Desert Island Discs is a BBC radio show which originated in 1942. It is "a programme in which a well-known person is asked the question, if you were to be cast away alone on a desert island, which eight gramophone records would you choose to have with you, assuming of course, that you had a gramophone and an inexhaustible supply of needles."


On February 21, 2016, host Kirsty Young interviewed architect Zaha Hadid who answered the question by naming songs by Harry Nilsson ("Everybody's Talkin'"), The Beatles, Simply Red, Bryan Ferry, Adele, Drake, Sam Smith, and Umm Kulthum.


Unfortunately, just over a month later, on March 31, Dame Zaha Hadid died of a heart attack in Miami, Florida.