Hey how are you all ?
I had this idea; seeing as I love my music I thought it might be fun to compile my favourite 50 songs to celebrate 50 years on the planet . Its a few days late but whose counting [ hopefully nobody as at the last count there were 52 songs !]
I have a few firm favourites , I am sure most people wouldn’t be surprised to see Blondie , Fleetwood Mac or David Bowie on there … but the others were harder to pick. I’d forgotten how many good tunes there are out there. I’ve uhmmed and arrhhhed, chopped and changed and wittled it down to these 50.
If I’d have had a big 50th celebration party. If I’d had a night out even [ bloody tier 3 life] these are the tunes I would have wanted to be listening to, dancing to, cavorting too at some point during the night … I did manage a sing and a dance on my birthday but let’s be honest partying with friends is much more fun! Mollie Dog as much as I love her can’t quite master the air guitar !
Let me know what you think . They are listed in no particular order but I am starting with my absolute favourite .
I give you the soundtrack to my life
BLONDIE – Heart of Glass
DAVID BOWIE – Ziggy Stardust
FLEETWOOD MAC – Landslide
ROXY MUSIC – Same Old Scene
PLAYER – Baby Come Back
DEACON BLUE – Chocolate Girl
ROBIN S – Show Me Love
WET, WET, WET – Angel Eyes
KILLERS – Mr Brightside
JOCELYN BROWN – Somebody Else’s Guy
URGE OVERKILL – Girl You’ll Be A Woman Soon
CHERYL LYNN – Got To Be Real
BONNIE TYLER – Total Eclipse
GUNS N ROSES – November Rain
BARRY MANILOW – I Write The Songs
DEF LEPPARD – Animal
ALEXANDER O’NEILL – If You Were Here Tonight
WILSON PHILIP – Hold On
GO GO DOLLS – Iris
NEIL DIAMOND – I am, I Said
GROVE JET – Why Does It Feel So Good
MAGIC NUMBERS – Forever Lost
BROTHER BEYOND – The Harder I Try
MAROON FIVE – Sugar
OASIS – Masterplan
OCEAN COLOUR SCENE – The Circle
CURE – Friday I’m In Love
ARCTIC MONKEYS – Mardi Bum
ABBA – The Name Of The Game
PREFAB SPROUT – King Of Rock N Roll
THE ELGINS – Heaven Must Have Sent You
THE JAM – Down At The Tube Station At Maidnight
WHITE SNAKE – Is This Love
GEORGE MICHEAL – One More Try
VAN MORRISON – Brown Eyed Girl
NIRVANA – Smells Like Teen Spirit
KENNY ROGERS – She Believes in Me
ALISON MOYET – Invisible
BOY MEETS GIRL – Waiting For A Star To Fall
DONNA SUMMERS – Last Dance
KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND – Give It Up
PHIL OAKEY + GIORGIO MORODER – Electric Dreams
TOM PETTY – Free Falling
MADONNA – Borderline
BARRY WHITE – Your My First, My Last, My Everything
FAITHLESS – I Can’t Get No Sleep / Insomnia
PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION – When Doves Cry
STAR SHIP – Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now
AEROSMITH – Pink
BEATLES – Something
CHRIS FARLOW – Out Of Time
ELVIS – American Trilogy
What do you think … are any of your favourites in there ?
I’m sure I’ll have missed some corkers off, but I have really enjoyed compiling and putting it together. [Somebody mentioned putting it on Spotify but I’m a techno phob and wouldn’t know where to start !]
Listening to some of these songs I’ve been transported right back to my childhood; Sunday afternoons snuggled up, full to the brim of Sunday Roast on the settee next to my mum. We would listen to Country music with my Grandma who sat in the posh chair – like the queen – and sang along. Sadly both wonderful ladies are no longer with us …
To the school disco and my arkward teenage years. To coming home, feeling sorry for myself when the boy I ‘fancied’ didn’t feel the same way [ again ] – I would stick some Alexander on and cry myself to sleep . I recall this happened quite a lot!
To Isabella’s and Josephine’s the legendary Sheffield nightclubs where I have had some of the best and most drunken , lary , fun nights of my life .
To memories of various girls holidays and weekends away. Always so many stories …but what goes on tour stays on tour .
To happy, happy memories of dance offs in the kitchen with my Mum and my brother.
I could go on …
I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it again … I’m like a broken record … but music makes everything better . Music says things in a way like no other, it evokes memories and precious moments .
I couldn’t live without it, how about you?
11 thoughts on “M U S I N G – My Favourite 50 Songs For 50 Years”
Hi Tracey, I’ve just come across you on Twitter and followed.
5 minutes in and I’m addicted. I love your style, your blogs and your tunes.
You really speak to me and for me and the best of all we are both from Sheffield.
So glad I found you and your musings. Please keep it up.
Thankyiu do much that’s made my day ! Xc
Nicely done! I need to make a list like this to school my teen daughters on music 1970-2010.
Great list! I agree with the Spotify suggestion!
Where is Billy Ocean!
He was on there but got chopped near the end. ‘Red Light’ would have been on there had I had 10 more x
Brilliantly written and all great tunes, you do need to do a spotify list!
I’ll maybe try and do one. People keep telling me it’s not too hard ?! Thanks for popping across and commenting x
Get them on Spotify! Great songs on your list – looks a lot like my Spotify car playlist! love to hear my 11 & 12 year old singing along to songs I listened to when I was their age ♥️
That’s great isn’t it. I’m bias but I swear music was better ‘ back in the day ‘
Thankyou for popping across and taking the time to comment x
Oh you definitely should put together a playlist on Spotify, Tracey. What a great list!