Bear with me a minute whilst I explain something, I need to take a deep breath
Got that? Feels a bit like “my sister’s boss’ girlfriend’s aunt’s next door neighbour” but I think we got there….
Annnnnnnnnyway as I was saying… The Guardian mentioned a “Six songs of Me” project, trying to find out about “which six songs make you, you”. I loved it so much I thought I would join in.
So here goes
What was the first song you ever bought
Elton John and Kiki Dee — Don’t go breaking my heart. Released in 1976 and I still know all the words!
What song always gets you dancing
Bon Jovi — Living on a prayer. There have been a few weddings of people I used to work with recently and at these weddings are a core of Irish nutters, or the Moyles family as they are more commonly known. They are huge Bon Jovi fans and regularly go to their concerts. When this song gets played it is the law to all get up and dance. Those first few bars are the signal to put your drink down and GET DANCING. NOW
What song takes you back to your childhood
Smalltown Boy — Bronski Beat. There are actually so many, all from the mid to late eighties. But that one really reminds me of then. Of being 15 and when I passed my test and had my first car this was the cassette I had on constantly in my car.
What is your perfect love song?
Wonderwall — Oasis. Just a brilliant song and I remember when Mr B and I first met one of our first dates was seeing Oasis in Finsbury Park. This just reminds me of then and how Mr B IS my Wonderwall
What song would you want at your funeral?
It’s the end of the world — REM. Well because it is for me. And the lyrics will be on all the chairs and people will be asked to sing. But also I want to be cremated to the Countdown music. You know the bit…. as it counts down the curtain closes. Do de do de do de do de do doooooooo
Time for the encore, one last song that makes you, you?
Got to be Fat Bottomed Girls — Queen. Especially when Freddie sings about being a naughty nanny. That was my first job and my nickname at school was Granny because I always looked after people. And I like to think that actually it is fat bottomed girls that make the rocking world go round, not skinny minnies.
So there you go. The songs that make me, me.
What would yours be?