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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

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.



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

Monday 14-10-13

Tonight’s Retro Chart was looking at the top 40 for 14th October 1976 and here are the songs played from that chart:

  • Joan Armatrading – Love And Affection
  • Lalo Schifrin – Jaws
  • Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – Tears Of A Clown
  • Hot Blood – Soul Dracula
  • Average White Band – Queen Of My Soul
  • Climax Blues Band – Couldn’t Get It Right
  • England Dan & John Ford Coley – I’rarer ally Love To See You Tonight
  • Randy Edelman – Uptown, Uptempo Woman
  • Paul Nicholas – Dancing With The Captain
  • Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
  • Detroit Spinners – The Rubberband Man
  • J.A.L.N. Band – Disco Music/I Like It
  • Tavares – Don’t Take Away The Music
  • Chicago – If You Leave Me Now
  • Simon May – Summer Of My Life
  • Manhattans – Hurt
  • Ritchie Family – The Best Disco In Town
  • Elvis Presley – Girl Of My Best Friend
  • Tina Charles – Dance Little Lady Dance
  • Ricky Dees & His Cast Of Idiots – Disco Duck
  • Demi’s Roussos – When Forever Has Gone
  • Sherbet – Howzat
  • Rod Stewart – Sailing
  • Pussycat – Mississippi

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

  • Pitbull ft TJR – Don’t Stop The Party
  • Caron Wheeler – Livin In The Light
  • Chemical Brothers – Galvanise
  • Chanelle – One Man
  • Artist YDot – Telling Me
  • Manic Street Preachers – A Design For Life
  • Icona Pop ft Charlie XCX – I Love It

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)

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:
  • 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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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