Arrrggghhhhh… I was tagged by A Small Hand In Mine to create an infinite playlist... This was soooooo hard. It has literally taken me days to condense my infinite playlist and I still couldn’t get it down to 5, I love so many songs. I’ve had to change the rules ever so slightly. These are still my top songs, on the playlist of my life that I will listen to forever, but I have 7 (my lucky number). These are songs that are special to me for one reason or other... Songs, that no matter my mood or location I will always stop and listen to. Songs that I can’t help but to sing out loud, usually at the embarrassment of others (my voice is beyond terrible)… Songs that I hope my daughter will also love… Songs that make me happy… Ok, enough Rambling... Here is my infinite playlist, as it stood in April 2010…
Queen - Bohemain Rhapsody… This song is not linked to any one particular memory, just every karaoke session I have ever taken part in, including a very drunken one on a college trip to France. I can’t tell you when or why I started liking it, just that for as long as I can remember I have. I know every single word from the ‘scaramouches’ to the ‘bizmillahs’ that some confuse for ‘miss miller’ lol.
Memories - Beenie Man… The opening line “memories, don’t leave like people do, they’ll always remember you, whether things are good or bad, it’s just the memories that you have” absolutely love it, and it is so true. I have so many memories of amazing times and people that nothing or no-one (other then amnesia) can take away. It also reminds me of sneaking into over 18’s clubs at 15 and putting my bus pass in my shoe -lol
Luciano Pavarotti - Nessun Dorma… I can directly relate this back to the World Cup credits of 1990 and the first classical song I ever really liked. It opened my mind and broadened my musical horizons and it still has me transfixed if I hear it now.
Alanis Morisette – Ironic… Pretty much sums my life up… Just a second too late for most things, wishing I had instant replay and wishing hindsight would go to hell… But just when you think it couldn’t get any worse something comes along to turn it all around. I always know it will, so my glass will remain half full ☺ “Life has a funny, funny way… Of helping you out… Helping you out…”
Lauryn Hill – ExFactor… Lauryn Hill at her best. This song will always take me back to bunking off college and sneaking into my cousin’s college where I met MrRamblings, the lyrics make me think of our first stint as a teenage couple and how far we’ve come since then… It also reminds me of how amazingly my cousin sings it and the chilblains goose pimples I get when I hear her.
Buju Banton – Untold Stories… This song was part of the soundtrack to my most amazing 2 months of summer spent in Jamaica in 1995, when I was 15. It was spent with my 2 older cousins and my aunt. It’s almost a coming of age story. 3 teenagers in Jamaica. Beaches, boys, parties, boys, sunshine, boys, bikini’s, boys… And a few more boys lol. It was an amazing summer of fun, frolics, breakups, makeups, tears and tantrums. And the 3 months afterward were spent writing letters that were never replied to… Lol
Bon Jovi – Always… The chorus of this song I dedicate to my mum. I know it’s a love song, but the chorus is beautiful and she deserves it…
“And I will love you, baby – Always… And I'll be there forever and a day – Always… I'll be there till the stars don't shine… Till the heavens burst and The words don't rhyme… And I know when I die, you'll be on my mind… And I'll love you – Always”
Random... I know... But that's just me, lol.
I would like to tag
Josie @Sleep is for the Weak
Rants and Ramblings
Marketing to Milk
to create an infinite playlist :-)