VQ Blighty DAB+ & FM Pocket Radio - Review and Giveaway

I enjoy listening to music, like most people do. It doesn't matter if I am travelling on a train or relaxing at home or even cooking a meal in the kitchen, music makes everything enjoyable. My favourite songs are stored on my phone and I usually listed to them on a loop while travelling. But then I wanted something that not only allowed me to listen to new songs but also kept me updated with news while on the move. And I happened to come across VQ's website. They have an amazing range of DAB+ radios and Bluetooth speakers - all crafted to match individual styles and needs.

I was offered the opportunity to review one of their products and I chose the VQ Blighty DAB+ & FM pocket radio. It was exactly what I was looking for.

VQ Blighty DABand FM Pocket Radio



The VQ Blighty DAB+ & FM pocket radio is the perfect portable partner to keep listening to your favourite digital or analogue radio stations wherever you go. Blighty is sleek, stylish and comes with headphones, USB charge cable and a Lithium-ion rechargeable battery. It is available in a range of colours and while all were lovely, I picked the silver one. With a high quality anodised aluminium finish, the DAB radio looks lovely.

Blighty is very easy to set up. You need to ensure that you plug in the earphones to use the radio. They are the antenna of the radio and without them there will be no DAB/FM signal. Once you have plugged in the earphones, turn the switch at the top of the unit to 'ON'. Then you press the DAB/FM button repeatedly until it goes into the DAB mode. FM 87.5MHz is the default. The operation is simple and everything is well explained in the user manual. You can manually scan stations or use the autoscan option. Blighty also allows you to store your favourite stations and you can view information about the station using the INFO/MENU button. I used the autoscan options to get started.

VQ Blighty DAB and FM Pocket Radio

VQ Blighty DAB and FM Pocket Radio

VQ Blighty DAB and FM Pocket Radio


Blighty is so much fun to use, particularly when travelling. It is lightweight, compact and I have been able to carry it on all my travels. It is priced at £49.99, which I feel is a very good price considering the quality of the product. Blighty would make a lovely, little gift for any music lover. If you are still looking to purchase Christmas presents, I would recommend Blighty as a wonderful and useful gift idea. You can purchase it from www.myvq.co.uk

And now some good news for my readers. MyVQ are kindly giving away one of these Blighty DAB/FM radios to one lucky reader of this blog. Enter using the widget below. All the best!


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170 comments

  1. This looks a great little gadget! Thank you for the review and giveaway!

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  2. I love pop songs and Madonna's Jump

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  3. I love anything by Robbie Williams so I guess that's pop music :) x

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  4. My favourite song is its a long way to the top if you want to rock n roll

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  5. I love pop musical especially anything from the band take that!

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  6. I like 60s pop, and anything by the Beatles :)

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  7. I have very eclectic tastes, my current favourite is Bring Back Leroy Brown - Queen.

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  8. I have a wide music range, I love Indie, one of my fav songs is Creep - Radiohead

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  9. I like indie/rock music. My favourite song is Tunnels by Arcade Fire.x

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  10. I love 60's music - my era. Favourite song is Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers

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  11. I love indie music my favourite song would be elliot smith - behind the bars

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  12. i like most stuff but love fleetwood mac x

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  13. Dance. The Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself.

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  14. I like pop music the best. My favourite song has got to be Daniel Bedingfield's 'If you're not the one'. Love it!

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  15. I like classical music, and I prefer orchestral music to songs. My favourite piece is Beethoven's Violin Concerto

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  16. I like most kinds of music. At the moment it's Christmas songs everywhere and they can't help but lift your spirits. Rick Astles newest song is really good - can't remember what it's called but I heard it on tv a couple of nights ago.

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  17. My favourite music depends on my mood, 70s cheesy pop, soft rock,classical but Supermassive Black Hole by Muse remains a favourite

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  18. I love 80s pop music and I love Come on Eileen by
    Dexys Midnight Runners.

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  19. I listen to lots of different types of music but my favourite song is Don't Speak by No Doubt.

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  20. I really enjoy soft Rock music particularly Fleetwood Mac

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  21. I love Coldplay - Hymn for the weekend which I'd say is pop?

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  22. I love Soul music. My favourite song is when a man loves a woman by Michael Bolton.

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  23. rock/ punk - i love Evanescence, call me when your sober

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  24. I enjoy indie and rock music i couldnt possibly pick a fave song

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  25. tricky one rock pop! favourite song .... no surrender Bruce Springsteen

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  26. I love pop and my favourite song is "Photograph by Ed Sheeran"

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  27. I enjoy easy listening and my favourite song is Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison

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  28. Indie, love Stereophonics, Ash, Embrace. Also like the 60s - The Who, The Kinks, The Beatles. Favourite song is probably House of the Rising Sun.

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  29. Rock / Alt Rock such as Young Guns

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  30. Indie is my fav with Muse's Starlight my top song : )

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  31. Indie rock mainly but my all time favourite song is 'Down in the tubestation at midnight' by Te Jam

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  32. I absolutely love rock music and a little bit of everything. I love 'Cancer' by My Chemical Romance, so powerful and true.

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  33. I like lots of genres from classic rock to club stuff... but as I started getting into music in the 70's/80's my 12" record collection - yes records :) mainly consists of dance/soul/funk/disco stuff from that period. Favourite artists: Lionel Richie & the recently departed George Michael - RIP George!

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  34. Soft rock and music of the 1980's. Also like a bit of Barry Manilow for nostalgia, been a fan for 30 odd years.

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  35. I like West Coast music circa late 6os.Who Do You Love? by Quicksliver Messenger Service is the best.

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  36. I love pop and the cheesy stuff I can't help it makes me smile xx

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  37. Pop music and my favourite song is wake me up before you go go by Wham

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  38. Love most 60s/70s/80s music - favourite song depends on my mood at the time - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship is one of mine :)

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  39. Rock. Lots and lots of Rock. Status Quo at the moment with the unfortunate passing of Rick Parfitt

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  40. Love current pop Adele is my favourite artist all her records are amazing 21 is amazing

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  41. My favourite song is probably dangerously in love by Beyonce at the moment!

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  42. I have a real eclectic taste in music from heavy metal to classical ... musicals to dance .. and everything in between !!

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  43. I love Pub Rock, especially Dire Straits; my favourite song is 'Six Blade Knife' from their album 'Dire Straits'

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  44. I like many types of music, but mostly classical and dnb. However, if I had to name a favourite song it would be Paranoid Android by Radiohead - it sends shivers down my spine every time I hear it.

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  45. i love anything pop and i love ed sheerans songs x

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  46. I love songs from musicals! Currently have the new album from Alfie Boe and Michael Ball in my car! My favourite song of the moment is Tell me it's not true from Blood Brothers !!!

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  47. I love 80s pop music but now I'm loving Sam smith I love Tracey chapman singing sorry

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  48. I tend to really like classical and instrumental, something calming. I'm not sure I've ever had a favourite song though, so many I like! :)

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  49. Thank you to all who have left a message so far. Loved reading all your comments.

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  50. I like any music as long as it's good - sometimes Rock, others pop, others country... :)

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  51. I like 60/70s music, I love niel sedaka

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  52. It's more a question of what type of music I don't enjoy! I love classical, folk, instrumental, pop, rock and heavy metal. I guess if I had to pick a favourite it would be songs from the musicals and my particular favourite at the moment is the song "What can you say?" from the musical "Love Story" by Howard Goodall.

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  53. i tend to enjoy pop music more than anything else, but my favourite song is Kickstarts by Example

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  54. Easy listening, things like John Denver Take me home country roads

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  55. Never seen one, but would definitely like one

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  56. I like 70's pop music, favourite song is Silver Lady by David Soul

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  57. I love pop, R&B and dance. I have so many favourite songs at the moment but I do like the new Louis Tomlinson song.

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  58. i love 80s songs, My fave is Thriller, Beat it

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  59. I love pop and dance music and also motown

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  60. Eighties pop - so this would be great for tuning into Absolute 80's, my favourite station.

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  61. I love R&B and my favourite song is Montell Jordan - This Is How We do it!

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  62. I have an eclectic taste in music, far too difficult to pick a favorite! Love the review & giveaway, thank you for doing it.

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  63. Dance music, i love u2 with or without you

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  64. Indie Rock Music for me and my favourite song is Mr Brightside by The Killers.

    Lynsey Buchanan

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  65. Probably Indie/Rock are my most favourite genres but I'll listen to most anything. Love Abba tho - so my favourite would be one of theirs..maybe 'The Winner Takes it All' ;) x

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  66. I have to say I love anything 80s but love my new prince cd

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  67. I don't really have a favourite I love too much. But I do love classic rock, 80's and a bit of pop. My favourite song is cotton eyed joe.

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  68. I like rock music and my favourite song is My Chemical Romance I'm Not Ok (I Promise)

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  69. thats difficult because I love so many styles/eras of music I cant really choose, my favourite song at the moment is Rockin' around the Christmas tree ... guess I'm still in the Christmas mood :)

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  70. I love classic rock, POP and dance and I love Maroon 5 - Maps.

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  71. I love anything from the 1980's. My favourite song is 'Hungry Like A Wolf' by Duran Duran

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  72. I like power ballads, pop, soft rock, dance

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  73. I love Leonard Cohen and I am so sad that he has left us. "In My Secret Life" is one of my favourites.

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  74. House music for me. Favourite tune is Right On (Disco Edit) by Silicone Soul

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  75. I love listening to music on the Absolute 80s radio station. Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi is a song that holds special memories for me.

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  76. From Dixieland to the Big Bands.Some terrific music one can call up on the internet. Also the crooners, where would we be without Frank Sinatra and Fly Me to the Moon.

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  77. My favourite type of music is pop and anything from Queen

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  78. I like soft rock. Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi is my favourite.

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  79. I love most types of music but currently I'm bingeing on Green Day and my favourite track is Bang Bang from their new Revolution Radio album :o)

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  80. I like pop, folk and classical music depending on my mood. Favourite song? Bohemian Rhapsody :)

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  81. I love pop music, no particular one as I love listening to lots of differnet music

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  82. I love most genres of music. Kings of Leon and Foo Fighters are my two favourite bands.

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  83. I like all sorts of music. But grew up with 80s music. Cant beat a bit of Depeche Mode.

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  84. I love pop music especially from the 80's

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  85. I love all types of music but prefer 80s music at the minute x

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  86. A big thank you to all the entrants. 2 days to go and the winner will be announced on the blog.

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  87. I love rootsy blues music, my fave song is Zebra by John Butler Trio!

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  88. the eighties .... Girls just wanna have fun x

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  89. 60s 70s Rock and favourite song has to be Bohemian Rhapsody

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  90. 90's pop favourite song let loose crazy for you

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  91. I love progressive rock. My fav band are Reuben and my fav song is 'Nobody Loves You.' It was the first dance song at my wedding. :)

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  92. 80's rock love guns n roses november rain

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  93. I like most music to be honest it really depends on my mood - driving I like something like pop, workout rnb or rap, cleaning some rock or punk and just chilling a bit of classical or enya :)

    Ellie Spider

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  94. I like rock and folk, my favourite song is Suzanne by Leonard Cohen.

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  95. I love general pop / chart music , having 4 kids I don't get much choice .x

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  96. Like all sorts of music at mo listening to Ed Sheeran

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  97. I like rNb and my favourite song is work by rhianna

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  98. i like all music especially ballads and rock

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  99. Really like disclosure but my favourite song at the moment is on hold by xx

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  100. I like lots of different music but mainly 80s pop my fav is young guns by wham

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  101. I like indie music and my favourite song is Disco Down by Shed Seven

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  102. I love most music, dont have a favourite as it all depends on my mood.....

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  103. I love most music but my favourite is 80s music like Tears for Fears.

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  104. I love most music but my favourite track is Richard Thompson's '1952 Vincent Black Lightning'

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  105. I've a wide taste in music, mainly 70s rock, Metal and blues. My fav song is Bird On A Wire by Leonard Cohen

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  106. I enjoy pop and I love Uptown Funk!

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  107. Would be great to Win a Blighty DAB/FM radio to kick start my New Year!

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  108. Love music, listen to it all the time

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  109. I like all sorts of music. My favourite is 'I will survive' by Gloria gaynor

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  110. I love reggie and one Love is probably my favourite song but just about anything by Bob Marley i love

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  111. Love rock music! Queen bohemian rhapsody is my favourite!

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  112. I love anything from the 80s
    Dexys Midnight Runners- Come on Eileen is my favourite 😆

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  113. rock, fear of the dark by iron maiden

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  114. Folk/Rock. My favourite is Holy by Chris Pureka.

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  115. I don't have a fave song but I love 50's & 60's rock 'n' roll!

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  116. I love pop and my fave song is Summer Breeze by The Iseley Brothers

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  117. I like Snow Patrol Chasing Cars, its my most favourite song ever and it reminds me when I first started dating my now husband x

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  118. Alternative rock, my most favourite song of all time is RHCP's scar tissue

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  119. Local radio (Nation) but also Classic FM for a little bit of a chill :)

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  120. Local Radio/ Classical @underabanner is my fave at the moment

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  121. I love R&B and Bruno Mars is my fave artist!

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  122. I like all different types of music but prefer things with a rhythm you can dance to. Love that unexpected moment when one of your favourite songs comes on the radio - guaranteed to put a smile on your face ☺

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  123. I love pop music , flur east is amazing

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  124. I love all typed of music, by the most enjoyable is pop music.

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  125. I love all types of music.
    Red hot chilli peppers - scar tissue is my feel good tune though.

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  126. i like rock music... one of my favourites is whiskey in the jar

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  127. I like to listen to Northern soul and my favourite song is - Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) By Frank Wilson :)

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  128. All music :p - Smooth Operator by Sade :-)

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  129. I love 90's slow jams and uk garage .. I dont have a fab song but if I had to pick one off top of head it would be Coldplay-green eyes or yellow , or clocks haha see!! I can't just pick one it's soooo hard !

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  130. The charts are my favourite songs to listen to, so pop music really! My favourite song has to be September Song - JP Cooper

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  131. indie love the killers mr brightside

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  132. I love pop music, my favourite song is Rule the World by Take That

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  133. Rock - Highway to Hell by AC/DC

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  134. I love indie rock and pop. My favourite all time song is Robyn S show me love

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  135. I love all kinds of music from 60's to rock. My favourite song is pearl Jam last kiss x

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  136. I love the 60s and my favourite is Helen shapiro walking back to happiness x

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  137. Rock or Pop, Queen is my favourite, probably 'Too much love will kill you'

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  138. Rock and anything by Aerosmiths

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  139. Freddie mercury! Living on my own 😊

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  140. I love pop music and my favourite song in A Million Love Songs by Take That

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  141. oh i love all types of music, it varies depending on my mood but atm i love bye bye beautiful by Nightwish, Symphonic Metal is one of my faves types atm

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  142. I love listening to music so this would be ideal. great review

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  143. oh I love country music best of all and crazy by Pasty Cline is my favorite

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