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Chris Rea performs live in the Radio 2 Piano Room

Chris Rea performs live in the Radio 2 Piano Room. Niall Horan chooses the Tracks of My Years with music from Garth Brooks and The Eagles plus PopMaster.

Chris Rea, one of the most popular UK singer-songwriters of the late eighties, performs live in the Radio 2 Piano Room. Chris was already a major European star by the time he finally cracked the UK Top 10 with his 18th chart entry "The Road To Hell (Part 2)". As of 2009, he has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.
Niall Horan, one-fifth of the all-conquering boy band One Direction, chooses the Tracks of My Years with music from Garth Brooks and The Eagles. In 2010 Niall auditioned as a solo artist for the seventh series of ITV's The X Factor. He failed to progress to the "Boys" category at the "judges' houses", but after judge Nicole Scherzinger suggested he join One Direction with Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson, the group became a reality. Since the band's temporary hiatus Niall has recorded his debut solo album which is due to be released this autumn. There's also the daily love song, record and album of the week plus PopMaster. If you'd like to get in touch with the Show email Ken.Bruce@bbc.co.uk.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • ABBA

    Voulez-Vous

    • Abba Gold.
    • Polydor.
    • 013.
  • Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott

    She Got The Garden

    • (CD Single).
    • EMI.
  • Boy Meets Girl

    Waiting For A Star To Fall

    • The All Time Greatest Movie Songs.
    • Columbia/Sony Tv.
  • Jason Derulo

    Want To Want Me

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
  • George Michael

    Fantasy (feat. Nile Rodgers)

    • (CD Single).
    • CMG.
  • Jimmy Somerville

    Read My Lips

    • The Singles Collection.
    • London.
  • Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin

    Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves

    • Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ev.
    • Telstar.
  • Craig David

    Heartline

    • (CD Single).
    • Insanity Records.
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

    Refugee

    • Greatest Hits.
    • MCA.
    • 7.
  • Billy Preston & Syreeta

    With You I'm Born Again

    • Duets - 36 Of The World's Greatest Ev.
    • Telstar.
  • Record of the Week

    • Stereophonics

      Caught By The Wind

      • (CD Single).
      • Parlophone.
  • Bat for Lashes

    Daniel

    • (CD Single).
    • Echo.
    • 1.
  • Ace of Base

    All That She Wants

    • 100% Pure Love (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • Sam Smith

    Too Good At Goodbyes

    • (CD Single).
    • Capitol.
  • Belinda Carlisle

    We Want The Same Thing

    • A Place On Earth - Greatest Hits.
    • Virgin.
  • Chris Rea

    Stainsby Girls (Radio 2 Piano Room, 3 October 2017)

  • Chris Rea

    Two Lost Souls (Radio 2 Piano Room, 3 October 2017)

  • Album of the Week

    • Shania Twain

      Has Anybody Seen My Soldier

      • Shania Now.
      • Virgin/EMI.
  • Chris Rea

    Ain't No Sunshine (Radio 2 Piano Room, 3 October 2017)

  • U2

    You're The Best Thing About Me

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
  • Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso

    Let Me Go (feat. Florida Georgia Line & watt)

    • (CD Single).
    • Republic Records.
  • Tracks of My Years

    • Eagles

      Life In The Fast Lane

      • The Best Of Eagles.
      • Asylum.
    • Garth Brooks

      Friends in Low Places

      • Garth Brooks - The Hits.
      • Liberty.
  • Liam Gallagher

    For What It's Worth

    • (CD Single).
    • Warner Bros.
  • Boz Scaggs

    What Can I Say

    • Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees.
    • CBS.

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