Feeling Energetic On A Friday Night! (Olympic/Sports Songs)

On Friday 12 August, we were celebrating the Olympics on Black Cat Radio taking place in Rio!

These were the “Gold Medal” ideas sent in!

Flying Down To Rio

Keep On Running (3 requests)

Jump (6 requests)

One Moment In Time, Whitney Houston

EveryBody Wants To Run The World Tears For Fears

Mexico, Long John Baldry

Rio, Duran Duran

Who Runs The World, Boyonce

We’re On The Ball, Ant And Dec

Run, Snow Patrol

Let’s Get Physical

Proud, JLS

Gold Spandau Ballet (2 requests)

Take A Bow, Rihinna


Swimming, Florence And The Machine

Bicycle, Queen (2 requests)

A Team, Ed Sheran

Eye Of The Tiger, Survivor

I Like Spirit, Stukas

Run Run Run, Who

Run With The Devil

The Skeleton And The Roundabout

You Really Got Me, Kinks

Hammer To Fall, Queen

“Dive”, Cars

Born To Run, Bruce Springsteen

Racing On The Street, Bruce Springsteen

They Shoot Horses…, Racing Cars

“Canoe” Feel The Love Tonight, Lion King

The Boxer, Simon And Garfunkel

Sailing, Rod Stewart

Running Up That Hill, Kate Bush

Copacabana, Barry Manalow

Cupid Draw Back Your Bow

Jumping Jack Flash, Rolling Stones

If I Had A Hammer

Who Shot The Sheriff

Chariots Of Fire Theme

5000 Miles, Proclaimers

Re Light My Fire

Grease Lighting

The Running Man, All Stewart

Fox On The Run, Manfred Mann

Butterfly Of Love

Never Again

All Or Nothing

Holy Diver

Loneliness Of Long Distance Running

We Are The Champions,Queen

Thanks everyone!

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A Music Oasis in Bedfordshire! (KingsStock Festival 2016)

It was my second visit to this gentle and accommodating music festival held this year between 5-7th August. The previous year I visited just on the Friday and Saturday-I enjoyed the experience so much and discovered many great artists, that I returned for the full dose this year!

During the weekend, I experienced over twenty performances,making it difficult to highlight just a handful but here goes!

SPEAK BROTHER (Friday Night)

The Midlands based group set fitted nicely into the recent mainstream ‘Folk Revival’headed by the likes of Mumford and Sons and others, only lyrically there was a more positive feel with songs celebrating a long marriage relationship (2 Bands Of Gold) and addressing fear (Lions Roar) for example.



Jules set was on the ‘Woodland Stage’ , the name I would suggest influenced by the outstanding tree background to the stage! The music was perfect for an early Saturday evening with its soul/jazz feel and a crowd pleasing Aretha Franklin melody amongst the highlights.



By now the sun was setting and the fairy lights were on around the stage! Jasmin is an Australian now living in London. The set featured songs from the five track EP “Gold”, the title track and “One With Me” were highlights for me. I look forward to hearing more of Jasmin’s highly enjoyable mix of “folk/pop”.



Cornwall based Grenaways clearly have a loyal following, several at the festival! It did not take long for their infectious folk to take hold and dancing to commence! Apart from great songs (some in Cornish), I particularly loved the violin/trumpet backing which worked well. To me , the audience enthusiasm was at the same level as Verra Cruz the night before!


Other highlights this year were featured in my blog from last year including Daughters of Davis,Pete McAllen, Verra Cruz and Cenacle.

The link to that is here



In addition I have two reviewed two of the latest albums by artists that played at the festival this year




Dave delivered a great set on Saturday afternoon in between health calls to drink water and put on Sun lotion! The album made it to my “Top Of The Pile” list this year-more information here!




Pete’s set this year took place in the Garden Stage, which combined with a band (in 2015 it was just him and his wife Lizzy), the venue was the perfect location for his intimate style. The review can be read here.


In summary, KingsStock was an outstanding festival, which seems to get better year on year!

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Escaping On A Friday Night! (Start Of School Summer Holiday /Escape Songs)

On Friday 22nd July 2016, we at Black Cat Radio’s Jukebox were celebrating (or otherwise) the start of the School Summer Holidays that week..here are the great song ideas sent into the show!

Schools Out, Alice Cooper(3 requests)

Gotta Go, Geogie Fame

Please Release Me

We Gotta Get Outta This Place, Animals


The End, Beatles

Hello Goodbye, Beatles

Little Children,Billy J Kramer

Leaving On A Fast Train

Runaway, Bob Jovi

Go Now (2 requests)

Dancing In The Street

Beat It, Michael Jackson

We Don’t Need No Education, Pink Floyd (2 requests)

My Little Runaway, Del Shannon

It’s All Over Now, Rolling Stones

It’s Over, Roy Orbinson

Fun Fun Fun

Overjoyed, Stevie Wonder

Summer Holiday, Cliff Richard (2 requests)

Holiday, Madonna (2 requests)

Everyone Has Gone To The Moon

Mystery Train, UFO

Holiday, Scorpions

Here Comes Summer

Leaving On Jet Plane (2 requests)

Free, Denise Williams


Free Bird (2 requests)

Barbados, Typically Tropical

Beauty School Dropout, Grease

Airport, The Motors

Thanks everyone!

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Hitting The High Notes On A Friday Night (Animal Songs)!

On Friday 16th we were celebrating on Black Cat Radio  2 local Animal Events the following weekend…these were the great song ideas sent into the show….

Who Let The Dogs Out, BaHa Men (5 requests)

What’s New Pussycat, Tom Jones (3 requests)

Don’t Cha, Pussycat Dolls (2 requests)

Puppy Love, Donny Osmond

Eye Of The Tiger, Survivor (3 requests)

Roar, Katy Perry

How Much Is That Doggy….

Animal Song, Savage Garden

Elephant, Alexander Burke

Dog Days are Over, Florence And The Machine

What Does The Fox Say

Walk The Dinosaur

Father And Son, Cat Stevens

Drop It Llke It’s Hot,Snoop Dog

Turn Down…,DJ Snake

Rabbit, Chas And Dave (2 requests)

When The Sun Goes Down, Artic Monkeys

Anything By The Eagles

Anything By The Monkees

Puff The Magic Dragon (2 requests)


Rocky Racoon

I Am The Walrus


Blackbirds (2 requests)

Leave My Kitten Alone

Free As A Bird

Hey Bulldog (2 requests)

Octopus Gargen (2 requests)

Bright Eyes, Art Garfunkel (2 requests)

Tiger Feet, Mud (3 requests)

Runaway Horses, Belinda Carlisle

Funky Gibbon

Karma Chemelon (3 requests)

Buffalo Soldier (2 requests)

Hungary Like A Wolf (3 requests)

The Birdie Song

Hound Dog, Elvis (4 requests)

Crocodile Rock, Elton John (3 requests)

Animal, Definitely Leppard

Love Cats, Cure (2 requests)

Adam And The Ants (2 requests)

Rat In My Kitchen, UB40

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

See You Later Alligator (2 requests)

Crawling King.., Doors

Animal Zoo, Spirit

Foxy Lady, Jimi Hendrix

War pigs, Black Sabbath

Stray Cat Strut (3 requests)

Spencer’s Croft Cat

Cool For Cats, Squeeze

Cat People, David Bowie

Diamond Dogs, David Bowie

Tracks From Animals, Pink Floyd

Ride A White Swan, TRex

Joe The Lion, David Bowie

Atomic Dog

Crazy Horses (2 requests)

Anything By The Animals (2 requests)

Crocodile Shoes

Boris The Spider


Eric…, Monty Python

Iron Lion,Iron, Bob Marley

Chicken Song

Kellie The Elephant


I’m Like A Bird

Teddy Bear

Bat Out Of Hell

Buffalo Stance

Gorilla,Bruno Marrs

Rockin Robin

Bear Necessities

I Wanna “Bee” Like You

Big Black Cow

Horse With No Name

Lion King Songs

Barracks Heart

3 Little Birds, Bob Marley

White Rabbit

Thanks everyone!

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The End Of Freemium For Spotify? — Music Industry Blog

‘Leaked’ Spotify numbers emerged today indicating that the streaming service has just hit 37 million subscribers, which puts more clear water between it and and second placed Apple Music, despite the latter’s recent growth. It also means that Spotify is now nearly 10 times bigger than Tidal and probably Deezer (which hasn’t reported numbers since its […]

via The End Of Freemium For Spotify? — Music Industry Blog


Visiting America On A Friday Night (U.S. Independence Day Songs)

On Friday 8th July 2016, we were remembering U.S.Independence Day which took place that week-these were the great song ideas sent in!

America-West Side Story (2 requests)

Born In The USA, Bruce Springsteen (5 requests)

American Pie (2 requests)

An American Idiot,Green Day (2 requests)

Freedom, Wham

I Want To Break Free, Queen

An American Trilogy, Elvis Presley (2 requests)

We Speak No Americano

State Of Independence, Donna Summer

Midnight Train To Georgia (2 requests)

California, Katy Perry

On My Own

Free As A Bird

Good Morning America, John Denver


Sweet Home Alabama (2 requests)

Letters To America, Proclaimers

Free, Rozalla

Independent Woman, Destinys Child (2 requests)

Blue Hawaii, Elvis Presley

California Dreaming, Mamas And Papas

Hotel California, Eagles

Straight Outta Compton, NWA

American Woman

New England, Kirsty McColl

Kentucky Queen

American Boy, Estelle

America, Razorlight

Surfing USA, Beach Boys

Miss Independent (2 requests)

American Baby, Dave Matthews Band

American Girls, Counting Crows

Red White And Blue

American Soldier, Toby Keith

Party In The USA

New York New York

Empire State Of Mind

Black Eyed Boy, Texas

Last Love, Fergie

Heads High, Mr Vegas

Georgia On My Mind


Young Americans, David Bowie

America, Neil Diamond

Independence Day, Martina McBride (2 requests)

Horse With No Name, America

Kansas City, Beatles

Night’s On Broadway, Bee Gees

Streets Of Philadelphia, Bruce Springsteen

NYC, Charles And Eddie

Route 66, Chuck Berry

Nutbush City Limits

2300 Jackson Street, Jacksons

Surf City, Jan And Dean

Kentucky Women, Neil Diamond

Harlem Shuffle, Rolling Stones

59th Bridge Song, Simon And Garfunkel

Fairytale Of New York

Homeland, Kenny Rogers

Greg Finger Band

Set Me Free, Kinks

I’m A Patriot, Jackson Browne

America, Simon And Garfunkel

Pink Houses, John Meloncamp

Philadelphia Freedom, Elton John

Thanks everyone!

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Going Outside On A Friday Night (Outside Songs!)

On Friday 1st July, we were enjoying the various festivals and sports events that take place during the summer in song!

These were the great song ideas sent into the show……

Mr Blue Sky, Elo (2 requests)

Here Comes The Sun,The Beatles

Outside, George Michael (3 requests)

The Air That I Breathe, Jollies

Staying Out For The Summer, Dodgy

Strawberry Fields Forever, Beatles

Raindrops, Dee Clark

Fields Of Gold, Eva Cassidy

Fire And Rain

Good Vibrations, Beach Boys

I’m Happy To Dance With You, Beatles

You Should Be Dancing, Bee Gees

Let’s Dance, David Bowie

Good Rockin Tonight, Elvis Presley

The Rhythm Is Going To Get You, Gloria Estifan

Wonderful World, Beautiful People

Don’t Stop The Music, Lionel Richie

Fairground,Simply Red

Dance To The Music, Sly And The Family Stone

Rockin All Over The World, Status Quo

Out Of Town, Max Bygraves

Boom Boom Boom, Outhere Brothers

Outside,Calvin Harris and Ellie Holding

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Song For The Summer, Stereophonics

Tiptoe Through The Tulips

No Air,Jordan Sparks

In The Air Tonight, Phil Collins (2 requests)

Anything By HotHouse Flowers

Lay A Blanket On The Ground, Billie Jo Spears

Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel

Rose Garden

Love On A Mountain Top, Robert Knight

Summer Of 69

In The Country, Cliff Richard

Up On The Roof

Thanks everyone!

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