I was tagged last weekend by the delightful Cupcake Diary to list my personal playlist. This of course needed to be given a lot of thought - this is a topic my friends and I often engage in and I have to say we find it difficult to choose our top songs. Certainly having an ipod helps as the music has been collected over a period of time.
So, on with the list. I have chosen to list my Top 10 by picking out those tunes on my ipod that appeal to me right now, whether it be down to the mood of today or from memories past...
Depeche Mode - It's No Good
Patiently awaiting the announcement of their rescheduled gig that was postponed recetly due to the lead singer's ill health, this band is still top of my list. Although a fairly recent convert to DM within the last three years, I have collected everything they have done and never tire of listening to them. As one of my favourite songs of theirs, it represents perfectly the great industrial and electronic sound that is pure DM.
Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch
Continuing in the electro vibe I so love, this is a great Ladytron anthem. I managed to see them live last year and although the sound system wasn't so great in the club they were playing, I hoped throughout the show that this would be the final tune and I wasn't disappointed.
Joaquin Rodrigo - En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor
I have loved this piece of music for many years after hearing it randomly on the radio. It then appeared in brass format in the British film "Brassed Off". The version I have is from the Cafe del Mar Classics III cd and it really does take you straight to an Ibiza sunset, complete with Spanish guitar.
T-Empo featuring Juliet Roberts - Saturday Night, Sunday Morning
(dance version of the Thelma Houston original)
I was so into the British dance music culture in the early 90's and this takes me right back to dancing in a club at 6am with sunlight streaming through the nightclub window.
Au Revoir Simone - Another Likely Story
The first track from their new album, this fabulous trio make me think of lazy summer days. I can't stop listening to this right now.
Justice - Phantom Pt II
Just one of my favourite feel-good tracks, it doesn't fail to put me in a good mood.
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Pure genius, despite all the other stuff.
Air - Cherry Blossom Girl
Another favourite of mine, this song embodies the Air style, all of their music is so calming to listen to and they remain one of my top band's.
The Presets - This Boy's Love
I simply love this song. I saw the band on tv's coverage of V Festival last year and hunted down the cd, which I think is amazing from start to finish. This song in particular, I find quite haunting.
The Smiths - Sheila Take A Bow
This band was the band from my teenage years and reminds me very much of my best friend at the time, we listened to them constantly. A big believer in fate, I took some of their lyrics from another song Panic - "Dublin, Dundee, Humberside" as the starting point of my application and subsequent attendance to the University of Humberside. Whenever I have big decisions to make, I often look to insignificant "signs" like these to help me decide!
So, you can probably see why it took me a little while to compile this list but I did enjoy taking the trip down memory lane.
I now tag (if they would like to of course):