The song Wonderous stories was written by lead singer of Yes, Jon Anderson. He said “it is about the joys of life, as opposed to the uptightedness of some aspects of life”.
Hopefully today’s playlist reflects the joys of life.
Yes – Wonderous stories – 1977 UK no 6. From the album – Going for the one – UK no 1, USA no 8.
Joby Fox – Falling – from the Phoenix FM A list.
Jack Johnson – Banana Pancakes – from the 2005 album – In between dreams – one of the tracks chosen for the show last week when I was chatting with Aaron Watts, Youth and community pastor at Doddinghurst Road Community Church.
Parker Milsap – Running on time. Recent release.
Ellie Button – After all.
Michelle Ward – Try. Check out https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q=Michelle%ward%20music
Gloria Gaynor – He won’t let go – from the 2019 album – Testimony – winner of the Grammy award for best Gospel album.
Michel Buble recently celebrated his 48th birthday. We heard – Nobody but me – title track from his 2016 album. No 1 in Hungary, Top 10 in sixteen more countries. 12th best selling album in the world in 2016.
David Clayton-Thomas is best known as lead singer for Blood, Sweat & Tears between 1968 – 1972. He is 82 years old. We heard his 1968 composition – Spinning wheel. Song nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. No 1 in Canada and No 2 in Australia. From the album – Blood, Sweat & Tears. Grammy album of the year. Topped USA album chart for 7 weeks.
Above, Richard Ashcroft in 1987.
Below in 2023.
Thanks to Chris and Bob in Harlow, Patrick in Ingatestone, Chris and Kathy in Guildford for taking part. The winner with was with three points. was Patrick. Thanks to everyone who took part.
Patrick requested Dido –White flag. This 2003 won the award for Best British single at the Brit Awards. No 1 in 9 countries. UK no 2. Top ten in seven more countries. USA no 18.
Kygo featuring Whitney Houston – Higher love – UK 2019 No 2 from Norwegian DJ. Also no 2 in Norway, no 4 in Belgium.
Keeley – Floating above everything – singer/songwriter from Dublin who was Jo’s studio guest singing live on Drive today.
Chart this week in
Regular listener Kathy in Guildford selected 1982 for us for the vintage chart.
No 1 Survivor – Eye of the tiger – UK no 1 for four weeks, selling 956,000 45 rpm singles. From the film Rocky 111. Grammy award for Best Rock performance. Also no 1 in USAand another seven countries
No 7 Kids from Fame – Hi Fidelity – first single release from the performers in the USA TV series Fame. UK no 5, Ireland no 3, Netherlands no 11. Surprisingly no chart placement in USA.
No 19 Boystown Gang – Can’t take my eyes of of you – Jackson Moore singer of the track. UK peaked at no 4. No 1 in Netherlands, Belgium and Spain.
James Blunt – Beside you – new release from James from his up-coming album – Who we want to be – to be released on 27th of October. From PhoenixFM A list.
Dave Edmunds – Queen of hearts – 1979 UK no 11, Ireland no 12. For Chris, winner of the birthdays competition last week with a maximum 9 points.
Delta Goodram – Back to your heart – new release from Delta who has had nine no 1s in her native Australia. Five UK top 5 tracks in the early 2000s.
Dionne Warwick, Elton John, Stevie Wonder & Gladys Knight – That’s what friends are for. 1982 USA no 1, UK no 16. Grammy awards for best vocal performance and Song of the year.
Join me next week when my guest will be Jan Hewett, June Murray from the Chelmsford Rough Sleeper Support Team. They operate on Wednesday evening in the layby in front of Chelmsford Library.