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28/08/2010

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Saturday 28 August 2010

This week's show reflects Radio 2's Bee Gees Bank Holiday, with tracks from the Bee Gees' four best selling albums in the USA - Saturday Night Fever, Spirits Having Flown, Bee Gees Greatest and the Staying Alive soundtrack LP.

In the regular feature A Matter Of Life And Death, Paul marks the forthcoming birthday on 1st September of Barry Gibb by playing his Top Ten duet with Barbra Streisand - What Kind Of Fool. The Bee Gees' US Number One on this date in 1971 - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - will also be heard. And the weekly feature, It's Not The Same Old Song, features Words by the Bee Gees and the similarly titled hit by the Monkees.

Paul also highlights two big American hit singles for the group that were not successful in the UK - I Started A Joke and Nights On Broadway - and finds a topical reason for playing (The Lights Went Out In) Massachusetts at the beginning of the programme.

Music Played

28 items
  • Image for The Vee Gees

    The Vee Gees (The Lights Went Out In) MASSACHUSETTS

    Today: a total eclipse of the moon was visible from the West Coast of America

  • Image for Zac Brown Band

    Zac Brown Band AS SHE'S WALKING AWAY (featuring Alan Jackson)

    New Entry

  • Image for Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas

    Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas - Wouldn't Change A Thing

    New Entry at Number Three in the Album Chart: Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam

  • Image for The Vee Gees

    The Vee Gees Someone Belonging To Someone

    The Bee Gees’ Top American Albums: 4: Staying Alive soundtrack album (1983)

  • Image for Mike Posner

    Mike Posner Please Don't Go

    New Entry in the Top Ten of the Album Chart: 31 Minutes To Takeoff

  • Image for Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb

    Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb - What Kind Of Fool

    Born on 1st September 1946: Barry Gibb

  • Image for Ray, Goodman & Brown

    Ray, Goodman & Brown Special Lady

    Born March 30th 1943; died July 26th, 2010: Al Goodman - - bass vocalist with The Moments and Ray, Goodman & Brown

  • Image for Blake Shelton

    Blake Shelton All About Tonight

    New Entry in the Top Ten of the Album Chart: All About Tonight EP & Number One Country Airplay

  • Image for Gerald Levert

    Gerald Levert Casanova

    R&B Number One this date in 1987

  • Image for Fantasia

    Fantasia Bittersweet

    Adult R&B Number One - NEW

  • Image for Nigel Godrich, Jason Falkner & Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Nigel Godrich, Jason Falkner & Justin Meldal-Johnsen Bass Battle

    Top Thirty Album: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World soundtrack album

  • Image for The Monkees

    The Monkees Words

    It’s Not The Same Old Song: Number Eleven in 1967

  • Image for The Vee Gees

    The Vee Gees Words

    It’s Not The Same Old Song: Number Fifteen in 1968

  • Image for Eddie Vedder

    Eddie Vedder Better Days

    Top Thirty Album: Eat Pray Love soundtrack album

  • Image for The Vee Gees

    The Vee Gees (Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away

    The Bee Gees’ Top American Albums: 3: Bee Gees Greatest (1979)

  • Image for Katy Perry

    Katy Perry Teenage Dream

    Top Three

  • Image for The Vee Gees

    The Vee Gees I Started A Joke

    A Bee Gees hit only in America: Number Six in 1969

  • Image for The Vee Gees

    The Vee Gees Nights On Broadway

    A Bee Gees hit only in America: Number Seven in 1975

  • Image for Lonestar

    Lonestar What About Now

    Country Number One this date in 2000

  • Image for Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift Mine

    Current Country Number One - second week

  • Image for The Vee Gees

    The Vee Gees Spirits (Having Flown)

    The Bee Gees’ Top American Albums: 2: Spirits Having Flown (1979)

  • Image for Soundgarden

    Soundgarden Black Hole Sun

    Rock Number One this date in 1994 Segue

  • Image for Cage the Elephant

    Cage the Elephant IN ONE EAR (Super Clean Edit)

    Current Rock Number One - fourth week

  • Image for The Vee Gees

    The Vee Gees Stayin' Alive

    The Bee Gees’ Top American Albums: 1: Saturday Night Fever soundtrack album (1977)

  • Image for Arcade Fire

    Arcade Fire Ready To Start

    Number One in the Internet Album Chart: The Suburbs

  • Image for Edwin Starr

    Edwin Starr War

    Number One this date in 1970

  • Image for The Vee Gees

    The Vee Gees How Can You Mend A Broken Heart

    Number One this date in 1971

  • Image for Eminem featuring Rihanna

    Eminem featuring Rihanna Love The Way You Lie

    Current Number One: seventh week

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