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Heroes with Annie Nightingale

Annie Nightingale looks at heroes across 50 years in music to celebrate Radio 1's 50th anniversary - expect old and new, the living and the dead, and musical and non-musical...

In part three of Annie Nightginale's four part soundscape series to celebrate Radio 1's 50th anniversary, 'Heroes' looks at the dedicated, the ones who made a change, those who refused to conform, the ones who achieved and the ones who may have saved the lives of many.

For many a superhero is a fictional character that has superpowers, but the heroes in this episode have the power to make incredible music.

Who are our heroes of modern day? What does it take to get heroic status? Can you really be a living legend? This soundscape appreciates the old and the new, the living and the dead, musical and non-musical.

1 hour

Music Played

  • The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

    Something Just Like This

    • Disruptor/Columbia.
  • Prince

    Sign 'O' The Times

  • Joan of Arc

    Omd

  • Nirvana

    Smells Like Teen Spirit

    • Nevermind.
  • T. Rex

    Get It On

    • Baby Boomer Classics: Rollin' '70s.
    • Universal Music.
  • The Stone Roses

    I Am the Resurrection

  • Faithless

    Muhammad Ali

  • George Michael

    A Different Corner

  • Stormzy

    Shut Up

    • Stormzy.
  • Pink Floyd

    Shine On You Crazy Diamond

  • Stardust

    Music Sounds Better With You

    • Music Sounds Better With You.
    • Roule.
    • 1.
  • Skepta & Jme

    That's Not Me

  • Bob Dylan

    Hurricane

  • The Sugarhill Gang

    Rapper's Delight

    • Sugar Hill.
  • So Solid Crew

    21 Seconds

    • 21 Seconds.
    • Relentless.
  • David Bowie

    'Heroes'

    • EMI.
  • Madonna

    Into The Groove

  • Wiley

    Wearing My Rolex

    • Atlantic/Asylum.
  • Major Lazer

    Pon De Floor

  • Lou Reed

    Walk On The Wild Side

    • (RCA Victor).
  • LCD Soundsystem

    Daft Punk Is Playing At My House

    • Daft Punk Is Playing At My House.
    • DFA/EMI.
  • Queen

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    • A Night At The Opera.
    • EMI.
    • 11.
  • Lady Gaga

    Poker Face

  • Metallica

    Enter Sandman

    • Metallica.
    • Mercury.
  • Alanis Morissette

    You Oughta Know

  • The Prodigy

    Out of Space

  • Ian Dury & The Blockheads

    What A Waste

  • Spice Girls

    Wannabe

  • Westlife

    Uptown Girl

  • INXS

    Suicide Blonde

  • N.W.A

    Straight Outta Compton

    • 4th & Broadway.
  • Skrillex

    Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites

  • Laurie Anderson

    O Superman

  • Bob Marley & The Wailers

    Exodus

    • Exodus.
    • Universal-Island Records Limited.
    • 5.
  • Nas & Keri Hilson

    Hero

    • White Label.
  • Ariana Grande

    One Last Time

    • Island Apparel.
  • Drake

    One Dance (feat. Wizkid & Kyla)

    • Views.
    • Cash Money.
  • David Bowie

    The Jean Genie

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