31 Songs

Nick Hornby reads from his collection of essays about the songs which hold a special meaning for him.

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01Bruce Springsteen *2003030320050808 (BBC7)
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The first programme features the song he has heard more times than any other.

Nick Hornby reads from his book detailing his favourite songs.

Author and music lover Nick Hornby reads from his own book about his favourite tracks - including the song he's played the most.

Nick Hornby reads from his own book and reveals the song he's played the most.

The music-loving author reads from his own book about his favourite tracks.

02Rod Stewart * *2003030420050809 (BBC7)
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Today's programme acknowledges a debt to Rod Stewart.

Nick Hornby puts more songs in the spotlight as he reads two more essays from his book about the music he loves.

Nick Hornby reads two more essays from his book about the music he loves.

Nick Hornby reveals his favourite tracks - including the debt he owes to Rod Stewart - and stories in songs.

Nick Hornby reveals the debt he owes to Rod Stewart - and stories in songs.

03Bob Dylan * *2003030520050810 (BBC7)
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Today Nick Hornby turns his attention to Bob Dylan.

Thoughts on the art of the pop song, as Nick Hornby turns his attention to Bob Dylan.

Nick Hornby shares his thoughts on the art of the pop song - with his views on the works of Bob Dylan.

Nick Hornby shares his thoughts on the art of the pop song - and the works of Bob Dylan.

04Ben Folds And Badly Drawn Boy * * *2003030620050811 (BBC7)
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Nick Hornby reads from his book about the songs he holds close to his heart.

Today's programme reveals a poignant musical connection with his novel About a Boy.

Author and music lover Nick Hornby reveals more of his favourite tracks - and laments the underappreciated art of the songwriter.

Author and music lover Nick Hornby laments the underappreciated art of the songwriter.

05 LASTIan Dury And Patti Smith * * *2003030720050812 (BBC7)
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The author Nick Hornby on two more musicians who make him tick, Ian Dury and Patti Smith.

Author and music lover Nick Hornby concludes his list of favourite tracks - including the work of Ian Dury and Patti Smith.

Nick Hornby concludes his favourite tracks' list, which includes Ian Dury and Patti Smith.