Health secretary chooses his desert island discs

Health secretary Alan Johnson treated the nation to a selection of his favourite music at the weekend, when he was interviewed on Desert Island Discs.

Radio Four listeners heard Mr Johnson reveal that he had been a Mod in his teenage years, hence some of the choices below.

Having started his working life as a postman, he admitted that he would rather be the lead singer in a band than Prime Minister.

His desert island discs were as follows – please tell us what you think of Mr Johnson’s choices by leaving your comments.

  • And Your Bird Can Sing, The Beatles
  • You Little Fool, Elvis Costello & the Attractions
  • Friday On My Mind, Easy Beats
  • Drive in Saturday, David Bowie
  • A Man Needs a Maid, Neil Young and the London Symphony Orchestra
  • Adagietto from Mahler’s Symphony No 5 in C Sharp Minor, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Frank Shipway
  • Cityscape Skybaby, Super Furry Animals
  • Beneath The Sun, Halima
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