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The Perfect Playlist – BOY POWER!

First Things First….

Before we can even begin to talk about this weeks show we have to address the Charlie in the room…

Cheeky Charlie Davey from the Drive show has been picking on me for 2 weeks now…. He’s been catching me out with unwitting innuendo and force-playing them to me, just to make me squirm! Well, I though I had got my revenge this week with this little labour of love:

 

Sadly however all this work was fruitless as he had yet again gone one step further and caught me out so much worse. Will this nightmare ever end?  I must have my revenge!  Anyway, back to the playlist…

The Perfect Playlist – BOY POWER!

This week we celebrated all things BOY and answered the WHOLE playlist exclusively with boy bands. Those questions are:

1 Best song to play when getting ready to go out:
2 Best song for when you are feeling sad:
3 A special song to dedicated to someone special:
4 The song with the best Nostalgia points:
5 Most awesome School Disco memory song:
6 Best Summer Anthem:
7 Best Work out Track:
8 Best song from a band that is no more:
9 Best cover version you know of:

So which songs did we chose to truly celebrate Girl power in all it’s glory?

1 Best song to play when getting ready to go out: Five – Keep on Moving
2 Best song for when you are feeling sad: Boyzone – when the going get’s tough (the tough get going)
3 A special song to dedicated to someone special: Busted – Sleeping with the light on
4 The song with the best Nostalgia points: Hanson – Mmmbop
5 Most awesome School Disco memory song: Backstreet boys – Everybody
6 Best Summer Anthem: N-Sync – I want you back
7 Best Work out Track:  Take That featuring Lulu – Relight my fire
8 Best song from a band that is no more: Wham! – Wake me up before you gogo
9 Best cover version you know of: Westlife – Uptown girl 

So… what would YOUR perfect playlist be?

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The Perfect Playlist – GIRL POWER

This week we celebrated all things GIRL and answered the WHOLE playlist exclusively with girl bands and female artists. Those questions are:

1 Best song to play when getting ready to go out:
2 Best song for when you are feeling sad:
3 A special song to dedicated to someone special:
4 The song with the best Nostalgia points:
5 Most awesome School Disco memory song:
6 Best Summer Anthem:
7 Best Work out Track:
8 Best song from a band that is no more:
9 Best cover version you know of:

So which songs did we chose to truly celebrate Girl power in all it’s glory?

1 Best song to play when getting ready to go out: Jumpin’ Jumpin’, Destiny’s Child
2 Best song for when you are feeling sad: Emotions, Maria Carey
3 A special song to dedicated to someone special: Mama, Spice Girls, Dedicated to Mums everywhere!
4 The song with the best Nostalgia points: R.E.S.P.E.C.T, Aretha Franklin
5 Most awesome School Disco memory song: Toxic, Britney Spears
6 Best Summer Anthem: Pure shores, All Saints
7 Best Workout track: Don’t Stop The Music, Rihanna
8 Best song from a band that is no more: All the things she said, T.A.T.U AND Waterfalls, TLC AND Love Machine, Girls Aloud
9 Best cover version you know of: I will always love you, Whitney houston

So… what would YOUR perfect playlist be?

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The Perfect Playlist – 2007

 

 

1 Best song to play when getting ready to go out:

2 Best song for when you are feeling sad:

3 A special song to dedicate to someone special:

4 The song with the best Nostalgia points:

5 Most awesome School Disco memory song:

6 Best Summer Anthem:

7 Best work out track:

8 Best song from a band that is no more:

9 Best cover version you know of:

The songs we chose this week, from 2007 were:

  1. Candy Man, Christina Aguilera
  2. Linkin Park, What I’ve done
  3. She’s so lovely , Scouting for girls (for **)
  4. Ruby, Kaiser Cheifs
  5. Gimmy More, Brittany Spears
  6. Rhianna, Umbrella
  7. Standing in the way of control, The gossip
  8. Sugababes Vs Girls aloud, Walk this way
  9. Mark Ronson (Ft Amy Winehouse) Valerie

 

This week we delved into the year 2007 to find the answers to those big 9 questions that make up our Perfect Playlist

 


The Perfect Playlist – Reflections

The winners so far….

1 Best song to play when getting ready to go out: September, by Earth, Wind and fire (From Sue Mills)
2 Best song for when you are feeling sad: Don’t you worry ’bout a thing, by Stevie Wonder (From Andrea Barns)
3 A special song to dedicated to someone special: Photograph, by Ed Sheeran (From Penny Seithal)
4 The song with the best Nostalgia points: Africa, by Toto (From Emily White)
5 Most awesome School Disco memory song: Baggy Trousers, by Madness (From Sue Mills)
6 Best Summer Anthem: Jamming, by Bob Marley and the Wailers (From Michelle Ward)
7 Best Work Out Track: …….No winner so far…. Eye of the tiger???? (that was mine…)
8 Best song from a band that is no more: It’s the end of the world as we know it, by REM (From Dan Dempsy)
9 Best cover version you know of: So many choices… maybe you have a better one????

So… what would YOUR perfect playlist be?

1 Best song to play when getting ready to go out:
2 Best song for when you are feeling sad:
3 A special song to dedicated to someone special:
4 The song with the best Nostalgia points:
5 Most awesome School Disco memory song:
6 Best Summer Anthem:
7 Best Christmas Song:
8 Best song from a band that is no more:
9 Best cover version you know of:

Think you can topple these winners off the Ultimate Playlist?

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The Perfect Playlist – Sue Mills

 

This week’s guest, Sue Mills, describes her Perfect Playlist when she joined us on Tuesday 16th January to answer the big 9 questions…

1 Best song to play when getting ready to go out:
2 Best song for when you are feeling sad:
3 A special song to dedicated to someone special:
4 The song with the best Nostalgia points:
5 Most awesome School Disco memory song:
6 Best Summer Anthem:
7 Best Christmas Song:
8 Best song from a band that is no more:
9 Best cover version you know of:

Sue is a tutor (previously primary school teacher) with a flare for facepainting and glitter. She comes from Suffolk and moved to Brentwood back in her uni days where she met her husband in the “Romance portacabin” (love shack!). Her taste in music is wonderfully nostalgic, hold on tight as she takes us through her choices on the Perfect playlist, and here’s what she chose:

1 Best song to play when getting ready to go out: September, Earth Wind and Fire
2 Best song for when you are feeling sad: 3 Little Birds, Bob Marley
3 A special song to dedicated to someone special: Love Shack – to all those people who remember the Romance Portacabin!
4 The song with the best Nostalgia points: Laurel and Hardy Trail of the lonesome pine
5 Most awesome School Disco memory song: Madness, Baggy Trousers
6 Best Summer Anthem: Chan Chan, Buena Vista Social Club
7 Best Workout track: Rhythm on the loose, break of dawn
8 Best song from a band that is no more: Stand, REM
9 Best cover version you know of: Black Hole Sun, Postmodern Jukebox

So… what would YOUR perfect playlist be?

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The Perfect Playlist – Dan Dempsy

 

This week’s guest, Dan Dempsy, describes his Perfect Playlist when he joined us on Tuesday 9th January to answer the big 9 questions…

1 Best song to play when getting ready to go out:
2 Best song for when you are feeling sad:
3 A special song to dedicated to someone special:
4 The song with the best Nostalgia points:
5 Most awesome School Disco memory song:
6 Best Summer Anthem:
7 Best Christmas Song:
8 Best song from a band that is no more:
9 Best cover version you know of:

Dan comes from colchester where he works at Essex University as a bit of a greeny working on improving the Universities carbon footprint. He’s a 90’s music lover and proud and when he decides he likes a song he listens to it over and over. We asked Dan to indulge us with his choices on the Perfect playlist, and here’s what he chose:

1 Best song to play when getting ready to go out: How gee, Black Machine
2 Best song for when you are feeling sad: Wandering Star, Portishead
3 A special song to dedicated to someone special: Bats in the attic, King Creosote
4 The song with the best Nostalgia points: To the end, Blur
5 Most awesome School Disco memory song: On a ragga tip, SL2
6 Best Summer Anthem: Second Hand News, Fleetwood mac
7 Best Workout track: Under control, Good shoes
8 Best song from a band that is no more: It’s the end of the world as we know it, REM
9 Best cover version you know of: Mrs Robinson, The Lemonheads

So… what would YOUR perfect playlist be?

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The Perfect Playlist – Kal Ghazelah

 

This week my guest, Kal, shared with us how Hypnotherapy can help us deal with addictions, anxiety, panic attacks, or even just motivating ourselves. Sadly he was stuck in traffic for the first part of the show, which meant we had a bit of a Christmas-song-araaama while we waited. But boy was it worth the wait! Have a listen to Kal describing how hypnotherapy works, and have a look at his website www.hyprotherapy.co.uk if you’re interested in any of the possibilities this can offer. Kal also shared with us HIS perfect playlist…. here’s what he chose from our 9 all important questions:

1 Best song to play when getting ready to go out: Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
2 Best song for when you are feeling sad: Bobby McFerrin – Don’t worry be Happy
3 A special song to dedicated to someone special: Total Eclipse Of The Heart – Bonnie Tyler
4 The song with the best Nostalgia points: John Lennon – Imagine
5 Most awesome School Disco memory song: Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise
6 Best Summer Anthem: Blur – Parklife
7 Best Christmas Song: Dean Martin – Winter Wonderland
8 Best song from a band that is no more: Nirvana – Heart-Shaped Box
9 Best cover version you know of: Michael Bublé – Feeling Good

What would YOUR perfect playlist be? Get in touch! @Hammergirlheff
 

The Perfect Playlist – Andrea Barnes

This week’s guest, Andrea Barnes, describes her Perfect Playlist when she joined us on Tuesday 12th December to answer the big 9 questions…

1 Best song to play when getting ready to go out:
2 Best song for when you are feeling sad:
3 A special song to dedicated to someone special:
4 The song with the best Nostalgia points:
5 Most awesome School Disco memory song:
6 Best Summer Anthem:
7 Best Christmas Song:
8 Best song from a band that is no more:
9 Best cover version you know of:

Andrea is a local Brentwoodonian working as a primary school teacher in Chelmsford. She has an eclectic taste in music ranging from motown to disco, to indie, to electronica and everything in between! She also makes electronica music herself as well as playing instruments like Saxophone, Violin, Piano….etc What a talent! We asked Andrea to indulge us with her choices on the Perfect playlist, and here’s what she chose:

1 Best song to play when getting ready to go out:  The Pressure by Frankie Knuckles and The Sounds of Blackness
2 Best song for when you are feeling sad: Stevie Wonder – Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing (from the Innervisions album)
3 A special song to dedicated to someone special: Let’s Groove – Earth Wind and Fire – Dedicated to the Homecare team at St Francis Hospice
4 The song with the best Nostalgia points: True Faith – New Order
5 Most awesome School Disco memory song: Chaka Khan – I Feel For You.
6 Best Summer Anthem: Papua New Guinea by Future Sound of London
7 Best Christmas Song: War is over – Jon Lenon
8 Best song from a band that is no more: Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
9 Best cover version you know of: Going Back To My Roots – Richie Havens

So… what would YOUR perfect playlist be?

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The Perfect Playlist – Penny Seithel

 

This week’s guest, Penny Seithel, describes her Perfect Playlist when she joined us on Tuesday 5th December to answer the big 9 questions…

1 Best song to play when getting ready to go out:
2 Best song for when you are feeling sad:
3 A special song to dedicated to someone special:
4 The song with the best Nostalgia points:
5 Most awesome School Disco memory song:
6 Best Summer Anthem:
7 Best Christmas Song:
8 Best song from a band that is no more:
9 Best cover version you know of:

Penny is a local gal with a background in training and an overflowing faith in God. Originally from Atlanta, she moved to the UK a few donkeys ago and met her now husband Gary. We asked Penny to indulge us with her choices on the Perfect playlist, and here’s what she chose:

1 Best song to play when getting ready to go out: How will I know – Whitney Houston
2 Best song for when you are feeling sad: Ain’t no mountain high enough – Marvin Gaye
3 A special song to dedicated to someone special: Photograph – Ed Sheeran  dedicated to Gary Seithel
4 The song with the best Nostalgia points: Livin’ on a prayer – Bon Jovi
5 Most awesome School Disco memory song: Celebration – kool and the Gang
6 Best Summer Anthem: Better When I’m Dancing – Meghan Trainor
7 Best Christmas Song: Noel – Lauren Daigle
8 Best song from a band that is no more: Jesus Loves me (acoustic) – Whitney Houston
9 Best cover version you know of: Hallelujah – Pentatonix

So… what would YOUR perfect playlist be?

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The Perfect Playlist – Reflections

This week’s special edition of the Perfect Playlist takes a trip down memory lane re-visiting the song choices made over the last few weeks as we work on our ever evolving “Ultimate” playlist. We also took a little winding road journey down my top 5 “rediscovery” list. Enjoy!

Naomi’s “Rediscovery Top 5”

A top 5 list of those epic songs recently rediscovered and loved all over again:

  1. Desafinado – George Michael and Astrud Gilberto
  2. No Ordinary Love – Sade
  3. Take good care of my heart – Whitney Houston and Jermaine Jackson
  4. Tallulah – Jamiroquai
  5. Sunrise – Simply Red

The Perfect Playlist: Ultimate Selections

So far, we have 4 “ultimate” selections successfully made, leaving 5 openings for our next set of guests to suggest songs for…

The winners so far….

2 Best song for when you are feeling sad: ME!! Avril Lavigne – I’m with you
4 The song with the best Nostalgia points: Emily White. Toto – Africa
6 Best Summer Anthem: Michelle Ward. Jamming – Bob Marley and the Wailers
8 Best song from a band that is no more:  Justin Wheelhouse. Reach – S Club 7
We are yet to decide on ultimate choices for the rest of the playlist, here are the questions we haven’t yet decided on, and the current shortlist:

1 Best song to play when getting ready to go out: 

  • This Week’s Offering: M People – Moving on up
  • Emily White: Roots Manuva – Witness
  • Michelle Ward: Marvin Gaye – My love is waiting
  • Justin Wheelhouse: Dario G – Sunchyme
  • Original Selection: Wigfield – Saturday Night

3 A special song to dedicated to someone special:

  • This Week’s Offering: The Reflex – Duran Duran – dedicated to Guy Hefford
  • Emily White: 99 Problems [clean] Jay-Z – dedicated to Dan Dempsy
  • Michelle Ward: Quincy Jones – Something special – dedicated to Mystery new buddy (?!)
  • Justin Wheelhouse: Fairground Attraction – Perfect dedicated to Becky Hobden
  • Original Selection: Jill Scott ft Anthony Hamilton, So in love

 

5 Most awesome School Disco memory song:

  • This Week’s Offering: Scatman John – Scatman (ski-ba-bop-ba-dop-bop)
  • Emily White: Rednex – Cotton eyed joe
  • Michelle Ward: Michael Jackson – Billy Jean
  • Justin Wheelhouse: Belinda Carlisle – Heaven Is a Place on Earth
  • Original Selection: PJ and Duncan, Let’s get ready to Rhumble

7 Best Christmas Song: Temporary Selection …. But just for fun, here’s the line up:

  • This Week’s Offering: Wham! – last Christmas… AND Chris Rea – Driving home for Christmas
  • Emily White: Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
  • Michelle Ward: Bing Crosby – White Christmas
  • Justin Wheelhouse: Boney M – Mary’s Boy Child / Oh My Lord
  • Original Selection: The Darkness, Christmas time (don’t let the bells end)

9 Best cover version you know of:

  • This Week’s Offering: Ituana – Smells like teen spirit … AND Karen Souza – Creep
  • Emily White: Junip – The ghost of Tom Joad
  • Michelle Ward: Lianne Carol – You’ve changed
  • Justin Wheelhouse: Avicii – Feeling Good
  • Original Selection: Jamie Cullum, Frontin’

So… what would YOUR perfect playlist be?

Email us: Radio@phoenixfm, or get in touch on facebook/twitter: phoenixfm – Or tweet me directly @Hammergirlheff and be in with a chance of having your own personal playlist aired!