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Inspired by the theme for this year's BBC Music Day - the power of music - we asked some famous faces to name their most powerful track, the one that has uplifted, inspired, or helped them - or simply the one that gets their toes tapping.

So, what’s your most powerful track? Let us know by tweeting your track to @BBCMusic with the #BBCMusicDay hashtag.

Greg James

BBC Radio 1 DJ
BBC Radio 1 DJ

Apply Some Pressure by Maximo Park

“It has not one but two brilliant messages in that one song. The first one, ‘apply some pressure’ which you can apply to just life things, and the second is if I’m in a funk then the phrase ‘What happens when you lose everything? You just start again' I love that and I think it’s brilliant."

BBC Radio 1 DJ
BBC Radio 1 DJ

Claudia Winkleman

Presenter, Strictly Come Dancing
Presenter, Strictly Come Dancing

Wonderwall by Oasis

"Because for almost a whole year of my life we sang it day in and day out. It still gives me goosebumps. Weird I know."
Presenter, Strictly Come Dancing
Presenter, Strictly Come Dancing

Dave Arch

Bandleader, Strictly Come Dancing
Bandleader, Strictly Come Dancing

Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland

"I would say my most powerful song is Over the Rainbow. It has so many levels both lyrically and musically and retains its magic through countless versions. It means as much today as it did when it was written in 1939. It gets me every time!"

Bandleader, Strictly Come Dancing
Bandleader, Strictly Come Dancing

Richard Blackwood

British comedian, EastEnders actor and rapper
British comedian, EastEnders actor and rapper

Don't You Worry About a Thing by Stevie Wonder

"Simply because the lyrics and song are uplifting and in my case has me lifted in dark times in the past."

British comedian, EastEnders actor and rapper
British comedian, EastEnders actor and rapper

5AM

Group and former X Factor contestants
Group and former X Factor contestants

Heal the World by Michael Jackson

"Because Michael talks about peace among the world and that's what we should all strive for!"

Group and former X Factor contestants
Group and former X Factor contestants

Suzi Perry

BBC Radio 2 presenter
BBC Radio 2 presenter

No Woman, No Cry by Bob Marley and The Wailers

"It always makes me just sit back and stop what I'm doing. I heard it a lot when I was 22 in Thailand and the lyrics hit me. When I'm feeling squashed or undermined, this is my tune. It reminds me of the hellish imbalance of the world too. It has to be the live version from 1975 recorded in London - hands in the air please... "

BBC Radio 2 presenter
BBC Radio 2 presenter

Ana Matronic

Scissor Sister's member and BBC Radio 2 Presenter
Scissor Sister's member and BBC Radio 2 Presenter

I've Been Loving You Too Long by Otis Redding

"It is an emotional rollercoaster of longing and the most heart-wrenching example of SOUL music. This song rips my heart out. The live version from the Monterey Pop Festival showcases the Big O's incredible voice as well as his spontaneity as a performer."

Scissor Sister's member and BBC Radio 2 Presenter
Scissor Sister's member and BBC Radio 2 Presenter

Richard Madeley

Television and BBC Radio 2 presenter
Television and BBC Radio 2 presenter

The Power of Love by Huey Lewis and the News

"Joyous, celebratory, uplifting, optimistic, and a great arrangement and opening."

Television and BBC Radio 2 presenter
Television and BBC Radio 2 presenter

Julie Hesmondhalgh

Stage and screen actor (Coronation Street, Broadchurch)
Stage and screen actor (Coronation Street, Broadchurch)

Sit Down by James

"A rousing hymn to listening and empathy, getting each other through dark times. A Manc anthem and brilliant to dance to. It lifts my heart."

Stage and screen actor (Coronation Street, Broadchurch)
Stage and screen actor (Coronation Street, Broadchurch)

Carol Decker

Singer, famous for fronting T'Pau
Singer, famous for fronting T'Pau

Almost Hear You Sigh by The Rolling Stones

"It reminds me of a tough love affair I had in the mid 90s. I turned my life upside down for a man and he left me. I lost everything for a while. This song is very evocative for me. I am over the man but I remember the pain."

Singer, famous for fronting T'Pau
Singer, famous for fronting T'Pau

YolanDa Brown

Saxophinist, MOBO winnner and BBC Music Day ambassador
Saxophinist, MOBO winnner and BBC Music Day ambassador

So Much Trouble in the World by Bob Marley

"It’s a song of the people with a relevant message of caring for one another in such a troubled world and the bass line just moves me."

Saxophinist, MOBO winnner and BBC Music Day ambassador
Saxophinist, MOBO winnner and BBC Music Day ambassador

Jeff Mills

Jeff Mills, producer, composer, Axis Records label boss
Jeff Mills, producer, composer, Axis Records label boss

True by Duke Ellington

"This is one of my favourite jazz arrangements from one of my favourite jazz arrangers and composers, Duke Ellington. I listen to it for ideas and inspiration for the work I’m doing in electronic music."

Listen to other tracks that inspire him on BBC Radio 3's Jeff Mills mixtape

Jeff Mills, producer, composer, Axis Records label boss
Jeff Mills, producer, composer, Axis Records label boss

Jermaine Jenas

Former footballer and Football Focus pundit
Former footballer and Football Focus pundit

What's Going On? by Marvin Gaye

"The song I'm going to pick is What's Going On? by Marvin Gaye and it's because it encapsulates the whole story of the marvelous Marvin Gaye"

Former footballer and Football Focus pundit
Former footballer and Football Focus pundit

Bonnie Langford

EastEnders' Carmel and musical theatre star
EastEnders' Carmel and musical theatre star

Feeling Good by Nina Simone

"It's such an emotional and empowering song. It has a wonderful simplicity and shows the beauty of the incredible world we live in. How we can gain strength and joy from opening our eyes and minds, and that respecting and appreciating the good things in life actually gives us freedom."

EastEnders' Carmel and musical theatre star
EastEnders' Carmel and musical theatre star

Craig Charles

BBC Radio 2 presenter and actor (Red Dwarf, Coronation Street)
BBC Radio 2 presenter and actor (Red Dwarf, Coronation Street)

Ball of Confusion by The Temptations

"This reminds me of when black music kinda reacted to the Summer of Love, and all the black bands and black artists like The Four Tops and The Temptations took off their suits and stopped their syncopated dancing, started growing their Afros and wearing beads and flares. And then Norman Whitfield got on board with the production and turned The Temptations into the forerunners of Psychedelic Soul. They had Psychedelic Shack but, for me, Ball of Confusion, that's the one. Masterpiece."

BBC Radio 2 presenter and actor (Red Dwarf, Coronation Street)
BBC Radio 2 presenter and actor (Red Dwarf, Coronation Street)

Toby Hadoke

Actor and comedian
Actor and comedian

Mr Blue Sky by ELO

"It's neither heavy and profound nor is it emotionally raw and moving - it's a different sort of power: it has the capability to get you on your feet and add a spring in your step no matter what the day has lumbered you with. It also reminds me of a productive time, full of creativity, on the cusp of a success that I had so it's a bit of a personal talisman that always gets me on my feet or full of ideas"

Actor and comedian
Actor and comedian

Cherylee Houston

Actor famous for playing Izzy in Coronation Street
Actor famous for playing Izzy in Coronation Street

Something Inside So Strong by Labi Siffre

"My Mum used to sing it all the time - she was an emotionally strong woman. It reminds you that you have the internal power to do what you want - especially when you sing it."

Actor famous for playing Izzy in Coronation Street
Actor famous for playing Izzy in Coronation Street

Louise Jameson

Star of stage and screen, EastEnders, Doctor Who and Doc Martin
Star of stage and screen, EastEnders, Doctor Who and Doc Martin

Love and Affection by Joan Armatrading

"Ms Armatrading has been the backdrop to my life since I was 30, and the saxophone riff introduced me to a whole new genre of music"

Star of stage and screen, EastEnders, Doctor Who and Doc Martin
Star of stage and screen, EastEnders, Doctor Who and Doc Martin

Miles Kane

Last Shadow Puppets frontman and BBC Music Day Ambassador
Last Shadow Puppets frontman and BBC Music Day Ambassador

Power to the People by John Lennon

"It has such a raw sound to it, poignant lyrics and a chorus that would take the roof off any room."

Last Shadow Puppets frontman and BBC Music Day Ambassador
Last Shadow Puppets frontman and BBC Music Day Ambassador

Dan Walker

Presenter, Football Focus and BBC Breakfast
Presenter, Football Focus and BBC Breakfast

Birdhouse in Your Soul by They Might Be Giants

"If we're talking powerful songs, mine isn't a tear-jerker, it's not even emotional, but I've listened to this track for years. It's one of the first singles I bought, it's Birdhouse in Your Soul by They Might Be Giants - 'not to put a finer point on it, say I'm the only bee in your bonnet' "

Presenter, Football Focus and BBC Breakfast
Presenter, Football Focus and BBC Breakfast

Mike Read

DJ, Presenter and Trustee of the British Plaque Trust
DJ, Presenter and Trustee of the British Plaque Trust

Survival by Yes

"It has everything.....dynamism, light and shade, stunning musicianship, a powerful story, an incredible atmosphere and the exceptional purity and range of Jon Anderson's voice. I never tire of it but ration myself to a handful of plays a year for that reason."

DJ, Presenter and Trustee of the British Plaque Trust
DJ, Presenter and Trustee of the British Plaque Trust
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