I love music. When I was a teenager I had a bright yellow double tape deck and radio. I spent Sunday afternoon’s listening to the chart show on Radio One with my finger hovering over the record button. Now I have outgrown Radio One (I’m officially old now but I couldn’t kid myself any longer) and Sunday afternoons are spent child wrangling but I still love to listen to music.
So I give you my top ten songs (for today, I am fickle and may change my mind tomorrow).
1.Fast Car by Tracy Chapman. I love Tracy Chapman and this is a top tune.
2. Under The Bridge by The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. A band I am absolutely desperate to see live and a song I currently have as my ring tone. As someone who’s life has been affected by addiction this song touches me. I do not like the All Saints version because I think it loses all depth.
3.Morning Song by Jewel. Jewel is an American folk singer and if you haven’t heard her stuff you should. Morning Song takes me back to the early days with my husband , spending long lazy mornings in bed just enjoying each others company. Bliss.
4.Kooks by David Bowie. When all my friends were in love with the New Kids On The Block I was obsessed with David Bowie. Unlike my friends my love for his music has endured my growing up. Kooks is my favourite of his because it makes me think of time spent with my Dad as a child. He was unpredictable and a little crazy and we did “throw the homework on the fire and take the car down town’.
5.She’s Electric by Oasis. I am from a family full of eccentrics, perhaps I’m electric?
6.Slight Return by The BLuetones. Makes me think of my first love as he put it on a mix tape for me.
7. The Waitress by Tori Amos.
8.Creep by Radiohead. I’m sure I’m about 15 years too old to relate to this song but I do, not every day any more but on the bad days.
9.Common People by Pulp. I saw Pulp live before they became huge. It was a pretty small venue and a pretty intimate gig. They were brilliant !
10.The Way It Goes by Gillian Welch. My husband discovered this fabulous folk singer on You Tube. This song helped me channel my feelings throughout my recent hospital stay for post natal depression.
There you have it, todays top ten songs. I open it up to you readers. Tell me about your favourite song and why you love. I love discovering new music so let me in on your playlists.
Some great choices there, particularly RHCP and Radiohead. A word of warning though, the Chilis were wonderful when I saw them live in 1999, but even then had stopped playing Under the Bridge.
If you want to try something new (though you may already know of him) give Buck 65 a go, one of my favourite artists, though potentially a bit “Marmite”!
Thanks, not heard of him but will check him out. I feel some new music coming my way.
National Express by The Divine Comedy is the song I’m going to do the Quickstep to when I’m on Strictly (must remember to become famous first). Morning Song by Jewel was the first dance at our wedding
Look forward to seeing you on strictly, I’m not familiar with The Divine Comedy, perhaps you could play me some.
Oh lord. I need to come and spend a day with you listening to all of these. Awesome choices!
Thanks, let’s do it.
I love love The Waitress!
I would like to recomend you something swedish; Laleh. She is a 30 year old woman with with a very special voice and music. She have even made moviemusic. I love to listen to her. A special woman just like you.
Thanks, I will check her out.
I love music too!
Thanks for sharing your top 10, I went off to Spotify and looked up Jewel and love her already!.
I decided to post my top 10, have a look if you want:
cool, sharing moving is great. I will check out your post now.
Kooks is one of my favourites too. Heart-meltingly lovely. Great choices.
Thanks, I actually love the whole Hunky Dory album, it was the soundtrack to my teens.
The one thing that grounds my personal sanity more than anything else is swimming. And my internal swimming soundtrack is She’s Electric on a constant loop (even when I’ve got the waterproof mp3 player blaring Meatloaf at me). So that song alone is pretty much the soundrack to my mental health.
(And I don’t have a sister, blistered hand or not)