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Aled Jones Sits In

3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 30 December 2010

Aled sits in for Chris Evans with a fully interactive show for all the family, featuring music, special guests and listeners on the phone.

Music Played

35 items
  • Image for Phil Collins

    Phil Collins Sussudio

    Phil Collins ...Hits, Virgin

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Rolling In The Deep

    (CD Single), XL, 1

  • Image for Frank Sinatra

    Frank Sinatra Nice 'n' Easy

    The Frank Sinatra Collection, EMI

  • Image for King Harvest

    King Harvest Dancing In The Moonlight

    The Seventies Album (Various Artists), Sanctuary

  • Image for Amy Macdonald

    Amy Macdonald Mr Rock & Roll

    (CD Single), Vertigo

  • Image for The Jackson 5

    The Jackson 5 I Want You Back

    The Best Michael Jackson & Jackson Five, Polygram Tv, 1

  • Image for Anita Baker

    Anita Baker Sweet Love

    Soul Searching (Various Artists), Elektra

  • Image for George Harrison

    George Harrison Got My Mind Set On You

    George Harrison - Cloud Nine, Dark Horse, 1

  • Image for Ellie Goulding

    Ellie Goulding Your Song

    Bright Lights, Polydor, 1

  • Image for Tom Jones

    Tom Jones It's Not Unusual

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television

  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield Just A Little Lovin'

    Dusty Springfield - The Look Of Love, Philips

  • Image for Simply Red

    Simply Red Fairground

    Simply Red Greatest Hits, East West Records

  • Image for The Fortunes

    The Fortunes Storm In A Teacup

    Super 70's (Various Artists), Virgin, 12

  • Image for Heatwave

    Heatwave Boogie Nights

    Walk On - Hits From The Last 2 Decade, Columbia

  • Image for Scarlette Fever

    Scarlette Fever Crash And Burn

    (CD Single), Starfisch Records, 1

  • Image for Chris Rea

    Chris Rea Let's Dance

    Auberge EP, East West Records

  • Image for Styx

    Styx Babe

    Re-Discover The 70's - Emotions, Old Gold

  • Image for Girls Aloud

    Girls Aloud The Promise

    (CD Single), Fascination, 1

  • Image for The Police

    The Police De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da

    The Very Best Of Sting & The Police, A&M

  • Image for Billy Ocean

    Billy Ocean Suddenly

    Billy Ocean - Love Is For Ever (L.I.F, Jive, 9

  • Image for Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard

    Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard - Suddenly

    Cliff Richard - Private Collection, EMI

  • Image for Caro Emerald

    Caro Emerald Riviera Life

    (CD Single), Dramatico, 1

  • Image for Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé Crazy Love

    (CD Single), 143 Records, 1

  • Image for The Four Seasons

    The Four Seasons December '63 (Oh What A Night)

    The Very Best Of, Polygram Tv, 11

  • Image for Cee Lo Green

    Cee Lo Green It's OK

    The Lady Killer, Warner Bros, 1

  • Image for Blondie

    Blondie Island Of Lost Souls

    Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie, EMI

  • Image for The Spencer Davis Group

    The Spencer Davis Group Keep On Running

    Fifty Number Ones Of The 60's (Variou, Global Television, 1

  • Image for Duran Duran

    Duran Duran Rio

    Duran Duran - Greatest, EMI

  • Image for Eddie Cochran

    Eddie Cochran Somethin' Else

    The Eddie Cochran Story, EMI, 16

  • Image for Terence Trent D'Arby

    Terence Trent D'Arby If You Let Me Stay

    Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artis, Columbia

  • Image for Edei

    Edei Loved

    (CD Single), Alma Recordings, 1

  • Image for Emmylou Harris

    Emmylou Harris Here There & Everywhere

    Country Moods (Various Artists), Polygram Tv

  • Image for INXS

    INXS Need You Tonight

    The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia

  • Image for Odyssey

    Odyssey Use It Up & Wear It Out

    Disco Fever (Various Artists), Global Television

  • Image for JoBoxers

    JoBoxers Boxer Beat

    Young at Heart (Various Artists), Reader's Digest

  • Pause For Thought

    From Revd Ruth Scott, an Anglican vicar in Richmond:

    "A couple of weeks ago my son’s class were having a singing lesson in the school chapel. Tian was rather bored and was doing handstands at the back of the group: He’s considerably shorter than his classmates so the teacher couldn’t see. Until, that is, he told the boys to sit down. Tian didn’t hear so when the class sat down his waving legs were duly exposed to the teacher. He got a red card for inappropriate behaviour in chapel.

    I understand the sanction but it made me smile. Would that the Church had more of Tian’s exuberant, joyful energy! Attending church on Christmas Day a friend winced at the sermon. “Our priest gave us yet another lecture about the woes of the world. For one day in the year, Ruth, why couldn’t he have said something joyful?” It’s a good question, and one that provoked another in me: Is it possible to preach about joy? Joy is one of those experiences that can’t be manufactured. In fact the more we focus on it, the more it eludes us. It tends to come unexpectedly.

    During a lull in rehearsals for our school Christmas Carol Service a few of the kids had a jamming session. Using the piano, drums, a violin, and a flute they were experimenting with variations on Pachelbel’s Canon. Within a few minutes all the students were involved, using hand-clapping rhythms if they didn’t have instruments. Everyone was completely immersed in the experience, tuned in to each other and going with the flow. It was wonderful - an oasis of joy in a stressful day! Completely spontaneous!

    You can’t plan such things, but I do notice that joy often comes when people feel connected with one another, unselfconscious, creative and utterly alive in the present moment. We may not be able to make joy on demand but each of us can help create the spaces where that kind of chemistry is possible. As the old year ends and the new begins I hope that time and again in 2011 you will be surprised by joy."


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