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2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 25 July 2012

Songwriter and guitarist Steve Hackett continues to pick the Tracks Of My Years.

Today's picks Queen's breakthrough hit, which was penned by flamboyant frontman Freddie Mercury. We also hear Wet Wet Wet's cover of a 60s song by The Troggs which went on to become one of the biggest-selling singles of all time after being featured in the acclaimed British film Four Weddings And A Funeral.

There's also the Record Of The Week, the Love Song dedications, and the PopMaster music quiz.

Music Played

25 items
  • Image for Madonna

    Madonna Holiday

    (Single), Sire, 34

  • Image for Train

    Train 50 Ways To Say Goodbye

    Cailfornia 37, Sony, 5

  • Image for Candi Staton

    Candi Staton Nights On Broadway

    Bee Gees Songbook (Various Artists), Connoisseur

  • Image for America

    America The Border

    Encore! More Greatest Hits, Rhino

  • Image for Owl City

    Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen Good Time

    (CD Single), Polydor, 1

  • Image for A Taste of Honey

    A Taste of Honey Boogie Oogie Oogie

    Disco Fever 2 (Various Artists), Universal

  • Image for Journey

    Journey Don't Stop Believing

    Rock Of America (Various Artists), Trax Label

  • Image for Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks

    Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks Celebrate

    CD Single, RCA, 1

  • Image for KISS

    KISS I Was Made For Lovin' You

    Greatest Hits, Mercury, 4

  • Love Song

    • Image for Carly Simon

      Carly Simon Nobody Does It Better

      The Very Best Of Carly Simon, Global Television

  • Record Of The Week

  • Image for Girls Aloud

    Girls Aloud Can't Speak French

    (CD Single), Polydor

  • Image for Bonnie Tyler

    Bonnie Tyler Total Eclipse Of The Heart

    Faster Than The Speed Of Night, CBS

  • Image for Status Quo

    Status Quo The Winner

    (CD Single), Fourth Chord Records, 1

  • Image for Ian Dury

    Ian Dury and The Blockheads Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

    Fantastic 70's (Various Artists), Sony Tv/Columbia

  • Gossip Move In The Right Direction

    A Joyful Noise, Columbia, 1

  • Image for Carpenters

    Carpenters Superstar

    The Carpenters - Yesterday Once More, A&M

  • Image for Goo Goo Dolls

    Goo Goo Dolls Iris

    (CD Single), Hollywood Records

  • Album Of The Week

  • Image for David Dundas

    David Dundas Jeans On

    Super 70's Summer (Various Artists), Virgin

  • Image for Lemar

    Lemar Invincible

    (CD Single), Sony, 1

  • The following two songs were chosen by Steve Hackett for 'Tracks Of My Years'

    • Image for Queen

      Queen Killer Queen

      Queen - Greatest Hits, Parlophone, 2

    • Image for Wet Wet Wet

      Wet Wet Wet Love Is All Around

      The All Time Greatest Movie Songs, Columbia/Sony Tv

  • Image for Florence + the Machine

    Florence + the Machine Breaking Down

    MTV Unplugged, Island

  • Image for Lipps, Inc.

    Lipps, Inc. Funky Town

    And They Danced All Night, Debutante


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