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Hear Yvonne Shelton's top ten tunes

Yvonne Shelton, who has sung with Puff Daddy, The Spice Girls, George Michael and loads more, selects a funky, soulful playlist of classics

Published on August 20th 2009.


Hear Yvonne Shelton's top ten tunes

Tell us about yourself
I am a director of Longsight Youth Arts Project and sing with Soulful Voices, Urban Voice, Heather Small and M People as well as delivering vocal workshops around the UK. I have sung lead and backing vocals, on record and on tour, with: Evolution (lead vocalist, tours and chart singles), Oleta Adams, The Beautiful South, Simply Red, Gabriel, Cleopatra, Loveland, George Michael, Faith Evans, Puff Daddy, Take That, Foreigner, Patti LaBelle and The Spice Girls, amongst others.

What types of music do you like?
Gospel, soul, funk, dance and jazz.

What songs means the most to you and why?
Songs that can uplift me and touch me.

What are your top ten favourite songs?

  1. ‘Oh Happy Day’ by Edwin Hawkins/Aretha Franklin
  2. ‘What is This?’ by Walter Hawkins and the Hawkins Family
  3. 'Got to Get You Into My Life’ by Earth, Wind & Fire
  4. ‘Never Miss the Water’ by Chaka Khan
  5. ‘We Can Work it Out’ by Stevie Wonder
  6. ‘Flashlight’ by Parliament
  7. I’m Every Woman’ by Whitney Houston
  8. ‘Should've Known Better’ by Mica Paris
  9. ‘Gettin' in the Way’ by Jill Scott
  10. ‘Brown Sugar’ by D’Angelo
Listen to the playlist here

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5 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

EditorialAugust 20th 2009.

Corrected. Thanks Rosie.

'Morning ManConersAugust 20th 2009.

What's up with you lot? Why hasn't anybody slated her choices or launched a scathing personal attack yet?

annie oAugust 20th 2009.

..and Yvonne one of my all time favourites has to be hearing YOU singing 'Oh Happy Day' !

rosieAugust 20th 2009.

who has sang?????????????

CasAugust 20th 2009.

Because she is a great choice to do this. Not some model's under achieving sister or a pr 'guru' - someone in music. And she isn't attempting to sound cool or condescend the mainstream in explaining her choices.

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