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Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx, Emma Stone, Paolo Nutini, All Saints, Steve Lamacq

Chris gets that Friday Feeling going with the stars of the new Spiderman movie Jamie Foxx, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. All Saints drop in to share some special news with us, Steve Lamacq tells us more about Britpop week on the BBC and Paolo Nutini plays live in the studio.

2 hours, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • John Parr

    St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)

    • Now 1985 - The Millennium Series.
    • EMI.
  • The Pierces

    Believe In Me

    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
    • 001.
  • Jerry Reed

    East Bound And Down

    • East Bound And Down.
    • RCA.
    • 1.
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers

    Iron Lion Zion

    • (CD Single).
    • Tuff Gong.
  • Billy Idol

    Rebel Yell

    • Now 1984 - The Millennium Series.
    • Now.
    • 4.
  • Ocean Colour Scene

    The Riverboat Song

    • (CD Single).
    • MCA.
    • 3.
  • Sophie Ellis‐Bextor

    Runaway Daydreamer

    • (CD Single).
    • EBGB's.
    • 001.
  • Them

    Baby Please Don't Go

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1965.
    • Premier.
  • Rush

    The Spirit Of Radio

    • Born To Be Wild (Various Artists).
    • Music Collection.
    • 3.
  • The Isley Brothers

    This Old Heart Of Mine

    • Soul (Various Artists).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Caro Emerald

    That Man

    • (CD Single).
    • Dramatico.
    • 1.
  • David Gray

    Back In The World

    • (CD Single).
    • IHT.
    • 001.
  • Glen Campbell

    Rhinestone Cowboy

    • Ultimate Country (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • Kaiser Chiefs

    Coming Home

    • (CD Single).
    • Fiction.
    • 001.
  • Sammy Davis Jr.

    Talk To The Animals

    • Sammy Davis Greatest Hits.
    • Curb.
    • 1.
  • Pratt & McClain

    Happy Days

    • Television's Greatest Hits Volume 3 70s & 80s.
    • Silva Screen Records Ltd.
  • David Bowie


  • Atomic Kitten

    Whole Again

    • (CD Single).
    • Innocent.
  • All Saints

    I Know Where It's At

    • (CD Single).
    • London.
    • 6.
  • Blur


    • (CD Single).
    • Parlophone.
  • Oasis

    Roll With It

    • (CD Single).
    • Creation Records.
  • Ash

    Girl From Mars

    • Smash Hits 3 (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • Elastica

    Waking Up

  • Sleeper

    Sale Of The Century

    • Indolent.
  • Pulp

    Common People

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
    • 5.
  • The Boo Radleys

    Wake Up Boo!

    • Various Artists - Untitled.
    • Global Records & Tapes.
  • Bill Haley and His Comets

    Rock Around The Clock

    • That's Rock'n'Roll (Various Artists).
    • EMI.

Pause for Thought

Pause for Thought

From Canon Ann Easter, Chief Executive of a Charity and Chaplain to the Queen:


If ever there were an anthem of an age, it’s got to be ‘Rock Around the Clock’ which, together with ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’, was recorded by Bill Haley 60 years ago tomorrow! After all those crooners and ballads, and maybe some jazz for the beatniks, the new records must have come as a bit of a shock ‘cos they were loud, beaty and talked about staying out all night dancing – and they weren’t referring to the waltz!.


It seems as if ‘Rock around the Clock’ changed the musical landscape for ever - with Elvis gyrating hot on its heels to ensure things were never the same again. Suddenly we could be energetically and blatantly explicit about feelings in songs and there was a new group of people called ‘Teenagers’ who quickly made them their own. But  I can't count the times I've been at a family wedding or party where there’s a desultory bit of Dad-dancing going on and someone’s put on '1,2,3 o'clock, 4o'clock Rock' – and suddenly we're all up on the floor, jiving with the best of 'em.


Of course, not willing to miss an opportunity to disapprove, I’m sad to say some the churches of those days branded the new music immoral and they were quite sure that it was a direct message from the devil; Christians, especially British ones even these days can be a bit anxious about feelings which might overwhelm – I remember talking to a Mother’s Union group who had changed the words of a hymn so that instead of ‘passion’ it said ‘warmth’.

But I reckon that passion and excitement are every bit as much a gift from God as all those rather more ladylike feelings and they’re given to us to enjoy and at times to employ as we spread the news of God’s love.


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