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Stevie Nicks, LeAnn Rimes and Russian Pies

Stevie Nicks and LeAnn Rimes call in from LA and Mexico to tell Chris about their new collaboration 'Borrowed'.

LeAnn Rimes and Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks call Chris live from LA and Mexico and tell him about joining forces for their brand new single 'Borrowed'. Stevie reveals how she broke down crying when she first heard LeAnn's original version. In the midst of the 2018 World Cup, we speak to Leeza Murina, the Russian pie pioneer from Sheffield who tells us about her meaty Pirozhki masterpieces. We asked for your desperate claims to the fame of all Vladimirs for today's Top Tenuous. Vassos is joined in the Sports Locker by legendary jockey Frankie Dettori and Remona Aly provides the daily Pause For Thought.

2 hours, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • Laura Branigan

    Gloria

    • Disco Queens: The '80s (Various Artists).
    • Rhino.
  • Bastille

    Quarter Past Midnight

    • (CD Single).
    • Virgin Records.
  • Average White Band

    Pick Up The Pieces

    • The Best Of The Average White Band.
    • Hit Label.
  • Clean Bandit

    Rockabye (feat. Sean Paul & Anne‐Marie)

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • Roman Holliday

    Don't Try To Stop It

    • Back To The Eighties (Various).
    • Music Club.
  • Meck

    Thunder In My Heart Again (feat. Leo Sayer)

    • (CD Single).
    • Free2air.
  • George Ezra

    Shotgun

    • Staying At Tamara's.
    • Columbia.
  • David Baddiel, Frank Skinner & The Lightning Seeds

    Three Lions

    • Beautiful Game (Various Artists).
    • Universal.
  • Frank Sinatra

    High Hopes

    • Frank Sinatra - 20 Golden Greats.
    • Capitol.
  • Years & Years

    If You're Over Me

    • Palo Santo.
    • Polydor.
  • Scouting for Girls

    England I Still Believe

  • Thin Lizzy

    Waiting For An Alibi

    • Thin Lizzy - Greatest Hits.
    • Universal Music.
  • The Jackson 5

    Blame It On The Boogie

    • Disco Fever (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Lenny Kravitz

    Low

    • Raise Vibration.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Shawn Mendes

    Treat You Better

    • (CD Single).
    • Universal.
    • 1.
  • LeAnn Rimes & Stevie Nicks

    Borrowed

  • Blur

    Girls & Boys

    • Now 28 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Eternal

    I Wanna Be The Only One (feat. BeBe Winans)

    • Eternal - Greatest Hits.
    • EMI.
  • The Beatles

    Back In The U.S.S.R.

    • 1967-1970.
    • Apple.
    • 1.
  • Selena Gomez

    Back To You

    • 13 Reasons Why - Season 2 O.S.T. (Various Artists).
    • Interscope Records.
  • Florence + the Machine

    You've Got The Love

    • Now That's What I Call Music 74 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
    • 5.
  • Sia

    Chandelier

    • Now That's What I Call Music! 88 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
    • 1.
  • Carrie Underwood

    Cry Pretty

    • Cry Pretty.
    • Capitol Nashville.
    • 1.
  • The Ting Tings

    That's Not My Name

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
    • 1.
  • The La’s

    Feelin'

    • (CD Single).
    • Go! Discs.

Pause For Thought

Pause For Thought

From Remona Aly, Freelance journalist and editor:

It was Eid last Friday, the Islamic festival that marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, and we partied like we’ve never partied before. We went all out on Eid Mubarak bunting, mountains of food that rolled out of pots and directly into our mouths; and this year, my brother even hired a massive bouncy castle where adults could unleash their inner wild child.

The morning after the night before spoke of utter carnage, but every empty bottle of halal bubbly and each shred of wrapping paper strewn across the floor, spoke even louder of the sheer euphoria that accompanies the wondrous day of Eid.

The joy isn’t just about celebrating the fact we can eat and drink all day again – and we did royally do that - but more than that, it’s about celebrating what we have just achieved - of completing an entire month of fasting, of taking community spirit up a gear, and of supergluing our bond to the Divine.  

Every evening when I could break my 18 hour fast in Ramadan, there was an inordinate amount of happiness, as you can imagine. But when the sun lowered her dimming head over the horizon on the final day of Ramadan, I bit into a delicious date with tears in my eyes, knowing that the beautiful, sacred month was leaving me. That date was the bridge between my sadness over Ramadan’s departure and my joy for Eid’s arrival.

It’s like we are all bridges. On either side of us lies sorrow or happiness, and life makes us head either way all the time. Yet embracing both directions can take us on the same path of love.

The 16th century Sufi Muslim poet and scholar, Shaykh Fayd Fayyadi, wrote: “When travelling love’s pathway, never stop turning your soul toward the eternal sun. But since the Real Shines forth from every direction, why aim your prayers at only one spot?”

My prayers, my joy, my love isn’t just for Ramadan and Eid, it’s for life. The test for me lies in carrying all the goodness and blessings beyond one spot, so that whichever direction life takes me, or I take life, I will always do my best to turn my soul towards the sun.

Broadcast

  • Wed 20 Jun 2018 06:30

Farewell Chris Evans: The best bits from his last shows at Radio 2

Farewell Chris Evans: The best bits from his last shows at Radio 2

After eight years of hosting the Breakfast Show, Chris Evans leaves Radio 2.

500 Words

500 Words

BBC Radio 2's story-writing competition for kids.