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U2 - The Best Of 1980-1990, Island
Marcus Collins Seven Nation Army
(CD Single), RCA, 1
Marilyn Monroe I Wanna Be Loved By You
Sentimental Journey (Various Artists), Dino, 39
The Jam Beat Surrender
Now 1983 - The Millennium Series, EMI
The Box Tops The Letter
Rediscover The 60's-With A Little Hel, Old Gold
The Boo Radleys Wake Up Boo!
Various Artists - Untitled, Global Records & Tapes
The Police Walking On The Moon
The Very Best Of The Police, A&M
The Stranglers Skin Deep
Me Without You O.S.T. - Various, Columbia
Chubby Checker Let's Twist Again
Bruce Springsteen We Take Care Of Our Own
(CD Single), Columbia, 25
Adele Someone Like You
21, XL, 1
Ed Sheeran Lego House
(CD Single), Asylum, 1
Bruno Mars Just The Way You Are (Amazing)
Now That's What I Call Music 77 (Various Artists), Now
(CD Single), Parlophone
Blur Girls And Boys
Now 28 (Various Artists), Now
Jodie Marie I Got You
Mountain Echo, Decca, 1
(CD Single), Parlophone, 1
Rod Stewart Maggie May
The Best Of Rod Stewart, Warner Bros
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Dream On
(CD Single), Sour Mash, 1
Bon Jovi Livin' On A Prayer
Music Of The Millennium (Various), Universal Music Tv, 1
Dusty Springfield Son Of A Preacher Man
The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv
The Doors Break On Through (To The Other Side)
The All Time Greatest Rock Songs ..., Columbia
R.E.M. The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People, Warner Bros
Tasmin Archer Sleeping Satellite
Woman (Various Artists), Polygram Tv/Sony Tv
Dennis Waterman I Could Be So Good For You
Drivetime 3 (Various Artists), Dino
Todd Rundgren I Saw The Light
My Girl (Original 1992 Film S/Track), Epic
Lady Antebellum Dancin' Away With My Heart
Own The Night, Parlophone, 1
Pause For Thought
Nick Baines, the Bishop of Bradford.
Last weekend my eighteen-month old grandson, Ben, was with us in Bradford. With his parents, obviously. The previous week Ben had been sick all over me, but I still love him.
Anyway, what's interesting is watching him grow and begin to spread his wings. He charges round our house - which is made for charging round - and is now learning how to be naughty. He has that look in his eye that says: "You're not going to like this, but I'll do it anyway and see how far I can push you." it's brilliant - that sort of thing is written into a little boy's job description.
The reason this is on my mind just now is that today is Ash Wednesday and the first day of Lent - which comes from Jesus mirroring Israel centuries before and spending forty days and nights in the desert wondering what life was all about really.
What happened to Jesus was that, stripped of all the distractions that even an Internet-free first century Palestine offered, he had to face himself, what really drove him, how far he would really go in taking seriously the vocation he believed was his. OK, he's tired, cold and hungry. Then the voice in his head says: "So, you're really not interested in the short cut to glory and fame? Really? Why go through all the suffering when you don't need to?" It actually is really hard: "You - of all people - don't need to go hungry! Just turn this stone into bread and get fed. Put your own material needs first. Come on - don't be so hard on yourself!"
I think Jesus knew this wasn't the sort of stuff to prepare him for a cross.
But the connection here between him and us and Lent is simply that if we take the time and make the space to drill down deep into our own choices and motivations, we might find it both uncomfortably challenging... and extremely profitable.
Wouldn't It Be Good If Youth Happened A Bit Later On In Life.
Today's show is dedicated to all future Adele's and Ed Sheeran's writing songs in their bedrooms, practising their instruments and enjoying all that hair.
Today's Show Stars:
Jo Eaton from Surrey who chooses our Big Screen Belter.
Helen Swain from Chesterfield who is celebrating World Thinking Day.
Tonia and Charlotte from Shropshire who are making Olympic-themed peg dollies.
Pam Spivey and Lin Paton from Wales who are celebrating a double-bubble-birthday.
Sonia Deol from the Asian Network who gives us a history lesson.
Simon Davies from Leeds who gobsmacks us.
Colin Jackson from the athletics who tells us he's not that symmetrical...
Nick Baines, the Bishop of Bradford, who shares some wise words.
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