There’s nothing quite like a list and it’s been a while since I’ve joined in with any linky love. So what better way to get loving than with some groovy tunes. Musical lists can be surprising, sometimes enlightening, your own as much as other people’s.
Kate Takes 5 is breaking her golden rule of five with a music listography of six. But it works. So here’s mine.
1. What was the first song you ever bought?
I’m just SO old now, that I had to do a quick date check. I thought it was this one…
What? I was 14 and desperately in love with Tom Cruise!
But the truth is, I put my pocket money to far better use when I was thirteen and bought this single the year before!
Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?
2. What song always gets you dancing?
It doesn’t usually take much to get my feet tapping – disco, house, a bit of moshing – I’ll dance to them all. A fifties jive beat is guaranteed to get me moving every time though 🙂 You’ll probably catch me singing along too…
Chubby Checker – Let’s Twist Again
3. What song takes you back to your childhood?
This transports me back to my parents’ living room and my mum trying to record Top of The Pops from the TV so we could play musical bumps at my 7th birthday party! Hey, we lived in a different world back then kid!
4.What is your perfect love song?
Mayfair Dad will tell you that love songs are what I listen to most. I say that’s because most songs are written about love in one form or another. This means there should be way too many to choose from, but this one is undoubtedly the best. Genius. Legend. It’s not a song, it’s a symphony.
5. What song would you want at your funeral?
I admit I’ve not given much thought to this before now. So I did a little research and thought of all sorts – Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb, Dire Straits – Why Worry, Visage – Fade to Grey. Then I heard this track for the first time (yes, been rather busy living under a rock for quite some time now!) and frankly, there’s no competition. Funerals are about making people cry right? I mean, you want to offer them support and hope too, but its mainly about moving them to tears (its cathartic). Besides, who wouldn’t want the voice of an angel to see them on to the next life..?
6. Time for the encore. One last song that makes you you.
Madonna – Turn Up The Radio (explicit)
Not because this is an enduring favourite (it’s from her latest album) but because this woman’s music has been the soundtrack to my life, I have more of her albums than any other artist. The lyrics also reflect the fact that I learned all I know about popular music from listening to the radio as I grew up.
I’m more than a little curious to read your lists now. So what are you waiting for? Pop on over to Kate’s to add your linky too and share the lurve.
I did my bronze medal disco dancing exam to Adam Ant!
I totally agree with you about Madonna, she has been a part of my life since first seeing her in that pink wig on Top of the Pops. When I was too young to know what a virgin actually was….
LOL – weren’t we all!
these lists are fascinating – what an broad range of music!
I like the idea of Fade to Grey at a funeral.
Ha I remember writing down the lyrics to ‘Take my breath away’ – via my cassette deck of course!
OMG! Me too! LOL. Did you ever try to record the Top 10 from Radio 1 without the voiceovers too…?
Sigh. You feel old…I remember going to see Top Gun at the cinema with my husband 😦
Yes but you were childhood sweethearts right? So that doesn’t make you any older I’m sure 😉