beatles – Let It Be
  • Peter Andre ft Bubbler Ranks – Mysterious Girl
  • Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra
  • Barry Ryan – Elouise
  • 4 Non Blondes – Whats Up
  • Killers – When You Were Young
  • Darts – Come Back My Love
  • Millie – My Boy Lollipop
  • Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue
  • Girls Aloud – Love Machine
  • Chris Montez – Lets Dance
  • Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing
  • Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun
  • Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (La Da Dee)
  • Rihanna – Pon De Replay
  • Kinks – All Day And All Of The Night
  • Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
  • George Michael – Faith
  • Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
  • Sonique – Sky
  • Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich – Bend It
  • Sex Pistols – God Save The Queen
  • Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)
  • Deacon Blue – I’ll Never Fall In Love Again (4 Bacharach And David Songs EP)
  • Nickelback – Rockstar
  • Cat Stevens – Matthew & Sons
  • Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free
  • Climie Fisher – Love Changes (Everything)
  • U2 – Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me
  • Christina Aguilera – Aint No Other Man
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Monday 20-5-13

Another Monday and another show on Phoenix fm. Tonights Retro chart was from 1979 and here is what we played:

  • Bombers – (Everybody) Get Dancin’
  • Edwin Starr – H.A.P.P.Y. Radio
  • Tubes – Prime Time
  • Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Accidents Will Happen
  • Dollar – Who Were You With In The Moonlight
  • Lene Lovich – Say When
  • Skids – Masquerade
  • Cheap Trick – I Want You To Want Me
  • Linda Clifford – Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • Mike Oldfield – Guilty
  • McFadden & Whitehead – Aint No Stoppin Us Now
  • Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
  • Clash – I Fought The Law
  • Damned – Love Song
  • Monks – Nice Legs Shame About The Face
  • Sparks – No.1 Song In Heaven
  • Undertones – Jimmy Jimmy
  • E.L.O. – Shine A Little Love
  • David Bowie – Boys Keep Swinging
  • Earth, Wind & Fire – Boogie Wonderland
  • Peaches & Herb – Reunited
  • Abba – Does Your Mother Know
  • M – Pop Musik
  • Roxy Music – Dance Away
  • Blondie – Sunday Girl

The rest of the music on tonights show was as follows:

  • Robin Thicke ft T.I. & Pharrell Williams – Blurred Lines
  • Wannadies – You And Me Song
  • C&C Music Factory – Things That Make You Go Hmmm
  • Room 5 ft Oliver Cheetham – Make Luv
  • Will.I.Am ft Justin Bieber – That Power
  • Deacon Blue – Real Gone Kid
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Monday 24-12-12 (Xmas Eve!)

Different show tonight, every other song was either a Christmas song or was number one on Christmas Day. Here is the list of songs played, oh by the way

HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL

  • Slade – Merry Christmas Everybody (12″ Mix)
  • Al Martino – Here In My Heart
  • Chris Rea – Driving Home For Christmas
  • Dave Edmunds – I Hear You Knocking
  • Crystals – Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Justice Collective – He int Heavy, He’s My Brother
  • Michael Jackson – Earth Song
  • Andy Williams – The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
  • Conway Twitty – It’s Only Make Believe
  • Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick
  • Beatles – I Want To Hold Your Hand
  • Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • Boney M – Mary’s Boy Child/Oh My Lord
  • Carpenters – Merry Christmas Darling
  • Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind
  • Cliff Richard – Mistletoe & Wine
  • Girls Aloud – Sound Of The Underground
  • Darkness – Christmas Time (Dont Let The Bells End)
  • Human League – Dont You Want Me
  • Darlene Love – All Alone At Christmas
  • Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman – Somethin Stupid
  • Dean Martin – Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow
  • Scaffold – Lily The Pink
  • Greedies – A Merry Jingle
  • Spice Girls – Too Much
  • Elton John – Step Into Christmas
  • Benny Hill – Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The west)
  • Jona Lewie – Stop The Cavalry
  • Elvis Presley – Return To Sender
  • Greg Lake – I Believe In Father Christmas
  • Flying Pickets – Only You
  • Enya – Silent Night (Gaelic Version)
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Monday 17-12-12

Its that time of the week again when i’m back on Phoenix. Tonight’s competition songs were: B.A. Robertson – To Be Or Not To Be, Proclaimers – King Of The Road, N Sync – It’s Gonna Be Me.

The Retro chart tonight was from 1985 and these are the songs we played:

  • Black Lace – Hokey Cokey
  • Jennifer Rush – Ring Of Ice
  • Sting – Russians
  • Princess – After The Love Has Gone
  • Concept – Mr D.J.
  • Sophia George – Girlie Girlie
  • Elton John – Wrap Her Up
  • Cameo – She’s Strange
  • Aled Jones – Walking In The Air
  • Starship – We Built This City
  • Wham – Last Christmas
  • Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
  • Band Aid – Do They Know Its Christmas
  • Shakin Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone
  • Whitney Houston – Saving All My Love For You

The rest of the music on tonight’s show was as follows:

  • Mary Mary – Shackles (Praise You)
  • Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall
  • Script ft Will I.Am – Hall Of Fame
  • Levellers – Hope Street
  • Sleddogs – Frosty The Snowman
  • Ward Brothers – Cross That Bridge
  • Mr. Hudson – Supernova
  • David Bowie – The Jean Genie
  • Yasmin – Finish Line
  • Showaddywaddy – Hey Mister Christmas
  • Ones – Flawless
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Phoenix Xmas Party 13-12-12

It was our Christmas Party Tonight, loads of presenters turned up and some cracking music. I was asked to finish the evening off and much enjoyment was had by all (especially Alan and Andrew grinding to the Blood hound Gang). So here is my party set:

  • Sleddogs – Frosty The Snowman
  • M People – One Night In Heaven
  • Scissor Sisters – I Dont Feel Like Dancing
  • Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
  • Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
  • Wham – Last Christmas
  • Kool & The Gang – Celebration
  • Cee Lo Green – Forget You
  • Bloodhound Gang – Bad Touch
  • Dizzee Rascall – Dance Wiv Me
  • Wombles – Wombling Merry Christmas
  • Wombles – Remember Your A Womble
  • Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse – Valerie
  • Reel 2 Real ft MAd Stuntman – I Like To Move It
  • 5.6.7.8s – Woo Hoo
  • Darlene Love – All Alone On Christmas
  • Modern Romance – Best Years Of Our Lives
  • Gwen Stefani – The Sweet Escape
  • Chic – Le Freak
  • Pink – Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
  • Greedies – A Merry Jingle
  • Britney Spears – Hit Me Baby One More Time
  • Kursaal Flyers – Little Does She Know
  • Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
  • Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Annie Im Not Your Daddy
  • Nicki Minaj – Starships
  • Dr. Feelgood – See You Later Alligator
  • John Parr – St. Elmos Fire
  • Pogues & Kirsty McColl – Fairytale Of New York
  • Slade Merry Xmas Everbody (12 inch mix)
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Monday 10-12-12

Another Monday evening and another show. All the usual stuff tonight. The three competition songs were: Mac & Katie Kissoon – Sugar Candy Kisses, Dina Carroll – Dont Be A Stranger, Mason vs Princess Superstar – Perfect Exceeder

The Retro Chart tonight was from 1990 and the songs played were:

  • C & C Music Factory – Gonna Make You Sweat
  • Orchestra On The Half Shell – Turtle Rhapsody
  • Innocence – A Matter Of Fact
  • Status Quo – The Anniversary Waltz (Part 2)
  • Shakin Stevens – The Best Christmas Of Them All
  • Seal – Crazy
  • Carpenters – Merry Christmas Darling
  • George Michael – Freedom 90
  • Enigma – Sadeness Part 1
  • Inxs – Disappear
  • Black Box – Total Mix
  • Righteous Brothers – You’ve Lost That Loving Feelin
  • Farm – All Together Now
  • Cliff Richard – Saviours Day
  • Madonna – Justify My Love
  • Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby

The rest of the music in tonights show was as follows:

  • Kesha – Die Young
  • Roni Griffith (The Best Part Of) Breaking Up
  • Nelly Furtardo – Maneater
  • Wombles – Wombling Merry Christmas
  • Fergie ft Ludacris – Glamorous
  • Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven
  • K-Klass – Rhythm Is A Mystery
  • Razorlight – In The Morning
  • Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
  • Vaccines – If You Wanna
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Monday 3-12-12 Worst song of the 80s RESULT

So here it is, the worst song of the 80s as voted for by Phoenix FM listeners. Congratulations are in order for four of the artists as they didnt pick up a single vote, they are Sinitta, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Russ Abbot & The Matchroom Mob. The full list is below:

20. = Sinitta – So Macho , Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11 , Russ Abbot – Atmosphere , Matchroom Mob – Snooker Loopy

15. = Samantha Fox – Touch Me , Joe Dolce – Shaddap You Face

13. = Goombay Dance Band – Seven Tears , The Firm – Star Trekkin , Renee & Renato – Save Your Love

10. = Laurie Anderson – O’ Superman , Nick Berry – Every Loser Wins

8.      Paul McCartney & The Frog Chorus – We All  Stand Together

7.  =  Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You , Black Lace – Agadoo

5.       St. Winifred School Choir – There’s No One Quite Like Grandma

4.       Tweets – Birdie Song

3.       Chris De Burgh – The Lady In Red

2.       Keith Harris & Orville – Orvilles Song

AND THE WORST SONG FROM THE 80S AS VOTED BY YOU WAS

1.       Anita Dobson – Anyone Can Fall In Love

The Retro Chart tonight was from 1980 and the songs played were:

  • Clash – The Call Up
  • Kate Bush – December Will Be Magic Again
  • Matchbox – Over The Rainbow/You Belong To Me
  • Showaddywaddy – Blue Moon
  • Status Quo – Lies
  • Robert Palmer – Looking For Clues
  • Adam & The Ants – Antmusic
  • Queen – Flash
  • Stray Cats – Runaway Boys
  • ELO – Dont Walk Away
  • Young & Co – I like (What Your Doing To Me)
  • AC/DC – Rock And Roll Aint Noise Pollution
  • Jona Lewie – Stop The Cavalry
  • Diana Ross – Im Coming Out
  • Eddy Grant – Do You Feel My Love
  • Spandau Ballet – To Cut A Long Story Short
  • Madness – Embarrassment
  • Boomtown Rats – Banana Republic
  • Abba – Super Trouper

The rest of the music played tonight was:

  • Mark Ronson ft Daniel Merriweather – Stop Me
  • Mansun – Wide Open Space
  • Little Mix – DNA
  • James – Born Of Frustration
  • Chris De Burgh – The Lady In Red
  • Keith Harris & Orville – Orvilles Song
  • Anita Dobson – Anyone Can Fall In Love
  • Beatfreakz – Somebodys Watching Me
  • Police – Message In A Bottle
  • Stranglers – Golden Brown
  • KLF – Last Train To Transcentral
  • Mariah Carey – All I Want For Chrsitmas Is You
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Monday 26-11-12

Normal service is resumed tonight as we have all the usual features. The three competition songs tonight were: Dead End Kids – Have I The Right, Cher – If I Could Turn Back Time, Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight.

The Retro Chart tonight was from 1975 and the songs played were as follows:

  • David Bowie – Golden Years
  • Rubettes – Little Darling
  • KC & The Sunshine Band – Im So Crazy
  • Osmonds – Im Still Gonna Need You
  • Impressions – First Impressions
  • Silver Convention – Fly Robin Fly
  • Mud – Show Me You’re A Woman
  • Laurel & Hardy with The Avalon Boys – The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
  • Slade – In For A Penny
  • John Asher – Lets Twist Again
  • Stylistics – Na Na Is The Saddest Word
  • Steeleye Span – All Around My Hat
  • Jigsaw – Sky High
  • Maxine Nightingale – Right Back Where We Started From
  • Bay City Rollers – Money Honey
  • Jim Capaldi – Love Hurts
  • Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing
  • Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

The rest of the music on tonights show was:

  • Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds – AKA What A Life
  • Kula Shaker – Hush
  • Metro Station – Shake It
  • Culture Club – Church Of The Poison Mind
  • Fuzzbox – Pink Sunshine
  • Amy Winehouse – Rehab
  • Example – Wont Go Quietly
  • Limmie & The Family Cookin – A Walkin Miracle
  • Sean Kingston – Beautiful Girls
  • Frances Nero – Footsteps Following Me
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Monday 19-11-12

Tonight was a show with a difference. None of the usual features as I had Louise Millsom in the studio with me discussing her time on T.O.W.I.E and also about a new documentary which is currently being filmed about her and her family. The programme is due to be aired on sky in February so look out for it. As yet no title has been confirmed for the show. Also Louise is writing a book which has been inspired by the show, about when your children eventually leave home and what its like from a mothers point of view.

We did have time to squeeze a few songs in though:

  • Kelly Clarkson – Mr Know It All
  • Natasha Beddingfield – Unwritten
  • Carpenters – Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft
  • Adele – Set Fire To The Rain
  • Abba – Chiquitita
  • Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)
  • One Direction – Little Things
  • Was (Not Was) ft Kim Basinger – Shake Your Head
  • Cockney Rejects – Im Forever Blowing Bubbles
  • Justin Bieber – Baby
  • Tom Jones – She’s A Lady
  • Lloyd – Dedication To My Ex
  • Muse – Time Is Running Out
  • Stock Aitken & Waterman – Roadblock
  • Emeli Sande – Next To Me
  • Calvin Harris ft Ne Yo – Lets Go
  • CJ Lewis – Sweets For My Sweet
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Worst Song From The 80’s

Last Christmas I ran a poll to find out the worst song from the 1970’s and Phoenix FM listeners voted that to be J.J. Barrie – No Charge. This year I decided to move on a decade and find the worst song from the 80’s. Over the last month Phoenix FM listeners have been sending me suggestions and this list is compiled from the songs they suggested. I have had to put a top twenty forward as the final list, due to the fact I found it hard to only select ten songs! (Artists please note, this is a fun poll and we all at Phoenix FM appreciate your efforts and in no way wish to offend you……but come on you must agree some of these songs are bad!)

What we are going to do this year is ask you to select TWO songs from this list of twenty, stating which you think is the worst song and the one that came a close second to it. The voting will take place throughout November and the worst song will be announced during my show on Monday 3rd December.

Below  is the list of twenty songs and a small sound clip just to remind you of how bad the songs are! To listen to the clips, just double click the link at the end of the write up for each song, then double click again on the next page that comes up.

  1. ANITA DOBSON -ANYONE CAN FALL IN LOVE – Anita is an actress and appeared in the soap Eastenders playing the character Angie Watts,Landlady of the Queen Vic Pub. The Christmas 1986 episode is still the highest viewed episode of a British soap, when her on screen husband gave her divorce papers. The reason he gave her these papers could well be for what she did five months previous, for in August 1986 Anita along with the writer of the Eastenders theme tune, Simon May, released the song Anyone Can Fall In Love which was “sung” to the Eastenders theme. It was produced by Queen guitarist Brian May (I bet he is proud of this work!!) who later became her husband. So what can we say about this song? Only that Anita really should have stuck with acting and left the singing to professionals. Needless to say, she never had another hit record in the UK. Anyone Can Fall In Love reached number 4 in the UK singles chart. Anita Dobson & Simon May Orchestra – Anyone Can Fall In Love (edit)
  2. BLACK LACE – AGADOO –  Black Lace first came to fame in 1979 when they represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest finishing seventh with the song Mary Ann (compared to how we do in that competition now, 7th is good!). Their first party hit “Superman” made the top ten of the singles chart but Agadoo is the song they are best known for. With a dance routine that consisted of us pushing pineapples and shaking trees, this song was a classic for the 80’s mobile DJ. Unfortunatly, its not aged well and its very rare you will hear this song anymore (shame I hear you say). So what happened to Black Lace? (Just humour me please) well, Alan Barton (singer) unfortunatly was killed in a coach crash in 1995. As for Colin Gibb, hmmmmm how shall I put this, he was rumoured to have done naughty things with under aged girls, but now he lives in Tenerife with his wife and performs “The Black Lace Show” solo in Spanish clubs. Black Lace as a group are still going but have two new members. Agadoo reached Number 2 in the UK singles chart and sold over one million copies world wide. (If you listen to the clip AND start doing the dance moves then you are very, very sad)  Black Lace – Agadoo (edit)
  3. BUCKS FIZZ – MAKING YOUR MIND UP – Yet another United Kingdom Eurovision entry, however this one actually WON!!! plus the guys ripped the girls skirts off whilst performing the song, so why is it in this list? Well with their blonde hair, smiley faces and daft jumpers, Bucks Fizz were the UK’s very own ABBA, just not as good. Their pop songs were very popular through the 80’s and in a slightly different form, they still perform and record today. Bucks Fizz were formed just two months prior to the release of the single. Making Your Mind Up went to number 1 in the UK singles chart in 1981 and was one of the biggest selling songs of the year. To date, it has sold over four million copies world wide. (Makes you wonder would they have been so successful had they finished second in the Eurovision Competition)  Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up (edit)
  4. CHRIS DE BURGH – THE LADY IN RED – Now in no way do i wish to influence the vote but this must stand a good chance of winning. De Burgh was inspired to write the song when remembering the first time he saw his wife (she was wearing a red dress!). Why oh why could he have not been looking at someone, or something else? It is certainly not one of De Burgh’s best vocal performances or one of his best songs (in my opinion). I must say I dont dislike Chris De Burgh and indeed I dont know him, but this song does go on a bit. It was a huge hit however, reaching number 1 not just in the UK but also four other countries. On the plus side, his daughter, Rosanna, won the Miss World competition in 2003. That has nothing to do with Lady In Red, its just that after seeing her modeling pics, I would rather look at her than listen to the song.   Chris De Burgh – The Lady In Red (edit)
  5. FIRM – STAR TREKKIN – Now, novelty songs are often selected in these polls, at the time they seem fun but they become dated very quickly plus after a few listens, they also become annoying. It seems though that this one splits people right down the middle, they either loathe it, or say its not that bad (Spitting Image – The Chicken Song came very close to being in this list as well). The song was a parody from the original TV series Star Trek with the singers pretending to be Star Trek characters and saying lines from the TV series …. BUT the Mr Spock line from the song was NEVER said in any Star Trek episode although because of this song, many people believe it was. Star Trekkin was released in 1987 and spent two weeks at number 1 in the UK singles chart. Firm – Star Trekkin’ (edit)
  6. GOOMBAY DANCE BAND – SEVEN TEARS – Now this one very nearly slipped through the net but not with Phoenix FM listeners. The Goombay Dance Band were, and still are!! the German equivalent of Boney M.Their singer Oliver Bendt swanning about with his blonde perm and warbling this dreadfull song. They scored many big hits both in Germany and around the world and in 1982 the British public decided to be kind and let them have a hit in the UK. Why oh why did we do that??? Seven Tears became huge and spent three weeks at number 1 in the singles chart. We did however learn from this lesson, and The Goombay Dance Band never had any other UK top 40 hit. If you need reminding of just how bad this song is, listen to it…..if you dare! Goombay Dance Band – Seven Tears (edit)
  7. JOE DOLCE MUSIC THEATRE – SHADDAP YOU FACE – Another novelty record but the major crime this one committed was it prevented Ultravox – Vienna from getting to number 1. Joe Dolce is an American born, Australian singer. In 1980 he wrote the song after visiting his Italian grand parents who often said things like “Whats The Matter, you?” and “Oh Shaddap” and in 1981 it eventually topped the UK charts spending three weeks at number 1. Shaddap You Face is estimated to have sold six million copies around the world. WARNING LISTENING TO THIS CLIP MAY MAKE YOU START SPEAKING IN AN ITALIAN ACCENT OR WORSE STILL……..YOU MAY START SINGING THE SONG!! (Phoenix FM accept no resposibility if this occurs) Joe Dolce – Shaddap You Face (edit)
  8. KEITH HARRIS & ORVILLE – ORVILLE’S SONG – Here is another “song” that stands a very good chance of finishing top of this poll. Keith Harris, a ventriloquist who had a TV show for eight years during the eighties and Orville the Duck, his puppet. Orville was bright green in colour and wore a nappy with a huge safety pin (as all ducks do, dont they?) In 1982, Orville decided he wanted to make it public that he wished to fly, so he recorded this record with Keith (listen kids, I hate to shatter your illusions but Orville cant speak, think or indeed fly. Dont forget, he is a puppet and that means he has to have Keith Harris hand stuck up his bum). Keith in return, then holds a conversation with Orville about the fact he cant fly and that they are friends!! (The word “Institution” springs to mind). However, to a degree Orville did manage to fly…….up the charts as he and Keith reached the lofty heights of Number 4. (I’ve just thought of how I can help Orville fly, it involves a rocket and the place Keith puts his hand!!! Bet that would work) Keith Harris & Orville – Orville’s Song (edit)
  9. LAURIE ANDERSON – O SUPERMAN – If you like your songs to have the syallable “Ha” used as two chords all the way through, lasting nearly eight and a half minutes and with the singer using a vocoder to half speak and half sing about absolutely nothing in particular, then this is the song for you. If however you find all the above mind numbingly boring, then this could pick up a few votes. Not many people had heard of Laurie Anderson until the UK public (Again in 1981. We must have been feeling depressed as Joe Dolce was no longer around!) decided to purchase this and make it a massive hit, reaching number 2 in the UK singles chart. In 2008 Anderson married singer Lou Reed. Wow he really took a Walk On The Wild Side didnt he (Ok stop groaning) Laurie Anderson – O Superman (edit)
  10. MATCHROOM MOB WITH CHAS N DAVE – SNOOKER LOOPY – Now im a nice person and dont wish to offend anyone. Steve Davis is a Phoenix FM presenter, I say to myself, I cant include this song in the list of worst songs from the 80’s. So there I am, in the studio on Monday evening and Steve walks in, tells me he was listening to the list of songs and wanted to know why his song wasnt in the list? So, not wishing to upset the great man, here goes. Chas n Dave, two cockneys who made some…..ok ish songs, plus five snooker players (Terry Griffiths, Tony Meo, Dennis Taylor, Willie Thorne & the Great Steve Davis) who, in their day, were not bad at playing snooker, but these days, they would need a zimmer to even reach the green baize (Steve Davis aside who is still a fine, fine player and all round decent chap). The song goes on to mention each of the five players in turn and something about them (The song ridicules poor Steve about missing the black in the final frame of the 1985 world championship, which Dennis Taylor won. We dont like Dennis Taylor!). It then goes on to list the coloured balls in order and how the guys pick up their sticks and start batting the balls around this green table, which has six holes in it and little craddles so as to stop the balls from falling on the floor (Think that describes the game).  If you like snooker (or your tone deaf) you may like this song however if you are of sane mind and good hearing, then you may end up voting for this one. (I included the clip with Steve Davis doing his bit as its clearly the best part of the song). Matchroom Mob with Chas N Dave – Snooker Loopy (edit)
  11. NICK BERRY – EVERY LOSER WINS – Its Wicksy!! Another Eastenders actor who decided to have a go at singing. In fairness to Nick Berry he did out do Anita Dobson as far as chart success goes. The big question with this song was if Wicksy had not performed this song week after week on Eastenders as part of a story line that he was in a band, would it have been so successful? Further more, am I being harsh on the song as the writers recieved Ivor Novello Awards for writing it! Am i letting the fact that i detest all TV soaps cloud my judgement? NO its just a completely naff song that for some reason, spent three weeks at Number 1 back in 1986.  Nick Berry – Every Loser Wins (edit)
  12. PAUL McCARTNEY & THE FROG CHORUS – WE ALL STAND TOGETHER – When this song was released i refused to purchase it on the grounds that it was the biggest pile of c**p I had ever heard. Now, 28 years later I have listened to it again for this poll and guess what…….its still c**p!! There could of been a number of reasons for this song. Maybe Paul needed some money, maybe he was bored or maybe he just has a frog fetish. Whatever the reason we have to remember this man was one half of the greatest writing patnership in popular music (and co wrote Baa Baa Black sheep according to my daughter). So why should one quarter of the Beatles (one of the most popular bands on the planet) produce a song with a group of cartoon frogs, croaking to the tune. To say this song is awful is an understatement. Its truely dreadful! However in 1984 it managed to hop up the charts (get it? frogs…..hop……oh nevermind) to number 3 in the UK. Dont ask me how but it did. The front cover of the record has McCartney dressed as Rupert The Bear, looking at, Rupert The Bear. Paul McCartney & Frog Chorus – We All Stand Together (edit)
  13. RENEE & RENATO – SAVE YOUR LOVE – I was getting so into this poll that I forgot this gem, many thanks to a friend of mine for nominating it. (Makes me wonder if he still listens to it as most people had completely forgotten it!) In 1975 this West Midlands/Italian born singer called Renato performed on the TV talent show New Faces and caught the attention of song writer Johnny Edward. Moving on a few years, in 1982 Edward paired Renato up with a lady called Hilary Lester, she changed her name to Renee and (waving a magic wand) Renee & Renato were formed. Save Your Love was the Christmas number 1 in 1982 and spent four weeks at the top spot. In 2009 Renato died due to complications following surgery on a brain tumor. Renee (Hilary) returned to private life (no doubt embarressed by what she has left the music world) Renee & Renato – Save Your Love (edit)
  14. RUSS ABBOT – ATMOSPHERE – Russ Abbot first appeared as a drummer in the group the Black Abbots before deciding to go it alone as a comedian. He had his own comedy show and in a poll back in 2003, his “See You Jimmy” character was voted the third most scottish person…..after Iain and Jimmy Krankie!!!!!!! Russ then decided to release some songs, Oh how we wish he didnt. This effort came out in 1984 and managed to get itself to a chart position of number 7! What I find most annoying about this song is…………its got a catchy tune that once it gets in your brain you start humming it and even worse, SINGING IT! For some reason Atmosphere (I love a party with a happy Atmosphereeeeee Oh heck see what I mean) appealed to all the grannies and grandads around at the time and you would see them up on the dance floor throwing shapes and strutting their stuff. Russ these days is into serious acting (thank god) and has not released a song for years (hooray, he has seen the light). ( Oh what an Atmosphere, I love a party grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr SO ANNOYING!!!!)  Russ Abbot – Atmosphere (edit)
  15. SAMANTHA FOX – TOUCH ME (I WANT YOUR BODY) – If you dont know about Samantha Fox, here is a brief run down. She was a 16 year old page 3 girl (and very pretty she was too. She had cracking errrr ummmm eyes?), she went on to have successful singing and acting career’s as well as being a top glamour model. She dated an Australian con man, then Paul Stanley, singer with the rock band Kiss before announcing in 2003 that she had slept with women. She then said she loved her manager (Myra Stratton) and that she wants to spend the rest of her life with her…and so far, she has. There you go, the brief life of Sam Fox. Now to this song. 1986 was the year and Sam embarked on a singing career. In fairness Touch Me went to number one in 17 countries (Yes you did read that correct, I did say 17) but not in the UK, where it reached a peak of number 3. It has our Sam doing a few erotic (ish) moans and trying so hard to sing. She has sold over 30 million albums world wide (seriously you dont need to go to specsavers, I did say 30 million) and is currently working on a new album with Full Force & Steve Strange (He from Visage) Samantha Fox – Touch Me (I Want Your Body) (edit)
  16. SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK – LOVE MISSILE F1-11 – (This is hard for me……I actually like this one!!!) This song has a few things in common with Sam Fox and Touch Me. It too was in the charts in 1986 at the same time as Sam Fox plus it also peaked at number 3. However, similarities end there as the singer Martin Degville didnt have the same cracking eyes (coff) as Sam Fox. Sigue Sigue Sputnik were formed by Generation X former bass player Tony James. The band had a weird dress sense and only god knows who their barber was! The song relyed on lots of echo and sample effects (some may say to hide the fact the singer couldnt sing – remember though, I like this song so im not saying that at all). Their tours were marred by poor ticket sales and violence and singer Degville later left the band (and he claims) went on to make specialist porn films (I wonder if he had a haircut as surely his hair would have got in the way???) Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11 (edit)
  17. SINITTA – SO MACHO – Sinitta began recording in 1983, participated in “A Song For Europe” at the 1984 song heats and became Simon Cowell’s first signing. She dated Mr Cowell from 1984 (She was just 16, he was 25) until 2004, then she left Mr Cowell………….. for David Essex!! and then went on to have a two year relationship with Brad Pitt (Now Brad Pitt I can understand as he has my looks (stop laughing!!) Simon Cowell? Maybe she has a fetish for trousers pulled up really high, but David Essex????). There you go, personal life bit about Sinitta out the way. Now the song. It was her first hit single. Simon Cowell was convinced it would be a hit and after an initial poor start, he re promoted it and it went on to be a number 2 (in both senses on the word). It sold over 900,000 copies and paved the way for Sinitta’s pop career. So whats bad about it, well the lyrics, the music, even the cartoon drawing on the cover of the single which is some bloke with a gold medalion around his neck (can you tell I dislike this one?). In fairness to Sinitta she was always going to appear in this list, if this song didn’t make then her next hit “Toy Boy” would have. Sinitta – So Macho (edit)
  18. ST. WINIFRED’S SCHOOL CHOIR – THERE’S NO ONE QUITE LIKE GRANDMA – I will start off by making an admission….THIS IS MY NOMINATION!! Surely this is one of the favourites to win this poll. I just hope there is enough room on this page for me to write about the song. Ok my rant starts here. The British public were in fact pre-warned about this choir back in 1978, when they appeared on Brian & Michael’s number 1 song “Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats & Dogs”. Did we learn from that? Oh no, for 2 years later they were back in the charts again. Right, lets split this into two catagories, GOOD & BAD. So whats good about this song? NOTHING! That was easy. So whats bad about this song? (Brace yourselves) a group of young school children all standing there in their school uniforms, all the girls in pink dresses little white socks (Im getting anrgy already) and to the side, a video screen showing clips of old ladies knitting and handing out sweets and stuff like that. Then there was the main singer? Dawn Ralph is her name.These days she is married with a daughter and refuses to do any interviews about her time at St Winifreds other than to say she is proud of the interesting childhood it gave her. She is probably a lovely person for all i know but there was something about her singing that really got to me…..oh yes, she had a lisp! Not just a small one, a big one. I have nothing against people who lisp, its just that when they sing, I personally, really notice it and it just gets on my nerves (Simply Red’s Mick Hucknell is another example) and unfortunately for Dawn, she had one. Next thing, I have never used the term “Grandma”, its old fashioned. I dont know anyone who uses that term anymore (Awaits messages now from half the world saying they use it) try Nan, its much better. Next moan, the music…its dire! Enough said on that matter me thinks. And then to finally top the whole thing off, it spent two weeks at number 1 in 1980/81!! HOW???????? I am proud to say that this song along with Paul McCartney’s Frog Chorus are two songs that I refused to purchase.  St Winifred’s School Choir – There’s No-One Quite Like Grandma
  19. STEVIE WONDER – I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU –  I do feel sorry for Stevie Wonder. Over the years he has made some brilliant music from the 60’s up to present day, some songs are absolute classics and yet, he has only ever had one song reach the number 1 spot in the UK singles chart (yep, even Happy Birthday only got to number 2) , THIS ONE! Stevie went blind shortly after birth but at the age of eleven, he signed for Tamala Motown Records and still records for them to this day. I Just Called To Say I Love You was originally used in the film “The Woman In Red”  and became his most commercially selling solo single. It sold over One and three quater million copies in the UK and over Four and a quarter million world wide. It went number 1 in 17 countries so why is it on this list I hear you ask? Well, its hard to explain really. Its not got the power of say, masterblaster. Its not got the danceability (have I just created a new word here?) of Uptight and it does not stretch his vocals to the limit like Sir Duke but, above all the reason I think its been nominated is…..ITS VERY VERY IRRITATING. Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You (edit)
  20. TWEETS – THE BIRDIE SONG – Oh my word we end in style with a song that is another one of the favourites to win this poll. This song was composed in the 50s in Switzerland and was called the Duck Dance. It has had various different names and in Germany is commonly known as the Chicken Dance because at a German festival in the US, they wanted to perform the dance in a duck costume but only a chicken costume was available and so the name stuck . Now read this bit carefully as its a frightening statistic. There are over 140 different versions of this song recorded making a combined sales figure of (You need to sit down here) 40 million!! The most popular version of the song was released in 1981 by The Tweets. In the UK alone it sold over 1.6 million records and reached number 2 in the singles chart held off first by Adam Ant and then Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin. The original version had lyrics but The Tweets decided to do an instrumental, this in turn meant us Brits decided to add our own lyrics and at many a party you would often hear ” A Little Bit Of This, And A Little Bit Of That, And Shake Your Bum” followed by some clapping in time with the song. In 2000 The Birdie Song was voted “The Most Annoying Song Of All Time” in a poll for the website Dotmusic. Tweets – Birdie Song (edit)

So there you have it, twenty of the worst songs from the 1980s. Many thanks for all your suggestions, and maybe on another day Bon Jovi, Rick Astley and Kylie may well have been in this list however the judging panel decided on the above as the final twenty. Now all you have to do is tell us the two you vote for stating which one you believe to be the worst song. You can leave your votes on here or add me to your facebook (search for Gary Casserley) or you can log on to the Phoenix FM chat room Mondays between 6-8pm and tell me whilst im live on air.

Remember this is just a bit of fun so no abusive messages please

Gary

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Monday 12-11-12

Tonights show went so quick, we didnt have time to fit our usual competition in!! However we did do the Retro Chart at 7 and tonight it was from 1979. The songs played from that chart were as follows:

  • Secret Affair – Let Your Heart Dance
  • Dan-I – Monkey Chop
  • Boomtown Rats – Diamond Smiles
  • Gibson Brothers – Que Sera Mi Vida (If You Should Go)
  • E.L.O. – Last Train To London
  • Matchbox – Rockabilly Rebel
  • Thin Lizzy – Sarah
  • Dynasty – I Dont Want To Be A Freak (But I Cant Help Myself)
  • Isley Brothers – Its A Disco Night (Rock Dont Stop)
  • Madness – One Step Beyond
  • Herb Albert – Rise
  • Kool & The Gang – Ladies Night
  • B.A. Robertson – Knocked It Off
  • Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand – No More Tears (Enough is Enough)
  • Specials – A Message To you Rudi
  • Selector – On My Radio
  • Jam – Eton Rifles
  • Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Dr. Hook – When Your In Love With A Beautiful Woman

The rest of the music on tonights show was:

  • Meck ft Leo Sayer – Thunder In My Heart Again
  • Pseudo Echo – Funky Town
  • Samantha Mumba – Always Come Back To Your Love
  • Leona Lewis ft Avicii – Collide
  • Daft Punk – Around The World
  • Heatwave – Boogie Nights
  • Rudimental ft John Newman – Feel The Love
  • Mungo Jerry – In The Summertime
  • Midge Ure – If I Was
  • Corrs – Breathless

 

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Monday 5-11-12

Its Firework night!! Now I could make lots of firework puns about tonights show but I will behave. All the usual features tonight, our weekly competition, celebrity birthdays and the Retro Chart.

Tonights competition songs were: B.A.Robertson – To Be Or Not To Be, Proclaimers – King of The Road, N Sync – Its Gonna Be Me

The Retro Chart tonight was from 1984 and we played the following songs:

  • Dazz Band – Let It All Blow
  • Gary Numan – Berserker
  • Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours
  • Eugene Wilde – Gotta Get You Home Tonight
  • Chicago – Hard Habit To Break
  • Iron Maiden – Aces High
  • Pointer Sisters – Im So Excited
  • Jim Diamond – I Should Have Known Better
  • Ultravox – Love’s Great Adventure
  • ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin
  • Limahl – Never Ending Story
  • Billy Ocean – Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
  • Alison Moyet – All Cried Out
  • Julian Lennon – Too Late For Goodbyes
  • Duran Duran – Wild Boys
  • Chaka Khan – I Feel for You

The rest of the music on tonights show was as follows:

  • Muse – Neutron STar Collision (Love Is Forever)
  • Mike & The Mechanics – Word Of Mouth
  • David Essex – Oh What A Circus
  • Superman Lovers – Starlight
  • Rihanna – Diamonds
  • arpenters – Please Mr Postman
  • Pat Benatar – Love Is A Battlefield
  • C&C Music Factory – Things That MAke You Go Hmmm
  • Chocolate Puma – I Wanna Be U

 

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Monday 29-10-12

After sitting in for Chris last night, I was back in my usual slot for tonights show. Jules couldn’t make it in tonight either so I had a nice four hour show to do which meant I could play loads of great music, plus all the usual features. The three competition songs tonight were: Edwin Starr – H.A.P.P.Y Radio, Starlight – Numero Uno, De Lacy – Hideaway

The Retro Chart tonight was from 1991 and the songs played were as follows:

  • Control ft Jo-An – Dance With Me (Im Your Ecstacy)
  • Zoe – Lightning
  • Simple Minds – Real Life
  • INXS – Shining Star
  • Congress – 40 Miles
  • SL2 – DJ’s Take Control
  • Paul Young – Dont Dream Its Over
  • Kylie Minogue & Keith Washington – If You Were With Me Now
  • Mariah Carey – Emotions
  • Don McLean – American Pie
  • Queen – The Show Must Go On
  • Enya – Caribbean Blue
  • Carter USM – After The Watershed
  • Moby – Go
  • Genesis – No Son Of Mine
  • Vic Reeves & Wonderstuff – Dizzy
  • U2 – The Fly

The rest of the music tonight was:

  • DJ Fresh ft Dizzee Rascal – The Power
  • Roger Sanchez – Another Chance
  • Spin Doctors – Two Princes
  • Plan B – Ill Manors
  • ZZ Top – Sharp Dressed Man
  • Calling – Wherever You Will Go
  • Wings – Goodnight Tonight
  • Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
  • Brandy & Monica – The Boy Is Mine
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Zephyr Song
  • Florence & The Machine ft Calvin Harris – Spectrum (Say My Name)
  • Calvin Harris ft Ne-Yo – Lets Go
  • En Vogue – My Lovin
  • Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue (Ringbang Remix)
  • Nero – Me And You
  • Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
  • M People – Itchycoo Park
  • Rita Ora – How We Do (Party)
  • Madison Avenue – Dont Call Me Baby
  • Manic Street Preachers – A Design For Life
  • Annabel Lamb – Riders On The Storm
  • Nicki Minaj – Starships
  • Dario G – Sunchyme
  • Pasadenas – Riding On A Train
  • Panic At The Disco – I Write Sins Not Tragedies
  • Vaccines – If You Wanna
  • Marc Almond – The Days Of Pearly Spencer
  • Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
  • Coldplay ft Rihanna – Princess Of China
  • Boomtown Rats – Like Clockwork
  • Fragma – Toca’s Miracle
  • Carly Rae Jepson – Call Me Maybe
  • Eliza Doolittle – Pack Up
  • Buzzcocks – Everybody’s Happy Nowadays

 

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Monday 22-10-12

Im back!! Many thanks to Graham for sitting in for me last week, after I managed to get myself a stomach bug.

Tonights competition songs were: McCoys – Hang On Sloopy, 10cc – Arts For Arts Sake, Aaliyah – Try Again

The Retro Chart was from way way back, we went to 1970 and the songs played from the top 40 for 22-10-70 were:

  • White Plains – Julie Do Ya Love Me
  • Dorothy Squires – My Way
  • Julie Felix – Heaven Is Here
  • Don Fardon – Indian Reservation
  • Jimmy Ruffin – Its Wonderful (To Be Loved By You)
  • Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Jimmy Mack
  • Rattles – The Witch
  • Melanie – Ruby Tuesday
  • Edwin Starr – War
  • Hollies – Gasoline Alley Bred
  • Four Tops – Still Water
  • Mathews Southern Comfort – Woodstock
  • Temptations – Ball Of Confusion (Thats What The World Is Today)
  • Black Sabbath – Paranoid
  • Tremeloes – Me And My Life
  • Clarence Carter – Patches
  • Deep Purple – Black Night
  • Freda Payne – Band Of Gold

The rest of the songs played on tonights show were:

  • NERD – She Wants To Move
  • Kiss – I Was Made For Loving You
  • Infernal – Paris To Berlin
  • Eurythmics – Thorn In My Side
  • Pink – Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
  • Bomb The Bass – Beat Dis
  • Zutons – Valerie
  • Stooshe – Black Heart
  • Mary J Blige & U2 – One
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Monday 8-10-12

My last four hour show for a few weeks as Jules Bottazzi takes over 8-10pm as from 15th October. All the usual stuff tonight plus an aditional feature towards the end of the show tonight.

The three competition songs were: E.L.O. – Evil Woman, Pulp – Something Changed, Killers – Mr Brightside

The Retro Chart tonight was the top 40 from 1994 and this is a list of the songs played from that chart:

  • Bruce Dickinson – Shoot All The Clowns
  • The Time Frequency – Dreamscape 94
  • Heavy D & The Boyz – This Is Your Night
  • Body Count – Born Dead
  • 2wo Third3 – I Want The World
  • Radiohead – My Iron Lung
  • Rolling Stones – You Got Me Rocking
  • Kym Mazelle & Jocelyn Brown – Gimme All Your Lovin
  • Snap – Welcome To Tomorrow
  • PJ & Duncan – If I Give You My Number
  • Jamiroquai – Space Cowboy
  • Cranberries – Zombie
  • CJ Lewis – Best Of My Love
  • Elton John – Circle Of Life
  • Michelle Gayle – Sweetness
  • East 17 – Steam
  • Pato Banton ft Ali & Robin Campbell – Baby Come Back
  • Madonna – Secret
  • Cyndi Lauper – Hey Now (Girls Just Want To Have Fun)
  • Bon Jovi – Always
  • Whigfield – Saturday Night

The last half an hour tonight was all female solo artists:

  1. Amy Grant – Big Yellow Taxi
  2. Pink – Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
  3. Sinead O’Connor – Mandinka
  4. Erma Franklin – (Take A Little) Piece Of My Heart
  5. Gabriella Cilmi – Sweet About Me
  6. Paloma Faith – Never Tear Us Apart
  7. Deniece Williams – Lets Hear It For The Boy
  8. Lene Lovich – Lucky Number

The rest of the songs tonight were:

  • Rogue Traders – Voodoo Child
  • Script ft Will.I.Am – Hall Of Fame
  • Poison – Unskinny Bop
  • 3oh3 ft Katy Perry – Starstrukk
  • Ramones – Baby I Love You
  • U2 – The Fly
  • Chris Brown ft Benny Benassi – Beautiful People
  • Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue
  • Michael Zager Band – Lets All Chant
  • Janet Jackson – Whoops Now
  • Robert Palmer – Johnny & Mary
  • Sean Kingston – Fire Burning
  • Nicki Minaj – Starships
  • Hot Chocolate – So You Win Again
  • All Seeing I ft Tony Christie – Walk Like A Panther
  • George Michael – Monkey
  • Muse – Madness
  • Taja Sevelle – Love Is Contagious (Ben Leibrand Mix)
  • Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
  • Sex Pistols – Cmon Everybody
  • Aztec Camera with Mick Jones – Good Morning Britain
  • Thunder – Gimme Shelter
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Monday 1-10-12

Im getting used to these four hour shows now. Tonights three competition songs were: Dave Edmunds – Girls Talk, Madness – Grey Day, Space ft Cerys of Catatonia – The Ballad Of Tom Jones

The Retro Chart tonight was the top 40 from 1987 and as it was an extended show, the Retro Chart was extended too. The songs played from the 1987 top 40 were:

  • Jellybean Ft Steven Dante – The Real Thing
  • Steve Walsh – I Found Lovin
  • Erasure – The Circus
  • Steve Winwood – Valerie
  • Wax – Bridge To Your Heart
  • Fatback Band – I Found Lovin
  • Mick Jagger – Lets Work
  • Kiss – Crazy Crazy Nights
  • ABC – The Night You Murdered Love
  • Heart – Who Will You Run To
  • U2 – Where The Streets Have No Name
  • Shakin Stevens – Come See About Me
  • Pet Shop Boys ft Dusty Springfield – What Have I Done To Deserve This
  • Communards – Tomorrow
  • Bee Gees – You Win Again
  • Bruce Springsteen – Brilliant Disguise
  • Chic – Jack Le freak
  • Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me
  • Gary Numan – Cars (E Reg Model)
  • Sisters Of Mercy – This Corrosion
  • LL Cool J – I Need Love
  • House Master Boyz & The Rude Boy Of House – House Nation
  • Abigail Mead & Nigel Goulding – I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor
  • Jan Hammer – Crockets Theme
  • Michael Jackson – Bad
  • Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
  • MARRS – Pump Up The Volume

The rest of the show tonight was made up of general ramblings with some added waffle, plus these songs:

  • 999 – Lil Red Riding Hood
  • Panic! At The Disco – The Ballad Of Mona Lisa
  • Shaft – (Mucho Mambo) Sway
  • Adele – Rolling In The Deep
  • M – Pop Muzik
  • Muse – Madness
  • Def Leppard – Animal
  • Alannah Myles – Black Velvet
  • David Bowie – Sound & Vision
  • Christina Aguilera – Aint No Other Man
  • Joe Jackson – Its Different For Girls
  • Psy – Gangnam Style
  • Freemasons – Uninvited
  • Elastica – Connection
  • Great White – Once Bitten, Twice Shy
  • Talk Talk – Talk talk
  • Lily Allen – The Fear
  • Swedish House Mafia Vs Knife Party – Antidote
  • Inmates – The Walk
  • James – Sit Down
  • Coldplay ft Rihanna – Princess Of China
  • Dr. Feelgood – Down At The Doctors
  • Cure – The Walk
  • Thunder – Gimme Shelter
  • Dickies – Banana Splits

 

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Monday 24-9-12

Yet Another Extended Show Tonight!!! yes another four hours of great music and usual features. If you dont normally listen to me on Monday evenings, then you should. Just look at the music played tonight.

The three competition songs tonight were: Dee C Lee – See The Day, Jamiroquai – Virtual Insanity, Delerium ft Sarah McLachlan – Silence

Tonights Retro Chart was from 1998 and the songs played were:

  • Grooverider – Rainbows Of Colour
  • OMD vs Sash – Enola Gay 98
  • Dodgy – Every Single Day
  • Mavericks – Ive Got This Feeling
  • Silver Sun – I’ll See You Around
  • P J Harvey – A Perfect Day Elise
  • Eels – Last Stop This Town
  • Divine Comedy – Generation Sex
  • R Kelly – Half On A Baby
  • Deetah – Relax
  • Savage Garden – To The Moon And Back
  • Lutricia McNeal – Someone Loves You Honey
  • Aerosmith – I Dont Want To Miss A  thing
  • Jennifer Paige – Crush
  • Melanie B ft Missy Elliott – I Want You Back

The rest of the music on tonights show was:

  • Psy – Gangnam Style
  • Faith No More – Epic
  • Kelly Rowland – Work
  • Carol Hitchcock – Get Ready
  • Moments & Whatnauts – Girls
  • Rizzle Kicks – Down With The Trumpets
  • Cashmere – Can I
  • Cascada – Evacuate The Dancefloor
  • Billy Ocean – Loverboy
  • Devlin ft Ed Sheeran – (All Along The) Watchtower
  • A Flock Of Seagulls – A Space Age Love Song
  • Scissor Sisters – I Dont Feel Like Dancing
  • Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
  • Cashflow – Mine All Mine
  • Zutons – Confusion
  • Labelle – Lady Marmalade
  • Michael Bolton – To Love Somebody
  • Kursaal Flyers – Little Does She Know
  • Dire Straits – Money For Nothing
  • Young Soul Rebels – I Got Soul
  • Eurythmics – Thorn In My Side
  • Britney Spears – Hit Me Baby One More Time
  • Alex Clare – Too Close
  • Darts – Come Back My Love
  • Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag
  • Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger
  • Go West – We Close Our Eyes
  • Gary Numan – Cars
  • Flo Rida – Whistle
  • Billy Joel – My Life
  • Bronski Beat – Hit That Perfect Beat
  • Wah! – The Story Of The Blues
  • Simple Minds – Waterfront
  • Salt N Pepa – Push It
  • Kim Wilde – You Came
  • Big Sound Authority – This House (Is Where Your Love Stands)
  • Siouxsie & The Banshees – This Wheels On Fire
  • Divine – You Think Your A Man
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Monday 17-9-12

Extended Show Tonight!!!! Yes you lucky people you had four hours of me and some great music. I still did all the usual features though, the competition songs tonight were: Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home, MC Hammer – Pray, George Michael – Flawless (Go To The City)

The Retro Chart tonight was from 1981 and as I had an extended show, I played more songs from this chart. The songs played from it were as follows:

  • Tight Fit – Back To The 60s
  • Portsmouth Sinfonia – Classical Muddly
  • Rex Smith & Rachel Sweet – Everlasting Love
  • Gidea Park – Seasons Of Gold
  • Starsound – Stars On 45 vol 3
  • Godley & Creme – Under Your Thumb
  • Teardrop Explodes – Passionate Friend
  • Hollies – Holliedaze
  • Tweets – Birdie Song (it was the highest new entry so i had to play it!!)
  • Dollar – Hand Held In Black & White
  • Imagination – In And Out Of Love
  • Bucks Fizz – One Of Those Nights
  • Linx – So This Is Romance
  • Hi Gloss – You’ll Never Know
  • Diana Ross & Lionel Richie – Endless Love
  • Pointer Sisters – Slow Hand
  • Alvin Stardust – Pretend
  • Ottawan – Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Souvenir
  • Soft Cell – Tainted Love
  • Adam & The Ants – Prince Charming

The rest of the show was made up of a varied selection of music as you can see below:

  • Calvin HArris ft Example – We’ll Be Coming Back
  • OPM – Heaven Is A Halfpipe
  • Tone Loc – Wild Thing
  • Little Mix – Wings
  • Rachel Sweet – B.A.B.Y.
  • Diana Vickers – Once
  • Space ft Cerys Of Catatonia – The Ballad Of Tom Jones
  • Don Johnson – Heartbeat
  • Devlin ft Ed Sheeran – (All Along The) Watchtower
  • Corinne Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On
  • Roy Orbison & K D Lang – Crying
  • Thunder – Gimme Some Lovin
  • Keane – Everybodys Changing
  • Hoobastank – The Reason
  • Fun – Some Nights
  • Matchbox – Rockabilly Rebel
  • Van Helsings Curse – Tubular Hell
  • Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds – AKA What A Life
  • Propaganda – Dr. Maduse
  • Flying Lizards – Money
  • Tyketto – Forever Young
  • Killers – All These Things I’ve Done
  • Vaccines – If You Wanna
  • Whitesnake – Dont Break My Heart Again
  • Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant
  • White Stripes – I Just Dont Know What To Do With Myself
  • Muse – Supermassive Black Hole
  • Shed Seven – Going For Gold
  • Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
  • Linkin Park – In The End
  • Clash – I Fought The Law
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Monday 10-9-12

Tonights competition songs were: Darts – The Boy From New York City, Freddie Mercury – Love Kills, Oasis – Live Forever

The Retro Chart tonight was from 1977 and these are the songs played from that chart:

  • J.A.L.N. Band – I Got To Sing
  • Leo Sayer – Thunder In My Heart
  • Ram Jam – Black Betty
  • Stevie Wonder – Another Star
  • La Belle Epoque – Black Is Black
  • Black Gorilla – Gimme Dat Banana
  • Emotions – Best Of My Love
  • Jacksons – Dreamer
  • Adverts – Gary Gilmours Eyes
  • Boomtown Rats – Looking After Number One
  • Meri Wilson – Telephone Man
  • Thin Lizzy – Dancing In The Moonlight
  • Rods – Do Anything You Wanna Do
  • David Soul – Silver Lady
  • Donna Summer – Down Deep Inside (Theme From The Deep)
  • Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene Part IV
  • Space – Magic Fly
  • Elvis Presley – Way Down

The rest of the music on tonights show was as follows:

  • Fashion – Eye Talk
  • Razorlight – In The Morning
  • Rolling Stones – Mixed Emotions
  • Scissor Sisters – Comfortably Numb
  • Sam & The Womp – Bom Bom
  • Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
  • Suggs – Cecilia
  • Four Tops – Loco In Acapulco
  • Elbow – One Day Like This
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Monday 03-9-12

Oh well, no more Bank Holiday Mondays for the rest of this year, so its normal shows from now until Christmas.The competition songs tonight were: Dr. Feelgood – Milk & Alcohol, Depeche Mode – Master & Servant, Mika – Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)

The Retro Chart tonight was from 3rd Sept 1989 and this is what I played:

  • Rolling Stones – Emotional Rescue (BIG BIG mistake on my part, I should have played Mixed Emotions, I accept the slapped wrist)
  • Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam
  • Sydney Youngblood – If Only I Could
  • Aerosmith – Love In An Elevator
  • Cure – Lovesong
  • Marillion – Hooks In You
  • Janet Jackson – Miss You Much
  • Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
  • Prince – Partyman
  • Tina Turner – The Best
  • Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting
  • Damian – The Time Warp
  • Tears For Fears – Sowing The Seeds Of Love
  • Jason Donovan – Every Day (I Love You More)
  • Black Box – Ride On Time

The rest of the music played tonight was as follows:

  • Mousse T vs Hot N Juicy – Horny
  • Racey – Lay Your Love On Me
  • Kid Rock – All Summer Long
  • Kiss – Shandi
  • Sam & The Womp – Bom Bom
  • Spin Doctors – Two Princes
  • Big Country – Fields Of Fire
  • Earth, Wind & Fire – September
  • Bloodhound Gang – Bad Touch
  • Trey Songz – Simply Amazing
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Bank Holiday Monday 27-8-12

Its the final Bank Holiday Monday of the year and as usual its a show with a difference. I decided tonight to take us on a Journey Through The Decades Of Music, starting off in the 1940s and working our way up to present day. Here is the list of songs in the order they were played, starting from the 1940s and ending up in 2010s.

  1. John Anderson – Glenn Miller Medley
  2. Bill Haley – Rock Around The Clock
  3. Cliff Richard – Living Doll
  4. Champs – Tequila
  5. Tommy James & The Shondells – Mony Mony
  6. Chubby Checker – Lets Twist Again
  7. Lulu & The Luvvers – Shout
  8. Beatles – Twist & Shout
  9. Stevie Wonder – Uptight
  10. Velvelettes – Needle In A Haystack
  11. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Dancing In The Street
  12. Sweet – Blockbuster
  13. Suzi Quatro – Devil Gate Drive
  14. Status Quo – Caroline
  15. Abba – Does Your Mother Know
  16. B.A. Robertson – Bang Bang
  17. Tourists – I Only Want To Be With You
  18. Gibson Brothers – Que Sera Mi Vida (If You Should Go)
  19. Human League – Dont You Want Me
  20. Depeche Mode – Just Cant Get Enough
  21. Adam & The Ants – Stand & Deliver
  22. Madonna – Holiday
  23. Linx – So This Is Romance
  24. Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
  25. Terence Trent D’Arby – Wishing Well
  26. 2 In A Room – Wiggle It
  27. Prodigy – Charly
  28. Jimmy Nail – Aint No Doubt
  29. Blur – Song 2
  30. Oasis – Wonderwall
  31. Cathy Dennis – Touch Me (All Night Long)
  32. OPM – Heaven Is A Halfpipe
  33. Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
  34. Jessie J – Price Tag

 

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Monday 20-8-12

Its Monday again which can only mean one thing, yep im back on Phoenix again. This weeks competition songs were: Dickies – Banana Splits, Prefab Sprout – The King Of Rock N Roll, Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit.

The Retro Chart this week was for 20th Aug 1972 and the songs we played were as follows:

  • Junior Wakler & The All Stars – Walk In The Night
  • Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – Where Is The Love
  • Duncan Browne – Journey
  • Michael Jackson – Aint No Sunshine
  • Bill Withers – Lean On Me
  • Roxy Music – Virginia Plain
  • Procol Harum – Conquistador
  • Lynsey De Paul – Sugar Me
  • Jackie Wilson – I Get The Sweetest Feeling
  • Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now
  • Blackfoot Sue – Standing In The Road
  • Derek & The Dominos – Layla
  • Mott The Hoople – All The Young Dudes
  • Hawkwind – Silver Machine
  • Rod Stewart – You Wear It Well
  • Alice Cooper – Schools Out

The rest of the songs on tonights show were:

  • Dead Or Alive – Thats The Way (I Like It)
  • Swedish House Mafia vs Knife Party – Antidote
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Scar Tissue
  • Kelly Clarkson – Miss Independant
  • Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Florence & The Machine – Shake It Out
  • CJ Lewis – Sweets For My Sweet
  • Christina Aguilera – Aint No Other Man
  • Spandau Ballet – The Freeze
  • Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
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Monday 13-8-12

Tonights competition songs were as: KC & The Sunshine Band – Thats The Way (I Like It), Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – I Love Rock N Roll, Kelis – Caught Out There.

The Retro Chart tonight was the top 40 from 1993 and the songs played were as follows:

  • Gloria Estefan – If We Were Lovers
  • Black Box – Rockin To The Music
  • Beloved – Outerspace Girl
  • Ali & Frazier – Uptown Top Rankin
  • Jamiroquai – Emergency On Planet Earth
  • Green Jelly – Anarchy In The UK
  • Spin Doctors – Little Miss Cant Be Wrong
  • Bad Boys Inc – Dont Talk About Love
  • Sarah Washington – I Will Always Love You
  • Bon Jovi – I’ll Sleep When Im Dead
  • Culture Beat – Mr Vain
  • Michelle Gayle – Looking Up
  • Apachie Indian – Boom Shack-A-Lak
  • Bitty McLean – It Keeps Rainin’
  • Urban Cookie Collective – The Key, The Secret
  • Freddie Mercury – Living On My Own

The rest of the music on tonights show was:

  • Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound
  • 5.6.7.8’s – Woo Hoo
  • R.E.M. – Losing My Religion
  • Labrinth ft Tinie Tempah – Earthquake
  • White Stripes – I Just Dont Know What To Do With Myself
  • Clash – I Fought The Law
  • Hall & Oates – Method Of Modern Love
  • Rihanna – California King Bed
  • Patti Smith Group – Because The Night
  • Flo Rida – Whistle
  • Hue & Cry – Looking For Linda
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Monday 06-8-12

Tonights competition songs were as follows: Jackson 5 – ABC, Narada Michael Walden – I Shoulda Loved You, Degrees Of Motion – Shine On

The Retro Chart tonight was from 1982 and the songs played were:

  • Sylvian Sakamoto – Bamboo Houses
  • Boys Town Gang – Cant Take My Eyes Of You
  • Sheena Easton – Machinery
  • Associates – 18 Carat Love Affair
  • Fun Boy Three – Summertime
  • Clash – Rock The Casbah
  • Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
  • Wavelength – Hurry Home
  • Haysi Fantayzee – John Wayne Is Big Leggy
  • Bad Manners – My Girl Lollipop
  • Firm – Arthur Daley (E’s Alright)
  • David Essex  – Me And My Girl (Night Clubbing)
  • Japan – I Second That Emotion
  • Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Stool Pigeon
  • Madness – Driving In My Car
  • Yazoo – Dont Go
  • Dexys Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen

The rest of the music on tonights show was as follows:

  • Blues Band – Maggies Farm
  • Kelly Clarkson – Mr Know It All
  • Blur – Country House
  • Bruce Springsteen – Born In The USA
  • Paul McCartney & Wings – Jet
  • Usher – Scream
  • New Order – True Faith
  • Robbie Williams – Rock DJ
  • Oasis – Supersonic
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Getting You Home at The Last Minute – Listen Again

I really enjoyed covering Gary’s show Monday evening – even though I didn’t know I was doing it until about an hour before it started! (no fault of Gary)
So armed with nothing but a bunch of CD’s I jumped in and loved every minute of it!  I decided to feature a few tracks from Jools Holland and his Rythm & Blues Orchestra from the album Small World Big Band Vol 2 More Friends

Jools

The music was –
Maroon 5 – Payphone
Madness – Driving in my Car (to celebrate my friend Rachel passing her driving test at the first attempt)
Toni Basil – Mickey
Nizlopi – The JCB Song
Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby
Edwin Starr – Snowflake Boogie (from featured album Jools Holland and More Friends)
Doobie Brothers – Long Train Running
Duffy – Warwick Avenue
Alison Moyet – Love Resurrection
Dusty Springfield – Nothing Has Been Proved
Stooshie – Black Heart
Norah Jones – In the Dark (from featured album)
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Because of You
Block Party – Octopus
Elton John vs Pnau – Sad
Elton John vs Pnau – Phoenix
Ray Davis – Your Truly, Confused N10 (from Featured album)
Ed Sheeran – Lego House
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
Sister Sledge – Frankie
Scissor Sisters – I Don’t Feel like Dancin’
Shapeshifters – Lolas Theme
Amy Grant – This is The Life
Dionne Warwick – What Goes Around (From featured album)
Coldplay – Paradise
Corinne Bailey Rae – Put Your Records On

Loved it!

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Monday 23-7-12

Tonights competition songs were: Plastic Bertrand – Ca Plane Pour Moi, Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine, Foo Fighters – The Pretender

The Retro Chart was from 1978 and the songs played were as follows:

  • Bob Dylan – Baby Stop Crying
  • Who – Who Are You
  • X-Ray Spex – Identity
  • Sham 69 – If The Kids Are United
  • Renaissance – Northern Lights
  • Elvis Presley – Dont Be Cruel
  • City Boy – 5 7 0 5
  • Justin Hayward – Forever Autumn
  • Andrew Gold – How Can This Be love
  • Voyage – From East To West
  • Jackson Browne – Stay
  • Boomtown Rats – Like Clockwork
  • A Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie
  • Clout – Substitute
  • Father Abraham & The Smurfs – The Smurf Song
  • John Travolta & Olivia Newton John – You’re The One That I Want

The rest of the music on tonights show was:

  • Chris Rea – Working On It
  • Skrillex – Bangarang
  • Karen Ramirez – Looking For Love
  • Calvin Harris – Ready For The Weekend
  • Matt Bianco – Wap Bam Boogie
  • U2 & Queen – Without Pressure
  • Wonder Stuff – The SIze Of A Cow
  • Wings – Goodnight Tonight
  • Rihanna – Where Have You Been
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Monday 16-7-12

Tonights competition songs were: Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Dancing In The Street, Peter Gabriel – Games Without Frontiers, Evanescence – My Immortal

Tonights Retro Chart was from 1990 and the songs played were as follows:

  • Bell Biv Devoe – Poison
  • LFO – LFO
  • Thunder – Gimme Some Lovin’
  • Gun – Shame On You
  • Paul Young – Oh Girl
  • Dream Warriors – Wash Your Face In My Sink
  • Paula Abdul – Knocked Out
  • Diana Ross – Im Still Waiting
  • River City People – California Dreamin
  • Blue Pearl – Naked In The Rain
  • Madonna – Hanky Panky
  • Soup Dragons – Im Free
  • Glenn Medeiros ft Bobby Brown – She Aint Worth It
  • Partners In Kryme – Turtle Power
  • Craig McLachlan & Check 1-2 – Mona
  • Elton John – Sacrifice

The rest of the music in tonights show was as follows:

  • Feeder – Tumble & Fall
  • Wannadies – You & Me Song
  • Lady Antebellum – Need You Now
  • Nik Kershaw – The Riddle
  • Paloma Faith – New York
  • Rita Ora ft Tinie Tempah – RIP
  • Crowded House – Dont Dream Its Over
  • Deep Purple – Black Night
  • Jacksons – Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
  • OPM – Heaven Is A Halfpipe
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Monday 9-7-12

Some great music tonight even if i do say so myself. The Retro Chart tonight was from 1980.

The three competition songs tonight were: Rainbow – Since You’ve Been Gone, Bryan Adams – The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You, Kaiser Chiefs – Oh My God

The songs played in tonights Retro Chart were as follows:

  • Gerard Kenny – Fantasy
  • Phil Lynott – Kings Call
  • Black Sabbath – Neon Knights
  • Bad Manners – Lip Up Fatty
  • Undertones – Wednesday Week
  • Change – The Glow Of Love
  • Sex Pistols – (Im Not Your) Steppin Stone
  • Yellow Magic Orchestra – Computer Game (Theme From The Invaders)
  • Leo Sayer – More Than I Can Say
  • Rolling Stones – Emotional Rescue
  • Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
  • Kate Bush – Babooshka
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers – Could You Be Loved
  • Detroit Spinners – Cupid/Ive Loved You For A Long Time
  • Stacy Lattisaw – Jump To The Beat
  • Odyssey – Use It Up Wear It Out
  • Olivia Newton John & Electric Light Orchestra – Xanadu

The rest of the music tonight was:

  • Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds – AKA What A Life
  • Florence & The Machine – Shake It Out
  • Texas – Tired Of Being Alone
  • Squeeze – Labelled With Love
  • Seahorses – Love Is The Law
  • Jody Watley – Looking For A New Love
  • Siouxsie & The Banshees – Hong Kong Garden
  • Superman Lovers – Starlight
  • Blondie – Union City Blues
  • Charles & Eddie – Would I Lie To You
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Monday 2-7-12

Another Monday and another Getting You Home show….On ThisDay In History & Celebrity Birthdays, 3 Songs Competition and The Retro Chart which tonight was from 1995.

The songs from tonights competition were: Meatloaf – Dead Ringer For Love, Bare Naked Ladies – One Week, Feeder – Tumble And Fall

The songs played tonight from the top 40 from 1995 were:

  • Dubstar – Stars
  • Ugly Kid Joe – Milkman’s Son
  • Asha – JJ Tribute
  • Amy Grant – Big Yellow Taxi
  • Boyz II Men – Water Runs Dry
  • Soul For Real – Candy Rain
  • Del Amitri – Roll To Me
  • Blondie – Heart Of Glass (Diddys Remix)
  • Liquid – Sweet Harmony
  • Shaggy ft Rayvon – In The Summertime
  • Edwyn Collins – A Girl Like You
  • Bobby Brown – Humpin Around
  • D-Ream – Shoot Me With Your Love
  • Diana King – Shy Guy
  • EMF, Reeves & Mortimer – Im A Believer
  • Outhere Brothers – Boom Boom Boom

The rest of the music from tonights show was as follows:

  • Taffy – I Love My Radio
  • Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby
  • Alex Clare – Too Close
  • Annie Lennox – Little Bird
  • Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
  • Elastica – Connection
  • Usher – Scream
  • Stephanie Mills – The Medicine Song
  • Eagle Eyed Cherry – Save Tonight
  • Madonna – Music
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Monday 25-6-12

Another Monday and another Getting You Home show. If you have never listened…WHY NOT?? At approx 6.20pm we have the competition, 6.50 is On This Day In History & Celebrity Birthdays then from 7 until 8 its The Retro Chart where we run down a top 40 from this day, many years ago. Tonight’s was from 1979.

The competition songs tonight were: Pat & Mick – I Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet, M People – Open Your Heart, Bob Sinclair – World Hold On

The Retro Chart was from 1979 and apart from the run down, the songs played from that chart were:

  • After The Fire – One Rule For You
  • UK Subs – Stranglehold
  • Bonnie Tyler – Married Men
  • Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive
  • Dooleys – Wanted
  • Beach Boys – Lady Lynda
  • Sex Pistols – C’mon Everybody
  • Janet Kaye – Silly Games
  • Ruts – Babylons Burning
  • Village People – Go West
  • Amii Stewart – Light My Fire/137 Disco Heaven
  • Eddy Grant – Living On The Front Line
  • Dollar – Who Were You With In The Moonlight
  • Edwin Starr – H.A.P.P.Y. Radio
  • Quantum Jump – The Lone Ranger
  • Easth, Wind 7 Fire ft Emotions – Boogie Wonderland
  • Squeeze – Up The Junction
  • Tubeway Army – Are Friends Electric

The rest of tonights music was:

  • Robbie Williams – Bodies
  • Pink – Perfect
  • Red Box – Lean On Me (Ah-Li-Ayo)
  • Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way
  • O’Jays – Love Train
  • Emeli Sande – Next To Me
  • NERD – She Wants To Move
  • Buzzcocks – Everybodys Happy Nowadays
  • Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilara – Moves Like Jagger
  • Crowded House – Dont Dream Its Over

 

 

 

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Monday 18-6-12

All the usual stuff tonight with On This Day in History and todays Celebrity Birthdays, 3 Songs Competition and The Retro Chart  which tonight was from 1973.

The three competition songs tonight were: Gary Numan – Complex, Fiction Factory – Feels Like Heaven, Gorillaz – 19-2000 Listen at 6.20pm for next weeks competition.

The Retro Chart (from 7-8pm) tonight was from 1973, songs played were:

  • New Seekers – Goodbye Is Just Another Word
  • Joe Simon – Step By Step
  • Neil Sedaka – Standing On The Inside
  • Paul Simon – Take Me To The Mardi Gras
  • Mott THe Hoople – Honaloochie Boogie
  • Linda Lewis – Rock A Doodle Doo
  • First Choice – Armed And Extremely Dangerous
  • Junior Campbell – Sweet Illusion
  • Paul McCartney & Wings – Live And Let Die
  • Dawn – Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree
  • George Harrison – Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
  • Stealers Wheel – Stuck In The Middle With You
  • Hot Shots – Snoopy Verses The Red Baron
  • Peters & Leee – Welcome Home
  • T.Rex – The Groover
  • Fleetwood Mac – Albatross
  • 10CC – Rubber Bullets

The rest of the music tonight was:

  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Dani California
  • Usher – Scream
  • Lords Of The New Church – Like A Virgin
  • Fountains Of Wayne – Stacy’s Mom
  • Girls Aloud – Biology
  • Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
  • Cascada – Evacuate The Dancefloor
  • Rudimental ft John Newman – Feel The Love
  • Pet Shop Boys – Heart
  • Lily Allen – The Fear
  • Beautiful South – Rotterdam

 

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Monday 11-6-12

Back to normal tonight with our competition, On This Day In History and the Retro Chart which tonight was from 1983.

The competition songs tonight were: Emotions – Best Of My Love, Squeeze – Labelled With Love, Jojo – Too Little Too Late

Songs from the Retro Chart were:

  • Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Starting Something
  • Shalamar – Dead Giveaway
  • Twisted Sister – The Kids Are Back
  • Shakatak – Dark Is The Night
  • Imposter – Pills & Soap
  • Ultravox – We Came To Dance
  • Rod Stewart – Baby Jane
  • Kajagoogoo – Hang On Now
  • George Benson – Lady Love Me (One More Time)
  • Irene Cara – Flashdance….What A Feeling
  • David Bowie – China Girl
  • Booker Newbury III – Love Town
  • Yazoo – Nobody’s Diary
  • Wham – Bad Boys
  • Police – Every Breathe You Take

The rest of the songs tonight were:

  • Erasure – Supernature
  • Nero – Me & You
  • Paul Weller – Broken Stones
  • Scissor Sisters – I Dont Feel Like Dancing
  • Nicki Minaj – Starships
  • Pat Benatar – Love Is A Battlefield
  • Avril Lavigne – Sk8er Boi
  • Exile – Kiss You All Over
  • Basement Jaxx – Romeo
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Bank Holiday Monday 4-6-12

Its The Queens Jubilee weekend and another Bank Holiday Monday. For tonights show I decided to play songs by artists that were no longer with us. The list is as follows:

  • Aaliyah – More Than A Woman
  • Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
  • Amy Winehouse – You Know Im No Good
  • Gene Pitney – Somethings Gotten Hold Of My Heart
  • Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody
  • Inxs – What You Need
  • Doors – Riders On The Storm
  • Donna Summer – I Feel Love
  • Freddie Mercury – Living on My Own
  • Buddy Holly – Peggy Sue
  • Michael Jackson – Black Or White
  • Luther Vandross – Give Me The Reason
  • Barry White – Youre The First, The Last, My Everything
  • T.Rex – Hot Love
  • George Harrison – My Sweet Lord
  • John Lennon – Stand By Me
  • Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
  • Jackie Wilson – I Get The Sweetest Feeling
  • Elvis Presley – Return To Sender
  • Roy Orbison – You Got It
  • Andrew Gold – Lonely Boy
  • Bob Marley – Buffalo Soldier
  • Robert Palmer – Addicted To Love
  • Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street
  • Philip Lynott – Kings Call
  • Gary Moore – Empty Rooms
  • Carpenters – Please Mr Postman
  • Malcolm McLaren – Buffalo Gals
  • Teena Marie – Behind The Groove
  • Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole – Unforgetable
  • Mel & Kim – Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)
  • KLF feat Tammy Wynette – Justified And Ancient
  • Kirsty MacColl – Days
  • TLC – Waterfalls
  • Otis Redding – Hard To Handle
  • Bee Gees – Jive Talking
  • Etta James – I Just Want To Make Love To You
  • Issac Hayes – Theme From Shaft
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Monday 28-5-12

Another 4 hour show this week with the usual features spread out a  bit. Tonights Retro Chart was from 1990.

The competition songs tonight were: Queen – Seven Seas Of Rhye, Slade – We’ll Bring The House Down, Kaiser Chiefs – Everyday I Love You Less & Less

Tonights extended Retro Chart was from 1990 and here is what we played:

  • D-Shake – Yaaah
  • Roxette – It Must Have Been Love
  • Wilson Phillips – Hold On
  • Mission – Into The Blue
  • Gary Moore – Still Got The Blues (For You)
  • Movement 98 ft Carroll Thompson – Joy & Heartbreak
  • NWA – Express Yourself
  • Jane Child – I Dont Wanna Fall In Love
  • Charlatans – The Only One I Know
  • Sam Brown – Kissing Gate
  • Black Box – Everybody Everybody
  • Talk Talk – Its My Life
  • Erasure – Star
  • B52’s – Roam
  • Betty Boo – Doin The Do
  • Was (Not Was) – Papa Was A Rolling Stone
  • Chad Jackson – Hear The Drummer (Get Wicked)
  • Michael Bolton – How Can We Be Lovers
  • Don Pablo’s Animals – Venus
  • Chimes – I Still Haven’t Found What Im Looking For
  • En Vogue – Hold On
  • Adventures Of Stevie V – Dirty Cash (Money Talks)
  • Kylie Minogue – Better The Devil You Know
  • England New Order – World In Motion
  • Adamski – Killer

The rest of tonights show comprised of the following:

  • Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger
  • 3oh3 ft Katy Perry – Starstrukk
  • Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning
  • Superman Lovers – Starlight
  • Len – Steal My Sunshine
  • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Blinded By The Light
  • Planet Funk – Chase The Sun
  • Martin Solveig & Dragonette – Hello
  • Chic – Everybody Dance
  • Tina Turner – The Best
  • Floaters – Float On
  • Total Contrast – Takes A Little Time
  • Darts – The Boy From New York City
  • Tone Loc – Funky Cold Medina
  • Players Association – Turn The Music Up
  • Gap Band – Big Fun
  • Paul Evans – Hello This Is Joannie (The Telephone Answering Machine Song)
  • Kon Kan – I Beg Your Pardon
  • Korgis – If I Had You
  • Laura Branigan – Gloria
  • Meri Wilson – Telephone Man
  • Ruby Turner ft Jonathan Butler – If Your Ready (Come Go With Me)
  • Ashton, Gardner & Dyke – Resurrection Shuffle
  • Joe Jackson – Its Different For Girls
  • Yellow Dog – Just One More Night
  • Piranhas – Tom Hark
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Monday 21-5-12

A four hour show tonight and three Retro Charts!!! 1986, 1991 & 2007 as well as the usual bits and pieces.

The competition songs tonight were: Anita Ward – Ring My Bell, Eternal & Bebe Winans – I Wanna Be The Only One, Cascada – Evacuate The Dancefloor

The songs from the 1986 Retro Chart were as follows:

  • Mantronix – Bassline
  • Freddie Mercury – Time
  • Real Thing – Cant Get By Without You (Second Decade Mix)
  • Nu Shooz – I Cant Wait
  • Pete Wylie – Sinful
  • AC/DC – Who Made Who
  • ZZ Top – Rough Boy
  • Simply Red – Holding Back The Years
  • Robert Palmer – Addicted To Love
  • Status Quo – Rollin Home
  • Van Halen – Why Cant This Be Love
  • Doctor & The Medics – Spirit In The Sky
  • Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
  • Level 42 – Lessons In Love
  • Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald – On My Own
  • Spitting Image – The Chicken Song

The 1991 Retro chart songs were:

  • Curve – Coast Is Clear
  • Siouxsie & The Banshees – Kiss Them For Me
  • Technotronic ft Reggie – Move That Body
  • Simple Minds – See The Lights
  • Queen – Headlong
  • Deacon Blue – Your Swaying Arms
  • Wonder Stuff – Caught In My Shadow
  • REM – Shiny Happy People
  • Amy Grant – Baby Baby
  • Color Me Bad – I Want To Sex You Up
  • Soft Cell – Tainted Love 91
  • Beverley Craven – Promise Me
  • Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (La Da Dee)
  • Cher – Shoop Shoop Song

The final Retro chart of the evening was from 2007:

  • CSS – Lets Make Love And Listen To Death From Above
  • Nelly Furtado ft Timbaland – Say It Right
  • Verka Seruchka – Dancing Lasha Tumbai
  • Kaiser Chiefs – Ruby
  • Gwen Stefani – The Sweet Escape
  • Sophie Ellis Bextor – Me And My Imagination
  • Biffy Clyro – Living Is A Problem Because Everything Dies
  • Cribs – Mens Needs
  • Mutya Buena – Real Girl
  • Booty Luv – Shine
  • Hellogoodbye – Here (In Your Arms)
  • Snow Patrol – Signal Fire
  • Beyonce & Shakira – Beautiful Liar
  • Maroon 5 – Makes Me Wonder
  • Rihanna ft Jay Z – Umbrella

The rest of the music tonight was as follows:

  • Ronan Keating – If Tomorrow Never Comes
  • Rachel Stevens – Sweet Dreams My LA Ex
  • Grid – Swamp Thing
  • Rizzle Kicks – Mama Do The Hump
  • Prince – Kiss
  • Carpenters – Please Mr Postman
  • Donna Summer – State Of Independence
  • Bee Gees – Tragedy
  • Paolo Nutini – Pencil Full Of Lead
  • Saturdays – 30 Days
  • 4 Non Blondes – Whats Up

 

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Monday 14-5-12

Its Monday once again so im back. All the usual stuff, celebrity birthdays, on this day in history, our little competition and the Retro Chart which tonight was 1981.

The competition songs tonight were: Depeche Mode – Just cant get enough, Degrees in Motion – Shine On, Biffy Clyro – Many of Horror.

The Retro Chart tonight was from 1981 and we played the following songs from that top 40:

  • Smokey Robinson – Being With You
  • Duran Duran – Careless Memories
  • Toyah – I Want To Be Free
  • Undertones – Its Going To Happen
  • Human League – Sound Of The Crowd
  • Teardrop Explodes – Treason
  • Department S – Is Vic There
  • Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
  • Quincy Jones  – AI No Corrida
  • Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut
  • Tenpole Tudor – Swords Of A Thousand Men
  • Kim Wilde – Chequered Love
  • REO Speedwagon – Keep On Loving You
  • Starsound – Stars On 45
  • Shakin Stevens – You Drive Me Crazy
  • Adam & The Ants – Stand And Deliver

The rest of the music tonight was as follows:

  • Perez “Prez” Prado – Guaglione
  • Stereophonics – Mr Writer
  • Kelly Clarkson – Mr. Know It All
  • McAlmont & Butler – Yes
  • La Roux – In For The Kill
  • Dr. Feelgood – See You Later Alligator
  • Dead End Kids – Have I The Right
  • Sugarbabes – Push The Button
  • Scritti Politti – Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)
  • Texas – Say What You Want
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Bank Holiday Monday 7-5-12

Its Bank Holiday Monday!! That gives me an excuse to do a completely different show than usual. Tonight, every song that was played was a hit from the 1970s BUT they all failed to reach the top 10 of the UK singles chart when first released. Here are the songs:

  • Status Quo – Mystery Song
  • Squeeze – Take Me Im Yours
  • Stevie Wonder – Superstition
  • Andrew Gold – Lonely Boy
  • Elvis Costello & The Attractions – (I Dont Want To Go To) Chelsea
  • Tony Christie – (Is This The Way To) Amarillo
  • Cliff Richard – Miss You Nights
  • Elton John – Candle In The Wind
  • Clash – London Calling
  • Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water
  • Who – Who Are You
  • Earth, Wind & Fire – Fantasy
  • XTC – Making Plans For Nigel
  • Neil Diamond – Forever In Blue Jeans
  • Eagles – Take It To The Limit
  • Queen – Now Im Here
  • Sweet – Poppa Joe
  • Secret Affair – Time For Action
  • Eddie Kendricks – Keep On Truckin
  • Stylistics – Betcha By Golly Wow
  • KC & The Sunshine Band – (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
  • Monks – Nice Legs Shame About Her Face
  • David Bowie – Fame
  • Billy Joel – My Life
  • Starland Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight
  • Samantha Sang – Emotion
  • Slade – How Does It Feel
  • Kiki Dee Band – Ive Got The Music In Me
  • Meat Loaf – Two Out Of Three Aint Bad
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Monday 23-4-12

Yet another show tonight of great music. Chat room was quite busy too so why not come and join in the chat next week and listen. All the usual stuff tonight, celebrity birthdays, on this day in history and the retro chart which tonight was from 1993.

The competition songs tonight were: Junior – Mama Used To Say, Genesis – I Cant Dance & Mini Viva – Left My Heart In Tokyo.

Songs from the 1993 retro chart:

  • Little Angels – Soapbox
  • Poison – Until You Suffer Some (Fire & Ice)
  • Dance 2 Trance – Power of American Natives
  • D-Ream – U R The Best Thing
  • Thunder – Gimme Shelter
  • Deacon Blue – Only Tender Love
  • R.E.M. – Everybody Hurts
  • Prodigy – Wind It Up (Rewound)
  • Whitney Houston – I Have Nothing
  • Sybil – When Im Good And Ready
  • New Order – Regret
  • Sub Sub ft Melanie Williams – Aint No Love (Aint No Use)
  • Snow – Informer
  • Bluebells – Young At Heart

The rest of the songs played tonight were:

  • Republica – Ready To Go
  • Spandau Ballet – The Freeze
  • Alexandra Stan – Mr. Saxo Beat
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Dani California
  • Carly Rae Jepson – Call Me Maybe
  • Keane – Spiralling
  • Big Mountain – Baby I Love Your Way
  • Real Thing – Can You Feel The Force
  • Baha Men – Who Let The Dogs Out
  • Script – For The First Time
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THE FIRST DRIVE HOME IN THE LIGHT

As poor old GARY CASSERLEY is not too well, I found myself in his place tonight “GETTING YOU HOME”.

After a truly fabulous early spring afternoon it was great to play some absolute classic songs just fit for a sunny evening, at the end of the first day back at work.

As Gary was indisposed the format and music were a little different but we kicked off with Bryan Adams and Mel C with their belter “WHEN YOU’RE GONE” followed by Joe Cocker’s very soulful “YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON” which we dedicated to anyone who took part in yesterday’s all nude golf episode on Southend seafront!

We then had a few current releases, “MONEY” from Missing Andy, “CHARLIE BROWN” by the fabulous band Coldplay and “WILD ONES” from Flo Rida and Sia.

Returning to the 1980’s we heard Philip Bailey’s “WALKING ON A CHINESE WALL” which preceded an absolute zonker from Katy Perry – “HOT N COLD” and the Doobie Brothers with “CHINA GROVE” and then it was back to 1967 for The Beatles with “ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE”. The final songs in the first hour were “STRONGER” from Kelly Clarkson, the Arlo Guthrie classic, “CITY OF NEW ORLEANS” and “SAME JEANS” from View.

The second hour of the show opened with “YOU AINT SEEN NOTHING YET” from Bachman Turner Overdrive, George Harrison’s “WHAT IS LIFE” and Don Henley’s “DIRTY LAUNDRY”.

The Squeeze classic, “TEMPTED” was up next followed by “PRAISE YOU” from Fatboy Slim. We then calmed things down a bit with “YOU RAISE ME UP” from Westlife and Stevie Nicks with “SECRET LOVE”. The Baby’s stormed in next to ask “ISN’T IT TIME”. Boston were experiencing “MORE THAN A FEELING” then along came Journey with “DON’T STOP BELIEVIN” and we wound the show up with “WE ARE GOLDEN” by Mika and the Commodores with one of my all time favourites, “MACHINE GUN”.

I hope that the music helped to ease your journey home especially if you were trapped in any of those notorious “hot spots” on the A12, A13, A127 or M25. All being well Gary should be back next week with all his regular features. Meantime I will be back on my usual slots tomorrow at 2 and Saturday at noon. Have a good week and don’t work too hard.

All the best,

Scott

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Monday 12-3-12

Hey if you have never listened to my show before, then come and listen next Monday between 6-8pm. Just look at the tonights show, as well as the celebrity birthdays, on this day in history and the retro chart which tonight was from 1984, just look at the music that was played.

The competition songs tonight were: First Choice – Smarty Pants, Duran Duran – New Moon On Monday & Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (TGIF)

The 1984 retro chart songs were:

  • Tina Turner – Help
  • Kajagoogoo – The Lions Mouth
  • Wang Chung – Dance Hall Days
  • Bananarama – Robert DeNiro’s Waiting
  • Sade – Your Love Is King
  • Mel Brooks – To Be Or Not To Be (The Hitler Rap)
  • Phil Fearon & Galaxy – What Do I Do
  • Howard Jones – Hide And Seek
  • Weather Girls – Its Raining Men
  • Van Halen – Jump
  • Lionel Richie – Hello
  • Nik Kershaw – Wouldnt It Be Good
  • Break Machine – Street Dance
  • Kool & The Gang – Joanna
  • Nena – 99 red Balloons

The rest of the music on tonights show was:

  • Luther Vandross & Janet Jackson – The Best Things In Life Are Free
  • Alex Gaudino ft Kelly Rowland – What A feeling
  • Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
  • Dollar – Who Were You With In The Moonlight
  • Eve ft Gwen Stefani – Blow Ya Mind
  • Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
  • DJ Fresh – Hot Right Now
  • Merton Parkas – You Need Wheels
  • Cyndi Lauper – Hey Now (Girls Just Want To Have Fun)
  • M People – One Night In Heaven

 

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Monday 5-3-12

Every Monday between 7-8pm is the Retro Chart, were we run down the top 40 for this day in history and play some of the songs. Tonights chart was from 1979. As well as that we looked at todays celebrity birthdays and what happened on this day in history.

Tonights competition songs (yes we do a comp as well, so listen next week!) were: Moments – Jack In The box, Godley & Creme – Wedding Bells and Salt N Pepa ft En Vogue – Whatta Man

The 1979 Retro Chart songs were:

  • Roxy Music – Trash
  • Neil Diamond – Forever In Blue Jeans
  • David Essex – Imperial Wizard
  • Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes
  • Clash – English Civil War
  • Dooleys – Honey Im Lost
  • This Lizzy – Waiting For An Alibi
  • Queen – Dont Stop Me Now
  • Chic – I Want Your Love
  • Skids – Into The Valley
  • Boney M – Painter Man
  • Sex Pistols – Something Else
  • Real Thing – Can You Feel the Force
  • Lene Lovich – Lucky Number
  • Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
  • Elvis Costello – Olivers Army
  • Bee Gees – Tragedy

The rest of the music played tonight was as follows:

  • Jessie J – Domino
  • Gloria Estefan – Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Voice)
  • Soho – Hippychick
  • Wheatus – A Little Respect
  • Maverick Sabre – I Need
  • Fat Larrys Band – Act Like You Know
  • Tinie Tempah – Written In The Stars
  • Teardrop Explodes – Reward
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Monday 27-2-12

Another great show of waffle and music tonight. On this day in History, celebrity birthdays and the Retro Chart.

Tonights competition songs were: Amii Stewart – Knock On Wood, Alison Moyet – Weak In The Presence Of Beauty, Macy Gray – I Try

The Retro Chart Tonight was from 2000 and as we did the top 40 run down, we played:

  • Lenny Fontana & DJ Shorty ft Loleatta Holloway – Chocolate Sensation
  • Ann Lee – Voices
  • Smashing Pumpkins – Stand Inside Your Love
  • Muse – Sunburn
  • Toploader – Dancing In The Moonlight
  • Delirious – Its OK
  • Bluetones – Keep The Home Fires Burning
  • Daphne & Celeste – Ooh Stick You
  • Flickman – The Sound Of Bamboo
  • A1 – Like A Rose
  • Jamelia ft Beenie Man – Money
  • Kelis – Caught Out There
  • Backstreet Boys – Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely
  • Artful Dodger ft Romina Johnson – Movin To Fast
  • All Saints –  Pure Shores

The rest of the music tonight was:

  • Ones – Flawless
  • Tarney Spencer Band – Cathys Clown
  • Ryan Paris – Dolce Vita
  • LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
  • Reel 2 Reel ft Mad Stuntman – I Like To Move It
  • Professor Green ft Emeli Sande – Read All About It
  • Cher – Gypsies, Tramps And Thieves
  • Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song
  • Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Scar Tissue
  • Crowded House – Dont Dream Its Over
  • Wretch 32 ft Example – Unorthodox

 

 

 

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Monday 06-02-12

Usual features tonight, we looked at what happened on this day in history, todays birthdays and who we sadly lost.

The 3 songs competition tonight were: O’Jays – Love Train, Fleetwood Mac – Big Love, Mariah Carey – Vision Of Love

The Retro Chart tonight was from 1981 and we played the following:

  • Barbara Jones – Just When I Needed You Most
  • Stray Cats – Rock This Town
  • Passions – Im In Love With A German Film Star
  • Slade – We’ll Bring The House Down
  • Joe Dolce – Shaddap You Face
  • Boomtown Rats – Elephants Graveyard
  • Susan Fassbender – Twilight Cafe
  • Fred Wedlock – The Oldest Swinger In town
  • Spandau Ballet – The Freeze
  • Rainbow – I Surrender
  • Dire Straits – Romeo And Juliet
  • Visage – Fade To Grey
  • Ultravox – Vienna
  • Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight
  • John Lennon – Woman

The rest of the music tonight was a s follows:

  1. Adamski – Space Jungle
  2. Phillip Lynott – Kings Call
  3. Alexandra Stan – Mr. Saxo Beat
  4. Mama Cass – Dream A Little Dream Of Me
  5. Christina Perri – Jar Of Hearts
  6. Simply Red – Something Got Me Started
  7. Madonna Hung Up
  8. Eruption – I Cant Stand The Rain
  9. Saturdays – Ego
  10. Chimes – I Still Haven’t Found What Im Looking For

 

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Monday 30-01-12

Getting You Home every Monday from 6-8pm. If you have never listened before YOU SHOULD! Just look at the songs played tonight.

The 3 songs competition were: Dion – The Wanderer, Michael Jackson – Thriller, Coldplay – The Scientist

We took a look at what happened on this day in history, the birthdays for today and who passed away on 30/1 from years gone by.

The retro chart tonight was from 1995 and we played the following songs:

  • Carter USM – The Young Offenders Mum
  • The The – I Saw The Light
  • Belly – Now They’ll Sleep
  • Luther Vandross – Always And Forever
  • Guns N Roses – Sympathy For The Devil
  • Bob Segar And The Silver Bullet Band – We’ve Got Tonight
  • Scarlet – Independent Love Song
  • Perfecto Allstarz – Reach Up
  • M People – Open Your Heart
  • MN8 – I’ve Got A Little Something For You
  • Nikki French – Total Eclipse Of The Heart
  • Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hotstepper
  • N-Trance – Set You Free
  • Rednex – Cotten Eye Joe
  • Celine Dion – Think Twice

The rest of the music tonight was as follows:

  1. Jessie J – Domino
  2. Meck feat Leo Sayer – Thunder In My Heart Again
  3. Simple Minds – Waterfront
  4. U2 – Elevation
  5. Jellybean feat Elisa Fiorillo – Who Found Who
  6. Osmonds – Crazy Horses
  7. Jennifer Lopez feat Pitbull – On The Floor
  8. Depeche Mode – Everything Counts
  9. Tom Jones & Mousse T – Sex Bomb
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Monday 23-01-12

After starting the new show format last week it seems to be proving popular with some good positive comments.

The 3 songs competition tonight were: Aretha Franklin – Respect, Martha & The Muffins – Echo Beach, A Flock Of Seagulls – Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)

The Retro chart tonight was from 23-01-76 and we played:

  • War – Low Rider
  • Gloria Gaynor – How High The Moon
  • David Ruffin – Walk Away From Love
  • Paul Simon – 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
  • Walker Brothers – No Regrets
  • Osibisa – Sunshine Day
  • Barbara Dickson – Answer Me
  • Donna Summer – Love To Love You Baby
  • E.L.O. – Evil Woman
  • Slik – Forever And Ever
  • Paul Davidson – Midnight Rider
  • Barry White – Let The Music PLay
  • Miracles – Love Machine
  • Abba – Mamma Mia
  • Sailor – A Glass Of Champagne
  • Queen Bohemian Rhapsody

The rest of the songs played tonight were:

  1. New Order – Blue Monday
  2. After The Fire – One Rule For You
  3. 3 Oh 3 feat Katy Perry – Starstrukk
  4. Blue Boy – Remember Me
  5. Siouxsie & The Banshees – This Wheels On Fire
  6. Maroon 5 feat Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger
  7. Exile – Kiss You All Over
  8. Goodmen – Give It Up
  9. Gary U.S. Bonds – This Little Girl
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Monday 16-1-12

New show format well and truly up and running so if you have never listened to my show on Mondays between 6-8pm then come and join me. We have a competition at 6.20pm and the retro Chart from 7pm.

The three songs competition tonight were: Roxette – The Look, Verve – Lucky Man, Embrace – Gravity.

The Retro Chart tonight was from 16-1-88. The songs played were:

  1. Bros – When Will I Be Famous
  2. INXS – New Sensation
  3. Dollar – O L’Amour
  4. Bananarama – I Cant Help It
  5. AC/DC – Heatseeker
  6. Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now
  7. Jellybean – Jingo
  8. George Michael – Father Figure
  9. Climie Fisher – Rise To The Occasion
  10. Stranglers – All Day And All Of The Night
  11. Cher – I Found Someone
  12. Morris Minor & The Majors – Stutter Rap
  13. Krush – House Arrest
  14. Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind
  15. Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is A Place On Earth

The rest of the songs played tonight were:

  • Mousse T feat Emma Lanford – Is It Coz Im Cool
  • Gibson Brothers – Ooh What A Life
  • Muse – Feeling Good
  • Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight
  • 2 In A Room – Wiggle It
  • Michael Bublé – Hollywood
  • Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song
  • Mika – Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)
  • Kim Appleby – Dont Worry
  • Sheila B Devotion – Spacer

 

 

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Monday 9-1-12

New year, new show format. The Monday Mash Up And the Half an Hour of features are taking a rest. In their place we have “On This Day” and the “Retro Chart”. We have kept the 3 songs competition, just moved it forward to 6.20pm. Tonights 3 songs were:

  1. Emotions – Best Of My Love
  2. Genesis – Mama
  3. Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hotstepper

The Retro Chart starts at 7.00pm and each week we will be looking at the top 40 for this day from years gone by, tonight we looked at 9-1-79 and played:

  • Barry Manilow – Could It Be Magic
  • Billy Joel – My Life
  • Driver 67 – Car 67
  • Rocky Sharpe & The Replays – Rama Lama Ding Dong
  • Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove
  • Paul Evans – Hello This Is Joanie (The Telephone Answering Machine Song)
  • Olivia Newton John – A Little More Love
  • Chic – Le Freak
  • Earth, Wind & Fire – September
  • Racey – Lay Your Love On Me
  • Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
  • Village People – YMCA

The rest of tonights music was as follows:

  • Erasure – Supernature
  • Lloyd – Dedication To My Ex
  • Kula Shaker – Hush
  • Green Day – Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
  • David Jordan – Sun Goes Down
  • Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall
  • Lady Gaga – Marry The Night
  • Prince & The New Power Generation – Gett Off
  • John Cougar Mellencamp – Jack & Diane
  • Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy
  • Katy Perry feat Snoop Dogg – California Gurls

 

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Monday 2-1-12

First show of the new year and its a Bank Holiday Special!!  Every song tonight failed to make the top 10 of the charts in the 1980s. Some great songs you wont have heard for a while….here is the list:

  • Rolling Stones – Undercover Of The Night
  • Alexander O’Neal – Fake
  • Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
  • Donna Summer – State Of Independence
  • Human League – The Lebanon
  • Racey – Runaround Sue
  • Big Sound Authority – This House (Is Where Your Love Stands)
  • XTC – Sgt Rock (Is Going Top Help Me)
  • Gillan – Trouble
  • Dream Academy – Life In A Northern Town
  • Matt Bianco – Wap Bam Boogie
  • Hue & Cry – Looking For Linda
  • Kane Gang – Closest Thing To Heaven
  • Westworld – Sonic Boom Boy
  • Rainmakers – Let My People Go Go
  • Annabel Lamb – Riders On The Storm
  • Power Station – Some Like It Hot
  • AC/DC – Rock And Roll Aint Noise Pollution
  • Pluto – Your Honour
  • Bill Wyman – (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star
  • Freddie Jackson – Rock ME Tonight (For Old Times Sake)
  • Howard Jones – No One Is To Blame
  • Prince & The Revolution – Raspberry Beret
  • Nick Heyward – Take That Situation
  • Murray Head – One Night In Bangkok
  • Duran Duran – My Own Way
  • Ultravox – Reap The Wild Wind
  • Michael McDonald – Sweet Freedom
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Monday 12-12-11

Two weeks until Christmas!! Thats a good reason to play some Christmas songs me thinks. I still did all the usual stuff tonight though, the Monday Mash Up was a blend of Adele Rolling In The Deep mixed with Lady Gaga Judas, put them together and we ended up with “Judas In The Deep”

The three songs in tonights competition were: Tom Robinson Band – 2,4,6,8 Motorway, Specials – Rat Race and Guns N Roses – Live And Let Die.

Tonights Half an hour of was a half an hour of songs by Male Solo artists:

  1. Jermaine Stewart – We Dont Have To Take Our Clothes Off
  2. Elton John – Step Into Christmas
  3. Adam Ant – Puss N Boots
  4. Robbie Williams – Old Before I Die
  5. Shakin Stevens – Merry christmas Everyone
  6. Cee Lo Green – Forget You
  7. Barry White – You’re The First, The Last, My Everything

The rest of the music tonight was:

  • Showaddywaddy – Hey Mister Christmas
  • Professor Green feat Emili Sande – Read All About It
  • Charlie Daniels Band – The Devil Went Down To Georgia
  • Genesis – Abacab
  • Donna Lewis – I Love You Always Forever
  • X Factor Finalists 2011 – Wishing On A Star
  • Hues Corporation – Rock The Boat
  • Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
  • Meck feat Leo Sayer – Thunder In My Heart Again
  • Sleddogs – Frosty The Snowman
  • Aswad – Dont Turn Around
  • Noah & The Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
  • Jade – Dont Walk Away
  • Blur – Song 2
  • Pogues & Kirsty MaColl – Fairytale Of New York
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Monday 5-12-12

OMG!!! December already, started pressie buying, just 14 more people to buy for!!I have been saying its been quiet the last few weeks then tonight, we have a presenter meeting so 20+ presenters outside listening to my show eeeek! If you have never listened to me before, just look at some of the music played in previous shows and see what you have been missing.

The Monday Mash Up tonight was a modern one, Ed Sheeran – You Need Me I Dont Need You mixed with Rizzle Kicks – Down With The Trumpets which when put together gives us the new song You Need Me, I Dont Get Down With The Trumpets.

The three songs competition tonight were: Paul McCartney & Wings – Jet, Bruce Willis – Respect Yourself, Radiohead – Creep

Tonight we played a “Half an Hour Of” songs with a month of the year in the title. They were:

  1. Barbara Dickson – January February
  2. Jesus & Mary Chain – April Skies
  3. Jamiroquai – Seven Days In Sunny June
  4. Bomb The Bass – Winter In July
  5. Green Day – Wake Me Up When September Ends
  6. Guns N Roses – November Rain
  7. Four Seasons – December 63 (Oh What A Night)

The rest of the show was as follows:

  • Kula Shaker – Hush
  • Kelly Clarkson – Mr Know It All
  • Kiss – Lick It Up
  • Sally Oldfield – Mirrors
  • Madonna – Hung Up
  • Steve Winwood – Valerie
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Love Rollercoaster
  • Joan Armatrading – Me Myself I
  • Dion – Runaround Sue
  • Professor Green feat Emeli Sande – Read All About It
  • Edwin Starr – H.A.P.P.Y. Radio
  • Blood Red Shoes – Light It Up
  • Rainmakers – Let My People Go Go
  • Tasmin Archer – Sleeping Satellite
  • Billy Joel – Its STill Rock And Roll To Me
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Monday 28-11-11

Not Long to go now until Christmas!! I will have to start buying some pressies soon.

The Monday Mash Up this week was a stramge one, The Cult – Love Removal Machine mixed with Wham – Im Your Man giving us the new song Love Removal Man.

The three songs competition tonight were: Dionne Warwick – Walk On By, Ian Dury – What A Waste & Adam & The Ants – Young Parisians

Tonight we played a “Half An Hour Of” songs with the word “Heart” in the title. They were:

  1. Aztec Camera – Somewhere In My Heart
  2. Elton John & Kiki Dee – Dont Go Breaking My Heart
  3. Double – The Captain Of Her Heart
  4. Manic Street Preachers – You Stole The Sun From My Heart
  5. Squeeze – Another Nail In My Heart
  6. Morrissey – Irish Blood, English Heart
  7. Oasis – Stop Crying Your Heart Out

The rest of the show was as follows:

  • Cher – Love And Understanding
  • Susan Fassbender – Twilight Cafe
  • En Vogue – My Lovin
  • Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil
  • Kings Of Leon – The Bucket
  • Lloyd – Dedication To My Ex
  • Jackie Wilson – I Get The Sweetest Feeling
  • Then Jerico – Big Area
  • Frances Nero – Footsteps Following Me
  • Mariah Carey – Loverboy
  • Thompson Twins – You Take Me Up
  • Nik Kershaw – Wouldnt It Be Good
  • Karen Ramirez – Looking For Love
  • Automatic – Monster
  • Kursaal Flyers – Little Does She Know
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Monday 21-11-11

Fairly quiet evening, even the chatroom was quiet. Still managed to play some great songs though.

The Monday Mash Up tonight was The Monkees – Last Train To Clarksville mixed with Girls Aloud’s – Love Machine which gives us the new song Last Love Machine To Clarksville.

The competition songs tonight were Isaac Hayes – Theme from Shaft, Haircut 100 – Favourite Shirts and Sheryl Cole – All I Wanna Do

Tonight we played a “Half An Hour Of” songs from 1982

  1. XTC – Senses Working Overtime
  2. Fun Boy Three & Bananarama – It Aint What You Do Its The Way That You Do It
  3. Rocky Sharpe & The Replays – Shout Shout (Know Yourself Out)
  4. PHD – I Wont Let You Down
  5. Simple Minds – Promised You A Miracle
  6. John Cougar Mellencamp – Jack & Diane
  7. Visage – The Damned Dont Cry

The rest of the songs tonight were as follows:

  • Eurythmics – Thorn In My Side
  • Junior Senior – Move Your Feet
  • Pauline Henry – Feel Like Making Love
  • Pretenders – Talk Of The Town
  • Blue Pearl – Naked In The Rain
  • Alexandra Burke – Broken Heels
  • Dead Or Alive – Something In My House
  • Bluetones – Slight Return
  • Len Barry – 1 2 3
  • JLS feat Tinie Tempah – Eyes Wide Shut
  • Ike & Tina Turner – Nutbush City Limits
  • M People – One Night In Heaven
  • Isley Brothers – Harvest For The World
  • AC/DC – Rock And Roll Aint Noise Pollution
  • Smart E’s – Sesame’s Treet
  • Rainbow – I Surrender
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Monday 14-11-11

Very quiet in the chatroom tonight but played some great tunes that kept me amused. The Monday Mash Up tonight was B52s – Love Shack mixed with Madonna – Material Girl which gave us “Love Girls”

The three songs competition tonight were: Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It, Betty Boo – Where Are You Baby and Alexandra Stan – Mr Saxo Beat.

Tonights “Half An Hour Of” was half an hour of songs with a boys name in the title:

  1. Department S – Is Vic There
  2. Madness – Michael Caine
  3. Adverts – Gary Gilmore’s Eyes
  4. Paperlace – Billy Dont Be A Hero
  5. China Crisis – Christian
  6. Toni Basil – Mickey
  7. T-Rex – Telegram Sam

The rest of the show contained these songs:

  • Kelly Clarkson – Mr Know It All
  • Diana Ross – Work That Body
  • Amy Winehouse – You Know I’m No Good
  • Darts – Duke Of Earl
  • Maxx – Get A Way
  • Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
  • Steve Earle – Copperhead Road
  • John Lennon – Stand By Me
  • Pulp – Common People
  • Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff
  • Olly Murs feat Rizzle Kicks – Heart Skips A Beat
  • Madonna Hung Up
  • Luther Vandross – Dance With My Father
  • Lonestar – Amazed
  • Billy Joel – Its Still Rock n Roll To Me
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Monday 7-11-11

Why do the clocks have to be adjusted?? Dont like this arriving at the studios in the dark, roll on summer 2012. Tonights Monday Mash Up was a mix of Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars and The Police – Every Breath You Take which gave us the song “Every Car You Chase”.

The three competition songs this week were: Darts – The Boy From New York City, Bros – When Will I Be Famous and Christina Aguilera – Aint No Other Man.

The “Half An Hour Of” tonight was half an hour songs from 1989

  1. Cyndi Lauper – I Drove All Night
  2. Soul II Soul – Back To Life
  3. Alice Cooper – Poison
  4. Beautiful South – Song For Whoever
  5. London Boys – London Nights
  6. Kylie Minogue – Hand On Your Heart
  7. Prince – Batdance

The rest of the songs on tonights show were:

  • Comsat Angels – Independence Day
  • Kelly Clarkson – Mr Know It All
  • M People – One Night In Heaven
  • Amy Winehouse – Rehab
  • Slade – My Friend Stan
  • Aztec Camera with Mick Jones – Good Morning Britain
  • Duffy – Mercy
  • Metallica – Whiskey In The Jar
  • Christina Perry – Jar Of Hearts
  • New Seekers – I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing
  • A Flock Of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song
  • Lady Gaga – You And I
  • Elastica – Connection
  • Gun – Shame On You
  • Dan Hartman – Instant Replay
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Monday 31-10-11

ITS HALLOWEEN!! Didnt see any witches tonight but played some great music. If you have never listened before, then tune in Mondays between 6-8pm.

The Monday Mash Up tonight was Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit mixed with Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like a Record). Put together we get the song Spins Like Teen Spirit.

The 3 Songs competition tonight were: Beach Boys – I Get Around, Wolfman ft Pete Doherty – For The Lovers, George Benson – Give Me The Night.

Tonights A Half An Hour Of just had to be half an hour of songs connected to halloween:

  1. Bobby Boris Pickett & The Crypt Kickers – Monster Mash
  2. Cartoons – Witch Doctor
  3. Alice Cooper – Feed My Frankenstein
  4. Ray Parker Junior – Ghostbusters
  5. Lovebug Starsky – Amytiville (House On The Hill)
  6. Coast To Coast – Lets Jump The Broomstick
  7. Kate Nash – Pumpkin Soup
  8. Michael Jackson – Thriller

The rest of the show comprised of these great songs:

  • Damian – Time Warp II
  • Cee Lo Green – Bright Lights Bigger City
  • Was (Not Was) – Shake Your Head
  • Rainbow – Since You Been Gone
  • Ida Corr vs Fedde Le Grand – Let Me Think About It
  • Pet Shop Boys – Go West
  • Jets – Love Makes The World Go Round
  • Leona Lewis – Collide
  • Hot Chocolate – You Sexy Thing
  • Forrest – Rock The Boat
  • Madison Avenue – Dont Call  Me Baby
  • Madcon – Beggin
  • Tourists – I Only Want To Be With You

 

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Monday 24-10-11

A reasonably quiet evening tonight but some great music played even if I do say so myself. The Monday Mash Up this week was Robbie Williams – Bodies mixed with Michael Jackson – They Dont Really Care About Us, put together we have The Dont Really Care About Bodies.

The 3 songs competition this week were: Black Sabbath – Paranoid, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – I Love Rock n Roll, Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way.

This week I played A Half an Hour of songs by Solo Male artists:

  1. Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song
  2. Bryan Ferry – Lets Stick Together
  3. George Michael – Fastlove
  4. Justin Timberlake – Like I Love You
  5. Lionel Richie – All Night Long
  6. Mika – Grace Kelly
  7. John Lennon – (Just Like) Starting Over

The rest of the songs tonight were as follows:

  • Rihanna ft Calvin Harris – We Found Love
  • Prodigy – Out Of Space
  • Blue Zoo – Cry Boy Cry
  • Primal Scream – Country Girl
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Dani California
  • Martha & The Muffins – Echo Beach
  • Levellers – Hope Street
  • Central Line – Nature Boy
  • Tiao Cruz ft Travis McCoy – Higher
  • Lene Lovich – Lucky Number
  • Tracie – Give It Some Emotion
  • Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Sean Kingston – Fire Burning
  • Westworld – Sonic Boom Boy
  • Sugar Babes – Push The Button

If you like the look of the music, then listen Mondays between 6-8pm

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Monday 17-10-11

After the excitment of my last 70s show last night, it was back to normal tonight. The Monday Mash Up was Genesis mixed with Katy Perry which gave us the song “Invisable Gurls”.

The 3 songs from 3 decades competition were: David Bowie – Space Oddity, 10CC – Good Morning Judge & Bob Marley & The Wailers – Could You Be Loved.

The “Half An Hour Of” feature tonight was half an hour of songs with the word “Hero” in the title.

  1. E.L.O. – Wild West Hero
  2. Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out For A Hero
  3. Enrique Iglasias – Hero
  4. M People – Search For The Hero
  5. Paperlace – Billy Dont Be A Hero
  6. Mariah Carey – Hero
  7. Tina Turner – We Dont Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)

The rest of the music played tonight was as follows:

  • Dario G – Carnival De Paris
  • Alexis Jordan – Happiness
  • Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
  • AC/DC – Thunderstruck
  • Sweet – Fox On The Run
  • Jamelia – Superstar
  • Deacon Blue – Real Gone Kid
  • Daft Punk – Around The World
  • Wings – Goodnight Tonight
  • Heart – Alone
  • U2 – Discotheque
  • Mousse T – Is It Coz Im Cool
  • Paul Young – Love Of The Common People
  • Jackie Wilson – I Get The Sweetest Feeling

Dont forget, if you ever want a request played or a shout out, just leave a post on here and it will be done during next weeks show.

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    70’s Show 16-10-11

    Final 70s show for a while and we announced the result of the most naff 70s song tonight as voted for by phoenix fm listeners. The final list was as follows:

    • 1. J J Barrie – No Charge
    • 2. Lena Zavaroni – Ma (He’s Making Eyes At Me)
    • 3.= The Ramblers – The Sparrow
    • 3.= Clive Dunn – Grandad
    • 5.= Jimmy Osmond – Long Haired Lover From Liverpool
    • 5.= Telly Savalas – If
    • 7. Windsor Davies & Don Estelle – Whispering Grass
    • 8. Wings – Mull Of Kintyre
    • 9. Donny Osmond – Puppy Love
    • 10.= Sylvia – Y Viva Espana
    • 10.= Brian & Michael – Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats And Dogs

    The rest of tonights music was as follows:

    • Buzzcocks – Promises
    • 10cc – Life Is a Minestrone
    • Neil Diamond – Forever In Blue Jeans
    • Motors – Airport
    • Showaddywaddy – Hey Rock n Roll
    • Dollar – Who Were You With In The Moonlight
    • Paul Evans – Hello This Is Joanie (The Telephone Answering Machine Song)
    • Suzi Quatro – 48 Crash
    • Gilbert O’Sullivan – Ooh Wakka Doo Wakka Day
    • Sparks – Beat The Clock
    • Barry White – You’re The First, The Last, My Everything
    • Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots – Disco Duck
    • John Lennon & Yoko Ono With The Plastic Ono Band- Instant Karma
    • Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel – Make Me Smile (Come Up & See Me)
    • Paul Nicholas – Grandma’s Party
    • Chic – Le Freak
    • Four Tops – Keeper Of The Castle
    • Bread – Baby Im AWant You
    • Clash – I Fought The Law
    • Dave Edmunds – I Knew The Bride When She Used To Rock n Roll
    • Bay City Rollers – Shang A Lang
    • Eddie Kendricks – Keep On Trucking
    • Kool & The Gang – Ladies Night
    • Brecker Brothers – East River
    • Middle Of The Road – Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
    • Wurzels – Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)
    • Queen – Dont Stop Me Now
    • Abba – Summer Night City
    • Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water
    • J J Barrie – No Charge
    • Jackie Wilson – I Get The Sweetest Feeling

     

     

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    Most Naff 70s Song Contest

    Over the last few weeks, I have been presenting on a Sunday evening between 8-10pm a Best Of The 70s show, HOWEVER it has come to my attention that the 70s was guilty of some pretty naff songs so it was decided to find the “Most Naff 70s Song”  and I am proud to present to you the 12 Naff finalists:

    Click on each song to hear a small 30 sec clip and make your vote in the comment section below. This vote is also taking place on my facebook page.

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      Their only hit and I can understand why! This song reached Number 1 believe it or not and its about the painter L.S.Lowry. This is the first of a few on this list to contain children singing….and guess what school the children are from…St Winifreds School Choir.

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      Yet another Number 1 and his only chart success. Now should Clive have started a singing career in the first place or should he have stayed in the home guard in Dads Army? You decide. Oh yeah, notice…more children singing!

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      Oh those strings and Donny’s childish voice just get on my nerves!! Do they get on yours? The public liked it back in 1972, it reached the top of the charts! Maybe because just for once there were no children singing lol

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      How can this be a song, he TALKS through it!! Its about a boy who writes his mum a note and then the note she gives him in return.This topped the charts too! Good grief, a 70s classic or is it Naff?

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      A star from the talent show Opportunity Knocks. Lena had a powerful voice but my this song is annoying. One of the few on the list NOT to reach number 1 in the charts. Lena was a child star and unfortunatly no longer with us.

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      Jimmy decided as he was too small to be a fully fledged Osmond he would record his own song and wow what a job he made of it. Number 1 in 1972 (Both Osmonds No.1 in the same year….ouch!) After this release the Osmonds made him a band member (perhaps to stop him recording anymore songs like this!)

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      Oh dear Oh dear Oh dear what can i say about this song thats positive? Let me think………..oh yes, it does stop eventually. It just crept in the top 10 of the charts in 1979. Dont ask me how it managed it though. The Ramblers were from Abbey Hey Junior School in Manchester.

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      No im not picking on Grand Parents. Not content with being backing singers to Brian & Michael, St Winifreds decided to do a song of their own and now find themselves with two nominations on this Naff list. The choir appeared on tv all wearing matching pink dresses but the most annoying thing is the lead singers voice!! and the lyrics, and music and…..ok I will stop now. Oh, and this reached number 1….how?

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      Yes, in its day a popular song your nan would dance too, lifting her skirt up trying to immitate a flamenco dancer. But now, almost 40 years on can you seriously say its a classic 70s song? Would you see Brits singing this in Benidorm? I think not.

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      Now to be fair, as Kojak Telly Savalas was good and he helped propel lollipop sales through the roof, but as a singer…well. Its another Number 1 that is spoken rather than sung. I think Telly’s bald head and hairy chest helped the sales of the song as it certainly wasnt the quality of the singing.

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      – 2 actors from the comedy “It Aint Half Hot Mum” I will grant you Don Estelle can sing, Windsor Davies however…..hmmmmm. This was a song from the 1940s that they decided to re-record. Should they have bothered I wonder? Mind you if the grass grew too high, you wouldnt be able to see little Don Estelle!

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      Ok now im on the defensive, this was not my idea however when i initially asked people about the most naff song in the 70s, this was mentioned quite a lot and therefore….it had to be put on the list. It was Number 1 for nine weeks, yes NINE weeks and was played to death on radio stations. So is it a classic, or does this get your vote as the most Naff 70s song?

    So there you have it, what song will be crowned next sunday evening between 8-10pm here on Phoenix fm by our listeners, “The Most Naff Song From The 70s”. Vote now either on here or on my facebook page. And for those that asked, Chuck Berry’s My Ding a Ling did so nearly make it.

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    Monday 10-10-11

    A nice easy evening, no drama’s to report. Some good music to mention though. The Monday Mash Up tonight was The Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter mixed with Adele – Rolling In The Deep which gave us the new song Gimme Shelter In The Deep.

    The Half An Hour Of tonight was artists with just three letters in their name:

    1. EMF – Unbelieveable
    2. FAB feat MC Parker – Thunderbirds Are Go
    3. Mud – The Cat Crept In
    4. KLF – Last Train To Trancentral
    5. TLC – Waterfalls
    6. XTC – Generals & Majors
    7. ABC – The Night You Murdered Love

    The 3 songs from 3 decades competition tonight were, Dave Edmunds – Girls Talk, Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark and David Jordan – The Sun Goes Down.

    The rest of the show consisted of:

    • Hipsway – The Honeythief
    • Maroon 5 & Christine Aguilara – Moves Like Jagger
    • Perfecto Allstarz – Reach Up
    • Barry Ryan – Elouise
    • Muse – Uprising
    • KC & The SUnshine Band – (Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty
    • Feeder – Tumble And Fall
    • Paula Abdul with The Wild Pair – Opposites Attract
    • Fatback Band – (Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop
    • Tinchy Stryder & Dappy – Spaceship
    • Take That – The Flood
    • Erma Franklin – (Take A Little) Piece Of My Heart
    • Simple Minds – Glittering Prize
    • Ray Gomez – Summer In The City
    • The 5,6,7,8s – Woo Hoo

     

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    70s Show 09-10-11

    After just a few weeks the Best Of The 70s is proving to be popular, so much so that we have now decided on our final 12 songs to be voted on for the title of Most NAff Song Of The 70s. Have a look at at that post and place your vote.

    Tonights music was as follows:

    • Abba – Does Your Mother Know
    • New Seekers – I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing
    • Voyager – Halfway Hotel
    • George Harrison – My Sweet Lord
    • Showaddywaddy – You Got What It Takes
    • Jona Lewie – You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties (Ooops an 80’s tune, sorry, im bad)
    • Queen – Seven Seas Of Rhye
    • Dooleys – A Rose Has To Die
    • Pipkins – Gimme Dat Ding
    • Slade – Goodbye T’Jane
    • Supertramp – The Logical Song
    • Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke
    • Dead End Kids – Have I The Right
    • Squeeze – Take Me Im Yours
    • Tina Charles – I Love To Love
    • Van McCoy – The Hustle
    • Rod Stewart – Hot Legs
    • Kinks – Lola
    • Real Thing – You To Me Are Everything
    • Roxy Music – Dance Away
    • Paul Nicholas – Dancing With The Captain
    • Secret Affair – Time For Action
    • Smokie – Needles And Pins
    • John Kongos – He’s Gonna Step On You Again
    • Eagles – Take It To The Limit
    • David Essex – Oh What A Circus
    • Mott The Hoople – Roll Away The Stone
    • Johnny Johnson & The Bandwagon – Blame it On The Pony Express
    • Donna Summer – Love’s Unkind
    • Dave Edmunds – I Hear You Knocking
    • Madness – The Prince

     

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    Monday 5-9-11

    I have a cold!!! No its not Man Flu before you ask. Its just a cold.

    Monday Mash Up tonight was Whitney Houston and Cher, put together we got the new song I Wanna Believe With Somebody.

    We did A Half An Hour Of….songs with a day of the week in the title:

    1. Blondie – Sunday Girl
    2. Duran Duran – New Moon On Monday
    3. Rod Stewart – Ruby Tuesday
    4. Undertones – Wednesday Week
    5. David Bowie – Thursdays Child
    6. Cure – Friday Im In Love
    7. Cherelle feat Alexander O’Neal – Saturday Love

    The 3 songs from 3 decads competition tonight were: Free – All Right Now, Bryan Adams – Cant Stop This Thing We Started and Nickelback – Rockstar.

    After a lot of sniffing and sneezing, the rest of the show was:

    • Amy Winehouse – Rehab
    • Wanted – Glad You Came
    • 10cc – Rubber Bullets
    • Bassment Jaxx – Rendezvous
    • Prince – Raspberry Beret
    • Estelle – American Boy
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue
    • INXS – New Sensation
    • Queen – Fat Bottomed Girls
    • Tom Jones – Help Yourself
    • Rizzle Kicks – Down With The Trumpets
    • Chipmunk – Diamond Rings
    • Cathy Dennis – Touch Me
    • Ozzy Osbourne – Shot In The Dark
    • Rihanna – California King Bed

     

     

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    Monday 29-08-11

    ITS BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY!!! This means a special show. Tonight was “A Pile of Number 2s” a show dedicated to those songs that just failed to reach number one in the charts and only got to number 2. Here is the list of songs played:

    • Pet Shop Boys – Go West
    • Sailor – A Glass Of Champagne
    • Bluetones – Slight Return
    • Climie Fisher – Love Changes Everything
    • Oasis – Roll With It
    • Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
    • Andy Kim – Rock Me Gently
    • Teddy Bears – To Know Him Is To Love Him
    • B.A.Robertson – Bang Bang
    • Beautiful South – Perfect 10
    • Rihanna – Russian Roulette
    • Tony Christie – I Did What I Did For Maria
    • 2 Unlimited – Get Ready For This
    • Showaddywaddy – Hey Rock N Roll
    • Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
    • Human League – (Keep Feeling) Fascination
    • John Travolta – Sandy
    • Sweet – Fox On The Run
    • Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin
    • Take That – Rule The World
    • Kylie Minogue – Better The Devil You Know
    • Girls Aloud – Love Machine
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers – By The Way
    • Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    • Lionel Richie – All Night Long
    • Osmonds – Crazy Horses
    • Mark Ronson feat Amy Winehouse – Valerie
    • Darts – Come Back My Love
    • Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
    • Ultravox – Vienna
    • Booty Love – Boogie 2nite
    • Blur – Song 2
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    Sunday 28-08-11

    I have been asked to sit in on this sunday evening for Stephen Bealey and do an 80s show. Of course it was my pleasure. Here is the list of songs i played:

    • Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut
    • Susan Fassbender – Twilight Cafe
    • Flash & The Pan – Waiting For A Train
    • Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue
    • Haircut 100 – Favourite Shirts
    • Duran Duran – The Reflex
    • Johnny Hates Jazz – Shattered Dreams
    • Janet JAckson – When I Think Of You
    • Madonna – Like A Virgin
    • Amazulu – Dont You Just Know It
    • Miami Sound Machine – Bad Boys
    • Malcolm McLaren – Madam Butterfly
    • Prefab Sprout – When Love Breaks Down
    • Paul Young – Love Of The Common People
    • Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
    • Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is A Place On Earth
    • New Muzik – Living By Numbers
    • INXS – New Sensation
    • ZZ Top – Gimme All Your Lovin’
    • Van Halen – Jump
    • Heaven 17 – Temptation
    • Depeche Mode – People Are People
    • Michael McDonald – Sweet Freedom
    • Toni Basil – Mickey
    • Holly Johnson – Americanos
    • Hipsway – The Honeythief
    • Simple Minds – (Dont You) Forget About Me
    • Bad Manners – Ne Ne Na Na Na Na Nu Nu
    • Bodysnatchers (Lets Do) The Rocksteady
    • Splodgenessabounds – Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps
    • Pirahnas – Tom Hark
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    Monday 15-8-11

    Quiet evening tonight, not much happening but some great music played once again, if you have never listened to my show then you really should try.

    The Monday Mash Up this week was EMF mixed with DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, we called it “Unbelievableboom”

    At 7.00pm we did a “Half An Hour Of”…. songs with a colour in the title:

    1. Nena – 99 Red Balloons
    2. Coldplay – Yellow
    3. Scaffold – Lily The Pink
    4. Tom Jones – Green Green Grass Of Home
    5. REM – Orange Crush
    6. Prince & The Revolution – Purple Rain
    7. Elton John – Blue Eyes
    8. Stranglers – Golden Brown

    The competition songs tonight were Flying Lizards – Money, Coast To Coast – (Do The) Hucklebuck and Eliza Doolittle – Pack Up.

    The rest of the songs in tonights show were as follows:

    • Charlotte Church – Crazy Chick
    • Example – Wont Go Quietly
    • Inxs – New Sensation
    • Cher – Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves
    • Billy Joel – River Of Dreams
    • Herb Alpert & Janet Jackson – Diamonds
    • Girls Aloud – Call The Shots
    • Four Tops – I Cant Help Myself (Sugar Pie Hunny Bunch)
    • Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing
    • Inner Circle – Sweat (A La La La Long)
    • Wanted – Glad You Came
    • Karyn White – Superwoman
    • Queen – Headlong
    • Scritti Politti – Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)

     

     

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    Monday 8-8-11

    Had a few distractions in the studio tonight with various people trying to get the phones working, even so, still managed to play some great music.

    The Monday Mash Up this week was Pink & ZZ Top together giving us “Get This Sharp dressed Party Started”

    I played a Half An Hour Of….songs from films:

    1. Irene Cara – Flashdance
    2. Beach Boys – Kokamo
    3. Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
    4. Will Smith – Men In Black
    5. Duran Duran – A View To A Kill
    6. Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
    7. Kenny Loggins – Footloose

    The 3 songs from 3 decades competition this week were:

    Cliff Richard – Devil Woman, Big Country – Chance & Kasabian – Empire.

    The rest of the show was made up of these songs:

    • B52s – Love Shack
    • Basement Jaxx – Where’s Your Head At
    • Bryan Adams & Mel C – Baby When Your Gone
    • David Essex – Oh What A Circus
    • Katy Perry – Last Friday Night (TGIF)
    • Freak Power – Turn On, Tune In, Cop Out
    • Scritti Politti – Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)
    • Kelly Rowland – When Love Takes Over
    • Rachel Sweet – B.A.B.Y.
    • Rizzle Kicks – Down With The Trumpets
    • Pras Michel feat ODB & Mya – Ghetto Superstar
    • Icehouse – Crazy
    • REO Speedwagon – Take It On The Run
    • Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
    • Monks – Nice Legs Shame About The Face

     

     

     

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    Monday 1-8-11

    Tried to play something different tonight, hope you enjoyed listening, and if you didnt listen then why not listen on line one week…you never know, you may like it!

    The Monday Mash Up this week was Crowded House and Take That mixed together giving us “Rule The Dream”

    The Competition songs (played at 7.40pm) were: Bryan Ferry – Lets Stick Together, Bon Jovi – Living On A Prayer and Andreas Johnson – Glorious.

    Between 7.00-7.30 tonight i played a “Half An Hour Of”…….Acoustic Songs

    1. Jam – Thats Entertainment
    2. Roger Daltry – Giving It All Away
    3. Oasis – Wonderwall
    4. Don McLean – American Pie
    5. Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories – Stay
    6. Eric Clapton – Tears In Heaven
    7. Paramore – The Only Exception
    8. Extreme – More Than Words

    The rest of the music tonight was as follows:

    • JLS ft Dev – She Makes Me Wanna
    • Animotion – Obsession
    • Chimes – I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For
    • Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star
    • Freemasons – The Uninvited
    • Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song
    • Kinks – Sunny Afternoon
    • Daft Punk – Around The World
    • David Bowie – Sound And Vision
    • Gnarls Barklay – Crazy
    • Shania Twain – Man I Feel Like A Woman
    • Madness – Le Grande Pantalon
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    Monday 25-7-11

    Listen each Monday between 6-8pm and you will hear a fantastic mix of music, just take a look at what was on tonights show.

    The Monday Mash Up Tonight was Motorhead mixed with Lady Gaga which gave us the song “Poker Ace”

    The competion songs tonight were: Sheena Easton – Modern Girl, Heart – All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You and Green Day – Wake Me Up When September Ends.

    Between 7.00 -7.30pm I did a “Half An Hour Of”…….songs that have a boys name in the title.

    1. Jam – David Watts
    2. DNA ft Suzanne Vega – Tom’s Diner
    3. Elton John – Daniel
    4. Michael Jackson – Ben
    5. Elvis Costello – Olivers Army
    6. Smiths – William It Was Really Nothing
    7. Beatles – Het Jude

    The remaining songs played tonight were:

    • A Flock Of Seagulls – A Space Age Love Song
    • Sean Kingston – Beautiful Girls
    • Queen – Im Going Slightly Mad
    • Paul Evans – Hello This Is Joanie (The Telephone Answering Machine Song)
    • Sidney Sampson – Riverside (Lets Go)
    • Squeeze – Up The Junction
    • Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
    • Pointer Sisters – Im So Excited
    • Aretha Franklin – Respect
    • Billy Ocean – Suddenly
    • JLS ft Tinie Tempah – Eyes Wide Shut
    • Counting Crows ft Vanessa Carlton – Big Yellow Taxi
    • Kiss – I Was Made For Loving You
    • Madness – Baggy Trousers

     

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    Monday 18-7-11

    I enjoyed tonights show, however , I have made a note not to do half an hour of foreign songs again as I cant pronounce half the words!!

    The Monday Mash Up this week was Queen mixed with Genesis which put together gave us “Mama Will Rock You”

    The Half an hour tonight was half an hour of songs sung in a foreign language, the songs were:

    1. Ofra Haza – Im Nin Alu
    2. Falco – Rock Me Amadeus
    3. El Chombo – Chaccaron
    4. Los Lobos – La Bamba
    5. Sash – Encore Un Fois
    6. Kraftwerk – Autobahn
    7. Sigur Ros – Hoppipolla
    8. Vanessa Paradis – Joe Le Taxi

    The 3 songs from 3 decades competition were: Lindisfarne – Run For Home, Level 42 – The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up) , Cher – Love & Understanding

    The rest of tonights songs were as follows:

    • Blood Red Shoes – Light It Up
    • Cranberries – Zombie
    • Natasha – Iko Iko
    • Example – Changed The Way You Kissed Me
    • Armand Van Helden – My My My
    • Small Faces – Itchycoo Park
    • Heatwave – Boogie Nights
    • Sean Kingston – Fire Burning
    • Crowded House – Weather With You
    • Faithless – Insomnia
    • Motorhead – Ace Of Spades (Acoustic Version)
    • Black Box Recorder – Facts Of Life
    • Jessie J – Nobody’s Perfect
    • Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – The Only Living Boy In New Cross
    • Osmonds Crazy Horses

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Monday 11-07-11

    Its Monday at 6pm, yep that means im back on Phoenix for another evening.

    Monday Mash Up this week was Blondie’s Call Me mixed with Muse Uprising giving us “Call Me Uprising” (it took ages to think of that title!!)

    3 songs from 3 Decades competition tonight were:

    1. Cliff Richard – Devil Woman
    2. Big Country – Chance
    3. Kasabian – Empire

    At 7.00pm tonight I played a “Half An Hour Of…….songs with girls names in the title”

    1. Fountains Of Wayne – Stacy’s Mum
    2. Roxy Music – Virginia Plain
    3. Shaggy – Oh carolina
    4. Rolling Stones – Angie
    5. Kim Carnes – Bette Davis Eyes
    6. Howard Jones – Pearl in The Shell
    7. Suggs – Cecilia
    8. Commitments – Mustang Sally

    And the rest of the music tonight was:

    • Space – Magic Fly 85
    • Cee Lo Green – Bright Lights Bigger City
    • Brownstone – If You Love Me
    • Beat – Mirror In The Bathroom
    • Bryan Adams & Mel C – Baby When Your Gone
    • Snoop Dogg – Sweat
    • Charlotte Church – Crazy Chick
    • Hot Chocolate – Everyones A Winner
    • Ultravox – Hymn
    • Dan Hartman – I Can Dream About You
    • Gary Numan v Rico – Crazier
    • Status Quo – Rocking All Over The World
    • Axwell – I Found You
    • Kurssal Flyers – Little Does She Know
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    Monday 4-7-11

    If you didnt listen tonight then you missed a corker!!

    The Monday MAsh up was the Jackson 5 ABC mixed with the Rebel MC Street Tuff which gave us the song “ABC Stuff”

    The 3 songs from 3 different decades Competion were

    1. Paul McCartney – C Moon
    2. James Brown – Living In America
    3. Jon Secada – Just Another Day

    At 7.00pm it was a “Half An Hour Of…. songs from 1987!

    1. George Harrison – Got My Mind Set On You
    2. Beastie Boys – (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)
    3. Carly Simon – Coming Around Again
    4. Gregory Abbott – Shake You Down
    5. Fleetwood Mac – Little Lies
    6. Mental As Anything – Live It Up
    7. Man 2 Man Meets Man Parrish – Male Stripper
    8. Def Leppard – Animal

    The rest of the music tonight was as follows:

    • Blue Rondo A La Turk – Me And Mr Sanchez
    • Arrow – Hot Hot Hot
    • Blue – All Rise
    • Alexandra Stan – Mr Saxo Beat
    • Bob Marley – Buffalo Soldier
    • Bobby Vee – Rubber Ball
    • Sean Kingston – Fire Burning
    • Andy Kim – Rock Me Gently
    • Blondie – Heart Of Glass
    • Nelly Furtado – Maneater
    • Alex Party – Dont Give Me Your Life
    • Gary Numan – Cars
    • Biffy Clyro – Many Of Horror
    • Armand Van Helden – My My My

     

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    Monday 27-6-11

    After last weeks quiet evening, I had Steve Robertson in and out the studio tonight “fiddling” and “tweaking” during my show. It didnt affect the quality of the show though (I know your thinking it cant get worse!)

    Monday Mash Up tonight was a bit of Blur put together with some classic Boney M giving us “A Song 2 For Daddy Cool”

    3 Songs From 3 Decades competion were: Pussycat – Mississippi, Kelly Marie – Feels Like Im In Love & Owl City – Fire Flies.

    Tonight “Half An Hour Of…..” was half hour of cover versions:

    1. Marilyn Manson – Personal Jesus
    2. Mike Flowers Pops – Wonderwall
    3. Wet Wet Wet – Love Is All Around
    4. Undercover – Baker Street
    5. Glee Cast – Dont Stop Believin
    6. DJ Miko – Whats Up
    7. Erasure – Take A Chance On Me (Abba-esque EP)
    8. Candy Flip – Strawberry Fields Forever

    The rest of the music tonight were as follows:

    • Space – Magic Fly
    • Killers – Mr Brightside
    • Mott The Hoople – Roll Away The Stone
    • Vato Gonzalez – Badman Riddim (Jump)
    • Shamen – Ebeneezer Goode
    • Simple Minds – Dont You Forget About Me
    • Katy Perry – California Gurls
    • Joe Jackson – Is She Really Going Out With Him
    • Propaganda – Dr Mabuse
    • Adele – Rolling In The Deep
    • Stevie Nicks – Rooms On Fire
    • Lonestar – Amazed
    • Aloe Blacc – I Need A Dollar
    • Robbie Williams – Rock DJ
    • Kool & The Gang – Fresh
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    Monday 20-6-11

    A pretty uneventful evening in the studio tonight compared to last week. No visitors and no presenters apart from Steve arriving for his show and Ed popping in for a while. We took a look at the Wacky World we live in and then played these tunes:

    Monday Mash Up this week was Genesis mixed with Katy Perry giving us the song “Invisible Gurls”

    3 Songs from 3 Decades competion: Malcolm McLaren – Buffalo Girls, Queen – Dont Stop Me Now and Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot

    Tonight the “Half An Hour Of….was half an hour of songs about WAR

    1. Paul Hardcastle – 19
    2. XTC – Sgt Rock
    3. Edwin Starr – War
    4. Stan Ridgway – Camouflage
    5. Kate Bush – Army Dreamers
    6. Abigail Mead & Nigel Goulding – I Wanna Be Your Drill Instructor
    7. Martika – Toy Soldiers
    8. Status Quo – In The Army Now

    The rest of the music played was:

    • New Order – Blue Monday
    • West End feat Sybil – The Love I Lost
    • Take That – The Flood
    • Stereophonics – Mr Writer
    • O’Jays – I Love Music
    • Glee Cast – Dont Stop Believin
    • Natalie Imbruglia – Torn
    • Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Woman
    • Big Country – In A Big Country
    • Marina & The Diamonds – Hollywood
    • Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
    • Elvis Costello & The attractions – Olivers Army
    • Kiss – Shandi
    • Patti Smith Group – Because The Night

     

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    Monday 13-6-11

    Managed to play some great music tonight even with the pressure of about 20 Phoenix presenters looking at me as they waited for my show to finish so we could have a  meeting. Trust me to hold things up eh?

    Monday Mash Up this week was U2 &Queen put together to make “Without Pressure”.

    3 Songs from 3 decades competion this week were: Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music, Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit and Duran Duran – Notorious

    Half an Hour of…. tonight was half an hour of songs by artists with just three letters in their name:

    1. Sky – Toccata
    2. Aha – The Sun Always Shines On TV
    3. R.E.M. – Losing My Religion
    4. JLS – Beat Again
    5. Gun – Steal Your Fire
    6. Air – Kelly Watch The Stars

    The rest of the show contained these:

    • Mary Mary – Shackles
    • Mark Ronson – The Bike Song
    • Was (Not Was) – Walk The Dinosaur
    • Cars – My Best Friends Girl
    • Kim Wilde – You Keep Me Hanging On
    • Cee Lo Green – Forget You
    • Hoosiers – Worried About Ray
    • Tavares – Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
    • Joan Jett – Love Hurts
    • B.O.B. feat Bruno Mars – Nothin On You
    • Elastica – Connection
    • Detroit Spinners – Working My Way Back To You
    • Primal Scream – Country Girl
    • Altered Images – I Could Be Happy
    • Nicole Scherzinger – Poison
    • Jam – Start
    • Sister Sledge – We Are Family
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    Monday 6-06-11

    Well another Monday and another show. Tried a new feature tonight called “A Half Hour of…… Tonight we did a half hour of solo female artists plus our usual features, The Monday Mash Up, Wacky World we live in and 3 songs from 3 decades what chart position did they reach?

    Track listing is as follows:

    Monday Mash Up – Depeche Mode & Madonna gave us “Just Cant Get Enough Music”

    3 songs from 3 decades what chart position did they reach?

    1. Rose Royce – Is It Love Your After
    2. AC/DC – Thunderstruck
    3. Talk Talk – Its My Life

    The Half hour of ….solo femal artists were:

    1. Alannah Myles – Black Velvet
    2. Cher – Just Like Jesse James
    3. Chaka Khan – Im Every Woman
    4. Amy Winehouse – Tears Dry On Their Own
    5. Tina Turner – The Best
    6. Sandie Shaw – Puppet On A String
    7. Paloma Faith – New York
    8. Gloria Gaynor – Nevr Can Say Goodbye

    The rest of the show contained:

    • The Alarm – 68 Guns
    • The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
    • Maxine Nightingale – Right Back Where We Started From
    • The Motors – Airport
    • Jessie J – Price Tag
    • Faithless – Insomnia
    • Natalie Cole – Pink Cadillac
    • Yolanda Be Cool feat D-Cup – We No Speak Americano
    • Gnarls Barclay – Crazy
    • Sheena Easton – The Lover In Me
    • David Bowie – Rebel Rebel
    • Jason Derulo – In MyHead
    • Mr Hudson – Supernova
    • Kesha – Tik Tok
    • Squeeze – Up The Junction
    • Detroit Spinners – Working My Way Back To You

     

     

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    Bank Holiday Cover Versions Show 30-05-11

    ITS BANK HOLIDAY……again!

    Another show special, tonights theme was every song was a cover version, I liked this one hope you did too. List of the songs below with the original artist in brackets.

    • Otis Liggett – Every Breath You Take (Police)
    • Undercover – Baker Street ( Gerry Rafferty
    • William Shatner – Common P|eople (Pulp)
    • Robbie Williams – Lola (Kinks)
    • Dead Or ALive – Thats The Way (I like It) – (KC & the Sunshine Band)
    • Modern Romance – Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White (Perez Prado Orchestra)
    • Foo Fighters – Band On The Run (Paul MacCartney & Wings)
    • Tinchy Stryder – Kickstarts (Example)
    • Kirsty MacColl – A New England (Billy Bragg)
    • Paul Young – Love Of The Common People (The Four Preps)
    • Amy Winehouse – Cupid (Sam Cooke)
    • Frankie Howard & June Whitfield – Up Je T’Aime (Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin)
    • Commitments – Mustang Sally (Sir Mack Rice)
    • KWS – Please Dont Go (KC & The Sunshine Band)
    • David Lee Roth – California Girls (Beach Boys)
    • Clash – I Fought The Law (The Crickets)
    • Boys Town Gang – Cant Take My Eyes Of You (Frankie Valli)
    • Gillan – New Orleans (Gary U.S. Bonds)
    • Gun – Word Up (Cameo)
    • Far Corporation – Stairway To Heaven (Led Zepplin)
    • Darts – Duke Of Earl (Gene Chandler)
    • The Lambrettas – Poison Ivy (The Coasters)
    • Seal – I Cant Stand The Rain (Ann Peebles)
    • Cher – Shoop Shoop Song (Betty Everett)
    • Dr & The Medics – Spirit In The Sky (Norman Greenbaum)
    • Fine Young Cannibals – Ever Fallen In Love (The Buzzcocks)
    • Ellie Goulding – Your Song (Elton John)
    • Florence & The Machine – You’ve Got The Love (The Source feat Candi Staton)
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    Monday 23-5-11

    Interesting evening, all was going well until Steve Robertson turned up and decided to connect our new stream, spent the second half of the show with Steve under the desk and occasionally getting out of his way! However, boy does the new stream sound good so all good in the end.

    The Monday Mash Up this week was Kanye West mixed with Walter Murphy Which gave us Beethovens 5th Goldigger.

    The rest of the music was as follows:

    • Grid – Swamp Thing
    • Erasure – A Little Respect
    • Sparks – No. 1 Song In Heaven
    • Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done
    • Status Quo – Down Down
    • David Hasselhoff – Jump In My Car
    • Nick Lowe – I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass
    • Jason Derulo – In My Head
    • REM – Losing My Religion
    • Bitty McLean – It Keeps Rainin’
    • Robbie Williams – Bodies
    • Wil Cherry – Play That Funky Music
    • Tiesto feat Diplo & Busta Rhymes – C’Mon (Catch Em By Surprise)
    • Wannadies – You & Me Song
    • Bob Marley & The Wailers – Three Little Birds
    • Katy Perry feat Kanye West – E.T.
    • O.M.D. – Sailing On The Seven Seas
    • Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind (Pt2)
    • Supertramp – The Logical Song
    • Paulo Nutini – Pencil Full Of Lead
    • Was (Not Was) – Spy In The House Of Love
    • Noah & The Whale – Tonights The Kind Of Night
    • Gary Moore feat Phil Lynott – Parisienne Walkways
    • Hazel O Connor – Will You
    • James Morrison – Wonderful World
    • Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free
    • Jona Lewie – You Will Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties
    • Snow Patrol – Run

     

     

     

     

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    Monday 16-05-11

    Interesting evening tonight for me as I had Steve Robertson crawling under the desk for the latter part of the show pulling wires and trying to poke wires in various different places! Still managed to play some good music though:

    The Monday Mash Up this week was Rihanna and Ub40, put together we had Red Umbrella

    1. Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
    2. The Feeling – Fill My Little World
    3. Stranglers – Skin Deep
    4. Jennifer Lopez feat Pitbull – On The Floor
    5. Samantha Sang – Emotion
    6. Edwin Starr – Contact
    7. Monyaka – Go Deh Yaka
    8. Noah & The Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.
    9. The Fortunes – Storm In A Teacup
    10. 3oh3 feat Katy Perry – Starstrukk
    11. Style Council – My Ever Changing Moods
    12. Florence & The Machine – You Got The Love
    13. Robert Palmer – Johnny And Mary
    14. The Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star
    15. Nicole Sherzinger – Poison
    16. Wax – Bridge To Your Heart
    17. Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free
    18. McFly feat Taio Cruz – Shine A Light
    19. Ramones – Baby I Love You
    20. Justin Timberlake – Sexyback
    21. The Beat – Mirro In The Bathroom
    22. The Regents – 7teen
    23. Supergrass – Pumping On Your Stereo
    24. Pixie Lott – Turn It Up
    25. Iggy Pop – Real Wil Child (Wild One)
    26. Chris Brown – Yeah 3x
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    Monday 9-5-11

    Many thanks to Joe Burge for coming in tonight and discussing his book about safe computing. If anyone wants anymore info about what Joe had to say then please log onto his web site www.onetimefixuk.wordpress.com where you can purchase a PDF file download of the book.

    Music wise it was yet another stonking night, the Monday Mash Up this week was a classic Queen mixed with some Chic giving us – Good Times Bite the Dust

    The rest of the show comprised of the following:

    1. Janet Jackson – When I Think Of You
    2. George McCrae – Rock Your Baby
    3. Richard Marx – Hazard
    4. Newton Faulkner – Dream Catch Me
    5. Moments & Whatnots – Girls
    6. Girls Aloud – Jump
    7. Billy Stewart – Sitting In The Park
    8. Brass Construction – Movin
    9. Mika – Big Girl (You Are Beautiful)
    10. Paul Young – Love Of The Common People
    11. Lady Gaga – Born This Way (Country Road Mix)
    12. Marshall Hain – Dancing In The City
    13. Example – Kickstarts
    14. Tasmin Archer – Sleeping Satellite
    15. Police – Cant Stand Losing You
    16. Baccara – Yes Sir I Can Boogie
    17. Roll Deep – Good Times
    18. George Michael – Fastlove
    19. Modern Romance – Everybody Salsa

    Listen in next Monday 6-8….go on I dare you

    Modern Romance – Everybody Salsa

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    Bank Holiday 70s Show 02-05-11

    After the sucess of last weeks 80s show, I decided to move back a decade and go for two hours of non stop 70s music, playing some absolute classics and some songs that have not been heard for a while. Even the chatroom was buzzing and I had somewhere in the region of 15 requests via the chatroom and my facebook page….obviously a popular era for music. Here are the songs that finally made it to air:

    • Issac Hayes – Theme From Shaft
    • Squeeze – Cool For Cats
    • Mott The Hoople – Roll Away The Stone
    • Billy Ocean – Love Really Hurts Without You
    • Trammps – Disco Inferno
    • Dave Edmunds – I Hear You Knocking
    • Tony Christie – Avenues And Alleyways
    • Osmonds – Crazy Horses
    • Rainbow – Since You Been Gone
    • Hank Mizell – Jungle Rock
    • Barry Blue – Do You Wanna Dance
    • Dr. Feelgood – Down At The Doctors
    • Moments & Whatnots – Girls
    • Tavares – Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
    • Boney M – Gotta Go Home
    • E.L.O. – Mr. Blue Sky
    • New Seekers – I’d Like To Teach The Worlld To Sing
    • Queen – Dont Stop Me Now
    • Status Quo – Caroline
    • Sailor – Girls, Girls, Girls
    • Sweet – Little Willy
    • Brownsville Station – Smokin In The Boys Room
    • Gary Numan – Cars
    • Chic – Le Freak
    • Bee Gees – Stayin Alive
    • Frankie Valli – Grease
    • 10CC – Rubber Bullets
    • Gilbert O’Sullivan – Get Down
    • Steeley Dan – Do It Again
    • Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights
    • Meri Wilson – Telephone Man
    • The Monks – Nice Legs Shame About The Face
    • Village People – YMCA 

    Oh Come on, I had to finish with that one….If you want to add me to your facebook, look up Gary Casserley

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    Bank Holiday 80s Show 25/04/11

    What a Bank Holiday show this was, three hours of non stop 80s music. Just take a look at the songs that were played and im sure you will be looking through your music collection to play some of them.

    • New Order-Blue Monday
    • Shout – Tears for Fears
    • Starship – Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now
    • Kim Wilde – Kids In America
    • Amazulu – Too Good To Be Forgotten
    • The Icicle Works – Love Is  A Wonderfull Colour
    • The Rah Band – Clouds Across The Moon
    • Men At Work – Down Under
    • Kenny Loggins – Footloose
    • Robbie Nevil – Cest La Vie
    • Gwen Guthrie – Aint Nothing Going On But The Rent
    • The Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go
    • Duran Duran – The Reflex
    • The Jam – Start!
    • Classix Nouveaux – Is It A Dream
    • Coast To Coast – (Do) The Hucklebuck
    • Shannon – Let The Music Play
    • Wah! – The Story Of The Blues
    • Visage – Fade To Grey
    • Adam And The Ants – Stand And Deliver
    • Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind
    • Wham – Everything She Wants
    • The Vapours – Turning Japanese
    • Madonna – Into The Groove
    • Mathew Wilder – Break My Stride
    • Los Lobos – La Bamba
    • Human League – Mirror Man
    • Keith Marshall – Only Crying
    • Musical Youth – Pass The Dutchie
    • Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now
    • Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
    • Five Star – System Addict
    • Hazell Dean – Searchin’
    • Bucks Fizz – The Land Of Make Believe
    • New Edition – Candy Girl
    • Kylie Minogue – I Should Be So Lucky
    • Joe Dolce – Shaddap Your Face
    • Queen – I Want To Break Free
    • Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
    • Bon Jovi – Livin On A Prayer
    • Marc Almond feat Gene Pitney – Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart
    • Police – Every Breathe You Take
    • Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun
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    Monday 18-4-11

    Quiet show tonight, not many people in the chat room or requests! This is what we played music wise

    The Monday Mash Up was a combination of The Beatles and Guns N Roses which gave us “Sgt Peppers Paradise City”

    Bon Jovi – Bad Medicine
    Fountains of Wayne – Stacy’s mom
    Tinie Tempah – Written in the Stars
    Telex – Rock around the Clock
    Style Council – Long Hot Summer
    Tom Tom Club – Under the Boardwalk
    Cheryl Cole – Parachute
    E.L.O. – Mr Blue Sky
    Veronicas – Untouched
    Freeez – I.O.U.
    Prince – The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
    Faithless – Insomnia
    Chiffons – Sweet Talkin Guy
    Madonna – Music
    Tynchy Stryder feat N-Dubz – Number 1
    The Knack – My Sharona
    The Go Team – Apollo Throwdown
    Mansun – Wide Open Space
    Mark Ronson – Stop Me
    Piranahs – Tom Hark
    Police – King of Pain
    Rose Royce – Is It Love Your after
    Talk Talk – Its My Life
    AC/DC – Thunderstruck
    Alicia Keys – Empire State of Mind
    Lene Lovich – Lucky Number
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    Monday 11th April

    Well after the excitement of the last two weeks shows it was back to normal this monday with just myself and a load of great music. Hope you all enjoyed listening and just as an update…..i still have not got the tomato stains off my jeans yet!! (you should have been listening to hear the whole story)

    The Monday Mash Up this week was a strange mix, we took Ray Parker Junior’s Ghostbusters and mixed it with AC/DC Thunderstruck to give us our Mash Up title of…..THUNDERBUSTERS

    I read some of the stupid stories that have been going on around the world like the guy in Germany who shattered his teeth trying to chew through his prison cell wall! (makes you wonder what prison food is like over there) and we did our weekly competition, 3 songs from 3 decades what chart position did they reach. The songs were:

    Madness – Driving in my Car, Lady Gaga – Paparazzi and The Script – For the first time

    The rest of the music played tonight was as follows:

    Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Elses Guy
    Eliza Doolittle – Pack Up
    Andrew Gold – Lonely Boy
    Bryan Adams – Summer of 69
    Extreme – Get the Funk Out
    Counting Crows ft Vanessa Carlton – Big Yellow Taxi
    Biffy Clyro – Many of Horror
    Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
    Joan Armatrading – Me, Myself, I
    Prince – Kiss
    M – Pop Muzik
    Martin Solveig & Dragonette – Hello
    Anastacia – Im Outta Love
    Leo Sayer – Thunder In My Heart
    Queen – Radio GaGa
    Paul Carrack – When You Walk In The Room
    Cashflow – Mine All Mine
    Ian Dury & the Blockheads – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
    Smiths – Panic
    Pat Benetar – Love Is A Battlefield
    Madonna – Like A Prayer
    Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are

    If you have a request for next weeks show, either message me on here or why not text me during next weeks show on 07779 298 298

    By the way, the chart position for the three songs was number 4

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    Monday 4-4-11 with Scales and Fangs

    Great show this evening with special guests Rob and Trish Yeldham. They are specialist reptile handlers and they bought in the studio with them a corn snake, a boa constrictor and a lavender albino reticulated python. We also had a desert blonde tarantula, a red chilli rose tarantula plus a bearded dragon lizard along with a Channel 5 film crew filming for a new show called “Essex Jungle” which will be first aired on 20th April. We also had reporters and photographers from the Brentwood Gazette. Wow!!!

      
      
      
      
      
      
     

    Busy night and yet we still had time for some great music:

    Erasure – Supernature
    Ce Lo Green – Forget You
    Nelly Furtardo – Maneater
    XTC – Making Plans For Nigel
    Paul Weller – Broken Stones
    Ultravox – Dancing with Tears in my Eyes
    Alexis Jordan – Happiness
    C&C Music Factory – Things That Make You Go Hmmm
    Squeeze – Cool For Cats
    Take That – Patience
    Natalie Imbruglia – Torn
    Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed
    Florence & The Machine – Dog Days Are Over
    Big Country – Chance
    Space – Female Of The Species
    Oasis – Dont Look back In Anger

    The Monday Mash Up this week was The Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter mixed with Adele – Rolling in the Deep which mixed together gave us Gimme Shelter in the Deep.

    No guest next week so back to the usual features, Monday Mash Up, Wacky World We Live In, 3 songs from 3 decades competion and 7 till 7-30 request slot.

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    Paul Hannaford Interview

    Many thanks to Paul Hannaford for coming in and openly discussing his life of drugs and crime and how he has changed his life around and now is a drug and crime lecturer. A great guest. You can view Paul’s website, www.paulhannaford.com

    We still had time to play the Monday Mash Up which this week was ABC – When Smokey Sings mixed with a bit of Smokey Robinson’s – Tears of a Clown which gave us the song “Tears of Smokey”. The weekley competition (which is just for fun) 3 songs from 3 decades, which chart position did they reach were:

    Blondie – Denis, Alannah Myles – Black Velvet and Jason Derulo – Ridin’ solo

    The rest of the show comprised of the following music:-

    • Grandmaster Flash – White Lines
    • Laura Branigan – Self Control
    • Paul Weller – The Changing Man
    • Massive Attack – Protection
    • Fyfe Dangerfield – She’s Always A Woman
    • Slade – Look Wot U Dun
    • Bryan Ferry – Lets Stick Together
    • Duck Sauce – Barbra -Streisand
    • Japan – I Second Tha Emotion
    • Shirley & Co – Shame Shame Shame
    • Example – Wont Go Quietly
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    Playilst – 21 March 2011

    This Monday evening, Ed Wellman popped in to say hello, a record nine requests received for the request half hour, a new feature appeared The Monday Mash Up, the competion 3 songs from 3 different decades which chart position did they all reach and loads of great music as you can see:

    Charlatans – One to Another
    E.L.O. – Dont Bring Me Down
    Tears For Fears – Mad World
    Muse – Uprising
    Britney Spears – Till The World Ends
    Snap – Rhythm is a Dancer
    Pink – Perfect
    The Planets – Lines
    Kings of Leon – The Bucket
    B.O.B. feat Hayley Williams – Airplanes
    Bruce Willis – Respect Yourself
    Chaka Khan – Im Every Woman
    Counting Crows – Mr. Jones
    Undertones – Teenage Kicks
    The requests received this week were:
    JoBoxers – Boxerbeat
    Stray Cats – Rock This Town
    Michael Buble – Hollywood
    Fatback Band – Yum Yum (Gimme Some)
    Guns n Roses – Knocking on Heavens Door
    Black Eyed Peas – Pump It
    Take That – The Flood
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers – By The Way
    Hot Chocolate – So You Win Again
    3 Songs from 3 decades all reached the same chart position, what position did they reach?
    Patrick Hernandez – Born to be Alive
    ZZ Top – Gimme all Your Lovin
    Killers – Mr. Brightside
    Mashed up this week were Tom Jones Kiss with Lipps Inc Funkytown,  which made “Funky Kisses” and Stevie Wonder with The Chemical Brothers making “Galvanizing Superstition”
    P.S. The chart position the 3 songs reached was number 10
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