Michelle Ward – Feeling good. Our very own Michelle, who presents on the station 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday to Friday. This is her version of the song written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse in 1964 for the musical The roar of the greasepaint and the smell of the crowd. Made famous by a version recorded by Nina Simone in 1965 that became a UK Top 40 hit in 1994 when used in an advert.
Nina Simone – My baby just cares for me. Recorded in 1957 and also a hit when used in an advert. This was in 1987 and resulted in being a Netherlands no 1, UK no 5 and Top 10 in five more countries.
ISLYA – Where we dare
Elton John & Britney Spears – Hold me closer. Released today, first new music from Britney since 2016.
She Rafferty – You’ll be there Check out his interview and live set in the studio on Stewart Pink’s pages.
Liam Gallacher – All you’re dreaming of. UK no 24 in 2020.
Multi-schools Council (6 schoolchildren from Essex & Kieran Pearce) – Treat yourself with a little kindness. Find Stewart’s interview about this track on 7th of September 2021.
Paul Carrick – Sleep on it. From the 2016 album – Soul Shadows.
Dave Stewart & Colin Blunstone – What becomes of the broken hearted. UK no 13 in 1980. Originally a hit for Jimmy Ruffin in 1966.
Above, Robert Plant in 1977.
Below, Robert Plant at Glastonbury in 2022.
Robert Plant celebrated his 74th birthday. We heard his duet with Alison Krauss – Gone, gone, gone. A track from their 2009 Grammy Award winning album – Raising sand.
Jamie Cullum recently had his 43rd birthday. We heard – The same things – from the 2013 album – Momentum – UK no 20.
Dua Lipa celebrated her 27th birthday. We heard – Future nostalgia- title track from the 2020 album that was No 1 in UK, Australia, Ireland, Netherlands and New Zealand. No 3 in USA.
Thanks to Chris and Bob in Harlow, Chris in Guildford and Drive presenter Stewart for taking part today. Our winner was Chris in Harlow with 4pts. Bob scored 3. Stewart and Chris each scored 1 pt.
Patrick from Ingatestone requested Dolly Parton’s version of Just when I needed you most.
Chris in Guildford requested Darts – Daddy cool. This was their first track to be released and was a hit in November and December 1977. UK no 6 and no 1 in Finland.
George Harrison – Give me love. This track was a USA no 1 and UK no 8 in 1973.
Rend Collective – My lighthouse. From the 2014 album Art of celebration. The Christian album reached no 13 in USA and no 28 in UK in the mainstream charts.
Rina Sawayama – Hold the girl
No 4. Elvis Presley – Way down. His latest release at the time of his passing at the age of 42 years. It was a UK no 1 and USA no 18. Re-released in 2005, a UK no 2.
No 11 Boney M – Ma Baker – UK no 2, no 1 in ten countries across Europe.
No 15 Commodores – Easy. A US no 4 and UK no 9.
Kate Bush – The man with the child in his eyes. Our competition winner Chris loves this UK no 6 from 1978.
Andrew Gold – Never let her slip away. UK no 5 and Ireland no 2 in 1978.
Elmer Bernstein – Theme from the Magnificent Seven. Ending the show with a film track to set us up for Stewart with his regular film review with Mark Sealby at 3.30.
Join me next week for two more hours of great Friday lunch-time music.