Radio 2's Great British Songbook

Watch And Listen To Tracks From The Songbook

Paloma Faith Live On Drivetime

Watch or listen to a selection of performances from Radio 2's Great British Songbook so far, featuring Paloma Faith singing 'Here Comes The Rain Again' and 'Smooth Operator', Keane covering Pulp's 'Disco 2000', Amy Macdonald's interpretation of The Jam's 'A Town Called Malice', plus many more.


You can also find out how some of the artists felt about recording the tracks, and discover more about the songs themselves.


Take a look at what's in Radio 2's Great British Songbook


Presenters' Choices

Chris Evans

Radio 2 presenters, including Chris Evans, Jeremy Vine, Steve Wright and Janice Long have been picking which tracks they think should be in The Great British Songbook


Discover which tracks they picked and hear them explaining why


Roger Greenaway on the Ken Bruce show

Roger Greenaway talks about his songwriting

Songwriter and musician Roger Greenaway talks about his songwriting. Also, get details of the artists that Roger picked for the Tracks of My Years for the Ken Bruce show.


The Great British Songbook Decades

  • The Beatles

    Between Monday 28 December 2009 and Friday 1 January 2010, Radio 2 played songs from The Great British Songbooks of the last five decades.

    Get more details of the shows and presenters below:

    The 1960s    The 1970s    The 1980s    The 1990s    The 2000s

Don Black's Songwriting Masterclass

Guy Chambers On Tracks Of My Years

About The Songbook

Radio 2 is creating a landmark collection of the British songs that inspire us - as chosen by musicians, songwriters, Radio 2 presenters and of course, you.   Find out more..

Richard Allinson

Richard Allinson

Listen to Richard Allinson's Saturday show every week to hear tracks from The Great British Songbook.

See more about Richard Allinson's show

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