Covering 40 years of Radio hits
August 16, 2007
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RADIO 1 is preparing to celebrate 40 years at the top with an amazing anniversary treat.
I can exclusively reveal the cream of UK talent, plus a couple of adopted Brits, have been rounded up to record a hit from each year the music station has been going.
Radio 1 has been a pioneer for pop music since it launched in 1967.
Way back in the day, before CHRIS MOYLES, ZANE LOWE or in fact any of the artists were born, the station was pushing back the boundaries of popular music.
And now artists from the top of the charts have been invited to pick a song they would like to perform.
KAISER CHIEFS kick off the album with their cover of the first track ever played on Radio 1 — Flowers In The Rain by THE MOVE.
To see a selection of the featured stars
Troubled AMY WINEHOUSE chose Cupid by JOHNNY NASH, which is ironic considering how dangerously infatuated she is with Blake Fielder-Civil. One track I can’t wait to hear is THE GOSSIP’s version of GEORGE MICHAEL’s Careless Whisper.
It is great to see KYLIE back with her first recorded track since recovering from cancer.
The jilted singer recorded Love Is A Drug by ROXY MUSIC, which could be a nod to her relationship with OLIVIER MARTINEZ.
JO WHILEY’s Live Lounge show has been a pioneer in getting bands to perform cover tracks outside of their comfort zone. But the tracks on this double-sided CD, out on October 1, are all brand new recordings.
Other songs include a KASABIAN cover of THE SPECIALS’ Too Much Too Young, LILY ALLEN singing Don’t Get Me Wrong by The Pretenders and GIRLS ALOUD covering the rocky Teenage Dirtbag.
Youngsters THE VIEW are covering their pals THE LIBERTINES’ Don’t Look Back Into The Sun.
Here’s a list of the 40 tracks in full.
1967 – Flowers In The Rain (The Move) by Kaiser Chiefs
1968 – All Along The Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix Experience) by The Fratellis
1969 – Cupid (Johnny Nash) by Amy Winehouse
1970 – Lola (The Kinks) by Robbie Williams
1971 – Your Song (Elton John) by The Streets
1972 – Betcha By Golly Wow (The Stylistics) by Sugababes
1973 – You’re So Vain (Carly Simon) by The Feeling
1974 – Band On The Run (Wings) by Foo Fighters
1975 – Love Is The Drug (Roxy Music) by Kylie
1976 – Let’s Stick Together (Bryan Ferry) by KT Tunstall
1977 – Sound & Vision (David Bowie) by Franz Ferdinand
1978 – Teenage Kicks (The Undertones) by The Raconteurs
1979 – Can’t Stand Losing You (The Police) by Mika
1980 – Too Much Too Young (The Specials) by Kasabian
1981 – Under Pressure (Queen & David Bowie) by Keane
1982 – Town Called Malice (The Jam) by McFly
1983 – Come Back And Stay (Paul Young) by James Morrison
1984 – Careless Whisper (George Michael) by The Gossip
1985 – The Power Of Love (Huey Lewis & The News) by Pigeon Detectives
1986 – Don’t Get Me Wrong (The Pretenders) by Lily Allen
1987 – You Sexy Thing (Hot Chocolate) by Stereophonics
1988 – Fast Car (Tracy Chapman) by Mutya Buena
1989 – Lullaby (The Cure) by Editors
1990 – Englishman In New York (Sting) by Razorlight
1991 – Crazy For You (Madonna) by Groove Armada
1992 – It Must Be Love (Madness) by Paolo Nutini
1993 – All That She Wants (Ace Of Base) by The Kooks
1994 – You’re All I Need To Get By (Mary J Blige) by Mark Ronson
1995 – Stillness In Time (Jamiroquai) by Calvin Harris
1996 – No Diggity (Blackstreet) by Klaxons
1997 – Love Fool (The Cardigans) by Just Jack
1998 – Ray Of Light (Madonna) by Natasha Bedingfield
1999 – Drinking in LA (Bran Van 3000) by The Twang
2000 – The Great Beyond (REM) by The Fray
2001 – Teenage Dirtbag (Wheatus) by Girls Aloud
2002 – Like I Love You (Justin Timberlake) by Maximo Park
2003 – Don’t Look Back Into The Sun (The Libertines) by The View
2004 – Toxic (Britney Spears) by Hard-Fi
2005 – Father & Son (Yusuf & Ronan Keating) by The Enemy
2006 – Steady As She Goes (The Raconteurs) by Corinne Bailey Rae
1. Flowers In The Rain - Kaiser Chiefs
2. All Along The Watchtower - Fratellis
3. Cupid - Winehouse, Amy
4. Lola - Williams, Robbie
5. Your Song - Streets
6. Betcha By Golly Wow - Sugababes
7. You're So Vain - Feeling
8. Band On The Run - Foo Fighters
9. Love Is The Drug - Minogue, Kylie
10. Let's Stick Together - Tunstall, K.T.
11. Sound And Vision - Franz Ferdinand
12. Teenage Kicks - Raconteurs
13. Can't Stand Losing You - Mika & Armand Van Helden
14. Too Much Too Young - Kasabian
15. Under Pressure - Keane
16. Town Called Malice - Jam
17. Come Back And Stay - Morrison, James
18. Careless Whisper - Gossip
19. Power Of Love - Pigeon Detectives
20. Don't Get Me Wrong - Allen, Lily
1. You Sexy Thing - Stereophonics
2. Fast Car - Buena, Mutya
3. Lullaby - Editors
4. Englishman In New York - Razorlight
5. Crazy For You - Groove Armada
6. It Must Be Love - Nutini, Paolo
7. All That She Wants - Ace Of Bass
8. You're All I Need To Get By - Ronson, Mark
9. Stillness In Time - Harris, Calvin
10. No Diggity - Klaxons
11. Lovefool - Just Jack
12. Ray Of Light - Bedingfield, Natasha
13. Drinking In LA - Twang
14. Great Beyond - Fray
15. Teenage Dirtbag - Girls Aloud
16. Like I Love You - Maximo Park
17. Don't Look Back Into The Sun - View
18. Toxic - Hard-Fi
19. Father And Son - Enemy
20. Steady As She Goes - Bailey Rae, Corinne