You all know I started a new job at the end of last year, well, I’ve only recently got to know one of my male work colleagues there – for privacy, I’m not gonna name but he’s got a great taste in music – mega important.
Listening to music at work all the time, I started to get a bit bored of music *shock, horror*. My ears could only take so much Foo Fighters and Kings of Leon basically, mixed with a bit of metal/indie. I needed something new or something old.
Something old happened. After having a chat with this guy, we realised we both have pretty similar taste. Predictably, we both like The Smiths and Joy Division but we also agreed on The Strokes new album being rather exciting, Oasis producing the greatest ‘sing-a-long’ Wonderwall and Radiohead being a little overrated.
Coinciding with this I started watching ‘My Mad Fat Diary’ on E4 (gosh, it seems that all I do is watch TV – false). It is set in the 90s and the whole soundtrack is brilliant. It reminded me of being in school with no cares in the world and having the world before me. I love how music can do this, have the ability to take you to another point in your life, just after one song. It’s my favourite reason to listen to music.
So, I thought I’d compile a list of 14 songs I have had on repeat from the past two weeks:
1. The Strokes – Someday. A song that is always guaranteed to get me thinking about summer, driving in a car down a beach/country road – shades on, big smiles.
2. Bruce Springsteen – Hungry Heart. Only just getting into ‘The Boss’ but he is changing my life, slowly. Great showman and this song makes me dance.
3. The Troggs – With a girl like you. Why can’t somebody sing this to me?…
4. The Black Keys – Lonely Boy. Since this came out, I have hated it – until now. Now, it is THE song that gets stuck in my head. The chorus is genius and not bad live either.
5. The Cure – Friday I’m in Love. Another band I’m getting used to but worth it so far.
6. Pulp – Disco 2000. Ok, so, I thought Cocker would be naff live. He wasn’t.
7. The Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats. Not much of a fun but this song ain’t half catchy.
8. Everything But The Girl – Missing. Rediscovered this last year but I’ve since been reminded. Memories of singing this in long car journeys in my childhood.
9. Mazzy Star – Fade Into You. New favourite song.
10. Radiohead – High and Dry. Till last week, I thought this was a Jamie Cullum song. Horribly wrong.
11. Dodgy – In a room. One of the albums of my childhood but never really knew till last year, this is one of my favourites.
12. The Bluetones – Slight Return. I was so happy when rediscovering this, I cried. Yes, I deserve a slap.
13. Bob Marley & the Wailers – Is this love. My parent’s house with a few drinks and a load of friends at about 1am.
14. Oasis – Wonderwall. I avoid this song like the plague normally because it is over played. Heard it the other day and haven’t stopped.