Nick Grimshaw with pal Kate Moss

Nick Grimshaw with pal Kate Moss

1) The Notorious BIG – Mo Money Mo Problems

"This is a song I’ll never tire of. I remember it being huge when I was at school and it still sounds so exciting when you’re out."
2) N*E*R*D – Lapdance

"This will make everybody dance in a really crude way and make everyone feel like they’re strippers, which I think would be a nice feeling at 3am."

Nick on the decks
3) Oliver $ & Jimi Jules – Pushing On

"The clue is in the title and when it gets late you really need to power on through. This track was a really big track for me this year in Ibiza and on the R1 Breakfast Show."
4) Missy Elliott – 4 My People (Basement Jaxx Remix)

"I adore Missy Elliott, I think she’s one of the most important pop and rap stars we have – she’s completely creative, completely free and completely ground breaking. This remix takes it to a new dance-y level."

On his way to the Jonathan Ross Halloween party with Kate Moss
5) Ten Walls – Walking With Elephants

"This is a song initially I didn’t like because of the horrible tuba noise, but after going to Ibiza and hearing it and every DJ in the world playing it, I’m finally sold. It’s now one of my favourite tracks of the year."
6) Julio Bashmore – Peppermint

Julio is a really great producer and this features the vocals of Jessie Ware. Jessie and Julio really complement each other. The lyrics of the track include “I’m hot for you….” which are sexy and fun to hear on a big night out.

With Harry Styles
7) Disclosure – F For You

"One of my favourites of the year – I never stop listening to the Disclosure album Settle. I’ve been a fan of Disclosure for a couple of years now but I think F For You with Mary J Blige is a highlight."
8) SecondCity – I Wanna Feel

"This is one of my favourite songs. We’ve pretty much played it every day this year on the radio – I also play this in my car, when I go to the gym and when I go out – it's a track which simply cannot fail!

Nick with Rita Ora

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By Lucy Pavia / @lucypavia