29 November 2015

Christmas Gift Giveaway #29 - WIN a VQ Radio

Whether you like retro gadgets or stylish tech, VQ's range of radios provide sound quality in a variety of colours to suit your taste.




We received the Christie model in the shade Orchid, a pretty pink/purple, and it matches Minxy's room perfectly. She is really into music as a tween so this was ideal for her to enjoy and it became a 'starting secondary school' treat. She now has it on in the background while doing her homework or turned up for a bit of a sing and dance before bed with Jamster, who has now requested one for when he starts year 7 too!

Engineered in Britain, VQ understand the importance of design and the entire collection, although unique, all look fantastic. The Christie can be powered via battery or electric and it can be used horizontally or vertically to fit any space required. I've never known another product of this kind to have a rotating display and control panel but it's so handy.







It has some great features including Bluetooth, where you can connect your own device and play your songs, or those from Spotify and other services, through the speaker! It has 2 alarm functions which are useful for the morning wake up or as reminders when the oven is on - I have another VQ in the kitchen and it's superb for my baking.

It has DAB, DAB+ and FM Radio reception enabling you to use all digital services available across the UK and Europe, although you can access the traditional analogue services too if you wish. You can also charge your tablet or phone using the USB ports which is again a very useful function to have.





If you feel a family member or friend would love a radio this Christmas you can use my code MINIMEVQ15 for 15% off all VQ products on the website http://www.myvq.co.uk/!





For your chance to a Christie VQ radio, in a colour of your choice, you can enter via the Gleam entry form below.

The giveaway ends at 11.59pm GMT on 12th December 2015. 

Leaving a comment is mandatory but there are additional entry methods available also.


Good luck!







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141 comments :

  1. Lovely Review. Have been looking in to buy a Emma Bridgewater design VQ Radio myself. Very Helpful. Thank you

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  2. Gorgeous radio!! Top three at the moment are any of the new Adele songs, Sam Smith Writing on the wall and Ellie Goldings On My Mind - the girls just love it!

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  3. Adele, when we were young, Fools garden, lemon tree, James Bay, hold back the river.

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  4. My favourites are Chunky by Format B, Sorry by Justin Bieber and coming home by Sigma and Rita Ora

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  5. Wow this is lovely thank you , my favourite songs at the moment are,
    Adele . Sky fall

    Sam Smith writing on the wall

    Ed Sheeran. Wake me up

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  6. Crack The Shutters By Snow Patrol, Chasing Cars By Snow Patrol & Angels By Robbie Williams :)

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  7. Angels, The Greatest Day, You are not Alone.

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  8. sweater weather- the neighbourhood, boys and buses- hayden patteniere, , me and tennesse -gwyneth paltrow and tim mcgraw

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  9. adele someone like you, take that patience and elton john your song

    ashleigh

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  10. Mine are ship to wreck by Florence one by u2 and everlong by foo fighters

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  11. Last Christmas, Summer Days, Loco in Acapulco.

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  12. Hmm that's difficult. I would say at the moment it's probably Elastic Heart by Sia, Numbers by Daughter and Never Let Me Go by Florence + the Machine.

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  13. Bubblin by blue
    Wherever whenever shakira
    Shine bright like a daimond

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  14. never gonna give you up rick astley
    dancing queen abba
    faith george michael

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  15. My top songs vary from week to week - my top three this week are:
    1. The Raven by The Alan Parsons Project
    2. Tainted Love by Soft Cell
    3. Blank Space by Taylor Swift

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  16. Writing on the wall - Sam Smith
    Waiting all Night- Rudimental
    Merry Christmas Everyone - Slade to get me in the Christmas spirit.

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  17. OASIS shes electric
    Little Mix love me like you
    Mariah One Sweet Day

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  18. Wake me up - greenday
    Home - Michael buble
    Patience - guns and roses

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  19. Oooh this is gorgeous! Favourite tracks at the moment.... 'Queen of Peace'- Florence and The Machine, 'Rolling in the Deep'- Adele and...because I'm feeling festive I'm going to throw Bing Crosby's 'White Christmas' in there too.
    An odd mix but I love them all ;)

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  20. Happy - pharrel
    22 - Taylor swift
    These days - take that

    Love these songs!

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  21. Hello by Adele, Fairy Tale of New York by The Pogues, Take Me To Church by Hozier

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  22. Hello by Adele, Happy by Pharrel and Fairy Tale of New York by The Pogues

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  23. My top 3 songs would be:
    Dolly Parton - Bargain store
    Iron Maiden - Can I play with madness
    Bon Jovi - Dirty little secret

    <3

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  24. 1.Long & Winding Road - The Beatles 2. Power of Love - Frankie Goes To Hollywood 3.Creep - Radiohead

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  25. burning love/ way down if i can dream Elvis Presley

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  26. Elastic Heart - Sia; Nightswimming - REM; Birdhouse in your soul - They Might Be Giants

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  27. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
    Comfortably Numb -Pink Floyd
    Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

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  28. Five Long Years - Buddy Guy
    I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt
    Purple Rain - Prince

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  29. Parlotones - I'll be there
    Bon Jovi - Its my life
    Counting Crows - Mr Jones

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  30. Happy - Pharrel Williams
    The boy is mine - Brandy & Monica
    Earned It - The Weeknd

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  31. Angels By Robbie Williams Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd if i can dream Elvis Presley

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  32. Beatles - Dear Prudence; Led Zep - Kashmir; Soft Cell - Tainted Love

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  33. eye of the tiger, we will rock you and hotel california!

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  34. Of all time? Crikey that's hard to pin down. Guess I'd have to go for Peter Gabriel's "Salisbury Hill", "Learn to Fly" - Foo Fighters, and Slade "Merry Christmas Everybody"

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  35. People are strange - The Doors

    Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

    Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd -

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  36. 1. Hello - Adele
    2. Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
    3. New York - Alicia Keys

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  37. Fight song - Rachel Platten
    To where you are - Josh Groban
    Wasn't expecting that - Jamie Lawson

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  38. Queen - Don't stop me now
    Take That - The Flood
    Katy Perry - Firework

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  39. Burn by Ellie Goulding
    Happy by Pharrel Williams
    In the Ghetto Elvis Presley.

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  40. Thats a difficult one I like so many songs for all sorts of different reasons...but these are the ones where I turn the volume up
    Haddaway - What is love
    Deep purple - Smoke on the water
    Queen - I want to break free

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  41. fly me to the moon- julie london
    ply dead- bjork
    bring me to life- evanessence
    great prize xx

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  42. Unforgiven - Metallica
    Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
    Nothing Else Matters - Metallica

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  43. Downtown - Macklemore
    Bohemiam Rhapsody - Queen
    Don't Bring Me Down - ELO

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  44. Happy: Pharrell Williams
    Angel: Robbie
    Hello: Adele

    Mariel P

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  45. Currently,

    Mariah Carey - All i want for Christmas is you
    Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge over troubled water
    Ed Sheeran - Thinking out loud

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  46. New York by Alicia Keys, Candy by Robbie Williams and Hello by Adele

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  47. Hello by Adele
    Writings on the wall by Sam Smith
    Happy by Pharrell Williams

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  48. Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
    Do they know its Christmas - Band Aid
    7 Drunken nights - The Dubliners

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  49. Wham last Christmas all I want for Christmas meriah carey and silent night holey night song not sure if that's name or just part of song lol n cnt member who sang it thank you for the chance

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  50. dry county bon jovi winner takes it all abba fairytale of newyork pogues

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  52. Wonderful world' - Louis Armstrong.
    'Who wants to live forever' - Queen.
    'Home' - Michael buble

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  53. Shades of Grey - The Monkees
    Father and Son - Cat Stevens
    Child in Time - Deep Purple

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  54. happy, don't look back in anger, satisfaction - leanne w

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  55. Jason Mraz - I'm yours
    Kings of Leon - Sex on fire
    Sam Feldt - Show me love (edx remix)

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  56. Muse - Uprising
    Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet
    Thin Lizzy - Whisky In The Jar :)

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  57. Last Christmas by Wham, Imagine by John Lennon, Do they know its Christmas - Band Aid

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  58. Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy - Big & Rich
    Thunderstruck - AC/DC
    What a Difference a Day Makes - Dinah Washington

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  59. 1. Wonderwall - The Mike Flowers Pops
    2. Something Got Me Started - Simply Red [Perfecto Mix]
    3. Lessons in Love - Level 42

    ~ Anthony G

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  60. Wake me up - greenday
    Home - Michael buble
    Patience - guns and roses

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  61. Unchained melody by righteous brothers, power of love by frankie goes to Hollywood, Mr brightside by killers

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  62. at the moment:
    Jess Glynne - take me home
    Ed sheeran - thinking out loud
    its time - imagine dragons

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  63. Let it be, Beatles. Titanium, Sia. Brown Eyed Girl, Van Halen.

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  64. Sia- Titanium, Taylor Swift- Shake It Off and Beatle- Here Comes the Sun

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  65. Want You Back - Jackson 5
    Run - Snow Patrol
    I Can't Help Myself - Four Tops

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  66. Queen - Don't stop me now
    Taylor Swift - Shake it off
    Snow patrol - chasing cars

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  67. Wherever You Will Go - Charlene Soraia
    There you'll be - Faith Hill
    If I Were a Boy - Beyonce

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  68. Shake it off, uptown funk and hello

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  69. Charmian Filewood2 December 2015 at 22:42

    In no order, Black Betty by Ram Jam, Sad but True by Metallica and These arms of mine by Otis Redding

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  70. Shut up and dance, Hello and Fight song

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  71. The Weekend and Eminem - The Hills
    Adele - Hello
    Justin Bieber ft Ed Sheeran - Love Yourself

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  72. Deelite - Groove is in the Heart
    Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
    Time of my Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

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  73. hello - adele
    happy pharrell williams
    thriller - michael jackson

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  74. Blurred Lines, can't get you out of my head, tainted love

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  75. Blurred Lines, can't get you out of my head, tainted love

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  76. top three- wham - last Christmas; john grant - pale green ghosts; mamas and the papas - dream a little dream
    @KathVBtn

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  77. Ben Folds - philosophy, Goo Goo dolls - big machine and maybe Lifehouse - hanging by a moment
    Not sure if they are my faves but in my top 20 lol

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  78. Crazy In Love - Beyonce, Whitney - I wanna dance with somebody and Michael Jackson Billie Jean

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  79. This is rather smart. I'm into trad jazz right now, but haven't any particular faves

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  80. happy - pharrell williams
    soongbird- fleetwood mac
    man of the world - fleetwood mac

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  81. Born to run - Bruce Springsteen, White Christmas - Bing Crosby, One World - John Martyn

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  82. The Pretty Things - Old Man going; Belinda Carlisle - Live Your Life Be Free; Adele - Hello

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  83. Claire Elizabeth Noke4 December 2015 at 23:54

    I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU - WHITNEY HOUSTON
    YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME - BON JOVI
    I DONT WANNA MISS A THING - AEROSMITH

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  84. Faithless - I can´t get no sleep/insomnia
    Zombie Nation - Kernkraft 400
    Boogie Pimps - 'Somebody To Love'

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  85. Great competition. Thank you. (I see other people seem to be answering with song titles, but I couldn't see the question, I just saw to leave a comment. Unless I am missing it.

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  86. Jennifer Rush - The power of love
    Spice Girls - Mama
    Duffy - Mercy

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  87. Tame Impala - Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (also love the Arctic Monkeys version)

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  88. Weather with you - crowded house
    Neko Case - I wish I was the moon
    Imogen Heaps - glittering stars

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  89. Onerepubic- when the love runs out.
    Whitney Huston- Saving all my love.
    Jonny Cash- ring of fire.

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  90. At the moment, my favourite three are Adele:Chasing Pavements, Amy Winehouse: Valerie & George Ezra: Budapest

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  91. the whole of the moon, DISCO and knock on wood

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  92. Angels - Robbie Williams, Someone Like You - Adele and Frozen's Let it Go x

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  93. Taylor swift blank space, Bruno Mars marry you and girls aloud love machine

    Kay Panayi

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  94. 'Run' by Snow Patrol, 'One' by U2 and 'Runaway Train' by Souls Asylum

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  95. Feel by Robbie Williams, Hallelujah by Rufus Wainwright and Fairy Tale of New York by The Pogues 😊

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  96. Ohhhh hard! right at this moment 1. Fairytale of new York, 2.pink Floyd wish you were here and 3. The Eagles hotel California

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  97. Walking on a Dream by Empire of the Sun
    King of Rome by Pet Shop Boys
    One More Chance by Madonna

    :)

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  98. Summer - Calvin Harris, Lay it all on me - Rudimental Sax - Fleur East

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  99. Hard to say - at the moment I'm listening to
    Hey Brother - Avicii
    Drink in my hand - Eric Church
    Damien Rice The Blowers Daughter

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  100. someone like you the power of love and thriller

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  101. Angels Robbie Williams, You Raise me Up Westlife & Bohemian Rhapsody Queen.

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  102. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
    Songbird - Eva Cassidy
    Candle in the Wind - Elton JOhn

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  103. COLBIE CAILLAT bubbly
    Alice cooper poison
    Alanis Morissette Hand In My Pocket

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  104. The Killers - Reasons Unknown, Foo Fighters - Everlong, Nirvana - Come as you are

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  105. Fairytale of New York for that Xmas vibe, uptown funk for a party vibe and watermark by enya for chill out :)

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  106. I believe Stevie Wonder, Over the Rainbow Judy Garland and Lets get it on, performed by jack black

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  107. Bon Jovi - Living on a prayer
    Bruno mars - When I was your man
    Robbie Williams - Hot Fudge

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  108. i love to boogie, merry christmas everybody, In The Ghetto

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  109. Human League - Open Your Heart
    Roxy Music - The In Crowd
    Christina Aguilara - Beautiful

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  110. God bless the USA
    The Dance
    Don't shoot me Santa Claus

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  111. Too Much Love Will Kill You - Queen
    Daddy Sang Bass - Johnny Cash & June Carter
    Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush

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  112. LOVE MY CHRIS DE BURGH ,,LADY IN RED....BARBARA M

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  113. I don't think I could pick my all-time favourites, but my favs from the last few years are We Are Young, Happy and Uptown Funk.

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  114. Ghost Town - The Specials
    Three Minute Hero - The Selecter
    I'm In Trouble - Ruder Than U

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  115. Pass Out - Tinie Tempah

    @oneisjamie

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  116. Sorry I forgot to add another two before psuign the button;

    Pass Out - Tinie Tempah
    The hills - The Weeknd
    And Hello - Adele

    @oneisjamie

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  117. Top 3 atm

    See You Again
    Meet Me Halfway
    Marvin Gaye

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  118. The Soft Parade, Hold my hand, Don't let me down. Such a pretty little radio!

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  119. Basket case by Green Day
    Shake it off Taylor Swift
    Kids in the dark by all time low

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  120. hello-adele, Bon Jovi - Living on a prayer
    Bruno mars - When I was your man

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  121. We love to boogie - T Rex, Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers, Do Wha Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann. Always have to sing along with those!

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambelr

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  122. a-ha - Take On Me
    Soft Cell - Tainted Love
    Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody

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  123. This Charming Man - The Smiths, Never Give Up - New Found Glory, Jackson - Jonny Cash :)

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  124. Susanne by Leonard Cohen, Perfect Day by Lou Reed and As I Sat Sadly By Her Side by Nick Cave

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  125. Hotel California, perfect day, mr Brightside

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  126. Foo fighters - Home, Incubus - Promises, Promises, Queen - Killer Queen

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  127. Poison, before he cheats and because it's Christmas fairytale of New York

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  128. I like loads of songs,
    Mr blue sky
    bohemian rhapsody
    let it snow

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  129. Perfect Day, Call Me, Waterloo Sunset

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  130. Rumours - fleetwood Mac
    Behind bars - Elliot smith
    Say yes - Elliot smith

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  131. Hello - Adele
    Kiss Me - Olly Murs
    Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl

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  132. Climax - Usher
    Ouija Board, Ouija Board - Morrissey
    Cosmic Girl - Jamiroquai

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  133. Incubus - Stellar, Guns n roses - paradise city, aerosmith - pink

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  134. Elvis Presley - Hopelessly Devoted to You, The Bluebells - Young At Heart, Jackie Wilson - Rite Petite

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  135. Robbie Williams - Let me Entertain You, Heart - Alone, Stiltskin - Inside

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  136. At the moment: Sax, uptown Funk and Sugar

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  137. Angels, son of a preacher man, white wedding

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  138. Hello Adele,fairy tale of new york and happy

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  139. the who - baba o'riley
    tom petty - free fallin
    guns n roses - November rain

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