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Mike Rutherford picks the Tracks of My Years

Mike Rutherford, guitarist and songwriter from Mike + The Mechanics chooses the Tracks of My Years with songs from Cilla Black and The Who.

Mike Rutherford, the guitarist and songwriter from Mike + The Mechanics and a founding member of Genesis chooses the Tracks of My Years with songs from Cilla Black and The Who. Mike won an Ivor Novello award and was Grammy nominated for co-writing hit single 'The Living Years'. He's also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis and wrote the lyrics for some of their biggest hits including 'Follow You Follow Me' and 'Land of Confusion'. The latest album from Mike + The Mechanics 'Let Me Fly' reached the top 10 in the UK album charts and marks 32 years in the music business for the band. Ken also has another edition of the PopMaster music quiz, the daily love song and the record and album of the week. If you want to contact the show, email

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • John Parr

    St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)

    • Now 1985 - The Millennium Series.
    • EMI.
  • Calvin Harris

    Feels (feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean)

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

    Pandora's Box

    • Omd - Sugar Tax.
    • Virgin.
    • 18.
  • Katy Perry

    Chained To The Rhythm (feat. Skip Marley)

    • (CD Single).
    • Capitol Records.
  • Barry Manilow


    • (Single).
    • Arista.
  • Steps

    Neon Blue

    • (CD Single).
    • Steps Music.
  • Foxes

    Better Love

    • (CD Single).
    • Epic.
  • Faith Hill

    The Way You Love Me (Love To Infinity Edit)

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros..
  • Enrique Iglesias

    Súbeme La Radio (feat. Sean Paul & Matt Terry)

    • (CD Single).
    • Sony Music Latin.
  • Kygo

    Firestone (feat. Conrad Sewell)

    • Now That's What I Call Music! 91 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Train

    Marry Me

    • Save Me, San Francisco.
    • Columbia.
    • 1.

    • Jamie Lawson

      Can't See Straight

      • (CD Single).
      • Gingerbread Man Records.
  • MC Hammer

    U Can't Touch This

    • Fast Forward (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • Chris Rea

    On The Beach

    • On The Beach.
    • Magnet.
  • Rag’n’Bone Man

    As You Are

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
    • 002.
  • Ace of Base

    The Sign

    • Now 27 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Gerry Rafferty

    Baker Street

    • Songs Of The Century (Disc 2).
    • Global Records & Tapes.
  • Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie

    Feel About You

    • Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie.
    • EastWest.
  • Darren Hayes


    • (CD Single).
    • Sony.
  • The Fizz

    Dancing In The Rain

    • (CD Single).
    • MPG.

    • Kesha


      • Rainbow.
      • RCA.
  • Keane

    Somewhere Only We Know

    • (CD Single).
    • Transcopic Records.
  • Ne-Yo

    Another Love Song

    • CD Single.
    • Motown.
  • Jack Savoretti

    Back Where I Belong

    • (CD Single).
    • BMG Chrysalis.

    • Cilla Black

      Anyone Who Had A Heart

      • Cilla Black- The Best Of The EMI Year.
      • Castle.
    • The Who

      I Can't Explain

      • The Who Hits 50! (Deluxe Edition).
      • Polydor.
      • 002.
  • JP Cooper

    She's On My Mind

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
  • Aretha Franklin

    Freeway Of Love

    • Aretha Franklin - Greatest Hits.
    • Global Records & Tapes.




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