THE FRIDAY FIVE – 3.1.2020

1. Neil Innes – Raggy Dolls
2. Harry Styles – Adore You
3. Tonnes and I – Dance Monkey
4. Dua Lipa – Don’t Start Now
5. Inhaler – Ice Cream Sundae

Tonight on BBC Four (9pm) sees The Story Of 1989, which will officially start the repeats of Top Of The Pops episodes from 1989 on BBC Four (Starting Thursday 9th January)

So, to celebrate this, here’s some songs from 1989 for you.

1. Then Jerico – Big Are
2. Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start The Fire
3. Tom Petty – Freefallin
4. Tears For Fears – Sowing The Seeds Of Love
5. Queen – The Miracle

THE FRIDAY FIVE – 22.4.2016

1. Blossoms – Getaway
2. Aurora – Conquerer
3. The Lumineers – Ophelia
4. Tegan and Sara – U-Turn
5. Space – Avenging Angels

As I type (Thursday night), news has just emerged that Prince has died. It doesn’t feel real.

I remember being in London in February 2014 when he was announcing random gigs at small venues, and hoping that he would announce one the weekend I was there and that I would get a ticket. It was not to be.

Soon after, he announced a series of UK gigs. I kept hoping he would announce a Belfast one. It was not to be.

Here’s fove Prince songs for you

FIVE SONGS BY PRINCE

1. Gold
2. Cream
3. Batdance
4. Raspberry Beret
5. Kiss

Tomorrow, is St George’s Day, so here’s a couple of charts for our English readers

FIVE SONGS BY ACTS FROM ENGLAND

1. Then Jerico – Big Area
2. Lightning Seeds – All I Want
3. Charli XCX – Boom Clap
4. The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
5. Stephanie Kirkham – Inappropriate

FIVE SONGS BY MUSICIANS CALLED GEORGE

1. Wham – Freedom
2. One Night Only – Say You Don’t Want It
3. George Harrison – Got My Mind Set On You
4. Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
5. George Ezra – Budapest