Mika - The Art Of Song

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20160101

Mika plays a selection of the greatest songs of all time from some of the most iconic artists. He plays some of his favourite tracks and looks at their back stories. He'll also reveal his own relationships with these artists and their music. Mika also performs covers of tracks from Billy Joel, Elton John and more, live at Radio 2's Elton John piano.

20160101

Mika plays a selection of the greatest songs of all time from some of the most iconic artists. He plays some of his favourite tracks and looks at their back stories. He'll also reveal his own relationships with these artists and their music. Mika also performs covers of tracks from Billy Joel, Elton John and more, live at Radio 2's Elton John piano.

20160328

Mika, the multi-million selling and Brit Award winning singer-songwriter plays some of the greatest songs of all time. He has tracks from Stevie Wonder, Carly Simon, David Bowie and Diana Ross. Mika will look at what makes these songs so special, whether it's the writer, producer or perfomer. He'll also share why they're his favourite songs and what they mean to him. Plus Mika also sits down at Radio 2's Elton John piano to perform special live tracks from Dusty Springfield and Paul Simon.

20160328

Mika, the multi-million selling and Brit Award winning singer-songwriter plays some of the greatest songs of all time. He has tracks from Stevie Wonder, Carly Simon, David Bowie and Diana Ross. Mika will look at what makes these songs so special, whether it's the writer, producer or perfomer. He'll also share why they're his favourite songs and what they mean to him. Plus Mika also sits down at Radio 2's Elton John piano to perform special live tracks from Dusty Springfield and Paul Simon.

Boxing Day20171226

Mika plays some of his favourite tracks from the most iconic songwriters of all time.

Mika plays a selection of the greatest songs of all time and performs live

Mika, the BRIT Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist plays some of his favourite tracks from the most iconic songwriters of all time and shares his own stories on why they mean so much to him. Plus he chats to X Factor judge Louis Walsh who talks about how he likes to spend his time over the festive season with his family. Louis also shares stories of the kind of music he likes listening to in the car and tells Mika about the song that he just loves to hear over and over again. Danny O'Donoghue from The Script tells Mika about the song that he thinks is quite simply perfect. There's also the chance to hear live performances recorded by Katie Melua and Gary Barlow from the Radio 2 Piano Room in 2017.

Mika plays some of his favourite tracks from the most iconic songwriters of all time.

Mika, the BRIT Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artist plays some of his favourite tracks from the most iconic songwriters of all time and shares his own stories on why they mean so much to him. Plus he chats to X Factor judge Louis Walsh who talks about how he likes to spend his time over the festive season with his family. Louis also shares stories of the kind of music he likes listening to in the car and tells Mika about the song that he just loves to hear over and over again. Danny O'Donoghue from The Script tells Mika about the song that he thinks is quite simply perfect. There's also the chance to hear live performances recorded by Katie Melua and Gary Barlow from the Radio 2 Piano Room in 2017.

Carole King20170328

Mika celebrates the iconic singer-songwriter Carole King and performs a cover of one of her iconic tracks - 'You've Got A Friend' live on the Elton John piano. He plays songs from across her career; including those she wrote with Gerry Goffin for other artists including Aretha Franklin and songs she kept for herself, such as the iconic 'Tapestry' album. Carole King's career is so varied that today she has her own musical telling the stories of her early life and career. Mika explores the stories behind some of Carole's most famous tracks, looking at where and when they were written, how they were created and what makes them timeless. Mika is a Brit Award-winning and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter who's sold millions of records around the world and he shares his own experiences of making music to reveal more about the writing process.

Harry Nilsson20170411

Mika celebrates the singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson and performs a cover of his track 'Without Her' live at the Elton John piano. Mika plays some of the most famous tracks written by Harry and also the iconic songs which made him world famous but were in fact not his own compositions, including 'Without You' and 'Everybody's Talkin'. Nilsson was one of the most interesting and influential songwriters with The Beatles citing him as one of their favourite artists. He won Grammy Awards and had his songs performed by Three Dog Night, The Monkees and Fifth Dimension. Mika is a Brit Award winning and Grammy nominated singer-songwriter who's sold millions of records around the world and he uses his own experiences of making music to reveal more about the writing process. He also shares his passion and enthusiasm for the songs of Joni Mitchell, why they mean so much to him and how they always remained honest.

Joni Mitchell20170404

Mika celebrates the iconic singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell and performs a cover of her track 'Both Sides Now' live at the Elton John piano. He plays songs from across her varied and illustrious career showcasing her phenomenal songwriting talents. Mika explores the stories behind some of Joni's most famous tracks and also some of her less well known songs, looking at where and when they were written, how they were created and what makes them timeless. Mika is a Brit Award winning and Grammy nominated singer-songwriter who's sold millions of records around the world and he uses his own experiences of making music to reveal more about the writing process. He also shares his passion and enthusiasm for the songs of Joni Mitchell, why they mean so much to him and how they always remained honest.

Joni Mitchell20170404

Mika celebrates the iconic singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell and performs a cover of her track 'Both Sides Now' live at the Elton John piano. He plays songs from across her varied and illustrious career showcasing her phenomenal songwriting talents. Mika explores the stories behind some of Joni's most famous tracks and also some of her less well known songs, looking at where and when they were written, how they were created and what makes them timeless. Mika is a Brit Award winning and Grammy nominated singer-songwriter who's sold millions of records around the world and he uses his own experiences of making music to reveal more about the writing process. He also shares his passion and enthusiasm for the songs of Joni Mitchell, why they mean so much to him and how they always remained honest.

New Year's Day20180101

Mika plays some of his favourite tracks from the most iconic songwriters of all time.

Mika, the BRIT Award winning and multi-platinum selling artist plays some of his favourite tracks from the most iconic songwriters of all time and shares his own stories of his relationship with well-loved songs. Plus he chats to singer-songwriter and actress Carla Bruni about how she spends her New Year's Day and the music she loves to listen to. Carla even shares stories of the music she would listen to at the Elysee Palace when she was First Lady of the French Republic. Jack and Luke from Clean Bandit also tell Mika about the song that they couldn't stop listening to when they were growing up and what makes it so special. There's also the chance to hear a classic live performance from Mika in the Radio 2 Piano Room and a very special performance of Wages Day from Ricky Ross taken from the Radio 2 archive.

The Art Of Song20161108

Mika, the multi-million selling and Brit Award winning singer-songwriter plays some of the greatest songs of all time. He has tracks from The Rolling Stones, Sonny and Cher, Mike Posner and Petula Clark. Mika will look at what makes these songs so special, whether it's the writer, producer or performer. He'll also share why they're his favourite songs and what they mean to him. Plus Mika also sits down at Radio 2's Elton John piano to perform special live tracks from the man himself, Sir Elton John and the iconic Joni Mitchell.

The Art Of Song20161108

Mika, the multi-million selling and Brit Award winning singer-songwriter plays some of the greatest songs of all time. He has tracks from The Rolling Stones, Sonny and Cher, Mike Posner and Petula Clark. Mika will look at what makes these songs so special, whether it's the writer, producer or performer. He'll also share why they're his favourite songs and what they mean to him. Plus Mika also sits down at Radio 2's Elton John piano to perform special live tracks from the man himself, Sir Elton John and the iconic Joni Mitchell.

The Art Of Song20161115

Mika, the multi-million selling and Brit Award winning singer-songwriter plays some of the greatest songs of all time. He has tracks from Mamas and The Papas, Whitney Houston, Rod Stewart and Buffalo Springfield. Mika will look at what makes these songs so special, whether it's the writer, producer or performer. He'll also share why they're his favourite songs and what they mean to him. Plus Mika also sits down at Radio 2's Elton John piano to perform a special live track from Paul Simon and he replays one of his previous sessions where he performed a Billy Joel classic.

The Art Of Song20161115

Mika, the multi-million selling and Brit Award winning singer-songwriter plays some of the greatest songs of all time. He has tracks from Mamas and The Papas, Whitney Houston, Rod Stewart and Buffalo Springfield. Mika will look at what makes these songs so special, whether it's the writer, producer or performer. He'll also share why they're his favourite songs and what they mean to him. Plus Mika also sits down at Radio 2's Elton John piano to perform a special live track from Paul Simon and he replays one of his previous sessions where he performed a Billy Joel classic.