Playing tracks by
Vangelis, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, Fountains Of Wayne, Bruce Springsteen and more.
It’s the Olympics and we’ve all gone sports mad – but did you know that there have been some great songs written about events in sports history. Narrative songs that take you back to the time and place of that moment of sporting history. So this week we are playing the greatest sports songs of all time. Not songs used in sports coverage but tunes that tell their own story. You don’t need to be a sports fan to enjoy the show – let Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Roy Harper, Billy Bragg, John Fogerty, Ry Cooder, Morrissey and a whole squad of other great musicians entertain you for two hours. Crack open that beer and settle down for some fantastic sporting musical moments. Originally broadcast as Hour 1 of The Whole Nine Yards Thursday 2nd August 2012 7-8pm.