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Boxing Day 2011 09:30 BBC Radio 2

2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 26 December 2011

The band manager and talent show judge explains what gives a record the x factor, with his pick of hits from across the decades.

Music Played

38 items
  • Image for Dusty Springfield

    Dusty Springfield I Only Want To Be With You

    Love Songs Of The 60's, MARKS AND SPENCER, MS-4900R

  • Image for Westlife

    Westlife Beautiful World

    Greatest Hits, RCA, 8869792844

  • Image for Candi Staton

    Candi Staton Young Hearts Run Free

    Rhythm Divine, DINO, DINCD-22

  • Image for Damien Rice

    Damien Rice Cannonball

    Cd Single, 14TH FLOOR RECORDS, PRO-4939

  • Image for Diana Ross

    Diana Ross Aint No Mountain High Enough

    Diana Ross & The Supremes - 40 Moto, Polygram Tv, 530 963 2

  • Image for Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley Elvis Presley - Good Luck Charm

    Presley - The All Time Greatest Hit, RCA, PD-90100

  • Image for Lady Antebellum

    Lady Antebellum Need You Now

    CD single, Parlophone, Parlophone-00

  • Image for Coldplay

    Coldplay Viva La Vida

    Single, Parlophone, NA-NA

  • Image for Len Barry

    Len Barry 1 2 3

    Vintage Original Classic Oldies From The 50's & 60's Volume 7, MCA, MCAD-31204

  • Image for Sugababes

    Sugababes Push The Button

    The Singles Collection, ISLAND, 987-395 3

  • Image for Boyzone

    Boyzone No Matter What


  • Image for David Guetta

    David Guetta When Love Takes Over

    Artist: Kelly Rowland

    Hed Kandi: Pure Kandi, Ministry of Sound, HEDK-095

  • Image for Bobby Darin

    Bobby Darin Beyond The Sea

    Goodfellas Music From Motion Pics., ATLANTIC, 7567-82152-2

  • Image for Adele

    Adele Set Fire To The Rain


  • Image for Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars Just The Way You Are (single)

    Single, Elektra, na-na

  • Image for The Manhattans

    The Manhattans Hurt

    Kiss And Say Goodbye, LEGACY, 480-8992

  • Image for Etta James

    Etta James At Last

    The Jazz Wedding Album: First Dances, VERVE, 0602498-617557

  • Image for Elbow

    Elbow One Day Like This

    (CD Single), Fiction, ELBOW-2

  • Image for The Spinners

    The Spinners Working My Way Back To You

    Heart Full Of Soul 2 (Various Arti, Global Television, RADCD-122*

  • Image for Anne Murray

    Anne Murray Snowbird

    Anne Murray The Best...So Far, EMI, 831158 2

  • Image for David Bowie

    David Bowie Heroes

  • Image for Gladys Knight

    Gladys Knight Midnight Train To Georgia

    Gladys Knight & The Pips - Singles, Pro-Tv, 842 003-2

  • Image for Take That

    Take That Back For Good

  • Image for The Rolling Stones

    The Rolling Stones Ruby Tuesday

    Through The Past Darkly, LONDON, 844-0892

  • Image for Womack & Womack

    Womack & Womack Teardrops

    Legends Of Soul, MS, N-A

  • Image for Sarah McLachlan

    Sarah McLachlan Angel

    Cd Single, ARISTA, 7567-82942-2

  • Image for Al Green

    Al Green Sha La La (Make Me Happy)

    L O V E : The Essential Al Green, HI RECORDS, ALTV-2002

  • Image for Lynn Anderson

    Lynn Anderson Rose Garden

    That's Country, EMI, 7243-8 36433 2 5

  • Image for The Isley Brothers

    The Isley Brothers This Old Heart Of Mine

    Just The 2 Of Us, Universal, 982-7377

  • Image for Elton John

    Elton John Tiny Dancer

  • Image for The Casuals

    The Casuals Jesamine

    Heartbeat Forever Your (Various Artists), SONY, SONY TV-8 CD

  • Image for Leona Lewis

    Leona Lewis Run

    Single, Syco Music, n-a

  • Image for Edison Lighthouse

    Edison Lighthouse Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)

    25 Years Of Rock And Roll 1970 Volume 2, CONNOISSEUR, YRNR CD-70

  • Image for Linda Ronstadt

    Linda Ronstadt Blue Bayou

    Cd Single, ELEKTRA, EKR-177CD

  • Image for Finley Quaye

    Finley Quaye Dice

    (CD Single), Sony, XPCD-2848

  • Image for The Walker Brothers

    The Walker Brothers The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Any More

    20 Number 1 S Of The Sixties, TELSTAR, TCD-24321

  • Image for Rebecca Ferguson

    Rebecca Ferguson Nothing's Real But Love

    single - nothing's real but love, RCA, unknown

  • Image for The Vee Gees

    The Vee Gees To Love Somebody

    Greatest Hits, POLYDOR, CD-4492


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