On bbc radio 2’s morning show, there’s a slot called “the tracks of my years” in which a noted famous person, picks 2 tracks each weekday and explains why they are important to them.
I know I am neither noted, nor famous, but thought it would be fun to think about!
- Fairground Attraction, Perfect
The first music video I clearly remember, and I love the words and the power of Eddie Reader’s voice
- Biily Joel, Innocent Man
Oh, summer holidays in France singing along with my mum who changed “man” to her name and we sung about my dad leaving. Lovely memories and cathartic singing.
- Spice Girls, Stop
Memories of me and my brother bopping round my bedroom with lollipop microphones trying to copy the dance routine we saw on Christmas Top of the Pops.
- Carly Simon, Coming around again (album version + small children singing incy wincy spider)
Memories of mum and dad playing the tape and the whole family singing along in the car. More recently I’ve noticed the lyrics and I love them.
- The Beatles, I wanna Hold your hand
Mum and I harmonising along to the CD.
- Train, Marry Me
The track that I walked down the aisle in for my wedding.
- Take That, Greatest Day
The music we walked out of our wedding as husband and wife, with gorgeousstepson holding our hands with a big grin (the promise of cake…)
- Carly Simon, Nobody does it better
First dance at the wedding.
- Bananarama, Robert De Niro’s waiting
Brother’s favourite childhood band. Memories of hearing this song blaring out of his bright blue ghetto blaster in his room.
- Paul McCartney and Wings, Band on the Run
One of the songs my parents loved that just takes me back to holidays, car journeys, and family holidays.
What are the special songs in your life?
PS – the tracks that didn’t quite make it:
Cliff Richard – stronger than that (had a real pash on him when I was little)
Kylie Minogue – je ne sais pas pour quoi (first album -on tape- that I saved up for and bought)
Alanis Morissette – one hand in my pocket (album bought on a whim after hearing this song once and I loved the album)
The Feeling – Love it when you call (reminds me of when I first took up knitting seriously after University)
The Corrs – Talk on Corrners album (bought with first wages packet from Saturday job)
Deacon Blue – when will you make my phone ring? (hubby wrote it ot me in a text after a minor disagreement when we were dating)
Stevie Wonder – Superstition (Hubby made a video of him playing it for me on our first valentine’s day dating)
The Nolans – I’m in the Mood (Love love LOVE this song)
Lissie – when I’m alone with you (song played constantly on the radio as I set up my first ever classroom)
Kelly Clarkson – Beacuse of you (sang it “at” my dad mentally)
Whitney Houston – I learned from the best (sang it “at” my dad mentally)
The cure – lovecats (reminds me of partynights at the bar I worked in)
there are so many more…….