SecondHandSongs includes a range of cover versions, from those which are hits in their own right to hidden gems, foreign language covers, songs you didn’t realise were covers and more. We also create a new “Cover Chain” each week, where we try to link different cover versions together.
There are also many special themed shows, where all tracks represent a particular theme. Previous themes have included An Audio Rainbow, The Songs of Diane Warren, Musicals, TV Theme Songs, UK Road Trip, Songs With Names in the Title, Stevie Wonder, Foreign Languages, Women of Soul and Awesome Mix vol. 1: Covers Edition.
Hi, I’m Al, aka Al Bear.
I got my radio start at Southampton Hospital Radio before studying Radio Production at University, helping to set up a new student radio station and presenting on local commercial radio in the North West of England.
Cover versions have long been a musical passion of mine, and getting to bring you my favourites and discover new covers through this show is a real delight.
PLEASE NOTE THAT EPISODE 100 WILL BE THE FINAL EPISODE. AFTER A GREAT 2+ YEARS OF CREATING SECONDHANDSONGS WE HAVE TAKEN THE DECISION TO STEP BACK FROM THE SHOW TO FOCUS ON OTHER PROJECTS. ALL 100 EPISODES WILL REMAIN AVAILABLE TO BROADCAST FOR ALL BROADCAST PARTNERS, OLD AND NEW.
SecondHandSongs is a database of originals, cover songs, sampled songs and sampling songs.
It’s an advanced database which stores the data in a reusable and maintainable way, and which is interconnected to many other online databases.
© Bear Cave Studios 2021. SecondHandSongs is used under license from SecondHandSongs.com