M U S I N G – My Favourite 50 Songs For 50 Years

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?

Tracey x

7 thoughts on “M U S I N G – My Favourite 50 Songs For 50 Years

    • lizandtracey says:

      I’ll maybe try and do one. People keep telling me it’s not too hard ?! Thanks for popping across and commenting x

  1. Jane says:

    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 ♥️

    • lizandtracey says:

      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

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