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Niall Horan chooses the Tracks of My Years

Niall Horan chooses the Tracks of My Years with music from Chris Brown and Elton John. Ken also chats to Jo Whiley about BBC Introducing's 10th Birthday.

Niall Horan, one-fifth of the all-conquering boy band One Direction, chooses the Tracks of My Years with music from Chris Brown and Elton John. 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.
Ken also chats to Jo Whiley about the 10th birthday of BBC Introducing, the place where undiscovered new artists can get their big break, with success stories including George Ezra, Blossoms and Florence and The Machine.
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

  • Electric Light Orchestra

    Hold On Tight

    • Fantastic 80's Disc 1 (Various Artists).
    • Columbia.
  • Hurts

    Ready To Go

    • (CD Single).
    • Sony Music Entertainment.
    • 1.
  • The Script

    Superheroes

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
  • George Benson

    Lady Love Me (One More Time)

    • George Benson - The Very Best Of.
    • Warner E.S.P..
    • 4.
  • Tina Turner

    We Don't Need Another Hero

    • The Ivor Novello Winners.
    • EMI.
  • Steps

    Dancing With A Broken Heart

    • Tears On The Dancefloor: Crying At The Disco Deluxe Edition.
    • Steps Music.
  • James Taylor

    Your Smiling Face

    • James Taylor - Classic Songs.
    • CBS.
  • Jennifer Lopez

    Ain't It Funny

    • (CD Single).
    • Epic/Sony.
  • The Killers

    Run For Cover

    • (CD Single).
    • Mercury.
  • Mr. Probz

    Waves (Robin Schulz Remix)

    Remix Artist: Robin Schulz.
    • (CD Single).
    • Left Lane Recordings.
    • 001.
  • John Paul Young

    Love Is In The Air

    • 20 Songs Of Love From The 70's (Vario.
    • MFP.
  • Record of the Week

    • Stereophonics

      Caught By The Wind

      • (CD Single).
      • Parlophone.
  • F.R. David

    Words

    • One Hit Wonder (Various Artists).
    • Ganser & Hanke Media.
  • Soft Cell

    Tainted Love

    • Hits & Pieces - The Best of Marc Almond & Soft Cell.
    • UMC.
  • Anne-Marie

    Heavy

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • Bob James

    Angela (Theme from Taxi)

    • (Single).
    • CBS.
  • Gerry Rafferty

    Baker Street

    • Songs Of The Century (Disc 2).
    • Global Records & Tapes.
  • Jools Holland & José Feliciano

    Let's Find Each Other Tonight

    • (CD Single).
    • East West Records.
  • Blossoms

    Charlemagne

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin EMI.
  • Album of the Week

    • Shania Twain

      You Can't Buy Love

      • Shania Now.
      • Virgin/EMI.
  • Harry Styles

    Two Ghosts

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
  • Sister Sledge

    He's The Greatest Dancer

    • The Last Days Of Disco (Film Soundtra.
    • Columbia.
  • Niall Horan

    Too Much To Ask

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin/EMI.
  • Tracks of My Years

    • Elton John

      Tiny Dancer

      • Diamonds.
      • Virgin EMI Records.
    • Chris Brown

      With You

      • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
  • Maroon 5

    What Lovers Do (feat. SZA)

    • (CD Single).
    • Interscope.

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