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Mika plays some of his favourite tracks from the most iconic songwriters of all time. Plus he chats to Olly Alexander from Years & Years about his process for writing songs.

Mika plays some of his favourite tracks from the most iconic songwriters of all time and shares his own stories on why these tracks mean so much to him. He also chats to singer-songwriter Olly Alexander from the group Years & Years about his songwriting process and how he writes hit songs that are successful around the world. The group's latest album 'Palo Santo' follows their much-celebrated debut album Communion which was the fastest-selling record of the year. It reached the Top Spot in the UK Charts and went on to sell over 1.7 million copies. It also generated over 1.7 billion streams & 500 million video views online. Their debut album also featured 4 UK platinum singles; ‘King’, ‘Shine’, ‘Desire’ and ‘Eyes Shut’. Years and Years have also picked up 5 BRIT nominations and ended a phenomenal tour with a sold out date at Wembley Arena.

Mika is a BRIT Award-winning, Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling artist whose debut album 'Life in Cartoon Motion' sold over 7 million copies worldwide. He's since gone on to release three more studio albums and work as a judge on The X Factor Italy and as a coach on The Voice: la plus belle voix in France.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Last on

Boxing Day 2018 12:00

Music Played

  • The Jacksons

    Blame It On The Boogie

    • Disco Fever (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Queen

    A Kind Of Magic

    • Queen - Greatest Hits II.
    • Parlophone.
  • Darlene Love

    Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

    • A Christmas Gift For You (Phil Spect.
    • Phil Spector Int.
  • Amy Winehouse

    Back To Black

    • Back To Black.
    • Universal Records.
  • The Cars


    • The Greatest Love (Various Artists).
    • Telstar.
  • Kacey Musgraves

    Somewhere Only We Know (Radio 2 Session, 23 Oct 2018)

  • Years & Years


    • Now That's What I Call Music! 90 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Joni Mitchell


    • Joni Mitchell - Blue.
    • Reprise.
  • Candi Staton

    Young Hearts Run Free

    • Disco Fever (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Clean Bandit

    Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne)

    • Now That's What I Call Music 88 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
    • 4.
  • Four Tops

    Reach Out I'll Be There

    • No Greater Love (Various Artists).
    • Global Records & Tapes.
  • Electric Light Orchestra

    Livin' Thing

    • Light Years - The Very Best Of ELO.
    • Epic.
  • Elvis Presley

    Blue Christmas

    • If Every Day Was Like Christmas.
    • RCA.
  • All Saints

    Pure Shores

    • (CD Single).
    • London.
    • 8.
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

    Our House

    • Over The Years....
    • Rhino.
    • 011.
  • The Housemartins

    Happy Hour

    • Now That's What I Call Quite Good.
    • Go! Discs.
  • Mott the Hoople

    All The Young Dudes

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various).
    • Premier.
  • Barry Manilow


    • Manilow Greatest Hits - Platinum Coll.
    • Arista.
    • 3.
  • Daft Punk

    Digital Love

  • Lady Gaga


    • Now That's What I Call Music! 74 (Various Artists).
    • Now.
  • Elton John

    Rocket Man

    • Diamonds.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • Everything but the Girl

    Missing (Todd Terry Remix)

    Remix Artist: Todd Terry.
    • Passion (Various Artists).
    • Universal.
  • Love Affair

    Everlasting Love

    • This Hasn't Changed Us.
    • RPM Records.
    • 001.


  • Boxing Day 2018 12:00

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