Brentwood, 10.00pm: 8°C, clear sky

Friday Night Extra 15.2.19 with Sophie Griffiths


Sophie Griffiths joined us in the studio to talk about her new single ‘Beauty’ released today. She spoke about her inspiration for writing the song. She told us that it was about being happy with the way you look and not comparing yourself with others. We all have our own beauty. We also played Master Blaster by Stevie Wonder, which is part of the set played by Sophie as part of the band ‘Breaking Three’. She said that they all loved sixties music and she was particularly fond of Motown and soul. We also had the third part of the ‘Baby shower bakeoff’ quiz set by teachers at Margaretting C. of E. Primary school. Our winner from the last two weeks, Patrick, scored 2 out of 4. Tonight’s winner was Lee, with 3 out of 4.

Tonight’s playlist

Paul Carrick – These are the days

Sophie Griffiths – Beauty

Stevie Wonder – Master blaster

Abba – Dancing Queen – requested by Phyl who was dancing around the living room.

Bellamy Brothers – Nobody’s perfect – requested by Patrick. A country track from the Bellamys who later in their career turned from rock to country. Enjoyed by listeners.

Culture Club – Karma Chameleon – birthday boy Micky Craig on bass – 60 today.

Dionne Warwick – Got a date – Nicola request a song from Dionne suitable for Valentine’s weekend.

Seasick Steve – Started out with nothin

Peter Hallett – Peace – a Dutch top 10 hit from 1970

Willie Murphy Band – I’ll be there

Eagles – Peaceful easy feeling

ECHO – No pain no gain

Judy Collins – Send in the clowns – enjoyed by Chris, joining the show late after having been out to dinner.

Kinks – Dead-end street – remembering the birthday of Keith Avery – drummer in the band from 1964-1984.

Lisa Harman – I just can’t stop laughing – an exclusive track from Lisa, wowing lucky passengers on cruises.

Top 20 this week in 1971

No 1 George Harrison – My sweet Lord – a world-wide number one.

No 2 Mixtures – Pushbike song – their only UK chart hit. They were much more successful in their native Australia.

No4 Supremes – Stoned love

Four Tops – Walk away Rene – remembering the birthday of Brian Holland, Motown producer and song writer, part of the legendary Holland-Dozier-Holland team.

Lady Antebellum – Hello World – they are playing the O2 next month.

 

Hunter Hayes – Invisible. Hunter is on the same bill as Lady Antebellum at the O2

Join me next week when Sarah Bligh will be playing live, accompanied by her saxophonist.

 

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