Seeing as I was back in Ireland last week and spent most of the week preparing for next week’s show, (it’s a biggie) I decided that this week’s episode of The London Ear would feature some of the great music around right now.
So hear ye go, here’s show 162 of The London Ear, oh yeah.. my guest on next week’s episode of The London Ear is Irish Ambassador to Great Britain, Dan Mulhall. Mr Mulhall is off to Washington in a few weeks to take up the post of Ambassador to the United States. I’m thrilled that he took the time out to chat.
The London Ear on RTÉ 2XM // Show 162 August 5 2017
1. Picturehouse: Sunburst
2. Paddy Casey: Turn this Ship Around
3. The Charlatans: Different Days
4. Ape Rising: The Model Prime
5. Cat Lundy: Triggerman
6. Lana Del Ray Feat: The Weeknd: Lust For Life
7. !!!: The One 2
8. Arcade Fire: Everything Now
9. Panda Cult: Blue Angel
10. Fejka: Twilight
11. Franco Fire: Green
12. Superfood: Unstoppable
13. Luiz Bruno: Yeah
14. Lisa Mafia: Wah Gwarn
You can keep up to date with all the music I play on The London Ear in one handy Spotify playlist. Every track I’ve played in 2017 and that is available on Spotify is in there. You can find it right here.
Here it is, DJ Earworm’s mash up of the top 25 hit in the U.S. in 2016, United State of Pop 2016, In Pieces.
Seeing as Pop Danthology decided a while back not to do an end of year mash-up, the road was left wide open for DJ Earworm to swoop in and grab the 2016 mashup King Crown.
Artist and Song List
The Mash up features:
Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
Calvin Harris and Rihanna – This Is What You Came For
D.R.A.M. and Lil Yachty – Broccoli
Desiigner – Panda
DJ Snake and Justin Bieber – Let Me Love You
DNCE – Cake By The Ocean
Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla – One Dance
Fifth Harmony and Ty Dolla $ign – Work From Home
Flo Rida – My House
Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop The Feeling!
Lukas Graham – 7 Years
Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ – Cold Water
Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza
Rae Sremmurd – Black Beatles
Rihanna – Needed Me
Rihanna and Drake – Work
Sia – Cheap Thrills
The Chainsmokers and Daya – Don’t Let Me Down
The Chainsmokers and Halsey – Closer
The Weeknd and Daft Punk – Starboy
Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out
Twenty One Pilots – Heathens
Twenty One Pilots – Ride
Zayn – Pillowtalk
There are a few tunes that I think could have had a little more prominence but I have listened to this a few times now and it’s starting to grow on me. Damn you Earworm! So what do you think, vintage or bargain bin?
Thanks for listening, The London Ear broadcast on DAB radio, UPC Channel 944, Saorview and outside Ireland you can listen online.You can listen to the show again on the RTE player. We have a change in the RTE 2XM schedule so I’ll do a separate blog post to tell you about that. You can also listen to the show on mixcloud or in the widget below.
When you’re living away from home, you can miss out out some musicians that really you shouldn’t. For me, Ciaran Lavery was one and a while back a friend told me he was playing a gig in London. I was a bit gutted that I couldn’t go that night but since Ciaran released Sea Legs with Ryan Vail in April, things seem to be heading fast in a upward motion. So I thought I better grab him for The London Ear while I could.
Thanks for listening, The London Ear is broadcast every Wednesday and repeated every Sunday night at 9pm. It’s broadcast on DAB radio, UPC Channel 944, Saorview and outside Ireland you can listen online.You can listen to the show again on the RTE player. You can also listen to the show on mixcloud or in the widget below.
Two years ago I spoke to Pete Lawrie, he had signed to Universal and had just released his debut album. At that time, he spoke of wanting to try making new, different music and he wasn’t even sure what name it would be released under.