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Take Me To The Park

Wake up and embrace the day with Zoe Ball and the team. Our three qualifying listeners battle it out in the Take Me To The Park Quiz for a pair of golden Hyde Park tickets.

Wake up and embrace the day with Zoe Ball! Zoe is joined by pupils from Milton Keynes' Premier Academy as part of Bring The Noise, the BBC's initiative for 4 to 7 years to discover the joys of music-making.

Our three qualifying listeners Ian, Milton and Ron battle it out in the Take Me To The Park Quiz for a pair of golden Hyde Park tickets and to meet Pet Shop Boys.

Super chef Ainsley Harriott shares his Ready, Steady, Cook tips for the show's new host, Rylan as well as discussing his favourite takeaway meals.

Along with Tina Daheley on news, Richie Anderson on travel and Mike Williams on sport, she and the team have the best start to your morning. With celeb guests, quizzes, headlines, tunes chosen by listeners, and more music that you can shake a glitterball at!

There's also weather with Matt Taylor, a daily Pause For Thought from Remona Aly and listeners on the line, as Zoe entertains the nation with fun for the family!

2 hours, 59 minutes

Music Played

  • The Lightning Seeds

    Lucky You

    • Lightning Seeds - Jollification.
    • Epic.
  • Keane

    Love Too Much

    • Cause & Effect.
    • Island.
  • Elbow Bones & The Racketeers

    A Night In New York

    • More Greatest Hits Of 80's (Various).
    • Disky.
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello


    • (CD Single).
    • Fontana Island Records.
  • Michael Bublé


    • (CD Single).
    • Reprise.
  • Pharrell Williams


    • (CD Single).
    • RCA.
  • Status Quo

    Liberty Lane

    • Backbone.
    • Ear Music.
  • ABBA

    Mamma Mia

    • Abba Gold (40th Anniversary Edition).
    • Polar.
    • 004.
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates


    • Looking Back - The Best Of Hall & Oat.
    • BMG.
  • Goo Goo Dolls


    • Miracle Pill.
    • Warner Music.
  • Buggles

    Video Killed The Radio Star

    • Our Friends Electric (Various Artist.
    • Telstar.
  • Rick Astley

    Every One Of Us

    • (CD Single).
    • BMG.
  • Take That


    • (CD Single).
    • Polydor.
  • Elton John

    Are You Ready for Love

    • Diamonds.
    • Virgin EMI Records.
  • Clean Bandit

    Symphony (feat. Zara Larsson)

    • (CD Single).
    • Atlantic.
  • The Pretenders

    Don't Get Me Wrong

    • Fantastic 80's - 3 (Various Artists).
    • Sony Tv/Columbia.
  • Pet Shop Boys

    Always On My Mind

    • Pet Shop Boys - Discography.
    • Parlophone.
  • Aretha Franklin

    Freeway Of Love

    • Aretha Franklin - Greatest Hits.
    • Global Records & Tapes.
  • Jack Savoretti

    Greatest Mistake

    • Singing To Strangers.
    • BMG Rights Management (UK).
  • Kygo vs Whitney Houston

    Higher Love

    • (CD Single).
    • RCA Records.
  • Carly Simon

    You're So Vain

    • The Very Best Of Carly Simon.
    • Global Television.
  • The Mamas & the Papas

    Creeque Alley

    • The Mamas & The Papas - 20 Greatest H.
    • MFP.
  • The Zombies

    She's Not There

    • The Godfathers Of Britpop.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Lighthouse Family

    Live Again

    • Blue Sky In Your Head.
    • Polydor.
  • Rod Stewart

    The Motown Song

    • Rod Stewart - Vagabond Heart.
    • Warner Bros.

Pause For Thought

Pause For Thought
From Remona Aly, Freelance journalist and editor: 
Last weekend, I went on a 500 mile round trip to the Wirral, and I felt like a hamster on four wheels driving slowly through the monotony of roadworks, traffic jams and stumbling into a string of service stations where dazed fellow-travellers searched for signs of relief. What got me through the mileage and the mundaneness was the person sitting right by me in the passenger seat. It was one of my besties, who was navigating me, cheerleading me on and did the all essential DJ’ing to ensure I didn’t doze at the wheel. 
She belted out tune after tune, from Missy Elliot to Bangarang by Skrillex - imagine two hijabi women headbanging down the M6 to that. About 10 years ago, I led a big PR campaign, and got media requests to go on national and global TV and radio for the first time in my life. I caved, “I can’t do this”, I told my colleague. But he said, “Remona, we know you can. You’ve got this”. Leaders, celebs, even the great prophets that I turn to for guidance, have always needed someone to spur them on. Last week on the road, I had my best mate. Over fourteen centuries ago, when Prophet Muhammad first received a divine revelation, he rushed to his best friend and confidant, his wife, Khadijah, and shaking, he said, “I am afraid Khadijah.” 
His wife replied, “Do not worry. Be strong. God would never disgrace you. You are good to your relatives, you’re true to your word, you help those in need and answer the call of those in distress.” Khadijah’s response was a 7th century version of ‘You’ve got this”, and her rock-solid love and encouragement meant Prophet Muhammad went on to become an inspirational leader. I know I couldn’t get through life without someone by my side to help me to steer that wheel, push me to rise to a daunting challenge, and guide me to reach all my destinations. All I’ve got to do is let those three words ‘You’ve got this’ resound in my ears - that and a bit of Skrillex on the M6.


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