The BBC has defended its decision to play Sir Cliff Richard's new single, which is inspired by his privacy case against the broadcasting company.
Sir Cliff told Radio 2 that his new single 'Rise Up' represented "bad times", which ultimately ended with the singer being awarded £210,000 in damages from the BBC.
The track was released just one month after he won a court against the BBC, following a televised raid on his home over sexual assault allegations a few years ago.
Despite the inspiration behind the song, a Radio 2 spokesperson said: "The BBC has often featured Cliff Richard's music throughout his career and nothing has changed.
"Radio 2 premiered Cliff's new record as we thought that our audience would like to hear it."
Rise Up features the lyrics: "They're never gonna break me down, they're never gonna take me down, they know I'm gonna rise up feeling stronger."
The singer had claimed that the raid in August 2014 was a "serious invasion" of privacy, and judge Mr Justice Mann said that the broadcaster had invaded Richard's privacy in a "serious and sensationalist way".
"Sir Cliff had privacy rights and the BBC infringed those rights without justification," the judge told the court ( The Mirror).
The singer was never arrested or charged over the historic allegations, and South Yorkshire Police had earlier agreed to pay £400,000 after settling a claim he brought against the force.