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Shirley Manson Plays Pop

Nicola Meighan plays pop favourites and rarities from round the corner and around the world. In this episode Shirley Manson of Garbage shares the pop music she's passionate about.

Nicola Meighan plays pop favourites and rarities from round the corner and around the world; including punk and soul hits, 80's classics, indie, rockabilly, reggae and contemporary artists.

In this episode Shirley Manson of Garbage reveals the first single she ever bought - a song she’s so obsessed by she wants it played at her funeral. She goes on to explain why Ella Fitzgerald reminds her of her mother and the artists that helped her through puberty. As a musician in her 50’s Manson describes how her musical heroes Debbie Harry and Patti Smith have inspired her and reveals which shape-shifting pop star she describes as ‘the principal male in my life.’

1 hour, 55 minutes

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Music Played

  • Beyoncé

    Crazy in Love (feat. JAY-Z)

    • (CD Single).
    • Columbia.
    • 3.
  • The Communards

    You Are My World '87 (Remix)

    • Heartbeats (Various Artists).
    • Solitaire Collection.
    • 6.
  • Lizzo

    Juice

    • Atlantic.
  • Mattiel

    Food For Thought

    • Heavenly Recordings.
  • Robyn

    Who's That Girl

    • Who's That Girl.
    • Universal-Island Records Limited.
    • 1.
  • Big Mama Thornton

    Hound Dog

    • The Original Hound Dog.
    • Ace.
    • 1.
  • One Nine

    Difficult Days

    • Not on label.
  • Magazine

    A Song From Under The Floorboards

    • Virgin.
  • Hot Chip

    Over and Over

    • The Warning.
    • EMI.
    • 4.
  • Camera Obscura

    Lloyd, I’m Ready to Be Heartbroken

    • Let's Get Out Of This Country.
    • Elefant records.
    • 1.
  • Kygo vs Whitney Houston

    Higher Love

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA Records.
  • Anna Sweeney

    Way Back When

    • Not on Label.
  • The Associates

    18 Carat Love Affair

    • Singles.
    • Warner Music.
    • 1/12.
  • Garbage

    When I Grow Up

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1999.
    • Telstar TV.
    • 18 / 1.
  • Jacky

    White Horses

    • Jackie - The Album Volume Two.
    • EMI TV.
    • 23 / 1.
  • Ella Fitzgerald

    Blue Skies

    • Irving Berlin: Always.
    • Verve Records.
    • 3.
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees

    Happy House

    • Dark Side Of The 80's (Various).
    • Telstar.
  • Echo & the Bunnymen

    The Killing Moon

    • Dark Side Of The 80's (Various).
    • Telstar.
  • David Bowie

    Ziggy Stardust

    • David Bowie - Best Of Bowie.
    • EMI.
  • Patti Smith Group

    Revenge

    • Wave.
    • Arista.
    • 5.
  • Blondie

    Denis

    • Atomic: The Very Best Of Blondie.
    • EMI.
  • Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie

    The Rattler

    • The Indie Scene 1986.
    • Connoisseur Collection.
    • 7.

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